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.
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).
Montreal is Canada’s largest, in the province of Quebec. Located 15km west of the city, the Pierre-Elliott Trudeau owes its name to a popular politician who was twice prime minister and who undertook significant changes in its terms. The complex, located in the small city of Dorval, has a large terminal located west oriented two-24L 06R and 24R-06L which it is intersected by a shorter 28-10 parallel tracks. In the center of the two parallel tracks maintenance center Air Canada.
Located 23 miles north of downtown Houston and opened in 1969, George Bush Intercontinental Airport [IAH] is the major international gateway serving the city, as well as the largest domestic hub for United Airlines. Houston-IAH is also the second largest airport in Texas, behind Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, with approximately 21 million passenger boardings in 2015. The same year there were 486,000 commercial airline, 4,400 cargo and 11,600 general aviation operations.
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.
Orlando – the gateway to every child’s dream: Walt Disney World. The city of Orlando is just a joy to explore with so many attractions to see so thus many visitors. All these vacationers probably make their way into Disneyland via Orlando International Airport, short: MCO.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA, ICAO: KSEA) is also called Sea-Tac Aiport or shortly SeaTac. It is the largest airport in the Northwest region of the United states. It is the home base of Alaska Airlines and its regional subsidiary Horizon Air. Due to this fact the chance of taking pictures of special liveries is high.
JFK – probably the world’s most popular IATA-airport-code. It belongs to New York John F. Kennedy Airport, the largest and busiest in the NY metropolitan area, along the East Coast aaand in the entire United States. An airport, handling more than 53 million passengers every year – and counting. A mega hub for airlines, passengers and freight grown up from a small regional airport to one of the world’s busiest and popular theatre of operations for tourism, business, economy and freight of the entire aviation world.
Newark Airport is one of the busiest airport in the United States, also being part of the three airport, together building the mega hub – New York City. Different to the other NY airports, Newark is located in New Jersey. Despite its location out-of-state, the airport is well connected to the Big Apple. Trains run all the way from Newark Airport to the NYC Penn Station. The Interstate 95 and 78 link KEWR with New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvanian metropolitan areas.
Mexico City International Airport “Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez de la Ciudad de México” (AICM) is Mexico’s biggest and largest airport. It serves Mexico City and is the main hub for Aeromexico and Interjet with also important operations for Volaris and Viva Aerobus. The airport handled over 34 million passengers in 2014 and is currently at top of its capacity. There are plans for a new airport to replace the current one just a few miles northeast of AICM.
Paine Field, Snohomish Country Airport (PAE/KPAE), is the home of the Boeing Everett Factory, the world’s largest building by volume and the primary assembly location for Boeing’s wide-body 747, 767, 777, 787 aircraft. Paine Field is also home to four flight schools, Chinook Flight Simulations, Regal Air, Northway Aviation and Everett Helicopters making it a popular destination for flight training. There are also a number of flying clubs on the field.
Philadelphia, PHL, is one of the biggest airports on the US Eastcoast and handled over 30 Mio passengers in 2014. The airport is used by US Airways, now American Airlines, as a hub, connecting the USA with international destinations, mainly in Europe and South America.
Anchorage “Ted Stevens international airport” ANC/KANC is the main airport in Alaska (USA). It’s probably the heaven for cargo planes lovers but many companies operate regular passengers flights there. The airport is open around the clock but depending on the season, the light is only available during 3 or 4 hours. In summer, you can see many movements with “Everts Air” DC-6 and DC-9 freighters because of the salmon deliveries. ANC is a hub for various cargo companies, like UPS, FedEX, Korean Air Cargo, Cathay Pacific cargo, NAC Northern Air Cargo… This means that you will see many MD-11F, B747-400F…