An airport is a hub of aviation transportation. It may be large and commercial, or small and private, with runways and buildings for the take off, landing, and maintenance of airplanes and helicopters. It also has control towers, hangars, and terminals. Air travel is convenient and popular, with the International Air Travel Association (IATA) estimating that 9 million people travel by air every day.
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This airport directory, started in 2012, comprises information about publicly-owned airports and privately-owned airports in the USA. The photo on this page depicts an airport terminal and control tower silhouetted at sunset.
Air traffic controllers help ensure the travel safety of both commercial and private aircraft. Learn more about the role of air traffic controllers with this helpful article.
Many people need to rent a vehicle while traveling for vacation or business purposes, and almost all major airports provide a selection of car rental companies on site. This photo shows an airport sign directing travelers to rental car desks.
Founded in London, Pointr has secured a $104,140 contract to trial its tiny Bluetooth beacons in a U.S. airport that can be used by smartphones to navigate in places where GPS is unreliable.
By Oliver Smith, Forbes Staff. Forbes. Mon, 13 Aug 2018 05:19:45 -0400.