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Airports With No Narrow Body Service.  
User currently offlineAA787823 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 4 weeks ago) and read 3669 times:

I can think of tons of airports that have no wide bodies....but are there any airports that have no narrowbodies...only heavies??? (widebody)

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User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 weeks ago) and read 3605 times:

That list would be zero, of course. The list of airports where widebody movements outnumber narrowbody movements could probably be counted on one hand. NRT, perhaps. LHR? SIN? DXB? Any others?

User currently offlineKevin777 From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 1165 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 weeks ago) and read 3569 times:

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 1):
That list would be zero, of course. The list of airports where widebody movements outnumber narrowbody movements could probably be counted on one hand. NRT, perhaps. LHR? SIN? DXB? Any others?

NRT could be, and DXB highly likely too... SIN? could be.. LHR? Well, maybe in terms of pax, but in terms of aircraft I don't know... from the good old days there are still many, many narrowbody flights on grandfather rights into LHR... from Scandinavia for instance you have I think 22-25 daily narrowbody flights into LHR on SK alone.. adding BA's 15 or so and it suddenly adds up.. and Scandinavia is pretty small compared to the rest of LHR's market.. But would be interesting to see what the actual facts are for LHR on narrows vs widebodies..!

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User currently offlineManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1224 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3546 times:

There probably are a few airports that see only widebodies, I'm guessing some of those that only see cargo services.

HND is another that sees more widebody than narrowbody traffic



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User currently offlineAA787823 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3481 times:

Well those places are best for spotting then. Gotta love the heavies!

User currently offlineBlueheronNC From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3439 times:

What about remote locations, like islands in the middle of oceans that would be out of range of any narrowbodies? Do any such routes exist?

User currently offlineAlbird87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3398 times:

your best bet would be DXB as it sees a lot of big movements and little domestic routes

User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3385 times:

Quoting BlueheronNC (Reply 5):
What about remote locations, like islands in the middle of oceans that would be out of range of any narrowbodies? Do any such routes exist?

Possibly Midway Atoll (PMDY) although not scheduled service... Really only sees medical/technical emergencies


User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17014 posts, RR: 67
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3368 times:

Quoting BlueheronNC (Reply 5):
hat about remote locations, like islands in the middle of oceans that would be out of range of any narrowbodies? Do any such routes exist?

No. Hawaii is probably as remote as they come and IIRC it does receive 757 service. Remember that it's not total distance but availability of diversion airports that defines "remote".



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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4676 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3363 times:

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 8):
Hawaii is probably as remote as they come and IIRC it does receive 757 service.

Aloha flies 737-700's to the mainland. Plus a lot more inter island stuff.



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User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3326 times:

Continental Micronesia flies B738's to Narita, Kansai and Nagoya, along with Hong Kong and Manila.

They also fly B738's to PHNL via several islands in Micronesia and the Marshall Islands.

And of course the majority of within the state of Hawaii is B717, B737 and CRJ.

I'd suspect that anywhere there was an airport remote enough to have mostly widebody overseas service, there would be local traffic of smaller aircraft. Some might not have local jets - VRMM - Male for example.

But they'd have some prop aircraft flying.


User currently offlineA340313X From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3321 times:

Guessing Tahiti sees mostly A340-300s........?

User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17014 posts, RR: 67
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3304 times:

Quoting A340313X (Reply 11):
Guessing Tahiti sees mostly A340-300s........?

AF 747s and a whole horde of turboprops.



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User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

Quoting A340313X (Reply 11):
Guessing Tahiti sees mostly A340-300s

B767's also

You've just found the possible airport

IPC / SCIP - Mataveri Intl on Easter Island - LAN B763 is the only scheduled service


User currently offlineCO777DAL From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 606 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

How about MLE? (Male/Maldives) Seaplanes don't land on the runway so I'm not counting them.

[Edited 2007-07-25 00:22:22]


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User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3259 times:

Quoting CO777DAL (Reply 14):
How about MLE? Seaplanes don't land on the runway so I'm not counting them.

I believe there are still Dash-8 and Do-228 aircraft flying to some of the other island airports in Male.

