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Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:32 am

About 6 years ago there was the following discussion on non hub airports that were overbuilt.

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With the changes in air transport since then which airports (hub and non hub) would seem to be overbuilt. In looking at the previous discussion it would seem that many airports that were struggling back then are still struggling today but some have made a tremendous comeback.

One portion of a somewhat local airport that is overbuilt is the transborder section at YYC. I love bugging my friends in Calgary about their airport having "little man syndrome".
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Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:59 am

BLV?
 
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Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:22 am

ANC? Used to be an important passenger hub in the 80s due to Russian and Chinese airspace being off-limits, but nowadays as far as I know it’s mainly O&D for the state of Alaska, and a cargo hub.
 
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Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:25 am

BN727227Ultra wrote:
BLV?


They are wanting to expand the terminal now. So take that as you want.


STL is still overbuilt. They have come back a good amount on the last 6 years but still plenty of capacity left from the old TWA/AA days.
 
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Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:54 am

IND. Beautiful, spacious terminal, but so far at least way bigger than Indianapolis really needed.
 
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Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:22 am

YVR?
Beautiful terminal, hardly ever any lines, lots of open gates...and yet they're expanding (at least the INTL concourse).
I'm not complaining; I love using YVR!
 
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Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:43 am

IBR
Ibaraki is the Gary-Chicago of Japan. It was built as Tokyo's third airport for low cost carriers they never came in any significant numbers.
Not biased against vacuum flush.
 
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Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:06 am

DAY (James M. Cox - Dayton Int'l Airport) saw some 180 departures a day as recently as 1991, the last full year as a hub for USAir (and Piedmont from 1982 to 1989). Emery Air Freight's night hub ensured the airport was busy day and night, generating an amazingly large volume of flights for a metro area of less than 1 million.

Today, DAY sees 50-some weekday departures, and mainline service by just one Major Airline - Delta. At least Allegiant Air offers some flights. The loss of the Emery hub in 2006 had to be a bitter pill to swallow.

High fares at nearby CVG benefitted DAY well into the 2000s. When that changed, DAY withered further than its hub days. I don't see much hope for DAY unless David Neelman's "Moxy Airlines" (or whatever it is called eventually) taps it as a focus city, or Spirit Airlines shows interest in doing the same.

It is a shame Prime Air didn't tap DAY for its cargo hub over CVG...
 
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Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:58 am

KUL? Was previously always considered overbuilt, but the air Asia LCC boom has surely absorbed a bit of capacity - probably just not at the terminals as they wished.
 
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Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:23 am

I've never been to Toledo but I'm under the impression the it is has much more airport capacity than the passengers they handle. Maybe someone who knows the area can shed some light on that.

I've also been hearing that CAK and MBS in their current format are overbuilt. Once again I don't know these communities
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Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:29 pm

PIT is one that comes to mind. Used to be a hub but the traffic that goes through it is pretty small for the size of the facilities.

ONT in Southern California an argument can be made for in terms of PAX (cargo is very much healthy). But it’s improving after being divested by LAWA.
 
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Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:01 pm

All of the over built hubs of the 80s and 90s in the US that got dehubbed/rationalized through the mergers. CVG, PIT, MEM, CLE
 
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Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:14 pm

SteelChair wrote:
All of the over built hubs of the 80s and 90s in the US that got dehubbed/rationalized through the mergers. CVG, PIT, MEM, CLE


Except BNA. They seem to be recovering nicely.
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Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:52 pm

bluejuice wrote:
IBR
Ibaraki is the Gary-Chicago of Japan. It was built as Tokyo's third airport for low cost carriers they never came in any significant numbers.


I have to correct you there.
Hyakuri base is a decades old military base and the commercial terminal is already operating at capacity during peak periods.
It only has 4 parking stands if I remember well.

You can find overbuilt airports all across Russia.
 
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Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:23 am

BWI is quite well-utilized until the unfortunately optimistic Concourse E. WN, NK and F9 still use some of the arrival-only or swing gates for their international arrivals, but the concourse was built to handle up to 4 or 5 widebodies at a time. For now, the most we ever see at one time are two, 5 times a week during the summer.
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Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:42 am

DTW and FNT are overbuilt and underutilized. The DL terminal at DTW can accommodate significantly more operations / passengers than it currently does and FNT is way overbuilt.
 
