USADreamliner
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Airlines Owned By Airport And Vice Versa

Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:55 am

There's any airport owned by an Airline or Airline owned by an Airport?
How is this for Airlines,they get better deals, gates, slots?


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jmc
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RE: Airlines Owned By Airport And Vice Versa

Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:08 am

Thomsonfly (TUI) bought Coventry airport (its main base) but has since sold it.

EUJet was owned by Planestation who also owned Kent Manston Airport (its main base.) Planestation went bust signalling the end to both the airport and the airline.
 
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RE: Airlines Owned By Airport And Vice Versa

Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:19 am

ELP was actually built by AA...which is a good thing. The old municipal airport (now the site of a cement plant/gravel quarry) was much too close to the mountains! It was handed over to the city of El Paso when they decided to make ELP the main airport.
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Boeing7E7
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RE: Airlines Owned By Airport And Vice Versa

Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:22 am

Quoting USADreamliner (Thread starter):
There's any airport owned by an Airline or Airline owned by an Airport?
How is this for Airlines,they get better deals, gates, slots?

Single airport, single airline operator. Yes.

Single airport, multi airline operator. No. It creates a competitive advantage for one carrier over another and is prohibited.
 
xwizard
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RE: Airlines Owned By Airport And Vice Versa

Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:23 am

Bangkok Airways (PG) own not one, not two but three airports within Thailand

http://www.bangkokair.com/about/?id=4&type=airport
 
kiwiinoz
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RE: Airlines Owned By Airport And Vice Versa

Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:28 am

I think I remember that Ansett owned Hamilton Island airport.

And even though it doesn't quite meet the criteria, I think Air Macau and Macau Airport have the same owner
 
jetstar
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RE: Airlines Owned By Airport And Vice Versa

Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:47 am

I think Hawaiian Airlines used to own the West Maui Airport on Maui, they used to fly their turboprops in this airport until the mid 90's.
 
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RE: Airlines Owned By Airport And Vice Versa

Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:53 am

The East Line group, who is currently running Domodedovo, used to run the East Line airline as well. They sold the airline a while ago to avoid any conflict of interests. The airline has since been rebranded Russian Sky or something like that).
 
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RE: Airlines Owned By Airport And Vice Versa

Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:31 pm

I think Airborne Express owns Airborne Airpark in Wilmington, OH.

http://www.airnav.com/airport/ILN

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RE: Airlines Owned By Airport And Vice Versa

Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:55 pm

Doesn't MEM has an interesting relationship between them and UPS or NW?
I think this kind of relationship happens more often on Ports and Shipping Lines than on Airports and Airlines.
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broke
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RE: Airlines Owned By Airport And Vice Versa

Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:01 pm

ABX Air doesn't own the airpark at Wilmington, Ohio; but they are the operator. The airport is owned by Clinton County; it used to be known as Clinton County Air Force Base and it was the location where the AC-47 Spooky gunship was developed.
 
tazpilot
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RE: Airlines Owned By Airport And Vice Versa

Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:09 am

Actually the DHL Airpark as it is now named is owned by DHL Worldwide. This happened when Airborne Express was purchased by DHL in 2003 and ABX Air was spun of into a seperate publicly held company. ABX Air operates the hub for DHL under a hub services agreement, and flies for DHL under an ACMI agreement.
 
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RE: Airlines Owned By Airport And Vice Versa

Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:47 am

Alitalia used to own (dont remember if it was total or partial) Aeroporti di Roma (ADR).
 
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RE: Airlines Owned By Airport And Vice Versa

Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:52 am

Quoting Jmc (Reply 1):
Planestation went bust signalling the end to both the airport

MSE's back now (Owned by Infratil)... This summer we have LTE airways operating to Barcelona and Faro!