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User currently offlineFLYYUL From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 4994 posts, RR: 51
Posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

What is your home airport (i.e the airport closest to your home). Is it growing/expanding? Which new services have you gained, and or the services that have been lost? Which major issues affect the future of the airport in question?

Mine being Montreal-Dorval/Montreal-Mirabel are constantly over-shadowed by Toronto LEster B. Pearson, approximately 500 miles south-west of Montreal. Furthermore, the constant threat of separation has had it's toll on a city that once was the metropolis of Canada.

We are stuck with a incompetant and very unorganized airport administration known as les Aeroports de Montreal. Dorval airport, handling 8.5 of Montreal's 10 million pax, is old, and inadequate for any major hubbing ,and or growth. ADM had embarked in a magnificent 1.3 billion dollar, canadian that is Big grin , that would change the face of this airport for the better.....ADM has apparently run out of financial possibilties and could be cutting down the project to $180-$250 million...

For the record, nearby YYZ's expansion project is estimated at 4.3 billion dollars...how can we even breathe when Toronto's building for a magnificent future?

So whats your airport like?

Cheers,
Mark

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User currently offlineIndianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

My city doesnt have a dedicated airport as such, but uses the Lohegaon Airforce Base of the Indian Air Force. Lohegaon is one of the largest airforce bases in this part of the world.

Pune is a booming city with a local population of over 6 million. Average income is much higher than the national average. It is mainly an educational centre with students from over 142 countries coming here to study. There is a large "foreign" community here with Thai, Nigerian,German and Japanese people being the maximum. Recently Pune has become the place of choice for Software companies as well.

Considering all this, pune is woefully underserved. There are around 5 flights (3 73G, 1 ATR72 and 1 A320) to nearby BOM Flying time <30 minutes. 2xDaily flights to BLR, MAA and DEL each using 737-800s and A320. Then there are commuter flights using Beech 1900D/Dornier to various smaller cities.

The IAF has provided a teensy-weensy civilian apron that can hold just 3 A320 and 3 Dornier sized aircraft at a time. Also the larger runway capable of handling even An124's is not open to civilians, and only the smaller RWY02 is open for civilian flights that too at restricted hours only. Rwy02 can barely handle aircraft larger than the A320, though a local carrier did operate "proving flights" with A300's.
A foreign carrier wanted to operate daily freighters from Pune to Amsterdam, but this was disallowed by the Air Force.

There is a proposal to construct a new airport to be run by the Municipality, but as with most things in India, this plan too has become a victim of party-politics.


User currently offlineAviationIvi From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 777 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

I like FRA. It´s a pretty cool airport with cool obs. decks!
Regards
Ivica


User currently offlineAviationIvi From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 777 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

Sorry, the link did not work. Here again: FRA
regards
Ivica


User currently offlineVgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1514 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

Binghamton Regional Airport
Website : http://www.binghamtonairport.com/community/brairport.html



Work Hard. Fly Right. Continental Airlines
User currently offlineWolfpacker From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 354 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1910 times:

RDU is one of the top 5 fastest growing airports in the US. There are plans to add a runway and new terminal building. Investment of over $1Billion in the next 10 years.

http://www.rdu.com/

The area has been booming for 20 years now. I can't wait for the first lawsuits from the people who bought houses near the airport and are upset about the noise.


User currently offlineWestern737 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

MSP is currently my closest airport. Before I moved here, it was FSD.

User currently offlineERJ135 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 681 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

Sydney Airport was greatly upgraded for the Olympics last year and I think the terminal facilities are adequate for the time being at least. Both Ansett and Qantas have upgraded their domestic terminals as well and we have the new Domestic Express terminal used by Impulse and Virgin Blue. Quite recently we lost KLM in Sydney who now code share with Malaysian to KLI.
I would love to see an observation deck where you can see all the gates from as well as the runways. The original obsevation deck is still there but you can't see anything at all. The new ones are behind Glass with a limited view.



