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Shanghai Hongqiao Airport – Spotting Guide

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport – Spotting Guide

Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA/ZSSS) is situated 13 km southwest of the downtown of Shanghai which means a 30 minutes ride by train (Metrolines 2 and 10 are connecting the airport with the city) or a ~1 hour ride by bus. The airport was built in 1906 and opened in 1907 as a military airbase. Back in 1923 the first civil airliner flew to SHA and from this point on the airfield became a normal passengerairport.

Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Intl. Airport – Spotting Guide

Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Intl. Airport – Spotting Guide

The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU/FIMP) is situated 35 km south(east) of the Capital Port Louis which means a 45 minutes ride by car. It was opened back in 1942 during the 2nd world war by the Royal Air Force as a military Air Base and today the SSR airport is the biggest Airport on the African Island and is the main hub for the national carrier Air Mauritius. It also handels a lot of international flights within Africa or to Europe and Asia. The airport was named after the famous independence fighter Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam back in 1987.

Malaga – Costa del Sol Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Malaga – Costa del Sol Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Malaga – Costa del Sol Airport (AGP/LEMG) is the main airport for tourists visiting the beaches around Malaga and also all vacation places down to Gibraltar. The airport is surrounded by several motorways, which makes it easy to get to the terminal. Also a commuter train is connecting Malaga main station with the airport. It is located 8 kms southwest from the city centre of Malaga and 5 kms north of Torremolinos. The forth busiest airport of Spain handled 16,7 million passengers in 2016. Malaga Airport opened 1919 with one runway (13/31). Terminal 1 was opened in 1968 and is…

Leipzig/Halle Airport Spotting Guide

Leipzig/Halle Airport Spotting Guide

The Leipzig/Halle Airport is situated 16 km northwest of the city of Leipzig which means a 25 minutes ride by train or about 20 minutes drive if you travel by car. The airport in Saxony is mainly famous for its freight traffic and is a hub for DHL. But it  also handels a few international flights within Europe or to holiday destinations. The freight hub is perfectly located next to the federal highways A9 which connects Berlin with Munich via Nuremburg and the A14 which mainly serves the north and east of Germany enabling freight companies to send their cargo from…

Fukuoka Intl. Airport Spotting

Fukuoka Intl. Airport Spotting

Fukuoka Airport (FUK;RJFF), perviously known as Itazuke Airbase, is the fourth largest airport in Japan with almost 21 Mio. passengers in 2016. Its one of the busiest single runway airports and due to this situation very interesting for plane spotters as you won’t miss a single plane. The airport is surrounded by the city of Hakata and and expansions is almost impossible.

Stockholm Bromma Spotting Guide

Stockholm Bromma Spotting Guide

Sweden’s third largest airport in terms of traffic is in Bromma, 10km west of Stockholm, the capital of the country. This airport was the major airport until the sixties when the majority of the flights were moved to Arlanda following the noise problems and the lack of place for the development. By the proximity of the airport of the city center, was maintained a civil aviation activity mainly regional and business.

Trivandrum Intl. Airport – Spotting Guide

Trivandrum Intl. Airport – Spotting Guide

Trivandrum International Airport (IATA: TRV, ICAO: VOTV). The airport is a primary base for Air India Express operations and is a focus city for Air India, Jet Airways, SpiceJet and IndiGo.Trivandrum International Airport hosts Air India’s Narrow body Maintenance, repair and overhaul unit — MRO consisting of twin hangars for servicing Boeing 737 type aircraft, servicing mostly Air India Express  aircraft. In addition to civil operations, Trivandrum Airport caters to the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Coast Guard for their strategic operations. IAF have an exclusive apron to handle all their operations. Trivandrum airport also caters to the Rajiv Gandhi Academy…

Sion Airport Spotting Guide

Sion Airport Spotting Guide

Sion Airport (IATA: SIR, ICAO: LSGS/LSMS), is located in the state of Valais neat the most well-known ski resort of Switzerland. The airport was mainly used by the Swiss Air Force but now due to the coast reduction of the army, the Air Force is leaving the base at the end of this year 2017. Sion will be used by civil aviation only from 2018, acting only as alternate airfield for the Swiss Air Force.

Zaragoza Air Base Spotting Guide

Zaragoza Air Base Spotting Guide

Zaragoza Air Base (LEZG/ZAZ) is a commercial airport near Zaragoza, Spain. It is one of the most important airport in terms of cargo in Spain, with more than 8,000 tonnes that put it each month in the third place of the Spanish airport behind Madrid and Barcelona. With respect to passengers, Ryanair is the most important airline that operates at the airport, along with Wizz Air, Air Europa and Vueling. With regard to the cargo, Zaragoza Airport is notable for a great activity of large air planes, such as Qatar Cargo, Emirates Skycargo, Korean Air Cargo, Air China Cargo, Atlas…

Paderborn Lippstadt Airport Spotting Guide

Paderborn Lippstadt Airport Spotting Guide

The Paderborn/Lippstadt Airport (PAD/EDLP) is the 20th busiest airport in Germany and located 20km south-west of Paderborn (NRW). This small airport consists of a small terminal, a GAT, a few hangars and one runway (06/24). Paderborn is a typical „holiday airport“ people use to fly down south; for example to Mallorca, Hurghada or Antalya. There are regular charter flights in the summer connecting Paderborn to Varna and Heraklion. Lufthansa offers connecting flights to Munich and Frankfurt.

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).