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Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 3:35 am

This is the kind of information that is not easy to find, so I'm launching my bottle in the sea of your knowledge (I know, there's a poet sleeping in me  Yeah sure ). From what I've been able to find, here's a few airports that seem to be open 24/24 (in no particular order):
- YMX (yessssss!!!);
- JFK;
- ORD;
- ORY;
- HKG;
- SIN;
- and probably lots more.

Please tell me of all the airports you know that are open 24/24. Thanks.
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Thu Feb 27, 2003 3:37 am

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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 3:45 am

Kansai Airport KIX? is open 24-24 h
 
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Thu Feb 27, 2003 3:49 am

and DXB of course...
 
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 3:49 am


yes, KIX is open 24/7
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 3:52 am

Add Bahrain and most of the Gulf airports.

Highest traffic levels between 10pm - 2am for BAH!
 
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 4:26 am

hi

ORY is not open 24/24 : it couldn't because of noise regulations

the only airport open 24/24 for Paris area is CDG (more esp. terminal 1)

when I worked there we would receive delayed flights in the middle of the night and in particular some flights supposed to land at ORY : ex-AOM, TAP, RAM , Corsair....

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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 4:35 am

PHL is open 24/7. Most passenger flts arrive between 6am-11pm. However many UPS flts arrive between 11pm-3am.
 
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 5:22 am

All airports in India are opened 24/24. All the international flights leave between 10:00pm and 5:00am and all domestic flights are during the day.
 
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 5:23 am

Isn't MEL open 24 hours a day?
 
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 5:55 am

Thank you all guys. What about Europe: is CDG the only major airport to be open 24/24 in Europe?
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 6:16 am

For Germany, most major airports are open at night for:
-mail flights
-measurement and calibration flights
-diversions
-emergencies
-flights required to prolong / issue a licence

"Normal operations" are allowed: (note most are quite small airfields)
HHN is open round the clock for Chapter 3 aircraft.
LEJ is open round the clock for Chapter 2 (permission required) one one runway, and for Chapter 3 aircraft.
CGN is open round the clock for Chapter 3 aircraft (bonus list), and military flights
DRS is open for Chapter 3 / bonus list aircraft
LBC is unrestricted (5900ft runway, but the B747-400 is on the bonus list)
FMO is open for Chapter 3 / bonus list
FNB is unrestricted (preferential runway is 9/27, the only runway, ha ha)

I feel in no mood looking up about a thousand other airports that come to my mind, but in the third world, most airports are completely unrestricted, anything that is in the air and wishes to land may do so ...

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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 6:16 am

Stockholm-Arlanda (ARN) is open 24h. (not a major european - but al least in Europe)
 
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 7:51 am

DTW

Although pretty dead between midnight and 6am...

some late Northwest flights come straggling in between 12am-2am,

charter flights like with ATA or Ryan Air I've seen come in around 3am

The first Fed Ex flights of the morning start arriving around 4:30am and Northwest flights start arriving from west coast around 5am.
 
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 8:11 am

All airports in India are opened 24/24. All the international flights leave between 10:00pm and 5:00am and all domestic flights are during the day.

Uh... no.

There are plenty of Indian airports that disallow night operations, plenty of domestic flights at night and plenty of daytime international flights as well.
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 9:10 am

KUL - Kuala Lumpur - with mostly Cargo flights and Lauda Air's 777s calling in every morning at 0450 and the odd Qatar departure at 0230.
 
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 9:14 am

MEM is I believe, being FedEx's superhub - I've been out at 2am and seen planes land
 
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 9:17 am

Shame the shops aren't open 24 hours - apart from in Dubai, of course, where shopping never seems to cease.............
 
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 9:33 am

MIA is open 24/7.

The last passenger departures are at around 1AM (there are one or two arrivals around that time too) and the first passenger arrivals are just before 4AM. Of course, cargo is going on all day and night long.

LAS is 24/7 too, I'm sure.
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 9:41 am

I would bet SEA is open 24, and maybe even JNB
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 9:59 am

Yes flyinghighboy,

MEL is open 24hrs.

So is EMA in the UK

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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 10:01 am

YYC is 24/7 as well. The occasional redeye flight between Midnight-3am,and a few cargo flights as well. I believe Cargolux on Tues. & Thurs. nights.
 
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 10:23 am

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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 10:44 am

O'hare ORD - open 24-24 but from 12AM-5AM (0000-0500) you have to have a ticket to be in the airport terminal.

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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 10:51 am

DTW has a policy between 12:30a and 5a for incoming and outbound flights. If the weather is clear and the wind is calm- all flights depart to and arrive from the south- that is because south of the airport is mainly rural, while north of the airport is built up with a lot of houses.
 
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 1:38 pm

In the US it is an exception to things to not be open 24 hours per day. You could probably list those that aren't using your fingers and toes to count.
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 1:50 pm

KLAS, as well as every casinos, is open 24/7
 
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 2:16 pm

DEN is open 24/7.

