Saviso Bradford Airport
|Z15, -2.0049 °S, 31.9883 °E|
|Saviso Bradford Airport|
|Began operation||26 September 1951|
|02L/20R||2,438m (8,000 ft)|
|02R/20L||3,040m (9,973 ft)|
|09/27||2,600m (8,530 ft)|
Saviso Bradford Airport (colloquially Saviso Airport or Bradford Airport, and formerly known as Saviso International Airport until 1990; WAAT: SAV, ANACA: LVSA) is the busiest airport in Vodeo. The airport is located 28 km (17 mi) southwest of Saviso city centre in the suburb of Whitehead. It is both a domestic and international hub for Dominion Air and Vodean National Airlines. The airport is named for Guy Bradford, the 18th Premier of Vodeo.
Saviso had originally been served by a small landing strip constructed at Coraina in 1918. While traffic volumes had been light in the 1920s and 1930s, by the 1940s the facilities at Coraina were insufficient to cope with growing passenger numbers. In 1947 the St Austellian government began investigating possible solutions; these included an expensive expansion of the airport facilities that would have resulted in the demolition of hundreds of homes and businesses; a proposal to expand the existing Royal Vodean Air Force (RVAF) seaplane base on Cobalt Island that, while relatively undeveloped, would have required significant earthworks; and similarly, the redevelopment of the RVAF base near Crulukaes, west of the mouth of the Grable River. The base had been constructed in 1936 and had seen extensive use during the Great War, but in the late 1940s was surplus to requirements owing to the pending expansion of the RVAF base at Casserres. The third option was selected in December 1948, and works began in September 1949.
Saviso International Airport was officially opened on St Austell Day, 26 September 1951, by Premier Guy Bradford and Governor Tom Avery; the first flight to leave that day was a Mercer 97 Alticruiser bound for Holme. Coraina Airport closed on 31 December 1951 and was demolished in 1952; the site is today covered in suburban development.
The airport was renamed Saviso Bradford Airport on 13 April 1990 in honour of former Premier Guy Bradford on what would have been his 100th birthday. In 1995 a number of the public streets around the airport were renamed, including the main thoroughfare, which was renamed Constance Whitehead Drive in honour of Constance Whitehead, an early St Austellian aviatrix.
Officially the Avery Terminal, Terminal 1 is commonly known as the Domestic Terminal. As its name suggests it is the base of all domestic and regional flights in and out of Saviso Bradford, and contains lounges for both Dominion Air and Vodean National Airlines. The terminal was constructed between 1971 and 1974 and was built to relieve pressure from the main terminal. The terminal is named for Tom Avery, the Governor of St Austell when the airport opened.
Officially the Radace Boran Terminal, Terminal 2 was opened on 14 May 1991 as a dedicated international terminal, thus relieving stress on Terminal 1. The terminal is named for Radace Boran, the owner of the original Auchi Airport between 1918 and 1928.
Officially the Whitehead Terminal and commonly known as the International Terminal, Terminal 3 was Saviso Bradford's first terminal, opened on 27 September 1954. Originally servicing both international and domestic flights, the terminal became international-only in 1974 following the opening of the original Domestic Terminal (Terminal 1). The terminal is shared by Dominion Air and Vodean National Airlines, both of whom base their international flights from the terminal. Terminal 3 is also home to the airport's main shopping area and food court. Dominion Air and Vodean National Airlines operate lounges in the terminal. Following the construction of the new Terminal 1 in 1991, the terminal was renamed the Whitehead Terminal, although for the sake of the convenience was also given the name Terminal 3. The terminal is named for aviatrix Constance Whitehead.
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|Air New Ingerland||Kingsbury||1|
|Demirhan Airlines||Internationa Airport of Sultan Selim II, Tarsinar, International Airport of Sultan Suleyman III, Ardeşehir, Airport of Sultan Bayezid, İslahisar, Demirhanlı Devleti||1|
|Dominion Air||Avington, Brynderwyn, Cheltenham, Endorie, Gerrise, Greville, Holme, Radern, Silverton, Welson||4|
|Cordoba, Gobras City, Iola, Khaiwoon, Kingsbury, Latina, Odrava, Porto Colon, Porto Real, Quentinsburgh, Stanton, St. Richards, Trevers, Troie, Vai, Villa Constitución, Whangiora, Winburgh||2|
|Paroyan Airways||Coleraine, Trevers||3|
|Royal Aulean Airlines||Carran||3|
|Vodean National Airlines||Avington, Brynderwyn, Cheltenham, Endorie, Gerrise, Greville, Holme, Mansfield, Marazan, Schellingen, Silverton, Welson||4|