OzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5558 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks ago) and read 5577 times:
Please correct me if I'm wrong but I believe Hawaiian Airlines built the airport at Kapalua specifically for thier Dash-8 operations in the 80's. They have since sold it to the state of Hawaii.
I think in the US the days of airlines owning thier own terminals are almost over. Too many airports have been burned by mergers and bankruptcies. Most airports are also rethinking the longterm lease on gates as well.
Next Up: STL-OMA-STL. Just a day trip and one more state off my list.
Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2735 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5531 times:
At almost any hub, an airline will have complete control over at least one terminal, if not more than one. For example, CO has all of C in EWR (and five gates in A), B, C, part of D, and E in IAH, and C and D in CLE. Often times, a hub airline will spend great sums of money to improve or build terminals, so they often end up very close to the airport authority - for example, I know that CO has a lot of clout with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that runs EWR because they paid to build C-3 and have almost half of all the traffic at EWR.
OzLAME From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5411 times:
I can think of two cases here. Aeropelican own their own airport at Belmont, south of Newcastle, NSW. They fly in and out with DH(C)-6s. Hazelton Airlines had their own airport (for at least 25 years) at the town of Cudal, near Orange, NSW. After Hazelton was folded into Regional Express, they shut down the maintenance operation there a couple of years ago and moved out. I believe Hazelton Ag. Services still operates the airport, but of course that isn't an airline.
Monty Python's Flying Circus has nothing to do with aviation, except perhaps for Management personnel.
Dstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1584 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5379 times:
Ireland also has an airport, built by, and owned by an airline.
Even more amazing, it is for the handling of BN Islander services only, to the Aran Islands, and the airline is Aer Arann, more correctly its holding company.
Several years back they had a row with Galway Airport, built their own small field much closer to the Aran Islands on the other side of Galway, and moved their flights to /from the three Aran Islands to this field. Galway is the only city in the Irish Republic with two airports, offering commercial service, even though both are tiny by international standards.
Aer Arann serve both "Galway Airports" now, since returning to the other with ATR 42 & 72 services to Dublin.