flyyul
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Your Home Airport?

Mon Apr 23, 2001 1:45 pm

What is your home airport (i.e the airport closest to your home). Is it growing/expanding? Which new services have you gained, and or the services that have been lost? Which major issues affect the future of the airport in question?

Mine being Montreal-Dorval/Montreal-Mirabel are constantly over-shadowed by Toronto LEster B. Pearson, approximately 500 miles south-west of Montreal. Furthermore, the constant threat of separation has had it's toll on a city that once was the metropolis of Canada.

We are stuck with a incompetant and very unorganized airport administration known as les Aeroports de Montreal. Dorval airport, handling 8.5 of Montreal's 10 million pax, is old, and inadequate for any major hubbing ,and or growth. ADM had embarked in a magnificent 1.3 billion dollar, canadian that is Big grin , that would change the face of this airport for the better.....ADM has apparently run out of financial possibilties and could be cutting down the project to $180-$250 million...

For the record, nearby YYZ's expansion project is estimated at 4.3 billion dollars...how can we even breathe when Toronto's building for a magnificent future?

So whats your airport like?

Cheers,
Mark
 
IndianGuy
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Mon Apr 23, 2001 2:17 pm

My city doesnt have a dedicated airport as such, but uses the Lohegaon Airforce Base of the Indian Air Force. Lohegaon is one of the largest airforce bases in this part of the world.

Pune is a booming city with a local population of over 6 million. Average income is much higher than the national average. It is mainly an educational centre with students from over 142 countries coming here to study. There is a large "foreign" community here with Thai, Nigerian,German and Japanese people being the maximum. Recently Pune has become the place of choice for Software companies as well.

Considering all this, pune is woefully underserved. There are around 5 flights (3 73G, 1 ATR72 and 1 A320) to nearby BOM Flying time <30 minutes. 2xDaily flights to BLR, MAA and DEL each using 737-800s and A320. Then there are commuter flights using Beech 1900D/Dornier to various smaller cities.

The IAF has provided a teensy-weensy civilian apron that can hold just 3 A320 and 3 Dornier sized aircraft at a time. Also the larger runway capable of handling even An124's is not open to civilians, and only the smaller RWY02 is open for civilian flights that too at restricted hours only. Rwy02 can barely handle aircraft larger than the A320, though a local carrier did operate "proving flights" with A300's.
A foreign carrier wanted to operate daily freighters from Pune to Amsterdam, but this was disallowed by the Air Force.

There is a proposal to construct a new airport to be run by the Municipality, but as with most things in India, this plan too has become a victim of party-politics.
 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Mon Apr 23, 2001 6:02 pm

I like FRA. It´s a pretty cool airport with cool obs. decks!
Regards
Ivica
 
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FRA

Mon Apr 23, 2001 6:06 pm

Sorry, the link did not work. Here again: FRA
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Ivica
 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Mon Apr 23, 2001 7:30 pm

Binghamton Regional Airport
Website : http://www.binghamtonairport.com/community/brairport.html
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wolfpacker
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Mon Apr 23, 2001 9:16 pm

RDU is one of the top 5 fastest growing airports in the US. There are plans to add a runway and new terminal building. Investment of over $1Billion in the next 10 years.

http://www.rdu.com/

The area has been booming for 20 years now. I can't wait for the first lawsuits from the people who bought houses near the airport and are upset about the noise.
 
Western737
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Mon Apr 23, 2001 9:19 pm

MSP is currently my closest airport. Before I moved here, it was FSD.
 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Mon Apr 23, 2001 9:24 pm

Sydney Airport was greatly upgraded for the Olympics last year and I think the terminal facilities are adequate for the time being at least. Both Ansett and Qantas have upgraded their domestic terminals as well and we have the new Domestic Express terminal used by Impulse and Virgin Blue. Quite recently we lost KLM in Sydney who now code share with Malaysian to KLI.
I would love to see an observation deck where you can see all the gates from as well as the runways. The original obsevation deck is still there but you can't see anything at all. The new ones are behind Glass with a limited view.
I remember when the DC-3 was new!
 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Mon Apr 23, 2001 9:37 pm

BOS and MHT are my airports. I was at BOS yesterday after flying N670DN from ATL. BOS is a major construction zone, with Terminals E and B being redone, and Delta rebuilding Terminal A. MHT has a new terminal (a few years old) and is adding 8 more jetways in the next 5-10 years.

