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Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:44 pm

With new service at OAK and SJC in the last year, does that give the Bay Area the distinction of being the only region with three International airports? NYC has three but only JFK and EWR are Int'l, DC has three, but only IAD and BWI are Int'l. There are many cities with two Int'l airports but SF has three and all three are Int'l! Are there any others?
 
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:46 pm

DCA and LGA do accept trans-border/precleared international flights from Canada. There is a customs office at DCA (mostly for outbound customs clearances to Canada).
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:47 pm

With service to the Bahamas and Canada at PBI, South Florida (MIA/FLL/PBI) nominally qualifies.
 
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:01 pm

Uhhhh... London? Milan? Los Angeles? And DCA and LGA are both international, actually.
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:02 pm

How loose is the definition of region.

Newburgh, NY, sees international flights.
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:06 pm

The New York City area actually has more than 3.

Teterboro (TEB)
Newark (EWR)
LaGuardia (LGA)
Kennedy (JFK)
Republic (FRG)
MacArthur/Islip (ISP)
Stewart (SWF)
White Plains (HPN)

Are all international airports.

DCA is considered an international airport as well as IAD/BWI

Even San Diego has 3 international airports

San Diego (SAN)
Brown (SDM)
Carlsbad (CRQ)

The Miami area has at least 7 international airports
Chalks (61F)
Tamiami (TMB)
Opa Locka (OPF)
Miami (MIA)
Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
Executive (FXE)
West Palm (PBI)

Atlanta 4 international airports
Hartsfield (ATL)
Peachtree (PDK)
Charlie Brown (FTY)
Dobbins (MGE)

DFW Area - 6 international airports
Addison (ADS)
Love (DAL)
DFW Intl (DFW)
Alliance (AFW)
Meacham (FTW)
McKinney (TKI)
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:09 pm

Washington, D.C. has three airports with international service since IAD and BWI both have nonstop service to Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and Europe, since IAD also has nonstop service to Africa, Asia, and South America, and since DCA has nonstops to Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto.
 
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:10 pm

How about TPA, PIE and SRQ?
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:16 pm

Not only do AC & AC Express fly from LGA to YYZ and YUL (and WestJet & American Eagle to YYZ), but Norwegian flies out of Stewart to Europe. I live in northeastern NJ and LGA is technically slightly closer to home than EWR and at certain times of the day the traffic isn't any worse, so I've used it to fly to YYZ. SWF & EWR are about equidistant from my home. SJC is farther from, say, Fisherman's Wharf than SWF is from where I live. (Thank you, Google Maps.) I grant you that this is being a bit pedantic, since SJC has significantly more international service than LGA & SWF combined, including having 4 airlines with intercontinental service. So, the Bay area has more intercontinental airports even if the NYC Metro area squeaks ahead of it on technicalities.
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:16 pm

OK, folks slow your roll a bit. Let's limit this to intercontinental flights.

If you do that then only the bay area and NYC have 3 and NYC only does if you count SWF.

South Florida has two.

DC has two if you include BWI.

Boston has two if you include PVD (I don't - I consider PVD its own market).

Orlando has two
 
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:24 pm

LAX ONT SNA ?
 
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:26 pm

Woodreau wrote:
The New York City area actually has more than 3.

Teterboro (TEB)
Newark (EWR)
LaGuardia (LGA)
Kennedy (JFK)
Republic (FRG)
MacArthur/Islip (ISP)
Stewart (SWF)
White Plains (HPN)

Are all international airports.



While the thread subject is very vague, HPN, ISP and SWF currently have ZERO international flights between them (HPN at least used to). FRG and TEB aren't even commercial airports!
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:28 pm

richierich wrote:
Woodreau wrote:
The New York City area actually has more than 3.

Teterboro (TEB)
Newark (EWR)
LaGuardia (LGA)
Kennedy (JFK)
Republic (FRG)
MacArthur/Islip (ISP)
Stewart (SWF)
White Plains (HPN)

Are all international airports.



While the thread subject is very vague, HPN, ISP and SWF currently have ZERO international flights between them (HPN at least used to). FRG and TEB aren't even commercial airports!

SWF has multiple Norwegian Int'l flights...
 
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:29 pm

BENAir01 wrote:
Uhhhh... London? Milan?


He said US
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:30 pm

From a purely international perspective for airlines, LA does as well with LAX, SNA, and ONT. The latter two have limited intl flights to Canada and/or Mexico.
 
