Community Choice #FNF - Holiday Edition!

European Alps Flyout

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Why The Alps?

As one of the most beautiful places in the earth, the Alps definitely gives a beautiful view for every pilots who are flying through it. Not to mention that Alps snowy mountains fit perfectly with having Christmas and New Year season theme. With spectacular views and big cities located around the Alps, definitely Alps-themed FNF should be featured as the last FNF in 2019

Planned Airports

This flyout will involve several big airports around the region, which are…

Main Hubs Secondary Hubs
LSZH (Zurich) LFMN (Nice)
LSGG (Geneva) LSZB (Bern)
LOWW (Vienna) LSGS (Sion)
LIMC (Milan Malpensa) LIMF (Turin)
LOWI (Innsbruck)
LFSB (Basel)
LFLB (Chambery)

More reasons to add why?

  • The main airports provided above are big airports, therefore providing many choices for people to fly from 5 different continents. Which are suitable for either long flights, medium flights or even short haul flights
  • Smaller airports in the secondary airports would offer great view for short to medium haul flights around European region. With amazing and spectacular views around these airports, there are literally no reason why you don’t want to visit these airports!
  • Many of Infinite Flight pilots live within European continent. So you can definitely ensure high attendance on this FNF
  • The choices above consist of mixture of Class Bravo and Charlie airports. So all IFATCs will have a chance to control on this FNF
  • Some of the airports offer great and stunning views, yet rarely staffed or featured in ATC Schedules, so this may be a good chance for people to try different airports around the region
  • Some of these airports also serve General Aviation planes, so those using C172s don’t need to be upset because the options are airliner-dominated airports
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KDFW- Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

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*Why*

I rarely see anyone flying out of this airport and it’s hundreds of routes. We really don’t show a lot of love to Texas and (since Austin isn’t big enough) I believe it’s my duty to suggest it.

This Airport serves all 6 inhabited continents and many countries. You can fly a 10 hour from London, A 16 hour from Sydney, or even a 30 minute from Austin realistically.

*Runway Information*

The airport has 7 runways, the 18-36’s are for international and UPS/ Other cargo

The 17’s are used for domestic and sometimes internationals along with FedEx Cargo

The Crosswinds are used on Crosswind conditions and when the airport gets busy for domestics

Show this huge and amazing airport sone love with a flight for everyone

Wikipedia article with all routes here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas/Fort_Worth_International_Airport

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Wow this has brought amazing attention! Now I’m being completely long-biased here. Just scrolling across the earth to find some airports, but not much detail, more just random ideas:


EBBR Brussels: Offers many long hauls, and short hauls. Has a terminal system with taxiway similar to KDEN, and enough txiways to support large quantities of traffic. Must he aware that there is no exit taxiway at the end of 07R.


LEBL Barcelona: An airport that is very underrated, yet manages to keep itself in the charts. although LEBL was featured yesterday (I forgot 🤦‍♂️), and was mainly for arriving aircraft, it would be great to see multiple Transatlantic flights from across Ameriva come to this 2 Terminal Airport.


LIRF Rome: Rome Leonardo Da Vinci Fiumincino airport is a massive airport with much more traffic than first thought. With 74 countries served, and 2541 departures recorded each week, this airport serves many European airlines and destinations.


LOWW Vienna: Vienna is one massive airport, seen as a featured airport before in the ATC Schedule, we’ve missed out on this for a long time.


LTFM Istanbul: With the addition of the new A350, this new airport is a must be for a FNF, with massive airport supports many approach patterns, and heavy arriving and departing aircraft, with an easy transition from gates to runways.


LLBG Tel Aviv: The smallest of airports so far, with not too many exits from he runways, this airport would he fun to control, as well as this being an unseen airport for a very long time. This airport serves flights all across Europe with many airlines from El Al to British Airways to Easyjet ro Transavia, to many others. Tel Aviv has a large portion of the airport dedicated to Cargo and Geberal Aviation, providing many options to a wide variety of pilots.