I remember when the DC-3 was new!
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8904 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1909 times:

BOS and MHT are my airports. I was at BOS yesterday after flying N670DN from ATL. BOS is a major construction zone, with Terminals E and B being redone, and Delta rebuilding Terminal A. MHT has a new terminal (a few years old) and is adding 8 more jetways in the next 5-10 years.

Jeff


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8904 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1889 times:

Also, forgot to add this one little thing about MHT: It is the fastest growing airport in all of the United States according to the DOT.

Jeff


User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3121 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1881 times:
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(NHV)There are proposals to expand New Haven/Tweed's runway so that it will be long enough for regional jets. However, local opposition to noise pollution from these aircraft will delay if not nullify this proposal. Hopefully Amtrak will increase the number of Acela trains running through town to New York, Providence, and Boston.

(SAN) There are also proposals to expand San Diego's Lindbergh Field with a new terminal on the north side. The airport's master plan includes construction of a second runway pending the purchase of land from the military, who have a training center next to the airport. Better yet would be to relocate the entire facility. Use the search function to read all the issues surrounding expansion and relocation of San Diego's airport. In general, service continues to expand though, with new services this year including a nonstop flight to London Gatwick, a nonstop to Honalulu, and a second daily nonstop to Boston, among others.
http://www.portofsandiego.org/sandiego_airport/index.html


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

EMA. East midlands. nottingham. it's small/medium/big.

Jas
 Big thumbs up


User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1875 times:

Take a look at my username and you will realize that my home airport is GOT, Gothenburg Landvetter Airport. It's not a very big airport but we have 4 million pax/year and services to most big cities in Europe and, thank God, an observation deck.
At the time the area for parked aircrafts is being expanded, for the EU people when they come in June, and of course for Air Force One  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.
The terminal is also being expanded to handle 6 million passengers. I think that's all.

GOT



Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
User currently offlineChannex From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1863 times:

Mine is Edinburgh, Scotland (EGPH). It was originally designed to serve the capital city of Scotland and the small passenger terminal was located along side the RAF base, Turnhouse(now closed). In the mid seventies a new terminal and runway was built opposite the old one (runway 07/25 as was - redesignated 06/24 a couple of years ago) and it started to attract more passenger operations. Just a couple of months ago the latest phase of a massive multi million pound redevelopment was completed with the opening of an upgraded international arrivals lounge. Since the creation of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh a couple of years ago business has been booming and EGPH is now on track to have the highest number of passengers per year of any airport in Scotland. We also have, as far as I believe, one of the biggest increases in passenger numbers of any UK airport over the last year or so.
The airlines using EGPH are mainly domestic, BA, BMI, Easyjet flying 757's, A320's, 737's. There is a large cargo facility with daily visits from DHL, Channel Express (hence the Channex !!) and a host of other carriers. Unfortunately very few scheduled international flights (Crossair to name but one) though quite a few holiday charters. There is however talk of a possible scheduled service to the US (Delta I think) starting later this year.


User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

I guess I'm lucky that my local airport is LHR....it's about 2 miles from where I live.
The only major expansion being planned is the fifth terminal,but there is always some sort of expansion/construction going on,which is why it's such a disorganised place.



you can't buy time but you can sell your soul and the closest thing to heaven is to rock'n'roll
User currently offlineNgr From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1855 times:

My home airport is Columbia Metropolitan Airport, about 5 miles from Lexington, SC. A few years ago, they renovated the runways so that a 747 could land there, and they also renovated the terminals. Delta flys mainly MD-88s to Columbia, and occasionally 737s, and in emergencies, they have flown in L1011s, etc. USAir flys in 737s and little props (commuters). I think that United used to fly there, but I am not sure if they still do, or if they ever did, and FEDEX and UPS fly in cargo aircraft of almost every type.
-NGR  Smile


User currently offlineBDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1848 times:

mine is EMA East Midlands Airport and its growing slowly but surely

regards BDRules


User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 1843 times:

My home airport is Port Columbus International (CMH) in Columbus, OH.

