cessnalady
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Southern-and-Northernmost Intl Airports?

Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:53 pm

Perhaps this has been recently discussed already, but the only thread I could find dates back 8+ years... I am wondering, which are the southernmost and northernmost international airports with regular, scheduled airline services?

I am thinking of perhaps Ushuaia (USH), at 54°50' to the South, and Keflavik (KEF), at 63°59' North... I know Murmansk or Svalvard lie farther up North, but they do not seem to have regular international flights to/from them.

And the highest? Still Bangda (BPX), Qamdo, Tibet, with 4334 meters - but is it served internationally? Otherwise, could it be La Paz (LPB) with 4061 meters and regular, international scheduled flights?

Any input will be appreciated,

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RE: Southern-and-Northernmost Intl Airports?

Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:06 pm

Your post is southern and northern most international airports but then talks about the highest elevation and doesnt even touch on southern most. I think Rio Gallegos would have been the southern most when AR flew EZE-AKL-SYD.
 
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RE: Southern-and-Northernmost Intl Airports?

Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:36 pm



Quoting EXAAUADL (Reply 1):
Your post ... doesnt even touch on southern most

Did you not see the reference to Ushuaia?

I suspect USH is correct for southernmost; not sure about northernmost offhand. Interesting question.
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RE: Southern-and-Northernmost Intl Airports?

Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:39 pm

* Northernmost: KKN (Kirkenes, Norway 69°43'33"N 29°53'29"E).

Wideroe serves MMK (Murmansk from there).

* Southernmost: USH (Ushuaia, Argenetina 54°50'36"S 68°17'45"W)

LAN flies there from Chile.

* Highest: BPX (Bangdo, Qamdo, Tibet, China elevation: 14219 ft (4334 m))

Flights to Chengdu and Lhasa (both internal)

LPB (La Paz, Bolivia elevation:13325 ft (4061 m))

AA, LAN flies there.

* Lowest: AMS (Amsterdam, The Netherlands elevation: -11 ft (-2 m))

Flights everywhere.


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RE: Southern-and-Northernmost Intl Airports?

Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:34 am



Quoting CessnaLady (Thread starter):

I am thinking of perhaps Ushuaia (USH), at 54°50' to the South, and Keflavik (KEF), at 63°59' North... I know Murmansk or Svalvard lie farther up North, but they do not seem to have regular international flights to/from them.

LYR (Longyearbyen) on Svalbard has Russian charters transporting miners and family members to and from Barentsburg and the other various Russian coal mining settlements in the archipelago which are now being brought out of hibernation due to the high price of coal. Mainly operated with Tu154, including one sad crash a few years ago which claimed the life of all on board.

Ushuaia takes the prize for scheduled and, depending on the classification, it may also take the prize for charter flights as well: Firstly it depends on how you're actually defining an airport - if it's an airport/base which receives (in this case) direct international flights then the furthest one South would be the Argentine Marambio airbase at 64 degrees South, followed by the Wilkes ice runway serving Australia's Casey station at 66 degrees South, if you are also counting basic landing strips that is. But, although each of these see intercontinental flights, they both land on Antarctic ground claimed by the respective countries, so really they can in one way be considered internal flights. I doubt it will be long though before scheduled flights serve Marambio for tourists, it may even have already had roughly scheduled flights, but I'm not sure on that.


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RE: Southern-and-Northernmost Intl Airports?

Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:35 pm



Quoting CessnaLady (Thread starter):
I am thinking of perhaps Ushuaia (USH), at 54°50' to the South, and Keflavik (KEF), at 63°59' North... I know Murmansk or Svalvard lie farther up North, but they do not seem to have regular international flights to/from them.



Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 3):
* Northernmost: KKN (Kirkenes, Norway 69°43'33"N 29°53'29"E).

Wideroe serves MMK (Murmansk from there).

Another point very slightly north of KEF with scheduled international service is Nuuk, Greenland (GOH). It's 64 deg. 11' N. There is service GOH-REK.

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