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Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:50 am

Think YVR & YYC will grow into there expansions, besides better to do it now as building costs will only go up. That's probably the case for most airports, 10 years from now those airports that appear to be overbuilt will be wishing they had built even bigger.
 
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Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:29 am

Canuck600 wrote:
Think YVR & YYC will grow into there expansions, besides better to do it now as building costs will only go up. That's probably the case for most airports, 10 years from now those airports that appear to be overbuilt will be wishing they had built even bigger.


I love your optimism but I'm not convinced the transborder part of YYC will be anywhere near properly utilized within 10 years. Maybe in 20 years but not 10
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Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:44 am

Well still cheaper to have built it now then 10-15 years from now. It might need some technological upgrades over time but still cheaper then building from ground up.
 
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San Bernardino
 
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Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:45 pm

Waterbomber2 wrote:
bluejuice wrote:
IBR
Ibaraki is the Gary-Chicago of Japan. It was built as Tokyo's third airport for low cost carriers they never came in any significant numbers.


I have to correct you there.
Hyakuri base is a decades old military base and the commercial terminal is already operating at capacity during peak periods.
It only has 4 parking stands if I remember well.

You can find overbuilt airports all across Russia.


IBR doesn't really operate at capacity even on Sundays (with 12 flights).

But yes, while the passenger terminal is somewhat underutilized, the airfield itself has a large military operation, and thus, it's not all gloom and doom for IBR.

mga707 wrote:
IND. Beautiful, spacious terminal, but so far at least way bigger than Indianapolis really needed.


The terminal is definitely overbuilt. At least FedEx is using the capacity at the airport to run a more than decent cargo operation out of IND, though.

Side note - it's really hard to define "overbuilt". I mean, there are always people that think if an airport is not operating at 100% with slot restrictions, 30+ minutes to wait for a gate, or 30+ minutes on the ground just to takeoff, then the airport is "underutilized" or "overbuilt".
 
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Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:05 pm

I've been to BUF a few times but it too seems have far more capacity than traffic.
 
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Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:27 am

Toledo and Youngstown Ohio. Has any other airport that had 3 carriers (other than YNG) lost all of their service ? Toledo had a bunch too but a few are coming back
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    I second DAY
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    BFL.

    A total of 8-9 daily flights (x3 PHX, x2 DFW for now, x2 DEN, x1 SFO) for a city approaching one million people.

    Third longest runway in California.

    A beautiful and functional terminal with 3 boarding gates, marked as 2,3, and 5. Don't know what happened to #4, but it's not on the list.

    An entire lower gate area for the former ground-boarding EM2's to LAX. It is now shuttered off, escalators and all, as there are no more ground level flights.

    Such room and potential, but an economy based on mega-farms and LAX being 110 miles away will forever keep BFL rinky-dink.
     
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    BFL.

    A total of 8-9 daily flights (x3 PHX, x2 DFW for now, x2 DEN, x1 SFO) for a city approaching one million people.

    Third longest runway in California.

    A beautiful and functional terminal with 3 boarding gates, marked as 2,3, and 5. Don't know what happened to #4, but it's not on the list.

    An entire lower gate area for the former ground-boarding EM2's to LAX. It is now shuttered off, escalators and all, as there are no more ground level flights.

    Such room and potential, but an economy based on mega-farms and LAX being 110 miles away will forever keep BFL rinky-dink.
     
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    Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:41 pm

    Speaking of overbuilt....how about Spain's "ghost airports"

    CQM....over a billion Euros cost...built in 2009 and 0 flights

    Another Spanish airport CDT cost almost 200 million Euros, had no flights for almost 5 years and now finally has a tiny handful of flights
     
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    GIG (Rio de Janeiro - Galeao Int'l) operates well below capacity. Terminal 1 was even shut down in 2016.
     
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    Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:50 am

    LEJ was definitely overbuild fo what is was supposed to be. Two parallel, independent runways, for very small amount passenger traffic (since 1992 somewhere between 2 and less than 3 million pax/year). But in Germany it was almost impossible to say anything against the airport, as it was one of the most prestigious projects for the rebuilding of former East Germany. A lot of money was invested for an totally oversized airport, while other airports (like Stuttgart) have been operating at its capacity limits and further expansions have been reduced or (like the second runway in STR) rejected.

