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Which Asian Airport Will Come Out On Top?  
User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

Any ideas/opinions? There's an airport building boom in Asia, with Hong Kong, Kuala Lumper, Osaka, Seoul and other cities building huge, state of the art airports. Which one(s) will come out a winner? I think it's quite safe to rule of Kansai for obvious reasons. I have to say new Seoul (Inchon) airport will do well if its dominant tenants (Korean and Asiana) take advantage of its strategic location.

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User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2191 times:

I do guess it will be the new Shanghai airport, since in the past 10-15 years the world saw a huge Chinese domination and everyone wants to favour the Chinese.

User currently offlineChiawei From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 947 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2185 times:

I think only CLK would have the possibility to be one of the top airport in Asia.

I believe the second would be Shanghai's new Pudong airport.

Shanghai is about 1 hour away by car from China's biggest industry park. China will be one the bigger economic power, therefore Pudong will probably become the biggest of the Asian Airport.


User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2178 times:

I'm going to have to go with Inchon, as well.

Narita and Kansai are good choices, however they are both packed (NRT especially), and have extremely high landing fees.

Hong Kong has high landing fees as well (not as high as Japan, though), and is out of range for most flights wanting to carry any payload from points East of Denver.

Taipei, being only :45 airtime from HKG is in the same range dillema as HKG.

Inchon, though, looks as if it will come out on top. Significantly lower landing fees than Hong Kong and Narita, plenty of space, brand new facilities and technologies, and as Seoul is fairly close to Japan, it is easily accessable to every US, Asian, and European airport.

F L Y I N C H O N U A L


User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2160 times:

In reply to FLY777UAL,
I agree with you on all points except one- Kansai is not packed. Many foreign airlines are deserting the airport due to its ridiculous landing fees. Frequencies are drastically cut of the route is chopped altogether.
I think Kansai is the biggest waste of money. Sinking island is one thing, but they are building a second runway in even deeper water- a dangerous proposition. Not to mention the new Kobe and Nagoya airports being built only miles away. One of them's gotta go.


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2149 times:

CLK,CLK,CLK,CLK,CLK,CLK,CLK,CLK,CLK,CLK,CLK,CLK,CLK

CLK have now started to do special offeres for carriers that operate new routes. They give them like 50% off for the first year and 25% off the second year.


User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

From a passenger's point of view...Kansai!!! Very nice airport terminal architecture with many shops and restaraunts. Even though airlines are leaving, its a great place to spot. Too bad its losing money and airlines.   BTW...It's a much better place to fly to if you're connecting to a domestic flight---Narita has only a few domesic destinations. I've been to Kansai six times, and it is not crowded at all. One problem, though, is PSFC prices are high, 2,600 yen/about $30USD for adults.

Best Regards,
BH346  



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User currently offlineAirnewzealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2544 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2129 times:

INCHON...
It is in the centre of all major airports around the world. I had the priveledge to see phots of it inside the Korean Air Magazine. Now that British airways has signed up i am sure that it is going to be big. BA has cut of Malaysia so you can rule of that one. CLK Has to high landing fees and is just doing that 50% discount thing so that airliners will not choose Inchon over it. Narita is not great. Needs a face lift. Kansai- I do not know. And Taipei has no ground radar easy for a aircraft to crash.
So i would diffinately choose INCHON. Looks great. Can't wait for NZ to fly their in the near future.
cheers
mikey  


User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

i would say HKG (CLK) since i'd lived there before. so..., it's a totally partial choice by me!!

Regards  ,
R panda


User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2117 times:

I think Inchon will reign supreme in the coming years. It has a strategic location, 24-hour operations, a good hub airline, and brand new, state-of-the-art facilities, what more could you want? Well, how about some of the lowest landing fees in Asia? Or the fact that it is better positioned to flights to Northern Europe and North America than just about any Asian airport? Airlines love to hear this stuff, especially any of it pertaining to ways they can keep more cash in their pocket. I think Delta will capitalise on their relationship with Korean to help develop an Asian hub, and I think many new entrants will start, like American. Look for Inchon, Seoul, South Korea to soar in the coming years.

LH423



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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2110 times:

Does no-one here know that Changi will have it's third Singapore Airlines Terminal 3?!?!?!?

I don't know about the others but SIA Changi has been voted best airports for loads of years and I think they will fight to retain that title when these new airports come in. Will they accomodate the A3XX though (the other new airports in Asia)???



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineFaisZ From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

Changi Airport!

