masseybrown wrote:Cleveland Burke Lakefront (KBKL):
2014 - 0
2015 - 2,000
2016 - 17,000
Look out ATL, we're comin' after you.
jfklganyc wrote:MCO/MIA dejavu from that post.
MCO was supposed to pass MIA as busiest airport in Florida over a decade ago. The rest is history.
When the economy tanks and things get bad in avaition, MIA has a world city at its doorstep. MCO has a theme park.
Does expose the problems at MIA with high costs and FLL poaching would be MIA customers (EK)
prebennorholm wrote:KRP (Karup, Denmark)
2016: 155,003 + 19.8%
KRP has for fifty years served one route only, KRP-CPH. Cimber Air (later Cimber-Sterling) did a magnificent job on that route for decades.
Then it became a Norwegian Air Shuttle strategy to kill this much smaller competitor. Among other such things Norwegian put in a B738 on the route and lowered the fare to DKK 1.00 (US$ 0.15).
In May 2012 Cimber-Sterling folded, and Norwegian reduced to 2 x daily with an old B733 wreak which constantly broke down with delays and cancelations as a consequence.
The airport would have been closed if it hadn't had nine owners - nine surrounding municipalities - who incidentally were unable to make that decision at the same time. The taxpayers had to swallow the economic losses.
Norwegian got so much (well deserved!) bad-mouth from customers and press that they chose to quit a couple of years back in time. Since then Danish Air Transport (DAT) has re-developed the route, now up to 8 x daily with ATR.
msycajun wrote:Finally got official 2016 numbers for MSY:
11,139,421 total - a 4.4% increase over 2015 and new airport record.
2015 had 10,673,301 passengers, itself a record at the time.
I expect 2017's growth to match if not beat 2016 with several new services already announced:
BA to LHR next month
DE to FRA in May
NK to CLE, BWI, and MCO in April
WN 1w service to PIT, IND, CMH, and 2w to RDU in March/April along with a second daily AUS flight
G4 just started RDU and CLE as well
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos