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Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Fri May 06, 2005 8:51 am

tell me what your home airport [s] is, then give me some info on what ur opinion of its strengths and weaknesses

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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Fri May 06, 2005 10:04 am

BOG (Bogota, Eldorado International)

Advantages:

- Big hub operation (Avianca system)
- Nice choice of destinations and frecuency (America, Europe and a lot of domestic cities)
- Choice of carriers (several international and 5 main domestic operators)
- Improvements are being made prior to the major makeover to be finished in 2025.
- The Juan Valdez stores!

Disadvantages:

- Very old and cramped facilities for the number of pax it handles (designed to handle 6mil/year and it now handles 8mil)
- Not enough gate space for international flights, at bank times planes have to park on remote stands and passengers have to face Bogota´s cold air when arriving at night. (only 10 gates for almost 100 daily flights)
- No more space for the ticket counters (theres already spaces designed for 1 carrier being shared by 4 or 5 operators)
 
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Fri May 06, 2005 10:51 am

Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 1):
- Not enough gate space for international flights, at bank times planes have to park on remote stands and passengers have to face Bogota´s cold air when arriving at night. (only 10 gates for almost 100 daily flights)

I don't think there are more than 100 daily international flights out of BOG, now, on the international concourse there are 9 gates and in the whole airport there are 21 gates.

Still, you've summarize quite well the current situation of BOG, perhaps I'll add that BOG is the busiest cargo airport in Latin America and that is situated just 10 minutes away from downtown.

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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Fri May 06, 2005 8:57 pm

MDT (Harrisburg International, Pennsylvania)

Strengths:

Brand New, Opened Sept 2004
Close Proximity to home, about 20 miles
No Lines! Cheap Parking! Quick Security
Some decent spotting opportunities
Air National Guard Base, Lots of C130 Traffic

Weaknesses:
Only feeder flights, RJ's & Dash 8's
No Heavies (except UPS & FedEx)

All in all, a nice regional airport.
(They call it International I think because AC flys 2 B1900's @ day to and from YYZ)

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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Fri May 06, 2005 9:14 pm

LJU (Ljubljana International, Slovenia)

Advantages:
-Small and convenient. Located 20 minutes from downtown Ljubljana by highway. Because of its small size you can pass all the pre-takeoff and after-landing procedures in a very short time.
-Cheap parking, even though a new parking garage has just been opened.
-Considering its size, it has a lot of daily flights throughout Europe with quite a range of different carriers. It has really a lot of charter flight in the summer season.

Disadvantages:
-Too small for the number of passenger it gets (around 1 million annually).
-Only a handful of bars and shops.
-The terminal is around 30 years old and does not live up to the image of a modern airport. But the construction of the new terminal is due to begin beginning 2006. It will even have jetbridges!!!  wideeyed 
 
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Fri May 06, 2005 9:42 pm

SEA (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport):

Advantages
-Convinence: Located approx. 15 min. from Downtown Seattle, 25 min. from Bellevue
-AS's main hub- lots of nonstops
-Superb choice of domestic carriers and destinations
-New Pacific Marketplace now open, with greater choice of shops and restraunts
-You can access any concourse or sattelite through any security checkpoint
-Helpful Cell Phone Lot for picking up arriving passengers (off-site)

Disadvantages
-Lack of nonstop international flights
-Parking is a pain: huge garage makes parking confusing and the parking is expensive
 
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Fri May 06, 2005 9:44 pm

Quoting Salso (Reply 4):
-Small and convenient. Located 20 minutes from downtown Ljubljana by highway. Because of its small size you can pass all the pre-takeoff and after-landing procedures in a very short time.

Maybe it is small, but it is definitely not close to LJU city center (27 km). Many other airport in the region are closer: ZAG 17km, KLU 3km, VIE 20km, even ORY 18km... So not so close after all.

Quoting Salso (Reply 4):
-Considering its size, it has a lot of daily flights throughout Europe with quite a range of different carriers. It has really a lot of charter flight in the summer season.