OOMS Muscat: Home to Oman Air, this large airport serves many routes to the Middle East, such as Doha, Dubai, Bahrain, Ridyah, and Abu Dhabi. This airport operates the Emirates A380 and the Flydubai 737-800 on a 40 minute flight to Dubai, providing many short flights with a variety of aircraft.


VRMM Male: This Maldivian airport hosts many flights across the globe, such as Dubai, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Istanbul, Rome, London, and many more… This airport during peak time serves about 2 departures every 10-15 minutes, which for the size of this airport is full. This definitely wouldn’t support an FNF, but could be added in as a featured airport in the schedule.


VHXX Kai Tak: Probably the best and worst airport in this list. Kai Tak is Hong Kong’s previous International Airport, now being turned into apartments, docks, and parks, served many flights with the old 747’s. Kai Tak’s most famous feature is it’s approach. The approach consists of a East final across the Hong Kong bay, before a sharp right turn onto final around a mile away from landing. This depends on the approach path. I imagine many inbound will crash, so a TFR must be put in place, as well as an approach controller as active as they possible can be, and aircraft departing/arriving must be given a ‘left traffic’ or a ‘enter right base’ to the ruwnay facing the City.


ZGGG Guangzhou: This massive underatted airport in China, just North of Hong Kong, is an undeveloped airport in IF (missing a whole terminal) that serves 194 airports in 43 countries, with 4,927 weekly scheduled flights. This airport also has a massive Cargo area.


ZUCK Chonqing: This Chinese airport is once again, a massive international airport with 2 completely separate terminals. They serve 158 airports in 27 countries, with 3,297 weekly scheduled flights.


ZSNJ Nanjing: Another large Chinese airport lol. We are missing out on China ☹.


ZSAM Xiamen: Home to Xiamen Air, a rarely used aircraft in the game 😪.


America I’ll leave lol my fingers ache. I’ll ad photos later.

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Dublin Airport EIDW

Information about EIDW

Dublin Airport (Irish: Aerfort Bhaile Átha Cliath ) (IATA: DUB , ICAO: EIDW ) is an international airport serving Dublin, the capital city of Ireland. It is operated by DAA (formerly Dublin Airport Authority).[5] The airport is located 7 km (4.3 mi) north[2] of Dublin, in Collinstown, near Swords, Dublin. In 2018, over 31.5 million passengers passed through the airport, making it the airport’s busiest year on record.[6] It is the 13th busiest airport in Europe, and is by far the busiest of Ireland’s airports by total passenger traffic; it also has the greatest traffic levels on the island of Ireland, followed by Belfast International Airport.

More general info

Dublin has two runways with the main one used being 28/10 and 16/34 being used in crosswind situations or if runway works are being carried out on the other runway. There is plenty of Gates to fit GA, Commercial and Cargo aircraft. The two main operators that operate out of Dublin are Ryanair and Aer lingus with many routes to chose from across their route networks.

Routes operated out of Dublin

The airport has an extensive short and medium haul network, served by an array of carriers, as well as a significant long-haul network focused on North America, the Middle East and East Asia. It serves as the headquarters of Ireland’s flag carrierAer Lingus, regional airline Stobart Air, Europe’s largest low-cost carrierRyanair, and ASL Airlines Ireland, together with another two airlines, CityJet and Norwegian Air International.[7]

Reasons why I want Dublin to be featured

  • First of all Dublin has never been featured in any FNF and I do think this airport is underrated a lot.

  • There are plenty of routes to choose from varying from Short , Regional to Long haul routes

  • This would be a big boost for EIVA to get its name out there and attract new pilots

Happy Voting :) ✈️☘️

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What about if we all chose our airport like we did for thanks giving?

The Kyushu Area

The Southern tip of Japan, the area has many unique geologically and with the types of airports. I’ll go through a few notable airports briefly.
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Fukuoka - The financial hub for Kyushu. It may not be in its glory anymore, but back in the day they flew to destinations like Amsterdam, London, and Portland, and many more (Unfortunately, most of the information is in Japanese, so you might need me for this research). But now, there is one seasonal flight to Helsinki. Even then, this airport is great to fly to islands like Tsushima and Goto.. It also has flights to most East Asian countries. Additionally, the airport is served by the JAL A350 so that would also be great.


