Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1414 times:
Which airports around the world have airbridges? I know mostly every semi-large to large, even some very small, airports in the US have them. Also most major ones in Europe. What about all over the world in airports like JNB and CPT and Cairo and Asian airports, other African airports, South American airports, and anything else. What airports with airbridges have those "double" airbridges? By "double", I mean the kind there are in places like FRA that branch off into two at the end.
BAKYUNHAM From South Africa, joined Feb 2001, 48 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1320 times:
JNB has both airbridges and buses that take you out to remote areas where you board the plane by stairs. JNB is a decent, modern airport with a good selection of shops, restaurants, banks, and other services.
CPT did not have airbridges when I was there in 2000, but a great deal of construction was going on at the time.
PLZ (Port Elizabeth, S.A.) and VFA (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe) do not have airbridges.
I do not know about any other African airports but my guess would be that only large major gateways like Nairobi, Casablanca and Cairo would have them.
PerthGloryFan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1151 times:
The weirdest airbridge I ever saw was at the then Trans Australia Airlines terminal at Cairns, north Queensland, Australia back in the mid 1980s.
To board you walked out of the departure lounge, crossed a service road, climbed stairs to the airbridge tower, then walked along the airbridge to the a/c but, because we were boarding a DC9-30, the airbridge sloped down to less than half the height of the stairs we had climbed!
That's north Queensland for you!