Jeff
 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 1:25 am

Also, forgot to add this one little thing about MHT: It is the fastest growing airport in all of the United States according to the DOT.

Jeff
 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 1:37 am

(NHV)There are proposals to expand New Haven/Tweed's runway so that it will be long enough for regional jets. However, local opposition to noise pollution from these aircraft will delay if not nullify this proposal. Hopefully Amtrak will increase the number of Acela trains running through town to New York, Providence, and Boston.

(SAN) There are also proposals to expand San Diego's Lindbergh Field with a new terminal on the north side. The airport's master plan includes construction of a second runway pending the purchase of land from the military, who have a training center next to the airport. Better yet would be to relocate the entire facility. Use the search function to read all the issues surrounding expansion and relocation of San Diego's airport. In general, service continues to expand though, with new services this year including a nonstop flight to London Gatwick, a nonstop to Honalulu, and a second daily nonstop to Boston, among others.
http://www.portofsandiego.org/sandiego_airport/index.html
 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 1:54 am

EMA. East midlands. nottingham. it's small/medium/big.

Jas
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GOT
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 2:32 am

Take a look at my username and you will realize that my home airport is GOT, Gothenburg Landvetter Airport. It's not a very big airport but we have 4 million pax/year and services to most big cities in Europe and, thank God, an observation deck.
At the time the area for parked aircrafts is being expanded, for the EU people when they come in June, and of course for Air Force One  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.
The terminal is also being expanded to handle 6 million passengers. I think that's all.

GOT
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 3:01 am

Mine is Edinburgh, Scotland (EGPH). It was originally designed to serve the capital city of Scotland and the small passenger terminal was located along side the RAF base, Turnhouse(now closed). In the mid seventies a new terminal and runway was built opposite the old one (runway 07/25 as was - redesignated 06/24 a couple of years ago) and it started to attract more passenger operations. Just a couple of months ago the latest phase of a massive multi million pound redevelopment was completed with the opening of an upgraded international arrivals lounge. Since the creation of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh a couple of years ago business has been booming and EGPH is now on track to have the highest number of passengers per year of any airport in Scotland. We also have, as far as I believe, one of the biggest increases in passenger numbers of any UK airport over the last year or so.
The airlines using EGPH are mainly domestic, BA, BMI, Easyjet flying 757's, A320's, 737's. There is a large cargo facility with daily visits from DHL, Channel Express (hence the Channex !!) and a host of other carriers. Unfortunately very few scheduled international flights (Crossair to name but one) though quite a few holiday charters. There is however talk of a possible scheduled service to the US (Delta I think) starting later this year.
 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 3:06 am

I guess I'm lucky that my local airport is LHR....it's about 2 miles from where I live.
The only major expansion being planned is the fifth terminal,but there is always some sort of expansion/construction going on,which is why it's such a disorganised place.
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Columbia Metropolitan

Tue Apr 24, 2001 3:32 am

My home airport is Columbia Metropolitan Airport, about 5 miles from Lexington, SC. A few years ago, they renovated the runways so that a 747 could land there, and they also renovated the terminals. Delta flys mainly MD-88s to Columbia, and occasionally 737s, and in emergencies, they have flown in L1011s, etc. USAir flys in 737s and little props (commuters). I think that United used to fly there, but I am not sure if they still do, or if they ever did, and FEDEX and UPS fly in cargo aircraft of almost every type.
-NGR  Smile
 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 4:25 am

mine is EMA East Midlands Airport and its growing slowly but surely

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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 5:23 am

My home airport is Port Columbus International (CMH) in Columbus, OH.

