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Any New US Airports On The Horizon?  
User currently offlineArcrftLvr From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 825 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4634 times:

So, the last new major airport to open in the US was DEN. Are there any plans to build a new marjor airport in the US? If not, I'd like to hear your thoughts on where an old airport should be closed and a new one built.

My first thought would be PHL....

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User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4537 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4622 times:

I'm not familiar with the old DEN facility. Was the new terminal built in a completely new area with new runways, taxiways, etc?


Indy = Indianapolis and not Independence Air
User currently offlineArcrftLvr From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 825 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4616 times:



Quoting Indy (Reply 1):
I'm not familiar with the old DEN facility. Was the new terminal built in a completely new area with new runways, taxiways, etc?

Yes. If my information is correct, Stapleton was a lot closer to downtown, whereas the new airport is in the middle of nowhere.


User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4537 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4614 times:

Ok Stapleton must be what I was seeing on Google Maps. From a distance it looked like an airport but when you zoom in to the newer images much of it was gone so I couldn't tell exactly how big it was. So the old airport must have been nothing in comparison to the new place.


Indy = Indianapolis and not Independence Air
User currently offlineFloorrunner From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4607 times:

Panama City, Florida is building a new airport.

User currently offlinePHXmd80 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4579 times:

Not so much a new airport, but both Phoenix airports are planning new terminals. PHX has a new 33-gate terminal for WN coming by 2014, and IWA is planning on a brand new terminal closer to the Loop 202 by 2020.

PHXmd80


User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4537 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4562 times:

IND is replacing the old airport but it is still on the same property and will use the same runways. It has a new tower and will have a new interchange, parking garage, terminal, etc. But not like DEN where they got absolutely everything new and in a new location. Nine more months to go.  Smile


Indy = Indianapolis and not Independence Air
User currently offlineKPWMSpotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 432 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4562 times:

Branson, Missouri is building a brand-new airport currently. It is the first privately owned and financed airport in the US, and one of the first new constructions in a few years. From everything I've seen, the airport is relatively low profile so far. I found out about it when the former Assistant Airport Director at PWM absconded to work as their director of operations.

http://www.bransonair.net/index.htm



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User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5347 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4555 times:

Nothing happening now, but there is plenty of discussion/debate/fighting (and that's just here on A.net!) about the airport-future in San Diego. It pretty well has to happen eventually, probably at Miramar, but it's way too early to know anything yet... (It's only been about 50-60 years since the issue got serious in America's Finest City!)

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User currently offlineArcrftLvr From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 825 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4555 times:



Quoting PHXmd80 (Reply 5):
PHX has a new 33-gate terminal for WN coming by 2014,

Is that a new terminal or an additional concourse? I heard a new concourse was going to be built, west of the D concourse, in alignment with the A concourse? Is that true? I also heard there was going to be a brand new terminal built at the west end of the field in place of T2. But, is that planned for WN or the current T2 occupants?


User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4516 times:



Quoting ArcrftLvr (Thread starter):
So, the last new major airport to open in the US was DEN.

I don't know if you consider it "major," but AUS was opened more recently than DEN.

I know AMA is building a new terminal. Don't know if a new terminal counts as a new full-blown airport, but ...



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User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3811 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4516 times:

Quoting ArcrftLvr (Thread starter):
So, the last new major airport to open in the US was DEN.



Quoting SANFan (Reply 8):
Nothing happening now, but there is plenty of discussion/debate/fighting (and that's just here on A.net!) about the airport-future in San Diego. It pretty well has to happen eventually, probably at Miramar

I thought the last new major airport to open in the US was AUS on May 23, 1999. Granted, it was on the site of a closed military base, but a second runway, terminal, and parking infrastructure were built prior to its opening.

If SAN moving to Mirimar constitutes a new airport, I'd think the same would apply to AUS as well.

edited to add: Ssides beat me to it.  Smile

[Edited 2008-02-06 15:46:51]

User currently offlinePHXmd80 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4471 times:



Quoting ArcrftLvr (Reply 9):
Is that a new terminal or an additional concourse? I heard a new concourse was going to be built, west of the D concourse, in alignment with the A concourse? Is that true? I also heard there was going to be a brand new terminal built at the west end of the field in place of T2. But, is that planned for WN or the current T2 occupants?

Both  Smile
A new 33-gate terminal is being built west of T2, which will be demolished, for WN. T2 ocupants will go to either the new terminal or T4, can't remember. T4 is also adding the second D concourse in alignment with the newest A concourse. This new concourse will be occupied by US. All US gates on the B Concourse will then become USexp. With the new concourse, new terminal and t2 demolished, total gate count at PHX will be 145.

Phxmd80


User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4444 times:



Quoting KPWMSpotter (Reply 7):
It is the first privately owned and financed airport in the US

Read the history of Burbank Airport, you will find that the Bransom Airport is not the first privetly built airport.


User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4364 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4352 times:
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Ivanpah Valley Airport, 30 miles from the current LAS airport, will serve as a second airport for Vegas. Construction starts in 2010 with expected completion in 2017.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivanpah_Valley_Airport



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User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5347 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4352 times:



Quoting LoneStarMike (Reply 11):
If SAN moving to Mirimar constitutes a new airport, I'd think the same would apply to AUS as well.