Can't agree on this one either. ZAG airport is slighty bigger then LJU (1,4 millions pax over 1,1 milions in LJU) and has many more carriers:
LJU - U2, JP, OK, AF, AUA, MA, JU
ZAG - OU, LH, AUA, TH, AF, SU, 4U, MA, OK, LO

Quoting Salso (Reply 4):
-Cheap parking, even though a new parking garage has just been opened.

Agree on this one. 6 euros per day is really cheap.

Biggest advantage is it's size. Once came 15 minutes before departure and didn't have any problems checking in; plane left on time.  Smile

Quoting Salso (Reply 4):
Disadvantages:

I agree on all disadvantages.
 
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Sat May 07, 2005 5:37 am

Quoting JUANR (Reply 2):
I don't think there are more than 100 daily international flights out of BOG, now, on the international concourse there are 9 gates and in the whole airport there are 21 gates.

Still, you've summarize quite well the current situation of BOG, perhaps I'll add that BOG is the busiest cargo airport in Latin America and that is situated just 10 minutes away from downtown

Yes there are. Count both departures and arrivals.

No there are not 21 gates. If you count Puente Aereo its more like 29.
 
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Sat May 07, 2005 6:05 am

DIA,

16,000 ft runway.
 
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Sat May 07, 2005 6:29 am

BRS, Bristol airport, south west England.

Advantages:
- Getting popular - something like 80 destinations served (2/3 charter, 1/3 scheduled)
- Three LCCs
- Direct service to EWR starting in a couple of weeks!
- Three bars!

Disadvantages:
- Shortish runway with little opportunity to expand (hills)
- Middle of nowhere, little chance of rail links
- Car park is usually 99% full - and overflowing on bank holiday weekends
- Car park charges nearly LHR prices and it's not even hard standing!
- Crap food
- Hard to get good photos because of the hills and new security fence

Geoff M.
 
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Sat May 07, 2005 9:11 am

Geoff,
You are spelling your name wrong.  Wink
 
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Sat May 07, 2005 9:21 am

JAX (Jacksonville, Florida)

Advantages:
-Looks pretty nice after the new renovations done a few months ago.

Disadvantages:
-Don't get TED, SONG, JETBLUE, etc.
-Mainline carriers (usually) only fly in regional jet's and commuter airlines except for DELTA, which operates a daily DL 767.  Smile
 
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Sat May 07, 2005 12:24 pm

JFK

Advantages:
-Hub for B6
-Focus City for AA and DL
-ALOT of Int'l destinations (especially Europe)
-Alot of destinations
-4 Runways and all can be used by all aircrafts (except some runways for the 747 and soon A380)
-9 Terminals
-Big Cargo Operations

Disadvantages:
-It is a little further from the city
-Parking is either at the terminal or far away
-Gets VERY crowded at holiday times
-More Int'l destinations then domestic (in other words more of an international airport)


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I do love JFK though so the disadvantages were hard for me to say b/c I love it.
 
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Sat May 07, 2005 1:25 pm

From where I come from/was born
FRA:
Advantages: A lot of different destinations on earth, over 200.
A lot of choice in which airline to choose
incredible (Zuschauer terrasse)Airplane viewing terrace

Disadvantages:
Quite cramped
Almost at maxmum capacity

Where I live right now:
PEN
Advantages:
Very clean
Carpet(Most of the airport)
Not cramped


Disadvantages:
relatively small airport, 3 million pax.a year
Not that many destinations

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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Sat May 07, 2005 1:37 pm

My home airport is WLG

Strengths:

Very spotter friendly Smile
Heaps of good spotting locations Smile
Main domestic hub in New Zealand

Weaknesses:
Runway, under 1900ft
not enough airlines
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Sat May 07, 2005 6:03 pm

Quoting 777ER (Reply 14):
Runway, under 1900ft

Seems very short to me, almost as short as Saba.
I think you made a little mistake.
According to FS2004, it's 6762ft.
Still relatively short though.