We have 29 gates, 3 concourses and 22 airlines. They include: Air Ontario, America West, America West Express (Mesa), American, American Eagle, Comair, Continental, Continental Express, Delta, Delta Express, Midway, Midwest Express, Skyway, Northwest, Northwest Airlink, Southwest, TWA, United, United Express, US Airways, US Airways Express, and Metrojet.

There is are a bunch of construction projects that are going to begin at CMH. Here is a link to some of them.

http://www.port-columbus.com/custom_code/frameset.cfm


 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 5:30 am

My home airport is Brussels International Airport. Nowadays, they're building a new terminal area. It looks very cool. I hope it will soon be ready...
Maybe, I'm not sure, there will be build a new control tower... due to the new terminal. I heard it would be around 75m high, but as I said, I'm not sure... Perhaps somebody can give me that information...

Best regards,
Glider
 
flyCMH
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 8:18 am

America_West summed things up pretty well. In addition, here is the current new service and service downgrades that have occured/will occur during this year at Port Columbus:

New Service:

American Eagle:
4 daily nonstops to Washington National on ERJ-135 aircraft

Southwest Airlines:
2 daily nonstop flights to Baltimore with 737-300/-700 aircraft
1 daily nonstop flight to Phoenix with 737-300/-700 aircraft

Midwest Express/Skyway Airlines:
2 daily nonstop flights to Grand Rapids on Beechcraft 1900 aircraft

Delta Express:
1 daily seasonal nonstop flight to Ft. Meyers with 737-200

Northwest Airlines/Express I:
2 daily nonstop flights to Memphis with Canadair Regional Jet aircraft

America West/Chautauqua:
3 daily nonstop flights to Atlanta with Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft

Upgraded Service:

Delta will add a seventh daily nonstop flight to Atlanta and Delta Express will add a fourth daily nonstop to Orlando for the summer travel season.

America West Express (Chautauqua) will add a fifth daily nonstop flight to Baltimore and fourth daily nonstop flight to Newark.

American Airlines will add a fifth daily nonstop flight to Dallas.

USAirways will upgrade a daily Charlotte flight from a 737-300 to an A320.

United Airlines will add a seventh daily nonstop flight to Chicago O'Hare for the summer travel season.

Discontinued Service:

USAirways/USAirways Express (Colgan Air):
Colgan Air will suspend their three daily nonstop Saab 340 flights between Columbus and Washington Dulles.

Downgraded Service:

America West downgraded an A319 to a CRJ on their Columbus-Boston route, they also downgraded 2 daily nonstop A320/A319 flights to CRJ's.

United Airlines will downgrade two 757-200 flights to 727-200/737-300 flights.

Construction:

Concourse C at Port Columbus will be expanded from 5 to 10 gates. Construction will begin in May. In addition to this expansion, the international gate will be expanded and a new taxiway bridge will be built over Sawyer Rd.

Concourse A will be expanded from 7 to 9 gates. The date for the start of gate reconfiguration has not been determined.

A new 224 ft. control tower and radar facility will begin construction in May. The facility will replace the current tower, which is 110 ft. tall.

A new parallel taxiway is being built for the airport's 8,000 ft. north runway. The taxiway will be 5,800 ft. long.
 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 8:25 am

The closest airport to me is Burke Lake Front it is more of an FBO than a commercial airport. The airport commercial closest to me is Cleveland Hopkins International airport. Right now the city plans to buy the IX center demolish it, demolish about 300 houses in Brooklyn to make way for a new runway.
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jderden777
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 8:48 am