Nagasaki - This Airport is not well known, but it is the world’s first fully-functional artificial island airport. It’s unique, and the airport is surrounded by a bay so you could look at a glorious scenery from every direction. It is also good for island hopping.
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Kitakyushu - Short note for also being built on artificial island. Hub for StarFlyer (Not un game) but has JAL flights to Tokyo.


Kagoshima - It has wonderful scenery of Sakura Jima if you travel south.

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport [ICAO: VTBS / IATA: BKK]

Welcome to Bangkok, Thailand – A Hub For Business and Tourism, A Excellent Vacation Paradise for the Holiday Season. A Place, Full of Beauty and Wonders, Somewhere to Celebrate Christmas or New Years, as December comes to an End!


สวัสดี / Hello / Bonjour / Hola! / Ciao! / Hallo / नमस्ते! / こんにちは / 你好 – May I Introduce to You…

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, Your Gateway to Thailand, Welcome!


~You, May Wonder... What's So Great About VTBS/BKK Anyways? What's So Special About This Airport?~

Why Bangkok Suvarnabhumi?


Bangkok Suvarnabhumi is the Largest Airport in Thailand. It serves as the Main Entry-Point for the vast majority of all Commercial Air-Traffic in Thailand. The Airport is equipped with a dual-runway set-up to accommodate both Takeoffs and Landings simultaneously, for continuous, flawless operation all day and all night round.

The Airport accommodates flights from 4 out of 7, World Continents, by the likes of Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa, by Airlines, such as; British Airways, Kenya Airways, Qantas, Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Air India, Aeroflot, Air France, Korean Air and many more, while also serving as the Main Hub for the National Carrier of Thailand, Thai Airways. While Traffic Density may be a highlight of the Airport’s Business, the country itself Thailand, hosts for a Great European Vacation spot. With Winter Days, the climate turns cold and dark, may Europeans seek for Asian hotspot, vacation locations, where Bangkok, is the Number #1 Tourist Destination.


Bangkok Suvarnabhumi is your gateway to Thailand. ATC has multiple choices of how to configure their runway usage, and with a Beautiful View over the Gulf of Thailand, it's an Airport, worth visiting. Whether you're taking off from 19R/19L heading south over the Gulf of Thailand, flying north, towards the Himalayas or China, or westbound to flourishing India, the scenery around Bangkok is a sight to behold.

Featured Airports

Main Hubs Secondary Hubs
VTBS (Bangkok Suvarnabhumi) VTSP (Phuket)
VVTS (Ho Chi Minh City) VYYY (Yangon)
VDPP (Phnom Penh) VTSM (Koh Samui)
VTCT (Chiang Rai)
VTCC (Chiang Mai)
ZPPP (Kunming)
So, What Are You Waiting for? Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, it's where light from Friday Night Flight Arrivals will dazzle above the *"The Land of Gold"!* 🌟
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Not everyone has a Cold Winter and Chilly Christmas and Holidays. Some people go away, a lot of people want to be warm. So I propose:

Punta Cana International Airport

Punta Cana is the biggest airport in the Dominican Republic with so many international and Domestic flights you had no idea existed! And I got to say wow! This airports scenery is on point! The airport is not the capital of the Dominican Republic but it is the largest in the DR.

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Routes:

