Source: International Passenger Traffic for past 12 months (ending in August 2005), Airports Council International ( ** ). ...more on Wikipedia about "List of the world's busiest airports by international passenger traffic"
A Location Identifier takes the place of the name and the location of an airport, navigation aid, weather station, and manned air traffic control facility in air traffic control, telecommunications, computer programming, weather reports, and related services. ...more on Wikipedia about "Location Identifier"
Pilot Controlled Lighting (PCL), also known as Aircraft Radio Control of Aerodrome Lighting (ARCAL) or Pilot Activated Lighting (PAL), is a technical system by which aircraft pilots can control the lighting of an airport or airfield's runways and taxiways via radio. PCL systems are most common at uncontrolled or little used airfields where it is not economical to light the runways all night every night nor to maintain staff to turn the runway lighting on and off as needed. PCL enables pilots to control the lighting only when they require it, thereby saving electricity and reducing light pollution. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pilot Controlled Lighting"
A runway is a strip of land on an airport, on which aircraft can take off and land. Runways may be a prepared surface, (often asphalt or concrete) or an unprepared surface ( grass, dirt, gravel). ...more on Wikipedia about "Runway"
Runway Edge Lights are used to outline the edges of runways during periods of darkness or restricted visibility conditions. These light systems are classified according to the intensity they are capable of producing: ...more on Wikipedia about "Runway Edge Lights"
Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL) are installed at many airports to provide rapid and positive identification of the approach end of a particular runway. The system consists of a pair of synchronized flashing lights located laterally on each side of the runway threshold. REILs may be either omnidirectional or unidirectional facing the approach area. ...more on Wikipedia about "Runway End Indentification Lights"
A Skycap is a worker at an airport who is not an airline employee and provides services to passengers. ...more on Wikipedia about "Skycap" Be happy with www.shortopedia.com Airports
A taxiway is a strip of land on an airport on which aircraft can roll (taxi) to or from a hangar, terminal, runway, or other facility. They are often a hard surface such as asphalt or concrete, although smaller airports sometimes use gravel or grass. ...more on Wikipedia about "Taxiway"
Train-to-the-plane is a rhyming way of describing a rail connection to an airport. The idea is to have fewer cars going to (and being left in long-term parking areas at) a city's airport. ...more on Wikipedia about "Train-to-the-plane"
The Visual Approach Slope Indicator (VASI) is a system of lights on the side of a runway that provide visual descent guidance information during the approach to a runway. These lights are visible from 3-5 miles during the day and up to 20 miles or more at night. ...more on Wikipedia about "Visual Approach Slope Indicator"
The cachet of being known as the World's busiest airport is fiercely fought over by the owners of the world's largest airports. ...more on Wikipedia about "World's busiest airport"
The list is based on Airport Council International, Cargo Traffic 2004 FINAL . Numbers listed refer to loaded and unloaded freight and mail in metric tonnes in 2004. ...more on Wikipedia about "World's busiest airports by cargo traffic"
The thirty busiest airports for various periods (data provided by Airports Council International) measured by number of passengers are as follows. ...more on Wikipedia about "World's busiest airports by passenger traffic"
The list is based on Airport Council International, Traffic Movements 2004 FINAL . Numbers listed refer to landing and take off of aircrafts in 2004. ...more on Wikipedia about "World's busiest airports by traffic movements"
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