here at TRI (Tri-Cities Regional, TN) we are just building a 25,000sq. foot concourse extension out from the main terminal...for web cam shots go to www.triflight.com...
the thing is...this new concourse won't help at all with expansion. before we had this huge ramp space with 2 jetways.. now we will have LESS ramp space with still a measly 2 jetways. the sheer incompetency of airport director john hanlin simply amazes me...
we just recently (back in september) got NW airlink service to MEM 3 times daily...from what i hear these flights are doing good and they may start with the '146s sometime (but not before i fly on one!). also a long time ago...when piedmont was still around we had TONS of flights a day (i guess we were a mini-hub)...we had piedmont 727s, 737s, YS-11s and the like. we also had AA service with their 727s..and even Delta with DC-9s and 727s...later down to 737-200s and then dropped it which left ASA which btw, is one Ass-Sucking Airline...if you want to know why i bash ASA so much then just ask me or e-mail me or something. hopefully new service will include a couple Delta flights a day to ATL and American Eagle flights to DFW on ERJ-135s. that would be a tremendous relief and i could non-rev down there easily!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy right now the biggest a/c we get is the US Airways F100 from CLT...and also the 2 nightly Airborne Express DC-9-41s. the biggest we've had is Air Force One about 3 years ago.

best,
jonathan d.
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DL3744
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 8:58 am

LGA
 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 8:58 am

My home airport is GIG, Rio De Janeiro.
The new services we got are the new CO 764 to EWR daily, TAM got new flights to MIA and CDG daily but it stops at GRU.
We got new service of the new airlines like Gol, Nacional, BRA and Fly.
VARIG finished with almost all non-stop serives from GIG in the last years, now the only non-stops RGs are Madrid, Lisboa, Paris, Miami, Mostevideo, Buenos Aires and Rome.

GüeroSinFé
 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 9:10 am

I live about 10 min. from BUF Buffalo International. Construction of the new terminal is completed and it is awesome when seen from the outside. Major airlines include USAir, Northwest, United, Southwest, Jetblue, Delta, Continetal, American Airlines, Airtran, Vanguard and Shuttle America (if that counts).
 
CVG777
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 9:15 am

EYW--- Key West, Florida

Continental Connection(Gulfstream International Airlines)
Delta Connection(Comair)
USAirways Express
American Eagle
Cape Air

This airport has NO jet service at all. It is all turboprops. This will change when COMAIR, THE DELTA CONNECTION BEGINS SERVICE TO KEY WEST FROM ORLANDO WITH THE CRJ SOMETIME THIS YEAR. The actual start date is unknown right know. Currently they fly the route 5xdaily with the EMB-120. Any pax jet services weren't allowed up until now due to noise problems and regulations (that the CRJ meets, but larger aircraft like the DC-9, etc. doesn't meet), runways length(only 4800 feet), and the airline's insurance technicalities. No other airlines have announced jet service to the airport.

NEW SERVICE started recently was American Eagle EYW-MCO twice daily, competing with Comair.


Destinations/Passenger Airlines(Aircraft)

APF
Cape Air(Cessna pax aircraft)

FLL
Continental Connection(B1900s)
Cape Air(some Cessna type)

MIA
Ameircan Eagle(ATR-72, ATR-42, Saab 340)
Continental Conection(B1900s)
USAirways Express(DH-8s)

MCO
American Eagle(ATR-72, ATR-42)
Comair(EMB-120, CRJs within 1 year)

RSW
Cape Air(Cessna)

TPA
Continental Connection(B1900s)
USAirways Express(B1900s)
 
vincent32
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 9:29 am

My home airport is ALB (Albany, NY).
Here we have:
USAirways + Express, Metrojet
United + Express
American + American Eagle
Continental Express
Southwest
Air Canada
Delta + Comair

Just last year we lost DL express to MCO, but gained AC to YYZ and YMQ.

ALB just built a new airport and finished it a couple of year ago. They are currently adding on to the covered rental car garages, and building more economy parking lots. ALB is constantly growing, and I hope that it doesn't stop.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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mikey
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 9:36 am

My home airport is SNA. My city used to have a small airport for small aircraft but it was torned down and is now a shopping complex.

mike
Ex LAX, LGB, SNA aviation photographer
 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 10:36 am

My home airport is LAS. Unfortunately the casinos and resident houses surround LAS so there is really no room to expand. Maybe a new terminal if residents agree to give up their houses but this is unlikely to happen. Mayor Oscar Goodman said there might be a new airport 32 miles south of here. This is a VERY inconvenient location. LAS was right next to the casinos. If anyone has flown arounf LAS in flight simulator you can see how there is no mreo room for expansion. I tihnk LAS should have built the C and D gates closer and connected to the A and B gates without a train. this owuld've saved a lot of rooom and maybe jsu tmaybe enough room for a new runway. For anyone who has doubts go to mccarran.com and they will have moer info there.

