Lisbon Portela Airport Spotting Guide

Lisbon Portela Airport Spotting Guide

Lisbon Portela airport is the busiest airport in Portugal and according to 2013 statistics it handled 16 million passengers, continuing it’s upturn passengers growth that has been on during recent years. Apart from flag carrier TAP (and it’s affiliate PGA), Lisbon is a base for charter airlines White and EuroAtlantic, plus the low cost giants easyJet and Ryanair. SATA also has a base here and its A310/A320 fleet can bee seen operating a few flight per day.

Kathmandu Tribhuvan Spotting Guide

Kathmandu Tribhuvan Spotting Guide

Kathmandu is Nepal’s only international airport and by far its busiest airport. 6 km away from the city center, in 2012 it handled approximately 4.6 million passengers and most of its operations are domestic flights that connect the capital with several airports through the country. Even though some of these flights only take 30 minutes, they are still a better choice than to travel by land, where the journey can take hours due to the hilly landscape of Nepal. The airport has two terminals, on separated buildings, one domestic and one international.

Rome Fiumicino Spotting Guide

Rome Fiumicino Spotting Guide

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 Charles de Gaulle Spotting Guide

Paris Charles de Gaulle Spotting Guide

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 Spotting Guide

Milan Malpensa Spotting Guide

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 Spotting Guide

Nantes Atlantique Aéroport Spotting Guide

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…