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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Sat May 07, 2005 11:15 pm

Quoting JeffM (Reply 10):
Geoff,
You are spelling your name wrong.  Wink

Sodding Americans twisting a perfectly good English name and making it "simpler" for themselves to spell!

Geoff M.
 
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Sat May 07, 2005 11:35 pm

Mannheim (MHG)

Advantages:
10 mins to Mannheim downtown
15 mins to Heidelberg downtown
Maximum! 3 mins from car park to check-in / baggage claim to car park
5 mins walking distance to local tramway and bus-stop

Disadvantages:
Obstacles in approach on both sides (elevated trunk road on one side and high buildings on the other side)
Short runway (3400ft) leading to only one operator with limited choice of a/c (DO 328 + Dash 8-100 with relatively high seat mile costs...)
Very high fares
Monopoly of an operator and limited size of a/c is always a bad combination...
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Sun May 08, 2005 5:36 am

Quoting UAalltheway (Reply 11):
JAX (Jacksonville, Florida)

Advantages:
-Looks pretty nice after the new renovations done a few months ago.

Disadvantages:
-Don't get TED, SONG, JETBLUE, etc.
-Mainline carriers (usually) only fly in regional jet's and commuter airlines except for DELTA, which operates a daily DL 767.


While there is a good amount of RJ traffic, all carriers except United, American, and Independece offer as much if not more mainline traffic than express.

Parking is plentiful and inexpensive here, and the new central security checkpoint is a huge improvement over the cramped checkpoints which used to be at the first gate of each concourse.
The fact that there is an absence of TED and SONG is a no brainer as the current flight schedule shows little evidence to support increasing current traffic to ORD, NYC, etc. B6 will strongly consider service after the E jets enter service. Perhaps the only true disadvantage at JAX is the limited amount of westbound traffic as most routes are to the north. I believe the furthest west one can travel nonstop from here is MSP.
 
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Mon May 09, 2005 12:57 am

PHF: Newport News/Williamsburg

Advantages:
Small size means car-to-plane in 20 minutes.
Plenty of AirTran service to MCO, LGA, BOS, TPA, and (of course) ATL.
Convenient to where people live, not in the middle of nowhere.
Growing fast with plans for parking deck and 2nd concourse.
Room to grow, rumors of a 3rd runway.
Lots of GA traffic, and some military traffic means good variety of smaller planes.
Competition between AirTran and Delta.
Viable alternative airport to ORF.
Cheap parking - $5/day.

Disadvantages:
Baggage claim area is WAY too small, it was designed with CRJ and Dash-8 in mind, now with a 717 and an MD88 landing at the same time there's a stampede for the two baggage carousels.
Parking lots are getting cramped. Parking deck is still only in the planning stages.
Only 3 airlines: FL, DL, US Express


ORF: Norfolk International Airport

Advantages:
Lots of airline choices: DL, UAX, US, NW, WN, AA
UPS/FedEx big birds
Southwest has brought fares down.
Spotter can sit in one place and see traffic from ORF and lots of Navy and Coast Guard helicopters, and sometimes even Nightingale (air ambulance).
Parking deck built just a few years ago, connected directly to baggage claim area and short (indoor) walk to checkin & gate areas.
Close to everything, not in the middle of nowhere.
Approach from north goes directly over Little Creek Amphibious Base, great view of the top of several hovercraft.

Disadvantages:
Little room left to grow. There's been a study done for a possible parallel runway but it will be a very tight squeeze and could affect wetlands. Enter the NIMBYs.
Long-term parking lot has no parking lot shuttle, long hike to terminal.
We're the first city to get dumped by Independence Air.

Advantages of PHF + ORF:
We have both Southwest and AirTran, and they don't have to directly compete with each other.
Delta mainline serves both airports.
DL Connection and US Express serve both airports.
If necessary, a diversion from one to the other means only a 15-minute drive.
 
