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Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:32 pm

I would like to know which airports see almost exclusively cargo planes, i.e. there is no pax traffic or only the odd commuter coming in a couple of times a day.

Ones I can think of:

Liege (Belgium)
Ostend (Belgium)
Schwerin-Parchim (Germany)
Subic Bay (Philippines)
Mather Field (California)

Which others? If you have info on the airlines and aircraft coming in, thanks for that as well
 
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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:37 pm

How about PIK; last time I was there, I noticed it was an exclusively cargo and Ryanairport.
Eurport Vatry also sees mostly cargo, I think.

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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:38 pm

UTA,

where is "Eurport Vatry"? Sounds interesting...
 
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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:57 pm

Arkansas International Airport in Blytheville, AR

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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Thu Mar 18, 2004 11:57 pm

Willow Run Airport (KYIP...approx 12 miles West of Detroit Metro) is cargo and general aviation only. A few days ago, a Lockheed Electra came right over the top of the parking lot at work....on about a 5 mile final approach to rwy 23L at Willow Run. Needless to say, that made my day!  Smile
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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:00 am

Memphis, TN for FedEX

Louisville, KY for UPS
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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:34 am

MEM and SDF have a large number of mainline sized service from numerous air carriers. MEM especially since it's a hub for NW. ILN - which is in Wilmington Ohio (also known as Airborne Airpark) is almost all Cargo (Airborne Express). They have parallel 10,000ft runways with NO scheduled commercial flights but hundreds of DC9 operations every day.
 
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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:43 am

If Ryanairports count, then Hahn (HHN) is seeing a lot of Ryanair and cargo traffic.
 
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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:55 am

I was just in SDF, the shabbiest airport in the US, and they do have some mainline service there. DL, NW, WN and maybe some more that I didn't see.
Quite a bit of RJ's, too. Comair and CoEx for example.

UPS does dominate there though.
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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:57 am

How about SEL? I thought I read an article a while back saying that most of SEL was going to be cargo
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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:58 am

Mozart,
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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:11 am

What about Shannon (SNN/EINN) in Ireland?


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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 2:05 am

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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 2:22 am

I would assume Anchorage, Alaska sees a lot of cargo, especially since most of Alaska's 737-200 are combis.

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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 4:08 am

If I'm not mistaken, Viracopos (VCP) airport in Campinas (about an hour's drive from São Paulo) is Latin America's main cargo field. FedEx has its Brazilian hub there.

VCP also has a fair amount of passenger and general aviation traffic.


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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 4:52 am

Another one to consider is Alliance in Fort Worth, TX (not sure of code), a GA and freight airport. This was developed by the Perot family (Ross Perot of EDS and gadfly presidential canidate fame) in the late 1980's-mid 1990's and still growing. It bills itself as the first 'industrial' airport. It is near major roads & rail lines, has numerous warehouse and light industial facilities connected with it. It has one runway 9600' x 150' to be extended to 13,500' and a parallel runway of 8,200' x 150'. It has Cat. 3 ILS and US customs on site. The website is:
 
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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 2:02 pm

Ellington airport (ex Air Force base) outside of Houston. I believe that one is 100% cargo.
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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 6:23 pm

What about San Bernardino? No control tower though.
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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:35 pm

I cannot remember the name, but it is ABX's hub in Wilmington (sp?), Ohio.

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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:46 pm

Maybe BFI? It has UPS, some Fed-Ex (?), and other cargo carriers that I cant name. But also there are Boeing hangars there too.
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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Fri Mar 19, 2004 9:54 pm

I'd have to agree with Willow Run, I'm sure there's a lot of GA there, but I've worked 100's of freighters that originated out of that airport.
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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Sat Mar 20, 2004 4:53 am

Very soon there will be YMX, Mirabel. For now there are still some charter flights (Air Transat, Skyservice). The airport authorities want to transform it into an all cargo airport (autumn 2004). What a waste, it is such a great airport, it could have been so much more...
 
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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Sat Mar 20, 2004 6:21 am

Isn't Detroit Willow-Run exclusively cargo?

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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Sat Mar 20, 2004 7:36 am

ESOE, in the middle of Sweden, sees many TNT/DHL flights but very few ( ? ) commuter flights.

