Great images of early taxiway bridges and runway tunnels
SubmittedAircraft overpasses are commonplace nowadays but in the mid-20th century there were only a handful of them. This blogpost provides a nice overview of the first ones built (www.airporthistory.org) More...
Airport for the supersonic age
SubmittedIn the late 1960s, the expectation was that, by the late 20th century, the majority of long-haul passengers would fly in supersonic aircraft. Read here how major airports were preparing for that reality. Full of great images! (www.airporthistory.org) More...
The history of the world's greatest airport planning blunder - Part 1
SubmittedMontréal-Mirabel International Airport was once planned to be one of the largest airports in the world. Envisaged as a major hub connecting Europe with North America, it would have featured six runways and six passenger terminals in its final layout. However, for a variety of reasons, this grand vision never materialized. The airport never handled more than 3 million passengers annually, and in 2004, it was closed for passenger traffic. Mirabel became known as the biggest airport planning… (www.airporthistory.org) More...
The most (in)famous airport planning experiment of the 20th century
SubmittedAn article on the genesis of JFK Airport's "Terminal City", whereby each major airline could design its own terminal. (www.airporthistory.org) More...
The world's 10 busiest airports at the dawn of the Jet Age
SubmittedMost people here know the busiest airports in the world today: Atlanta, Beijing, Dubai, Heathrow, etc. But can you guess which were the world's busiest airports at the dawn of the Jet Age? I wrote a little article about it. Did you find any surprises? (www.airporthistory.org) More...
Ultra-rare images of Memphis Airport in the early 1960s
SubmittedA set of very rare color images of Memphis Airport in 1963, the year the new Jet-Age terminal opened. (www.airporthistory.org) More...
The story of what would have been one of Europe's largest airports
SubmittedWith 4 parallel runways and up to 8 passenger terminals, #Hamburg #Kaltenkirchen Airport would have been one of the largest airports in Europe and in the world.Learn all about this never-built mega airport, whose terminals bore more than a passing resemblance to those at Dallas/Fort Worth. (www.airporthistory.org) More...
The Master Plan of Lincoln International Airport
SubmittedFans of the classic disaster movie "Airport" (1970) know that the movie was shot at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. But did you know the Master Plan for the expansion of "Lincoln International Airport", a fictional Chicago airport, was based on that of Houston Intercontinental Airport? Here's a fun little article about it with plenty of images! (www.airporthistory.org) More...
Singapore Changi Airport opened 40 years ago: images and video
SubmittedImages and video from Changi's design and early years of operation. (www.airporthistory.org) More...
When Frankfurt Airport wanted to copy the Atlanta layout
SubmittedFrankfurt Airport's preferred expansion scenario would have seen a layout very similar to Atlanta. Read all about it - and see RARE images from the plans! (www.airporthistory.org) More...
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