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Like highways there are severals sizes of airports. Like in Highway (primary, secondary, tertiary) there should be made a differenc by size (airport = major, minor, landingfield) as on highways thers are different types of vehicles (highway = foot, bicycle, car motorcycle, or even horse), on airports there are airliners, (smaller) propeller planes, gliders, helicopters, and even rc model planes. Now every Airport / Airdrome /Landingfield is rendered the same way. I think it makes a difference, whether we have major Airports like Frankfurt International or some smaller glider landingfield.
taxonomy from aviation jargon.
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Wikipedia offers an seemingly exhaustive list of these airports: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_international_airports_by_country
|Frankfurt or London Heathrow|
- = regional (for smaller Airports) in Germany they are call Regionalflughafen (regional airports)
- = airfield (for smaller airports with no or few scheduled flights, mostly for general aviation, most aircraft are private planes and can host less than 10 passengers, rarely more than 2 runways, home of aero club. eg: Waterford Airport, Lamar Municipal Airport, Aérodrome de Royan-Médis)
- = airstrip (as the lowest class of a landing place, sometimes only bush pilots know where they are. Just one runway, no or almost no facility)
See taginfo