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US Airports That Never See Airbus Aircrafts?  
User currently offlinevinniewinnie From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 770 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 14271 times:

Silly topic maybe but following the topic "CNN Marks Airbus 380 5 Year Anniversary" (http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/5625245/) and one comment made on the CNN discussion board stating the following nonsense:

"Boeing outsold airbus in 2012 and still has a greater number of planes in the global fleet. Also no, ive been flying for years and ive never seen an airbus in a domestic us airport. The only airbuses I have seen in the United States fly in from Europe. Most Americans know better than to buy inferior frog made products." (by AmazingDX111)

I was wondering if there was any US airports that hardly/never ever see Airbus aircrafts, whether flying domestic or international?

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User currently offlinetp1040 From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 14261 times:

I would assume the writer would not know an Airbus if he was flying on one.

User currently offlineB6WNQX From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 14238 times:

I would think that DAL would be one unless it is for a charter or private flight. Just the one of the top of my head for busier airports. You could go with a lot of small airports to avoid Airbus as they are all on regional jets.

User currently offlineouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4482 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 14230 times:

Quoting vinniewinnie (Thread starter):
I was wondering if there was any US airports that hardly/never ever see Airbus aircrafts, whether flying domestic or international?

It is probably a shorter list to put those that do. Considering the thousands of airports in the country.



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15466 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 14226 times:

Quoting vinniewinnie (Thread starter):
I was wondering if there was any US airports that hardly/never ever see Airbus aircrafts, whether flying domestic or international?

Many. Start with pretty much every smaller airport served largely or entirely with regional jets.



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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7343 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 14064 times:

Post-mergers, there are very few airports left that do not see some degree of Airbus traffic (if they receive more than 5 =10 mainline flights per day).

ANC - currently only sees 1 Airbus (A319) per day PHX-ANC

MIA & DFW - receive a very low percentage of total movements, primarily since the largest airline (AA) does not operate Airbus aircraft (currently).


User currently offlineouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4482 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 14002 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 4):
Many. Start with pretty much every smaller airport served largely or entirely with regional jets.

Until FedEx drops in an A300/310 for cargo.



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13879 times:

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 5):
ANC - currently only sees 1 Airbus (A319) per day PHX-ANC

In the Summer season, F9 sends the usual A319 1x a day. FAI sees the same thing from F9.

Does anyone know if Bremerton National Airport (PWT) has ever seen an Airbus? It has seen the 707, 727 and 737 as far as I know.

I don't think Jeffco/Rocky Mountain Airport (BJC) has seen an Airbus, but it has seen a 737-200. Anyone know??



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User currently offlinerichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4199 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13843 times:

Quoting DTW.SCE" class="quote" target="_blank">PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 5):

ANC - currently only sees 1 Airbus (A319) per day PHX-ANC

That's off-season since I know of at least one more airline (B6) that flies Airbuses to ANC.

I'm not exactly sure what the point of the OP is because there seems there are several contradictions in it. Of the 300 or so US commercial airports, I'd guess that a good 60% don't see any regular Airbus aircraft but that's because they don't see anything approaching 100-seat aircraft of any type. Of the airports that do see regular aircraft of 100 seats or more, it depends on who the major carriers are that serve the airport. There are some airports, i.e., DTW, JFK, FLL, PHX, CLT, where it is a steady stream of Airbus aircraft mixed with other types. At PHL, you are more likely to see Airbus narrowbody equipment than Boeing narrowbody equipment.

The quote referenced in the OP is absurd.



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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7343 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13841 times:

Before the UA/CO merger CLE did not see much, if any Airbus traffic

Before the NW/DL merger, CVG did not see much, if any Airbus traffic.


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 29680 posts, RR: 84
Reply 10, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13783 times:
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Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 7):
In the Summer season, F9 sends the usual A319 1x a day. FAI sees the same thing from F9.

I would guess that Alaska would be the US State with the most airports that don't see Airbus flights since AS dominates and they only fly the 737.


User currently offlineJetskipper From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13769 times:

Hawaii sees very little airbus traffic.

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13740 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 10):
I would guess that Alaska would be the US State with the most airports that don't see Airbus flights since AS dominates and they only fly the 737.

True, I agree. However, it was noted that UA and B6 sends (or will send) an Airbus up there.



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User currently offlineUALWN From Andorra, joined Jun 2009, 2654 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13707 times:

Quoting Jetskipper (Reply 11):
Hawaii sees very little airbus traffic.

Except for HA's 10 A332s, among others...



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User currently offlineleftyboarder From Turkey, joined Apr 2008, 693 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13712 times:

Quoting Jetskipper (Reply 11):
Hawaii sees very little airbus traffic.

