Rome Fiumicino Airport is the largest of the airports servicing Rome (the notable other being Ciampino, which handles only low-cost traffic) and the main hub for Italian carrier Alitalia. The airport handled just over 36 million passengers in 2013, but sadly traffic is currently declining due to several cost cutting and route closures of Alitalia. Though that might change again in the future with their new investor Etihad Airways.
Paris CDG airport is the main gateway to France and has mainly international flights, but also domestic and regional flights. Air France, Easy JET and Fedex have a Hub in cdg. There are flights operated to all continents except for Australia. Except Qantas, all the airlines operating A380s fly CDG on a daily basis. There are also many 787 (Ethiopian, Kenya Airways, JAL, Air India, Aero Mexico ) and the Air France engineering center may also bring some exotic aircraft from time to time. There are also a lot of cargo destinations but unfortunatly, most of them (except Fedex) run operations during night…
Milan Malpensa International Airport was one of the two hub of Alitalia since 31 march 2008 then moved 72% to Rome Fiumicino. Malpensa is the second busiest airport in Italy with two runways and two Terminals. Terminal 2 is used exclusive by Easyjet while all other carriers based at Terminal 1 and its three satellites. There is also a cargo terminal called CargoCity which currently handles over 435’000 tons of traffic annually. The airport is located 40 kilometres northwest of central Milan. Malpensa handling in 2012 18’537’301 passengers.
Nantes Atlantique Aéroport is the biggest airport in North-Western part of France with nearly 3 Mio passengers in 2013. The regional carrier Regional CAE is based here, although it merged with other Air France subsidiaries (Britair and Airlinair) to create the Hop! company in 2013. So lots of movements are Hop! airplanes for national flights, specially during week days, with some Air France flight to Paris-CDG and Marseille. Nantes is also a base for Volotea 717s, with 4 or 5 airplanes based. With the proximity of Airbus factory, the platform is also visited by Airbus Belugas on a nearly weekly basis, and…
Kecskemet Airport is a military air base of the Hungarian Air Force. LHKE is home of the “Puma” tactical and “Teve” transport squadrons. The “Puma” squadron use the JAS-39 Gripen multirole fighters, and the “Teve” squadron in turn use the AN-26 transport aircrafts. LHKE organizes every 2-3 years the International Airshow and Military Display. One of the biggest Airshow in Europe and Middle-Europe.
Lanseria International Airport is a privately owned international airport. It’s situated north west of Johannesburg Airport, less then 1 hour by car. The airport can handle aircraft up to the size of the B753. Since the early beginnings in 1974, this internationally recognised airport has established itself as a key player in the aviation sector with domestic, regional and international flights from scheduled airline operators and Charter companies.
Our member Jeremy Denton visited Johannesburg Airport in April 2014 and wrote a guide about it with a total of seven spots. Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB/FAOR), is the busiest airport in South Africa and handled 18.8 million passengers in the year 2013, serving all continents except Antarctica. It serves as the primary airport for domestic and international travel to/from South Africa.
Canary’s third busiest airport – Fuerteventura – lives up to its name as strong gustings and stiff gales cater for some compelling adventures! The airport of this fascinating island is mainly headed by holiday charter traffic from France, the UK, Germany and from The Netherlands.