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Mon May 09, 2005 1:18 am

DEN

Advantages:
- Tons of land to expand to
- Major hubs for United Airlines and Frontier
- Flights to almost all major cities in the United States
- Not hard to get a low fare
- No WN
- All Major carriers (except WN) serve it

Disadvantages:
- A little far from Denver and the Denver Metro Area
- only two international airlines (BA & LH)
- getting more regional jet service now

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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Mon May 09, 2005 3:05 am

SLC

Advantages:

Increasingly Large Hub for DL
Lots of Destinations, especially West Coast/Midwest
Relatively Large for the City
Good Runways, Interesting Approach / Climb
Relatively Easy to Walk Across / Simple Setup, Full Access to All Gates after security
Close to the City
Slowly being upgraded

Disadvantages:

Older, Architecturally Dull Conglomeration of Buildings
Inadequate (VERY Inadequate) Landside Facilities
Fewer Airlines, Few International & East-Coast Flights
Too Much WN
DEN's little sister
Dominant Airline Failing
Mostly CRJs
(Relatively) Locked In
Largest flight a 764
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Mon May 09, 2005 12:13 pm

LAX, no disadvantages just an In-n-Out airport with no delays. Thats what I like less ground time more air time. Plus LAX offers the spectacular takeoff over the ocean and take-offs are always smooth at LAX because of that ocean breeze.
 
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Mon May 09, 2005 12:21 pm

Quoting Yanksn4 (Reply 20):
only two international airlines (BA & LH)

I thought you also got Air Canada and Aeromexico or Mexicana (dont remember).....
 
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Mon May 09, 2005 12:37 pm

MIA:

AAdvantages:

AA

DisAAdvantages:

AA

 

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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Tue May 10, 2005 7:01 am

PHX
Advantages:
Hub for HP and WN. Competiveness keeps some fares low but that's been changing lately
Three parallel runways. Longest 11,500 feet
Rare weather delays, although they do happen
Located in the center of the metropolitan area
Daily BA 747 service (except Weds)
Two airlines N/S to Hawaii (HA and TZ)
T4 has room for another concourse

Disadvantages:
Hub for HP and WN in T4 can overcrowd the facility
No N/S Asia service
Aging T2 in need of replacement
Proposed West Terminal and people mover costs rising
LTU, LH and AQ terminated service
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Tue May 10, 2005 9:17 am

Quoting Vatveng (Reply 19):
first city to get dumped by Independence Air.

They dumped Lansing, MI before that.

Quoting Yanksn4 (Reply 20):
- No WN

LOLOL  laughing  I like that.
That is an advantage in NY too, I have to add that to my list.

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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Thu May 12, 2005 9:24 am

YYC -Calgary. Canada

Advantages
-redone terminal buildings
-9 million pax for a city of 1 million
-Westjets base city
-Major Air Canada destination
-Flights to both LHR and FRA
-longest commerical runway in Canada
-747 (cargo) service
-Good central location

Disadvantages
-No international (other then US) carriers
-No Asia service (except charters in the summer)
Canadian. RIP 1999
 
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Thu May 12, 2005 9:42 am

MIA.
Advantages:
AA hub.
Many airlines to chose from.
Gateway to the Carribean and Central and South America.
Many European destinations.
7 miles from Downtown Miami
15 minutes from my house.
Planes fly over my house all day.
Disadvantages.
Parking
US immigration laws.
Projects always never end on time or budget.
No Asian Carries except for Air China Cargo and El Al.
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Thu May 12, 2005 10:38 am

OKC

Advantages
New Terminal (Final Stages of construction)
Mainline service
Good Weather
Military practice TOGO's (lots of E-3's)
decent spotting
Few NIMBY's

Disadvantages
Airport board P@#s's everyone off who tries to come in(UA MX base)
Always windy
FAA next door
Impending RJ only service
I love the rumble of a 727 takeoff in the morning!
 