Is that a joke? With a rather large and growing A330 fleet of the home carrier?


User currently offlineCargolex From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1251 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13704 times:

Quoting Jetskipper (Reply 11):
Hawaii sees very little airbus traffic.

Maybe the smaller airports, but certainly not HNL, since Hawaiian is an A330 operator.

My guess is there are very few places that are jet-capable that have never, ever seen any Airbus land there at all, but there are some places where it's really rare.

For now, it's very unusual to see any Airbus at BLI - thought that will change once Allegiant gets A319s in quantity. I'm guessing, however, that at some point at least one Airbus has landed there.


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13691 times:

Quoting Cargolex (Reply 15):
I'm guessing, however, that at some point at least one Airbus has landed there.

F9 has been there.



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User currently offlinevinniewinnie From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 770 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13638 times:

Quoting richierich (Reply 8):
I'm not exactly sure what the point of the OP is because there seems there are several contradictions in it. Of the 300 or so US commercial airports

You are right in terms of the smaller airports. It didn't cross my mind to be honest! There is little point in this topic other than the fact that it is different and a little more fun than the usual topics!

How about MDW? Huge Southwest fortress must have little to no airbus's!


User currently offlineLN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 962 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13625 times:

Quoting Jetskipper (Reply 11):
Hawaii sees very little airbus traffic.

Don't the Hawaiian A330 count? As an example: HA11 / N388HA is now inbound from SFO and will land around 45 minutes from now at HNL.


User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3638 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13600 times:

FWA has never seen a scheduled passenger Airbus of any kind, and almost all the pax charters from FWA are on 737s or DC-9s/MD-80s with the occasional EV lawn dart thrown in. However, FWA does see A32x during weather diversions from ORD, DTW, and others, and FedEx and UPS occasionally send in A300 freighters as opposed to the normal 757s during the holidays.

That may change, however, if G4 sends their A319s to FWA from SFB and other cities (or if F9 decides to start FWA).

Quoting vinniewinnie (Reply 17):
How about MDW? Huge Southwest fortress must have little to no airbus's!
F9, DL, Volaris, and Interjet all send A32x to MDW.

[Edited 2012-12-03 14:25:33]


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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 18683 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13591 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 4):
Many. Start with pretty much every smaller airport served largely or entirely with regional jets.

I was going to say, SBA came to mind. They did see UA 733's for a while, but never an Airbus AFAIK unless it was an ACJ.


User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3150 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13481 times:

Quoting vinniewinnie (Thread starter):
I was wondering if there was any US airports that hardly/never ever see Airbus aircrafts, whether flying domestic or international?

YES - All U.S. Airports that aren't FAR Part 139 and that is 90% of U.S. Airports


User currently offlineLN-KGL From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 962 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 13455 times:

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 21):
YES - All U.S. Airports that aren't FAR Part 139 and that is 90% of U.S. Airports

And I guess Boeing aren't building aircraft with less than 31 seats anymore  


User currently offlineleftyboarder From Turkey, joined Apr 2008, 693 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 13442 times:

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 21):
YES - All U.S. Airports that aren't FAR Part 139 and that is 90% of U.S. Airports

  Then again, no Boeings at those airports either.


User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3150 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 13428 times:

Quoting PSU.DTW.SCE (Reply 5):

MIA & DFW - receive a very low percentage of total movements, primarily since the largest airline (AA) does not operate Airbus aircraft (currently).

MIA still sees a lot of Airbus aircraft however

Domestic - Delta A319/A320, United A320, US A320

International

Avianca - A318/A319/A320/A330 - multiple daily flights
Taca - A319/A320/A321 - multiple flights
Lufthansa - varies throughout the year A330/A343/A346/A388
Air Berlin - A332
Alitalia - A332
Swiss - A333/A343 - varies
Virgin - A343/A346 alternate with 744
Aeroflot - A332
TAP Portugal - A332
Fed Ex - A300/A310
UPS - A300
Air Canada - A320
Interjet - A320
TAM - A332
Iberia - A343/A346
Air France (to Haiti) A320


