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The Airport You Know The Most…Please Introduce  
User currently offlineSepang From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1589 times:

Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia.
It is situated in Sepang, about 50km south of Malaysia’s capital city of Kuala Lumpur. Covering a vast area of over 10,000 hectares, this airport is one of the largest in the world, and also one of the most advanced.  Big thumbs up

The magnificent view of the airport coming alive at night with its bright glittering lights.

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It is designed to last well over 100 years, the current structure represents just one fourth of the airport’s true capacity. Hypersonic jets, 1000-passenger flights, 100 million travelers per year. Whatever the future brings, well be ready.  Smile

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It is the world’s first airport equipped with a fully integrated computer system that puts every single function of the entire airport under one central source. Total Airport Management System (TAMS). It’s what every airport dreams of.  Love

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The 130-metre (425ft) high tower is the tallest air traffic control tower in the world. Shaped liked a giant Olympic Torch, it will house the air traffic controllers, radar system and high-tech air space computer system. It was designed by a local architect.  Big thumbs up

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The 241,000 sq metre (2.6mn sq ft) Main Terminal Building is designed to allow an annual capacity of 25 million passengers from its opening day. It houses customs and immigration counters, duty free and retail outlets, and restaurants. The steel, timber-like ceiling is held up by conical pillars and flanked by shiny granite floors, large glass-paned walls and numerous check-in counters.

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The central hub of the Satellite Building offers travelers a landscaped garden, including forest trees and sculptured waterfall for enjoyment and relaxation. It create the effect of "The Airport in the Forest" and Forest in the Airport" Smokin cool

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In its very first year of operation, Malaysia Airport ultra-modern Kuala Lumpur Intl. Airport was voted No.1 for overall satisfaction by business travelers from around the world. This is what happens when an airport truly listens to its customers. (IATA Global Airport Monitor, April 1999. Airport 15-25M pax per annum.)

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SOMEDAY ALL AIRPORT WILL BE LIKE THIS
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User currently offlineTravellin'man From United States of America, joined May 2001, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1512 times:

It's beautiful!
I flew in and out of the "old" one four years ago, and that one still seemed fine to me. This one is spectacular!



It is not enough to be rude; one must also be incorrect.
User currently offlineDocpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1971 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1500 times:

Hi Sepang,

I've been to KLIA twice. I'm VERY impressed by it. (and remember, it's VERY unSingaporean to say that anything in Malaysia is nice  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ) but it really is!!

Malaysia has so much to offer as a tourist destination. You guys should actively promote yourselves overseas! Like, there's nothing to do in Singapore but our Tourism board makes our city look like the most happening on earth. I'm sure your tourism board can make Malaysia look like the most happening country on earth, because in many aspects, it is!! I love my visits to KL! It's really a first world modern city, but with third world prices! That's a GREAT combination! (and ask Dr Mahathir to devalue the Ringgit to US$1=RM4.20.....wah, us Singaporeans will INVADE your country I tell you, and wipe everything off your shelves! ahahahahahaa  Smile/happy/getting dizzy )

PS: hey, your port stole 2 of the Port of Singapore's BIGGEST customers ok!!!! ahahaaahahahah It's good that you guys become formidable competitors, it'll only spur us on to work harder, and everyone benefits from competition!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Dont' understand why no one uses Sepang though. It has the potential to be a real threat to Changi.



User currently offline747 4-ever From Sweden, joined Feb 2001, 604 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1492 times:

I've visited both the old airport and the new one, and I must say the new one is fantastic!!
Sepang: Very nice info!

/Robert


User currently offlineOdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1493 times:

Travellin'man: If the old one seems to be fine to you, I think you will awfully impressed by the new one, though it's a lot further than to downtown KL than the old one.

Docpepz: Hhehehehe....yeah I would had thought that it's very unSingaporean to say that anything is nice in Malaysia! Well, both Malaysia and Singapore have the best "partners" in the world!

About the tourist destination, I would say that the budget allocated for the promotion of tourism in Malaysia is way far less than those allocated for in Thailand and Singapore. Plus, although the number of tourist in Malaysia is higher than in Singapore and Thailand, (actually, Malaysia received the thrid most number of tourist in Asia after China and Hong Kong) the money spent per tourist is lower than in Singapore or Thailand. By the way, Singaporeans are Malaysia's biggest tourist customer, with 50% or more of the total tourist in Malaysia is from Singapore.

If Mahathis makes the peg to 4.20 to a dollar, I don't Malaysians will go Singapore as often! Now's I think the exchange rate is about double I think, which is pretty good. Think of just how much you can save just from the petrol you buy from Malaysia.

the 2 customers that we "stole" was Maersk and Evergreen right? Well, that only contribute 15% of your port's total output, so I don't think it will affect your port's status as a world cargo hub. Anyway, it's because they can save at least 50% if they use the port in Malaysia compared to the port in Singapore.

And the reason behind Sepang's failure is because of the low ringgit value. Many airlines find it hard to acheive high yield to fly into Malaysia, plus there's not much of a premium traffic in Malaysia. It's also sandwiched between two of SE Asia's hub, ie. Singapore and Bangkok!

