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World's largest passenger aircraft lands at new Islamabad airport

Discussion in 'Infrastructure & Development' started by ghazi52, Jul 8, 2018.

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    I will be landing next year in April InshAllah. It will be some sight.
     
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    The PK government runs an open skies policy and hence private and other airlines have certain open access and in return this improves service and reduces costs for the traveller. Pak airlines are free to improve service and reduce costs, not doing so will mean a slow but sure death. PIA needs to stop being a political football and become an airline. Needs investment in aircraft, infrastructure and people.
     
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    Not sad at all. In fact a welcome kick up the backside. If Pakistanis want their airline services to prosper then they need to stop being corrupt and just concentrate on providing world class airline services. Simple as.
     
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    South Asian 3rd worlders. Still lost in worlds largest to longest measurement issues.
    What use is landing a A380 at Islamabad where the average passenger throughput capacity is incapable of doing more than 100 an hour?
    How do you fill a A380 to Islamabad? It isnt Hajj season.. nor are the seats any cheaper for these flights.
    Just because you can doesn't mean you need to, but cannot explain that to 3rd worlder desis.
     
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    Even if they could fill every single flight to the brim it would still be a very infeasible venture to use an A380 on a route as short as DBX-ISB. It makes no economic sense for any airline to do this and I doubt Emirates will have a regular A380 flight to Pakistan. This is probably just a gimmicky one time thing.

    The boarding bridges have been there at these airports since I was little, apparently not of the right size according to some posters here.

    Doubt we need reinforced concrete and stronger tugs since the An-225 (heavier and larger than the A380. In fact the largest in the world) was handled fine at the airport.

    To be fair, its Emirates who would have to fill these aircraft, if they do decide to actually fly an A380 on this route.

    Pretty sure it's not about the infrastructure of the airport. large aircraft require high volume long range routes for them to make economical sense. Pakistan just doesn't have any such routes. Airlines use their long range airliners on short routes only when a smaller option is not available, the way PIA had its B-777s running from Lahore to Karachi until they received the A-320s.
     
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    The cargo terminal is where the old Lahore airport building used to be, I think that part was resurfaced with reinforced concrete (not completely sure though). You’re probably right about the tug. Another thing to consider is if the taxi ways are wide enough.
     
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    Not ideal for Pakistan's short routes , after elections all none Pakistani Carriers will be given or should be given notice to limit their flight to serve smaller cities in Pakistan
     
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    Sir its more to do with airport requirement for passenger Plane then Just plane Size(Runway).
    Some Aviation guy can explain better.
     
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    the cold war is over for using the world term

    hmm wonder how many will actually take that flight
     
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    No clue.

    The taxi ways on the passenger terminal side seem of the same width, if not wider, as on the cargo terminal side.

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