Airport Operations (Wiki)

This thread is to inform you on different airport operations. Like which runways are not used for departure, how to properly depart an airport. If you have something to add to the list, comment below and a regular will add it in.

To keep this tidy, please use the ‘hide details’ for each airport. Don’t forget to give credit!
Always follow ATC instructions. Do not takeoff from any runway if you were not told to
ICAO in Alphabetical order and organised to its starting ICAO letter

CYVR (Vancouver Int’l)

Runway 08L/26R for arrivals, runway 08R/26L for departures and cargo or westjet, Pacific coastal and Air Canada Q400’s landing. Runway 12 only used for extreme crosswinds(15 knots plus). Runway 30 never used.
Terminal A: Westjet
Terminal B: Air Canada And Westjet(Props)
Terminal C: Air Canada
Terminal D: International departures: D51 and 52 is for Air Canada 77W’s exclusively. D73 and 75 are flex gates, arrivals internationally and departures to the US(CX888/PR to New york)
Terminal E: US departures
By @Matthew_Chan

CYYT (St. John’s Int’l)

Runway 02 and 20 is used for taxiing to Runway 29. The rest of the runways are used for departure or arrivals. By @HockeyMan06

CYQR (Regina Airport)

Runways 13-31 Is the runway mainly in use for departures/arrivals. By @Lucas_Piedra


EGCC (Manchester International )

Runway 05R for Departure only unless extreme circumstances (05L/23R closed) This is due to it being a backtrack runway and on the less busy side of the airfield By @Josh_Mcmunn

EGKK (London Gatwick)

8L-26R not in use, used as a taxiway.
By @Kyle.Plane

ESSA (Stockholm-Arlanda)

Large Aircraft Operating Restrictions

RWYS 01L/19R is to be used for take-off and landing
RWY 26 is to be used for take-off
Taxiing

Aircraft should not turn off runways with turns exceeding 90 degrees
Taxiways are operated in a clockwise fashion when parallel
High-intensity (high-speed) operations in use
Noise Abatement (Realism, to the next level)

RWY 01R not to be used for landing at nighttime
RWY 08 not to be used for landing except when required for wind conditions
RWY 19R not to be used for take-off at nighttime
RWY 26 not to be used for take-off except when required for wind conditions
Climb

Maintain 190 knots or greater 2NM out. By @Arby36


KASE (Aspen Pitkin County Airport)

Only 15 is used for arrivals, 33 for departures. NO EXCEPTIONS. By @Reedgreat

KCLE (Cleveland Hopkins International)

•Runway 24R/6L is typically used for takeoffs.

•Runway 24L/6R is typically used for landings.

•Runway 28/10 is for GA, but is rarely used. It is not to be used when the other runways are active.

By @PeterCLE
Edited By: @Matt737

KCVG (Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International)

Aircraft land and takeoff from RWYs 18L/36R, 18C/36C, 18R/36L. Aircraft takeoff from RWY 27. NO LANDINGS ON RWY 27.
By @Cbro4

KEWR (Newark Liberty International “The Airport in that landfill city”)

RUNWAY USE

Runway 4L/22R used for departures
Runway 4R/22L used for arrivals or pattern work
Runway 11/29 used for GA and Props

Runway 11/29 is NOT to be used when 4R/22L is active

TERMINALS

Terminal A
Air Canada
Alaska Airlines
American
JetBlue
Southwest
United Express
Virgin America

Terminal B
Aer Lingus
Air China
Air India
Allegiant
Austrian Airlines
British Airways
Cathay Pacific
Delta
El Al
Elite Airways
Ethiopian Airlines
Icelandair
Jet Airways
LaCompagnie
Lot Polish
Lufthansa
OpenSkies
Porter
SAS
Spirit
Swiss
TAP Portugal
United
Virgin Atlantic
Wow Air

Terminal C
United

Airport Diagram

https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/digital_products/dtpp/search/results/

Terminal Procedures, Approach, and Departure Charts

https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/digital_products/dtpp/search/results/?cycle=1802&ident=KEWR

