2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3659 times:
Given the demand for international arriving slots @ EWR and JFK;
Is it feasible for ISP, HPN or SWF to have a full US Inmigration + Customs facility?
Should PHL and/or BDL start to be considered serious alternate airports for international service for the NY/NJ/CT metro area?
OzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5333 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3621 times:
ISP/HPN have runways too short for such ops. SWF is a remote possibility, but until a US LCC goes into SWF with a decent level of service and stimulates traffic and SWF awareness it ain't gonna happen.
2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3566 times:
Could a B737NG or A320 type aircraft to/from the Caribbean/Mexico Eire/Scotland take-off/land in "short" runways like HPN or ISP or not?
Sure DUB, SNN, BFS, PIK, ABZ, EDI > HPN, ISP is pushing the range of those aircraft too far!
Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 1): ISP/HPN have runways too short for such ops. SWF is a remote possibility, but until a US LCC goes into SWF with a decent level of service and stimulates traffic and SWF awareness it ain't gonna happen
Does LGA has a US Federal Inspection Facility like EWR or JFK?
Are those London passengers go thru US inmigration and customs before landing @ LGA?
Some domestic US airports do get international flights that have pre-cleared customs in their origin airports (Canadian airports, Bermuda, Nassau, Freeport and Aruba).
Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2708 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3518 times:
There are no FIS facilities at LGA - all of the international flights that arrive there are precleared at their destinations - BDA, STT, Canada, etc. all have US preclearance facilities. The only transatlantic destination that could go to LGA is DUB or SNN, as they're the only European cities with US FIS facilities.
FlyIGuy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3472 times:
" ISP/HPN have runways too short for such ops. SWF is a remote possibility, but until a US LCC goes into SWF with a decent level of service and stimulates traffic and SWF awareness it ain't gonna happen. "
SWF does have LCC service from IAD with Independence Air.
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Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3415 times:
Apart from a few select cases (such as LHR), international traffic is rarely to blame for the traffic problems at major airports. It is my opinion, therefore, that international traffic need not be penalized, ie in terms of diverting it away from airlines' preferred airports. Think O'Hare--if hundreds of RJs to Moline and South Bend and the like are the problem, why make a London-bound 747 land at Gary, or (god forbid) Peotone?
While I don't think "alternate" airports in the NYC area (which does not by any means include PHL or BDL) should be considered for diverting international traffic, I do believe that in some cases secondary regional markets (BDL again, for instance, or SAN) have enough traffic to support international service that is currently being "routed" through another, larger airport. In other words, if we ever see a flight from BDL to London, it's going to be because a market actually exists at BDL, not because JFK needs to alleviate congestion.
Texan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4302 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3402 times:
HPN is not an option because the local government has regulated a maximum number of passengers/hour, not to mention the short runways. BDL could probably support intercontinental flights to 2 or 3 EU gateways. It would be interesting if an airport with long runways were to be built in southern Connecticut, either between Bridgeport and New Haven or between Bridgeport and Stamford. If such an airport existed, it could generate a fair amount of traffic both domestically and internationally.
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Uswyjer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3223 times:
BDL does have a brand new FIS facility with 1 current jetway, and a door for another. I believe the only carriers using it right now are our weekend charters: USA3000, North American, etc... There were a couple local businessmen a few years ago who were putting together a small airline to run 757s from BDL-Stansted, I think the working name was AtlanticJet; not sure if that project is still in the works or not.