IF "Miramar" happens, it could be at the present military airport location or it could be across I-15 (east of the present airfield) on scrubb-covered land (currently) devoid of any trace of civilization. Both (Miramar MCAS and Miramar East) were considered separate sites during the big Airport Relocation pre-vote process of 2006. All part of the big question mark... Check back in about 5 years for an update.  banghead 

(Details here if interested: http://www.san.org/airport_authority/archives/index.asp#authority )

bb


User currently offlineFlyboy1108 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4351 times:

Heard rumors of a cargo-only facility proposed to be built near the junctions of I-80 and I-81 around Hazleton, PA...the idea is to use it for most of the NYC-PHL-DC air cargo traffic thus freeing up airspace for passenger flights. Seems reasonable enough considering what a misery it is trying to get in and out of any of those places. Good location...middle of nowhere, so noise would be of little issue, and you can get pretty much anywhere on the east coast via 80 and 81.


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User currently offlineArcrftLvr From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 825 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4308 times:

I was thinking a new large international airport in El Toro (I think it was already nixed, though). It would draw international bound passengers from San Diego up to Long Beach, thus taking some strain off LAX.

User currently offlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1686 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4237 times:

TKI will be a new passenger airport. Right now, it has a 7000ft runway IIRC. Hopefully someday it will be a big airport that can relieve some of DFW's traffic (If ever needed). I have no doubt that when a commercial airline goes to TKI, they will do well. Not just because McKinney is the fastest growing city in the U.S., but the fact that MANY corporations have their HQ's in the North Dallas area such as: TI, JCP, EDS, FedEx Kinkos, Exxon Mobil, May Kay, there is TOO many to count! When a new airline goes in there, they will probably build a new terminal building with a concourse.


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User currently offlineMI5Flyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4227 times:

PFN is moving to an entirely new airport. Although some people are still fighting this in court, limited construction is underway at this point. The land for the new airport was donated by St. Joe Corp. and the old airport is to be sold with the proceeds helping to finance the new facility.

User currently offlineDLOnur From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 290 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4217 times:



Quoting Flyboy1108 (Reply 16):
Heard rumors of a cargo-only facility proposed to be built near the junctions of I-80 and I-81 around Hazleton, PA...the idea is to use it for most of the NYC-PHL-DC air cargo traffic thus freeing up airspace for passenger flights. Seems reasonable enough considering what a misery it is trying to get in and out of any of those places. Good location...middle of nowhere, so noise would be of little issue, and you can get pretty much anywhere on the east coast via 80 and 81.

This is most likely going to happen because the land that the airport will reside on was "forcefully" purchased from my friend who owned the property and ran an off-road park there (Paragon Off-Road Park). The off-road community was up in arms about it petitioning state legislators, etc., but in the end, the sale went through.

I do not know any of the specifics but I do know that a plan has been drawn up and construction could begin within the next couple of years.

-o-



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User currently offlineMilwaKeEan From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4180 times:

Imperial County, California examined the idea of a freight airport south of I-8 (in the vicinity of Holtville, CA (agricultural land). I understand this would serve freight needs for San Diego and/or L.A. Perhaps it could be of use to people accross the border in Mexicali,Mexico, though I've never heard it being described as such.

I think the idea is that passenger traffic from IPL could be routed there, and that if the decisionmakers in Yuma, AZ were interested, passenger traffic from YUM could be consolidated there, too. This is what can be read in the local Imperial Valley newspaper from time to time - and it sounds like an eventuality.


User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4028 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4154 times:



Quoting Indy (Reply 1):
I'm not familiar with the old DEN facility. Was the new terminal built in a completely new area with new runways, taxiways, etc?

Yes it is entirely new:


Quoting Indy (Reply 3):
Ok Stapleton must be what I was seeing on Google Maps. From a distance it looked like an airport but when you zoom in to the newer images much of it was gone so I couldn't tell exactly how big it was. So the old airport must have been nothing in comparison to the new place.

This is most likely what you were looking at:

This 1991 image shows the new airport under construction in relationship to the old facility:



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User currently offlineIADCA From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1256 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4059 times:



Quoting DLOnur (Reply 20):
This is most likely going to happen because the land that the airport will reside on was "forcefully" purchased from my friend who owned the property and ran an off-road park there (Paragon Off-Road Park). The off-road community was up in arms about it petitioning state legislators, etc., but in the end, the sale went through.

Naturally, petitioning state legislatures wasn't likely to be of much use since it was primarily the brainchild of Todd Eachus, himself a state rep. The area has really needed a boost since...well, about the 1960s. Hazleton's most recent foray into national news was Mayor Barletta's crusade against illegal immigrants. To be fair, they do have a big problem on their hands. But given the proclivities of contractors and government up there for screwing up absolutely EVERYTHING (like even the Hazleton Area High School project), I'm not too confident in this ever coming through, though it is supposed to be privately financed, as far as I know. We'll see. In that neck of the woods, everything falls apart.

Oh, and I hate to be too blunt about it, but the Paragon tract was leased, not owned by the people who ran the park, although the reason they found to void the lease was total BS (so I've heard; I'm not that familiar with the case).


User currently offlineChase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3902 times:



Quoting ArcrftLvr (Reply 2):
the new airport is in the middle of nowhere.

Of course, that's what they said when they built Stapleton, too...


25 Ssides : I have heard this many times but I just don't see it happening in the next 30 years. There are people in the area that want it to happen, but ultimat
26 Post contains links PanAm747 : St. George, Utah, (SGU) will be the next entirely new built-from-scratch airport: http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/30
27 Nucsh : CLT is in the process of building a new 9,000ft 18/36 runway, a 6 gate extension to Concourse E, and there are plans to connect the city's new light-r
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