February 15, 2010
I'm busily gathering information for my NRP post, but, for now, I couldn't help but wonder what the NY/NJ Port Authority would be willing to pay to have a 152 arrival rate like Denver has in their Land North/South configuration, show above. They land on 35R/35L/16R/16L and depart 25/08. They make it look effortless because none of the traffic flows cross on the ground or in the air. Granted, the arrival flows are in opposite directions....Visual only.
Currently, LGA is sporting a 44 arrival rate, EWR a 38 rate, and JFK a 42 rate (the three total 124). In a few hours, NYC will be IFR with some snow, bringing the rates down considerably. In similar conditions, Denver would have to drop to a 96....Gasp!
Till next time...