Biggles313 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 47 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 932 times:
Montreal-Mirabel (CYMX) used to handle all intercontinental (ie non-domestic/USA) traffic into the city, from '75 to '97, scheduled charter and cargo. These days it's charter and cargo only because of lack of demand and the painful connection requried to the Dorval airport...
Small airport? Depends on how you look at it. The single terminal is pretty small (about 5 jetway gates, the rest of the gates are Dulles-style buses)
The noise buffer zone and property outline makes it the biggest airport "zone" in the world and it has 2 giant concrete runways, but it's hardly used. Talk about a total commercial failure.....
DSMav8r From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 579 posts, RR: 7 Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 924 times:
In the 1980's I experienced the Ozark syndrome first hand... Midwestern cities like: ALO, FOD, MCW, STJ, COU, PIA and CMI all had mainline DC-9 flights. After the TWA takeover all these cities except for PIA and ALO (I believe) had thier mainline service yanked.
I also recall TOL, CAK and FWA losing UAL mainline service.
To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home
Philh83 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 134 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 903 times:
Flight was on a F-100. I really miss the AA mainline service. Hope it returns with the growth of ISP.
Yes, US did experiment with mainline service at ISP. Was either on a 737 or F-100, dont remember, as it was 6 years ago. As I said above, hope it returns with the recent growth of ISP.
ISP deserves another chance to prove it can support mainline service. I believe it can, because if the price is right, ISP has proven it can support service. Are you listening AA and US?
Flashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2891 posts, RR: 7 Reply 15, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 866 times:
ILOVEA340 - The Stapleton runways and runway bridges over Interstate 25 have long since been demolished. They're redeveloping the airport into a residential and business development, and they've torn down parts of the terminal.
United's training center remains (and was recently expanded), and the Control Tower will stay as a monument to the old airport. The parking garage is used as a city transit center.
If you drive out there, though, you can still see the brown airport traffic signs directing you to and from the terminal. Way faded and worn, they're really the last signs that there used to be an airport there.