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Remnants Of International Airports.

Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:33 am

So, after i saw that Remnants of Terminals post, what i wondered was. What are the former International Airports that had been torn down with evidence of it's existence left behind. OR a Domestic Airport with Remnants of International Operations
Well uh, I obviously decided to refine this but i dont know how.
 
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Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:34 am

First coming to my mind are
Munich Riem
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich-Riem_Airport
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and Berlin Tempelhof of cause
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Tempelhof_Airport
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Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:22 am

Hong Kong Kai Tak now:
http://www.airlinereporter.com/wp-conte ... GP2606.jpg

Also check out Nicosia Airport
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Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:22 am

The first that comes to my mind is Mirabel.
 
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Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:59 pm

Ellinikon Airport served Athens until 2001. It was redeveloped into a sports park that hosted the 2004 summer Olympic games.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellinikon ... al_Airport
 
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Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:43 pm

Here's the original Pan Am Terminal Building (now a museum) and “Flying Boat Base” at Botwood, Newfoundland (near Gander). It was on the transatlantic route between the Marine Air Terminal at LaGuardia and Foynes Ireland

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Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:48 pm

The old Stapleton tower is still standing at the corner of MLK and Uinta in Denver: https://goo.gl/maps/crBWWhUP6Kp
 
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Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:07 pm

The remnants of the Kai Tak checkerboard in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

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Sat May 06, 2017 9:15 am

JustAnFO wrote:
Ellinikon Airport served Athens until 2001. It was redeveloped into a sports park that hosted the 2004 summer Olympic games.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellinikon ... al_Airport




Latest news about the Ellinikon lot: now it is largely occupied by refugees who have taken shelter in the airport building and at the stadiums. But it is awaiting for the redevelopment: the area under reconstruction covers 620 hectares, 200 of which will comprise a massive public park. The most valuable buildings will be conserved and converted into museums and exhibition halls.
Full article https://tranio.com/greece/news/the-skys-the-limit-as-former-athens-airport-undergoes-transformation-into-multipurpose-recreational-and-residential-zone-amid-renewed-optimism_5291/
 
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Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Sat May 06, 2017 9:59 am

Sharjah or more correctly RAF Sharjah which closed in the early 1970s, now a museum (the control tower) in the middle of town

http://www.sbap.be/museum/sharjah/sharjah.htm

Handled Imperial Airways, BOAC, Gulf amongst many others

Croydon Airport

http://www.croydonairport.org.uk/Visitor-Centre

The main airport for London until 1939, terminal now (yet another) museum

Whitchurch Airfield (Bristol, UK)

Opened in early 1930s served by EI from about '37 (their 1st flight), during WW2 became (42-44) one of the few civilian airfields operating in the UK. Flights to Shannon and Lisbon, some operated by KLM using their DC3s. Struggling to find any up to date photos, will post later
 
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Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Sat May 06, 2017 10:16 am

LupineChemist wrote:
The first that comes to my mind is Mirabel.


Mirabel is still open as a cargo airport, it just doesn't see passenger service anymore.
 
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Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Sat May 06, 2017 10:26 am

PatrickZ80 wrote:
LupineChemist wrote:
The first that comes to my mind is Mirabel.


Mirabel is still open as a cargo airport, it just doesn't see passenger service anymore.


Not to mention where Bombardier's production facility is located.
 
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Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Sat May 06, 2017 10:28 am

A few examples of domestic airport with remnants of international operations:
Osaka Itami (international flights moved to Osaka Kansai) - Itami is still the main domestic airport in Osaka, receiving aircraft as large as 767 and 787 now
Nagoya Komaki (almost all flights moved to Nagoya Chubu), but Komaki retains limited domestic service by J-Air at first, and now Fuji Dream Airlines, using EMB175. The airport is also the site where the MRJs are manufactured and tested

Many mid-Pacific airports have been quite busy until the 1960s, with many of PAN AM's transpacific flights transiting thru them, e.g. Wake Island, Canton Island, etc.But now there are no flights (and no one living there).
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Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Sat May 06, 2017 10:42 am

Kuala Lumpur - Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah airport, also known as Subang airport, was the main international airport for Kuala Lumpur before the new Kuala Lumpur - Sepang opened. Subang is still open, but by far not as large as it used to be. Only one international destination left (Singapore). Back in the days they used to have connections to all over the world, but they've all been moved to the new airport.
 
