caliboy93
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Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:37 am

What is the smallest airport in USA with long-haul international service? My guess is ONT with flights to TPE via China Airlines.
 
PhilMcCrackin
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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:41 am

My guess is Fairbanks, Alaska.
 
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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:42 am

Aer Lingus with Dublin - Hartford operated with Airbus 321LR
Delta with Cincinnati CVG / Indiannapolis IND - Paris CDG both with Boeing 767-300ER
British Airways London Heathorw - Pittsburg PIT / Nashville BNA / Charlestton CHS all with Boeing 787-8 Dreamline
CX - JL - LH - KE - KL - SQ - QR - QF - TG
 
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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:42 am

In the continental US, probably CHS with BA seasonal 2 weekly to LHR.
 
PhilMcCrackin
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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:45 am

msycajun wrote:
In the continental US, probably CHS with BA seasonal 2 weekly to LHR.


Charleston serves 4.5M annual passengers. That's a pretty decent sized airport as far as smaller airports go.
 
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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:47 am

Kona to Tokyo (NRT)
Airbus:318,319,320,321,332,333,388
Boeing:707,717,732,733,734,73Q,735,73G,738,7M8,739,752,753,742,74L,744,762,763,772,77L,77W,789
Misc:142,CN1,CR2,CR7,DC8,DH2,DH8,D8Q,D10,D95,EM2,ER3,ER4,E70,100,J31,M11,M83,M88,M90,SF3

Where is Neil
 
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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:52 am

Stewart International (SWF) to Dublin on Norwegian.
 
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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:55 am

PhilMcCrackin wrote:
My guess is Fairbanks, Alaska.

SWF?
STX?
 
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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:04 am

RSW-DUS?
This route always intrigued me.
Has EuroWings carried on with this service after the Air Berlin collapse.
 
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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:13 am

BojamDelta wrote:
RSW-DUS?
This route always intrigued me.
Has EuroWings carried on with this service after the Air Berlin collapse.


That route has survived for a while, initially with LTU in 1994, then Air Berlin, and now Eurowings who still operates it (although I believe Air Berlin suspended/cancelled it very soon before their shut down). It exists because Florida is very popular with German tourists in particular. In fact, Eurowings even had service to Cologne and Munich for a time.

However, I don't think RSW counts as a "small" airport. There's certainly smaller/less busy airports and cities out there with long haul service.
 
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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:14 am

BojamDelta wrote:
RSW-DUS?
This route always intrigued me.
Has EuroWings carried on with this service after the Air Berlin collapse.


That route has survived for a while, initially with LTU in 1994, then Air Berlin, and now Eurowings who still operates it (although I believe Air Berlin suspended/cancelled it very soon before their shut down). It exists because Florida is very popular with German tourists in particular. In fact, Eurowings even had service to Cologne and Munich for a time.

However, I don't think RSW counts as a "small" airport. There's certainly smaller/less busy airports and cities out there with long haul service.
 
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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:20 am

BojamDelta wrote:
RSW-DUS?
This route always intrigued me.
Has EuroWings carried on with this service after the Air Berlin collapse.


That route has survived for a while, initially with LTU from 1994, then Air Berlin, and now Eurowings who still operates it (although I believe Air Berlin suspended/cancelled it very soon before their shut down). It exists because Florida is very popular with German tourists in particular. In fact, Eurowings even had service to Cologne and Munich for a time.

However, I don't think RSW counts as a "small" airport. There's certainly smaller/less busy airports and cities out there with long haul service.
 
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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:34 am

I'd probably say SWF. ONT and CHS are there, but are more busier than SWF.
 
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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:35 am

What about SJC? Service to PEK, PVG, and NRT.
 
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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:36 am

Interesting topic. I am going to throw Sanford, FL (KSFB) into the ring with flights to/from Europe.
 
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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:46 am

Ziyulu wrote:
What about SJC? Service to PEK, PVG, and NRT.


San Jose is the third most populous city in California, over a million people..
Doesn't seem to fit into this query.
 
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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:18 am

N415XJ wrote:
BojamDelta wrote:
RSW-DUS?
This route always intrigued me.
Has EuroWings carried on with this service after the Air Berlin collapse.


That route has survived for a while, initially with LTU in 1994, then Air Berlin, and now Eurowings who still operates it (although I believe Air Berlin suspended/cancelled it very soon before their shut down). It exists because Florida is very popular with German tourists in particular. In fact, Eurowings even had service to Cologne and Munich for a time.

However, I don't think RSW counts as a "small" airport. There's certainly smaller/less busy airports and cities out there with long haul service.


Thanks N415XJ.
The LH group certainly have a strong presence in FL with MIA, MCO, RSW and Now TPA.
 
