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What's the difference between a regional airport and a international airport?

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Answer #1 | 11/01 2017 19:32
An international airport has flights to/from at least one other country. A regional airport does not.
Answer #2 | 11/01 2017 21:02
Customs personnel
Answer #3 | 11/01 2017 19:15
distance
Answer #4 | 11/01 2017 19:18
Lots of differences. The main ones: International airports have facilities and personnel for customs clearances, immigration and the capacity for large international aircraft. Regional airports typically do not have these.
Answer #5 | 11/01 2017 19:22
Distance
Answer #6 | 15/01 2017 16:48
The designation had more significance in the early days of aviation and varied by country. International generally means that there are customs and borders facilities at the airport. It does not necessarily mean there are international flights. Regional generally means flights to surrounding states, short trips to major airports. But again, it varies widely. There's no legal definition. A small airport in Iowa with no commercial air service could call itself Grassland International World Airport but that doesn't mean squat
Answer #7 | 11/01 2017 23:11
WHAT country. A REGIONAL Airport can be an International Airport. International just means it has the facilities to process flights from other countries. Some Airports handle Private small flights. Bigger Airports handle larger planes. In special circumstances a Regional Airport can be an International Airport in a few hours notice. Billings Logan International Airport does not employ customs agents. Geiger Field is a regional Airport that is also an International Airport. Its New name is Spokane International Airport it retains its old Airport Code of GEG. Are you asking the difference between a Primary Airport and a Regional Airport? Some primary Airports in the USA do not have International Flights. Flint Michigan has a regional International Airport. Chicago's Other Airport is a regional International Airport. O'hare is not regional Midway is not regional but Chicago Rockford International Airport IS. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) Louisville International Airport (SDF) ARE Mail Sorting places for DHL and UPS very few International Passengers. Burbank Airport is a regional Airport with International Flights. Albany International Airport Bradley International Airport Duluth International Airport Falls Intl Airport Gerald R. Ford International Airport Glacier Park International Airport Greater Rochester International Airport Lehigh Valley International Airport Any many more Regional Airports are International Airports.
Answer #8 | 11/01 2017 20:31
Why don't you use a DICTIONARY?????????????????????????????
Answer #9 | 11/01 2017 19:57
An International airports MUST have at least one flight directly to another country. That does mean that they have to have immigration services for the people landing from that country. Regional airports don't have that.
Answer #10 | 12/01 2017 19:14
Normally, it is the financing and has nothing to do with where planes arrive from/depart to. Regional airports are financed locally much like a hospital or school. International airports are financed by huge statewide bonds and often have federal assistance.
Answer #11 | 16/01 2017 10:28
A regional Airport takes national traffic, ie- the planes that take off and land there are doing so from within the same country, so the airport doesn't have any 'Customs' or immigration control. International Airport deal with International traffic, and have Customs, immigration control.

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