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.
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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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
KEWR (Newark Liberty International “The Airport in that landfill city”)
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
Terminal Procedures, Approach, and Departure Charts
More Informtaion Can Be Found Below
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.
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
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.
Runways 31L, 31R (sometimes for cargo airlines and on rare passenger jet occasions) 22L, 13R, 04R.
Runways 13L, 22L, 22R, 04L, 31L, 31R
Royal Air Maroc
Delta (domestic except for flights to KLAX, KSFO, or KSEA)
Delta (flights to KLAX, KSFO, KSEA, and INTERNATIONAL)
JetBlue ARRIVALS from 2230-500 local time
Miami Air Charter
JetBlue (ALL departures; Arrivals from 500-2230 EST)
ANA (All Nippon)
Qatar (also departs from Terminal 8)
Qatar (also departs from Terminal 7)
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.
06L/24R ARRIVALS 06R/24L DEPARTURES
07L/25R DEPARTURES 07R/25L ARRIVALS
LGAV (Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International)
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.
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.
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
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