We have 29 gates, 3 concourses and 22 airlines. They include: Air Ontario, America West, America West Express (Mesa), American, American Eagle, Comair, Continental, Continental Express, Delta, Delta Express, Midway, Midwest Express, Skyway, Northwest, Northwest Airlink, Southwest, TWA, United, United Express, US Airways, US Airways Express, and Metrojet.

There is are a bunch of construction projects that are going to begin at CMH. Here is a link to some of them.

http://www.port-columbus.com/custom_code/frameset.cfm




User currently offlineGlider From Belgium, joined Feb 2001, 297 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (13 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 1837 times:

My home airport is Brussels International Airport. Nowadays, they're building a new terminal area. It looks very cool. I hope it will soon be ready...
Maybe, I'm not sure, there will be build a new control tower... due to the new terminal. I heard it would be around 75m high, but as I said, I'm not sure... Perhaps somebody can give me that information...

Best regards,
Glider


User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

America_West summed things up pretty well. In addition, here is the current new service and service downgrades that have occured/will occur during this year at Port Columbus:

New Service:

American Eagle:
4 daily nonstops to Washington National on ERJ-135 aircraft

Southwest Airlines:
2 daily nonstop flights to Baltimore with 737-300/-700 aircraft
1 daily nonstop flight to Phoenix with 737-300/-700 aircraft

Midwest Express/Skyway Airlines:
2 daily nonstop flights to Grand Rapids on Beechcraft 1900 aircraft

Delta Express:
1 daily seasonal nonstop flight to Ft. Meyers with 737-200

Northwest Airlines/Express I:
2 daily nonstop flights to Memphis with Canadair Regional Jet aircraft

America West/Chautauqua:
3 daily nonstop flights to Atlanta with Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft

Upgraded Service:

Delta will add a seventh daily nonstop flight to Atlanta and Delta Express will add a fourth daily nonstop to Orlando for the summer travel season.

America West Express (Chautauqua) will add a fifth daily nonstop flight to Baltimore and fourth daily nonstop flight to Newark.

American Airlines will add a fifth daily nonstop flight to Dallas.

USAirways will upgrade a daily Charlotte flight from a 737-300 to an A320.

United Airlines will add a seventh daily nonstop flight to Chicago O'Hare for the summer travel season.

Discontinued Service:

USAirways/USAirways Express (Colgan Air):
Colgan Air will suspend their three daily nonstop Saab 340 flights between Columbus and Washington Dulles.

Downgraded Service:

America West downgraded an A319 to a CRJ on their Columbus-Boston route, they also downgraded 2 daily nonstop A320/A319 flights to CRJ's.

United Airlines will downgrade two 757-200 flights to 727-200/737-300 flights.

Construction:

Concourse C at Port Columbus will be expanded from 5 to 10 gates. Construction will begin in May. In addition to this expansion, the international gate will be expanded and a new taxiway bridge will be built over Sawyer Rd.

Concourse A will be expanded from 7 to 9 gates. The date for the start of gate reconfiguration has not been determined.

A new 224 ft. control tower and radar facility will begin construction in May. The facility will replace the current tower, which is 110 ft. tall.

A new parallel taxiway is being built for the airport's 8,000 ft. north runway. The taxiway will be 5,800 ft. long.


User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

The closest airport to me is Burke Lake Front it is more of an FBO than a commercial airport. The airport commercial closest to me is Cleveland Hopkins International airport. Right now the city plans to buy the IX center demolish it, demolish about 300 houses in Brooklyn to make way for a new runway.