More Informtaion Can Be Found Below

http://www.panynj.gov/airports/newark-liberty.html

By @jakevaz423

KIAH (George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Takeoffs: 15L/15R, 33R/33L, 9
Departure Procedures: Upon takeoff from 15L, make a left turn to heading 040 or a right turn to 220. Upon takeoff from 15R, make a right turn to heading 220 or 040.
Arrivals: 9/27, 8R/26L, 8L/26R
Other: European heavies will sometimes use RWY9 for departure due to the shorter taxi. Cargo heavies (B748, MD11, 777F) will use RWY26 on occasion. Light craft and corporate jets will on occasion optimize the ILS RWY8R, then make a turn while on short final to align with RWY15R. Most takeoffs are on 15L and 15R. When the wind from the north exceeds 7KTS, 33L and 33R become the active runways for takeoffs. FedEx cargo aircraft utilize Central Cargo, whereas all other cargo airlines use CargoCenter, or East Cargo.

Charts
APD - https://flightaware.com/resources/airport/IAH/APD/AIRPORT+DIAGRAM/pdf
IFR Plates - https://flightaware.com/resources/airport/KIAH/procedures
Live Weather - https://www.windy.com/KIAH?29.983,-95.342,8

By @Matt737

KJFK (John F. Kennedy Intl.)

Runway 13L and R use the Canarsie Approach or the VOR approach (depending on the weather)…its a special approach…refer to diagrams. By @Transport_Hub. Modified by @Reedgreat
During low visibility landings that require these runways, aircraft line up with the localizer instead. Runway 13L is never used for takeoff as well as 04R.
Departure runways:
Runways 31L, 31R (sometimes for cargo airlines and on rare passenger jet occasions) 22L, 13R, 04R.
Arrival Runways:
Runways 13L, 22L, 22R, 04L, 31L, 31R
By @Lucas_Piedra

TERMINAL 1

Airlines

Aeroflot
Air China
Air France
Alitalia
Austrian
Azerbaijan
Brussels
Cayman
China Eastern
EVA
Fly Jamaica
JAL
Korean
Lufthansa
Meridiana
Norwegian
Philippine
Royal Air Maroc
Saudi Arabian
TAME
Turkish

TERMINAL 2

Airlines

Delta (domestic except for flights to KLAX, KSFO, or KSEA)

TERMINAL 4

Airlines

Aero Mexico
Air Europa
Air India
Air Jamaica
Air Serbia
Arik Air
Asiana
Avianca
Avianca Brazil
Caribbean
China Airlines
China Southern
Copa
Delta (flights to KLAX, KSFO, KSEA, and INTERNATIONAL)
Egyptair
El Al
Emirates
Etihad
JetBlue ARRIVALS from 2230-500 local time
KLM
Kuwait
Miami Air Charter
Pakistan Intl
Singapore
South African
Sun Country
SWISS
Thomas Cook
Uzbekistan
Virgin Atlantic
Volaris
WestJet
Xiamen
XL

TERMINAL 5

Airlines

Aer Lingus
Hawaiian
JetBlue (ALL departures; Arrivals from 500-2230 EST)
TAP Portugal

TERMINAL 7

Airlines

Aerolinas Argentinas
Alaska
ANA (All Nippon)
British
Iberia
Icelandic Air
Interjet
LOT
Open Skies
Qantas
Qatar (also departs from Terminal 8)
Ukraine International
Virgin America

TERMINAL 8

Ailrines

American
American Eagle
Cathay Pacific
Finnair
LATAM
Qatar (also departs from Terminal 7)
Royal Jordanian

By @C_Baccari

KLGA (La Guardia Airport, aka “La Garbage”)

Avoid using 04 for departures / 22 for arrivals due to a mountain like terrain glitch. By @Reedgreat

KSFO (San Francisco Int’l

Normal Day Procedures;
Runways 1L & 1R used for departures, R 28L & 28R used for inbounds.

Rainy Day Procedures;
Runways 28L & 28R used for departures. R 19L & 19R used for inbounds. By @Clouds

KLAX (Los Angeles Intl)

KLAX (Los Angeles International Airport) - no matter the wind direction, outboard runways are used for landing and inboard runways are used for departure.

