rolo987
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International Airport

Tue Aug 14, 2001 5:19 am

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?
 
JFK742
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RE: International Airport

Tue Aug 14, 2001 7:22 am

You must have at least one flight to Canada or Mexico from your local airport.
 
qnh1013
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RE: International Airport

Tue Aug 14, 2001 7:31 am

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??

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RE: International Airport

Tue Aug 14, 2001 9:02 am

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

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tbar220
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RE: International Airport

Tue Aug 14, 2001 10:02 am

Rolo, what is your local airport? Perhaps that might help, I'm also curious.
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rolo987
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RE: International Airport

Tue Aug 14, 2001 10:17 am

Wilkes Barre/ Scranton, PA is my local airport.
 
delta-flyer
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RE: International Airport

Tue Aug 14, 2001 10:38 am

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.
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IMissPiedmont
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RE: International Airport

Tue Aug 14, 2001 12:21 pm

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.

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