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RE: Big Airplanes To Small Places

Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:12 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 49):
Air Greenland has an A330 based at Kangerlussuaq (SFJ), which has a population of about 512!

Most people are tourists and researchers in Greenland have enough to load. A few people businesses or family visiting for Greenland or Denmark or else.


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RE: Big Airplanes To Small Places

Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:22 am

Quoting zkojq (Reply 39):
RAF Mount Pleasant, serving the Falkland Islands, gets a HIFLY A340 every now and then. And a weekly LAN 767.

LAN deploys the A320 on both the SCL-PUQ-MPN and SCL-PUQ-RGL-MPN routes.
Quoting zkojq (Reply 39):

Quoting CairnterriAIR (Reply 33):
Doesn't Easter Island's airport have a 767 a few times a week? And isn't it the only flight to the place?
Quoting IADCA (Reply 34):
Yes, and yes, for most of the year. For a population of under 6,000.

I think the route is SCL-IPC-PPT-IPC-SCL.

LAN operates SCL-IPC-PPT-IPC-SCL weekly and SCL-IPC-SCL 7x weekly with the 763.



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RE: Big Airplanes To Small Places

Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:33 am

It seems small compared with FRA(obviously) and MUC, but DL deploys a 763 between ATL and STR daily.

I coulde be mistaken, but I believe that DL flight is the only widebody that STR sees.

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RE: Big Airplanes To Small Places

Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:47 am

Quoting byronicle6 (Reply 46):
but thought it couldn't be that straightforward considering the same logic applies to probably 50+ countries. Hardly unique to NZ

I think the point was that New Zealand gets a lot of heavy metal relative to its size (for what its worth, so does Australia which despite being five times the size of NZ, has a population smaller than the Tokyo-Yokohama conurbation)
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RE: Big Airplanes To Small Places

Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:12 am

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 53):

Yes, very true. I read somewhere that New Zealanders and Australians are the most internationally travelled nationalities per capita in the world. Figure was around 40% of both nationalities traveling overseas at least once last year. Quite astonishing considering the isolation of both nations. The US figure was less than 10% which explain the low number of international flights for the population.
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RE: Big Airplanes To Small Places

Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:26 am

Thai Airways sends their 747s to Phuket and Chiang Mai.
They also send their A300s to Khon Kaen, Krabi and Chiang Rai.
Transaero sends their 747s to Phuket as well.
Aeroflot sends their IL-96 to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
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RE: Big Airplanes To Small Places

Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:31 am

TAP has a 330 from Oporto to Newark.

BA has a 767 into Cyprus.
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RE: Big Airplanes To Small Places

Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:25 am

Quoting byronicle6 (Reply 54):
Yes, very true. I read somewhere that New Zealanders and Australians are the most internationally travelled nationalities per capita in the world. Figure was around 40% of both nationalities traveling overseas at least once last year. Quite astonishing considering the isolation of both nations. The US figure was less than 10% which explain the low number of international flights for the population.

40% doesn't seem like much at all. Surely most European countries will have much higher figures? A massive proportion of Northern Europeans go "south" at least once a year. Whilst I consider myself a travel stat anomaly, I can't think of a single friend of family member (here in the UK) that doesn't travel abroad at least once a year.

Still, given the location of NZ/OZ (as you said), it's not a bad figure.
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RE: Big Airplanes To Small Places

Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:15 pm

Quoting byronicle6 (Reply 54):
I read somewhere that New Zealanders and Australians are the most internationally travelled nationalities per capita in the world

Absolutely, and by quite a large margin.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 57):
40% doesn't seem like much at all

I think the figures count the EU as a single market. You can debate the merits of that, but at the end of the day a Mancunian spending a week on the Costas isn't really any different to a New Yorker heading to Florida.

If you want to leave aside semantics and concentrate only on long-haul travel, then Aussies and Kiwi decimate the rest of the world in terms of travel propensity.
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RE: Big Airplanes To Small Places

Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:24 pm

Quoting Giancavia (Reply 11):
When you consider Luton is a "town" in Bedfordshire and not actually London.

Well, the same argument could be made for Gatwick!

Quoting srbmod (Reply 17):
Delta in the past used to send widebodies between ATL and JAX

Not really on topic, but I did used to love when DL used the L1011s between TPA and ATL! My last flights on an L1011.

