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Smallest City/airport W/ Widebody Service?  
User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2553 times:

I was on startup airline Oneida Air's website, and they claim to be gearing up for 763 service to the Caribbean out of Hancock Field, Syracuse. That's a little airport, and little city for such a large plane. Any other small cities with passenger widebody service?


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User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

Delta flies a 767-300ER into Hartford, CT from JFK, complete with
a BusinessElite section. This flight is timed to connect at JFK with
flights bound for Europe and India.



User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

Nuremburg, Germany (NUE) also sees charter widebodies, I think, and it's tiny.


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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2372 times:

Maui, Hawaii (OGG) has only a 7,000 foot runway but sees 763s, 777s, D10s, and L-1011's from the mainland. In addition to smaller 757s from the mainland and DC-9s and 737s from the interisland carriers.


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User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

I have seen a couple of times a Tower 747 at Ft. Smith Regional, Arkansas. I don't know what the length is on that runway, but I can imagine that it would be pretty hard to land and take off on it in a 747. Do any of you know why this plane would have been there and how long the runway is at Ft. Smith? I know that the airport shares the runway with Ft. Smith Army Base and I see military aircraft take off from there a lot. Therefore, it might have been a military charter. Pretty funny think to see though. The 747 was longer and bigger than the actual airport terminal. Also, at Hartford, Delta used to fly an L-1011 from there to Orlando daily I believe.

User currently offlineKindalazy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

In February, I vacationed on the small Caribbean island of Bonaire, where I was amazed to see a KLM 747 land at the small airport. There is a single runway and no taxiway. All planes have to do a 180 degree turn at end of runway and travel on the runway back to the small terminal. Quite a sight, and of course the 747 dwarfed the terminal! I was told KLM ran one flight per week from Amsterdam nonstop to Bonaire......

User currently offlineBoeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 952 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

These British people love coming to Disney World and use this small(er) airport, although sporting a 9,000 foot runway, @ Sanford Regional:


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User currently offlineJohn From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

SXM, STT, and GCM all see wide bodies on a regular basis. The runways at these carribean airports are just 7000ft, with SXM served by 747s from AF and KL, a couple of times a week.

User currently offlineDsmav8r From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

UAL used to fly DC-10's into Omaha and Colorado Springs a few years back.

Also, DL flies 763's into JAX which is moderately small airport.



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User currently offlineDeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

Well, If we say JAX is a small airport being served by 763's, then we can say PBI and RSW are also served by 763's. Both PBI and RSW are smaller than JAX.

User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2284 times:

St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada has service many times a week with a Canadian 767-300ER going Halifax-St. John's-London LHR. It is a small city in comparison with others mentioned. Also, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada has chartered A330-200 widebody service in the winter to Honolulu.


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User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2289 times:

How about Whitehorse, Yukon Territory in Canada's northwest? Whitehorse's only about 26,000 people, and yet there charters operating widebodies there during the summer! Balair and Condor with 767-300s, Air Transat with A330s. YXY get these widebodies because the North is very popular with European tourists, especially Germans. Remember the topic "Air Transat...Insanity or Poor Business Sence!" posted only a couple of days ago by C-GAGN?

User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6520 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

Delta flies 767's and 763's into New Orleans, which isn't that big. MSY has something like 35 gates, spread out over 4 concourses. Plans are in the works to add a few more gates. MSY's two runways are 7000ft. and 10080ft., respectively.

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User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3225 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

Yes indeed. Most Caribbean airports are small by international standards and, due to the heavy tourist traffic, they receive frequent widebody service. I think that TAB takes the cake for the smallest; though its 9000 foot runway is longer than that of SXM, GCM, ANU and others, its terminal is smaller than most. The widebodies which park there dwarf the building and disembarking passengers form long lines onto the tarmac as the Immigration area is small. Widebody service is provided by BA 777-200s, jmc DC-10-30s and Condor 767-300ERs. Each type flies in twice weekly. BWIA used to fly its TriStars into TAB but has discontinued the FRA route on which TAB was a stopover.

Other examples include ANU with BA 747s, Virgin 747s, BW Tristars and others, UVF with the same types plus JM A310s and GND with BA 777. Condor and jmc also serve these ports.

 
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User currently offlineTripple7 From Netherlands, joined Aug 1999, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

Indeed, Carribean airports see probably the most widebodies compared to their size.

I always love the pictures from St. Maarten. They are famous for the approaches of these giant 747s of KLM, Corsair and Air France.

Unfortunately KLM does not serve SXM anymore with 747s. but a MD 11 looks quite impressive too.

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User currently offlineFrequence plus From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 108 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2233 times:

Those are great pics from Saint Maarten.
Thanks Tripple 7.
My mother is a frequent visitor to the island and she has seen these wide bodies coming in so close, she said you can practically reach out and touch them (kids don't try that at home...)

How many public places in the world are there(eg. park or beach) where one can see heavies on final, seconds before landing?


User currently offlineExpex From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2207 times:

Manchester, NH (MHT) occassionally will see a US Airways 767 when loads are high. But FedEx brings in a A-310 and UPS a 767 on a regular, daily basis. I should mention that this is a great airport to go planespotting.


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User currently offlineStar321 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2180 times:

Could you please give me the URL of Oneida Air's website? Thanks!

User currently offlineExpex From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2166 times:

Star321: Couldn't find a website anywhere for this Oneida Air but here's a site where there are a lot of people doubting the existance of this startup or it's chances for even starting. Good luck on your research

http://network54.com/Hide/Forum/33101



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User currently offlineBacardi182 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2159 times:

how about fargo, north dakota?

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but i suppose that most of these flights are diversions and not schedualed...


User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1413 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (14 years 1 month 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

I spend most of the year in the Syracuse, NY area, and have seen little or no evidence of this Oneida Air- plus with the current Oneida Indian land claims and the lawsuits, I doubt an airline named after this tribe would be very popular in the SYR region!


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