This is purely my unsolicited and perhaps unpopular opinion, but having WADD as the hub has proved chaotic. The airport has a single runway and only about 20 commercial gates on my count. It seems to me there may have been more suitable airports in the region…
That’s why controllers are allowed to control at other airports in the reigon, like Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. :]
The fact is, it isn’t the hub. WADD might be very popular but it isn’t the hub. The hub today is WSSS which is a lot bigger. Everything else is ATC choice so no it’s not the hub. I would check out the schedule next time 😉
The hub has been officially switched to Singapore (WSSS) due to technical issues with the approach frequencies.
Happy flying :)
Ahh, as of last night it was the hub. Apologies, I didn’t notice that it had changed.
Like @Thunderbolt said, having no approach frequency is taking it’s toll on the airport flow. If approach was available, controllers could have people in a holding pattern and manage the airport better. A lot of people were supposed to fly in long haul as well and the last minute switch doesn’t help except for short hauls.
That was said nicely @AviationReports, if anyone was flying while Madeira had approach last week it would have been a similar situation to that. Due to the lack of approach the spacing is all off and too much for a tower to handle.
Exactly. It was chaos in WADD and I was worrying a lot coming into land thinking that I would not have a spot to land in. Plus having unicom did not help to much either.
Sometimes IFATC might ditch an airport to let everybody sort it out themselves, it at least seems that way and it does work most of the time.
I would agree, it is a bit small.
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