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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:59 am

Chemist wrote:
Ziyulu wrote:
What about SJC? Service to PEK, PVG, and NRT.


San Jose is the third most populous city in California, over a million people..
Doesn't seem to fit into this query.


Plus it's in the San Francisco bay area, effectively serving San Francisco. Same goes for Oakland with several flights to Europe, and I think Oakland would be a smaller airport than San Jose.
 
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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:25 am

An overview of airports mentioned so far, and their annual passenger numbers:

Newburgh-Stewart (690411)
Fairbanks (1077000)
Kona (2807118)
Orlando Sanford (3094487)
Providence (4298345)
Charleston (4470239)
Ontario (5115894)
Hartford (6436407)
Cincinnati (8865568)
Southwest Florida (9373178)
Indianapolis (9413962)
Pittsburgh (9658897)
Oakland (13594251)
San Jose (14319292)
Nashville (15996194)
 
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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:18 am

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Chemist wrote:
Ziyulu wrote:
What about SJC? Service to PEK, PVG, and NRT.


San Jose is the third most populous city in California, over a million people..
Doesn't seem to fit into this query.


Plus it's in the San Francisco bay area, effectively serving San Francisco. Same goes for Oakland with several flights to Europe, and I think Oakland would be a smaller airport than San Jose.
Having lived much of my life in the bay area, very few people from San Francisco would fly in/out of SJ, 50 miles when SFO/OAK are within 10 to 15 miles.
 
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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:31 am

bfitzflyer wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
Chemist wrote:

San Jose is the third most populous city in California, over a million people..
Doesn't seem to fit into this query.


Plus it's in the San Francisco bay area, effectively serving San Francisco. Same goes for Oakland with several flights to Europe, and I think Oakland would be a smaller airport than San Jose.
Having lived much of my life in the bay area, very few people from San Francisco would fly in/out of SJ, 50 miles when SFO/OAK are within 10 to 15 miles.


Yes, but SJC is still not a "small" airport.
 
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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:41 pm

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Chemist wrote:
Ziyulu wrote:
What about SJC? Service to PEK, PVG, and NRT.


San Jose is the third most populous city in California, over a million people..
Doesn't seem to fit into this query.


Plus it's in the San Francisco bay area, effectively serving San Francisco. Same goes for Oakland with several flights to Europe, and I think Oakland would be a smaller airport than San Jose.


OAK has traditionally been bigger than SJC but SJC passed OAK last year (14,319,292 vs. 13,594,251 passengers). Nice to have two airlines fighting for market share instead of one.
 
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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:37 am

ucdtim17 wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
Chemist wrote:

San Jose is the third most populous city in California, over a million people..
Doesn't seem to fit into this query.


Plus it's in the San Francisco bay area, effectively serving San Francisco. Same goes for Oakland with several flights to Europe, and I think Oakland would be a smaller airport than San Jose.


OAK has traditionally been bigger than SJC but SJC passed OAK last year (14,319,292 vs. 13,594,251 passengers). Nice to have two airlines fighting for market share instead of one.


I think you meant two airports.
Yes, a good problem to have. SFO is kind of nightmarish from an operational perspective, a lot of the time.
 
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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:14 am

Chemist wrote:
ucdtim17 wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:

Plus it's in the San Francisco bay area, effectively serving San Francisco. Same goes for Oakland with several flights to Europe, and I think Oakland would be a smaller airport than San Jose.


OAK has traditionally been bigger than SJC but SJC passed OAK last year (14,319,292 vs. 13,594,251 passengers). Nice to have two airlines fighting for market share instead of one.


I think you meant two airports.
Yes, a good problem to have. SFO is kind of nightmarish from an operational perspective, a lot of the time.


I meant airlines - it's nice for SJC to have Alaska and Southwest while OAK just has Southwest.

But yes, it's also nice to have multiple airport options for consumers.
 
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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:54 am

N415XJ wrote:
BojamDelta wrote:
RSW-DUS?
This route always intrigued me.
Has EuroWings carried on with this service after the Air Berlin collapse.


That route has survived for a while, initially with LTU from 1994, then Air Berlin, and now Eurowings who still operates it (although I believe Air Berlin suspended/cancelled it very soon before their shut down). It exists because Florida is very popular with German tourists in particular. In fact, Eurowings even had service to Cologne and Munich for a time.

However, I don't think RSW counts as a "small" airport. There's certainly smaller/less busy airports and cities out there with long haul service.


Theres also one corporate client which has used this route for many years. I've been unable to find out which one though but I think it might be Hertz since their HQ is in the Fort Myers area.


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Re: Smallest Airport in US with long haul service

Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:16 pm

Nobody has defined what "smallest" even means. Does it mean physical size, number of gates, number of commercial flights, size of metro area, runway length or something else?

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