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Sat May 06, 2017 12:01 pm

Oslo Fornebu that closed in 1998. There is a small strip of runway left where now a park area. The tower is a mix of cafe/restaurant and most of the former terminal is now offices. Most of the hangars to SAS and Braathens is still standing for now, but probably not for that long
 
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Sat May 06, 2017 12:21 pm

alggag wrote:
The old Stapleton tower is still standing at the corner of MLK and Uinta in Denver: https://goo.gl/maps/crBWWhUP6Kp


The building is being converted into a Punch Bowl Social restaurant/bar/arcade, set to open late summer. The tower won't be used, or at least not yet. Here are some renderings:

https://denver.eater.com/2016/4/7/11376 ... -airport#0

This is the only piece of the actual Stapleton Airport that is still left. Everything else has been leveled.

The only other hints that there was an airport there are the hotels on Quebec, the UA training center, and a few hangars that have been converted into other uses.
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Sat May 06, 2017 12:34 pm

Dallas Love Field is still used for domestic service and is the home base of Southwest Airlines, but is no longer used for international service. The Wright Amendment Reform Act of 2006 prohibits Dallas Love Field from being used for nonstop international commercial air service, and the passenger terminal at Dallas Love Field is designed to only handle domestic flights. The passenger terminal has been rebuilt at Dallas Love Field, but there are some older buildings still remaining on the east side of the airport.
 
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Sat May 06, 2017 1:01 pm

Possibly one of first major international aerodromes in the world

London Croydon

 
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Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Sat May 06, 2017 1:19 pm

Kemayoran/Kemajoran, Jakarta. Used to be the major gateway, but now demolished. Does anyone own the pics of its former glory?
 
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Sat May 06, 2017 1:32 pm

benbeny wrote:
Kemayoran/Kemajoran, Jakarta. Used to be the major gateway, but now demolished. Does anyone own the pics of its former glory?

You may Google Kemoyaran Airport and lots of pictures will show up. I didn't this airport exists until I read about it in Tintin.

Here is a pic showing how big Kemoyaran Airport was:
smg.photobucket.com/user/borneo1012/media/Kemayoran_01.jpg.html
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Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Sat May 06, 2017 2:25 pm

I would point to Lakehurst Naval Air Station (now an active part of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst) because it was the western terminus of commercial intercontinental zeppelin service between Germany and the US from the late 1920s to the late 1930s. Yes, a zeppelin is not a traditional airplane, but it was a scheduled commercial service carrying passengers and some form of cargo. The Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg were among its visitors. In fact, 80 years ago to the day (May 6, 1937) the Hindenburg exploded during a thunderstorm as it was "landing" at Lakehurst. There is a memorial to that event and the mooring tower and hangar still exist.
 
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Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Sat May 06, 2017 3:36 pm

How about Floyd Bennett Field with its star-like runways in Southeast Brooklyn near JFK. Originally opened in 1931, now it has a helicopter base for the NY Police Dept and a museum. Interestingly, the Concorde G-BOAD was moved there from 2006 to 2008. I visited the site in 2008 (after the Concorde was returned to the Intrepid museum) and bought a book about Amelia Earhart from the visitors center. Incidentally, the only other airport I know with similar runways is HER (Heraklion,Greece).
 
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Sat May 06, 2017 3:53 pm

Austin Mueller, closed in 1999.
 
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Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Sat May 06, 2017 3:54 pm

raylee67 wrote:
Many mid-Pacific airports have been quite busy until the 1960s, with many of PAN AM's transpacific flights transiting thru them, e.g. Wake Island, Canton Island, etc.But now there are no flights (and no one living there).



Wake still has a contingent of around 100 personnel both civilian and military who live there. Still used as an alternate in Pacific USAF fighter deployments and occasionally as a refueling point.
 
