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Confirmed List of all Detailed Airports Coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator All Confirmed Airports

As part of Microsoft’s announcement earlier today, a full list of detailed airports was shared telling us exactly which aircraft will be released with Microsoft Flight Simulator when it releases this summer.

You will be able to travel to and from thousands upon thousands of airports around the world, but a handful of airports have been handcrafted down to the finest details within the simulator. Down below is the full list of all 40 confirmed detailed airports to release on launch day, including which edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator you will be able to find them in. As a reminder, over 37,000 airports are part of the simulator, just these 40 will be handcrafted to a high level of detail.

If more airports get announced, we’ll update this article.

Last Updated 15th July 2020.

Asia

Haneda Airport // Japan (RJTT)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

One of the busiest airports in the country serving over 87 million passengers per year, Haneda Airport is home to numerous airlines flying in and out Tokyo. With 4 main runways, a huge amount of terminal space and great views as you head in on approach, this is an international airport worth visiting.

 

Paro International Airport // Bhutan (VQPR)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

Less than 25 pilots are licensed to land at Paro International Airport, but you have the chance to do so in the virtual skies of Microsoft Flight Simulator. The airport is nestled away between deep valleys, meaning weather, terrain and sharp turns make this one of the most challenging airports in the world to land at.

 

Tenzing-Hillary Airport // Nepal (VNLK)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

Asia has no shortage of challenging airports with Lukla Tenzing-Hillary Airport, better known as Lukla Airport, sat right on the edge of a mountain. An uphill runway on landing is the only way you can slow down quick enough to make it safely. Taking off means pointing your nose down and gaining enough speed before reaching the end of the short runway.

 

Africa

Cairo International Airport // Egypt (HECA)

Included In: Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

If you’ve ever wanted to see the Great Pyramids, then departing from Cairo is the perfect place to do so. A range of great international routes awaits you.

Cape Town International Airport // South Africa (FACT)

Included In: Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

One of the largest international airports in South Africa will be included with Microsoft Flight Simulator. Nearly 11 million passengers per year, visitors from all corners of the world including the UK, the Middle East and many parts of Europe and even the United States.

 

Entebbe International Airport // Uganda (HUEN)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

Serving as the primary airport for Uganda, Entebbe International Airport sits on the shores of Lake Victoria providing pilots a little extra excitement during approach and take off.

 

Europe

Adoifo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport // Spain (LEMD)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

Over 61 million passengers passed through Madrid to the hundreds of destinations served by the airport from its range of airlines. The number of aircraft movements and passengers make Madrid the 6th busiest in Europe, but Spain’s busiest.

 

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol // Netherlands (EHAM)

Included In: Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

Amsterdam is the third-busiest airport in Europe in terms of passenger volume and the busiest in Europe in terms of aircraft movements. The airport is built as a single-terminal concept: one large terminal split into three large departure halls. Schiphol is the hub for KLM and its regional affiliate KLM Cityhopper as well as for Martinair, Transavia and TUI fly Netherlands. The airport also serves as a base for easyJet.

Courchevel Altiport // France (LFLJ)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

The airfield at Courchevel has a very short runway of only 537 metres (1,762 ft) with a gradient of 18.6%. There is no go-around procedure for landings at Courchevel, due to the surrounding mountainous terrain meaning you have to be completely confident in your ability to land at this challenging airport.

 

Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport // Portugal (LPMA)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

A few hundred miles off the coast of Portugal sits an island named Madeira and the main airport is named after one of football’s greatest players. However, with a portion of the runway on stilts over the ocean and typically gusty weather conditions, this is an airport for the pros.

 

Donegal Airport // Ireland (EIDL)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

Donegal Airport sits in the North-west of Ireland with only a handful of flights each day to destinations such as Dublin and Glasgow. However, its scenery approach and the fact it’s sat on the coast give it a reason to fly to.

