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Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:47 pm

Just curious about the small to medium sized airports out there that have international facilities. My home airport, SBN, is wrapping up their international facility for both commercial and GA which is slated to be open for business this fall. All we have heard so far is Bahamas and Mexico, presumably vacation operators.

Are there any other airports out there with upwards of 500K enplanements that have international commercial service? If so, how successful are these routes? What about the general aviation side of things?
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:54 pm

Harrisburg, PA, and Melbourne, FL are ones that pop in my head. Melbourne is only seasonal, but Harrisburg is year round.
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:20 pm

McAllen Miller comes to my mind, Aeromar flies to MEX with ATR42 plus all the GA intl. traffic.
Brownsville used to have a flight to MTY sadly it was terminated but still have GA intl. traffic
And also Mid-Valley airport in Weslaco town have CBP installations only for GA traffic, their website is out-dated http://www.weslacoairport.com/ but there is information about GA intl traffic.
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:32 pm

Where can I look up stats on how many arriving international passengers/ GA flights end their travel at SBN?
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:37 pm

xaapb wrote:
McAllen Miller comes to my mind, Aeromar flies to MEX with ATR42 plus all the GA intl. traffic.
Brownsville used to have a flight to MTY sadly it was terminated but still have GA intl. traffic
And also Mid-Valley airport in Weslaco town have CBP installations only for GA traffic, their website is out-dated http://www.weslacoairport.com/ but there is information about GA intl traffic.


Thanks for the reply. I'll look up Weslaco later on. I am very interested to see how small airports do with their international facilities.
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:41 pm

MDW
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:42 pm

FAT is a little over your size parameters, but the FAT-GDL on Y4 and AM are doing about 16,000 pax a month, to/fr FAT. That's 154 pax per flight according to Govt of Mex statistics. AM runs anywhere from 4X a week to daily. Y4 is 8X - 11X a week, depending upon the month. Mex has changed the URL for stats:

http://www.sct.gob.mx/transporte-y-medi ... tatistics/
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:10 pm

Only a few years ago ZX (on AC's behalf) operated YYZ-ABE daily with Beechcraft 1900. That was always an interesting service and never made much sense to me. The prices for the tickets were ridiculous, I never understood what market they were targeting with this service.
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:16 pm

SYR has AC Express B1900D flights to YYZ 2-3x a day and has US customs and immigration due to their proximity to the border
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:26 pm

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Only a few years ago ZX (on AC's behalf) operated YYZ-ABE daily with Beechcraft 1900. That was always an interesting service and never made much sense to me. The prices for the tickets were ridiculous, I never understood what market they were targeting with this service.


Air Georgian was going to run YYZ-SBN flights in the late 1990's but that service never got off the ground. It was going to be on B1900s. Allegedly the service never started because SBN didn't want to pay for a customs facility. USAir eventually started a one-stop F100/DC9 flight, YYZ-PIT-SBN and also SBN-PIT-YYZ. I'd love to see service to Canada from SBN but I don't think there would be enough usage.
 
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SFB...my hometown airport...nestled in the land of where George Zimmerman and Casey Anthony hail from is the Orlando-Sanford International Airport...located on the outskirts of Sanford just about an hour from Orlando. Unlike one of its counterparts to the north with "International" in its name...DAB...SFB has scheduled international service. SFB is also a major hub for Allegiant G4 who makes up the majority of the service here along with international carriers:

- [the new] National Airlines N8, service to several Canadian destinations such as YYZ, YQZ, etc. along with SJU in Puerto Rico with 757s
- TUI/Thomson/Jetairfly, service to MIA continuing to AMS and nonstop to GLA, STN, BRU and a couple others (one wouldn't expect to find them at someplace as small as SFB but with 787 Dreamliners!)
- Interjet K8 to MEX a few times a week with A320s (wish they would bring some of their Superjets in...would be neat to see!)
- Suriname Airways PY to PBM Paramaribo in 737s (supposed to be scheduled service but the scheduling is strange)

SFB also used to have Icelandair with their 757s and Thomas Cook and Monarch with their Airbii until they moved to MCO a few years ago.
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:34 pm

One that I've always found odd, and gotten to fly myself, Air Berlin from RSW-DUS.
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:37 pm

This is a very US centric question. There are many very small airports here in the UK with international destinations. Take Humberside - two destinations Aberdeen (not yet International but who knows) and Amsterdam. I don't think their marketing book goes beyond A!
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:53 pm

Take your pick of any airport near a border, most Canadian airports, most Caribbean airports, and most EU airports. And probably a lot more.
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:01 pm

StTim wrote:
This is a very US centric question. There are many very small airports here in the UK with international destinations. Take Humberside - two destinations Aberdeen (not yet International but who knows) and Amsterdam. I don't think their marketing book goes beyond A!