Airlines Destinations
Aerolíneas Argentinas Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Córdoba
Air Antilles Seasonal: Pointe-à-Pitre
Air Canada Seasonal: Halifax
Air Canada Rouge Montreal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
Seasonal: Ottawa, Québec City (begins December 22, 2019)
Air Caraibes Paris–Orly
Seasonal: San Salvador
Air Europa Madrid
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Transat Montréal–Trudeau, Québec City, Toronto–Pearson
Seasonal: Halifax, Hamilton (ON), London (ON), Moncton, Ottawa, Vancouver, Winnipeg
American Airlines Charlotte, Miami, Philadelphia
Seasonal: Boston, Chicago–O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, New York–JFK
Avianca Bogotá
Avianca Ecuador Charter: Quito
Avianca Peru Lima
Avior Airlines Caracas, Barcelona (VE)
Azores Airlines Seasonal charter: Lisbon[9]
British Airways London–Gatwick
Condor Frankfurt
Seasonal: Munich (begins 6 May 2020)[10]
Copa Airlines Panama City–Tocumen
Copa Airlines Colombia Panama City–Tocumen
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, New York–JFK
Seasonal: Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Eastern Airlines Seasonal: Montreal–Trudeau, Miami
Edelweiss Air Zürich
Eurowings Düsseldorf, Munich
Evelop Airlines Madrid
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki
Frontier Airlines Chicago–O’Hare, Cleveland, Orlando, Philadelphia
Seasonal: St. Louis
Gol Transportes Aéreos São Paulo–Guarulhos
I-Fly Seasonal charter: Moscow–Vnukovo
IrAero Seasonal charter: Moscow–Domodedovo
JetBlue Boston, Fort Lauderdale, New York–JFK, San Juan
LATAM Chile Miami, Santiago de Chile
LATAM Perú Lima
LOT Polish Airlines Charter: Warsaw–Chopin
Magni Seasonal charter: Monterrey
Miami Air Seasonal Charter: San Juan
Nordwind Airlines Seasonal: Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Orbest Seasonal: Lisbon
Prinair Charter: Aguadilla
Rossiya Airlines Seasonal Charter: Moscow–Vnukovo
Royal Flight Seasonal charter: Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Rutaca Airlines Caracas
Servicios Aéreos Profesionales Charter: Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Curaçao, Holguin, Pointe-à-Pitre, Port of Spain, St. Maarten, Santo Domingo–Las Américas, Varadero
Southwest Airlines Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago–Midway, Fort Lauderdale, St Louis
Seasonal: Houston–Hobby
Spirit Airlines Fort Lauderdale
Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Sunclass Airlines Seasonal charter: Copenhagen,[11] Stockholm–Arlanda[12]
Sunwing Airlines Montreal–Trudeau, Québec City, Toronto–Pearson
Seasonal: Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Hamilton (ON), Moncton(resumes February 8, 2020),[13] Kitchener/Waterloo, London (ON), Mont-Joli, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Vancouver, Winnipeg
Swift Air Seasonal Charter: San Juan
TAME Charter: Quito
Travel Service Polska Seasonal charter: Warsaw–Chopin
TUI Airways London–Gatwick, Manchester

Seasonal: Birmingham
Seasonal charter: Copenhagen, Stockholm–Arlanda|
|TUI fly Belgium|Brussels|
|TUI fly Netherlands|Amsterdam
Seasonal charter: Katowice, Poznań, Warsaw–Chopin|
|Turpial Airlines|Valencia (VE)|
|United Airlines|Houston–Intercontinental, Newark
Seasonal: Chicago–O’Hare, Washington–Dulles|
|Wamos Air|Madrid|
|WestJet|Toronto–Pearson
Seasonal: Calgary|
|Wingo|Bogota|
|World Atlantic Airlines|Seasonal Charter: San Juan|
|Xtra Airways|Seasonal Charter: San Juan|

I hope this airport gets picked because it has some real potential!

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ZBAD - Beijing Daxing International Airport (Starfish)

The brand new airport is perfect for a holiday FNF. It is the second international airport of the chinese capital, Beijing.

What a better way to get to know China than while on vacation! For this, this country rich in cultural diversity opens its doors wide with a gigantic, ZBAD - Beijing Daxing International Airport with huge runways and large capacity for cargo and passenger aircrafts. If runways are used with south-to-north flow you will have the maximum efficiency of operations at this airport with 4 runways being used for simultaneous arrivals if heavy traffic requires it. The editors did a great job at this airport getting it ready in Infinite Flight (including with all of their available frequencies).

Whether on an ultra-long haul flight from the Western or short haul connecting the rest of China it will be a fun Friday as the location of ZBAD airport guarantees connections to secondary HUBs such as Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei and others.

