Airport

An airport is a place where airplanes can land or take off. Most airports in the world have only a long strip of level ground called a runway. Many airports have buildings which are used to hold airplanes and passengers. A building that holds passengers waiting for their planes or luggage is called a terminal. The sections between the plane and the terminal are called "gates". Airports also have buildings called hangars to hold planes when they are not used. Some airports have buildings to control the airport, like a control tower which tells planes where to go.

An international airport is a large airport that airplanes can use to fly to and from other countries. A domestic airport is an airport which is usually smaller and only has airplanes coming from places in the same country. Most international airports have shops and restaurants for airplane passengers to use.

An airport used by the military is often called an air force base or airbase. An aircraft carrier is a floating airbase.

Safety

Airports are made and operated for safety. Today, people must walk through a metal detector, a machine that can tell if metal goes through it. If it makes a noise, the officers will make that person take off all things on them that are metal. They also have X-ray machines that can look into luggage. If officers find items such as weapons, or anything that can be used to kill people, that item (and the person who has it) are taken away and possibly arrested. As well as this, passengers are not allowed to bring bottles or containers with over 100 ml of liquid onto the plane because they could be turned into bombs. Therefore, all water bottles must be emptied before entering the secured area.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Lughawe
Ænglisc: Flyhthæfen
العربية: مطار
aragonés: Aeropuerto
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܒܝܬ ܛܘܣܐ
asturianu: Aeropuertu
Avañe'ẽ: Pepo'atãrupa
azərbaycanca: Hava limanı
беларуская: Аэрапорт
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Аэрапорт
भोजपुरी: हवाईअड्डा
български: Летище
bosanski: Aerodrom
brezhoneg: Aerborzh
català: Aeroport
Cebuano: Tugpahanan
čeština: Letiště
Cymraeg: Maes awyr
dansk: Lufthavn
Deutsch: Flughafen
eesti: Lennujaam
Ελληνικά: Αεροδρόμιο
English: Airport
español: Aeropuerto
Esperanto: Flughaveno
euskara: Aireportu
فارسی: فرودگاه
français: Aéroport
Frysk: Lofthaven
Gaeilge: Aerfort
galego: Aeroporto
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Kî-chhòng
한국어: 공항
հայերեն: Օդանավակայան
hrvatski: Zračna luka
Bahasa Indonesia: Bandar udara
interlingua: Aeroporto
íslenska: Flugvöllur
italiano: Aeroporto
עברית: שדה תעופה
Basa Jawa: Papan anggegana
ქართული: აეროპორტი
қазақша: Әуежай
Kiswahili: Uwanja wa ndege
Kreyòl ayisyen: Ayeropò
Кыргызча: Аэропорт
Ladino: Ayroporto
Latina: Aëroportus
latviešu: Lidosta
Lëtzebuergesch: Fluchhafen
lietuvių: Oro uostas
Limburgs: Lochhave
magyar: Repülőtér
македонски: Аеродром
मराठी: विमानतळ
მარგალური: აეროპორტი
Bahasa Melayu: Lapangan terbang
မြန်မာဘာသာ: လေယာဉ်ကွင်း
Nederlands: Vliegveld
नेपाली: विमानस्थल
日本語: 空港
norsk: Flyplass
norsk nynorsk: Lufthamn
occitan: Aeropòrt
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Aeroport
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਹਵਾਈ ਅੱਡਾ
پنجابی: ہوائی اڈا
Tok Pisin: Ples balus
português: Aeroporto
română: Aeroport
Runa Simi: Antanka panpa
русский: Аэропорт
Scots: Airport
shqip: Aeroporti
sicilianu: Ariuportu
slovenčina: Letisko
slovenščina: Letališče
Soomaaliga: Gego diyaarad
کوردی: فڕۆکەخانە
српски / srpski: Aerodrom
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Aerodrom
Basa Sunda: Bandar udara
suomi: Lentoasema
svenska: Flygplats
Tagalog: Paliparan
татарча/tatarça: Аэропорт
тоҷикӣ: Фурудгоҳ
Türkçe: Havaalanı
українська: Аеропорт
Tiếng Việt: Sân bay
West-Vlams: Vliegpling
Winaray: Luparan
吴语: 机场
ייִדיש: פליפעלד
粵語: 飛機場
žemaitėška: Uora ousts
中文: 機場