Absolutely right. Very common in most parts of the world, with Europe and Asia coming to mind with really many very small airports sometimes even entirely dedicated to international service. Really not that uncommon.
 
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StTim wrote:
This is a very US centric question. There are many very small airports here in the UK with international destinations. Take Humberside - two destinations Aberdeen (not yet International but who knows) and Amsterdam. I don't think their marketing book goes beyond A!


Absolutely right. Very common in most parts of the world, with Europe and Asia coming to mind with really many very small airports sometimes even entirely dedicated to international service. Really not that uncommon.
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:04 pm

Port Angeles, WA, Bellingham WA, and Great Falls, MT have had international service in the past. Also, a lot of small seaplane bases like Tofino, BC have Kenmore Air service to the Seattle area.

Interesting thread. I'm suspecting the OP was more interested in small and medium airports that have significant mainline international service like SLC, RSW, FAT, SJC or AUS, etc rather than every border airport that has international propjet or seaplane service.
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:33 pm

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Port Angeles, WA, Bellingham WA, and Great Falls, MT have had international service in the past. Also, a lot of small seaplane bases like Tofino, BC have Kenmore Air service to the Seattle area.

Interesting thread. I'm suspecting the OP was more interested in small and medium airports that have significant mainline international service like SLC, RSW, FAT, SJC or AUS, etc rather than every border airport that has international propjet or seaplane service.


Not counting those services with small floatplanes, I believe the only airports in Canada with international passenger service and less than 1 million passengers a year are Moncton, NB (YQM), London, ON (YXU) and Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (YKF). And international service from the first two appears to be only seasonal winter service to various points in Florida, Mexico, Caribbean. YKF currently has American Eagle Embraer 145s twice-daily to ORD but AA announced last month that they're dropping that route in October.
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:40 pm

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Pretty sure these two don't fit the description of small to medium sized airports, even if they are the 2nd largest in their respective cities.
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:42 pm

BDL to DUB with EI 757 will soon be an addition to this list
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:57 pm

Viscount724 wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:
Port Angeles, WA, Bellingham WA, and Great Falls, MT have had international service in the past. Also, a lot of small seaplane bases like Tofino, BC have Kenmore Air service to the Seattle area.

Interesting thread. I'm suspecting the OP was more interested in small and medium airports that have significant mainline international service like SLC, RSW, FAT, SJC or AUS, etc rather than every border airport that has international propjet or seaplane service.


Not counting those services with small floatplanes, I believe the only airports in Canada with international passenger service and less than 1 million passengers a year are Moncton, NB (YQM), London, ON (YXU) and Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (YKF). And international service from the first two appears to be only seasonal winter service to various points in Florida, Mexico, Caribbean. YKF currently has American Eagle Embraer 145s twice-daily to ORD but AA announced last month that they're dropping that route in October.


What about Comox, YQQ? They have seasonal PVR service with WS. I'd call that a small Canadian airport.

I'm surprised that QX/AS hasn't tried Comox or Nanaimo from SEA.
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:07 pm

I think every small German airport like SCN for example has international service, most likely to PMI at least
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:13 pm

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This is a very US centric question. There are many very small airports here in the UK with international destinations. Take Humberside - two destinations Aberdeen (not yet International but who knows) and Amsterdam. I don't think their marketing book goes beyond A!


Correct, I didn't think about that when I originally posted this, but you are 100% on the money. In the US most airports don't have international service whereas in Europe it seems that a lot more of them do.
 
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Long time lurker...first time poster...made an account just for this!

SFB...my hometown airport...nestled in the land of where George Zimmerman and Casey Anthony hail from is the Orlando-Sanford International Airport...located on the outskirts of Sanford just about an hour from Orlando. Unlike one of its counterparts to the north with "International" in its name...DAB...SFB has scheduled international service. SFB is also a major hub for Allegiant G4 who makes up the majority of the service here along with international carriers:

- [the new] National Airlines N8, service to several Canadian destinations such as YYZ, YQZ, etc. along with SJU in Puerto Rico with 757s
- TUI/Thomson/Jetairfly, service to MIA continuing to AMS and nonstop to GLA, STN, BRU and a couple others (one wouldn't expect to find them at someplace as small as SFB but with 787 Dreamliners!)
- Interjet K8 to MEX a few times a week with A320s (wish they would bring some of their Superjets in...would be neat to see!)
- Suriname Airways PY to PBM Paramaribo in 737s (supposed to be scheduled service but the scheduling is strange)

SFB also used to have Icelandair with their 757s and Thomas Cook and Monarch with their Airbii until they moved to MCO a few years ago.



