This report covers worldwide spotting locations from different airports. We didn´t have enough infos for a complete guide but we wanna share the photo position that we have visited with you. New positions will be added from time to time so check back regularly.
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.
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 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…
Time for a new guide? Our member Jan made a trip through Asia and put some spotting guides for you in his luggage. His first stop was at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport with 51.3 Mio passengers in 2013. The enormous variety from asian airlines makes this airport very special and he is surrounded with some very nice spotting location too.
Sydney Kingsford-Smith is the busiest airport in Australia (handling 36 million passengers in 2010) 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.…
The fourth biggest airport in France, Lyon St Exupéry, welcomed 8.5 Mio. passengers in 2013. The regional carrier HOP! has a big hub there and is responsible for the most movements
Our newest member Patrick from Germany lived a couple of month in New Zealand and presents you a new guide from Christchurch with 13 different photo positions. CHC is the second biggest airport in NZ behind Aukland and welcomed 5.5 Mio passengers in 2012. So if you going to visit this area, don’t forget to make a stop at this interesting airport.
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…
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.
Our local spotters from Hamburg, Maximilian and Jan, wrote a guide for you from Hamburg Finkenwerder. The production of the whole A320 family as well as the cabin interior of the A380 takes place at the Airbus airport. If you are hunting for rare liveries from Asia, America or everywhere else from this planet, this is your place to be!
We can present you a new guide at spotterguide.net! Our newest member, Ruud Bouwknegt from aviationinfo.nl, is a regular visitor of Eindhoven and would like to share his experience of the second biggest airport in the Netherlands with you.
Vnukowo 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 10 million passengers in 2012) 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 Airport (Fuhlsbuettel, EDDH / HAM) is located approx. 8 km north of downtown Hamburg. In 2015 the airport handled for the first time 15 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).
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.