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Brisbane Intl. Airport – Spotting Guide

Brisbane Intl. Airport – Spotting Guide

Brisbane International Airport (IATA: BNE / ICAO: YBBN) is the third busiest Australian airport by aircraft movements with roughly 23 million passengers in 2016. Brisbane is a major hub for Virgin Australia and a secondary hub for both Qantas and its low cost Jetstar. Tigerair Australia also opened a base at BNE. The airport has international and domestic flights, a cargo, a general aviation terminal and two runways.

Geneva Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Geneva Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Geneva International Airport (GVA/LSGG) is located 4km north west of the city centre and it’s the second biggest airport in Switzerland in terms of traffic and size after Zürich Airport. More than 40% of air traffic in Geneva airport is linked to the activities of the airline easyJet Switzerland. GVA has two passengers terminals T1 and T2. T1 is using every time but the T2 is mostly used during the winter charter season. The passenger traffic is growing steadily since 2002. More than 16 million passengers flew at Geneva in 2016. To get to the city centre, the train is…

Seoul Incheon Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Seoul Incheon Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Our member Jan visited Seoul Incheon in March 2014 and wrote a guide about it with a total of four spots. Incheon International Airport is the largest airport in South Korea and the main international gateway for its capital Seoul. In 2001 Incheon replaced the older Gimpo International Airport, which is now mostly used for domestic and regional flights. In 2013 Incheon handled almost 41.5 million passengers. It also became one of the largest cargo hubs in the world, ranking 4th in 2013. This of course is mainly due to the largo cargo operations of local carriers Korean Air and Asiana.

Munich Franz Josef Strauss Spotting Guide

Munich Franz Josef Strauss Spotting Guide

Munich Airport – A household name not only for the spotter community – Munich is one of the most famous travel destinations in Germany and Europe by being attractive with the world’s famous and largest Beer Festival, annually being held from late September until early October. But not only the Munich Beer Festival makes the Bavarian capital a visit worth, also the immediate location next to the Alps grants a bonus for MUC! All in all, Munich’s lovely city, events, environment and their population ranks the city quite close to the top on every’s MUST DO-list. And the airport is…

Sydney Kingsford Smith – Spotting Guide

Sydney Kingsford Smith – Spotting Guide

Sydney Kingsford-Smith is the busiest airport in Australia (handling 42 million passengers in 2016) and the primary hub of Qantas. Located next to Botany Bay it has three runways colloquially known as “east-west”, “north-south” and “third”, though with the addition of the “third” runway the “east-west” runway which crosses the “north-south” is rarely used. The airport is also an important hub for Virgin Australia and Jetstar which both operate out of one of the two domestic terminals (the other is used exclusively by Qantas and its link operations). Across the “north-south” runway lies the International terminal and the cargo apron.…

Dubai International Airport Spotting Guide

Dubai International Airport Spotting Guide

Dubai International Airport – One of the world’s largest and fastest growing airport never comes to a rest. A mega hub which already now connects the entire globe with the UAE’s largest city! It is the busiest airport in the Middle East Area. The variety of airlines and their origin is very interesting in DXB and you get a lot of very unique stuff there, especially from the Iranian carriers, which may use very old equipment for their flights – the Boeing 727 for example but still really rare since 2014. But, officially it is forbidden to take pictures of…

Sharjah Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

Sharjah Intl. Airport Spotting Guide

SHJ is not the biggest airport and the traffic is limited compared to the big brother Dubai, who is just a few of kilometres away. But there are a couple of unique airlines, especially cargo operators, who serve the airport and with only one active runway, its almost impossible to miss the flights. Last update about what’s stored at SHJ (3x 742 Midex, 2x A300F Midex, 1x Greek 742, 1x 732 A6PHA (all white), 1x 74SP Kinshasa, 1x B707 Kinshasa, 1x 734 Global Jet, 1x AN24 and 1x Tu154 ER-TAI).

Moscow Vnukovo Airport Spotting Guide

Moscow Vnukovo Airport Spotting Guide

Vnukovo International Airport is one of three major airports serving the Russian capital Moscow. It is located around 27 kilometers southwest of the city centre. Although it handles significantly less traffic (around 16 million passengers in 2015) than Domodedovo or Sheremetyevo it might be the most interesting airport to spot in Moscow. You will still see a lot of classic Russian airplanes in action, as UTAir (and a few other small Russian carriers) still use a few Yak-42s and Tu-154s on their services. With a little luck you might even get Tu-134s or some state operated aircraft like Il-62 or…

Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel Airport Spotting Guide

Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel Airport Spotting Guide

Hamburg Airport (Fuhlsbuettel, EDDH / HAM) is located approx. 8 km north of downtown Hamburg. In 2016 the airport handled for the first time 16,2 million passengers. HAM is the oldest German airport still located in the original place. It was opened in 1911. The current runway system was completed by 1964. After plans to construct a new airport outside the city near the village of Kaltenkirchen were stopped, the airport was expanded since the 1980s with the new control tower (1988), Terminal 2 (1993), the completion of the pier (2004), and Terminal 1 (2005).

Barcelona El Prat Spotting Guide

Barcelona El Prat Spotting Guide

The spotterguide.net crew presents you the newest guide; Barcelona El Prat! With 37,5 million passengers in 2014, BCN is the second biggest airport in Spain and always worth a visit! The city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe and airlines from all over the world serving El Prat. Due to its warm climate and the Mediterranean Sea just next to the city, charter traffic is one of the main constituents of BCN.