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whitefang

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Airport Scales for TAO, LHW
« on: January 12, 2019, 12:55:34 pm »
Qingdao Liuting(TAO) and Lanzhou Zhongchuan (LHW) both seem a bit small scalewise.

Both are scale 2 right now.

Qingdao has over 20 million passengers per year irl and has 787s, A330s, and 777s.
Lanzhou has over 10 million passengers a year irl, although admittedly the largest planes it sees are A321s and 737 MAX 8s.

I think Lanzhou could be a scale 3 based on pax volume alone, although i understand if it remains a scale 2 considering it doesn't regularly see widebodies.
Qingdao could be a scale 5 or above, considering Changsha(CSX) has a similar number of pax per year and is a scale 6

(passenger numbers are from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_busiest_airports_in_China, and planes are from flightrader24)

Edit: added IATA codes, fixed typos, clarified title
« Last Edit: January 12, 2019, 10:18:44 pm by whitefang »

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Re: Airport Scales for TAO, LHW
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 09:46:15 pm »
I agree. TAO even has flights to LAX by Xiamen Airlines.

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Re: Airport Scales for TAO, LHW
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 02:46:22 pm »
I think TAO is at least scale 4.

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Re: Airport Scales for TAO, LHW
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 02:57:12 pm »
According to the link below, TAO deserves a scale of 5+

"In 2016, the airport set a new record for its passenger throughput by serving more than 20 million passengers in a single year, passing the figure on Dec 22."

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/m/qingdao/2017-03/07/content_28742740.htm

Or patson, you can just update the csv file from ourairports.com, and I think they label TAO now "medium".

Thanks!