    On the other hand, after the rebuild of the whole airport and as one of the very few airport in Germany without night time flight restrictions, a lot of cargo airlines set up hubs and bases in LEJ, so at least that worked out pretty well. Still, there has never been a need for two 3600m runways, of which both are capable of handling the A380.
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    YMX (Montreal - Mirabel): the definition of "white elephant".
     
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    Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:20 am

    NRT is soon becoming Asia's version of YMX, with the rise of HND again.
    UTP's upcoming new terminal 3 is probably going to also be under utilized, as it's only a 2h drive from BKK.
     
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    SFS. Former US Navy airfield, built to US standards and was a key part of the Vietnam War. Abandoned in 1991 after the withdrawal of American troops and the eruption of Mount Pinatubo. Now in the hands of the Philippine government, they rebuilt the airport and modernized it to serve as an alternative gateway to MNL and to spur development in the region. IIRC, FedEx also invested in the rehab, making the airport their AsiaOne hub throughout the late 90s/early 2000s. They were the airport's largest operator.

    There was a lot of hope for the airport, with PR's first 747-400 delivery in 1993 arriving in SFS with President Ramos aboard (was attending the APEC summit in Seattle) to symbolize the new gateway status. Some airlines flew charters there (FAT of Taiwan IIRC). Scheduled flights there never really took off and FX withdrew in 2007, moving their Asia hub to CAN. After the loss of the largest operator, there was a problem with looters stealing cables for the runway lights, and it fell into some disrepair for a few years. Currently, it is mostly used for flight training and the occasional USAF flight or charter during the Balikatan exercises.
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    Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:28 am

    TheEuphorian wrote:
    NRT is soon becoming Asia's version of YMX, with the rise of HND again.
    UTP's upcoming new terminal 3 is probably going to also be under utilized, as it's only a 2h drive from BKK.


    What is this fantasy about NRT become another YMX ? It has nearly 40 million pax, over 2 million tons of cargo, is extending the 16L/34R and building a 3rd runway. Passenger numbers and movements steadily rise each year. It was never meant to replace HND which has more than twice the pax, but to compliment it. NRT is doing just fine.
     
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    Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:03 am

    jupiter2 wrote:
    What is this fantasy about NRT become another YMX ? It has nearly 40 million pax, over 2 million tons of cargo, is extending the 16L/34R and building a 3rd runway. Passenger numbers and movements steadily rise each year. It was never meant to replace HND which has more than twice the pax, but to compliment it. NRT is doing just fine.


    Most of JAL's network in the Americas is still out of NRT. Most flights to tier 2 Chinese cities, Hong Kong, SE Asia, Hawaii and Guam (whether a Japanese or overseas carrier) are out of NRT. The exception is Singapore where most of the capacity is from HND. Other than that, KL/Jakarta/Manila? Mostly out of NRT. Did you know HND doesn't get any flights to Guam and only two daily flights to Honolulu? Also, HND can't take cargo or A380s (EK, TG, MH, SQ, OZ, formerly KE/LH/AF)
     
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    Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:16 am

    There are some "ghost" airports around, like Mattala Rajapaksa Hambantota Airport - holding the title "The World's Emptiest International Airport" due to its low number of flights despite the large size of the airport.

    Also HAM is totally overbuild - the new satellite "low-cost" terminal will not be opened as Ryanair decided to close is base at HAM...
     
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    Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:01 am

    debonair wrote:
    Also HAM is totally overbuild - the new satellite "low-cost" terminal will not be opened as Ryanair decided to close is base at HAM...


    Not true, it will be opened.

    Ryanair did indeed close it's Hamburg base, but that doesn't mean they stopped flying to the airport entirely. It's being served from other bases. In the end, the amount of Ryanair flights at Hamburg hardly decreases. Note that some flights might be operated under the Lauda brand, which is in fact the same as Ryanair.

    Also EasyJet and Wizzair fly to Hamburg and will make use of the low-cost terminal.
     
