Chicago Midway International Airport (IATA: MDW, ICAO: KMDW) is the second largest airport of Chicago. In 2016 it received 22.7 million passengers, most of them flying Southwest Airlines. The airport has 5 runways, of which only two are used as runway for commercial aircraft. Southwest is the dominant carrier of the airport, but some other airlines, like Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Porter Airlines and Volaris, are regular visitors.
Oslo Gardermoen (IATA: OSL, ICAO: ENGM) is one of three airports in the region (the other two are Torp and Rygge). It is the largest airport in Norway and home of SAS, Norwegian and Wideroe. Also the Royal Norwegian Air Force has stationed its fleet of C-130 Hercules on the northwestern part of the airport. Gardermoen is located 40 kilometer north of the city of Oslo and handels just under 25 million passengers a year.
Memphis International (IATA: MEM, ICAO: KMEM) is the busiest airport by cargo traffic of the United States. The airport is home to FedEx global hub and is home to many of the company’s triholers, like the MD-10 and MD-11. The FedEx operations are divided in four arrival and departure peaks. During the peaks, you will see 100 to 120 aircraft depart or arrive.
Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont (IATA: SDU, ICAO: SBRJ) is the 7th biggest airport of Brazil. In 2014, the airport welcomed 9.7 million passengers. The airport is nicely situated near the city centre of Rio de Janeiro and close to some of the tourist attractions and landmarks. From the south side of the airport you have a view of the spectacular Sugar Loaf and further away: Cristo Redentor. The airport is dominated by four airlines: TAM, GOL Transportes Aereos, Azul and Avianca Brasil. The biggest aircraft you will see here is an Airbus A319 or a Boeing 737-800. Besides the commercial traffic you…
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (IATA: AMS, ICAO: EHAM) is the largest airport in the Netherlands and welcomed 63.6 million passengers in 2016. So if you are going to Amsterdam, don’t forget to make a stop at this interesting airport. The airport is the gateway to the Netherlands and Amsterdam has only international flights, with some small exceptions by businessjets and governmental flights.