25 Post contains images apodino : This is an interesting question that has me thinking. BNA has to be an airport that doesn't get alot of Airbus traffic with the large WN presence...th
26 airbazar : Either that that person is lying. Even if flying from a small airport on a regional jet, that RJ has to land somewhere and almost 100% of the time th
27 kordcj : If you narrowed the list to say Class B and C airports, I wonder how many actually make the list of having no airbus grace their runways. I'd imagine
28 FreshSide3 : In SEA we see just about all........except the 380......we did have the 340, for a while, too, up until SAS stopped flying to SEA. Air Canada only use
29 LN-KGL : Isn't Jetblue flying in to Hobby then?
30 FreshSide3 : UA originally had SEA-ANC long before the merger but stopped a few years ago. It used to be a 320. Since the CO merger, it's only been boeing. Howeve
31 FWAERJ : I think B6 uses the E190 into HOU, but I'm not sure.
32 kordcj : According to their website, both flights are with E190s.
33 usflyer msp : F9, DL, and US all fly A32X into BNA. I'm scheduled to fly a US A319 CLT-BNA on Christmas Eve.
34 Dazed767 : SFB gets A330s and occasionally I see a jetblue 320 charter.
35 Post contains images SYDSpotter : What about BFI or PAE
36 A340Spotter : BLI did have an A319 operator in Skybus for a little while, at least SAT gets Interjet A320s if I remember correctly. For a long while in the mid 199
37 jporterfi : You're forgetting about F9's service to DEN, DL's service to ATL, and also Y4's services to Mexico. All of those utilize Airbuses for at least some o
38 burnsie28 : All ATL flights are Airbus'
39 jporterfi : Thanks for the clarification. FlightAware showed Airbus aircraft operating the route, but I didn't look at all of the flights for today, and I seem t
40 AirframeAS : If you have read the thread, it was mentioned that F9 does seasonally from DEN to ANC & FAI and UA (used to...) has sent the Airbus up there. I w
41 kordcj : Yeah I didn't do Class D airports. The list for was Class B and C airports. You're right, I don't know how I left SAT on there. UPS, FedEx, DL, UA, U
42 USAirALB : I'd say that CLT sees airbus equipment more than any other mainline type.
43 Viajero : Didn't see an Airbus flight? I know they saw at minimum 1 daily. HP flew A320s at least once a day to PHX. I flew that segment frequently in late 199
44 cosyr : I don't know how much US flies mainline into ALB, but since B6 doesn't fly there, its the best bet in Upstate NY. Edit: Looking on Flightaware, US fli
45 CO777DAL : What about DAL? WN, UA, DL, no Airbuses.
46 SuperDash : It is correct....the Island of Hawai'i does not currently see Airbus equipment And I would throw Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, Wrangell and Petersburg in
47 ha763 : Jetskipper's statement is true. Notice he said Hawaii. As a whole, the State of Hawaii has very few Airbus flights. At the moment, only 7 out of the
48 A340Spotter : Scheduled? Correct, no Airbus, however on the north side of the field, at Associated (or whatever it is officially called now), there are usually 2-3
49 gigneil : Why are we trying to defend this idiot? Its safe to say he's never been to an airport that doesn't see an Airbus. Correct. Anywhere that dick has been
50 KGRB : Not quite true. It depends on which day you check the schedule. Just yesterday, they had three A319 departures on DL, one to MSP and two to DTW. Now
51 ABQopsHP : CRP would be one, that does not have mainline service, except WN. Thus there are no Airbus flights here. Only during IAH weather issues has there been
52 kgaiflyer : I'm thinking ELP that receives only RJs from UA, and US-- MD80's from AA and DL -- and 737s from WN, its major tenant.
53 ushermittwoch : Lufthansa sends an A333.
54 Mark2fly1034 : DAB gets like 2 or 3 airbuses a yeat
55 floridaflyboy : I've flown DL A319/A320's out of DAB to ATL many times. Right now, it's all MD-88, but it does see its share of Airbuses.
56 mallthus : That was going to be my response as well. I've flown on a 734 out of there (AC swap for busy week), as well as the usual Embraers, Canadairs and Saab
57 Post contains images KELPkid : ELP gets fairly regular A300's/A310's from FX and 5X though... US has sent the occasional A319 when they still flew mainline PHX-ELP. It was mostly f
58 as777 : Asiana also sends in an A330. Not sure if it is 33 or 32. But I have seen it on approach multiple times.
59 brilondon : Try again. I believe that along with HA's A330's, DL flies into HNL with the A330 from ATL., KIX, and NRT. But to come back to the thread, FNT does n
60 as777 : Here are also 5 airports that see daily 73's but no Airbus, and probably never will. OME, BRW, BET, PUO, and ADQ
61 richierich : I think it used to be A320 service years ago but apparently it has been pared down to a pair of E90s. I was making a counter-point about US airports
62 Post contains images flyingturtle : PAE and BFI, hmm... that's when Boeing rents an Airbus, and takes it apart to study the bird's innards. David