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    PatrickZ80 wrote:
    debonair wrote:
    Also HAM is totally overbuild - the new satellite "low-cost" terminal will not be opened as Ryanair decided to close is base at HAM...


    Not true, it will be opened.


    Not true! Officially the opening is postponed by one year, BUT this was before FR announced the closure of its home-base at the airport. So there are serious doubts that it will open anytime soon, as the Terminal was planned especially for the Ryanair nightstops...

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    Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:09 am

    Vctony wrote:
    DTW and FNT are overbuilt and underutilized. The DL terminal at DTW can accommodate significantly more operations / passengers than it currently does and FNT is way overbuilt.


    I second this. I can't believe with that much real estate, DL only runs 450ish flights out of DTW. Should be closer to 700-800 and be a more viable alternative for ATL. DL's biggest flaw is it doesn't spread out it's traffic as much as UA/AA.
     
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    Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:05 pm

    It's weird that nobody has mentioned the ghost airports built in Spain during the 2000s.

    Closer to home there's an airport called Mar de Cortes in Puerto Penasco, Mexico. I can only remember one scheduled commercial flight going there. 'Tis a shame too. The place has nice beaches.
     
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    Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:52 am

    vedatil4 wrote:
    It's weird that nobody has mentioned the ghost airports built in Spain during the 2000s.


    Then you obviously didn't read well enough, they have been mentioned.

    alan3 wrote:
    Speaking of overbuilt....how about Spain's "ghost airports"

    CQM....over a billion Euros cost...built in 2009 and 0 flights

    Another Spanish airport CDT cost almost 200 million Euros, had no flights for almost 5 years and now finally has a tiny handful of flights


    By the way, last week I was in Milan Malpensa (MXP), also a totally dead airport. Lots of unused capacity.
     
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    Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:01 am

    alan3 wrote:
    CQM....over a billion Euros cost...built in 2009 and 0 flights

    In the period it was first opened, 2008-2012, Ciudad Real CQM managed to get 6 destinations by 4 airlines. It is also true that no more than two airlines or 3 destinations were operated at the same time, so it was underutilized but for sure not 0 flights.

    2012-2019 it was closed due to owner's bankruptcy. Then in 2019 it was reopened by new owners, and currently it houses general aviation flights, and is used also as an aircraft parking (OE-IED and PZ-TCR have been stored here so far), upgrading to a MRO and CAMO center if hangars and maintenance stands are built this year, as planned.
    Skydweller also planned their military drone manufacturing plant in CQM, but finally they will work in nearby Valdepeñas airfield.

    It is still really underutilized (passenger terminal with capacity for 2M pax, currently used as a congress center and filming location, and cargo terminal completely empty), but at least not closed anymore.

    alan3 wrote:
    Another Spanish airport CDT cost almost 200 million Euros, had no flights for almost 5 years and now finally has a tiny handful of flights

    Castellón CDT was surely a good example of a non-utilized airport for almost four years. But it's managing to get new routes, and so far it's getting bigger and for this summer season, there are 8 routes planned, by 4 different airlines. Being so close to VLC and relatively to REU doesn't help, though.

    vedatil4 wrote:
    Closer to home there's an airport called Mar de Cortes in Puerto Penasco, Mexico. I can only remember one scheduled commercial flight going there. 'Tis a shame too. The place has nice beaches.

    I always wondered why Puerto Peñasco PPE is not getting any flights, but A.net always has answers for almost everything. It seems tourism in that area mainly comes from Arizona, and mainly by car. Anyways, I still think some flights from PHX and TUS could work, instead of the ones that were tried in the past (HMO-PPE-LAS by Aeroméxico or TIJ-PPE, HMO-PPE and CJS-PPE by TAR). Anyways, there are still some tourist flights from DVT airport, and last year there were news of Swift planning to start AZA-PPE flights, but there were not any signs of actual operation.
     
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    Sri Lanka has one too. Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, located at the southern part of the country at a place called Hambantota. IATA code: HRI. It is the second international airport in the country, after Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. It was a pet project of previous president since it is his home district, however the surrounding areas villagers are poor and can't afford to fly. Also it was in amidst of natural habitat for elephants and birds. Therefore operation in and out of the airport are very dangerous.