Welcome aboard! I went to Humpty-Diddle Airplane School over in Daytona :) SFB is very fortunate to be in the middle of the state (East-West that is), right off of major thoroughfares and in close proximity to major tourist attractions. They have done very, very well over the past 10 years.
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:21 pm

Burlington, VT (BTV) has seasonal service to Toronto (YTZ) via Porter.
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:29 pm

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Port Angeles, WA, Bellingham WA, and Great Falls, MT have had international service in the past. Also, a lot of small seaplane bases like Tofino, BC have Kenmore Air service to the Seattle area.

Interesting thread. I'm suspecting the OP was more interested in small and medium airports that have significant mainline international service like SLC, RSW, FAT, SJC or AUS, etc rather than every border airport that has international propjet or seaplane service.


More or less, you are correct There are lots of small border airports that have on-call customs processing but that isn't really what I am going for. I'm thinking more along the lines of airports like DAB, RSW, MHT, FWA, GRR, CAK, LAN and MBS. SBN has about 700,000 commercial domestic pax a year and I was wondering how successful similar-sized airports in USA are in regard to new international facilities. I am wondering how well the GA community will receive the new facility and clear customs as SBN vs FWA, GRR, IND, MDW/ORD, etc.
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:33 pm

Two months ago, knope2001 posted the international enplanements for 64 US airports in the 12 months ended 10/31/2015.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=605975#p9655493

There are a number of small to medium airports like FAT (about 700,000 enplanements) on this list. But there are different reasons for their markets.

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From the T100's here are US airports with at least 10,000 international enplanements (all airlines) for the 12 months ending 10/31/2015.

01 ….. 14,407,029 ……. JFK
02 ….. 10,451,787 ……. MIA
03 ……. 9,844,547 ……. LAX
04 ……. 5,828,072 ……. EWR
05 ……. 5,788,331 ……. ORD
06 ……. 5,405,246 ……. ATL
07 ……. 5,302,024 ……. SFO
08 ……. 5,049,903 ……. IAH
09 ……. 3,745,878 ……. DFW
10 ……. 3,457,941 ……. IAD
11 ……. 2,561,793 ……. FLL
12 ……. 2,494,586 ……. HNL
13 ……. 2,467,390 ……. BOS
14 ……. 2,396,191 ……. MCO
15 ……. 2,115,758 ……. SEA
16 ……. 2,015,545 ……. PHL
17 ……. 1,665,548 ……. LAS
18 ……. 1,629,560 ……. DTW
19 ……. 1,512,554 ……. CLT
20 ……. 1,269,200 ……. MSP
21 ……. 1,150,901 ……. PHX
22 ……. 1,073,182 ……. DEN
23 ……… 920,407 ……. LGA
24 ……… 476,419 ……. BWI
25 ……… 379,102 ……. MDW
26 ……… 366,407 ……. SAN
27 ……… 335,370 ……. TPA
28 ……… 293,957 ……. PDX
29 ……… 261,086 ……. SLC
30 ……… 233,865 ……. SAT
31 ……… 191,691 ……. SJC
32 ……… 191,618 ……. DCA
33 ……… 174,446 ……. PSP
34 ……… 164,117 ……. OGG
35 ……… 160,445 ……. RSW
36 ……… 148,970 ……. SNA
37 ……… 145,863 ……. OAK
38 ……… 118,985 ……. AUS
39 ……… 107,437 ……. CVG
40 ……….. 95,791 ……. RDU
41 ……….. 92,045 ……. SFB
42 ……….. 90,018 ……. STL
43 ……….. 84,727 ……. SMF
44 ……….. 81,169 ……. CLE
45 ……….. 79,056 ……. FAT
46 ……….. 76,963 ……. PIT
47 ……….. 65,891 ……. ONT
48 ……….. 57,832 ……. MKE
49 ……….. 56,093 ……. PBI
50 ……….. 47,729 ……. ANC
51 ……….. 34,841 ……. MSY
52 ……….. 34,192 ……. BNA
53 ……….. 33,910 ……. IND
54 ……….. 32,420 ……. CMH
55 ……….. 31,631 ……. MCI
56 ……….. 31,050 ……. BRO
57 ……….. 29,248 ……. KOA
58 ……….. 26,812 ……. BDL
59 ……….. 23,834 ……. LIH
60 ……….. 20,777 ……. SRQ
61 ……….. 19,099 ……. ELP
62 ……….. 15,324 ……. HOU
63 ……….. 10,407 ……. PVD
64 ……….. 10,109 ……. LKE
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:36 pm

