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What former airports have you flown into?

Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:29 am

It is a source of mild frustration for me that I never did have the chance to fly into Montréal Mirabel before it went all-cargo.

However, I did land at Stapleton in 1993.

(On my list of former pax airports that I have flown into, that is all.)
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:38 am

Stapleton
Kai Tak in Hong Kong

Many US military airports have different names now, but the airport is operational. Some which used to host commercial flights no longer do. And some which had not commercial flights have them now.
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:24 am

Airports:
Stapleton
Mirabel
Athens/ Ellinikon

Demolished Terminals at existing airports:
Eastern Terminal, Boston
Pan Am/ Delta Terminal, JFK
TWA Terminal, JFK
International Arrivals Terminal, JFK
O’Hare former international terminal

Entirely demolished/ abandoned airport terminals
Pittsburgh
Ontario, CA
West Palm Beach
Hartford
Cincinnati, former terminals
Providence
Worcester
Manchester
Buffalo
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Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:15 am

Athens Ellinikon
Berlin Tempelhof
Hong Kong Kai tak
Ishigaki
Johnston Atoll (only tech-stop)
Kitakyusyu
Montreal Mirabel
Tanegashima
 
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Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:11 am

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Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:55 pm

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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:02 pm

Denver Stapleton & Austin Mueller
 
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:36 pm

1) Closed airports:

Berlin Tempelhof (THF)
Oslo Fornebu (FBU)
München Riem (old MUC)
Plymouth, UK (PLH)

2) Airports that have lost their scheduled / airline service (permanently) but still operate as airports:

Hof, Germany (HOQ)
Bayreuth, Germany (BYU)
Siegerland, Germany (SGE)
Zweibrücken, Germany (ZQW)
Mönchengladbach, Germany (MGL)
Radom, Poland (RDO)
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:40 am

Cagayan de Oro (Lumbia). First flight was from there, with my last flight being an Airphil Q400 from Cebu just a few weeks before it closed to civilian traffic.
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:37 pm

Civilian:

Stapleton
Meigs.
Ataturk


Military:

Sadly, too many to name after base closures.

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Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:49 pm

Eilat Airport is my only one
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:16 am

Denver Stapleton
Austin Mueller
Austin Executive (3R3)

Atlanta old terminal
Knoxville old terminal

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Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:08 am

I only have two, but to me they are both of note:

BFL and their atrocious but fascinating old terminal. This was converted into an FIS international airport for Mexicana, but flights there didn't last long. The terminal sits unused, collecting dust. But I walked across that tarmac to the airstairs to board several UA 727-100's and 737-200's, as well as AA MD80's.

Fayetteville Drake Field was a stop on the milk-run flight I took as a child in January, 1975. We flown BFL-LAX-DFW-FSM for my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary (UA to AA to original Frontier), and now we were returning FSM-Fayetteville-JPL-MCI on Frontier to connect to TWA MCI-LAX, to be finished by a UA LAX-BFL. Tiny little airport with a quick landing and take-off. I still pass by it when visiting family in Northwest Arkansas, if I take the old 71 to/from the Fort Smith area.
 
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:55 am

old CAN and ATH
 
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:44 am

While not an entirely closed airport, or even terminal, I did depart and arrive in and out of DMK T2, which was closed from 2006 up until around 2015/2016, shortly before it closed down in 2006.

Matter of fact, I went there in around 2013, and through the temporary walls and windows, there are still signage from 2006 left over(eg. check-in signs for UA back when they still flew there around that time), but I returned there to catch a flight to CNX 5 years later, and it's just domestic LCC flights by that time.
 
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:13 pm

Closed:

DOH - Doha Old (Qatar A319, A330-200, A330-300, A340-600, B777-200LR)
DOK - Donetsk (AeroSvit B737-400)
PLH - Plymouth (Air Southwest, FlyBe DHC8-300)
PZE - Penzance (British International S-61)
SDV - Sde Dov (Israir ATR 72, AYIT Short 360)
THF - Berlin Tempelhof (Brussels Airlines RJ-85)


Airports currently without scheduled service (only where I have flown in commercially):

ALP - Aleppo (Syrian B727, A320)
BBU - Bucharest Baneasa (MyAir CRJ900, Blue Air B737-400)
BLK - Blackpool (VanAir L410, LoganAir Saab 340)
GLO - Gloucester (FLM Aviation Do228-200)
LBC - Lubeck (Ryanair 737-800)
MPW - Mariupol (Illych Avia An 140-100)
OXF - Oxford (LinksAir J-31)
TOD - Tioman (Berjaya Air DHC7-100)
SBK - Saint Brieuc (Skybus DHC6)
UDJ - Uzhorod Airport (Motor Sich Yak 40)


MHG wrote:
1) Closed airports:
Plymouth, UK (PLH)


A relatively unusual one close to home - did you stay or just fly through?