The Awards Say it All:

Business Traveller
(Asia Pacific) Asia Pacific 1)
Best Airport in the World

Best Airport Shopping
2000 Travel Awards 9 (1992-2000)

Business Traveller
(UK) World 1)
Best Airport in the World

Best Airport for Duty-Free Shopping
Business Traveller Awards 13 (1998-2000)

Cargonews Asia Asia Best Airport: Regional (Asia) Asian Freight Industry Awards 14 (1987-2000)

Condé Nast Traveller (UK) World World's Best Airport Business Traveler (Asia/Pacific) Awards 2 (1999-2000)

Duty Free News International World Airport Authority in Asia/Pacific with the most supportive approach in Travel Retail The Raven Fox Awards 3 (1998-2000)

2000 IATA Global Airport Monitor World 1)
Best Airport Worldwide

Best Airport
Asia Pacific
- include Middle East (Category: over 25 million passengers per annum)

Airport Service Excellence Award 2000 (Inaugural) 3 (1997-1998, 2000)

International Federation of Airline Pilots Association (IFALPA) World Deficiency-free - 20 (1981-2000)

OAG Worldwide World Best International Airport Airline of the Year Awards (formerly given by Executive Travel UK) 10 (1989 to 1990,
1992 to 1994, 1996-2000)

Selling Long-Haul UK and Ireland Best Long-Haul Overseas Airport Selling Long-Haul and Selling Short Breaks Travel Industry Awards (Inaugural) 1 (2000)

The Asian Wall Street Journal (AWSJ) and CNBC Asia Asia Pacific Best Airport in Asia Pacific The Asian Travel Survey Awards 2(1999-2000)

The Daily Telegraph (UK) & The Sunday Telegraph UK Best International Airport The Telegraph Travel Awards 3(1988-2000)

Travel Trade Gazette & PATA Travel News Asia Pacific Best Airport (Asia Pacific) Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 12(1989-2000)

RECENT AWARDS THIS YEAR INCLUDE:

'Best Airport In The World' and 'Best Airport Shopping' - Business Traveller (Asia Pacific)

'World's Best Airport' - Conde Nast Traveller (UK)

'Deficiency-Free Airport' - International Federation of Airline Pilots Association (IFALPA)

'Best Airport Worldwide' and 'Best Airport Asia Pacific' in the over 25 million passengers airport category - International Air Travel Association (IATA)

'Best Long Haul Overseas Airport' - Selling Long-Haul, a UK-based magazine

'Best Airport : Regional (Asia)' - Cargonews Asia

'Best Airport in Asia Pacific' - Asian Travel Survey Awards 2000

'Best Airport (Asia Pacific)' - TTG & PATA Travel News

'Best International Airport' - OAG Worlwide Airline of the Year Awards

'Best Airport Authority with the Most Supportive Approach in Travel Retail' - Duty Free News International (UK)





User currently offlineAirnewzealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2544 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

How can you say Changi if Inchon has not been open yet? You cannot compare an airport to another that has not been opened yet!
Have they ever asked the FA's or Pilots which airport they think is the best Australasian/Asian airport to land in?
YES!!!!
90% said Auckland international for all of the things listed by FaisZ. Great airport to land in pilots said and FA's great shopping and facilities.
Cheers
mikey.  


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2090 times:

Well then Mikey, enlighten us. What is inchon?


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

It doesn't really matter if pilots or F/A's enjoy flying to a particular airport. If operations out of that particular makes money- airlines will flock to there.

User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 15, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

Problem with Akl is that it only has a single runway (which is currently undergoing major construction work: Right now the main taxiway is being strenghthened. This is going to be used as a temporary runway, and the domestic apron as a temporary taxiway [which means that ANZ Domestic have to move out of the great offices that overlook the runway, what a shame, its a nice place to work]. The runway is going to be strengthened. I hope no one tries to use it while its under construction, though....)

Getting back onto topic, Auckland is a nice airport, it has just been redone inside. However it is small. The strategic development plan calls for a major increase of terminal size (part of which has already been completed, the aforementioned interior redo). There will also eventually be a second, parallel runway.

There is one major problem with AKL, it is out of the way. It is a good staging point for the south pacific from Asia and Europe, but it is not at a major crossroads of anything...



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

I think that CLK will end up on top in the long run. They have reasonable room for expansion, they are at the heart of one of, if not the biggest centre of commerce in the Asia-Pacific region, and their facilities are
state of the art.
Inchon looks like it has great potential, but we'll have to see how smoothly it actually runs.



Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
User currently offlineDatamanA340 From South Korea, joined Dec 2000, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2045 times:


Singapore_air:
Yongjong island in Inchon is Korean new international airport's site. You will be surprised if you were told that Inchon International Airport (short for IIA) has the area that is 1/4 of a whole Singapore.
And IIA is not competetor with SIN. It is apart from each other for more than 3000 miles and within 20 years, there is no way to fly nonstop-routes from Singapore to the US. SQ operates 12 Kimpo-US flights weekly.

Kansai and Narita cannot be the top. Why? In fact they are even smaller than Kimpo. Naturally it cannon compete with IIA, CLK, or PVD. And these Boneheads in Japanese government decided to make 3rd, 4th airport!! Why they don't know even the 2nd airport is Sinking in Ocean and Loan!!