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:31 pm

Woodreau wrote:
DFW Area - 6 international airports
Addison (ADS)
Love (DAL)
DFW Intl (DFW)
Alliance (AFW)
Meacham (FTW)
McKinney (TKI)


The 5-party agreement and Sections 3 and 4 of the Wright Amendment Reform Act of 2006 both prohibit nonstop international commercial passenger air service and international charter flights out of Dallas Love Field. The 5-party agreement also restricts nonstop international commercial passenger air service in the DFW area to DFW International Airport.
 
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:32 pm

drdisque wrote:
OK, folks slow your roll a bit. Let's limit this to intercontinental flights.

If you do that then only the bay area and NYC have 3 and NYC only does if you count SWF.

South Florida has two.

DC has two if you include BWI.

Boston has two if you include PVD (I don't - I consider PVD its own market).

Orlando has two


Yeah, should've clarified what I meant; I am aware that DCA and LGA are technically Int'l, but transborder flights are the exception rather than the norm. The Bay Area has three clear Int'l airports, NYC is really a stretch but SWF does have DY to Europe (Intercontinental) so I guess technically it does count; that said, SWF is pretty far from NYC for a single region.
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:41 pm

DCA host Air Canada flights as well
 
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:45 pm

jplatts wrote:
Woodreau wrote:
DFW Area - 6 international airports
Addison (ADS)
Love (DAL)
DFW Intl (DFW)
Alliance (AFW)
Meacham (FTW)
McKinney (TKI)


The 5-party agreement and Sections 3 and 4 of the Wright Amendment Reform Act of 2006 both prohibit nonstop international commercial passenger air service and international charter flights out of Dallas Love Field. The 5-party agreement also restricts nonstop international commercial passenger air service in the DFW area to DFW International Airport.


Yes, but these airports are capable of receiving international flights at other levels of aviation and often do. That was the point of the post, I think.
 
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:50 pm

KTPAFlyer wrote:
drdisque wrote:
OK, folks slow your roll a bit. Let's limit this to intercontinental flights.

If you do that then only the bay area and NYC have 3 and NYC only does if you count SWF.

South Florida has two.

DC has two if you include BWI.

Boston has two if you include PVD (I don't - I consider PVD its own market).

Orlando has two


Yeah, should've clarified what I meant; I am aware that DCA and LGA are technically Int'l, but transborder flights are the exception rather than the norm. The Bay Area has three clear Int'l airports, NYC is really a stretch but SWF does have DY to Europe (Intercontinental) so I guess technically it does count; that said, SWF is pretty far from NYC for a single region.


It's all relative. Poughkeepsie is farther north than Newburgh and is still considered part of the NYC region. You can sit here and go back and forth with this all day long.
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:31 pm

SWF is incorporated into the metropolitan area definition of NYC according to IATA.
 
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:10 pm

KTPAFlyer wrote:
SWF is pretty far from NYC for a single region.


That depends on how you define a region. Vallejo is in the San Francisco bay area, but 54 miles from San Jose airport. On the other hand, it's only one mile further to Sacramento airport which is not in the bay area. By the way, Vallejo - Sacramento is exactly the same distance as New York City - Stewart. But if you measure from Paterson or Yonkers then it's closer.

By the way, there is another region that has three international airports where two are doubtful. That's the Chicago area that has O'Hare, Midway and Rockford. O'Hare is obvious an international airport, no doubt about that. Midway has some flights to Canada and Mexico so we can count that as international too. Rockford is the most doubtful, first because it only has a few charter flights to the Caribbean and second because it's 79 miles from Chicago. However it still markets itself as Chicago Rockford airport.
 
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:47 pm

It seems that the DY site no longer accepts bookings from SWF (as well as BDL and PVD) as of next May. Is DY suspending service to those airports?

Ok... some definitions.... if 1) let us leave out Canada and Mexico, this will certainly cut out a lot of airports as international. Just for an everyone's fun fyi, it seems that AC (or one of their offshots) has a flight to just about every major, secondary, and thirdary (is that a word) airport in the U.S. from YYZ. This alone makes most airports in the U.S. "international" with having a foreign flag carrier fly nonstop to/from a non-domestic location. Same with many airports that have some kind of Mexico (CUN) seasonal weekly charter or such. So that leaves us 2) an airport needs a foreign flag carrier to a location outside of Canada/Mexico. This does leave only SFO/OAK/SJC and JFK/EWR/SWF. And if SWF is going to be losing their DY flights within the next few months.... then Bay Area (SFO/OAK/SJC) will be the only region (or let's say metro area) with 3 airports that are in fact "international" as maybe viewed by originator of this thread?

