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,…
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.
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.
The gateway to California handeld almost 75 Mio. passengers in 2015 and is one of the top ten airports of the world in number of passengers. More than 12.8 mio people living within the Los Angeles Metropolitan Aera and almost every tourist who is going to visit the Western States of the USA will start his journey in Los Angeles. Thats why you will get a wide variety of airlines and many international carriers using heavy equipment at LAX, the official airport code.