63 xjramper : In his defense, the majority of the movements (ie with the exception of what you listed above which I think is 10 total flights) are non airbus. And
64 brilondon : Defend him for being wrong? I did not mention Jetstar from Australia, PR form the Philippians, MU from Shanghai, and OZ from Soeul. I will accept you
65 NASCARAirforce : Maybe an occassional BBJ at some of the larger GA airports like TEB, ORL, PTK but also you might get an ACJ too. DAB was for a while getting Delta A3
66 xjramper : I don't think you have quite figured out the definition of "very little". It's okay, I understand. JQ4 -332 HA10 -332 MU572 - 332 OZ231-333 PR101 - 3
67 asctty : It is indeed a silly topic considering that the most famous Airbus of all landed (safely) on the Hudson River not so long ago after taking off on an i
68 kordcj : It looks like on some days DL will send an A320 to DAB, but most of the time it's an MD88, CRJ, or surprisingly a 752(flt 679). Wow DAB has gotten up
69 cotparampguy : Until G4 decides to start sending 319s, PIE. Not the busiest airport ever but G4 has a pretty sizable operation there. F9 tried service there instead
70 blueman87 : B6 there now LGB and soon SEA
71 xaapb : IIRC before the merge and I think sometime after the merger McAllen MFE did not see any Airbus, now I belive there are a couple of flights operate wit
72 USAirALB : This is UAs low season at ALB. Only one mainline flight to ORD on an A319. In the Summer/Fall, you'll see a A320 and an A319 daily. ALB has always be
73 NASCARAirforce : Currently they are pretty much a non Airbus airport since the British charters aren't very busy now - they are barely a Boeing airport either with th
74 NASCARAirforce : Anything Airbus was unheard of at DAB while I attended ERAU also in mid 2000s. It was just Continental and Delta, which at that time didn't own any a
75 tullamarine : The whole pretext of this thread is flawed as the original poster on cnn.com appears fairly clueless (as well as xenophobic). Chances are just about e
76 flymia : Key West does not see any airbus but does have 737 service. I know an odd airport but still. I wouldn't be too surprised if Key West has NEVER had an
77 Post contains images CapEd388 : Yeah I barely found out about MFE receiving A319 service from UA a few weeks ago. I flew out of MFE on November 19 with AA and parked right next to u
78 jolau1701 : I would imagine a lot of places where regional carriers have line-stations.
79 United_fan : You can add Aspen ( ASE ) .
80 Post contains images kgaiflyer : I come to think of it, there are occasional plain, white fuselages that arrive/depart in the middle of the night (Fort Bliss? William Beaumont Army M
81 United_fan : I know I read on here that DL would sub the A319 to EYW in the past. Not sure,though.
82 Post contains links and images LGWflyer : Nope Monarch haven't got rid of the A330's and they still have the two, but an A300 and A320 did leave the fleet for scrapping last month. Thomas Coo
83 DeltaRules : DAB's RON flight is currently an A320, though it seems to rotate between A320s, 757s, MD-88s, or DC-9-50s depending on the time of year. In terms of
84 brilondon : If you remove the inter-island flights that involve 717's, CRJ's and Island air flights, My definition of very little is different then yours. I read
85 tommy767 : MHT definitely doesn't see any airbusses.
86 Post contains links and images flyingturtle : Just for fun: View Large View MediumPhoto © Chris Banyai-Riepl A lot more Airbii pics are from BFI. David
87 Post contains links and images KELPkid : I know the feeling. I witnessed a four-engined aircraft (all white) doing a low pass down the runway at 5T6 (Santa Teresa) one day, and was told to "
88 brilondon : What is an Airbii? Call Mulder and Scully.
89 CapEd388 : "Airbii" is plural for Airbus. So when there are a group of two or more Airbus, instead of saying Airbuses we say Airbii lol. Like Fungus = Fungi etc
90 EagleBoy : I think we can safely assume that AmazingDX111 who posts on cnn.com is a buffoon who eats only 'Freedom Fries'
91 xaapb : That was great!! I would never imagine that MFE would ever see an A319 in the blue tulip!
92 UPNYGuy : ALB will now see a decent amount of airbus traffic on mainline. Both US and UA operate the A320 series into ALB. US is finalizing the retirement of th
93 kgaiflyer : Great shot. That looks like B-11. I didn't know that was ever a common use gate. Oh, that kind of stuff is kept across the state-line at Roswell, San
94 Post contains images KELPkid : The rotunda at the end of B concouse is left over from the ancient, Continental Airline's ELP as a focus city days... Contintental built the rotunda
95 Cubsrule : . . . and the exceptions are mostly related to a single little carrier called Southwest. There are plenty of larger WN stations - MDW, BNA, STL, OAK,
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