Laurent P
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Naples (Italy) Airport

Fri Apr 21, 2000 2:23 am

I will fly next week-end to Naples, Italy from Paris.
I love spotting in and around airports, and I would prepare in advance my visit at this airport. Do you have any info about it, good spotting locations, advices to enjoy the approach...I didn't find much information about this airport on the web, do you know any good address?
Many thanks in advance.

RE: Naples (Italy) Airport

Fri Apr 21, 2000 8:46 am

I've jumpseated into and out of Naples on a 757. The approach to runway 24 brings you quite close to the mountains, and the departure from runway 24 takes you right over the centre of Naples at low altitude (you'll get a good view on the left) before turning North over the bay of Naples. However, Runway 06 is prefered for takoff (because Runway 24 takes you over the city) I think I was just lucky. Runway 24 is the prefered landing runway and has ILS

The runway (there is only 1) is 2640m long and the apron is quite small, with parking for just 8 airliners. There are no airbridges, all passengers are bussed out to their aircraft.

There is the large Aeronavali hangar on the apron, when I was there there were only MD-80s (now there should be some British Airways DC-10s which are being converted to cargo there)

It's one of the more interesting airports in Europe to fly into and out of, but not too challenging, but the mountains are beautiful on approach to runway 24.

I don't know what the terminal is like because I stayed onboard the aircraft and flew back to the UK with it.

Have a good trip
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RE: Naples (Italy) Airport

Fri Apr 21, 2000 5:25 pm
The airposrt is under heavy construction, the new Terminal building is beeing built and a new control tower. they expanded the airliners postations and now more than 15 jets can be accomodated. Usually is a very bussy airport but mainly with continental traffic and no wide bodies.

Hope it helps

Savo, Salerno, ITALIA

RE: Naples (Italy) Airport

Fri Apr 21, 2000 10:38 pm


I flew in to Naples couple of years ago, and I was overly impressed with the services available for spotting. When I went, there was a designated area inside the terminal for spotting, which was covered by shaded glass which was full of fingerprints - not so good for photographs! This facility was before passport control as I remeber it. But the registrations of many aircraft were visible, and a good view of the landing runway (usually 24) was obtained. Once you pass through Passport Control, there is a fairly good view of the apron, but it was dark and cloudy when I went, however in the right conditions it could be OK to get reg's I guess (when I went an Airtours A320 and an Air One 737-200 were parked right in front of the terminal). I was flying Air 2000, I was bussed out to the aircraft (G-OOOW) and on the way out there, Britannia's leased ANZ 767 (ZB-NBJ) was parked next to it, so I got that one as well. (as it happened, I was flying back to Manchester, and just after we touched down at Manchester, the Britannia 767 landed about 2 minutes after us, so it had been following us all the way!)

So, the terminal is a bit cramped, with few shops, but is good for the spotter.

Hope this helps!


PS. Have a great trip