VC10BOAC
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City With The Most Airports

Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:38 am

I was just wondering which city has the highest number of operational airports within the city boundary. I believe Anchorage has about 5.
 
EI787
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RE: City With The Most Airports

Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:41 am

London has six airports:

* London Heathrow Airport
* London Gatwick Airport
* London Stansted Airport
* London Luton Airport
* London City Airport
* London Biggin Hill Airport
 
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RE: City With The Most Airports

Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:44 am

+ London Northolt
London Southend
London Manston
 
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RE: City With The Most Airports

Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:48 am

How about the city with the most number of airports with scheduled airline service...? I think London still stands at the top.....
 
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RE: City With The Most Airports

Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:49 am

Found this on Wikipedia:

The Los Angeles metropolitan area is served by more airports than any major city in the world, with 5 major commercial airports, and many more general-aviation airports. The main Los Angeles airport is LAX, the fifth busiest commercial airport in the world. Other major commercial airports include ONT, BUR, LGB & SNA. Los Angeles also has the world's busiest general-aviation airport, Van Nuys Airport (VNY).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles#Transportation
 
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RE: City With The Most Airports

Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:50 am

Depends on how you are defining "city" and "airport." If you are defining it as metropolitan areas with commercial airports, I'd say London has a shot at the title, with LHR, LGW, STN, LTN, and LCY. You could also argue that the New York metro area has JFK, LGA, EWR, SWF, and ISP, and that Los Angeles has LAX, SNA, LGB, BUR, and ONT.
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RE: City With The Most Airports

Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:53 am

Surely just because it is named London means jack crap.........
Stansted and Luton were airports long before the "London" tag got attached.....

If you wanna go that route then Detroit has
Metro Wayne Co.
Willow Run
City
Windsor
Flint
Lansing
Oakland/Pontiac
Toledo
UK -> USA
 
VC10BOAC
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RE: City With The Most Airports

Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:01 am

Actually the question was airports within the actual city boundary, not metro area. Example, New York would have only two; LGA and JFK.

Also by airports, I meant all operational airports (commercial, GA, military, etc.)

[Edited 2006-09-08 19:08:04]
 
VC10BOAC
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RE: City With The Most Airports

Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:14 am

Quoting MichiganMAN (Reply 6):
If you wanna go that route then Detroit has
Metro Wayne Co.
Willow Run
City
Windsor
Flint
Lansing
Oakland/Pontiac
Toledo

By my definition above, Detroit has only one - DET
 
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RE: City With The Most Airports

Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:59 am

Moscow has SVO, DME, VKO, BKA with sheduled Service, plus several GA, military and test airfields.

ciao
Daniel
 
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RE: City With The Most Airports

Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:51 am

Quoting VC10BOAC (Reply 8):
By my definition above, Detroit has only one - DET

agreed.........I was making the point that Calling Luton Airport "London Luton" was more a business decision more than a geographical one.

what's next, London Norwich?
London Bournemouth Hurn?
London East Midlands..........
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RE: City With The Most Airports

Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:35 am

Quoting MichiganMAN (Reply 6):
Surely just because it is named London means jack crap.........
Stansted and Luton were airports long before the "London" tag got attached.....

No, London is the city they're designed to serve. Most people flying to Luton or Stansted will be going to London, not Luton or Stansted & Mountfitchet. Anyway, Luton and Stansted are only around 20-30miles from central London - around the same distance that Gatwick is, and Gatwick is clearly designed to dominantly serve London

Quoting MichiganMAN (Reply 10):
what's next, London Norwich?
London Bournemouth Hurn?
London East Midlands..........

No, because they're not designed to serve London


Including small operational airfields, London has:

Gatwick
Luton
Stansted
Heathrow
London City
Northolt
Redhill
Biggin Hill
Farnborough
Blackbushe
Southend
Elstree

[Edited 2006-09-08 21:51:16]
 
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RE: City With The Most Airports

Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:42 am

I beleive there is a Freudian concept about men who continually argue over who has the biggest/most...  Smile  Smile  Smile
 
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RE: City With The Most Airports

Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:46 am

Quoting VC10BOAC (Thread starter):
I believe Anchorage has about 5.



Quoting VC10BOAC (Reply 7):
Actually the question was airports within the actual city boundary, not metro area.

Just to clarify about Anchorage, I can count a few more Ill add, for the rundown:
Ten Stevens Intl Airport
Lake Hood sea/float plane base
Elmendorf AFB
Fort Richardson
Merrill Field
Birchwood strip
then several lakes where float planes are common
Campbell Lake
Mirror Lake
Sand Lake
I also believe there is a strip in Girdwood
All of these are within Anchorage city limits

That being said, far and away it is mostly GA traffic.
 
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RE: City With The Most Airports

Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:49 am

"city limits" means different things in different countries too.
 
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RE: City With The Most Airports

Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:49 am

Quoting Bnamaxx (Reply 12):
I beleive there is a Freudian concept about men who continually argue over who has the biggest/most...

I agree. It's a three-way tie between London, New York, and Los Angeles, which makes sense if you give it half a thought.
 
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RE: City With The Most Airports

Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:58 am

Quoting VC10BOAC (Thread starter):
I believe Anchorage has about 5.

AirNav lists 7, not counting numerous smaller strips Bushpilot outlines below:
http://www.airnav.com/airport/PANC
http://www.airnav.com/airport/PAMR
http://www.airnav.com/airport/PALH
http://www.airnav.com/airport/Z41
http://www.airnav.com/airport/2OK
http://www.airnav.com/airport/A13
http://www.airnav.com/airport/3C3

Quoting Bushpilot (Reply 13):
Ten Stevens Intl Airport
Lake Hood sea/float plane base
Elmendorf AFB
Fort Richardson
Merrill Field
Birchwood strip
then several lakes where float planes are common
Campbell Lake
Mirror Lake
Sand Lake

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Quoting Bushpilot (Reply 13):
I also believe there is a strip in Girdwood

Correct.
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