CAI is open 24/7. It sees most of its traffic at night.
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 2:20 pm

ATL is open 24 hours a day.

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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 2:24 pm

Perhaps a distinction should be made between airports which are open 24/7 versus airports which have common/scheduled service throughout that time period.
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 2:25 pm

PHX is open 24 hours a day too!!
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 6:20 pm

I can't think of any of the top say 15 airports in the UK which are not H24.

Like ConcordeBoy said, there is a difference between being open 24 hours a day and receiving regular scheduled services 24 hours a day.
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 6:54 pm

Oslo - Gardermoen (OSL) is open 24/24 too, but handles most charter and cargo flights during night time.
 
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 6:58 pm

PDX is running round the clock. After about 1am it's all cargo etc, but it doesn't shut down.
 
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 7:09 pm

I believe LBA has only been H24 for a decade; the ones that I think are closed during the nighttime in the UK are INV (invariably the last LGW service of the day if delayed goes to Kinloss) and HUY (though the Icelandair services does mean extended opening on those nights).

Isn't the LHR operation restricted so as not to upset the apple cart with the residents i.e. the extra early arrivals which should come in around 06.00 are "delayed" to get them past 06.00 so as not to eat up night time slots.

MAN has been H24 for around 50 years.

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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Thu Feb 27, 2003 8:15 pm

"Isn't the LHR operation restricted so as not to upset the apple cart with the residents i.e. the extra early arrivals which should come in around 06.00 are "delayed" to get them past 06.00 so as not to eat up night time slots."

Yes but that doesn't mean it's not H24. That is just a noise restriction. In an emergency, we would land there at any time without restriction (and make as much noise as we wanted in the process Big grin)
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Fri Feb 28, 2003 2:33 am

YHM for UPS Cargojet Purolator ABX Morning Star Express and a few other smaller cargo carriers.
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Fri Feb 28, 2003 4:44 am

ATL is a 24/7/365 airport; if you were to listen to the airport frequencies between 3-5 am, you would think it was later in the day, because during that time period, many cargo flights (UPS, FedEX, ABX, AirNet, etc.) are taking off, and the first inbounds for Deltaof the day are coming in from the West Coast.
 
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Fri Feb 28, 2003 6:06 am

I believe VNO (Vilnius International) is also in this group, since it has some flights in night, early morning and late evening. However, duty free shops are closed in night (until 6 o'clock in morning I believe), thus it is not very good to fly from there at night.
 
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Fri Feb 28, 2003 6:38 am

Isn't Chhatrapati Shivaji open 24/24 b/c of all intl dep. and arr coming into the airport and same goes for Indira Gandhi. Hindustan open 24/24? Meenambakkam? Thiruvanathapuram for Gulf flights? Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose for BA and flights headed towards BKK, NRT, HKG and all AI flights right?

Chhatrapati Shivaji - Bombay/Mumbai
Indira Gandhi - Delhi
Meenambakkam - Madras/Chennai
Thiruvanathapuram - Thiruvanathapuram/Trivandrum
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose/ Calcutta/Kolkata
Hindustan - Bangalore

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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Fri Feb 28, 2003 7:00 am

LTN is not either.Has some 3am arrivals from Spain on Easyjet flights!
 
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Fri Feb 28, 2003 11:33 am

Have you noticed most of the airports with round-the-clock operations are usually located over water or are far away from population centers?

I believe that the reason why there is a serious proposal to put an airport on the Thames estuary to replace LHR is the very fact the airport can operate around the clock with no noise restrictions even on ICAO Stage III compliant airliners.
 
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Fri Feb 28, 2003 11:51 am

ORD has some flights during the night

up to about 12AM there are flights close together.
11:59PM United arrival from DEN
11:58PM United arrival from SFO
12:03AM Mexicana arrival from MEX
1:45AM there is a Mexicana departure to MEX

first west-coast redeye everyday is UA 552 from SAN at 4:40AM


then theres charter flights arriving in the middle of the night, like my flight from PUJ which got to O'Hare at 2:50AM

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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Fri Feb 28, 2003 11:59 am

ICN is open 24hours, an ANA A321 arrives at 2AM  Smile
Also, I'm sure there are cargo flights that arrive during the night.
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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Fri Feb 28, 2003 12:04 pm

CYQM Smile is open 24 Hours 7 days a week I beleive that Most Ot the Evening traffic is Cargo wth FedEx, Purolator and a host of a few others and the Bulk of the MOrning and afternoon and early evening traffic is PAX traffic...... But i wonder what is that plane that passes over Saint Antoine at around 23:30 and where does that flight originate from I know it is a turbo prop plane.

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RE: Airports Open 24/24

Fri Feb 28, 2003 2:01 pm

MSP is open 24 hrs. In times of my youth (when you didn't have to be a paying passenger to get through security), my friends and I would run around the airport at 2am aimlessly. And we would park at the pickup area and nobody cared, after all it was 2am.
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