The Ohio Player
User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1755 posts, RR: 29
Reply 21, posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

here at TRI (Tri-Cities Regional, TN) we are just building a 25,000sq. foot concourse extension out from the main terminal...for web cam shots go to www.triflight.com...
the thing is...this new concourse won't help at all with expansion. before we had this huge ramp space with 2 jetways.. now we will have LESS ramp space with still a measly 2 jetways. the sheer incompetency of airport director john hanlin simply amazes me...
we just recently (back in september) got NW airlink service to MEM 3 times daily...from what i hear these flights are doing good and they may start with the '146s sometime (but not before i fly on one!). also a long time ago...when piedmont was still around we had TONS of flights a day (i guess we were a mini-hub)...we had piedmont 727s, 737s, YS-11s and the like. we also had AA service with their 727s..and even Delta with DC-9s and 727s...later down to 737-200s and then dropped it which left ASA which btw, is one Ass-Sucking Airline...if you want to know why i bash ASA so much then just ask me or e-mail me or something. hopefully new service will include a couple Delta flights a day to ATL and American Eagle flights to DFW on ERJ-135s. that would be a tremendous relief and i could non-rev down there easily!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy right now the biggest a/c we get is the US Airways F100 from CLT...and also the 2 nightly Airborne Express DC-9-41s. the biggest we've had is Air Force One about 3 years ago.

best,
jonathan d.



"my soul is in the sky" - shakespeare
User currently offlineDL3744 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1814 times:

LGA

User currently offlineGuerosinfe From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

My home airport is GIG, Rio De Janeiro.
The new services we got are the new CO 764 to EWR daily, TAM got new flights to MIA and CDG daily but it stops at GRU.
We got new service of the new airlines like Gol, Nacional, BRA and Fly.
VARIG finished with almost all non-stop serives from GIG in the last years, now the only non-stops RGs are Madrid, Lisboa, Paris, Miami, Mostevideo, Buenos Aires and Rome.

GüeroSinFé


User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3401 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

I live about 10 min. from BUF Buffalo International. Construction of the new terminal is completed and it is awesome when seen from the outside. Major airlines include USAir, Northwest, United, Southwest, Jetblue, Delta, Continetal, American Airlines, Airtran, Vanguard and Shuttle America (if that counts).

