Our member Jeremy Denton visited Manchester Airport in June 2011 and wrote a guide about it with a total of six spots. Manchester Airport is a major international airport located to the South of Manchester city centre. It is the third busiest airport in the UK and the busiest outside London. It has two runways both of 3,050m (10,000ft) in length, three passenger terminals, a cargo centre and several aircraft maintenance facilities.
Next to Kansai, our member Maximilian visited Itami as well during his trip through Japan and presents you a total number of three spots. Osaka Airport (RJOO / ITM), was Osaka’s main airport until Kansai International Airport was opened in 1994. Nowadays ITM only handles domestic services. Traffic is restricted due to its location within a highly populated neighbourhood in Hyogo prefecture next to the city of Itami. Nevertheless, ITM’s traffic figures are comparable to Kansai as some 17 million passengers are handled every year.
Our member Jan visited Seoul Incheon in March 2014 and wrote a guide about it with a total of four spots. Incheon International Airport is the largest airport in South Korea and the main international gateway for its capital Seoul. In 2001 Incheon replaced the older Gimpo International Airport, which is now mostly used for domestic and regional flights. In 2013 Incheon handled almost 41.5 million passengers. It also became one of the largest cargo hubs in the world, ranking 4th in 2013. This of course is mainly due to the largo cargo operations of local carriers Korean Air and Asiana.
London Heathrow is one of the most popular, if not the most popular airport for planespotting and with 72,3 Mio. passengers in 2013, the biggest airport in Europe. Our members are regular visitors and it was time to write a guide about with a total number of nine spots. With more spots to explore, we are going to update the guide from time to time.
Besides Tokyo Narita, our member Maximilian visited Tokyo International Airport (RJTT / HND), commonly known as Haneda, Japan’s largest airport, as well. After the construction of Narita Airport, HND has handled mainly domestic operations for several decades. International services were re-introduced just recently. To increase capacity, HND received its International Terminal plus a fourth runway in 2010.
Our member Patrick made a quick stop during his Asia tour in Singapore and would like to share 5 Spots of the Changi Airport with you, the main Airport in Singapore. In 2013 the airport handled 53.1 Million Passengers.
Besides Suvernabhumi, Bangkok’s Don Mueang Intl. Airport is an important gateway for Thailand’s capitol city. The airport has been closed closed in 2006 but has been reopened just one year later to handle the upcoming low cost traffic. Air Asia and Nok Air are the main carriers and due to its colorful liveries its always worth to make a stop at this place.
The next new guide is online. Our member Maxmilian made a stop during his Japan trip at Tokyos International airport Narita a wrote a small guide with a total of three spotting locations. The airport is responsible for almost all International flights and you will see almost every popular carrier serving NRT.