embrider From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 26 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 13669 times:
ATL is the highest volume airport in the world. However, the landscaping is quite boring with tons of MD88, 717, 737, 757 and an incredibly low proportion of wide bodies. In fact, you hardly see any pax 747 there and A380s are a remote and unlikely dream. Other US airports are the same, DEN, DFW, SLC, IAH and even ORD come to mind. Has anybody seen any rank of the airports (in or out US) with the highest proportion of widebodies? I would guess DXB and LHR should be next to the top.
(After 6 years of following A.net and this forum on an almost daily basis, I am happy to finally join the club!!!!-this is my first post).
Airport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 13065 times:
I've always loved to imagine silly what-if questions when it comes to aviation, and one of my what-if scenarios entail what would happen if JFK, LGA, and EWR were somehow merged into one super-airport serving New York City that had the runway layout of JFK (plus 3 or 4 additional runways somewhere in imaginationland) that had the terminal layout of a scaled-up-ATL, the architecture of the McNamara terminal in DTW, and that served as a hub for CO, DL, AA, and B6. And then I tried to imagine it serving as the supreme international gateway of the world, with nearly every major international flag carrier from Etihad, British Airways, and Lufthansa to Air Pacific, Air Mauritania, and Afriqiyah flying countless widebodies in and out of this mega airport. I actually built this on FSX, and engineered the schedules to a (probably unrealistic) simulation of what a said airport would be like.
It would be the ultimate widebody and aviation-spotting heaven.
Sorry that didn't exactly answer your question, but I figured other people did that more effectively than I could, and just thought I'd throw that out there.
JBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4472 posts, RR: 21 Reply 18, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12117 times:
MEM absolutely blows my mind. It's widebody heaven.
Another airport that I think sees a lot of "widebody" service for a town its size, and one in the non-traditional sense, is CHS. Lots of movements every day of some of the biggest planes in the world--C-5, C-17, BLCF (Dreamliner), B744, B742, MD11...it's really quite surprising.
love it. i have thought about SFO, SJC, and OAK building a huge mega airport in the middle of the bay. sort of like the SF bay area NRT.... but with at least 6 or 7 runways. if only we ran the world, Airport!
Quoting B747forever (Reply 20): Then instead of the normal +30 aircraft lined up for take off would end up being like +100!
possibly, but then JFK and LGA wouldn't be sharing the airspace, because they'd be one airport, and the extra traffic could use the 3-4 new runways and take off in a different direction. it could really clear out traffic faster when weather becomes a factor in the area.
embrider From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 26 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 7984 times:
Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 18): Another airport that I think sees a lot of "widebody" service for a town its size, and one in the non-traditional sense, is CHS. Lots of movements every day of some of the biggest planes in the world--C-5, C-17, BLCF (Dreamliner), B744, B742, MD11...it's really quite surprising.
Yes, I live in Charleston and this is a very unique airport, a kind of "all or nothing". Almost all pax service is with RJ (DL brings MD88 and 757) while the air-force and boeing bring the heavies. I can see one or two dreamlifters(not dreamliners) parked almost every time I go to the airport. The Antonov 124 is another frequent visitor. It is too bad that we don't have CHS photos in A.net...
25 b741: I would say HND is tops overall because of a high pax to low movements ratio. HKG next and soon to be PEK will be blowing everyone away!
26 JBirdAV8r: Yeah, the view from 526 alongside the Montague Avenue exit is getting better all the time, isn't it? And I put "Dreamliner" instead of "Dreamlifter"
27 ODAFZ: Welcome to A.net Do not forget also ICN with its two mega carriers Korean Airlines and Asiana
28 FRAspotter: Ugh... A few weeks ago I drove to IAH to do a aircraft spotting from a specialized lot on Lee Road under the approach to runway 27... When I last wen
29 jayeshrulz: Welcome to A.net In BOM, you will see lotsa widebodies at night.Mostly intl flights. Well biggest maybe MEM, with FX hell lotta widebodies...!! you wi
30 Flyingfox27: I was going to say VCV but they hardly move all day lol!
31 B747forever: Yeah, then one could build an artificial island outside of NYC Yeah, true. But it is just sad to see all the a/c parked up there.
32 ZKEOJ: the same goes for AKL I think. Due to the remote geographic location we see most international airlines coming in with widebodies (A340/A380/B777/B74
33 dalca: I think Davis-Monathan also has loads of widebodies. Not sure if it qualifies as a commercial airport though
34 EDICHC: Yes it does but proportionally, which is what the original poster was asking means that LHR will be well down that list due to the volume of narrow b
35 huaiwei: Seems a little unlikely especially when compared to DXB. There are plenty of narrow bodies between HKG and the rest of China, plus all those LCC flig
36 EDICHC: But not that many. I just transited through SIN last week. T1 was about 70/30 ratio WB to NB T2 about 80/20 and T3 was 100% WB only the budget termin
37 ER757: Welcome to a.net! HNL has a pretty high percentage of widebodies - if you take out the inter-island hops, it' s most flights. Used to be just about al
38 bohica: Look across the runway and see all those Northwest (DL) DC-9's and CRJ's You're not alone. I have always thought that the best place to build a new a
39 YXwatcherMkE: Not only would there be to much beuracracy but the fact that the state of Califorinia is broke, there is also the fact that the ecologist would deman
40 huaiwei: Yes, but visual observations may not be accurate, especially when we consider the fact that LCCs tend not to park too many planes at airports. The BT
41 huaiwei: Ok I really went ahead and did it with SIN's data from flight tracker. Managed to complete it for Monday (29 March 2010) and the results are as follow
42 thegeek: With SYD, it has a lot of widebodies, but it also has a lot of turboprops, and a handful of RJs. If you wanted to ask lowest proportion of >100 sea
43 Rafabozzolla: I'm surprise you guys don't mention NRT more often here... Look at the pic... I can't see a single NB or am I wrong? [http://www.airliners.net/photo//
44 thegeek: I reckon 3, toward the bottom, a bit right of centre. Two at gates, and one not far from one. But still, seems a very wide body rich place.