Of course there is some problems to IIA. Just 50 miles from the airport there is the war-zone and it doesn't look to be broken in near days. But still it's much more attractive than Japanese airports. The Greatest huddle is absence of Airport Railway; It is planned to be complete in 2007. Until then the access must be made by 8-laned highway.

Inchon International Airport : www.airport.or.kr
...But don't expect so hostile replys.


User currently offlineAirnewzealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2544 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

Annyonghaseyo datamanA340,
Well said speech about Inchon. Getting of the topic, i recently visited Korea and might i add, what a beautiful country. I am learning how to speck the language know.
I will just introduce myself:
annyonghaseyo,
je irumun michael ieyo.
jonun kelston namja godung hakgyo sip hak nyon ieyo.
Well talk soon sorry i can say way more. My mother is getting angry for me to get of the internet.
Till next time
Jal itssoyo
mikey  


User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2017 times:

Very well said DatamanA340.
Another advantage for IIA that's often overlooked is the potential savings in time and fuel when North Korea opens up its airspace over water.
One thing for sure, I'm there for 2002 World Cup and you can bet I'll invest a couple days at IIA.


User currently offlineGUNDU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2015 times:

Changi

User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

You know what? Kansai airport is sinking, so I think Kansai won't have that much advantage for Japanese Airline, unless they build a new one again.

To me, I think Singapore Airport will come out on top.then will be Hong Kong.


User currently offlineAio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 928 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

Is it my mistake or isn't NRT a huge center for flights from all corners of the globe (except South America, but there are 1 stops) I don't see why NRT won't stay up there on the top. ANA & JAL are both huge Asian airlines and JAA is not so bad itself. Any North American Airline that flies to Asia goes to NRT, same goes for European, Asian and the one African Airline (Egypt Air) that travels to Eastern Asia. The only Airlines that I can think of that go to East Asia from Europe (yea I know Israel is technically Asia) that don't fly to NRT are El Al, Turkish and Olympic. All the major Asian airlines go there as well, Korean, Asiana, China Airlines, Eva Air, Cathay, Thai, Malysia, Singapore, Garuda, Phillipine, Air India, China Eastern and I think China Southern. Qantas and Air New Zealand both have flights in from Oceania and Varig has a 4 times weekly flight from LA that starts in Sao Paulo/Rio, Brazil. There are thousands of people that go there every day on domestic flights. I don't see why it will soon be so overpowered by all of the other large powerful Asian airports.
-aio86


User currently offlineChiawei From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 947 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

I seriously doubt that Ichon will have any change to compete with Pudoong the new shanghai international airport.

Conside China will be the biggest economical and industrial power in about 10-20 years. Shanghai will the what New York is today but with even stronger industrial stregth.

Just think component made all over Asia will be pull into Shangai's industrial park and goods will be shipped to N.A.

Ichon will not be able to make it since Korea does not have the economic potential like Shanghai.



User currently offlineDatamanA340 From South Korea, joined Dec 2000, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

Aio86:
Narita is seriously short of capacity. KAL provided 48 weekly flights at 1988, 35 to Seoul, 6 to Pusan and 7 to LAX, but now it has only 41 flights. Of course AAR is founded since then, but AAR only operates 6 weekly flights. That says Narita can't attract more passengers, and even now it has just 50s weekly domestic flights. You cannot say Narita as a top airport.
Is one of those Asian airlines fly to Narita?: Air Macau, Vladivostok Air, Uzbekistan Airways, MIAT and China Northwest, all of those are already in Seoul. ANA moves long-hauls from Kansai to Narita, and the shortage of capacity grows.

Chiawei:
So, has Pudong taken over even Seoul? Chinese cargo flow is greater in Seoul than Pudong, and Peking (or Shenyang, Qingdao, Dalian, and so.)-Seoul-US transfer is far more powerful than that of Shanghai. Shanghai's greatest weakness is absence of major airline. One of KAL and CPA can beat all of Air China, China Eastern and China Southern. And the No.1 in Shanghai, MU, is still mostly run in Hongqiao. Don't forget world 2nd international cargo airline and other 46 airliners in new airport.

I think Mega-Hub in Asia is mere dream of govts, but if it can be, it must be IIA.


25 FLY777UAL : Maybe in 10-20 years the US and China could also hammer out a much more liberal air policy. F L Y 7 7 7 U A L
26 G-KIRAN : KLIA:Its stuck between Changi and Bangkok so its not much of a competitor.Just look at Brussels in Belgium,its stuck between Amsterdam,London, and Par
27 Chiawei : >Chiawei: So, has Pudong taken over even Seoul? Chinese cargo flow is greater in Seoul than Pudong, and Peking (or Shenyang, Qingdao, Dalian, and so.)
28 Boeing in pdx : what carriers are leveng kansai.
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