Regards,
Marc

P.S. The new airport will not be seen for a long time. This will only happen when Mccarran reaches about 2400 operations a day, which will be in like 20 years.
 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 10:42 am

I attend school in Raleigh, NC so right now its RDU. They are growing and expanding it, I think it will look better two years from now. My home town airport though is ewr, Newark int. has grown a lot I recently went and there is construction going on everywhere. Newark is getting a new air traffic tower, new concourse, parking and more monorail stations. I can't wait to see how it will all look once its done

http://www.panynj.gov/aviation/ewrframe.HTM

http://www.rdu.com

 
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RE: Columbia Metropolitan

Tue Apr 24, 2001 10:51 am

Yeah, CAE has 3 majors (Delta, Continental, and US Airways) plus all the regional airlines. 9 airlines operate to 14 cities from CAE. Right now, Columbia is trying to get Southwest to come but I dont think that will happen. CAE handles approximately 1.2 million passengers/year. Currently, talks rage on as to whether or not extend to 8,000 foot runways to 10-11,000 foot runways to accomodate larger aircraft for passenger (but mainly) freight operations as CAE is a regional hub for UPS. (Fed EX, Emery Worldwide, and Airborne Express also use the airport)

The L1011 in the picture was diverted to CAE after thunderstroms in Atlanta.


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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 11:14 am

Ponce (PSE) most be he sleepiest airport in Puerto Rico . We currently only receive Cape Air flights from and to San Juan . We lost months ago AAeagles flights to San Juan . But on the other hand we receive pretty decent Air Force traffic
Chepos
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 1:17 pm

My home airport is MIA. A hub for American Airlines, a minihub for Iberia Airlines of Spain, and a growing hub for United and their Star Alliance partners. You'll find a lot of unique things at MIA. For example, it is the only US airport served by Austria's Lauda Air, Venezuela's Aeropostal, Boliva's LAB, Brazil's TAM, Surinam's Surinam Airways, Haiti's Air d'Ayiti, Denmark's Premiair, and a few more. Other carriers that are not commom in the US and fly to MIA include Turkish Airlines and LTU German Airlines. The biggest international route is MIA-CCS, with 10 daily flights on five airlines. The biggest trans-atlantic destination is Madrid, with three daily flights (that number will soon grow to possibly five by year's end), though if you add LGW and LHR together, that becomes MIA's biggest trans-Atlantic destiantion. Another unique thing about MIA is that there are international cities served than domestic. Some cities served by MIA that are very rare at other airports include San Pedro Sula (SAP), Roatan (RTP), Manaus (MAO), and Recife (REC). Are most recently added destination is San Jose (SJO by AA), most recently discontinued is Rome (FCO; though USAir has now started direct, same plane A330 MIA-PHL-FCO service). You'll definitley see some things no other US airport has, like an Air France 737-300 (MIA-PAP) and Iberia MD-87s and A319s, but you'll also see tons of American jets.
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 1:23 pm

My home airport is MIA. A hub for American Airlines, a minihub for Iberia Airlines of Spain, and a growing hub for United and their Star Alliance partners. You'll find a lot of unique things at MIA. For example, it is the only US airport served by Austria's Lauda Air, Venezuela's Aeropostal, Boliva's LAB, Brazil's TAM, Surinam's Surinam Airways, Haiti's Air d'Ayiti, Denmark's Premiair, and a few more. Other carriers that are not commom in the US and fly to MIA include Turkish Airlines and LTU German Airlines. The biggest international route is MIA-CCS, with 10 daily flights on five airlines. The biggest trans-atlantic destination is Madrid, with three daily flights (that number will soon grow to possibly five by year's end), though if you add LGW and LHR together, that becomes MIA's biggest trans-Atlantic destiantion. Another unique thing about MIA is that there are international cities served than domestic. Some cities served by MIA that are very rare at other airports include San Pedro Sula (SAP), Roatan (RTP), Manaus (MAO), and Recife (REC). Are most recently added destination is San Jose (SJO by AA), most recently discontinued is Rome (FCO; though USAir has now started direct, same plane A330 MIA-PHL-FCO service). You'll definitley see some things no other US airport has, like an Air France 737-300 (MIA-PAP) and Iberia MD-87s and A319s, but you'll also see tons of American jets.
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 1:29 pm

