Dairy From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 237 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5172 times:
I was just thinking of airports in the world that have with runways which are used only for departures or only for landings.
FRA / EDDF with RWY 18W comes to my mind which is only used for departures.
Im not sure if ZRH/LSZH RWY32 is only used for departures such as RWY 27 in SXM TNCM ( I think only little aircrafts will land there?) ?
I think there could be just some other airports with such runways.
Is is possible here to name some more and - that s the interesting fact - name the reason(s)?
DALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2365 posts, RR: 15 Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 4951 times:
In ATL it is all about traffic flow. Takeoff from the inner rwys and landings on the outers. This way the conga line of aircraft waiting to takeoff don't have to cross an active. The inbounds are held at crossing points until there is an opening. Sometimes multiple aircraft can cross the takeoff runway at once using different cross taxi ways.
The new runway is used for both takeoffs and landings.
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 19687 posts, RR: 56 Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4917 times:
Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 3): In my 5+ years of working here at JFK, I can't remember seeing departures off of 4R/22L...only landings.
A couple of years back when the TK 340 slid off of 31L after landing in a snowstorm, 4R was the only available runway for a while until they could get 31R plowed, so it saw both arrivals and departures.
At AMS, 18R is used for landings only, and 36L is used for departures only.
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IAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4717 posts, RR: 26 Reply 13, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4853 times:
IAH has quite a few runways that are used mainly for landing or departure. As example, Runway 27 is almost exclusively used for landings with a rare departure and Runways 15L/R for departures, wind/weather allowing. Runway 8L is primarily a landing runway, very very rarely used for departures.
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DocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 16807 posts, RR: 57 Reply 15, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4663 times:
1/19 at SFO is very rarely used for landings. Only in freak wind conditions. Otherwise, all landings occur on 28.
Quoting Moose135 (Reply 12):
They don't do it much, but it does happen - the first was shot in 2006, the second in 2008, and I've been out spotting at least one other time when they used 22 departures:
Lrockeagle From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 82 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4362 times:
KJAN was set up for short taxi, staggered layout for the runways. I only have a .pdf from Airnav.com. Land 16L, pull off at the terminal, take off 16R, right next to the terminal. Same for the 34s. It's nice flying in there, never too busy and it's very easy taxiing! I always get Charlie to Bravo to Alpha, bye bye!
Jetstar From United States of America, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 1523 posts, RR: 10 Reply 22, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 4230 times:
Quoting Moose135 (Reply 12): They don't do it much, but it does happen - the first was shot in 2006, the second in 2008, and I've been out spotting at least one other time when they used 22 departures:
At LGA, There are a lot of houses about 2000 feet past the end of Runway 22, on the other side of the Grand Central Parkway so I can imagine the noise in these homes would be almost intolerable with the airplanes passing overhead using take off power. I have read that the noise is bad in these homes when they are landing on Runway 4.
I couldn’t see LGA using 22 for departures unless 13/31 was temporally out of commission for some reason and they had no other choice.