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User currently offlineembrider From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 26 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 14059 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).

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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 14055 times:

First of all welcome to A.net  


I would say that FRA sees a lot of widebodies. I would also add CDG in that list with AF having more than 50 777s.



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User currently offlineRJLover From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 577 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 14042 times:

I have no idea where it ranks, but LHR blew my mind with the number of (varied) widebodies.


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User currently offlineblrBird From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 579 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 14017 times:

How about HKG, SIN, NRT


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User currently onlinekl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5135 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 13986 times:

I would say DXB with EK's 100+ 777's and 50+ A380's ( When they are all delivered ofcourse.. )

User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 13969 times:

Quoting blrBird (Reply 3):
How about HKG, SIN, NRT

I think they fit into the list because each home based carrier operates large numbers of widebodies.



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User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 13946 times:

Welcome to Anet.

LHR certainly sees near enough every type of wide bodied aircraft, from the 741 742 and 744 to the 380 340 310 and 300. As well as 777s 767s 330s.


User currently onlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8371 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 13830 times:
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JFK, LAX, SFO, IAD,MIA , EZE , GRU, JNB, Dubai, Singapore,HKG, NRT, ITM, HND,KIX , SYD, MEL, HNL and BKK.

User currently offlinetimpdx From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 13813 times:

LAX gets a ton of them, bunch of freight versions, too.

Most I have ever seen has been at HKG, seemed like WB outnumbered NB 2 or 3 to 1. Singapore also has a ton.


User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2699 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 13779 times:

Quoting embrider (Thread starter):
airports (in or out US) with the highest proportion of widebodies?

PAE.   

Welcome to a.net.  


User currently offlinejbmitt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 547 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 13606 times:

MEM and FX?

[Edited 2010-03-26 17:00:23]

User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 13455 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.  

Cheers!
Anthony/Airport


User currently offlinekaneporta1 From Greece, joined May 2005, 739 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 13242 times:

Quoting embrider (Thread starter):
this is my first post

Welcome to a.net, a place where people can share their deep knowledge and expertise on aviation and help others find the answers to the questions they have.

On that note:



Not sure where this picture was taken, but it has to be a "wide body rich" airport...



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User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 13169 times:

Quoting embrider (Thread starter):
(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).

And you joined Dec 1969?



Just accept that some days, you're the pigeon, and other days the statue
User currently onlinekl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5135 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 13130 times:

Quoting kaneporta1 (Reply 12):
Not sure where this picture was taken, but it has to be a "wide body rich" airport...

That picture is sooooo disgusting! I wont eat for days now. I've never seen anyone that fat! I can't believe a person choosing to look like that and eating fastfood all day. bah.


User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3081 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 13050 times:

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 13):

And you joined Dec 1969?

Looks like everybody joined in Dec of 69

  


Well now it's working OK, don't know what happened.

Nevermind...

[Edited 2010-03-26 19:14:46]


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User currently offlinefxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7298 posts, RR: 85
Reply 16, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 12746 times:
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Quoting jbmitt (Reply 10):
MEM and FX?

  

We have the largest widebody fleet in the world. If you don't mind staring at 77F, MD11, MD10, A300, and A310 all day, you'll be allright!   


User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 12523 times:

Quoting fxramper (Reply 16):
We have the largest widebody fleet in the world. If you don't mind staring at 77F, MD11, MD10, A300, and A310 all day, you'll be allright!

Hey, any place that sees a metric f***ton of MD-10s and MD-11s flying around is automatically great in my book.   

Cheers!
Anthony/Airport


User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4490 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 12507 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.



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User currently offlinecyxuk From Canada, joined Mar 2009, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 11761 times:

I cannot remember where, but I read a statistic that HKG has the highest proportion of widebodies on scheduled flights in the world.

welcome to A.net


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 11200 times:

Quoting Airport (Reply 11):
if JFK, LGA, and EWR were somehow merged into one super-airport serving New York City

Then instead of the normal +30 aircraft lined up for take off would end up being like +100!



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User currently offlinephishphan70 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 10705 times:

Quoting Airport (Reply 11):

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.


User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 10695 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 20):
Then instead of the normal +30 aircraft lined up for take off would end up being like +100!

Like I say, just add about 5 or 6 new runways in imagination-land, and problem solved! Piece o' cake!  

Cheers!
Anthony/Airport


User currently offlineSASDC8 From Norway, joined Mar 2006, 756 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10040 times:
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Quoting kaneporta1 (Reply 12):
Not sure where this picture was taken, but it has to be a "wide body rich" airport...

Somewere in the US  

If the OP thinks of WB pax action vs NB pax action I think the list would have to contain HKG, SIN, BKK and of course DXB.

Cheers
Stein



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User currently offlineembrider From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8374 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains images Flyingfox27 : I was going to say VCV but they hardly move all day lol!
31 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains links and images 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 Post contains images 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.
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