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Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:56 pm

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It seems that the DY site no longer accepts bookings from SWF (as well as BDL and PVD) as of next May. Is DY suspending service to those airports?


Could be that schedule is just not loaded past May 2018, that's almost a year out, most low cost airlines don't load schedules as far out as Legacy carries......take a look at JetBlue and Southwest schedules for next year.


Though legacies (and their prices) would certainly be jumping for joy if DY backed out
 
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:57 pm

So cities that aren't serving the general population or interest of a region aren't really serving that region and flights where you need a passport to travel to and from a country in the Caribbean isn't really an international flight.

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Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:57 pm

With appropriate caveats all kind of stats can prove true :lol:
 
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:59 pm

The Rio Grande Valley area in South Tx. MFE, Harlingen and Brownsville. All three at some point or another have received international flights. I´ve flown to MFE from MEX on Texas International and Continental. Into Harlingen with MX and into Brownsville with AM.
 
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:02 pm

If MKE, ORD, and MDW can qualify as a region than that as well
 
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:02 pm

drdisque wrote:
OK, folks slow your roll a bit. Let's limit this to intercontinental flights.

If you do that then only the bay area and NYC have 3 and NYC only does if you count SWF.

South Florida has two.

DC has two if you include BWI.

Boston has two if you include PVD (I don't - I consider PVD its own market).

Orlando has two


Well, if you change the question to get the answer you want, then you'll get the answer you want.
 
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Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:06 pm

c933103 wrote:
LAX ONT SNA ?

doesn't san bernidino even have flights to mexico
 
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:43 pm

Great question, but this needed to be thought out a little more before asking. Your definition of an INTL airport is very loose. As the post above have picked apart. Try to narrow it down more. Because yes, the SF region is rare as it has 3 large international ops airports, with transoceanic flights, wide bodies by foreign carriers, etc.

But Joe Smith is going to reply here that ABC airport with on-call CBP is an Intl airport, and you can't argue they are wrong.

If you go by the busiest airports in the US by total pax for example, then yes SF would with the 7th, 36th and 41st busiest airports in the US (some would included SMF which is 42nd)

But long story short, if you can come up with some perimeters to this questions, its a good question.
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Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:51 am

gatibosgru wrote:
BENAir01 wrote:
Uhhhh... London? Milan?


He said US


No, he only gave US examples

With new service at OAK and SJC in the last year, does that give the Bay Area the distinction of being the only region with three International airports? NYC has three but only JFK and EWR are Int'l, DC has three, but only IAD and BWI are Int'l. There are many cities with two Int'l airports but SF has three and all three are Int'l! Are there any others?
 
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Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:04 am

BENAir01 wrote:
Uhhhh... London? Milan? Los Angeles? And DCA and LGA are both international, actually.


Moscow. Might even have 4 one day ;)
 
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Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:41 am

Just to be accurate, the Bay Area has has international/Intercontinental service from it's three airports for much more then 1 year.... I believe it extends at least 15 or 20 years back in time. AA had a flight to Japan, and Lufthansa to SJC back in the day... OAK has had their share of international over the years and SFO no need to go their. So yes the Bay Area has been doing this dance for a long time! the last couple of years though have definitely padded on the services...
 
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Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:17 am

DXB, DWC and Sharjah.
 
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Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:44 am

KTPAFlyer wrote:
With new service at OAK and SJC in the last year, does that give the Bay Area the distinction of being the only region with three International airports? NYC has three but only JFK and EWR are Int'l, DC has three, but only IAD and BWI are Int'l. There are many cities with two Int'l airports but SF has three and all three are Int'l! Are there any others?

Along with being the only region with 3 international airports it has to be the only airport each of the 3 having a non stop link to Europe!
 
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point2point wrote:
It seems that the DY site no longer accepts bookings from SWF (as well as BDL and PVD) as of next May. Is DY suspending service to those airports?

