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Airport With Greatest % Of Widebody Flights

Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:56 am

Which large global airport has the largest proportion of widebodies as a % of total movements?

Can we keep this discussion to airports over 10m pax annually?
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RE: Airport With Greatest % Of Widebody Flights

Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:08 am

My guess is DXB - the main airline at the airport,Emirates, is an all widebody airline.

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RE: Airport With Greatest % Of Widebody Flights

Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:11 am

Wihout crunching numbers, my bet is on NRT or DXB
 
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RE: Airport With Greatest % Of Widebody Flights

Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:12 am

And MistaP beat me to it, it has to be DXB
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RE: Airport With Greatest % Of Widebody Flights

Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:16 am

Quoting MistaP (Reply 1):
Wihout crunching numbers, my bet is on NRT or DXB

Two of us here had narrowed this list down to

Haneda, Kansai, Hong Kong and Dubai.

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RE: Airport With Greatest % Of Widebody Flights

Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:18 am

DXB in my opinion, and HKG, NRT.

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RE: Airport With Greatest % Of Widebody Flights

Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:41 am

Easter Island? Aren't scheduled services there 100% wide body?
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RE: Airport With Greatest % Of Widebody Flights

Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:43 am

No doubt it is DXB , in addition to EK operations there all international carriers send wide bodies and regional carriers such as QR, GF send wide bodies too several times a day.
 
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RE: Airport With Greatest % Of Widebody Flights

Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:52 am

A quick search shows its probably HKG, DXB & NRT as stated.

Movements for 2012 were 352k, 344k & 212k respectively.

While Narita loses out on night freighter movements % wise it's probably up there, as you don't see many narrow bodies taxiing around.

LCCs probably drag HKG down somewhat these days not sure what DXB is like.

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RE: Airport With Greatest % Of Widebody Flights

Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:35 am

Quoting twa@fra (Reply 2):
Wihout crunching numbers, my bet is on NRT or DXB

Just about to throw NRT into the hat but remember HND has a boatload of widebody domestics daily.
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RE: Airport With Greatest % Of Widebody Flights

Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:57 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 9):
HND has a boatload of widebody domestics daily

True however, it has a lot of narrow bodies dragging its % down. And now that I think about it quite a few Jetstar A320s can be seen at NRT, I think someone will have to find out how many of the movements are actual wide bodies to get the final answer.

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RE: Airport With Greatest % Of Widebody Flights

Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:44 am

Quoting CCA (Reply 8):
LCCs probably drag HKG down somewhat these days not sure what DXB is like.

And many flights to CHINA are NB too.
 
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RE: Airport With Greatest % Of Widebody Flights

Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:33 am

Quoting bananaboy (Reply 6):


Easter Island? Aren't scheduled services there 100% wide body?
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RE: Airport With Greatest % Of Widebody Flights

Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:54 am

MRU has mostly wide body flights.
Although there are some narrow body services.

I think Easter Island is the one, though.
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RE: Airport With Greatest % Of Widebody Flights

Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:10 am

Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 12):
Quoting bananaboy (Reply 6):


Easter Island? Aren't scheduled services there 100% wide body?
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LMAO. Good catch!

Haha! Alas, not in keeping with the thread-starter's requirements:

Quoting BestWestern (Thread starter):
Can we keep this discussion to airports over 10m pax annually?
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RE: Airport With Greatest % Of Widebody Flights

Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:15 am

A possibly published number that could determine the airport with the greatest percentage of wide-body flights is the number of seats per air transport movement.

This figure for LHR - no, I am not suggesting it has the highest number of seats per flight - is, according to the LHR slot coordinator's Airport Coordination Ltd (ACL) web site, 209.2 seats per Air Traffic Movement (ATM) for the current summer season.

Are similar data available for the likes of DXB, NRT, HKG and other contenders?

To set the scene here are numbers for all the airports where ACL is the slot coordinator:

LHR: 209 seats per ATM
STN: 180 seats per ATM
LGW: 174 seats per ATM
LTN: 173 seats per ATM
MAN: 166 seats per ATM
DUB: 160 seats per ATM
WAW: 95 seats per ATM
LCY: 75 seats per ATM

This list illustrates a note of caution in using this data for this purpose. It is expected that FR will operate 64.9 per cent of all flights at STN this summer. So the STN figure primarily reflects the configuration of their 738s. Similarly STN is the base for the three BA World Cargo 748Fs that are wide-bodied aircraft but with zero seats.

Despite this I believe that the same data for the likely candidate airports would likely be more accurate than an intelligent guess.
 
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RE: Airport With Greatest % Of Widebody Flights

Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:40 pm

Quoting BestWestern (Thread starter):
Which large global airport has the largest proportion of widebodies as a % of total movements?

My vote is for NRT. No way it is DXB. DXB has its own LCC based there (Flydubai), and a lot of airlines from the region operate NB aircraft to DXB. Just do a photo search on this site for an example. This was on the first page alone: Bahrain Air, Air India, MEA, Yemenia, Aeroflot, GulfAir, IndiGo, Jazeera, Air Blue, Saudi, Royal Jordania, Qatar, Ethiopian, etc I'm sure there are more.
 
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RE: Airport With Greatest % Of Widebody Flights

Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:12 pm

Quoting bananaboy (Reply 6):
Easter Island? Aren't scheduled services there 100% wide body?
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RE: Airport With Greatest % Of Widebody Flights

Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:20 am

DXB and HKG do recieve the LCCs and regional carriers some. For that reason my money is on some of the Japanese 767/747 airports. Maybe KIX but 3K, GK, MM, and NU, XM, amd JC hurt it. Probably one of the Tokyo ones.

Here's a thought...MEM because of FX?
 
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RE: Airport With Greatest % Of Widebody Flights

Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:27 am

Quoting UA787DEN (Reply 18):
Here's a thought...MEM because of FX?

I was thinking the same thing, but they do have a lot of 757s, Caravans, and ATRs flying in and out as well.

SDF may have the upper hand in this scenario.
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RE: Airport With Greatest % Of Widebody Flights

Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:30 pm

Quoting UAEflyer (Reply 7):
No doubt it is DXB , in addition to EK operations there all international carriers send wide bodies and regional carriers such as QR, GF send wide bodies too several times a day.

Incorrect.
Not all international airlines send wide bodies to DXB. Most of the Indian carriers send quite a few narrow bodies to DXB.
 
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RE: Airport With Greatest % Of Widebody Flights

Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:45 am

Quoting dtwlax (Reply 20):
Incorrect.
Not all international airlines send wide bodies to DXB. Most of the Indian carriers send quite a few narrow bodies to DXB.

Agreed, of the GCC carriers QR/GF/KU etc do send WB their predominant offering is NB. Plus there are an increasing number of LCC carriers from other GCC nations operating NB, as well as sub continent carriers which are mostly NB.

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