FATFlyer wrote:
Two months ago, knope2001 posted the international enplanements for 64 US airports in the 12 months ended 10/31/2015.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=605975#p9655493

There are a number of small to medium airports like FAT (about 700,000 enplanements) on this list. But there are different reasons for their markets.

knope2001 wrote:
From the T100's here are US airports with at least 10,000 international enplanements (all airlines) for the 12 months ending 10/31/2015.

01 ….. 14,407,029 ……. JFK
02 ….. 10,451,787 ……. MIA
03 ……. 9,844,547 ……. LAX
04 ……. 5,828,072 ……. EWR
05 ……. 5,788,331 ……. ORD
06 ……. 5,405,246 ……. ATL
07 ……. 5,302,024 ……. SFO
08 ……. 5,049,903 ……. IAH
09 ……. 3,745,878 ……. DFW
10 ……. 3,457,941 ……. IAD
11 ……. 2,561,793 ……. FLL
12 ……. 2,494,586 ……. HNL
13 ……. 2,467,390 ……. BOS
14 ……. 2,396,191 ……. MCO
15 ……. 2,115,758 ……. SEA
16 ……. 2,015,545 ……. PHL
17 ……. 1,665,548 ……. LAS
18 ……. 1,629,560 ……. DTW
19 ……. 1,512,554 ……. CLT
20 ……. 1,269,200 ……. MSP
21 ……. 1,150,901 ……. PHX
22 ……. 1,073,182 ……. DEN
23 ……… 920,407 ……. LGA
24 ……… 476,419 ……. BWI
25 ……… 379,102 ……. MDW
26 ……… 366,407 ……. SAN
27 ……… 335,370 ……. TPA
28 ……… 293,957 ……. PDX
29 ……… 261,086 ……. SLC
30 ……… 233,865 ……. SAT
31 ……… 191,691 ……. SJC
32 ……… 191,618 ……. DCA
33 ……… 174,446 ……. PSP
34 ……… 164,117 ……. OGG
35 ……… 160,445 ……. RSW
36 ……… 148,970 ……. SNA
37 ……… 145,863 ……. OAK
38 ……… 118,985 ……. AUS
39 ……… 107,437 ……. CVG
40 ……….. 95,791 ……. RDU
41 ……….. 92,045 ……. SFB
42 ……….. 90,018 ……. STL
43 ……….. 84,727 ……. SMF
44 ……….. 81,169 ……. CLE
45 ……….. 79,056 ……. FAT
46 ……….. 76,963 ……. PIT
47 ……….. 65,891 ……. ONT
48 ……….. 57,832 ……. MKE
49 ……….. 56,093 ……. PBI
50 ……….. 47,729 ……. ANC
51 ……….. 34,841 ……. MSY
52 ……….. 34,192 ……. BNA
53 ……….. 33,910 ……. IND
54 ……….. 32,420 ……. CMH
55 ……….. 31,631 ……. MCI
56 ……….. 31,050 ……. BRO
57 ……….. 29,248 ……. KOA
58 ……….. 26,812 ……. BDL
59 ……….. 23,834 ……. LIH
60 ……….. 20,777 ……. SRQ
61 ……….. 19,099 ……. ELP
62 ……….. 15,324 ……. HOU
63 ……….. 10,407 ……. PVD
64 ……….. 10,109 ……. LKE


Spot on, my friend. The market is exactly what I am curious about. South Bend, Indiana isn't exactly a hotbed for tourists or major industry although it does have some fairly large and well-known business based there. Airports like FAT, SFB, MKE, BDL, HOU, PVD have a lot more in their region to attract international service.

Those stats are interesting because airport officials say that studies indicate that upwards of 35,000 pax could be cleared at SBN within a few years. That would put SBN on-par with IND, CMH, BNA, MSY and MCI. I love SBN but I just don't know if that is possible. But by all means, prove me wrong :)
 
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YXY (Whitehorse, Yukon) have seasonal non-stop service to FRA.
 
