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Questions about the aviation aspects of airports. Questions focused on the passenger aspects should be asked at Travel.SE.

An airport is any facility in a specific location where aircraft perform s and s. That includes s and bases, but not s (which have no fixed position). The exact terminology used for airports may be different in different countries. airports and private runways are sometimes referred to as airfields or airstrips, and airports are often called air bases.

Airports vary widely in size from large international commercial hubs with multiple to smaller general aviation airfields and private grass strips. Airports can provide many different facilities for s, , and aircraft, depending on their size; e.g., passenger terminals, refueling, maintenance, ground transport links, hangars, etc..

Use this tag for all questions about how aircraft operate in and around airports, and for questions about airport operations. You may be referred to Travel Stack Exchange if you ask about something related to business practices or non-aviation activities.

See Wikipedia for more information.