Toulouse-Blagnac Airport Spotting Guide

Toulouse-Blagnac Airport Spotting Guide

You’re looking for a jamboree bag? Visit Toulouse! The Blagnac-Airport is situated in southern France only a short hop away from the wonderful city of Toulouse. The lovely southern-French city is not just destination of many northern African carriers, it’s also home of Airbus and ATR. Astonishingly large hangars, filled with masses of brand-new Airbuses and new Prop-liner are all along the airport.

Abu Dhabi Airport Spotting Guide

Abu Dhabi Airport Spotting Guide

Abu Dhabi – A city like one from Arabian Nights! And it is not just a city somewhere in the desert; it is the capital of the UAE! Our members Marlin and Jonas frequently visit Abu Dhabi and created a guide for this worth seeing city. The capital airport is the home of the world’s fastest growing airline, Etihad Airways. Being a base for EY, Abu Dhabi airport makes most of its profit from the national airline of the UAE.

Beijing Capital Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Beijing Capital Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Beijing Capital International Airport is currently the second busiest airport in the world (2013 statistics) and the busiest in Asia. It handled 83.7 million passengers in 2013 and traffic is split on three runways, of which the last was only recently opened in 2007. But even though even arrivals are often split on all three runways, you will catch lots of movements, due to the extremely high traffic. As the airport still experienced large growth over the last years it was decided that a new airport will be constructed in Beijing Daxing, which is currently scheduled to open in 2018,…

Payerne Air Force Base Spotting Guide

Payerne Air Force Base Spotting Guide

Payerne Airport is a military airfield of the Swiss Air Force north of Payerne, approximately 1:15 from Geneva Airport by car. LSMP was the home of the Northrop F-5 Squadron 6 Ducks, now you’ll see more FA18 from the Fighter squadrons Sqd17 Falcons and Sqd18 Panthers. It’s also the base of Solar Impulse and there is an aviation Museum “Clin d’Ailes”. When visiting you can just call the airport and ask for the flight schedule, they’ll usually give you all the needed infos. Note that it works on every military airfield in Switzerland. LSMP is by far the busiest military…

Brize Norton RAF Station Spotting Guide

Brize Norton RAF Station Spotting Guide

Royal Air Force Brize Norton is the largest station of the Royal Air Force. The station is home to Air Transport, Air-to-Air refuelling and Military Parachuting, with aircraft operation from the station including the Hercules C-130, Globemaster C-17 and Airbus A330MRTT. It’s about 105km west north-west of London. Mainly Royal Air Force but sometimes you can get special visitor particularly from the Middle East. It still a busiest military airport, of course it’s not LHR but I think at the end of the day, you could be happy about your few pictures.

Larnaca Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Larnaca Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Larnaca International Airport is Cyprus’ main international gateway and the larger of the country’s two commercial airports, the other being Paphos International Airport on the island’s south western coast. The airport has one primary passenger terminal. Departures are accommodated on the upper level, while arrivals at the ground level. A second “VIP terminal” also exists, which is used for visiting Heads of State, some private aviation, and for cargo. Larnaca Airport is used as a hub by passengers travelling between Europe and the Middle East. The status of Cyprus as a major tourist destination means that air traffic has steadily…

Phuket Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Phuket Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Phuket Airport is the second Thai airport in terms of passenger and cargo volume annually. The airport is 32 km from downtown Phuket at an altitude of 82 feet above the level of the sea. Airport annually receives more than 2.9 million passengers, 20,000 flights and 12,000 tons. In 1998, the number of passengers was 3,142,712, the number of flights and 19,945 freight tonnage of 15,896 tons. Thai Airways are using a lot of heavies like, 333, 777, 747, Bangkok Airways 319, 320, ATR72 and Nok Air 737 are the Thai Airlines operated at HKT. You have also Air Asia…

Zürich Kloten Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Zürich Kloten Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Zurich International Airport (ZRH / LSZH) is located 13 km north of Zurich. The center of Zurich (station Zurich HB) is easily accessible from the airport station, count between 9 and 13 minutes depending on whether you take a train or S-Bahn. The rest of Switzerland is well connected by train, for example, you have 3:00 to Geneva, Lausanne 2:30 to or less than an hour to Bern or Basel from Central Station. It serves as a hub to Swiss International Air Lines, and since the acquisition of Swiss by Lufthansa, is the third largest hub of the latter. In…