WHICH ONE DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST EFFICIENT, WITH THE BEST OPERATIONS IN US?
Oh dear, here we go again!
Albany International. They have two flights a day. Very efficient!!!
This one is for James
Jackson Evers International. They have zero flights a day.
First welcome to FA second that is a VERY vague question. By efficiant do you mean amount of movements? Amount of Intl. carriers and how frequent they service the particular airport? HELP!!
Burlington International Airport!!! Although we don’t have an international carrier which gets me but even these past few years its the only regional airport to expand and have a big increase of passengers… I talked to a man who is incharge of development and he also talks to carriers to get them to come to KBTV he told me there working with Cape Air and Jetblue to try and get a flight to KBOS… There use to be a flight operated my Delta that flew the 328J’s to Boston but those are long gone … So i would say KBTV as my answer
YES IS VERY VAGUE. SORRY. I REALIZED AFTER I POSTED IT.
I WAS REFERING TO AMOUNT OF MOVEMENTS, THE BETTER USE OF ITS SPACE AND TECHNOLOGY.
You need to be specific (and yelling doesn’t make it specific).
Are you talking about airports with scheduled international services or international airports in general? There’s many airports that allow aircraft to fly from a foreign country to the USA yet do not have airline service.
I’d say and maybe even in this order:
No saying all that you have the obvious hubs in there, which each carrier offer a wide range of Intl. dest. Over all range of various tails at gates I’d still stick to the first 2 on the list.
Better use of space, technology, and movements? Answers are, in no particular order:
Compared to other airports, the smaller int’l airports are more efficient with their movements, because they aren’t dealing with as many as the major fields do. Combine major field movements with bad weather, and you’re screwed. But I’ll bet anything you’ll get in and out of San Bernardino faster than you would LAX just as much as you’d get in and out of Bellingham faster than SEA.
They pretty much have the same technology (a fully loaded tower being the only exception), and most have roughly the same space and maximize its use as much as possible (in SBD’s case, it has too much space, but that’s what you get with being a former AFB).
Clt with its new oversized proposed 25 gate international terminal will be very effiecent.
I like the Beechcraft B1900s that Alliance Air flies in and out of Dayton International. So effiencent we don’t even need customs in Dayton.
I think we need a poll on this topic.
I have been meaning to ask you this, are you the airport Manager for CLT?
No im just a optimist for the Clt airport =) being my home airport, from since i was little untill i go off to college in two years.
Two airports that I have been to that I would characterize as “efficient” are:
PAFA (my collegiate home airport --not for much longer though): never crowded, very short, less than 2 minute taxi time outbound with an ultra-short taxi to the termnal on arrival.
KPDX ( my home airport): Taxi times are not that bad and layout of the airport seems to facilitate short taxi times. Rarely is their a backup going into, or coming out of KPDX. No wonderConde Nast business travelers love PDX!
~FAI PDX dude 8)
Are the controllers there Air Force by any chance? Either way they are OUTSTANDING in all aspects!
I agree with you, I’m baffled why BTV hasn’t attracted more use- great ATC, facilities, etc. Lot’s of potential there. And what’s up with Cape Air? I see their birds there every now and then.
PS Both Atlantic and Heritage are great FBO’s.
Cape air runs private flights out of there i think but no fixed schedules… Um i’m not sure about the controllers being air force… But yea its the cleanest airport ive been too…
Keep in mind that an International Airport does not need to have International carriers flying to it. What makes it an international airport is to be able to provide an international port of entry into the country, or have easy means of accessibility to it. Most of these being access to Customs.
I asked this exact question to a former Burbank Tower controller regarding why KSBD is an international airport when it wasn’t manned at the time. His response was that it was its accessibility to customs that made it an Int’l airport. The customs office is on the field at KONT, and it is less than a 30 minute drive to KSBD to perform customs ops there.
By that reasoning, any airport can be an international airport, as long as customs is available to handle inspection and entry of the customers into the country. Think about those bizjets that fly all over the place that doesn’t need access to a huge commercial airport to transport their passengers/cargo.
Yeah that’s kinda what I figured about Cape Air- but since they’re running scheduled in FL and the Caribbean these days thought BTV might not be much of a stretch !
Just wondering about ATC since the Green Mountain Boys are stationed there. I’m based at Pease and the tower is operated by the NHANG (157th Aerial Refueling Wing), also very professional and helpful like BTV.