RickB From United Kingdom, joined May 2003, 243 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2196 times:
I'm with Gkirk on this one - in the last twelve months I have been to Narita, LA, Frankfurt, Paris (CDG), Bangkok, JFK, Brussels and a whole host of others and not even Narita came close to LHR - its amazing to see all those 747's, 777's 767's and A340's etc lined up at the terminals let alone the dozens of aircraft at remote stands.
I have to say I have there are airports (mainly US) with more aircraft - but mostly smaller narrow bodies.
Asgeirs From Iceland, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 518 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2030 times:
I would think that LHR is among the busiest ones. I was in London on October 12th of last year (a bright, sunshiny day) and there were aircrafts all over the sky climbing up and away from LHR (mostly widebodies).
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EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 32
Reply 13, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2005 times:
LHR is NOT the busiest airport, it has the most INTERNATIONAL flights of any airport in the world.
I think the question is very misleading, it could have many different interpretations (biggest airport that handles widebodies, airport that handles the most widebodies, airport with most amount of passengers on widebodies etc etc etc)
Please clarify what you mean by 'Biggest And Busiest Heavy Jet Airport...'.
Japanguy From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 81 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1987 times:
As a percent of total aircraft as heavies, NRT definately takes the cake. Most of the narrows are sent through Haneda. Even the domestic routes are served with pretty large aircraft, the 744D and tons of 767's.