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Some suggestions for existing airports
« on: February 23, 2020, 04:01:50 pm »
Thanks for your time and consideration!

KACY/ACY - Atlantic City International Airport, Atlantic City, NJ, USA

Scale: The scale of the airport should be at least a 3 - it currently services Airbus A320 series traffic from Spirit Airlines and historically has hosted DC-9-30 and 737 series aircraft.

>Wiki link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_City_International_Airport

Population Coverage: Should likely be increased - ACY services 1.2m pax annually connecting the Jersey shore region to Florida (mostly); the addition of Atlantic City and some of the other shore points as nearby towns is probably the solution here.

>Atlantic City: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_City,_New_Jersey
>Egg Harbor: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_Harbor_Township,_New_Jersey
>Metro Area Population (conterminous with Atlantic County) is 265,429 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Statistical_Areas_of_New_Jersey)

Charms: ACY services Atlantic City and most of the Jersey Shore region, which has at least some nominal tourism value.

>Atlantic City Tourism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_City,_New_Jersey#Tourism_district
>Jersey Shore tourism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Shore

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KMDT/MDT - Harrisburg International Airport, Harrisburg, PA, USA

Scale: Should probably be increased to about a 3 - the airport has previously hosted Boeing 707 and 747SP aircraft, and currently hosts Airbus A320 series aircraft.

Population Coverage: Also seems on the low side. Harrisburg's population seems to be a good reflection of the population of the city itself, but a roughly equitable number of people live in neighboring Lower Paxton township (49,050) with additional large communities in nearby Swatara Twp (24,781), and Susquehanna Twp (24,036), with a metro area population of about 500,000-1.2m (with the latter being the Harrisburg-York-Lebanon CSA). Increasing Harrisburg's population or adding a couple of these cities in may help here.

Charm: Probably nothing worth mentioning, but it is the nearest airport to Hershey, PA and the chocolate-themed attractions therein (plus the Lancaster area tourist attractions but I don't think it'd justify giving it a tourism boost honestly).

>Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrisburg_International_Airport
>Populations: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lower_Paxton_Township,_Dauphin_County,_Pennsylvania , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swatara_Township,_Dauphin_County,_Pennsylvania , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susquehanna_Township,_Dauphin_County,_Pennsylvania

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OPKC/KHI - Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Scale: Should be at least a 4, but possibly a 5. 6.6m annual pax with capacity for up to 12m; the airport hosts PIA's fleet including Boeing 747, 737, and 777 series aircraft, and is capable of landing Airbus A350 XWB and Anatov An-225 series aircraft as well.

>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinnah_International_Airport