|Quoting TOLtommy (Reply 2):|
For example, CAK is not an international airport. But it had AC service around the same time, because of preclearance facilities at YYZ.
You are incorrect for 2 reasons. First, despite pre-clearance, airlines coming from Canada must always land at an airport with FIS capability and international status, hence why AS
had to divert a YVR
flight despite pre-clearance. Second, here is the operations listing on Airnav for CAK. Notice the final line.
Airport use: Open to the public
Sectional chart: DETROIT
Control tower: yes
ARTCC: CLEVELAND CENTER
: CLEVELAND FLIGHT SERVICE STATION [216-267-3700]
NOTAMs facility: CAK (NOTAM-D service available)
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: no
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)
Landing fee: yes, MULTI ENG ONLY
Fire and rescue: ARFF index B
Airline operations: ONE HOUR PPR FOR
UNSKED ACR OPNS WITH MORE THAN 30 PSGR SEATS CALL AMGR 330-499-4059. ARFF SVC NOT AVBL 0000-0600 DLY EXCEPT ONE HR
PPR; CALL AMGR.
International operations: customs landing rights airport