25 CVG777 : EYW--- Key West, Florida Continental Connection(Gulfstream International Airlines) Delta Connection(Comair) USAirways Express American Eagle Cape Air
26 Post contains images Vincent32 : My home airport is ALB (Albany, NY). Here we have: USAirways + Express, Metrojet United + Express American + American Eagle Continental Express Southw
27 Mikey : My home airport is SNA. My city used to have a small airport for small aircraft but it was torned down and is now a shopping complex. mike
28 ILOVEPLANES! : My home airport is LAS. Unfortunately the casinos and resident houses surround LAS so there is really no room to expand. Maybe a new terminal if resid
29 Flycentro : I attend school in Raleigh, NC so right now its RDU. They are growing and expanding it, I think it will look better two years from now. My home town a
30 Post contains links and images Eric505 : Yeah, CAE has 3 majors (Delta, Continental, and US Airways) plus all the regional airlines. 9 airlines operate to 14 cities from CAE. Right now, Colum
31 Chepos : Ponce (PSE) most be he sleepiest airport in Puerto Rico . We currently only receive Cape Air flights from and to San Juan . We lost months ago AAeagle
32 Mah4546 : My home airport is MIA. A hub for American Airlines, a minihub for Iberia Airlines of Spain, and a growing hub for United and their Star Alliance part
33 Mah4546 : My home airport is MIA. A hub for American Airlines, a minihub for Iberia Airlines of Spain, and a growing hub for United and their Star Alliance part
34 Post contains links and images CPDC10-30 : The closest airport to where I live is CYTZ...Toronto City Centre Airport. The largest aircraft serving the airport is a Dash 8-300 or Air Ontario to
35 WiLdmanVzla : My home airport is MEX (Mexico City)... you can take flight to all the Americas, Europe & Japan from here but there's no chance for growing because of
36 Post contains images Gunfighter 6 : I live near (AMS) Schiphol Amsterdam airport. which i think is one of the most beautiful airports around the globe. especially due to its great plaza
37 GUNDU : Singapore Changi International Airport(SIN/WSSS) 20 km from my place,but the only civil aviation airport in Singapore now. Actually,Paya Lebar(WSAP)is
38 Sweden : My home airport is Östersund-Frösö airport (OSD) in Sweden It´s for civil aircrafts, but the military also uses the runways, but now it looks like
39 Fax : My home airport is Leeds-Bradford international. It is a small/medium sized airport currently handling just short of 1.6 million passengers a year. Th
40 Post contains images Airmale : My home Airport is Quaid-e-Azam International, Karachi, although the potential for growth was immence and perhaps still is, much of it has been lost t
41 Andie007 : Duesseldorf International (DUS) http://www.duesseldorf-international.de
42 Post contains links and images BostonBeau : My closest airport with airline service is Hanscom Field (BED) about 10 miles distant: http://www.massport.com/airports/hansc.html At this point, only
43 Alle : Helsinki-Vantaa (HEL) has just completed a terminal expansion which gave a new check in area for oneworld passengers and a new arrival hall for all pa
44 Post contains links and images Ziffle : Well I would have to say the ABSOLUTE nearest airport to my home is Illawarra Regional Airport (YWOL) This is the only information I could find on the
45 SIA_B777 : closest airport to me is Sky Harbor International (PHX) their website is www.phxskyharbor.com yes i think they are growing. they currently only have i
46 Post contains images EGGD : Well, closest airport to me is Filton. But that is British Aerospace and not Pax. Then i think it is Gloucester Airport, but we don't want to go into
47 Triley1057 : My closest airport is IAH. We are the 11th busiest airport in the U.S. and the 8th busiest international airport. IAH is the main hub for Continental.
48 Post contains links and images Baec777 : My Home Airports, KDFW http://www.dfwairport.com KDAL http://guidelive.com/topic/visitors_topic/features/love/home.htm KGKY http://www.ci.arlington.tx
49 FSPilot747 : Mine is SNA (John Wayne). It has evolved since we first moved here. It's probably one of the cleanest airports in the country. Lax is second closest.
50 Srbmod : My home airport is Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport (ATL). Airlines with hub operations are Delta, ASA, and AirTran. Vanguard used to run a mi
51 Post contains links and images Bigmikenice : My home airport is Providence/T.F. Green International Airport (PVD) just outside the capital city in Warwick, RI. The airport has blown up since 1996
52 Bigmikenice : Air Ontario also serves PVD with 3 daily DH-8s to YYZ.
53 ONT 737 : Ontario, CA. I love that airport. I try to aviod LAX at all costs. Whether it be the traffic on the 405, the driving distance or the parking; thanks,
54 Post contains images Corey777 : RAP-Rapid City Regional, Rapid City South Dakota USA Current service: not much NW's DC9-30 is the biggest plane we get, to MSP UAX (Air Wisconsin) fli
55 Toxtethogrady : Dulles is going to get a whole new look over the next 5-10 years. We will be building one concourse, finishing out another, completing both a loop and
56 Post contains links Corey777 : Oh yeah, RAP's website is http://www.rapairport.org. Corey777
57 Afitch7881 : My home town airport is Bradley International in Windsor Locks Connecticut, 13 miles north of Hartford. The Airport has 28 gates at the moment, work i
58 Dash8tech : PDX, seems it's always been under construction for upgrades and such. With Delta pulling alot out though I'd say it's going down a bit this year. Chee
59 Sjkewley : LPL (EGGL) which is one the up since Easyjet started flying from it! They're planning a new terminal to handle the extra capacity - at the moment its
60 Trintocan : My home airport is Port of Spain (POS), Piarco International Airport. It is situated about 20 kilometres east of the city. This is the only airport in
61 Marian Siegert : PEK and CGQ
62 Trintocan : One omission to POS - ALM comes in daily from Curacao with a service that originates in Miami. Trintocan.
63 Ratzz : My home airport is STO/ARN.... An evergrowing construction site at the moment,what with a brand new rwy(01R/19L),new taxiways,terminal buildings,apron
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