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Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Sat May 06, 2017 5:13 pm

PayaLebar wrote:


It isn't torn down though (OP was looking for torn down airports with remnants left behind), just converted into an RSAF base.

However, there's the Kallang airport, which is now mostly gone except for the terminal building and control tower. I believe it is the only airfield in Singapore to ever be torn down. I used to walk past the control tower on the way to the national stadium from Kallang mrt station!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kallang_Airport
 
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Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Sat May 06, 2017 5:30 pm

How about Nicosia airport complete with a Trident left behind.


https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2014/ ... ne/100714/
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Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Sat May 06, 2017 5:45 pm

And Denver Stapleton. The heavily remodeled control tower is about all you would recognize of that once large airport.
http://goo.gl/photos/tBgaAMTTjUW4nuJS9
 
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Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Sat May 06, 2017 5:50 pm

How about Hurn? (I refuse to call it Bournemouth International.) It was briefly the UK's main trans Atlantic terminal until Heathrow opened. I have not seen pictures of it at that time but I think the control tower has been the same since at least the sixties.
 
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Sat May 06, 2017 6:29 pm

The original San Francisco Airport site on Treasure Island still sports hangars, passenger terminal and control tower. Terminal was used as a movie set in an Indiana Jones movie to depict WW2 era Berlin airport.

https://www.google.com/search?q=treasur ... dd8tCRswTM:
 
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Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Sat May 06, 2017 6:46 pm

[quote="raylee67"]A few examples of domestic airport with remnants of international operations:
Osaka Itami (international flights moved to Osaka Kansai) - Itami is still the main domestic airport in Osaka, receiving aircraft as large as 767 and 787 now
Nagoya Komaki (almost all flights moved to Nagoya Chubu), but Komaki retains limited domestic service by J-Air at first, and now Fuji Dream Airlines, using EMB175. The airport is also the site where the MRJs are manufactured and tested

raylee67

I don't think were discussing international operations from previous or existing airports rather remnants of 'closed' international airports such as the old control tower at the former Denver Stapleton Airport, Terminal Buildings at Berlin Templehoff, Croyden Airport Terminal, etc.
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Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Sat May 06, 2017 6:53 pm

geoffking wrote:
How about Hurn? (I refuse to call it Bournemouth International.) It was briefly the UK's main trans Atlantic terminal until Heathrow opened. I have not seen pictures of it at that time but I think the control tower has been the same since at least the sixties.



But Bournemouth (Hurn) Airport is still very much operational, I think were discussing remnants of 'closed' International airports such as London Croyden Airport, Berlin Templehoff Airport, Denver Stapleton Airport, Nicosia Airport, etc where some remnants of the airports buildings and runways still exist in one way or another but are obviously closed and in some situations totally abandoned.
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Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Sat May 06, 2017 7:22 pm

Remains of three more airports that had international scheduled flights at some points in history.

1. Cologne Butzweilerhof
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Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Sat May 06, 2017 7:36 pm

You can still see remnants of Denver Stapleton's runways and taxiways north of I-70. https://goo.gl/maps/P4Ha6os8FZt
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Sat May 06, 2017 8:04 pm

Glendale Municipal/Grand Central

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_C ... California)

Very old, usurped by BUR, but in its day was the premiere airport and had flights to Mexico.

Tower/terminal is still there (owned and restored by Disney), the runway was replaced with a street, and 3 hangars were repurposed.
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Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Sat May 06, 2017 9:50 pm

Greater Southwest International just south of DFW. Piece of N-S runway and taxiway still there just off SH183 service road.
 
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Sun May 07, 2017 12:11 am

cheeken wrote:
PayaLebar wrote:


However, there's the Kallang airport, which is now mostly gone except for the terminal building and control tower.

Thanks for your update. I do fondly remember the old Kallang Airport. The original runway is the part of Nicoll Highway between the stadium and the tower.
 
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Sun May 07, 2017 2:03 am

RockIsland41 wrote:
Greater Southwest International just south of DFW. Piece of N-S runway and taxiway still there just off SH183 service road.

