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neez

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Airport Scales in Africa
« on: January 19, 2019, 06:32:58 pm »
I started already a thread concerning Namibia, but as it is probably more useful to have just one thread, I thought to create this one. The aim of it is to improve the airports in Africa inside Airline Club. As patson considers it the most useful, I restrict myself here by proposing corrections for the scales for existing airports. I start here with Southern Africa.


SOUTHERN AFRICA


SOUTH AFRICA

DUR King Shaka Intl Durban
3 -> 4

DUR is served by B777 by Emirates, so according to the definition could be awarded a 4.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ek775

VIR Virginia Airport Durban
2 -> 1

IRL Viriginia is a small general aviation airport that has no scheduled commercial services. In game it is currently only 1 scale lower than the Intl airport, which is further from the city centre. Therefore they cover rather similar parts of the population, what is not at all realistic, as IRL all passengers travel via the Intl airport.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Airport

PLZ Port Elizabeth
2 -> 3

PLZ is the number 4 airport in South Africa after the big three in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. So if any other airport besides these three deserves somthing more than a 2, than it is PLZ.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_South_African_airports_by_passenger_movements

GRJ George
(3 -> 2)
OUH Oudtshoorn
(2 -> 1)
(There are no long-range flights to George IRL, so it would not earn a 3. But maybe the 3 was awarded to raise GRJ from other smaller nearby airports, what is absolutely correct, as those have way fewer passengers (if any?) IRL. So If GRJ is reduced to 2, it would make sense to reduce nearby OUH to 1.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Airport

GCJ Grand Central Midrand
2 -> 1
PRY Wonderboom Pretoria
2 -> 1
QRA Rand Johannesburg
2 -> 1

All three airports offer no scheduled commercial flights IRL. In game they therefore rival HLA Lanseria Johannesburg, which is also a 2 and which IRL is getting busier and busier with domestic services as Johannesburg's second airport. To have that in game, the others should not have the same scale as HLA.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Central_Airport
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rand_Airport
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonderboom_Airport
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanseria_International_Airport


NAMIBIA

Windhoek
WDH 2 -> 3
(ERS 2 -> 1)

The capital Windhoek is served by two Airports, ERS Eros, which is closer to the city and serves mainly domestic traffic, and WDH Hosea Kutako Intl. In the simulation, both Airports are ranked as a 2.
I'd suggest to improve Hosea Kutako to a 3, as it has international traffic to Europe and the gulf in real life (A333, B787). (on the other hand one could reduce Eros even to a 1 maybe, as there are only regional jets and no A320 or B737 or the like. But given that most airports of way smaller towns in Southern Africa are a 2, it would be odd.)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosea_Kutako_International_Airport
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eros_Airport


ZAMBIA

CGJ Kasompe Chingola
2 -> 1
KIW Sothdowns Kitwe
2 -> 1

Both Airports do IRL not have regular scheduled flights. In game they rival nearby NLA Ndola which is also at scale 2 and does have scheduled flights IRL.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasompe_Airport
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southdowns_Airport
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Mwansa_Kapwepwe_International_Airport


ANGOLA

BUG Benguela
2 -> 1

The Airport has IRL no regular scheduled flights. In game it rivals nearby CBT Catumbela which is also at scale 2 and does have scheduled flights IRL.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benguela_Airport
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catumbela_Airport

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Re: Airport Scales in Africa
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2019, 03:43:16 pm »
Ok, second round of proposals: East Africa and Indian Ocean islands:


EAST AFRICA


BURUNDI

BJM Bujumbura Intl
2 -> 3

This airport has A333-service to Europe and could therefore be upgraded to a 3.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/sn455
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bujumbura_International_Airport


DJIBOUTI

JIB Djibouti-Ambouli
2 -> 3

This airport has A333-service to Europe and could therefore be upgraded to a 3.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/af669
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djibouti%E2%80%93Ambouli_International_Airport


ERITREA

ASM Asmara Intl
2 -> 3

This airport has B767-service and could therefore be upgraded to a 3.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/b8331
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asmara_International_Airport


KENYA

KTL Kitale
2 -> 1

KTL rivals in game nearby EDL and KIS who have IRL more passengers and longer runways and KTL should therefore be downgraded.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitale_Airport
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eldoret_International_Airport
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kisumu_International_Airport


TANZANIA

JRO Kilimanjaro Intl
2 -> 4

This airport is served by B777 and other longhauls and could therefore be upgraded to a 4.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/kl567
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilimanjaro_International_Airport

ZNZ Abeid Amani Karume Intl Zanzibar
2 -> 3

This island airport is served by A330 and A350 and could therefore be upgraded to a 3.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/et815
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/3z7618
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abeid_Amani_Karume_International_Airport



INDIAN OCEAN


MAYOTTE

DZA Dzaoudzi Pamandzi Intl
2 -> 3

This island airport has B787-service to Europe and could therefore be upgraded to a 3.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/uu976
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dzaoudzi%E2%80%93Pamandzi_International_Airport


