Airport

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An airport is an aerodrome with extended facilities, mostly for commercial air transport.wikipedia
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Airport terminal

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An airport consists of a landing area, which comprises an aerially accessible open space including at least one operationally active surface such as a runway for a plane to take off or a helipad, and often includes adjacent utility buildings such as control towers, hangars and terminals.
An airport terminal is a building at an airport where passengers transfer between ground transportation and the facilities that allow them to board and disembark from an aircraft.

Airport lounge

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Larger airports may have airport aprons, taxiway bridges, air traffic control centres, passenger facilities such as restaurants and lounges, and emergency services.
An airport lounge is a facility operated at many airports.

Fixed-base operator

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In some countries, the US in particular, they also typically have one or more fixed-base operators, serving general aviation.
A fixed-base operator (FBO) is an organization granted the right by an airport to operate at the airport and provide aeronautical services such as fueling, hangaring, tie-down and parking, aircraft rental, aircraft maintenance, flight instruction, and similar services.

Heliport

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An airport solely serving helicopters is called a heliport. The terms aerodrome, airfield, and airstrip may also be used to refer to airports, and the terms heliport, seaplane base, and STOLport refer to airports dedicated exclusively to helicopters, seaplanes, or short take-off and landing aircraft.
In other words, it is a small airport suitable for use by helicopters and some other vertical lift platforms.

Airport apron

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Larger airports may have airport aprons, taxiway bridges, air traffic control centres, passenger facilities such as restaurants and lounges, and emergency services.
The airport apron or apron, also known as tarmac, is the area of an airport where aircraft are parked, unloaded or loaded, refueled, or boarded.

International airport

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An international airport has additional facilities for customs and passport control as well as incorporating all of the aforementioned elements.
An international airport is an airport with customs and border control facilities enabling passengers to travel between countries.

STOLport

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The terms aerodrome, airfield, and airstrip may also be used to refer to airports, and the terms heliport, seaplane base, and STOLport refer to airports dedicated exclusively to helicopters, seaplanes, or short take-off and landing aircraft.
A STOLport or STOLPORT was an airport designed with STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) operations in mind, usually for an aircraft class of certain weight and size.

Landing area

An airport consists of a landing area, which comprises an aerially accessible open space including at least one operationally active surface such as a runway for a plane to take off or a helipad, and often includes adjacent utility buildings such as control towers, hangars and terminals.
Landing area is an official designation of specialized Earth surface region by the international standard publication describing airfields and airports to aviators, the Aeronautical Information Publication.

Helipad

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An airport consists of a landing area, which comprises an aerially accessible open space including at least one operationally active surface such as a runway for a plane to take off or a helipad, and often includes adjacent utility buildings such as control towers, hangars and terminals.
Helipads may be located at a heliport or airport where fuel, air traffic control and service facilities for aircraft are available.

National aviation authority

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In some jurisdictions, airport is a legal term of art reserved exclusively for those aerodromes certified or licensed as airports by the relevant national aviation authority after meeting specified certification criteria or regulatory requirements.
In some countries an NAA may build and operate airports, including non-airside operations such as passenger terminals; the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines being among such national authorities.

Landing

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Such a base typically includes a stretch of open water for takeoffs and landings, and seaplane docks for tying-up.
Aircraft usually land at an airport on a firm runway or helicopter landing pad, generally constructed of asphalt concrete, concrete, gravel or grass.

Aerodrome

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The terms aerodrome, airfield, and airstrip may also be used to refer to airports, and the terms heliport, seaplane base, and STOLport refer to airports dedicated exclusively to helicopters, seaplanes, or short take-off and landing aircraft. In some jurisdictions, airport is a legal term of art reserved exclusively for those aerodromes certified or licensed as airports by the relevant national aviation authority after meeting specified certification criteria or regulatory requirements. An airport is an aerodrome with extended facilities, mostly for commercial air transport.
Aerodromes include small general aviation airfields, large commercial airports, and military airbases.

Airport authority

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In the United States commercial airports are generally operated directly by government entities or government-created airport authorities (also known as port authorities), such as the Los Angeles World Airports authority that oversees several airports in the Greater Los Angeles area, including Los Angeles International Airport.
An airport authority is an independent entity charged with the operation and oversight of an airport or group of airports.

Los Angeles International Airport

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In the United States commercial airports are generally operated directly by government entities or government-created airport authorities (also known as port authorities), such as the Los Angeles World Airports authority that oversees several airports in the Greater Los Angeles area, including Los Angeles International Airport.
It is owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), an agency of the government of Los Angeles, formerly known as the Department of Airports.

Airport check-in

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Check-in facilities, including a baggage drop-off
The airlines typically use service counters found at airports.

Seaplane base

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An airport for use by seaplanes and amphibious aircraft is called a seaplane base.
A seaplane base is a type of airport that is located in a body of water, usually a river, bay, harbor, or lake, where seaplanes and amphibious aircraft take-off and land.

Airport security

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Passengers and staff must be checked by security before being permitted to enter the airside area.
These areas are often called "secure", "sterile" and airside.

Airport seating

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Lounges themselves typically have seating, showers, quiet areas, televisions, computer, Wi-Fi and Internet access, and power outlets that passengers may use for their electronic equipment.
An airport chair or airport seating is seating within an airport.

Baggage carousel

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Baggage reclaim facilities, often in the form of a carousel
A baggage carousel is a device, generally at an airport, that delivers checked luggage to the passengers at the baggage reclaim area at their final destination.

Gate (airport)

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The terminal has a series of gates, which provide passengers with access to the plane.
A gate, or gatehouse, is an area of an airport that provides a waiting area for passengers before boarding their flight.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

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Large ones often have multiple terminals, though some large airports like Amsterdam Airport Schiphol still have one terminal.
The robbers used a stolen KLM van to gain airside access.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport

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Bengaluru International Airport and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport are controlled by GVK Group.
While both terminals use the same airside facilities, they are physically separated on the cityside, requiring a 15–20-minute (landside) drive between them.

Car rental

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Large airports will also have car rental firms, taxi ranks, bus stops and sometimes a train station.
It is often organised with numerous local branches (which allow a user to return a vehicle to a different location), and primarily located near airports or busy city areas and often complemented by a website allowing online reservations.

Baggage handling system

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There also needs to be a baggage handling system, to transport baggage from the baggage drop-off to departing planes, and from arriving planes to the baggage reclaim.
A baggage handling system (BHS) is a type of conveyor system installed in airports that transports checked luggage from ticket counters to areas where the bags can be loaded onto airplanes.

Frankfurt Airport

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Germany's Frankfurt Airport is managed by the quasi-private firm Fraport.
The landside is 420 metres long.