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Oldest And Newest Airport You Have Been On

Thu May 01, 2008 12:03 pm

So what is the oldest and newest airport you have been on??


For me the oldest is EWR ( Opened 1928)

Newest for me is MMX ( Opened 1972)


How about you??
 
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RE: Oldest And Newest Airport You Have Been On

Thu May 01, 2008 12:30 pm



Quoting B_B747forever (Thread starter):

I don't have a clue and I cannot be bothere to check all the 150 airports I have been to which is the oldest and which not Big grin

But I guess the new airport in BKK (VTBS) is the newest I have been. Just been there this week and I guess this is pretty new...

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RE: Oldest And Newest Airport You Have Been On

Thu May 01, 2008 1:01 pm

I was at HKG about ten days after opening in 1997.

Oldest? No idea....

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RE: Oldest And Newest Airport You Have Been On

Thu May 01, 2008 1:57 pm

I suppose it depends how you are defining it; the age of the terminal buildings, or the time when the loation was first used as an airfield?

I really don't have time to look up the oldest by either definition, but I'd say the newest I have been to is probably HKG for airfield site, and for terminal buildings it would be ORK.


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Thu May 01, 2008 2:10 pm



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 3):
or the time when the loation was first used as an airfield?

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I dont mean by terminal.
 
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Thu May 01, 2008 3:00 pm

For the oldest airport, it would be my home airport of SYD which i belive was opened in 1920. As for newest, i think that goes to Changi (SIN)
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Thu May 01, 2008 4:35 pm

The newest for me has to be DEN.

I'd have to do some more research to figure out the oldest, but my guess is it's probably EWR.
 
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Thu May 01, 2008 9:44 pm

For me the oldest airport i have ever visited is AMS, i believe it began pax service in 1920.

The newest airport i have ever visited is OSL, it opened in 1998.
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Fri May 02, 2008 1:39 am

I've never been 'on' an airport but I've been 'inside' of plenty.

The newest;
BKK Suvarnabhumi in Bangkok, Thailand.
Opened in October 2006.


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Oldest;
Crete, Greece
1100 B.C.
Icarus was the first to fly, therefore the place he made his maiden voyage would be the oldest airport I've been to.


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RE: Oldest And Newest Airport You Have Been On

Fri May 02, 2008 10:43 am

Newest: KIX
Oldest: SYD (I think)
 
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Fri May 02, 2008 12:40 pm

I have been in MUC shortly after it opened and the oldest are THF and EWR.
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Sat May 03, 2008 1:21 am

I'll have to guess my newest airport is DFW which opened in the 1970s.

No idea on the oldest...several airports I've flown through have had operations since the 1920s.
 
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Tue May 06, 2008 9:21 am

I suppose my "native" hometown airport of Dublin might be the oldest I've used as your question is for from the location was used as an "airfield". The site of today's DUB (Collinstown" was originally a British military based used during WW1, yet from 1922 use of the airfield ended in 1922. When the Irish government set up Aer Lingus in 1936 it initially used the military facilities of Casemont aerodrome in Baldonnel (still used today), but the decided shortly after that a civil airport should be built to serve Dublin and they selected the Collinstown military airfield. Construction of the new airport started in 1936 yet the ainaugural flight didn't take place place until January 19 1940. So today's DUB is located on a pretty old airfield used during WW1 so as an airfield it's at least around 90 years old, yet it has only been used as a civil airport since 1940.
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Wed May 07, 2008 8:19 am

The oldest I've been to might be Logan (BOS)
The newest, Centrair (NGO) 2005
 
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RE: Oldest And Newest Airport You Have Been On

Wed May 07, 2008 11:17 am

Oldest: Winton
Newest: Narita
 
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RE: Oldest And Newest Airport You Have Been On

Wed May 07, 2008 11:40 am

Oldest: Ellington Field (EFD) in Houston opened during World War One.

Newest: Denver International (DEN).
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Wed May 07, 2008 2:11 pm

Newest: Was at DEN a couple months after it opened in 1995

I really couldn't tell you my oldest since there are alot of them that I don't know the history of much.



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RE: Oldest And Newest Airport You Have Been On

Wed May 07, 2008 2:58 pm

Newest: OSL (3 months after HKG, which in turn was opened 1 week after KUL)

Oldest: SYD (can't think of any older airport that I have been to)

Oslo would count as the oldest if you include military airport, as the first flight from the old Gardermoen air base was in 1912.

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RE: Oldest And Newest Airport You Have Been On

Wed May 07, 2008 3:47 pm

Which is newer" NRT, DEN, or SIN?

Oldest - no clue. Based on the responses in this thread, I'd guess AMS.

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