Bradley – Hartford Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Bradley – Hartford Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

BDL/KBDL is the second-largest as well as the second-busiest airport in New England behind Boston Logan International. It is located about halfway between Hartford, CT and Springfield, MA (and also about halfway between JFK and BOS). Considering that this is a rather small airport compared to its big neighbors in New York and Boston it still sees quite some volume and variety of traffic (passenger, cargo, military, general aviation).

Corsica Bastia & Ajaccio Airport Spotting

Corsica Bastia & Ajaccio Airport Spotting

With four international airports the french mediterranean island Corsica can be a good spot to combine a nice spotting trip with relaxed holidays and some lazy days at the beach. The main airports serving the island are the Bastia Poretta International Airport (BIA/LFKB) and the Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte International Airport (AJA/LFKJ) . Both airports dispatch about 1,000,000 passengers a year and are common destinations for several seasonal charter flights from several european cities.

Düsseldorf Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Düsseldorf Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Düsseldorf Airport is the third busiest airport in Germany. With 22.476.685 passengers in 2015, the airport topped their highest amount of PAX from the last year. Also they added various first class carriers during the past years which offer many national and international routes to the biggest metropols of Europe, North America and Asia. If you are looking for variety of airlines and airplanes Düsseldorf is the right place to be. Not only the excellent spotting locations make your trip to this city worth it, but also the city itself. With many connections to the inner and outer districts of…

Reykjavik Airport Spotting Guide

Reykjavik Airport Spotting Guide

Reykjavik Airport (IATA: RKV, ICAO: BIRK) is Iceland’s second largest airport, located just 2km away from the city centre of the capital. It mainly serves domestic flights, as well as some flights to Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Beside some rare  transatlantic ferry flights, you´ll most likely see planes from the “Icelandic Flight Academy” and helicopter movements along with the regular traffic. The airport, which handled nearly 390.000 passengers in 2015, is the main hub for Air Iceland and Eagle Air Iceland and has three runways.

Bern-Belp Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Bern-Belp Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Bern-Belp BRN/LSZB is located 11km south of Bern City. It is the homebase of SkyWork Airlines and a seasonal base for Helvetic Airways. In 2015 Bern handled 190’130 passengers and there were 54’300 movements counted in 2014. It is also the main Base of Switzerland governments fleet which counts a Falcon 900EX (T-785), Cessna Citation Excel (T-784) and a rarely seen Beech 1900D (T-729) and Beechcraft 350C Super KingAir (T-721). Sometimes there are also Helicopters of the Swiss Air force (Super Puma/Cougar and EC-635) which spend a visit at Bern.

Turin Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Turin Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Turin Airport (IATA: TRN, ICAO: LIMF) is located 16km north of Turin and it is the main airport in Piedmont region. Turin is the fourth biggest city in Italy, but it has the 13th busiest airport in Italy. In 2015 it served more than 3.6 millions passengers with Germany as its main market. It is a single runway (18-36) airport with a single terminal. The most used runway is 36 but sometimes also 18 is used. It has two parking aprons: the main apron which is always used, and the Kilo apron which is used in case of extra traffic, sometimes…

Mactan Cebu Int. Airport Spotting Guide

Mactan Cebu Int. Airport Spotting Guide

Mactan Cebu International Airport (IATA: CEB, ICAO: RPVM) is located on Mactan Island in Metro Cebu which belongs to the Central Visayas region of the Philippines. Cebu is the second busiest airport of the Philippines with 52.000 flights and 6,5M passengers in 2015. All the Philippine carriers are serving Cebu (PAL Express, Air Asia Zest/Air Asia Philippines, Air Swift, Seair) and it is home of Cebu Pacific Air (ATR-72, A320). 

Frankfurt Hahn Airport Spotting Guide

Frankfurt Hahn Airport Spotting Guide

Hahn airport, better known as Frankfurt Hahn (HHN) is a small former US Air Foce Base and located between Frankfurt and Trier. Even though it is located at a stunning 120km distance to Frankfurt City, the airport is officially called Frankfurt-Hahn. This is due to the markting strategy of the home carrier Ryanair who is known to name regional airports like the next biggest city. The carrier is responsible for almost all schedule passenger traffic.

Sint Maarten Princess Juliana Spotting

Sint Maarten Princess Juliana Spotting

SXM is one of the biggest and most popular, if not the most popular airport in the Caribbean. Every spotter has seen the famous pictures or videos from the KLM Jumbo´s or the Air France A340´s which are making a low approach over the beach above the visitor´s heads and dreamed about to visit this location one day. The airport is located on the dutch side of the island whilst the french side has with Grand Case its on small regional airport.

Saint-Barthélemy Gustaf III Spotting Guide

Saint-Barthélemy Gustaf III Spotting Guide

Saint-Barthélemy is a small island in the Caribbean Sea, located between the islands of Sint Maarten and St. Kitts. The island is an oversea collectivity of France and with only 21 square kilometers, it is one of the smaller islands of the Caribbean. Its a popular place for the rich and famous and the luxury  resorts are nothing for the ‘normal’ tourist. Anyway, the airport is well know by aviation enthusiasts because of its famous runway 10 approach.