Simple Diagram:

06L/24R ARRIVALS
06R/24L DEPARTURES

Terminals

07L/25R DEPARTURES
07R/25L ARRIVALS

By @Nichalas_Petranek


LGAV (Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International)

Normally: Arrivals 03L/21R, Departures 03R/21L
Night time procedures: 03R cannot be used for take-off, 21L cannot be used for landing.
By @Moonlit.
Edited by @Lucas_Piedra


MBPV (Providenciales Intl)

Runway 10 is the most used runway. In fact, 28 is rarely used unless absolutely needed.

When approaching runway 10, come in about 50-100 ft higher as there is a huge sand mound in front of the runway. It can mess up a landing by making you have to climb a little bit and be then go back down for landing.

Done by: @Chris_Hoover


NZAA (Auckland Int’l)

Runway 05L/23R is not used. By @Matthew_Chan


OBBI (Bahrain International)

Runway 12R/30L is used mainly as a taxiway. All aircraft should utilize runways 12L/30R instead.
By @Lucas_Piedra

OMDB (Dubai International)

Because only one runway can be in use for arrivals and one for departures, it is strongly suggested to use Runway 30L for arrivals and Runway 30R for departures. If wind blows from the opposite direction of these two runways (tailwinds) Runway 12L is in use for arrivals while 12R is in use for departures.
By @Lucas_Piedra


PHNL (Daniel K Inouye (Honolulu))

Runway 8R is used for departures only (when 8s are active). After take off, bank right to avoid mountains. By @panther


SEGU (Jose Joaquin de Olmedo Intl)

Only runway 21 is in use for both arrivals and departures. Runway 03 is always marked as a red runway whilst 21 is green or orange. Provided by @Lucas_Piedra


TNCM (Princess Juliana airport)

Right after takeoff from Runway 10, bank right to avoid the mountains. By @panther


VHHH (Hong Kong International/Chep Lap Kok)

25R and 7L always used for arrivals.
25L and 7R always used for departures and cargo arrivals
By @Kyle.Plane


YBBN (Brisbane Int'l)

Domestic terminal is located at the Runway 19 side
International terminal is located at the Runway 01 side
Runway 14 is used when airport is busy. Dash-8s and smaller only! No jets. By @panther

YSSY (Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport)

The international terminal is located between Runway 07 and 16R
The domestic terminal is located between 16R and Runway 25. By @panther

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I plugged in la Guardia and Aspen. First two that come to mind for me.

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I remember one runway in NZAA doesn’t exist. Not sure which one it is…

CYVR’s 12 is only used for crosswind operations.

VHHH’s 25R is never used for takeoff’s

All I can recall

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The inner one whatever the number is

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SFO (San Francisco International Airport

Normal Day Procedures;
Runways 1L & 1R used for departures, R 28L & 28R used for inbounds.

Rainy Day Procedures;
Runways 28L & 28R used for departures. R 19L & 19R used for inbounds.

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NZAA (Auckland international airport)

Only use runway 5R or 23L other runway is taxiway (only when no atc)

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I fixed it. I think me and someone else were editing at the same time.

I added SEGU which is in South America. This airport has only one runway but only uses one side of it.

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Heavies can’t use 01 for departures because the runway is too small. Just a minor detail that should always apply.

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KJFK - Runway 13L and R use the Canarsie Approach…its a special approach…refer to diagrams

Cargo arrivals are sometimes on 25L can someone edit this part? Thanks

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Just finished KIAH. If anyone has any questions on the procedures please ask!

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Great job @Panther on out that together. A good aid memory that should be used by all pilots and ATC members.

Also as a reminder to all people @AlanWeit and others. If you want to discuss which category a thread should belong please do so by PM rather on the thread as it clutters it up and adds no benefit to others.

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I just finished KEWR… tell me what you think! :)

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No words. You’ve over done it😂. Wow!

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I added KJFK to the list and it disappeared…

Looks very professional if you ask me:)

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What? Really? Hmm… weird.

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Thanks! I tried my best. ;)

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Fixed it for ya @Lucas_Piedra :)

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