UpperDeck79
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Airports With No Access By Land

Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:03 am

Are there any other airports in the world without any access by land (road/rail) in addition to Toronto City Airport:


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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:14 am

I think that Sitka, Alaska doesn't have road access to the airport.

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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:18 am

Quoting Lostintime (Reply 1):
I think that Sitka doesn't have road access to the airport, and in this picture it doesn't look like there is


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Right, it looks like that... Can anybody confirm?
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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:31 am

How about Mahe Airport, Maldives?
For what I've seen is on an island and the city (Mahe) on another.
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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:38 am

If you want to consider it, Juneau is not accessible by land at all. It's airport is accessible from the city, but the city is not accessible from the mainland by road.
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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:46 am

Great topic! I didn't know such airports existed!
 
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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:50 am




Well, technically.....






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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:54 am

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 3):
How about Mahe Airport, Maldives?
For what I've seen is on an island and the city (Mahe) on another.

It looks like you are right! Then again there seems to be a strange adjacent island connected to the artificial airport island:


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Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 4):
If you want to consider it, Juneau is not accessible by land at all. It's airport is accessible from the city, but the city is not accessible from the mainland by road.

Well we don't want to count those, do we? Since that would give us too many island cities and even Iquitos in the Amazon.  Wink
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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:55 am

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 6):
Well, technically.....

Lol, I was sure somebody wants to mention these... Wink
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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:55 am

You can drive to the airport in Sitka:
http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/usa/alaska/sitka/airport/
However, Ketchikan requires a short ferry ride from the mainland.
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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:01 pm

Quoting HikesWithEyes (Reply 9):
You can drive to the airport in Sitka

Thank you for the info!

Quoting HikesWithEyes (Reply 9):
Ketchikan requires a short ferry ride from the mainland

Ketchikan, Alaska?


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Are there any scheduled services to that airport?
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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:02 pm

Here's Bora Bora - I believe they used to land B24's here - you can see the remants of a cross runway.


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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:30 pm

Quoting Kerberos (Reply 11):
Here's Bora Bora - I believe they used to land B24's here - you can see the remants of a cross runway

I've been there before. It is a cute little airport. You get off the plane and walk through a shack and then get picked up in a little boat and taken to your hotel or the town by ferry.
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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:08 pm

Quoting Kerberos (Reply 11):
Here's Bora Bora

Looks amazing, thanks!  Smile

I guess there was no land access from this perticular flight, but that's another story... Wink


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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:14 pm

Baltra Island airport in the Galapagos, Ecuador is not accesible by land. ICAO Code: SEGS.
 
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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:23 pm

Quoting Charlipr (Reply 14):
Baltra Island airport in the Galapagos, Ecuador is not accesible by land. ICAO Code: SEGS

Damn, there is no overview photo of this airport in the database taken from air...


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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:41 pm

Quoting Lostintime (Reply 1):
I think that Sitka, Alaska doesn't have road access to the airport.

Incorrect. Sitka airport is on Japonski Island, connected to the city by a bridge. Now . . . you might be correct if you consider that the city itself is on an island and not connected by road to anywhere else. But we don't want to get nitpicky . . . I'm going with YES, SIT is accessible by land.

Quoting UpperDeck79 (Reply 10):
Ketchikan, Alaska?

KTN is on Gravina Island across Tongass Narrows from Revillagagedo Island and the city of Ketchikan. It is accessible only by ferry - unless one of those infamous Bridges to Nowhere actually gets built.

Quoting UpperDeck79 (Reply 10):
Are there any scheduled services to that airport?

Pardon my  laughing  laughing  laughing  but the picture clearly shows an AS 727 sitting at the terminal . . . . yes KTN has scheduled service, many times daily, on AS.

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 6):
Well, technically.....

 rotfl  Very clever.

YPR . . . I remember departing from there in 1988 on a BCAir BAe146 to YVR. Had to take a ferry to the airport . . . is it still the case?
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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:00 pm

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 4):
If you want to consider it, Juneau is not accessible by land at all. It's airport is accessible from the city, but the city is not accessible from the mainland by road.

