AT From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1094 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3451 times:
Why are some runways used exclusively for take-offs or landings? and are there differences between the two?
The one that best comes to mind is the 3rd (non parallel) runway at Frankfurt, whcih is used for takeoffs only. Also at London Heathrow, I think that 9L is exclusively used for landings and 9R exclusively for take-offs.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3374 times:
at KCLE: with rare exceptions:
Runway 28 inbound only (bad weather ILS)
Runway 10 inbound only (summer evenings)
obviously not at the same time.
Runway 10/28 is usually used as a taxiway for departures on Rwy 24L/24R. Rarely if ever do you see a small aircraft depart on Runway 28; I have seen a single UPS DC-8 departure from Runway 10, simply because of rare conditions: 1--the wind was calm, 2--the DC-8 was not fully loaded that day, 3--the UPS ramp is adjacent to the runup for Runway 10.
Mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33516 posts, RR: 71
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3345 times:
The new fourth, currently under construction (mid/late 2003 completion), MIA runway will be used exclusively for take-offs. It is easier to run things and in the end of it, often more efficent. Have others have pointed out, various other restrictions may apply in certain cases, such as FRA.
HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks ago) and read 3327 times:
Runway 21L/3R is used primarily for landing, with an occassional take off here or there.
21/3C is the main take off runway, but during peak landing times it is used for landing too.
21R/3L or maybe I should say 22L/4R now is used for both. It is the longest runway, the only runway that the 747s use for take offs now. It is used by other ac for takeoffs during peak periods and probably will even more so with the opening of 22R/4L.
22R/4L looks like the landing runway during peak times.
Much like Atlanta, L.A. and Dallas, the other airports with 4 parallel runways, Detroit will use the outer mainly for landing and inner for takeoffs.