A while back we opened up the FNF to our community. This was a huge success, and we thank each and everyone one of you who voted in the poll. Given the success of this, we have decided to open up the FNF to our community once per month. This will continue to happen on the last Friday of every month. You will now have full control of both suggestions for the location, and a vote on the final decision!
Please do not request the last months event!
To get your suggestion seen by staff, we suggest you make it as detailed as possible! Here are a few tips we have for making a suggestion:
State the name and code of the airport
Give well-written reasons as to why the airport is a good choice
Make sure the suggestion meets the criteria for an FNF airport. These include, but are not limited to, multiple runways, multiple frequencies, a large number of parking gates and an area that has not been recently used!
Add a photo!
Suggestions will be taken until every Wednesday. A poll will then be in place until Thursday.
So, without further ado, we would love to hear suggestions for this week’s FNF below! Multiple airports are allowed.
It is the Austria’s largest airport and serves as the hub for Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, easyJet, Lauda, Level and Wizz Air. We have not had a FNF there for a very long time, however it is a great airport. It is capable of handling wide-body aircraft up to the Airbus A380. The airport features a dense network of European destinations as well as long-haul flights to Asia, North America and Africa. In 2018, the airport handled 27 million passengers, a 10.8% increase compared to 2017.
IFATC would Open KIAD, KDCA, and KBWI. There would be a NOTAM around the area restricting flights from IAD-DCA, IAD-BWI, etc.
All airports have numerous frequencies and spawning spots so there would be more than enough room. IAD has 4 runways, BWI has 3, and DCA has 2.
All these airports very rarely see any attention, so I believe it’s time to give some love to the United States capital! From the stunning Atlantic Coastline, to the acrobatic DCA Approach, and dont forget the massive size of IAD! I personally believe this would be one hell of a FNF!
Bradley International is the second largest airport in New England after Boston-Logan. Bradley is run by the CAA, and it is a small and convenient alternative with short lines and cheap parking while giving travelers access to many destinations including non-stop service to Dublin, Ireland.
Bradley International has around 20-25 commercial gates, as well as Coast Guard and GA Parking. Bradley has 3 runways, one with a length of over 10,000 ft. It can service any aircraft that is not larger than a B767. (Any plane can fly into the International Arrivals Gate)
Bradley flies to many destinations like as Los Angeles, Florida, Canada, and Dublin! Airlines that serve Bradley include American, Southwest, United, Delta, Spirit, JetBlue, Air Canada, Frontier, Aer Lingus, ande Via Airlines will start service soon.
The Future of Bradley International
Bradley also has plans for a New Transportation Center, and a new Terminal B that is planned for completion in 2037. This effort is made to make Bradley a 10-million passenger airport.
It has been a while since FNF in the Middle East Peninsula*. Home to Qatar Airways, the airport has connections to many destinations in Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, North and Latin America. So you wouldn't need to worry about lack of long haul options. The airport is also big enough to handle FNF crowd. As the major operator of the airport, Qatar Airways has many liveries available to take in Infinite Flight (A319, A321, 787, 77L, 77W, A388). Despite the blockade from several neighbouring countries, you can still enjoy some short hops to Kuwait, Tehran, Muscat, or enjoy the beauty of East Mediterranian or West Indian coast ;)
* = Last time we had it was 6 months ago, in Riyadh for New Year FNF edition
Other Reasons to choose Doha over other options
Located in the middle of Asia and Europe, it’s easy to find interesting short to medium haul routes to Asian/European cities for those who don’t have time for long hauling
For long hauls, there are many options to choose from cities in North/Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand
Has direct air-route link to Saturday’s schedule hubs (KORD, KPHL)
Extensive network of Qatar Airways to 150 destinations accross the 5 habitated-continents. Not to mention there are many Qatar Airways liveries available in Infinite Flight
The blockade from other Gulf countries give us an interesting flight plan when approaching the airport
There are many big airports in the viccinity, from big airports with services to Doha (LTFM, OOMS, VABB, VIDP) until big airports with no connections to Doha (OMDB, OMAA, OEJN, OERK)
Keflavík Airport, the main airport for Reykjavík, Iceland, is a major stopping point for passengers traveling between North America and Europe. Because of this, there is a wide variety of airlines that fly to the airport. The airport has 2 runways, both over 10,000 feet, so it should definitely be able to handle the FNF traffic.
Sydney Airport[YSSY] [SYD] is one of the world’s longest continuously operated commercial airports and is the busiest airport in Australia, handling 42.6 million passengers and 348,904 aircraft movements in 2016–17. It’s also a vital role of Qantas’s flight operations as Sydney is Qantas’s main hub for all flight operations and currently 46 domestic and 43 international destinations are served to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport
Sydney airport has numerous frequencies, gates, runways and of course comes with the Australian Spirit!
The airport is Australia’s largest and busiest airport, consequently it will be well suited to take the task of holding a Friday Night Flight and be able to attract significant traffic!
Sydney airport uses parallel runway operations, so it would be an awesome sight to see Sydney in full pace with aircraft on final right next to each other whilst heading over the CBD, cockatoo island, near the famous harbour bridge, or heading over the coast of Australia, Bondi Beach, and of course Botany Bay where Australia was discovered in 1788 by the British!
-Consequently, it would serve for brilliant photo opportunities for all!
Sydney airport has destinations and connections from all over the globe, eg - Fly Sydney to Los Angeles, or Fly to Singapore and then onwards to London on the famous Kangaroo route!
Overall, Sydney Kingsford Smith is a great candidate for a stunnin FNF and imo would be an awesome location for an engaging event for the entirety of the Infinite Flight Community!
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Is the biggest airport in Cairo, with 3 runways a Large Number Of gates, it is very suitable for the FNF, its also been a while since it was featured by IFATC so i think it is suitable,it serves many European destinations, and Overall a great airport