Brussels Airport (IATA: BRU, ICAO: EBBR) is located northeast of Brussels, the capital of Belgium. In 2014, the airport welcomed almost 22 million passengers, making it the 23rd busiest airport in Europe. The Military part, named Melsbroek (ICAO: EBMB), is located on the northeast side of the airport, with which it shares runways and ground and air control facilities.
Mexico City International Airport “Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez de la Ciudad de México” (AICM) is Mexico’s biggest and largest airport. It serves Mexico City and is the main hub for Aeromexico and Interjet with also important operations for Volaris and Viva Aerobus. The airport handled over 34 million passengers in 2014 and is currently at top of its capacity. There are plans for a new airport to replace the current one just a few miles northeast of AICM.
Liège Airport is situated in the community of Grâce-Hollogne which is 9km west of the city of Liège. It is a small provincial airport serving the east of Belgium and offering a few destinations for business travellers to Europes mega cities and for the vacationers to Mediterranian beaches and the sea! But since late April, the airport has some new long-haul destinations again! But not only the passenger flights are interesting, but Liege also has to offer a huge freight timetable is Europe’s 8th largest freight-airport? That’s not the only stunning fact about this tiny but mighty airport!
Hahn airport, better known as Frankfurt Hahn (HHN) is a small former US Air Foce Base and located between Frankfurt and Trier. Even though it is located at a stunning 120km distance to Frankfurt City, the airport is officially called Frankfurt-Hahn. This is due to the markting strategy of the home carrier Ryanair who is known to name regional airports like the next biggest city. The carrier is responsible for almost all schedule passenger traffic.
Our member Jeremy Denton and his father Paul visited Ras Al Khaimah International Airport (RKT / OMRK) from Dubaï. The airport has a passenger terminal, a cargo terminal and an aircraft maintenance area. Currently, Ras Al Khaimah International Airport is being rebranded within efforts to attract legitimate cargo, in particular from establishments under the Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone and also passengers traffics mostly charter services. This airport is good if you spend times in Dubai or around that you can managed to go to RKT for a half of day for a ramp tour.
Paine Field, Snohomish Country Airport (PAE/KPAE), is the home of the Boeing Everett Factory, the world’s largest building by volume and the primary assembly location for Boeing’s wide-body 747, 767, 777, 787 aircraft. Paine Field is also home to four flight schools, Chinook Flight Simulations, Regal Air, Northway Aviation and Everett Helicopters making it a popular destination for flight training. There are also a number of flying clubs on the field.
Our guestwriter Martin Rogosz is a local Spotter from Dresden and he wrote this guide about DRS. Dresden Airport (DRS/EDDC), formerly known in German as Flughafen Dresden-Klotzsche, is the international airport of Dresden, the capital of the German Free State of Saxony. The airport is located north of the city centre, 9km (5.6mi) away. It was opened to commercial traffic on 11 July 1935. The airport features flights to some European metropolitan and several leisure destinations. In 2014 the airport handled 1,76 Million Passengers.
A hot tip for skiers! There is a little city in the French Alps called Chambéry! And the starting point of those ski adventures in this beautiful landscape is mostly CMF Airport! CMF not only welcomes small bizjets but also biiig aircraft up to the medium-haul-sized Boeing B757-200. As already mentioned, there is also private and business traffic as well as a few helicopter movements. They usually take place as shuttles to the ski resorts. This airport is a perfect stopover on the road journey to Southern France or a lovely daytrip if you stay near Geneva and you have time to go…
Grenoble Isère is a small airport mostly used during Winter seasons by British & Russian people because the airport is located next to mountains and lots of ski resorts. The airport operates with one single runway with 2 civilian parking. This airport is good if you stay near Geneva and you have time to go there and make a stop for winter charter.
The biggest airport in Poland with the largest traffic, Warsaw Chopin Airport, is home for LOT Polish Airlines. LOT has it’s entire fleet based in WAW. Wizzair also has a base in Warsaw (currently 4 planes) and is the second largest operator. When spotting in Warsaw you won’t get usually any unusual machines (sometimes an Open Skies Antonov or a Yakovlev from the east). From the bigger ones you get the A332 from Emirates, LOTs 787, UPS MD-11F. Rumor has a plane swap for Qatar Airways from the A320 to a widebody. Cargo operations: mainly during early morning hours (~6-7am) and…