Ok... some definitions.... if 1) let us leave out Canada and Mexico, this will certainly cut out a lot of airports as international. Just for an everyone's fun fyi, it seems that AC (or one of their offshots) has a flight to just about every major, secondary, and thirdary (is that a word) airport in the U.S. from YYZ. This alone makes most airports in the U.S. "international" with having a foreign flag carrier fly nonstop to/from a non-domestic location. Same with many airports that have some kind of Mexico (CUN) seasonal weekly charter or such. So that leaves us 2) an airport needs a foreign flag carrier to a location outside of Canada/Mexico. This does leave only SFO/OAK/SJC and JFK/EWR/SWF. And if SWF is going to be losing their DY flights within the next few months.... then Bay Area (SFO/OAK/SJC) will be the only region (or let's say metro area) with 3 airports that are in fact "international" as maybe viewed by originator of this thread?

:smile:


Such sensationalism!

It wouldn't "seem they have stopped accepting" bookings on these routes, as the schedule was not published past those dates.

JetBlue usually releases schedules about 10 months out, give or take. Southwest with their ever changing matrix of flights, fleet type/aircraft size, and schedules, does about 5-7 months out - give or take, in an effort to minimize schedule changes and fleet/aircraft/crew changes to routes.

Most legacy carriers try to push their schedules about 300-330 days out.

Currently, we're at the end of July/start of August, that's a good 8-10 months away.

To answer your question; No, Norwegian is not discontinuing service to these airports, quite the contrary. It should also be pointed out that they never "stopped" accepting bookings, again, the schedules were not published past said dates.

Depending on the current / past bookings, as well as a better-defined delivery schedule for the 737 MAX program, you'll see a likely increase in frequency on routes that did well, a reduction on others, and new routes introduced to different destinations from said airports as well as some new ones.
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Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:20 am

codc10 wrote:
With service to the Bahamas and Canada at PBI, South Florida (MIA/FLL/PBI) nominally qualifies.


Exactly. We probably have the strongest competition between two airports with lots of int'l flights (MIA & FLL) other than perhaps NYC (JFK & EWR) and PBI transits a lot of passengers to/from Canada and has a few Bahamas flights also.
 
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Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:26 am

Adipocere wrote:
DXB, DWC and Sharjah.


Those are far outside the USA. The title clearly says regions in the US so the middle east doesn't qualify.

WorldFlier wrote:
Moscow. Might even have 4 one day ;)


Again, not in the USA so it doesn't count.

Seems like outside the USA it's easy to find regions with multiple international airports. I can easily name a few more. However, those are all irrelevant here.
 
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Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:35 am

the Bay Area is unique in many ways and the 3 airports with overseas flights is one of them.
 
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Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:57 am

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Adipocere wrote:
DXB, DWC and Sharjah.


Those are far outside the USA. The title clearly says regions in the US so the middle east doesn't qualify.

WorldFlier wrote:
Moscow. Might even have 4 one day ;)


Again, not in the USA so it doesn't count.

Seems like outside the USA it's easy to find regions with multiple international airports. I can easily name a few more. However, those are all irrelevant here.


Well it does seem as though as though we've established that SF and possibly NYC are the only two US regions with three Intercontinental airports, so we can open up to other regions outside the US, I'd love to hear them!
 
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Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:59 am

drdisque wrote:
OK, folks slow your roll a bit. Let's limit this to intercontinental flights.

If you do that then only the bay area and NYC have 3 and NYC only does if you count SWF.

South Florida has two.

DC has two if you include BWI.

Boston has two if you include PVD (I don't - I consider PVD its own market).

Orlando has two


Ok so now you change it. International was the original post, not intercontenental. Seems your changing it enough to win your view vs get a correct answer. At least leave it International that's a fair playing field that does not change the post to the point of "alternate Facts" additude.
 
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Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:02 am

richierich wrote:
Woodreau wrote:
The New York City area actually has more than 3.

Teterboro (TEB)
Newark (EWR)
LaGuardia (LGA)
Kennedy (JFK)
Republic (FRG)
MacArthur/Islip (ISP)
Stewart (SWF)
White Plains (HPN)

Are all international airports.



While the thread subject is very vague, HPN, ISP and SWF currently have ZERO international flights between them (HPN at least used to). FRG and TEB aren't even commercial airports!


Allegiant has served TEB so yes they can and have done comercial flights.
 
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Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:18 am

You probably could have got out an atlas and looked at it for maybe 20 minutes to get the answer to your question(s), A lot sooner too. I would assume that if you are on this site, you know which airports get the type of international service you were finally able to explain eventually.
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KTPAFlyer wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
Adipocere wrote:
DXB, DWC and Sharjah.


Those are far outside the USA. The title clearly says regions in the US so the middle east doesn't qualify.

