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What Is Your Favorite Small Airport?  
User currently offlineBoeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1855 times:

What is your favorite less that 1 million passengers a year airport and why do you like it? Are they planning expansion at this airport and does it have a promising future? Feel free to post pictures to help describe the airport...

Here is mine.. TVC Traverse City Cherry Capital Airport in Michigan. Obviously because it is my hometown airport. It is served by Northwest, Mesaba, Express Airlines 1, Skyway, Air Wisconsin and American Eagle.Airport expansion set to begin in about a month including a new 50 Million dollar + terminal to handle aircraft up to 757 size. Terminal will be built so expansion will be easy to support growth. A main runway extension from 6500ft to over 7000-7500ft (Dont exactly know, they are keeping it hush hush, remember to non aviation people, a lengthened runway will bring 747's to Europe, and we dont want that now do we?)  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Here are some photos...







http://www.tvcairport.com

What is your favorite smaller airport?

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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3995 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

My favorite small airport is ISP (but I don't think ISP has less than 1 million pax a year) because it's my home airport, ISP is served by Southwest, Delta Express (I've heard that Delta Express will be ending service at ISP) USAirways Express, American Eagle, Continental Express, Comair, Northwest Airlink and ASA. The terminal at ISP was expanded in 1999. At ISP there is the good chance of all kinds of growth and new airlines coming to serve here  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineDSMav8r From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

EGE - Eagle/Vail, CO. All 757's, all the time... Seasonal of course.  Smile


To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home
User currently offlineDelta2006 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

Rochester Minnesota

User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1455 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1779 times:

Innsbruck LOWI
spectacluar approach mostly dash8
and in the winter season a lot of charter carriers md 80s, A320 and b737.


User currently offlineTWAalltheway From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1774 times:

Greetings from Pittsburgh!
I would have to say MLI. (Moline/Quad City International Airport) Its located in Moline, Illinois. My reasons are that because for one I used to live there. It also gets service with Air Wisconsin 146s, TWA DC-9/MD-80/717, Airtran DC-9, Mesaba 340/CRJ, Skyway 1900D(Yuck!). It used to get service with that stupid start-up Accessair, and American Eagle, but thats beside the point. I also love the new terminal, but I moved just before the opening. So I kept up to date on the internet. The runways are relatively new too, I think....? I think they were constructed in 1985 along with the old butt ugly terminal. I also love the new Elliot Aviation building. The ATC staff is friendly, too. I called once to take a tour of the tower, and I got a nice 25 minute visit up there, along with a visit to the TRACON. MLI is awesome!

http://www.qcairport.com


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TWA all the way!


User currently offlineWodo From Germany, joined Jul 2000, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

SCN. It's small, familiar, fast with a new terminal.
It has a short runway which makes starts and landings feeling special.


User currently offlinePendrilsaint From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1760 times:

Ashevile Regional airport in Asheville NC...the ground staff is very friendly. The airport is simple to get around as any airport should be...Most of the flights are operated Comair to Cincinati , US Airways to Charlotte , ASA to Atlanta , and Continental just started a new route from newark to asheville..it will remain to be scene how this route does , but my bets will be well , as Asheville is becoming a very prominent tourist destination. (oh...and on some days, I think once a week or month they even serve warm cookies and milk as you enter the airport , to thank everyone for making the airport the success it is today=)

User currently offlineN521NA From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

I like LEX (Lexington, KY). It's just a nice airport. Friendly people there. Nice design.

User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

COS (Colorado Springs, CO). Very new, clean, and manageably sized airport with a whole another terminal to expand into!

User currently offlineDabomb4944 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 35 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

Greenville Spartanburg International

User currently offlineFavre From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 595 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

grb-green bay,wi of course.....


BAE 146 ARJ CV-580 YS-11 SH360 DASH8 SAAB340 EMB 120-135-145-175 DC9/10/30/40/50 MD80/90 DC10 717 727 737 747 757 767 77
User currently offlinePgh234 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 796 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

OGG in Maui (I dont know if it is under a million though??) It is very nice and very new. I have flown out of there 4 times and each one was a very enjoyable experience.

User currently offlineAmericawest123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1742 times:

IWA - Williams Gateway (Phoenix, AZ)
This is an ex-military base which services more cargo than pax, but they just finished a passenger terminal and hope to have airlines like southwest, america west, and united express! Airport is about 20 nm south east of Sky Harbor with 3 12000 ft rwys.


User currently offlineChuckles1225 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 160 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1741 times:

Farve, I live in Wi. also and Outagammie County is my favorite airport Smile/happy/getting dizzy


ask not what your pilot can do for you, ask what you can do for your pilot
User currently offlineBoeing757fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

ATW does look interesting.. I always see some cool stuff on http://www.fboweb.com flying in and out of there. How do you get MidEx MD80's in ATW? Thats status if you ask me, considering they only have a few and they serve the much larger markets.

BTW, inst COS well over a million pax a year?



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