SQ317 wrote:JayBCNLON wrote:Why is one of the biggest airports in the world (JFK) not able to simply handle an aircraft without a glitch more than 10 years after its market entry ?
Terminal 1 only has a couple of A380 gates I believe and yet has to handle LH, AF and KE A380 flights. Norwegian operate out of T1, the only other terminal with A380 gates is Terminal 4. Quite a poor state of affairs compared to Heathrow for example..
Because it is old, older tech than the 747 even & thus not up to modern airport standards. Someone here said BA's Terminal could not handle the A380. JFK's terminals are small, crammed & a hassle both from a PAX & operation perspective, even third world capitals have better unfrastructure these days. I just commuted through JFK long-haul, never again, I'll take EWR next time if I must.