Also there were a couple airlines with A320 service to that airport - IC, QR, UL


User currently offlineBlueheronNC From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3231 times:

Quoting RFields5421 (Reply 13):
IPC / SCIP - Mataveri Intl on Easter Island - LAN B763 is the only scheduled service

I think that's the winner. One airline, only widebody, no turboprop. (as there's no "adjacent island").


User currently offlineAerokiwi From New Zealand, joined Jul 2000, 2687 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3169 times:

Quoting Albird87 (Reply 6):
your best bet would be DXB as it sees a lot of big movements and little domestic routes

Iran Asseman (sp?), Shaheen, Kuwait, Qatar all come to mind for narrowbody operations to DXB. Air Arabia too? I'm not sure.


User currently offlineSkyyMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3124 times:

Count out SIN as well. They have Silk Air and Tiger both using A320 family. Not sure if Jetstar or Air Asia fly there. Undoubtedly lots of widebodies, but they do see the little ones. They even have a dedicated LCC terminal I would expect sees nothing but single aisle a/c. A few years ago Haneda would have been as close to an airport with significant ops. I guess if we searched hard enough, we could come up with a few more destinations such as Easter Island.

User currently offline777law From Monaco, joined Jul 2006, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 1):
That list would be zero, of course. The list of airports where widebody movements outnumber narrowbody movements could probably be counted on one hand. NRT, perhaps. LHR? SIN? DXB? Any others?

I would add ICN to that list -- there are probably more narrow body movements than can be counted on one hand but I would be surprised if you could fill much more than two hands with narrow body movements.



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User currently offlinePNQIAD From India, joined May 2006, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3037 times:

Quoting CO777DAL (Reply 14):
How about MLE? (Male/Maldives) Seaplanes don't land on the runway so I'm not counting them

I believe IC (now a part of AI) flies narrowbodies to Male.


User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2964 times:

Quoting 777law (Reply 19):
I would add ICN to that list -- there are probably more narrow body movements than can be counted on one hand but I would be surprised if you could fill much more than two hands with narrow body movements.

Might be surprised. KE alone flies 32 737s. Asiana has 16 A320/A321 and 10 737s. There are flights to many Japanese cities, Chinese cities and even domestic that are operated with narrowbodies. A large percent of Japan-ICN are with narrowbodies. Not all daily but there are 14 flights. (Destinations = NGO 3, NRT 1, KIX 2, FUK 1, KIJ 1, OKA 1, KOJ 1, TAK 1, KMJ 1, KMQ 1, HKD)

Not to mention 11 domestic destinations and flights to secondary locations in China.

NRT sees few narrowbodies thanks to slot restrictions and airlines wanting to take advantage of those slots. NH and JL use some smaller aircraft to connect pax to their #1 hub but still 90% of movements at NRT are widebody. I think it comes to 9 domestic departures with a 737/A320 or smaller and 9 international with a 757 and smaller. (5=757, 3=A320, 1=A321) There is a NH 737-700ER flight coming up between NRT and someplace in India. But I don't see it in the schedule yet. That will make a total of 19 narrowbody movements at NRT...not all daily of course.



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User currently offline777law From Monaco, joined Jul 2006, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2838 times:

Quoting Centrair (Reply 21):
and even domestic that are operated with narrowbodies

Aside from a few flight(s) to Jeju Island and maybe PUS I don't think any domestic Korean traffic runs out of ICN; all other domestic Korean flights from Seoul run out of GMP. For KE at least, I think most of the domestic flights out of ICN is operated with A330's.



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User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1844 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2806 times:

Quoting Albird87 (Reply 6):
your best bet would be DXB as it sees a lot of big movements and little domestic routes

No way... Saudi uses the MD-90 into DXB

Also, Tunisair uses A319s into DXB ... I'm sure there's more

[Edited 2007-07-25 04:36:37]


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User currently offlineArcano From Chile, joined Mar 2004, 2406 posts, RR: 24
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2763 times:

Quoting BlueheronNC (Reply 16):
I think that's the winner. One airline, only widebody, no turboprop

IPC has received the 340 as well once, plus irregular service from Air Force, the presidencial 735 and some 707... and I think the Concorde also landed there once.

But scheduled? only widebodies


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