SEYCHELLES

SEZ Sychelles Intl
2 -> 4

This island airport has B777-service to the Gulf and several other longhauls to Europe and could therefore be upgraded to a 4.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ek705
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seychelles_International_Airport

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Re: Airport Scales in Africa
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2019, 11:53:46 pm »
CENTRAL AFRICA


CAMEROON

NSI Yaoundé Nsimalen
2 -> 4

This airport is served by B777 and could therefore be upgraded to a 4.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/af775
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/et925
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaound%C3%A9_Nsimalen_International_Airport

YAO Yaoundé
2 -> 1

YAO has no scheduled commercial traffic (mainly military?) and rivals in game nearby NSI and should therefore be downgraded.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaound%C3%A9_Airport


CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

BGF Bangui M'Poko
2 -> 3/4

This airport is served by B777 and could therefore be upgraded to a 4 (though a 3 would probably fit better as the airport is quite basic).
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/af775
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangui_M%27Poko_International_Airport


CONGO, REPUBLIC

PNR Pointe Noire
2 -> 3

This airport is served by B787 and A330 and could therefore be upgraded to a 3.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/af830
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/et861
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agostinho-Neto_International_Airport


EQUATORIAL GUINEA

SSG Malabo
2 -> 3

This airport is served by B787 and A330 and could therefore be upgraded to a 3.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/et905
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/lh568
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malabo_International_Airport


GABON

LBV Libreville Leon M'ba
2 -> 4

This airport is served by B777 and could therefore be upgraded to a 4.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/af926
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/et925
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A9on-Mba_International_Airport

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Re: Airport Scales in Africa
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2019, 10:19:31 pm »
WEST AFRICA


BENIN

COO Cadjehoun Cotonou
2 -> 3

This airport is served by A330 and could therefore be upgraded to a 3.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/sn299
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/af640
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadjehoun_Airport


CAPE VERDE

(RAI Praia Intl
2 -> 3)

This airport is served by B757 and therefore may earn a 3.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/vr607
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/vr691
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela_International_Airport

MMO Maio
2 -> 1

This airport has just minor traffic and rivals nearby RAI and should thereofre be downgraded to a 1.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maio_Airport


NIGERIA

ENU Akanu Ibiam Enugu
2 -> 3

This airport is served by B787 and could therefore be upgraded to a 3.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/et931
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akanu_Ibiam_International_Airport
NOTE: The city name in game is wrong, it should be EnUgu (instead of Enegu)

KAN Mallam Aminu Intl Kano
2 -> 3

This airport is served by several A330, B787 and could therefore be upgraded to a 3.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/sv3461
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/tk6507
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/et941
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ms879
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mallam_Aminu_Kano_International_Airport

PHC Port Harcourt Intl
2 -> 3

This airport is served by A330 and could therefore be upgraded to a 3.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/af514
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Harcourt_International_Airport

ZAR Zaria
2 -> 1

This airport has no scheduled flights, it could therefore be reduced to not rival nearby KAD
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaria_Airport


TOGO

LFW Lomé-Tokoin
2 -> 3

This airport is served by A330 and B787 and could therefore be upgraded to a 3.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/af860
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/sn277
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/et509
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lom%C3%A9%E2%80%93Tokoin_International_Airport

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Re: Airport Scales in Africa
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2019, 07:52:53 pm »
Ok, last round! I hope I could contribute a little bit to the simulation with this effort! :)


NORTH AFRICA

ALGERIA

CZL Mohamed Boudiaf Constantine
2 -> 3

This airport is served by A330 and could therefore be upgraded to a 3.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ah4627
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohamed_Boudiaf_International_Airport

ORN El Senia Oran
2 -> 3

This airport is served by A330 and could therefore be upgraded to a 3.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ah4629
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmed_Ben_Bella_Airport

TAF Tafaraoui
2 -> 1

This airport is mostly military and has no commercial traffic IRL. In game it rivals nearby ORN and should therefore be downgraded.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oran_Tafraoui_Airport

QFD Boufarik
DELETE

This is a military airbase and has no commercial flights.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boufarik_Airport


EGYPT

HBE Borg El Arab Alexandria
2 -> 3

This airport is served by A330 and could therefore be upgraded to a 3.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ln202
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borg_El_Arab_Airport


LIBYA

MRA Misratah
1 -> 3

This airport is served by A330 and could therefore be upgraded to a 3.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/8u975
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misrata_Airport


MOROCCO

MEK Meknes
DELETE

This is a military airbase and has no commercial flights.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bassatine_Air_Base

NNA Kenitra
DELETE

This is a military airbase and has no commercial flights.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenitra_Air_Base

RAK Menara Marrakech
2 -> 4

This airport is served by B777 and could therefore be upgraded to a 4.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/qr1395
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marrakesh_Menara_Airport

RBA Salé Rabat
2 -> 3

This airport is served by B787 and could therefore be upgraded to a 3.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ey615
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabat%E2%80%93Sal%C3%A9_Airport

SFI Safi
DELETE

This airport does not exist any more.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safi_Airport