WorldFlier wrote:
Moscow. Might even have 4 one day ;)


Again, not in the USA so it doesn't count.

Seems like outside the USA it's easy to find regions with multiple international airports. I can easily name a few more. However, those are all irrelevant here.


Well it does seem as though as though we've established that SF and possibly NYC are the only two US regions with three Intercontinental airports, so we can open up to other regions outside the US, I'd love to hear them!

Well, London.
LHR has flights to all 6 inhabited continents
LGW has flights to 5 of the 6 inhabited continents (just missing Australia)
LCY has transatlantic flights to North America
STN has flights to Africa (Morocco) and Asia (Turkey and Israel). Has had North America in the recent past.
LTN has the same plus another African destination in Egypt
If you consider the Canary Islands (Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote) to be in Africa (although Spanish, they're just off the Atlantic coast of Africa, you can get there from SEN as well (plus LHR/LGW/STN/LTN)
LHR/LGW/LCY/STN/LTN/SEN are officially London airports per IATA and the UK government.
 
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:24 am

DaufuskieGuy wrote:
the Bay Area is unique in many ways and the 3 airports with overseas flights is one of them.


Bingo.

So I'm just amazed how far this site has deteriorated over only a couple of years. It was obvious that the OP was referring to flights to other continents, yet stupid commenters here seized the nominal "international" in order to try to include airports with the tiniest crossborder flights just to f**k up the post.... So sad.

So as far as I know, the answer to the OP's question is, yes the San Francisco region is the only one in the States (or even the Americas period) to have intercontinental service to/from three airports.
 
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:42 am

KTPAFlyer wrote:
Well it does seem as though as though we've established that SF and possibly NYC are the only two US regions with three Intercontinental airports, so we can open up to other regions outside the US, I'd love to hear them!


That changes it of course.

First thing I can think of is the Ruhrgebiet area in Germany. Dusseldorf, Cologne-Bonn, Dortmund and Weeze are all international airports. Another one is Milan, Italy which has Malpensa, Linate and Bergamo. The British Midlands is one more with Manchester, Birmingham, East Midland, Doncaster-Sheffield, Liverpool and Leeds-Bradford. Last but not least there's southern Scotland with Edinburgh, Glasgow intl. and Glasgow Prestwick.
 
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:43 am

AtomicGarden wrote:
gatibosgru wrote:
BENAir01 wrote:
Uhhhh... London? Milan?


He said US


No, he only gave US examples

With new service at OAK and SJC in the last year, does that give the Bay Area the distinction of being the only region with three International airports? NYC has three but only JFK and EWR are Int'l, DC has three, but only IAD and BWI are Int'l. There are many cities with two Int'l airports but SF has three and all three are Int'l! Are there any others?


It's literally in the thread title: "Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports"? While it is ok to list examples everywhere, his question was, at least originally and based on the title, about the US.
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:50 am

Does Viracopos-Campinas count as a Sao Paulo airport? If so, Sao Paulo is another one outside the USA with three international airports. Guarulhos, Congonhas and Viracopos-Campinas.
 
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Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:57 am

PatrickZ80 wrote:
KTPAFlyer wrote:
Well it does seem as though as though we've established that SF and possibly NYC are the only two US regions with three Intercontinental airports, so we can open up to other regions outside the US, I'd love to hear them!


That changes it of course.

First thing I can think of is the Ruhrgebiet area in Germany. Dusseldorf, Cologne-Bonn, Dortmund and Weeze are all international airports. Another one is Milan, Italy which has Malpensa, Linate and Bergamo. The British Midlands is one more with Manchester, Birmingham, East Midland, Doncaster-Sheffield, Liverpool and Leeds-Bradford. Last but not least there's southern Scotland with Edinburgh, Glasgow intl. and Glasgow Prestwick.


As a resident of the British (actually English - Scotland has its own Midlands too) Midlands I can certainly say that of the airports you list only East Midlands and Birmingham are considered Midlands, and people living in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds or Doncaster would be outraged to hear they'd been relocated to another region. The English Midlands is a sprawling combination of two official regions (East Midlands and West Midlands) and some parts are way nearer to Bristol, Cardiff, Luton or Heathrow than they are to Liverpool, Manchester, or Leeds-Bradford. HUY comes into the equation in the north-east of the region as well.

None of these airports are considered as being grouped together by any official or airline body, and the only UK "grouped" airports outside of the "London 6" are GLA and PIK; or BHD and BFS.

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