Map - International airport

International airport
An international airport is an airport with customs and border control facilities enabling passengers to travel between countries around the world. International airports are usually larger than domestic airports and they must feature longer runways and have facilities to accommodate the heavier aircraft such as the Boeing 747 & Airbus A380 commonly used for international and intercontinental travel. International airports often also host domestic flights, which often help feed both passengers and cargo into international ones (and vice versa).

Buildings, operations and management have become increasingly sophisticated since the mid-20th century, when international airports began to provide infrastructure for international civilian flights. Detailed technical standards have been developed to ensure safety and common coding systems implemented to provide global consistency. The physical structures that serve millions of individual passengers and flights are among the most complex and interconnected in the world. By the second decade of the 21st century, there were over 1,200 international airports and almost two billion international passengers along with 50 million metric tonnes of cargo passing through them annually.

In August 1919, Hounslow Heath Aerodrome, in London, England, was the first airport to operate scheduled international commercial services. It was closed and supplanted by Croydon Airport in March 1920. In the United States, Douglas Municipal Airport in Arizona became the first international airport of the Americas in 1928.

The precursors to international airports were airfields or aerodromes. In the early days of international flights, there was limited infrastructure, "although if engine problems arose there were plenty of places where aircraft could land". Since four-engined land planes were unavailable for over-water operations to international destinations, flying boats became part of the solution. At the far end of the longest international route (which became the Kangaroo Route), on-water landing areas were found in places such as Surabaya and in the open sea off Kupang. In Sydney, Rose Bay, New South Wales, was chosen as the flying boat landing area.

International airports sometimes serve military as well as commercial purposes and their viability is also affected by technological developments. Canton Island Airport, for example, in the Phoenix Islands (Kiribati), after serving as a military airport during World War II, was used as a refuelling stop by commercial aircraft such as Qantas which stationed ground crew there in the late 1950s. The advent in the early 1960s of jet aircraft such as the Boeing 707 with the range to fly non-stop between Australia or New Zealand and Hawaii, meant that a mid-Pacific stop was no longer needed and the airport was closed to regular commercial use. Other international airports, such as Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong, have been decommissioned and replaced when they reached capacity or technological advances rendered them inadequate.


 Paro Airport PBH

 Beihai Fucheng Airport BHY  Beijing Capital International Airport PEK
 Changchun Longjia International Airport CGQ  Changsha Huanghua International Airport CSX
 Changzhou Benniu Airport CZX  Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport CTU
 Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport CKG  Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport DLC
 Dandong Langtou Airport DDG  Dunhuang Airport DNH
 Fuzhou Changle International Airport FOC  Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport CAN
 Guilin Liangjiang International Airport KWL  Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport KWE
 Haikou Meilan International Airport HAK  Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport HGH
 Harbin Taiping International Airport HRB  Hefei Xinqiao International Airport HFE
 Huizhou Pingtan Airport HUZ  Jieyang Chaoshan Airport SWA
 Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport TNA  Kunming Changshui International Airport KMG
 Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport LHW  Lhasa Gonggar Airport LXA
 Liuzhou Bailian Airport LZH  Luoyang Beijiao Airport LYA
 Mianyang Nanjiao Airport MIG  Mudanjiang Hailang Airport MDG
 Nanchang Changbei International Airport KHN  Nanjing Lukou International Airport NKG
 Nanning Wuxu International Airport NNG  Nantong Xingdong Airport NTG
 Ningbo Lishe International Airport NGB  Qingdao Liuting International Airport TAO
 Quanzhou Jinjiang Airport JJN  Sanya Phoenix International Airport SYX
 Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport SHA  Shanghai Pudong International Airport PVG
 Shenyang Taoxian International Airport SHE  Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport SZX
 Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport SJW  Sunan Shuofang International Airport WUX
 Taiyuan Wusu International Airport TYN  Tianjin Binhai International Airport TSN
 Tianshui Maijishan Airport THQ  Weihai Dashuibo Airport WEH
 Wenzhou Longwan International Airport WNZ  Wuhan Tianhe International Airport WUH
 Xi'an Xianyang International Airport XIY  Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport XMN
 Xiangyang Liuji Airport XFN  Xichang Qingshan Airport XIC
 Xining Caojiabao Airport XNN  Xuzhou Guanyin International Airport XUZ
 Yancheng Nanyang International Airport YNZ  Yanji Chaoyangchuan International Airport YNJ
 Yantai Penglai International Airport YNT  Yinchuan Hedong International Airport INC
 Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport DYG  Zhangye Ganzhou Airport YZY
 Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport CGO  Zhoushan Putuoshan Airport HSN
 Zhuhai Jinwan Airport ZUH  Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport URC
 Beijing Nanyuan Airport NAY