The closest airport to where I live is CYTZ...Toronto City Centre Airport. The largest aircraft serving the airport is a Dash 8-300 or Air Ontario to Montreal and Ottawa. Currently, the airport is very incovenient because you need to take a ferry to the airport (it is located on a man-made island)...which is only a couple hundred metres away! Also, the city council has banned the use of regional jets...even though they wouldn't increase noise levels substantially over the turboprops. So the airport probably won't grow at all in the future.


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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 3:09 pm

My home airport is MEX (Mexico City)... you can take flight to all the Americas, Europe & Japan from here but there's no chance for growing because of the capacity of it... perhaps when the mexican gov. autorizes the proyect for a new airport we'll see more flights and destinations from this 23 million people's city.

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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 3:25 pm

I live near (AMS) Schiphol Amsterdam airport.
which i think is one of the most beautiful airports around the globe. especially due to its great plaza and excellent terminals.

regards
G. Big grin
 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 6:32 pm

Singapore Changi International Airport(SIN/WSSS)

20 km from my place,but the only civil aviation airport in Singapore now.

Actually,Paya Lebar(WSAP)is nearer to my house than Changi,and Sembawang is even nearer!!

GUNDU
 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 7:26 pm

My home airport is Östersund-Frösö airport (OSD) in Sweden

It´s for civil aircrafts, but the military also uses the runways, but now it looks like they´re going to shut down the military base in 2 years time so it´s going to be quite silent here

It´s not that many planes a day that takeoffs and arrives here

http://www.lfv.se/site/airports/ostersund/index.asp
 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 8:08 pm

My home airport is Leeds-Bradford international. It is a small/medium sized airport currently handling just short of 1.6 million passengers a year.

There are scheduled international links with AMS, BRU, DUB & CDG and the prospect of FRA. there are also numerous charter routes to the med'.

Domestic connections link LBA with LHR, GLA, EDI, IOM, JER, GUE, SOU, ABZ and both Belfast airports.

The terminal has recently had a new Arrivals area built and the capacity is now about 2.5-3m.

 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 8:43 pm

My home Airport is Quaid-e-Azam International, Karachi, although the potential for growth was immence and perhaps still is, much of it has been lost to neighbouring Dubai, thanks to the arrogance and turning of a blind eye to the future by the revlevant authority, they thought the status of the City/Airport as gateway to the east and west would remain unchanged, but theyve had a wake up with the number of airlines that have quit KHI since the new terminal began functioning in 92 the only major airlines to enter the market since have been Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways and Cathay Pacific, those that have exited are SAS, Lufthansa, KLM, British Airways, Air France, Tarom, Sudan Airways, Oman Air, Royal Nepal, Garuda Indonesia, Philippine Airlines and JAL, and some carriers from Central Asia, airlines that planned on flying here and never did were Korean Air and Vietnam Airlines, some third rate carriers from Africa that were operating here under a failed open skies treaty meant to attract major carriers, also were asked to quit after their operations started affecting the market share of airlines like PIA, Gulf Air and Emirates as most were operating between Pakistan and the UAE only, and were termed "scavenger" airlines for stealing their customers, major issues that are affecting the future of the airport include foreign exchange remittance with the State Bank of Pakistan, the multiple taxes and fees charged for services at the Airport from the airlines and the passengers, of late some changes have been introduced in the policy which are;

1.Incentives for quality airlines
2.Minimize business problems for foreign carriers
3.Rationalistaion of Govt. taxes and duties
4.Reduction in landing & handling charges for technical flights, and major reduction in aviation fuel prices by the Govt. of Pakistan for the same
5.Further discounts by oil companies related to bulk prchases
6.Discounted accomodation in city hotels
7.Cargo Transit facility created
8.Visa on arrival

there are some more but i cant recall, especially related to the visa's, hopefully airlines will consider flying back to the city, there is news that Air France may in the not so distant future Smile
.....up there with the best!
 
