Date: 20 Aug 97 02:38:37 From: jf mezei <"[non-spam]jfmezei"@videotron.ca> Organization: VTL References: 1 2 3 4 5 6
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firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > Also, in the unlikely event of a B777 or A330 diversion to BRW, the aircraft > might have to depart empty due to the short runway. Then smaller aircraft > would need to be brought in to collect the pax. I don't think BRW has hotel > rooms for 300 stranded pax. There might be some old Army barracks available. > Sleeping outside would be unadvisable. Inuvik (North West Territories, not far from Alaska border) has a fairly long runway (capable of handling large transports (used for cruise missile launch testing in years past). It also has daily jet service to the south and I beleive that they manage to keep the runway open all year round. Barrow is definitely more "remote" than Inuvik.