    The government floated a EOI in 2016 for interested party to take over for aircraft maintenance or long term sotrage. They didn't get much out of it. It could make any money to repay back the $190 million of loans provided by the Exim Bank of China to build it. Now it is abandoned.

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    Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:38 am

    Definitely YMX
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    Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:32 pm

    King Fahd International Airport (DMM) built in the 90s in the eastern province to replace the much older Dhahran (DHA) airport.
    Was massive when it first opened and was particularly underutilized when it opened The slump in air travel in the early 2000s didn't help. It was much later when more LCCs arrived on the scene and multi-daily frequencies became the norm that it began to feel busy.
     
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    Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:18 am

    Lots of great stuff here! How about a story about an airport that was built, overbuilt, then completely demolished and ploughed under? That's the story of Amon Carter Field / Greater Southwest International Airport in Ft. Worth, Texas, USA. There are a lot of stories about GSW online, but I think that this posting is by far the best . . . http://www.airfields-freeman.com/TX/Air ... #greaterSW
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    Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:19 am

    Lots of great stuff here! How about a story about an airport that was built, overbuilt, then completely demolished and ploughed under? That's the story of Amon Carter Field / Greater Southwest International Airport in Ft. Worth, Texas, USA. There are a lot of stories about GSW online, but I think that this posting is by far the best . . . http://www.airfields-freeman.com/TX/Air ... #greaterSW
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    Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

    Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:10 pm

    I think a distinction should be made between "overbuilt" and "underused". A lot of the airports mentioned here are nowadays underused, but were not really overbuilt as they have enjoyed better times in the past. On the other hand, some airports are the result of megalomaniac dreams of local authorities and those airports have never seen any kind of use that would fit the size of the infrastructure.
     
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    Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

    Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:55 pm

    I would add MHT from a peak of nearly 4 million passengers to under 2 million in 2019. WN is the largest operator but has reduced the number of flights and destinations served non stop.. Still has a lot of air freight from and to the area.
     
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    Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

    Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:10 pm

    albertocsc wrote:
    alan3 wrote:
    CQM....over a billion Euros cost...built in 2009 and 0 flights

    In the period it was first opened, 2008-2012, Ciudad Real CQM managed to get 6 destinations by 4 airlines. It is also true that no more than two airlines or 3 destinations were operated at the same time, so it was underutilized but for sure not 0 flights.

    2012-2019 it was closed due to owner's bankruptcy. Then in 2019 it was reopened by new owners, and currently it houses general aviation flights, and is used also as an aircraft parking (OE-IED and PZ-TCR have been stored here so far), upgrading to a MRO and CAMO center if hangars and maintenance stands are built this year, as planned.
    Skydweller also planned their military drone manufacturing plant in CQM, but finally they will work in nearby Valdepeñas airfield.

    It is still really underutilized (passenger terminal with capacity for 2M pax, currently used as a congress center and filming location, and cargo terminal completely empty), but at least not closed anymore.

    alan3 wrote:
    Another Spanish airport CDT cost almost 200 million Euros, had no flights for almost 5 years and now finally has a tiny handful of flights

    Castellón CDT was surely a good example of a non-utilized airport for almost four years. But it's managing to get new routes, and so far it's getting bigger and for this summer season, there are 8 routes planned, by 4 different airlines. Being so close to VLC and relatively to REU doesn't help, though.

    vedatil4 wrote:


    CDT's 8 routes are no more than 3x weekly which total around 3 daily departures on average.

    Airports with 40-50 daily movements or less can be categorized as "under-utilized". Unfortunately Spain have several airports that fall into that category besides CQM and CDT. Just to mention a few, ILD, RJL, RGS, ABC, BJZ and VLL.
    748,744,742,741,772,773,762,763,
    764, 789, 732,733,735,737,738,739,
    752, 722, 717,74M,DC10,DC9,M82,
    M83, M87, M88,310,319,320,321,332,
    333, 343, 346,359,388,L1011,CR2,
    CR7, CR9,CRK, E175,E190,ATR42,
    DSH8, CS1,CS3
     
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    Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

    Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:02 pm

    ACY - 10 gates to serve one airline that runs about 9 flights a day
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