I was just looking up GSW. It was originally Amon Carter Field, and the main GSW runway is now Amon Carter Blvd. American Airlines Headquarters is on the site. Employees late to work speed down Amon Carter Blvd as if it was still the runway.
I can't tell if there were true international flights from GSW.
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Sun May 07, 2017 2:52 am

Check out these websites. If you are interested in historic airports, both with & without former international service, these will keep you very happy for hours!

http://www.airfields-freeman.com/

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Sun May 07, 2017 3:39 am

ooslc wrote:
You can still see remnants of Denver Stapleton's runways and taxiways north of I-70. https://goo.gl/maps/P4Ha6os8FZt


Thanks for pointing that out. Just looking at ground level, you can't really make out the runways, and I thought they were all gone, but it looks like you can at least make out the outlines of where they once were in a few of those undeveloped parcels in Northfield.

As someone born in the early 90s, I never flew out of Stapleton, and the most memories I have of it are from when my dad drove me out there the summer before they tore everything down. It's very strange for me to think that there was an entire airport in that city that I never knew and of which there is almost no trace left.
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Many mid-Pacific airports have been quite busy until the 1960s, with many of PAN AM's transpacific flights transiting thru them, e.g. Wake Island, Canton Island, etc.But now there are no flights (and no one living there).

Small correction, Canton Island [now part of the Republic of Kiribati] is still inhabited, but no regular flights. See the Wiki page.

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Sun May 07, 2017 4:12 am

Dhahran International Airport is now King Abdul Aziz Air Base in Saudi Arabia
 
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Sun May 07, 2017 4:14 am

What about Kent International? What's left?
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Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Sun May 07, 2017 4:18 am

In the 1980s I used to fly out of Gaborone, Botswana. Apart from domestic flight, we mostly had South African Airways HS (BAe) 748s, and a variety of Air Botswana aircraft (HS 748, Vickers Viscount 700 and Twin Otter). Occasional other charters and foreign visitors could also be seen. I looked at Google Earth and the runway in the middle of town appears to be ripped up and housing being developed.
The replacement Sir Seretse Khama International airport out of town can handle wide bodies.
 
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Sun May 07, 2017 4:27 am

Halim Perdanakusumah Airport, Jakarta, Indonesia (HLP) used to be an international airport before Soekarno-Hatta Int'l (CGK) exists. Now it serves a small number of domestic regular flights as well as private and VIP/VVIP ones. It is also an air force base (it is owned by the Indonesian Air Force). Military and VVIP movements there often cause disruptions to the regular commercial flights.
 
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Sun May 07, 2017 5:43 am

The old airport in Kona, Hawaii, has been repurposed. One can now access Kailua Beach by driving down the runway.
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Re: Remnants Of International Airports.

Sun May 07, 2017 3:32 pm

OzarkD9S wrote:
What about Kent International? What's left?


Airport is still there and there even are some plans to reopen it. Initially for cargo flights, but possibly passenger flights at some point in the future too. Nothing has been demolished or torn up.

Problem with Manston Kent is that it's just too far from London to be a London airport, but not far enough to have a catchment area of it's own.
 
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Sun May 07, 2017 3:43 pm

Blackpool Airport used to be the main base for Jet2 until the airport went bankrupt. It was closed for some time, but has reopened a few years ago. However there are no scheduled flights left. Jet2 pulled out of there and didn't return. Before they had flights to all over Europe.

Many years ago Transavia used to operate a few holiday charters out of Twenthe Air Base in the Netherlands. For some reason these flights stopped at a given moment. Years later the air base closed and the military pulled out. Plans to convert it into a commercial airport failed. It is now open as a civilian GA airport without a terminal. Occasionally a jet airliner lands there to be dismantled, but that's it. But since it has seen international flights in the past I think it counts.
 
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Sun May 07, 2017 5:08 pm

Old Sharjah Airport in UAE

The original old airport tower building is preserved and now is part of Al Mahatta Museum:

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The airport main single runway has now on its place King Abdul Aziz Street:

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Sun May 07, 2017 5:52 pm

The "foot print" of the old terminal at RSW is still visible. For some reason it's not letting me post a satellite picture of it.

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