Once, a 747 landed, picked up a few tonnes of Ericsson cell phones and departed, bound for Jamaica. Another time, an IL-76 performed a cargo flight to Kazachstan. Those occasional weird cargo runs are cool! Today, it's Sweden's third or fourth largest cargo airport, according to the homepage I found. ( http://www.jetdoc.com/HIS/esoe.html )

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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Sat Mar 20, 2004 11:05 am

I don't necessarily take offense to the comments about SDF being the shabbiest airport in the US. But I do want to comment and let people know about my home airport. It is a few years old but is currently undergoing major renovation. It is very easy to use and the airport authority is building new RJ gates to accommodate the large number of RJ's we get here in our new world.

We have service (mainline) by DL, NW, WN, AA and RJ service by CO, US and UA. We also have Pace here with Vacation Express. The service could be better but the market demands what the market demands.

I am hoping, one day, for AirTran or JetBlue. ValuJet was here but pulled out due to competition from DL I would assume.

Anyway, if ever in SDF give me a ring and I'll show you around!

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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Sat Mar 20, 2004 3:29 pm

ahh, Viracopos!!! Good to even hear that airport's name.....

Flew there many times from MEM, MIA, MAO or SJU; flew on from there to SCL, LIM, MVD or the above cities. Anyone else been to the Red Lion on this forum?

From my years as a freight dog, I'd say Sharjah in the UAE must qualify, as well as maybe Vittoria, Spain. East Midlands has a big cargo operation, but also has a big (and growing) base of LCC's. Ostend (already mentioned) seems pretty much all cargo as well.

Transit Bogota in the middle of the night and you will see many, many cargo aircraft bringing flowers to the USA (Miami) as well..... of course, in the light of the day it's all pax aircraft!
 
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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Sun Mar 21, 2004 9:46 am

Willow Run is general aviation also. They do get some passenger charters as some college teams fly into there when they play the University Of Michigan.
When those flights arrive the people go directly to a bus as there is no passenger terminal. Also the US Marshalls operate the prisioner flights out of YIP.
 
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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Sun Mar 21, 2004 1:41 pm

Ignore my statement about EFD as it appears that COX operates ERJ-135s from IAH in. YIP has though no scheduled service, unless I'm wrong again.

I could add Ft. Huachuca and Nogales, Arizona (Wait, I just did!) but I hardly consider them relevant to this discussion.
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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Mon Mar 22, 2004 1:31 am

Huntsville Alabama as far as I know is almost exclusivly cargo.
Correct me if I'm wrong, also I think Ft Wayne is too but not sure. I think Kitty Hawk has this as a hub
 
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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Mon Mar 22, 2004 2:25 am

I would have to second Upsmd11 as far as the upgrades go for the terminal at SDF, but then I could be biased  Big grin

As far as being dominated by UPS it depends on the time of day. At most airports they shut down the runways during the night for maint. Here in SDF it gets shutdown midday.
When I show up for work at 5am there are usually 8 to 10 UPS heavies lined up for takeoff i.e.-747, DC-8, Airbuses(not sure designation), MD-11, 757.
The throughout the day there are usually 2 or 3 UPS flights an hour, mostly arriving with a small departing bank around 2pm.
 
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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Mon Mar 22, 2004 2:40 am

EFD is not a cargo airport. It is now a joint civil/military airport.

The primary traffic is military. They bring crews in from all over the
states to train in the "w" areas in the gulf.

The FBO at EFD has a BOQ just for the pilots and rooms for the non coms
also. Really nice set up.

It is also where NASA has the trainers for astronaut training.
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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Mon Mar 22, 2004 2:43 am

I think Cologne is mainly Freight but don't hold me on it, I've only read a magazine article on the airport and from that it describes the airport to be a freight hub.

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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Mon Mar 22, 2004 2:50 am

AFW, Alliance Airport, Ft. Worth, Texas for FedEx

They don't have a lot of FedEx air traffic, but other than FedEx air traffic, they rarely have anything else so you could say its big. FedEx also has a large distribution center on the field.

Whatever it is, Alliance is a big place for FedEx.
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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Mon Mar 22, 2004 2:55 am

What about Montreal-Mirabel Airport?
 
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RE: Which Airports See (almost) Only Cargo Planes?

Mon Mar 22, 2004 3:36 am

Tiger119,

What about Ontario International Airport a few miles to the west of San Bernardino? ONT has a UPS terminal that distributes to the 'Eastern Empire' and the eastern Los Angeles basin. However, it's true ONT is far from a "exclusively cargo" airport.

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