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RE: Big Airplanes To Small Places

Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:51 pm

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 58):
I think the figures count the EU as a single market. You can debate the merits of that, but at the end of the day a Mancunian spending a week on the Costas isn't really any different to a New Yorker heading to Florida.

Oh well if travelling within Europe doesn't count as international, then I guess the stat bang on. I think you'll find though that a lot of European (and certainly Brits) would not agree! I presume then NZ/OZ counts as a domestic as well for the stat?
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RE: Big Airplanes To Small Places

Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:34 pm

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 58):
I think the figures count the EU as a single market. You can debate the merits of that, but at the end of the day a Mancunian spending a week on the Costas isn't really any different to a New Yorker heading to Florida.

Then someone has a very wierd sence of the market

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 60):
Oh well if travelling within Europe doesn't count as international, then I guess the stat bang on. I think you'll find though that a lot of European (and certainly Brits) would not agree! I presume then NZ/OZ counts as a domestic as well for the stat?

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RE: Big Airplanes To Small Places

Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:11 pm

It's from 2009 but the New Zealand government's own research states that New Zealanders and Australians both have a lower propensity to international travel than the UK. Can't imagine it's changed much.

http://www.med.govt.nz/about-us/pdf-...idents%20Report%20-225KB%20PDF.pdf
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RE: Big Airplanes To Small Places

Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:16 pm

Quoting slinky09 (Reply 6):
Think of all the Caribbean islands that BA and VS (from the UK) or AF and KLM send 777s and 747s too ... St Maarten is always a good one of course!

Seeing a forum topic like the one above, I of course immediately thought of SXM. Sad to think that the days of the KLM 744's are soon to be over - with the routes to be assumed by their A330s. Always made for spectacular and outright fun departures there beach side. Remember how hilarious it was watching my wife trying to hang in there but ended up in the drink even before the pilots went to full takeoff thrust.
 
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RE: Big Airplanes To Small Places

Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:26 pm

I remember in the late 90's Harare would see a BA 744 from LGW, SR MD-11 from ZRH via JNB, KLM from AMS (I think also via JNB), ET 757 from ADD, UM 767 from LGW, and QF's 744 from PER to JNB.

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RE: Big Airplanes To Small Places

Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:51 am

Quoting bond007 (Reply 59):
Quoting Giancavia (Reply 11):
When you consider Luton is a "town" in Bedfordshire and not actually London.

Well, the same argument could be made for Gatwick!

The same argument could be made for lots of airports. SFO isn't in San Francisco. SEA is two cities away from the Seattle city limits.

ITO would certainly rank as one of the smaller places that previously got wide body airplanes.
 
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RE: Big Airplanes To Small Places

Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:52 am

I don't think I have seen BDA mentioned yet. BA flies a 772 from LGW.
 
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RE: Big Airplanes To Small Places

Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:19 am

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 60):

I agree which is why I restricted it to longhaul.

That excludes inter-Europe, and also excludes our own "Costas" travellers to Queensland, Bali and Fiji, as well as Trans Tasman.

Quoting ba1978 (Reply 62):
New Zealand government's own research states that New Zealanders and Australians both have a lower propensity to international travel than the UK

Of course they do, which is why it matters how you measure the statistics. The EU would account for a big portion of the UK figures. Damn lies and statistics and all that... anyway, this is irrelevant. Sorry for raising it.
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RE: Big Airplanes To Small Places

Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:09 am

Heard the Dreamlifter visited Jabara Airport once.
 
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RE: Big Airplanes To Small Places

Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:38 am

Quoting Dreamflight767 (Reply 68):
Heard the Dreamlifter visited Jabara Airport once.

Ya. Surely this one takes the cake
 
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RE: Big Airplanes To Small Places

Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:05 am

Boeing 787 Dreamliner was flying their testaircraft into LYR Airport at Svalbard
 
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RE: Big Airplanes To Small Places

Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:12 am

Quoting Mortyman (Reply 70):
Boeing 787 Dreamliner was flying their testaircraft into LYR Airport at Svalbard

Airbus also did cold-weather testing with the A380 at Iqaluit (YFB) in the Canadian Arctic, population about 7,200.
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