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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:40 pm

Just a few for me:
Athens Ellenikon
Eilat
Hong Kong Kai Tak
Istanbul Attaturk
 
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:09 pm

In 1967 flew New York Airways out of the Pan Am heliport to JFK. I can't find the IATA code for it anywhere - does anyone know what it was?
 
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:10 pm

jumpjets wrote:
Eilat
Istanbul Attaturk


You know I forgot both of those.

As I flew ETH-SDV on one sector, it means both airports, therefore the route, I think the airline (AYIT) and very nearly the aircraft (Short 360) are no longer in service / operation.
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:00 pm

PlymSpotter wrote:
Closed:

DOH - Doha Old (Qatar A319, A330-200, A330-300, A340-600, B777-200LR)
DOK - Donetsk (AeroSvit B737-400)
PLH - Plymouth (Air Southwest, FlyBe DHC8-300)
PZE - Penzance (British International S-61)
SDV - Sde Dov (Israir ATR 72, AYIT Short 360)
THF - Berlin Tempelhof (Brussels Airlines RJ-85)


Airports currently without scheduled service (only where I have flown in commercially):

ALP - Aleppo (Syrian B727, A320)
BBU - Bucharest Baneasa (MyAir CRJ900, Blue Air B737-400)
BLK - Blackpool (VanAir L410, LoganAir Saab 340)
GLO - Gloucester (FLM Aviation Do228-200)
LBC - Lubeck (Ryanair 737-800)
MPW - Mariupol (Illych Avia An 140-100)
OXF - Oxford (LinksAir J-31)
TOD - Tioman (Berjaya Air DHC7-100)
SBK - Saint Brieuc (Skybus DHC6)
UDJ - Uzhorod Airport (Motor Sich Yak 40)


MHG wrote:
1) Closed airports:
Plymouth, UK (PLH)


A relatively unusual one close to home - did you stay or just fly through?


Dan :)

I stayed one night in Plymouth and - of course - my visit was primarily because of Air Southwest but it allowed me to tick off another UK regional airport from my list as well ...
Didn´t see much of Plymouth unfortunately as I arrived in the afternoon (by train) and departed early in the morning (PLH-NQY). That was in 2006.
Had another trip on SZ/WOW in 2009 (BRS-NQY-LGW)
... and I´m glad I did it especially because Air Southwest was a really good airline and PLH was a nice experience as well.

Luckily my local airport (Mannheim, Germany / MHG) does still have scheduled flights (Do328 to TXL / HAM and seasonally GWT)
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:58 am

Stapleton is the only airport I've flown into that no longer exists.

I did once fly into Winston Salem, NC (Smith Reynolds Airport) when Piedmont still served it. It no longer has any commercial service so I guess it counts?
 
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:17 pm

Update:
1) Closed airports:

Berlin Tempelhof (THF)
Oslo Fornebu (FBU)
München Riem (old MUC)
Plymouth, UK (PLH)
Istanbul Atatürk, Turkey (IST)
Penzance, UK (PZE) - although there´s a new Heliport commencing operations in march 2020 just across the street approx. 250 metres from the location of the old heliport ...
The new one will probably inherit the "PZE" code ...

2) Airports that have lost their scheduled / airline service but still operate as airports:

Hof, Germany (HOQ)
Bayreuth, Germany (BYU)
Siegerland, Germany (SGE)
Zweibrücken, Germany (ZQW)
Mönchengladbach, Germany (MGL)
Radom, Poland (RDO)
Tioman, Malaysia (TOD)
Uzhgorod, Ukraine (UDJ)
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:32 pm

MKC when it was Kansas City's commercial airport. Now, just a remnant (though one that brings back memories) of the old terminal survives, as corporate offices for VMLY&R ad agency.

SGF's prior terminal

ABI's old terminal before the current terminal opened circa 1970/71

RSW's prior terminal

BNA's prior terminal

MSY's prior terminal

Soon to be (finally), MCI's prior terminals A, B and C (c'mon construction teams)
 
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:08 pm

Only one: Fornebu (Oslo)
 
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:10 am

Denver Stapleton (right up to the week it closed); Athens for a week of photography in 1986, and Hong Kong Kai Tak (two week-long trips in 1996). Can't think of any others.
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:12 am

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Civilian:

Stapleton
Meigs.
Ataturk


Military:

Sadly, too many to name after base closures.

GF


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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:45 am

Kemayoran Airport, Jakarta, Indonesia. This airport is featured in The Adventure of Tintin comic "Flight 714".
Kaitak Airport, Hong Kong.
Paya Lebar Airport, Singapore. Now it's an air force base.
 
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:38 pm

Former Airports:
Denver Stapleton
Hong Kong Kai Tak

Airports no longer with commercial airline service:
Kansas City Downtown (MKC)
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:13 pm

Jackson Hole Wyoming when it was a log building with a wood stove.

