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Topic: International Airport
Username: Rolo987
Posted 2001-08-13 22:19:25 and read 1132 times.

What makes an airport an international airport? My local airport is an international airport but no airlines there fly out of the country. Can anyone help me with this?

Topic: RE: International Airport
Username: JFK742
Posted 2001-08-14 00:22:37 and read 1101 times.

You must have at least one flight to Canada or Mexico from your local airport.

Topic: RE: International Airport
Username: QNH1013
Posted 2001-08-14 00:31:46 and read 1099 times.

What about the rest of the world?
In Belgium, it's Brussels National Airport (EBBR) but Ostend International Airport (EBOS). Though in Brussels all the heavy traffic comes, in Ostend something like five flights a day (the rest are all cessna's, pipers,...). Then why is EBOS International and EBBR National??

Regards
QNH1013

Topic: RE: International Airport
Username: Dufo
Posted 2001-08-14 02:02:48 and read 1100 times.

From what I know the International Airport has to be an
"Airport of Entry" (with customs and everything with that).

Regards,
Jernej

Topic: RE: International Airport
Username: Tbar220
Posted 2001-08-14 03:02:03 and read 1091 times.

Rolo, what is your local airport? Perhaps that might help, I'm also curious.

Topic: RE: International Airport
Username: Rolo987
Posted 2001-08-14 03:17:35 and read 1089 times.

Wilkes Barre/ Scranton, PA is my local airport.

Topic: RE: International Airport
Username: Delta-flyer
Posted 2001-08-14 03:38:26 and read 1088 times.

Your airport probably has a US Customs facility and possibly companies that import, process and re-export some type of goods. The airport is also more than likely used by international cargo airlines.

Topic: RE: International Airport
Username: IMissPiedmont
Posted 2001-08-14 05:21:39 and read 1078 times.

This has been discussed to death for a long time. But since you are new here I'll give the answer again. The only criteria to be an international airport is to have customs service available. Nothing else. Douglas AZ has an international airport that can't handle any aircraft larger than a light twin.

Regards, Steve


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