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YXY (Whitehorse, Yukon) have seasonal non-stop service to FRA.



Wow. Condor 767s at Whitehourse. That is pretty amazing :)
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:50 pm

In addition to the nonstop Dublin service starting this fall, BDL has had Air Canada Express service to both Toronto and Montreal for many years. Delta also flys to Cancun seasonally on Saturdays.
 
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In addition to the nonstop Dublin service starting this fall, BDL has had Air Canada Express service to both Toronto and Montreal for many years. Delta also flys to Cancun seasonally on Saturdays.


I can't recall AC service YUL-BWI. Currently only YYZ-BWI, 4 daily CRJs.
 
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Correct, I didn't think about that when I originally posted this, but you are 100% on the money. In the US most airports don't have international service whereas in Europe it seems that a lot more of them do.


Right. That's a natural consequence of the fact that the U.S. is a lot bigger geographically than any country in Western Europe. If you draw a circle with a radius of 500 miles around Kansas City or Denver, you encircle a grand total of one country. Do the same at FRA and it's something like 20 countries. I'm not sure there are analogous airports anywhere outside of the States; while Canada and China are larger than the States, many more of their people live at the edges of the country.
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:45 pm

CRP has a dedicated FIS gate. They were planning on having service (on Aero Mar, I believe) but for some reason Aero Mar decided against it.

MEM has seasonal BahamasAir service.

I wonder if MFE or any other small Texas towns could sustain wither Canada or Mexico service. It would be interesting to see an AC Jazz CRJ in MAF from YYC or YEG for oil traffic, but that'd only happen if oil were to rebound in a huge way.
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:09 pm

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That would put SBN on-par with IND, CMH, BNA, MSY and MCI. I love SBN but I just don't know if that is possible.

You'll likely see a lot of movement in this, and the above, list over the next few months:
particularly for MSY (more international/intercon routes recently announced) and especially HOU (WN international expansion).
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:55 pm

Rochester, MN, RST is an international airport due to the fact that the Mayo Clinic is there. The city only has a 100,000 people. and is ninety miles south of MSP. The FAA is threatening to take away that status as it's customs facility is only about 400 square feet. They want it increased several thousand square feet. So there is a stink going about doing it as it would cost about six million dollars.. The airport does have a runway that can accommodate both a 747 and an A380. Northwest Airlines used to use it for pilot training.
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Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:02 pm

LATAM in Chile have 2 pretty obscure ones:

- PUQ (Punta Arenas in Southern Chile)'s only scheduled international destinations are the weekly Saturday flight to and from MPN (Mount Pleasant) in the Falkland (or Malvinas if you're Argentinian) Islands, and if I remember correctly, once a month, that flight stops in RGL (Rio Gallegos) in Southern Argentina.
- IPC (Easter Island) has one weekly flight to PPT (Papeete, French Polynesia).

Although both flights start and finish in SCL, with a stop over in the mentioned sectors, you can actually buy a round trip ticket to fly between these city pairs, without having to go through SCL.
 
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Re: Small to Medium Sized airports with Int'l Svc

Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:19 am

SMF and RNO have Y4 scheduled flights to GDL. FAI in Alaska has Condor to FRA and getting CI to TPE seasonally.
 
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Re: Small to Medium Sized airports with Int'l Svc

Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:06 am

Real quick, would just like to add my home airport of PVD has summer seasonal service to FRA on condor, and Sata service to PDL. Aswell as year-round service to cape verde.

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Re: Small to Medium Sized airports with Int'l Svc

Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:47 am

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LATAM in Chile have 2 pretty obscure ones:


Don't forget the routes from IQQ to Bolivia. And while they aren't running PMC-BRC now, it hasn't been that long since it existed either.
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Re: Small to Medium Sized airports with Int'l Svc

Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:37 am

Did those public charter flights from Scottsdale (SDL) to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico ever begin?
 
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Re: Small to Medium Sized airports with Int'l Svc

Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:03 am

BoeingGuy wrote:
Viscount724 wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:
Port Angeles, WA, Bellingham WA, and Great Falls, MT have had international service in the past. Also, a lot of small seaplane bases like Tofino, BC have Kenmore Air service to the Seattle area.