LAX when it was mostly East if where it is now, with wood buildings, walk-out-and-climb-steps hardstandings.
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:37 am

Closed airports:

Istanbul Ataturk (IST)
Dhahran International (DHA)

Closed Terminals:

Flew out of BUD Ferihegy Terminal 1 a few times but it's closed to commercial traffic now.
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:47 am

München Riem
Berlin Tempelhof
Istanbul Atatürk
Athens Ellenikon
Hong Kong Kaitak
Quito Marescal Sucre (the old one)


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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:19 pm

I'll add my name to those who were through Denver Stapleton, Hong Kong Kai Tak and München Riem.

I'll also add Clear Lake City STOLport (CLC) which was operated by Metro airlines and was, at the time, surrounded by a new housing development. Very memorable as the trip was in a DHC-6 Twin Otter and flew low and slow over the city of Houston. My first out-of-town job interview as a young, graduating engineer.
 
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:08 am

Denver - Stapleton
Istanbul - Ataturk
Doha - Old Airport
Hong Kong - Kai Tak
Bangalore - Old Airport
 
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:14 am

DEN - Stapleton
AUS - Mueller
IST - Ataturk

Probably soon
PIK - Prestwick
 
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:18 am

Gothenburg GSE, Istanbul IST (old one) and Bucharest BBU for me.

Oh. Forgot Blackpool BLK
 
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:30 am

Edmonton Municipal (City Centre), Alberta, CYXD.

CFB Namao, Alberta, CYED.

Komakuk Beach, DEW Line airfield, Yukon, CYAJ

Johnson Point, Banks Island, NT.

Smith River, B.C., (abandoned when I landed there and took-off as well)

Denver-Stapleton, Colorado, KDEN.
 
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:12 am

Closed: DEN Stapleton

No Longer Served: OXR / TVL / IGM
 
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:51 am

flyboy7974 wrote:
Closed: DEN Stapleton

No Longer Served: OXR / TVL / IGM


I'll add OXR to my short list as well then. Wings West B99 N6399U SMX-OXR-LAX back on 5 April 1983. And if the previous mention of DHA Dhahran (closed) I flew in/out of there twice (in/out, in/out) in 1994 on ICX DC-8-62 Combi and USAF C-130, two times each.
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Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:56 am

Only one for me: DKR
 
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:31 am

One aerodrome that still exists as a GA field; Magee Field, the London-Corbin Airport (LOZ/KLOZ), Kentucky, USA, via a Piedmont Airlines (PI) Fairchild Hiller FH-227 turboprop, back in 1973. I shall have to post a trip report about it someday.

I would like to read about someone's experiences flying through the old Walt Disney World Airport (DWS) at Bay Lake, Florida. Anyone?
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:21 am

aeromoe wrote:
flyboy7974 wrote:
Closed: DEN Stapleton

No Longer Served: OXR / TVL / IGM


I'll add OXR to my short list as well then. Wings West B99 N6399U SMX-OXR-LAX back on 5 April 1983. And if the previous mention of DHA Dhahran (closed) I flew in/out of there twice (in/out, in/out) in 1994 on ICX DC-8-62 Combi and USAF C-130, two times each.


Dang, wish I would’ve gotten a ride on the B99 before they were gone.
 
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:21 pm

Stapleton
Austin (Robert Mueller)
 
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:46 pm

Athens Hellenikon
LTU L-1011
LTS B-757
LTU Süd B-763
Olympic B-734

Berlin Tempelhof
Eurowings ATR-72

München Riem
LTS B-757
I still miss Trans World Airlines and the L-1011
 
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:18 am

No one has flown out of GSW?
 
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:15 pm

flyboy7974 wrote:
aeromoe wrote:
flyboy7974 wrote:
Closed: DEN Stapleton

No Longer Served: OXR / TVL / IGM


I'll add OXR to my short list as well then. Wings West B99 N6399U SMX-OXR-LAX back on 5 April 1983. And if the previous mention of DHA Dhahran (closed) I flew in/out of there twice (in/out, in/out) in 1994 on ICX DC-8-62 Combi and USAF C-130, two times each.


Dang, wish I would’ve gotten a ride on the B99 before they were gone.


N6399U was later destroyed in a mid-air collision with all loss of life on August 24, 1984. https://aviation-safety.net/database/re ... 19840824-0 I photographed it on the ramp at Santa Maria, CA not long before that tragic incident.
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Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:09 am

I really miss YXD (Edmonton City Center and before that Edmonton Municipal, also had a time as Edmonton Industrial)

I have lost count of the times I flew from there to Calgary and the approach over downtown Edmonton and then Kingsway garden Mall was fun. Pacific Western would usually have one flight a day on their schedule that stopped at YEG on the way down to Calgary and I would always hound my father for us to take that flight. I forget how long it was airborne for but I see it was about 14 NM

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