Commavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 10190 posts, RR: 62 Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3589 times:
I would say that JFK and MIA have a 100% chance of seeing the A380 -- there is no way that behemoth won't be landing at those two airports soon after it hits the skies. AF and LH have already said that JFK will definitely see the plane, and several other future A380 operators have said MIA will also see the plane. Other than those two, which I regard as definites, I would say IAD -- eventually -- has about a 60% chance, but I say eventually because it may take time for IAD to mature enough as a market to be able to sustain such a huge plane on a regular basis, presumably to a European hub with a European airline doing the A380 flying there. BOS has a smaller chance, perhaps 25%, of seeing the plane, and I say this because that is already a highly matured transatlantic market that, unlike IAD, has less of a chance of future demand growth to Europe beyond more specialized flying to smaller markets (i.e., AA 757s to GLA, EDI, DUB, etc.).
Zippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 4724 posts, RR: 13 Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3396 times:
Concourse J at MIA is being built specifically for the Star Alliance carriers. Who are big Airbus customers. So, as one can count on plenty of hot young women with tight athletic bodys wearing less and less, the uber jumbo 380 will be pulling up to a Jetway at MIA's concourse J!
SLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 3861 posts, RR: 11 Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3346 times:
NYC-JFK & EWR will see some, but the west coast airports of LAX and SFO will likely see the most traffic of A380's, since trans-Pacific routes will likely more utilize this airframe. DEN is equipped for it with a 16,000' runway for max payload departures, but it may not see many.
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UA933 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 220 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3110 times:
IAD has a good chance because UA operates 3 daily flights (744,772,763) and LH operates 2 daily flights (744,333 or 343) to FRA so the capacity exists. The interesting question however is what UAs reaction is going to be like.
B742 From UK - England, joined Mar 2005, 3760 posts, RR: 21 Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2870 times:
I thnk the following airports could possibly receive the A380...
JFK - Emirates, Lufthansa, Air France, Virgin Atlantic, Singapore Airlines, Qantas
EWR - Virgin Atlantic, Air France, Lufthansa
MCO - Virgin Atlantic
MIA - Air France, Virgin Atlantic
IAD - Perhaps Lufthansa
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31117 posts, RR: 74 Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2870 times:
Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 22): MCO has it plastered all over their website that they are already "A380 Ready." VS may not have confirmed anything yet but Orlando appears to be lobbying for the whalejet.
Yes, but the fact remains that Virgin will be basing their A380s in Heathrow in a premium configuration, not a high-density configuration from Gatwick. They won't be flying them to MCO unless they change those plans.
25 SLCUT2777: In high altitude airports like DEN & SLC runway length can be a BIG issue during the summer months. But gates and taxiways are the big reason ATL won
26 Burnsie28: Denver now has a 16,000 x 200 foot runway, i dont think that is an issue.
27 SLCUT2777: High altitude airports need a long runway for a fully laiden wide-body or jumbo to effectively take-off without weight restrictions. Denver's 16k' x
28 DeltaGator: I'm just saying that MCO is lobbying for the whalejet and they say they are ready for it. VS would make more money with an LHR based premium bird ver
29 Cloud4000: The only carriers I can see flying into BOS with 380 are AF and LH, who, in the summer, can replace their 2x daily flights, to CDG and FRA respective
30 Airbazar: You won't see a passenger A380 flying regularly into BOS any time soon however I wouldn't rule out a substitute every once in a while. Even though the
31 Chase: I heard at one point that in addition to the FedEx possibilities (which the alway-accurate Star overstated), IND is the official A380 diversion airpor
32 AADC10: This has been discussed before but DEN could easily modify a gate to accomodate an A380. They are not in any hurry to do so because they have been ha
33 CXA330300: I'd add Korean Air...........they run two relatively profitable 744s to ICN each day.
34 Ups757: The runways at SMF are only 8600'. The runways at MHR are cloes to 12000'. I do not think SMF will see an A380 from UPS, maybe at MHR.
35 Gigneil: I think the poster meant to say SDF for UPS. N
36 N1120A: The 16,000 foot runway at DEN was not built for the A380. It was built to allow a 648,000 pound 772ER fly non-stop, unrestricted, year-round to NRT.
37 ChrisNH: Where's all this BOS enthusiasm coming from? I can't see how or why either FedEx or UPS would fly the A380 into Logan. There's not THAT much freight g
38 Zeke: Should still be able to takeoff with 560t off that runway, 530t off the 12000ft runways assuming ISA+15.
39 DLKAPA: DEN also has wide enough taxiways. I thought the gate LH uses on the A concourse is A380 ready? Not that we'll see much pax A380 for awhile, but the
40 RJ111: It's worth remembering that there's quite a narrow opportunity to fly US east coast to Western Europe due to the time zones, thus increasing frequency