With best regards.


User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1455 times:

Zurich Kloten International
The first Zurich airport was called Dubendorf and was located a few miles from the modern airport.
The Zurich government meet in 1943 to discuss a new modern Civil airport for passenger flights. The site of Kloten was chosen and construction began 1946. On on June 14th 1948 the first runway 28/10 with a length of 6,250ft was completed. Operations by planes too large to use dubendorf started. On November 17th 1948 the second runway was complete this was runway 16/34. (length 7700ft)
Now both intersecting runways were complete
A small terminal was built.
In 1954 the first of the expansion phases started,
Both existing runways would be extended and the terminals size would be increased by 75% with a total number of gates now at 28.
28/10 was extended to 8,200 ft.
16/34 was extended to 1,250ft.
Both runways were completed in 1961.
in 1970 the canton of Zurich decided to expand again. This time the Terminal B was added aswel as a third runway.

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the inside to terminal A (Swissair and partners)


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Both terminals as they appear today.

14/32 was created with a length of 10,850ft. (Apr.1 1976)

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You can see the three runways. 14/32 is in the bottom corner.

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an approach to runway 14 (16 can be seen to the side)

SBB (swiss federal railway) started construction of a large 4 tracked underground train station. It was started in 1971 and completed 1980.

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an overview of the entire airport with all runways and terminals.

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looking down terminal A (swissair)

Zurich airport is a great (if not the best) airport for photographers. There is the phamed Observation deck above the entire terminal B as well as official points to see planes from the perimeter fence. There are official bus tours all around the airport but these are cancelled until further notice. (You obviously know why)

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Both pictures were taken from the observation deck.


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this photo is taken from a perimeter fence location

Well as you can see http://www.uniqueairport.com is one of the greatest in the world.


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Its just a great airport!!!!!



User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1399 times:

Are all flights to Kuala Lumpur being operated into the new airport?

User currently offlineAA_Cam From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1392 times:

The airport I know the most is a small GA airport in Welland, Onario. CNQ3. It has two runways 23-05 which is 3500'x100', and 34-16 Which is 2900'x50'. This is my home away from home!
Small, but good enough for a PA-28-151!

Cam


User currently offlineDasa From East Timor, joined Aug 2001, 760 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1384 times:

The airport I know the best:
Melbourne International Airport
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne's International airport was opened in 1970, when the closer in Essendon airport was restricted in terms of room to move. Essendon airport had no room for runway extensions for the new jets coming into service, and Melbourne International was built for this purpose. The airport is in the North-West of Melbourne, in Tullamarine. It is linked to the Central Business District and other suburbs of Melbourne with the Tullamarine freeway and the CityLink system. Melbourne airport has 2 runways, runway 16/34 which is 3657 metres in length, and runway 09/27 which is 2286 metres in length.

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Melbourne airport has 4 terminals, 3 of which are combined in a central area, and another which is adjacent to this are.
The largest terminal is the QANTAS Domestic terminal. Next to this terminal is the International terminal, which services all international departures and arrivals, and next to this is the Ansett Domestic terminal. Adjacent to the Ansett Domestic terminal is the common-user domestic terminal, currently used only by Virgin Blue airlines.

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The 2 concourses to the left of the picture are the QANTAS concourses, the central diamond-shaped concourse is the International terminal, and the last 2 concourses are the Ansett concourses. The small walkway and gates next to the Ansett terminal is the common-user domestic terminal. Next to there are the freight facilities, and out of the picture are the Ansett and QANTAS maintenance facilities.

Melbourne airport handles approximately 17 million passengers a year, of which about 3 million are International passengers. Melbourne airport is served by 32 international carriers and all the major Australian domestic carriers.

____________________________
Das.A


User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1372 times:

Williston Sloulin Field International, ISN

This has been my home airport for 5 years now. I am taking flight lessons in a Cessna 152 (N714XY) here too. I am also in ground school.

Photos in Williston, taken by me (no one else has taken any and uploaded them to a.net yet!)


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We are served by Big Sky Airlines and Great Lakes Airlines. I will be flying to Billings from here next month to catch a flight to SFO... I also have flight lessons next week.

...Serge  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineOdiE From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

ILOVEA340: All the international flights operate into KUL (the new airport). Most of the domestic flights operate from KUL as well. Only on an average about 2 domestic flights per day operate from Subang Airport (SZB, the old airport). However, Malaysia's new start-up low-cost carrier, Air Asia, operate from SZB as well, providing customers high frequency to certain destinations in Malaysia.

In April 2002, when the Express Rail Link opens, linking KUL to downtown Kuala Lumpur in just 28 minutes, is opened, all flights from SZB will have to cease and then be transferred over to KUL. However, Air Asia had applied to stay in SZB since most low-cost carriers operate from secondary airport. Plus, the cost of them going to KUL is almost the same as the cost for them to get to the destination via flying. The governement had yet to decide on this yet.


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1342 times:

"Some day all airports will be like this"

I sure hope so, Canadian airports (at least the ones I've been to) are so boring.

Serge: How do you like the 152? I'm training in a 172 up here in Calgary, Alberta

Regards,
Kris



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