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This report covers worldwide spotting locations from different airports. We didn´t have enough infos for a complete guide but we wanna share the photo position that we have visited with you. New positions will be added from time to time so check back regularly.
The Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG/ZSPD) is situated 30km southeast of the downtown of Shanghai which means a 15 minutes ride by maglev train and a 40 minutes ride by metro (Metroline: Line 2 East Extension). The airport was opened on the 1st of October 1999 as the second international Airport in Shanghai and named after the part of the city, where the airport was built.
Calgary International is Canada’s third busiest airport in terms of aircraft movements and even as recently as 2014 it was also ranked third busiest for passenger traffic, although Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau has since taken back this title. The airport serves the city of Calgary, Alberta and is 9km (5.6 miles) northeast of downtown.
London City Airport is an international airport located in the Royal Docks in the London Borough of Newham. It lies approximately 11 km (7 miles) east of the City of London, and just to the east of Canary Wharf. Together, the City of London and Canary Wharf form the twin centres of London’s financial industry, which is a major user of the airport.
London Gatwick is a major international airport 47.5km (29.5 miles) south of Central London. After Heathrow, it’s the second busiest airport in the UK, and it’s the eighth busiest in Europe. Until 2016 it was also the busiest single-use runway airport in the world, but it has now lost this title to Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji in India. 43.1 million passengers passed through Gatwick in 2016, an increase of 7.1% over the previous year.
The Seychelles Point Larue International Airport (SEZ/FSIA) was opened back in March 1972 and is located around 10km southeast of the capital Victoria. The Point Larue Airport is the only international airport which connects the Seychelles to the mainland. It offers flights to Europe, Arabia, Asia and of course within Africa.
This airport (RJNA/NKM) is named after the city of Komaki located nearby. It was Nagoya’s International Airport until it was replaced by Chubu Centrair (NGO) in 2005. Since then, only Fuji Dream Airlines has kept offering scheduled services to and from NKM.
Although much quieter than the main airport in the south of the island, Tenerife Norte Airport is still well worth a visit. Whilst Tenerife South Airport accommodates most of the tourist traffic, Tenerife Norte mainly operates as an inter-island hub, serving all seven of the main Canary Islands and connecting them to the Iberian peninsula, Rome, Madeira and North Africa, with seasonal flights to Helsinki.
The Gifu military air base (IATA: QGU / ICAO: RJNG) is located in the city of Kakamigahara. This base is one of the most important in Japan and therefore one of the most active in the country. The air base is in the center of the Japanese archipelago is home to the Japanese Air Force (JASDF) Koku Kaihatsu Jikken Shudan (JASDF) and one of its four deports military. There is also an aeronautical factory of Kawasaki Heavy Industries which provides maintenance and upgrading of Japanese military aircraft manufactured by the aircraft manufacturer.
Zakynthos Airport Dionysios Solomos (ZTH/LGZA) is located 6 Km south of Zakynthos town and 1 km from the famous resort of Laganas on the south east coast of the Ionian island of Zakynthos, in Greece. With over 1.2 million passengers a year, the Airport is served by Olympic Airlines with frequent flights to Athens, as well as by other European low-cost airlines and seasonal charters. Planes are not permitted to land or depart during the night. This is due to the endangered loggerhead turtles or “caretta caretta” which lay their eggs on the beaches at night.
Yellowknife Airport (YZF/CYZF) is one of the busiest airports in Northern Canada. It is also called: “The Gateway to the North”, due to the fact that is is the major hub for Northern Canada and there are many aircraft making a stopover on the way further North. The airport handled about 550.000 passengers in 2016 and is home to a variety of airlines: First Air, Air Tindi, Summit Air, Canadian North, North-Wright Airways and the famous Buffalo Airways. Some rare aircraft types can be seen here in active duty: Curtiss C-46D Commando, Lockheed L-100 Hercules, L-188 Electra, De Havilland Canada DHC-4,…
The Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST/EHBK) is situated 10 km northeast of Maastricht which means a 15 minutes ride by car. It was opened back in 1944 during the 2nd world war as a military Air Base and today the Airport is mainly used by LCC and Holiday Airlines. It also handels a few cargo flights within Europe and to other continents.
Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR) is the second busiest airport in Canada. The airport handles about 22 million passengers a year and is the Asian gateway to Canada. Both Air Canada and WestJet are based at Vancouver. Furthermore, there are a lot of smaller regional carriers flying to the north, like Air North and Pacific Coastal Airlines, starting from the South Terminal.
Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA/ZSSS) is situated 10km west of the downtown of Shanghai which means a 30 minutes ride by train (Metrolines 2 and 10 are connecting the airport with the city) or a ~1 hour ride by bus. The airport was built in 1906 and opened in 1907 as a military airbase. Back in 1923 the first civil airliner flew to SHA and from this point on the airfield became a normal passengerairport.
The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU/FIMP) is situated 35 km south(east) of the Capital Port Louis which means a 45 minutes ride by car. It was opened back in 1942 during the 2nd world war by the Royal Air Force as a military Air Base and today the SSR airport is the biggest Airport on the African Island and is the main hub for the national carrier Air Mauritius. It also handels a lot of international flights within Africa or to Europe and Asia. The airport was named after the famous independence fighter Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam back in 1987.
Malaga – Costa del Sol Airport (AGP/LEMG) is the main airport for tourists visiting the beaches around Malaga and also all vacation places down to Gibraltar. The airport is surrounded by several motorways, which makes it easy to get to the terminal. Also a commuter train is connecting Malaga main station with the airport. It is located 8 kms southwest from the city centre of Malaga and 5 kms north of Torremolinos. The forth busiest airport of Spain handled 16,7 million passengers in 2016. Malaga Airport opened 1919 with one runway (13/31). Terminal 1 was opened in 1968 and is…