Interesting thread. I'm suspecting the OP was more interested in small and medium airports that have significant mainline international service like SLC, RSW, FAT, SJC or AUS, etc rather than every border airport that has international propjet or seaplane service.


Not counting those services with small floatplanes, I believe the only airports in Canada with international passenger service and less than 1 million passengers a year are Moncton, NB (YQM), London, ON (YXU) and Kitchener/Waterloo, ON (YKF). And international service from the first two appears to be only seasonal winter service to various points in Florida, Mexico, Caribbean. YKF currently has American Eagle Embraer 145s twice-daily to ORD but AA announced last month that they're dropping that route in October.


What about Comox, YQQ? They have seasonal PVR service with WS. I'd call that a small Canadian airport.

I'm surprised that QX/AS hasn't tried Comox or Nanaimo from SEA.


Same for YXX (Abbottsford) and YYJ (Victoria). Off and on AC transcon service. Leisure service to Mexican destinations by WestJet..
 
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Re: Small to Medium Sized airports with Int'l Svc

Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:10 am

Gander, Newfoundland (pop 10,000) that one had service form just about every major crossing the Atlantic (Pan Am, TWA, BOAC, EL Al, Air France, Swissair, Aeroflot, Air Canada etc) ….still sees winter service to sun destinations.
 
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Re: Small to Medium Sized airports with Int'l Svc

Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:09 pm

MaxTrimm wrote:
SMF and RNO have Y4 scheduled flights to GDL. FAI in Alaska has Condor to FRA and getting CI to TPE seasonally.


Also AM has schedule flights to SMF from GDL and MEX, however I belive that the MEX service will be gone soon.

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Re: Small to Medium Sized airports with Int'l Svc

Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:15 pm

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Rochester, MN, RST is an international airport due to the fact that the Mayo Clinic is there. The city only has a 100,000 people. and is ninety miles south of MSP. The FAA is threatening to take away that status as it's customs facility is only about 400 square feet. They want it increased several thousand square feet. So there is a stink going about doing it as it would cost about six million dollars.. The airport does have a runway that can accommodate both a 747 and an A380. Northwest Airlines used to use it for pilot training.


Being an "international airport" really doesn't mean much, it just means the airport is serviced by CBP. Looking at Flightaware, it seems RST rarely sees an international flight.

There's a whole slew of smaller airports that are technically "international airports" because they're part of a metro that has CBP service at a larger airport that's shared among the smaller ones in the area as well.
 
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Re: Small to Medium Sized airports with Int'l Svc

Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:59 pm

MSY has decent international service for a medium sized US market.

AC has 1x daily to YYZ.
CM has 4x weekly to PTY.
DE will be starting 2x weekly to FRA next May.
DL has 1x weekly from December through August to CUN.
UA has 1x weekly from May through August to CUN
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Re: Small to Medium Sized airports with Int'l Svc

Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:21 pm

My username'd airport - CFN in other initials - has 35k pax a year and international service. At times past it only had international! GLA currently but it has been PIK
 
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Re: Small to Medium Sized airports with Int'l Svc

Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:14 pm

I once flew YYJ to FHR in a 172 with a total of 3 people on board.... Cleared immigration and customs in FHR upon arrival. That's pretty small.
 
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Re: Small to Medium Sized airports with Int'l Svc

Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:26 pm

All this are small airports around Panama operating international flights, some only get flights from one single airline and they are international flights:

-DAV, near the border of Panama and Costa Rica, have flights to SJO operated by 7P.
-BOC, a small airport in the Caribbean side of Panama, get a flight from SJO operated by 5C.
-RIH, near a famous Panamanian beach section, get flights from YUL and YYZ operated by TS, and WG operated YYZ and season flights from YBG, YUL and YQB.
-BLB, some minutes away from Panama City, get flights from BOG, CLO, and MDE operated by FC.
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Re: Small to Medium Sized airports with Int'l Svc

Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:13 pm

Halifax Stanfield YHZ

Source : Wiki

AC : LHR year-round seasonal : CUN, VRA, FLL, TPA, MCO and Caribbean destinations
AC Express : BOS
Air Transat : Seasonal : Caribbean, MCO and Cuba
Air Saint Pierre : Saint Pierre ( French Overseas Community )
AA eagle : PHL
Condor : Seasonal MUC, FRA
Delta Connection : JFK
Sunwing : Seasonal : Caribbean, MCO, Cuba
United Express : EWR
WS : MCO, Seasonal : PUJ, TPA, GLA

Pretty impressive for an airport with just 3.7 pax / year

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