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Airports built by airlines (outside Thailand)

Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:05 am

I title the thread outside of Thailand, as PG (Bangkok Airways) built and is either the owner and operator, or master lease holder and operator, of three airports in Thailand:

Samui Airport (which it serves with A319 or ATR72 equipment 19-20 times daily) - other airlines serve it as well and this is the final TG narrow-body route to be discontinued in September in favor of a codeshare with PG. (This airport is also a focus city for PG.)
Sukhothai Airport (served 2x daily only by PG with ATR72 equipment); the airport runway is long enough to support aircraft as big as an A319 and probably an A320
Trat Airport (same service levels as Sukhothai)

Is there any case where an airline decided to build the airport itself in anticipation of demand?
 
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Re: Airports built by airlines (outside Thailand)

Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:46 am

aemoreira1981 wrote:
I title the thread outside of Thailand, as PG (Bangkok Airways) built and is either the owner and operator, or master lease holder and operator, of three airports in Thailand:

Samui Airport (which it serves with A319 or ATR72 equipment 19-20 times daily) - other airlines serve it as well and this is the final TG narrow-body route to be discontinued in September in favor of a codeshare with PG. (This airport is also a focus city for PG.)
Sukhothai Airport (served 2x daily only by PG with ATR72 equipment); the airport runway is long enough to support aircraft as big as an A319 and probably an A320
Trat Airport (same service levels as Sukhothai)



My wife has flown on a A319 to Sukhothai, 1st November last year PG substituted the usual ATR72 on PG213 with an A319.... most probably for the Loy Kratong celebrations in Sukhothai that week.
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Re: Airports built by airlines (outside Thailand)

Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:38 am

Sukhothai during Loy Katong is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.

I know that’s not related to the thread, I just had to say it. Those two things don’t come up frequently in conversation.
 
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Re: Airports built by airlines (outside Thailand)

Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:43 am

SF Express build a cargo airport in Ezhou for its cargo airline division
 
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Re: Airports built by airlines (outside Thailand)

Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:11 am

Kapalua-West Maui Airport was built by Hawaiian Airlines. The airport’s IATA code, JHM, refers to John H. Magoon, who was President of the airline at the time the airport was being developed.
 
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Re: Airports built by airlines (outside Thailand)

Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:41 pm

In most countries airports and airlines are not allowed to have the same owner, however there are some examples of airlines that have airports entirely for themselves. They're the only or at least by far biggest user of the airport, so basically they control the airport. Examples of this are Warsaw Modlin and Dusseldorf Weeze for Ryanair.
 
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Re: Airports built by airlines (outside Thailand)

Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:39 am

I don’t know about airports that were all for one airline, but I do know that both United and Continental had a huge involvement in the design process of DEN when they were replacing Stapleton. United wanted a long concourse to itself and Continental wanted one that was attached to the main terminal, hence why Concourse A has the bridge. Of course Continental backed out during bankruptcy and didn’t hub at the new DEN.
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