 

Frankfurt International Airport // Germany (EDDF)

Included In: Premium Edition

Serving as the main hub for Germany’s Lufthansa, Frankfurt serves one of the busiest cities in all of Europe. Frankfurt Airport serves more than 300 destinations in 5 continents, making it the airport with the most direct routes in the world.

 

Gibraltar International Airport // Gibraltar (LXGB)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

Sat between country boarders, a giant rock and surrounded by military airspace, Gibraltar airport is an interesting airport with a rich history and exciting approach. Like others in Europe, real-world pilots need a license to land at the airport.

 

Heathrow Airport // United Kingdom (EGLL)

Included In: Premium Edition

As one of the busiest airports in the world, Heathrow is a transport hub for many. As you approach the airport from the East, you will get to see the sights of London with obvious landmarks such as the London Eye and The Houses of Parliament. Heathrow is home to British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and many other global airlines.

 

Innsbruck Airport // Austria (LOWI)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

A hugely popular ski resort airport, Innsbruck is known for its scenic and tough approach through the Alps. Diverse weather, difficult approaches and high terrain mean you have to be ultra prepared to experience this airport.

 

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport // France (LFPG)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

The main airport of France is also the hub for Air France, Air France Cargo and also FedEx. However, it’s also a focus city for airlines such as easyJet, Norwegian and Vueling, which helps to bring over 76 million passengers and nearly half a million aircraft movements each year.

 

 

North America

Aspen / Pitkin County Airport // USA (KASE)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, also known as Sardy Field, is a county-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles northwest of the central business district of Aspen, in Pitkin County, Colorado, United States.

 

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport // Canada (CYTZ)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

Billy Bishop Airport is Canada’s ninth-busiest airport and welcomes 2.8 million business and leisure travellers each year. The airport is also Canada’s sixth-busiest airport that offers passenger service to the United States.

 

Chicago O’Hare International Airport // USA (KORD)

Included In: Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

Due to the huge variety of wind, Chicago O’Hare has 7 active runways. Over 2,500 flights depart from O’Hare each day.

 

Denver International Airport // USA (KDEN)

Included In: Premium Edition

Denver International Airport is an international airport in the Western United States, primarily serving Denver in Colorado. Over 215 destinations are served by over 20 airlines including Untied, Frontier and Southwest.

 

John F. Kennedy International Airport // USA (KJFK)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

From a quaint little airport to one of the biggest airports in the world, JFK airport in New York is renowned for its huge amount of traffic, vast routes and a large number of runways. As the 6th busiest airport in the US, pilots will have a great time finding traffic to watch endlessly for hours.

 

Los Angeles International Airport // USA (KLAX)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

Los Angeles International Airport, commonly referred to as LAX, is the primary international airport serving Los Angeles and its surrounding metropolitan area. LAX is the second busiest airport in the US and the third in the whole world. Nearly 700,000 aircraft operations took place in 2019.

 

Nanwalek Airport // USA (KEB)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

Formerly known as English Bay Airport, Nanwalek Airport sits right on the Cook inlet. With restricted approaches and a hugely stunning surrounding scenery, this is a true VFR airport.

 

Orlando International Airport // USA (KMCO)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

Located just 6 miles away from Orlando in Florida, Orlando International Airport sees hundreds of domestic flights taking people to the sun-drenched, thrill seeker’s paradise. Not as large as some other airports in the US, it still sees over 50 million passengers per year frequent the tarmac.

 

San Francisco International Airport // USA (KSFO)

Included In: Premium Edition

The second busiest airport in California is San Francisco Airport. Used as a hub for United for its Asian routes, San Francisco is renowned for its glorious approaches right over the bays and busy Silicon Valley.

 

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport // USA (KSEA)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

Despite not having nearly as many routes or destinations as other airports in this list, Seattle-Tacoma is the 8th busiest airport in the US and covers an area of 3.9 square miles. This makes it a dense airport compared to others.

 

Sedona Airport // USA (KSEZ)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

Sedona Airport is a small non-towered airport located 2 miles southwest of the central business district of Sedona, a city in Yavapai County, Arizona, What’s unique is that it sits atop a large mound and at a high altitude of nearly 5,000ft.