 Cocos CCK

 Abakan International Airport ABA  Anapa Airport AAQ
 Baikal International Airport UUD  Barnaul Airport BAX
 Begishevo Airport NBC  Belgorod International Airport EGO
 Beslan Airport OGZ  Bogashevo Airport TOF
 Bratsk Airport BTK  Bryansk International Airport BZK
 Cheboksary Airport CSY  Chelyabinsk Airport CEK
 Cherepovets Airport CEE  Domodedovo International Airport DME
 Elista Airport ESL  Grozny Airport GRV
 Ignatyevo Airport BQS  International Airport Irkutsk IKT
 Kadala Airport HTA  Kazan International Airport KZN
 Khabarovsk Novy Airport KHV  Khrabrovo Airport KGD
 Koltsovo Airport SVX  Komsomolsk-on-Amur Airport KXK
 Krasnodar International Airport KRR  Kursk Vostochny Airport URS
 Kurumoch International Airport KUF  Magnitogorsk International Airport MQF
 Mineralnye Vody Airport MRV  Murmansk Airport MMK
 Nalchik Airport NAL  Narimanovo Airport ASF
 Nizhnevartovsk Airport NJC  Nizhny Novgorod International Airport GOJ
 Omsk Tsentralny Airport OMS  Orenburg Tsentralny Airport REN
 Orsk Airport OSW  Perm International Airport PEE
 Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport PKC  Petrozavodsk Airport PES
 Provideniya Bay Airport PVS  Pskov Airport PKV
 Pulkovo Airport LED  Roshchino International Airport TJM
 Rostov-on-Don Airport ROV  Saratov Tsentralny Airport RTW
 Sheremetyevo International Airport SVO  Sochi International Airport AER
 Sokol Airport GDX  Spichenkovo Airport NOZ
 Stavropol Shpakovskoye Airport STW  Surgut International Airport SGC
 Syktyvkar Airport SCW  Talagi Airport ARH
 Tolmachevo Airport OVB  Tunoshna Airport IAR
 Ufa International Airport UFA  Ugolny Airport DYR
 Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport ULY  Uytash airport MCX
 Vladivostok International Airport VVO  Vnukovo International Airport VKO
 Volgograd International Airport VOG  Voronezh International Airport VOZ
 Yakutsk Airport YKS  Yemelyanovo International Airport KJA
 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport UUS

 Acapulco International Airport ACA  Bachigualato Federal International Airport CUL
 Bahías de Huatulco International Airport HUX  Cancún International Airport CUN
 Carlos Rovirosa Pérez International Airport VSA  Ciudad del Carmen International Airport CME
 Cozumel International Airport CZM  Del Bajío International Airport BJX
 Francisco Sarabia International Airport TRC  General Francisco J. Mujica International Airport MLM
 General Francisco Javier Mina International Airport TAM  General Guadalupe Victoria International Airport DGO
 General Heriberto Jara International Airport VER  General Rafael Buelna International Airport MZT
 General Roberto Fierro Villalobos International Airport CUU  Guadalajara International Airport GDL
 Hermosillo International Airport HMO  Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport ZIH
 Lic. Jesús Terán Peredo International Airport AGU  Lic. y Gen. Ignacio López Rayón International Airport UPN
 Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport PVR  Loreto International Airport LTO
 Los Cabos International Airport SJD  Manuel Crescencio Rejón International Airport MID
 Mexico City International Airport MEX  Monterrey International Airport MTY
 Plan de Guadalupe International Airport SLW  Playa de Oro International Airport ZLO
 Ponciano Arriaga International Airport SLP  Puebla International Airport PBC
 Querétaro Intercontinental Airport QRO  Tijuana International Airport TIJ
 Toluca International Airport TLC  Xoxocotlán International Airport OAX
 Zacatecas International Airport ZCL  Ángel Albino Corzo International Airport TGZ

