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Airports with one direction runways?

Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:41 am

A few minutes ago, I've just landed on the (in)famous Polderbaan at AMS (with lot of spotters nearby though :wave: ).
From this runway I had taken off only from 36, never from the 18 side.
From this runway I had landed only from 18, never from the 36 side.
Same for the Kaagbaan one.

Around the world, in Nairobi JKIA (NBO) all takes off/landings have always been done from runway 6 exclusively (over 150). From Kigali (KGL) - Rwanda, landings only from runway 10 and takes off from runway 28 (more than 80). Looks like Sint Maarten (SXM) can fit that list but not sure!

Out of curiosity, except mountain airfields/small platforms, which airports use only one side of the runway whether for both or just taking off or landing? And the reasons behind such restrictions?
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Re: Airports with one direction runways?

Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:12 pm

Runway 18in FRA, which is only being used for takeoffs, comes to mind.
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Re: Airports with one direction runways?

Sat Jul 10, 2021 12:25 pm

The "Startbahn West" runway 18 in Frankfurt is only available for take offs and only in one direction (south), there isn't even a number allocated to the other direction.

In Tokyo Haneda, runway 04/22 is one direction only (rwy22). Runway 05/23 is used in both directions, but take offs only on 05 and landings on 23.
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Re: Airports with one direction runways?

Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:22 pm

Boston Logan (BOS) has the rather small runway 14/32 only available for takeoffs from the 14 side or landings on 32. There is a hotel at the end of the runway that prevents operations in that direction. It is my understanding that the hotel was built in that location to assure people who opposed the construction of the runway that the increase in air traffic would be limited and that it would be impossible for any of the traffic to fly over the city centre when using that runway.
 
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Re: Airports with one direction runways?

Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:47 pm

I believe LIRQ/FLR Florence Peretola is unidirectional with arrivals on 05 and departures on 23 due to Monte Morello to the northeast of the airfield
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Re: Airports with one direction runways?

Sat Jul 10, 2021 3:10 pm

Don't forget Lukla, Nepal! Landings ONLY on runway 06 and take-offs ONLY on runway 24!
 
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Re: Airports with one direction runways?

Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:15 pm

eastafspot wrote:
Looks like Sint Maarten (SXM) can fit that list but not sure!


Not anymore - extensively discussed on the TechOps forum. You're welcome :D .

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Re: Airports with one direction runways?

Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:55 am

BUR rwy 8 lands on 8, take off on 26 (rare) for commercial ops only I believe. High terrain to the east. I think that opposite ops are allowed for small GA aircraft.

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