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Thu May 12, 2005 11:12 am

My home airport is MKG (Muskegon, MI):

Advantages:
Great spotting locations
Relatively new
Only 1 mile away from my house
The Muskegon Air Fair
Two St. Maarten style approaches

Disadvantages:
Only serviced by two airlines (Mesaba and Skyway)
No passenger jets
The new 10 foot fence to keep the deer out (I can't see over this new one)
Too close to GRR
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Sat May 21, 2005 5:57 am

MAN - Manchester Airport

Advantages

Great train links
Terminal 1 resturant has a fabulous view of the runway

Disadvantages

bmibaby !!
When there are no free seats at the restuarants viewing the runway

Iain
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Sun May 22, 2005 6:13 pm

Aruba International Airport Reina Beatrix;

Advantages

- Brand new airport
- Common use facilities for check-in. Any airline can use any counter or gate as they can log-in to their respective systems from any location in the airport
- A lot of space
- Clear signage
- US Immigrations and US Customs pre-clearance for flights to/from USA and Puerto Rico
- Service to many USA/Canadian destinations by AA/American Eagle, CO, DL/Song, US, AC and NA and a lot of charter airlines like ATA, Apple Vacations, Ryan International, UPS etc etc. AA dominates in AUA
- Daily service to Europe and beyond via AMS with KL
- Service to Latin America by Aserca Airlines, Aeropostal, Varig, Avior, West Caribbean, Avianca, SAM etc etc.
- Dedicated terminal for USA bound flights and another for NON-USA bound flights

Disadvantages

- Announcements could be more louder and clearer
- Very high Passenger Facility Charges
- Need more facilities for people on landside, like restaurants, shops etc.
- Needs a proper informationdesk


ARUBA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT REINA BEATRIX

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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Mon May 23, 2005 8:39 am

PLH: Plymouth City Airport, England.

Advantages:
Only 4km from the city centre.
Friendly service.
More destinations being added.
Only 1km from my front door.

Disadvantages:
On top of a hill so gets fogged in and runway iced up in the winter.
Short (1249m) runway means only small aircraft are allowed.
Surrounded on all sides by residential areas and factories.
Limited room for development.
NIMBY's.

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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Mon May 23, 2005 5:21 pm

SYD (Kingsford-Smith International)


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The one huge advantage SYD has over just about any other major airport is that it is only 8km/5 miles by road from the city centre to the domestic terminals and about 10km to the international. The disadvantages are a severe lack of space airside, extremely poor road access to the domestic terminals and the fact that its location near the city means that it is a long way away from where most of Sydney's residents live.

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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Mon May 23, 2005 10:57 pm

TLS - Toulouse Blagnac, France


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Advantages :
  • very close to the city centre
  • easy spotting
  • lot of car park, not too expansive
  • possibility to see every kind of livery, and a lot of different airplanes, from smallest to biggest...
  • certainly other advantages...


Disadvantages :
  • too close to the city centre, hence no high-speed train to Toulouse Sad (yet)
  • Too small for the number of pax
  • certainly other disadvantages...
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RE: Your Home Airport Strengths And Weaknesses

Mon May 23, 2005 11:42 pm

ATL (Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport)

Advantages:

-Busiest airport in the world
-Good balance between heavy traffic and smaller, RJ's, single-aisle aircraft.
-Can appreciate all of Boeing's current aircraft that are offered, as well as some some rare Boeings that can only be appreciated in various sections of the world (767-400ER's).
-Fairly good views of aircraft landing (from the East to west) over I-75/85.
-New control tower will be the largest in the U.S. and it's a beauty!!
-Home to Delta!!!
-Good load of Air Tran traffic (lot's of sightings of Elton John).
-Nice International terminal and expecting nice future for the airport with expansion of this terminal as well as planned new terminals.
-Good bit of cargo traffic (FedEx, UPS, DHL, JAL Cargo, Air China Cargo, Polar Air Cargo...the everynow and then sighting of the An 124...)

Disadvantages:

-Not too many international carriers other than BA, KLM, Aeromexico, LH, Martinair, Korean, South African (I miss Varig and Swissair and Sabena!!!)
-Poor choices of restaurants and shops!!! We need more shops in the likes of MAD, LHR, etc...
-No good places to spot without getting hastled by police or authorities.
-Unless you're traveling or have a boarding pass, your trip to the airport is really useless in terms of viewing aircraft.
-Concourse C needs an upgrade!!! FAST!!!

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