 Akron Fulton International Airport AKC  Akron–Canton Airport CAK
 Albany International Airport ALB  Albuquerque International Sunport ABQ
 Appleton International Airport ATW  Atlantic City International Airport ACY
 Austin Straubel International Airport GRB  Austin–Bergstrom International Airport AUS
 Baltimore–Washington International Airport BWI  Bangor International Airport BGR
 Birmingham–Shuttlesworth International Airport BHM  Boeing Field BFI
 Bradley International Airport BDL  Buffalo Niagara International Airport BUF
 Capital Region International Airport LAN  Charleston International Airport CHS
 Charlotte Douglas International Airport CLT  Chicago Rockford International Airport RFD
 Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport CVG  Cleveland Hopkins International Airport CLE
 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport DFW  Daniel K. Inouye International Airport HNL
 Dayton International Airport DAY  Denver International Airport DEN
 Des Moines International Airport DSM  Eppley Airfield OMA
 Fairbanks International Airport FAI  Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport FLL
 Fresno Air National Guard Base FAT  General Mitchell International Airport MKE
 George Bush Intercontinental Airport IAH  Greater Rochester International Airport ROC
 Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport ATL  Hilo International Airport ITO
 Huntsville International Airport HSV  Indianapolis International Airport IND
 Jacksonville International Airport JAX  John F. Kennedy International Airport JFK
 John Glenn Columbus International Airport CMH  John Wayne Airport SNA
 Juneau International Airport JNU  Kansas City International Airport MCI
 Kenmore Air Harbor Seaplane Base LKE  Ketchikan International Airport KTN
 Key West International Airport EYW  Kona International Airport KOA
 LaGuardia Airport LGA  Lakeland Linder Regional Airport LAL
 Lambert–St. Louis International Airport STL  Logan International Airport BOS
 Los Angeles International Airport LAX  Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport MSY
 Louisville International Airport SDF  McCarran International Airport LAS
 Melbourne Airport MLB  Melbourne Airport MEL
 Memphis International Airport MEM  Miami International Airport MIA
 Midway International Airport MDW  Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport MSP
 Myrtle Beach International Airport MYR  Nashville International Airport BNA
 Newark Liberty International Airport EWR  Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport ECP
 O'Hare International Airport ORD  Oakland International Airport OAK
 Ontario International Airport ONT  Orlando International Airport MCO
 Orlando Sanford International Airport SFB  Paine Field PAE
 Palm Beach International Airport PBI  Palm Springs International Airport PSP
 Philadelphia International Airport PHL  Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport PHX
 Phoenix–Mesa Gateway Airport AZA  Pittsburgh International Airport PIT
 Portland International Airport PDX  Portland International Jetport PWM
 Raleigh–Durham International Airport RDU  Reno–Tahoe International Airport RNO
 Rickenbacker International Airport LCK  Rochester International Airport RST
 Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport DCA  Sacramento International Airport SMF
 Salt Lake City International Airport SLC  San Antonio International Airport SAT
 San Bernardino International Airport SBD  San Diego International Airport SAN
 San Francisco International Airport SFO  San Jose International Airport SJC
 Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport SRQ  Seattle–Tacoma International Airport SEA
 Southwest Florida International Airport RSW  Spokane International Airport GEG
 St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport PIE  Stewart International Airport SWF
 Syracuse Hancock International Airport SYR  T. F. Green Airport PVD
 Tallahassee International Airport TLH  Tampa International Airport TPA
 Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport ANC  Washington Dulles International Airport IAD
 William P. Hobby Airport HOU  Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport DTW