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PNE Into Second Philly Airport?  
User currently offlineUSAir330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 820 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2676 times:

I know that it has been discussed in the past that KPNE cannot be used for commercial aircraft due to the weight restrictions at the airfield. But considering PHL really has no room left. Can PNE be used like LGA is used in New York?

Here's an example of the room they have.

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User currently offlinerampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3103 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2618 times:

PNE did have commuter and regional service at one time.

Trenton and Wilmington haven't been able to sustain much recently, and they'd love to have more reliever status.

-Rampart


User currently offlinecrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1855 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2277 times:

The NIMBY's of the surrounding area, will NEVER allow it...

User currently offlineUSAir330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2242 times:

Quoting crownvic (Reply 2):
The NIMBY's of the surrounding area, will NEVER allow it...

I have a family member in that area    ..... It's ashame because using PNE might be what Philly needs to ease congestion at PHL. I don't really see WN going due to there investment in Terminal E. Maybe B6 and FL would be interested.

[Edited 2010-05-29 20:50:41]

User currently offlinecha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 783 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2152 times:

Philly does not need a 2nd airport. Philly needs:

1. 2 sets of parallel runways with a midfield terminal (with the green people and the NIMBYs it'll likely not happen for some time).
2. Less RJ/prop stuff like LGA
3. A people mover so that somebody can get between the terminals (a la ATL) in less than 10 minutes
4. A more regular and nonstop rail link to Center City



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User currently onlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7509 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

You need about 3.5 x 1.5 miles of land area to build a realistic reliever for PHL.

For PNE you need all the land up to Hwy 1 and Hwy 63/Woodhaven. The Southeast corner would need to be near the intersection of Hwy 13 and Holme. There are hundreds of homes and businesses which would have to be bought and torn down.

Even if the airport authority could get past the huge amounts of money needed, they would still face decades in court trying to get the land.

I've always thought that Willow Grove would eventually be taken over as the reliever. It could be expanded to the northwest much easier than PNE could be expanded. I also eventually see DOD closing Willow Grove and moving all operations to McGuire.


User currently offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4218 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1690 times:
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Quoting rampart (Reply 1):

PNE did have commuter and regional service at one time.

When I was younger and living across the border in Montgomery County Pennsylvania, Northeast Airport had Skycoach service to the west coast using DC-4 and DC-6 airframes.

Even back then (the late 50s) there were NIMBY and noise abatement issues.


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