Looking forward to making the most of this great airport that has not yet been given his attention by the community. So come on! Starfish time has come. Vote for it!

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I present to you…

ISTANBUL! A beautiful trio of the three big boys.

Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. Its Old City reflects cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here. The reason it is so interesting is its geography. It’s so unique and surprising that no one has thought of adding it! First off, the whole city is in two continents! Now that’s a cool city!


Why Istanbul area?

First of all, read above. Second of all, it is home to 3 massive airports with some sort of significance. Let’s go over them


Istanbul (Main) Airport - LTFM

This airport has been opened fairly recently but there was no celebratory event within IF sadly. Good fix! Make an overdue FNF! The airport has 1 HUGE terminal building and 4 MASSIVE parallel runways , absolutely great for photos! It is now the main hub for the big guy with most countries that they fly to: TURKISH AIRLINES! Now that gives an opportunity for flying to big destinations all over the world that are virtually undiscovered!



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Sabiha Gökçen International Airport - LTFJ

Here’s big boy no. 2! Skip the Bosphorous strait to the Asian side of Istanbul, you find yourself in Sabiha Gökçen Airport. It’s Pegasus Airlines’ Home base and holds a few airlines to fly from it! Turkish Airlines of course, Emirates, Flydubai, some budget airlines, all that shebang!

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Look who’s here for cargo ops! It’s
Istanbul Ataturk International Airport! - LTBA

This is maybe closed to the public, but it holds the backbone of Istanbul’s cargo. Back on the European side, it was the home of this legendary Turkish Airlines I told you about and had beautiful spotting views as you probably would have seen on some spotting videos. The airport has closed earlier this year in favour of the massive now main airport. Now it’s just the main base for Turkish Airlines Cargo, MNG Airlines. It has many destinations with Lufthansa Cargo, UPS, Ethiopian Cargo, and DHL! Still nice to include it knowing that the main airport has not seen a cargo flight yet, according to Wikipedia.

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Now, Christmas may not be big in Turkey, but, still small, some Turks celebrate the new year! Perfect for this time of year!

Mutlu yıllar!

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You missed out the pun on Daxing through the snow…

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Here’s why you guys should make LEPA (Palma de Mallorca) the FNF destination:
It is a popular European destination during all times of the year, including the holiday season. It also has two runways, multiple frequencies, and close proximity to Spain, France, Italy, and the UK.

EFRO, Rovaniemi. Yeah only one runway and limited with parking gates. However it’s the home of Santa Claus in Lappland! During this time of the year Rovaniemi receives a ton of charter flights. Especially from the UK, London, Manchester etc.

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Amazon, Manaus/Am, Brazil. (SBEG)Eduardo Gomes Intl Airport inbound2257235188474449207

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You gotta have more information than that fella, sorry. @Juan_Crystian

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Scandinavia themed FNF! We have four major airports, EFHK,ESSA,ENGM and EKCH. All capable of handling heavies. Whats more Christmas themed than snow, mountains and “hygge”? Furthermore, There is a Santa village in Finland, where some believe the original Santa is from.
This would open for a bunch of routes, in between the airports and from europe and the rest of the world. EFRO could be one of the main airports, while its small, It is the home of Santa Claus in the northern part of Finland.

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Come on, add more than Rovaniemi! You have Kittila, Tromso, Literally the whole Wideroe milk run, Lulea, et cetera.

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What do you mean “come on” ?I recommended Rovaniemi since that is pretty accurate for the time being now in December. Christmas is a tradition that is celebrated not everywhere but a great part of the world. In Rovaniemi there is a “Santa Claus Village” I never said only Rovaniemi, this can be combined with other airports too. I have seen a fair amount of people only recommending their home airport in here… I still think my suggestion is pretty valid given we are in December.

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KJKA. aka Jack Edwards National Airport.

It’s a small GA airport in the city of Gulf Shores Alabama. which is my local GA airport. It would be nice as a FNF because we dont get many GA FNF’s

Does my birthday count as a holiday?