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..