Airports with "international" designation?

Holocene

Well-Known Member
I can understand LAX or BOS, but it's been my experience that there are quite a few smaller, non-towered, essentially isolated/little-known airports with this designation as well.

Why this designation?
 

Adler

Low-Level Individual
I was told an "international" airport has Customs at the airport.

And at an "airport of entry" customs will go there for you, but they are not based there.

I could be completely wrong.
 

BCTAv8r

Well-Known Member
Does it have to have commercial service to be considered "international"? FXE has customs but it is obviously not called "international" like FLL is.
 

derg

Deplatformer
Staff member
I can understand LAX or BOS, but it's been my experience that there are quite a few smaller, non-towered, essentially isolated/little-known airports with this designation as well.

Why this designation?
Probably marketing.
 

tlewis95

I drive planes
Clow International - 1C5 - Boilingbrook, IL

3300x75 feet of runway an a nice breakfast destination on field.

Im pretty sure that its not an AOE either...
 

Adler

Low-Level Individual
You'd think being one of the world's only intergalactic spaceports they'd need more then one runway.
 

PGT

Well-Known Member
If the airport has a customs office then it can be designated international.
 

da10pilot

New Member
Clow had customs, not sure if they still do tho
I don't think they do...didn't know they ever did but I remember reading that Mr Clow added "International" for the cultural diversity in the area. I don't believe that if an airport has International in its name that it necessarily means it is/has an AOE/customs.
 

PW127F

New Member
International is nothing more than a name... Infact in the AIM somewhere it warns you about this and that you need to check that the airport is infact suitable to use.

It's just a marketing thing!
 
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