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2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sat Jan 22, 2005 8:26 am

Is your hometown airport ready for the A380? Mine (PIT) isn't, and will not Crying

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RE: 2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sat Jan 22, 2005 8:58 am

My airport, BOG, will be ready by 2025 when the master plan is finished....  Sad
Though its not that we have the traffic right now to sustain an A380....

This should be in polls and prefs.
 
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RE: 2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sat Jan 22, 2005 9:03 am

Perhaps a better question would be.. "Will your Airport be Diversion Ready?"..

That question, I think PIT probably already is.. as is RDU and most US medium and large airports.. very few US airports have to worry if they are 380 capable..
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RE: 2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sat Jan 22, 2005 9:14 am

According to Airbus's list of A380-Ready airports, PIT isn't on it, but we did get A330-300's, and once got a JAL 747-400, as well as BA 741's...
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RE: 2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sat Jan 22, 2005 6:46 pm

Memphis - Rnwy and Taxiways completed I believe for FedEx. Pax Terminal - no way - no need
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RE: 2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sat Jan 22, 2005 7:06 pm

From Malaysian News Agency http://www.bernama.com

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 18 (Bernama) -- Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd, operator of 39 airports throughout Malaysia, is in advanced stage of talks with the government for the restructuring of RM856 million owed as concession payment, said its managing director Datuk Bashir Ahmad.

Also included in the financial restructuring exercise are the construction of a second satellite building (Satellite B) at KLIA, a terminal for low cost carriers (LCCs) and upgrading of KLIA for the operation of Airbus A380 aircraft, all planned for 2005, said Bashir.

Satellite B, planned to handle an additional 10 million passengers, would have similar floor areas with the existing Satellite A at 150,000 sq. metres. "It should be operational by 2008. We are in discussion with the government on this," he said.




Malaysia Airlines will receive their first of six A380's in 2007. I highly doubt it that any foreign airline will be flying to KUL with an A380 anytime soon.
 
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RE: 2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sat Jan 22, 2005 8:20 pm

We are getting a brand new airport in 2008 (IND). The runways, taxiways, tarmacs, etc will be able to support the A380. But in the tradition of Indianapolis our fine city will make sure we have no chance of moving up the rankings by building a single A380 gate. Billion dollar facility and not a single A380 gate. Welcome to IND. Please set your clock back 25 years.
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RE: 2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sat Jan 22, 2005 8:55 pm

If we ever get a 380 in the IOM, it will never leave!!!!!!!!!!! Big grin

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RE: 2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sat Jan 22, 2005 9:08 pm

Of course! Cause the airline based at my home airport has placed the largest order for the A380s (around 44-45).
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RE: 2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:46 pm

My home airport - SYD, should be ready for A380 next year. Meanwhile MEL is now A380 ready.

[Edited 2005-01-22 14:51:48]
 
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RE: 2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:03 am

Interesting article in this past Wednesdays' Detroit Free Press....

Detroit Metro does not plan on seeing any scheduled service from the A380, but may make some changes to handle a possible diversion from O'Hare....

http://www.freep.com/money/business/airbus19e_20050119.htm
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RE: 2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:25 am

Mumbai International Airport.
Theoritically Yes
Practically NO
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RE: 2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:45 am

MIA probably should, considering the fact that we might get A380s from AF, LH, and VS. The airport that's a bit closer to me, OPF, can handle 747s, but I'm not too sure as to an A380.
 
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RE: 2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 1:30 am

ANC is ready for those FedEx and UPS A380Fs . . .
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RE: 2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 1:43 am

I can't find dates anywhere of when A380 is "projected" to be in service..does anyone have any rough estimates?


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RE: 2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 1:52 am

I have absolutely no idea if AMS is ready for the 380 or when/if it will be
 
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RE: 2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 2:03 am

Not for 2006 (or 2007 or 2008 or ...). CLE probably will never see the A380. But 6R/24L is supposed to be eventually lengthened to 11250'x150' (from 8999x150) to accommodate long range service by CO with no firm date for construction to begin (although we can't even maintain year round 757 service to LGW, so long range CO service is an unlikely occurrence). Maybe they'll do some more infastructure improvements at the same time. Certainly an emergency diversion or cargo service is not out of the question, but not for a while. Personally, I think making improvements specifically for the A380 at CLE would be a waste of money, not to mention political capital.
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RE: 2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 2:07 am

Anyone in Canada know if YYZ will be 380 capable--particulalry given that they are already in process of rebuilding the terminal?

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RE: 2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:11 am

Since I live in TUL there is no chance - unless AA gets a maintenance contract. That means no chance.
 
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RE: 2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:26 am

I don't know if the renovations currently underway at MEX include making it A380-ready. Hopefully someone from Mexico can shed some light.
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RE: 2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 7:33 am

My airport (MUC) is already certified  Smile

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RE: 2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 8:18 am

I was going to ask the same Eddie... I think that when the works get finished, MEX will be able to sustain A380 operations... And there's enough traffic for an A380 in some routes (MEX-CDG/FRA/MAD)

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RE: 2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 8:32 am

Exactly Luis; I would be very surprised if MEX is not one of the LH and AF destinations served with the A380.

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RE: 2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:20 am

My home airport DEN is completely ready. DEN can handle the A380 on any one of its 6 runways but has a new 16,000ft long and 200ft wide runway that will allow the A380 to take off full in the middle of summer without any problems or even disruptions to any other runways or taxiways. DEN has a very spread out open airfield and unique concourse design that will allow superjumbos to arrive and depart without disrupting the movements of other aircraft, this is something that I do not think you will not find at any other airport at this time. At other airports when at A380 is taxing other movements will have to stop due to the large wing span.
Now I know that A380's are not expected in DEN anytime in the near future but I have hope that DEN will be used as a sort of A380 hub. It has been talked about that since the airports in the US that would receive A380 service are not going to be A380 friendly it would be nice to have a place like DEN that would receive the A380's and then pax would catch a connecting flight to their final destination. Now for this to work effectively the US would have to have open skies agreements letting airlines originate flights from this
"A380 hub" to a few larger cities like NY and the California area. The other way that could work is through alliance partners. I know that I didn't explain myself as well as I would like but I hope you can get the picture, I will try to find a link to the article that I read about this they do a better job of painting the picture of how this would work. Anyways I think that it would be a great idea and that DEN would be the best place for this A380 hub considering its 4 hours to any major city in the US and plenty large enough to handle multiple flights per day.
Just my thoughts, tell me what you think about this idea..
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RE: 2006-Will Your Airport Be Ready?

Sun Jan 23, 2005 4:06 pm

IAD-80% chance not. No airlines are planning to fly the A380 anywhere near DC-unless virgin or air france decided to replace the 777s and a340s on their routes. Airbus is working with several airports with the a380,and IAD is one of them. Im sure it will fly in there someday,but not in 2006.
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