February 15, 2010

Jealous?


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...

DM

4 comments:

Matt E said...

Yes, but in order to get that, you have to build a shiny new international airport, in Kansas...

deltamike172 said...

I always thought a nice Japanese style island airport in the Long island sound would be appropriate...

No one else seems to agree with me though.

Senior Captain said...

Interesting flow indeed. I'm sure pucker factor is pretty high the first time. I wonder if other fields like Atlanta ever do the same thing?

Roger D. Parish said...

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver_International_Airport#History

The airfield is arranged in a pinwheel formation around the midfield terminal and concourses. This layout allows independent flow of aircraft to and from each runway without any queuing or overlap with other runways. Additional runways can be added as needed, up to a maximum of 12 runways. Denver currently has four north/south runways (35/17 Left and Right; 34/16 Left and Right) and two east/west runways (7/25 and 8/26).