 

Stewart Airport // Canada (CZST)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

Stunning mountains, raging rivers and a small runway make this a paradise for anyone looking for something different in Canada.

 

Telluride Regional Airport // USA (KTEX)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

At an elevation of 9,078 feet (2767 m) above sea level, it is the highest commercial airport in North America with scheduled passenger flights.

 

 

Central America / Caribbean

Gustaf III Airport // France / Saint Barthelemy (TFFJ)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

Better known as Saint Barthélemy Airport, Gustaf the third airport is a public-use airport located in the village of St. Jean on the Caribbean island of Saint Barthélemy. You’ve likely seen this airport in top-lists for extreme airports thanks to it’s insanely steep approach path and short runway. Soaring over the hills to then drop down into the airport is incredibly tough and now you can practice all you like in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

 

Juancho Yrausquin Airport // Dutch Saba (TNCS)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport is an airport on the Dutch Caribbean island of Saba. Numerous charter airlines visit the island airport including Winair, SXM Airways and Windward Express. The airport is best known for having the shortest commercial runway in the world measuring at just 400m or 1,312ft long.

 

Sirena Aerodrome // Costa Rica (MRSN)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

Located in Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, Sirene Aerodrome is a grass airstrip surrounded by lushous vegetation right next to the Pacific Ocean. This Aerodrome is perfect for bush pilots looking for a stunning region of the world to explore.

 

Toncontin International Airport // Honduras (MHTG)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

According to the History Channel, Toncontin International Airport is the second most extreme airport in the world thanks to its challenging approach. Sharp turns, quick descents and a range of surrounding terrain make this a tough airport to land at in Central America.

 

 

South America

Chagual Airport // Peru (SPGL)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

Deep inside tall canyons, Chagual Airport sits on the river banks of the Maranon River. The 1200m runway may sound a lot, but the interesting terrain surrounding the airport means weather can cause any pilot to face a real challenge.

 

Mariscal Sucre International Airport // Ecuador (SEQM)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

Mariscal Sucre International Airport is the busiest airport in Ecuador and is about 11 miles east of Quito. The location was chosen in order to expand the capacity of the city’s airport. A high altitude and loads of mountainous terrain make this a favourite airport of mine personally to visit.

 

Rio de Janeiro-Antonio Carlos Airport // Brazil (SBGL)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

As the fourth-busiest airport in Brazil, Galeão International Airport is the primary airport of Rio de Janeiro. The gateway to Brazil sees a large number of airlines, cargo operators and private charters pass through. With the vibrant city just a few miles away, this is a stunning airport to approach.

 

 

Middle East

Dubai International Airport // United Arab Emirates (OMDB)

Included In: Premium Edition

Home to one of the biggest airlines in the world, Dubai International Airport is one of the most modern and futuristic airports in the world. Being located in the Middle East has meant Emirates were able to take advantage of a lucrative hub and spoke model which has proven popular. So popular that Dubai International Airport is the largest airport in the world for international passenger traffic.

 

Oceania

Bugalaga Airstrip // Indonesia (WX53)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

Very little information is available on Bugalaga Airstrip, but this small Indonesian airport in Papua is great for bush fliers looking to land on a dirt strip in the middle of a tropical rainforest.

 

Queenstown Airport // New Zealand (NZQN)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

Over in New Zealand, Queenstown Airport first started commercial operations in the 1950s. Even with 2 runways and a large terminal building, it only handles just over 2 million passengers each year. That said, Queenstown Airport is still the fourth-busiest in New Zealand.

 

Sydney Airport // Australia (YSSY)

Included In: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition and Premium Edition

Just 5 miles away from downtown, Sydney Airport handles over 42 million passengers each year making it the busiest airport in Australia. Qantas is the undisputed king of the airport, but Sydney also hosts other airlines such as Jetstar, Virgin Australia and numerous others. A great coastal airport to go and visit.

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