By this standard you would have to include HNL, DUB etc.
 
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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:11 pm

Quoting NRTfan (Reply 17):
Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 4):
If you want to consider it, Juneau is not accessible by land at all. It's airport is accessible from the city, but the city is not accessible from the mainland by road.

By this standard you would have to include HNL, DUB etc

Then about 99% of the airports in Alaska will fall into this category.

Start with BRW on the Arctic Ocean and work your way down and across the state . . . . OTZ, OME, BET, CDV, JNU, WGL, PTB, KTN, DUT, ADQ, SIT, you get the idea . . .








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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:18 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 16):
Pardon my but the picture clearly shows an AS 727 sitting at the terminal . . .

Yes, I can clearly see the situation - in 1976!  biggrin 
The other photos in the database don't really suggest on any massive passenger operations nowadays:

http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...arch=Ketchikan&distinct_entry=true
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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:54 pm

Quoting UpperDeck79 (Reply 19):
The other photos in the database don't really suggest on any massive passenger operations nowadays:

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AS has an extensive schedule there . . . and all along the Southeast Alaska panhandle.


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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:20 am

FAE - The Færoe Islands main airport - Isn't on the same island as the capital?
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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:34 am

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 4):
If you want to consider it, Juneau is not accessible by land at all. It's airport is accessible from the city, but the city is not accessible from the mainland by road.

Actually, Juneau is indeed on the mainland (in that it is connected to the rest of North America), but it is penned in by glaicers, mountains and water

Quoting UpperDeck79 (Reply 10):
Ketchikan, Alaska?



Quoting UpperDeck79 (Reply 10):
Are there any scheduled services to that airport?

Actually, most AS flights to JNU from SEA stop at KTN

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 16):
It is accessible only by ferry - unless one of those infamous Bridges to Nowhere actually gets built.

And I am sure Ted Stevens will make sure that one costs billions too.
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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:52 am

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 21):
FAE - The Færoe Islands main airport - Isn't on the same island as the capital?

At least the island seems big:


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But I guess you are right, I can't see any roads (nor a railway! Big grin ). Can anyone confirm?
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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Wed Feb 08, 2006 3:06 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 22):
And I am sure Ted Stevens will make sure that one costs billions too.

Nice try  sarcastic  . . . but, FYI, that's one of the two bridges already funded . . . .

How about YPR - is it still accessible only by ferry? Seems I had to take a ferry to the airport in 1988 . . . last time I was there.
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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:26 pm

Mackinac Island, MI MRC

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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:31 pm

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 3):
How about Mahe Airport, Maldives?

I believe it is spelt Male. And I have heard that the only way to get to the airport is by ferry.
 
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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:05 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 16):
YPR . . . I remember departing from there in 1988 on a BCAir BAe146 to YVR. Had to take a ferry to the airport . . . is it still the case?



Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 24):
How about YPR - is it still accessible only by ferry? Seems I had to take a ferry to the airport in 1988 . . . last time I was there.

Yes, still a 10minute ferry ride from the city.....not likely a bridge coming about due to deep water port...
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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Thu Feb 09, 2006 6:13 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 22):
Actually, most AS flights to JNU from SEA stop at KTN

One flight goes SEA-KTN-WRG-PSG-JNU, one SEA-KTN-SIT-JNU and yet another SEA-KTN-JNU, two are nonstop. In the summer, there are about 7 or 8 nonstops between SEA/JNU and about 4 or 5 between SEA/KTN. SEA/SIT also gets one nonstop a day in the summer, but it disappears during the winter.

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RE: Airports With No Access By Land

Thu Feb 09, 2006 6:31 am

Mahe airport is accessible to Male by small commuter boats- hotel transport is provided by speed boats- it was fab!

Transport from Venice airport to the actual city was by boat- don't know if that's changed now.

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