Yflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1085 posts, RR: 1 Posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7087 times:
It goes without saying that the bulk of intercontinental flights are going to be to airports in major cities like JFK, EWR, ORD, and LAX, but I'm curious how many smaller cities have maybe one or two such flights. I specifically said intercontinental rather than international because I wanted to exclude US airports whose only international service is to Mexico or Canada. I'm thinking of things like RDU and it's one daily London flight. I remember my first time flying out of RDU, and seeing that 777 parked at the gate completely dwarfing all the MD-80s and RJs parked at Terminal C.
Kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8603 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7052 times:
CHC in New Zealand is a city of between 300 000 to 400 000 people ( depending on which source and definition you take ) and it has daily direct nonstop flights to SIN ( 4536 nm according to Great Circle Mapper ) and a daily onestop CHC-SYD-DXB ( total 7650 nm according to the same source )
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Xtoler From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7011 times:
I think there was a ORF-FRA/FRF rounting at one point in time and I think Delta did it. When I was in Germany, a buddy of mine was talking about flying commercial straight from FRA into ORF. If it was just a MAC flight or chartered, never mind, it doesn't count.
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San747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4952 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6995 times:
Quoting Xtoler (Reply 5): I think there was a ORF-FRA/FRF rounting at one point in time and I think Delta did it. When I was in Germany, a buddy of mine was talking about flying commercial straight from FRA into ORF. If it was just a MAC flight or chartered, never mind, it doesn't count.
ORF had/has a flight to England this year. It was for the 400th celebration of the founding of Jamestown.
Shuggie From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 5 days ago) and read 6884 times:
EDI has twice daily to EWR (CO) and once daily to ATL (DL), the ATL service finishes shortly and a JFK route replaces it in the spring. There are no other flights beyond mainland Europe (there may be a couple of charter flights to northern Africa but nothing major).
ScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2386 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6822 times:
Quoting Shuggie (Reply 11): EDI has twice daily to EWR (CO) and once daily to ATL (DL), the ATL service finishes shortly and a JFK route replaces it in the spring. There are no other flights beyond mainland Europe (there may be a couple of charter flights to northern Africa but nothing major).
Don't forget seasonal flights to YHM and YYZ on GSM and TS respectively, plus GSM to SSH. Being the busiest airport in Scotland I wouldn't call EDI and particularly small market. With reference to Scotland, ABZ with it's single flight to IAH starting next year would be a more appropriate example.
747fan From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1188 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6783 times:
CVG is another smaller market with intercontinental flights, although it is Delta's #2 hub (mostly an RJ hub). Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Intl. Airport has 5 transatlantic flights: 1X daily 763 to LGW, CDG, FRA and AMS (operated on a seasonal basis, during the summer) in addition to a daily 764 to FCO. They used to have even more TATL service: a 743 to BRU, AF A343 to CDG, and DL to ZRH (codeshared w/ LX). And I may have forgotten a few. Pretty darn good for a city of about 350,000 people and about 2 million in the metro area.
SLC: (about 180,000 in city, 1.3 million in metro) ,another DL hub, will soon have service to CDG .
CLT: (about 600,000 in city, 1.5 million in metro) has service on US A330's to LGW and FRA, and service on a LH A330 to MUC.
MEM: (about 600,000 in city, around 1.3 million in metro) has daily service on NW to AMS, in addition to cargo service on FX MD-11's to STN, FRA, CDG, and many 1-stops via ANC to Asia (NRT, HKG, ICN, etc.) and 1-stop via HNL to SYD.
SDF: (similar in size to MEM, maybe a little smaller) also has intercontinental cargo service on UPS: MD-11 nonstop to CGN and 763 nonstop to STN. Also, SDF has quite a few 1-stoppers: SDF-PHL-CGN, CDG, EMA on 763's (both 763 and MD-11 to CGN via PHL), 1-stop to SYD via HNL on MD-11, and quite a few SDF-ANC-Asia (NRT, HKG, ICN, etc.) on MD-11's and 747's. In terms of commercial service, SDF is mostly RJ's except for DL MD80's/738's, AA MD80's, NW DC-9's and WN 737's.
You never excluded cargo service, so I though I might add that too. Sorry if you only meant pax service.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25871 posts, RR: 22
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6682 times:
YYT (population approx. 180,000) was almost certainly the smallest city in North America with scheduled service to Europe (AC's A319 to LHR) until that service ended earlier this month. YHZ isn't very big either (metro area 375,000) and it has daily AC service to LHR, and seasonal Icelandair service to KEF a few times a week.
In the USA, I am guessing that STL and SAN are probably the largest metro areas (both around 3 million) with no scheduled intercontinental flights,and PHX is probably the largest (metro area over 4 million) with only one intercontinental service (BA to LHR).