Andie007
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 10:01 pm

Duesseldorf International (DUS)

http://www.duesseldorf-international.de
 
BostonBeau
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 11:18 pm

My closest airport with airline service is Hanscom Field (BED) about 10 miles distant:

http://www.massport.com/airports/hansc.html

At this point, only ShuttleAmerica offers service at BED, and only to a few destinations. So if I need to go anywhere else, it's off to BOS

http://www.massport.com/logan/default.asp

Right now, BOS is kind of a mess....with not only reconstruction of several terminals, but also a redesign of the roadways in preparation for the extension of I-90 to the airport through the new harbor tunnel. I am not sure extending I-90 to the airport is going to relieve congestion. Right now, the congestion is spread out on surface roads, once the I-90 extension is complete, all that congestion will be right at the airport. Oh well...I'm sure the planners have taken this into consideration.  Smile

 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 11:27 pm

Helsinki-Vantaa (HEL) has just completed a terminal expansion which gave a new check in area for oneworld passengers and a new arrival hall for all passengers.
Currently they are building a third runway.
I think the airort is doing quite well, and it was voted as the best airport in the world in the 1998 IATA passenger survey.

Regards
Alexander
 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Tue Apr 24, 2001 11:52 pm

Well I would have to say the ABSOLUTE nearest airport to my home is Illawarra Regional Airport (YWOL)
This is the only information I could find on the airport:
http://www.airportsaustralia.com.au/airport.php3?airportid=122&category=1
Yeah, I think the largest thing they service is those ultra-light/gliders hehe BTW this place is about 30km south-west from me.
The nearest REAL airport to me is (YSSY/SYD) Sydney Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith International Airport.
http://www.sydneyairport.com.au and that is about 80km north from my place.
It is quite a nice airport they put alot of effort into upgrading it for the olympics. Too bad K.L.M have pulled out of here  Sad
 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Wed Apr 25, 2001 12:24 am

closest airport to me is Sky Harbor International (PHX)
their website is www.phxskyharbor.com

yes i think they are growing. they currently only have international flights to london, germany, canada, and parts of mexico.
 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Wed Apr 25, 2001 1:31 am

Well, closest airport to me is Filton. But that is British Aerospace and not Pax. Then i think it is Gloucester Airport, but we don't want to go into that. And finally closest then is Bristol International (BRS/EGGD). I visit regularly for flights, about 1 every 2 weeks or so. 2.2m pax visited last year but the new contract with Go Fly will push it up to nearly 3m.

A new terminal was built here last year and the authoritys are halfway building a ATC tower about 2/3rds the size of Schiphol's.

We have 29 gates, 3 concourses and 22 airlines

bah, we have 6 gates, no concourses and 6 Schedueled Airlines (BA, Jersey European(what are they now?), KLM Cityhopper, Sabena, Go and something else)

A load of Charter flights set off from here. Mostly Brittania, JMC, Air2000 etc.)

EGGD Big grin
 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Wed Apr 25, 2001 1:58 am

My closest airport is IAH. We are the 11th busiest airport in the U.S. and the 8th busiest international airport. IAH is the main hub for Continental. IAH is adding a new runway and taxiways, new international terminal, among many other improvements. Frontier is starting service here in May and Air Jamaica in June.
 
 
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RE: Your Home Airport?

Wed Apr 25, 2001 2:29 am

Mine is SNA (John Wayne). It has evolved since we first moved here. It's probably one of the cleanest airports in the country. Lax is second closest. Actually, Fullerton Muni is a closer than LAX- That is where I train. Its a tiny airport, and the main part of it is the flight training centre.

regards,
-FSPilot747

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