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Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA, ICAO: KSEA), also known as Sea-Tac Airport, is located in SeaTac, Washington, United States at the intersections of Washington State Route 518, Washington State Route 99 and Washington State Route 509. It is located about 1.5 miles from Interstate 5. It serves Seattle, Washington and Tacoma, Washington as well as the Seattle metropolitan area and western Washington state. The airport is a hub for Alaska Airlines, whose headquarters is located near the airport, and its regional subsidiary Horizon Air. The airport has service to many destinations throughout North America as well as a few cities in Europe and East Asia. It is also an international gateway for Northwest Airlines.
McCarran International Airport (IATA: LAS, ICAO: KLAS, FAA LID: LAS) is the principal commercial airport serving Las Vegas and surrounding Clark County, Nevada. The airport is located five miles (8 km) south of the central business district of Las Vegas, in the unincorporated town of Paradise. It covers an area of 2,800 acres (1,133 ha) and has four runways. McCarran is owned by Clark County and operated by the Clark County Department of Aviation. It serves as a hub for US Airways and Allegiant Air, and is the largest operation base of Southwest Airlines.
Pittsburgh International Airport (IATA: PIT, ICAO: KPIT, FAA LID: PIT) is an airport located in the Pittsburgh suburb of Findlay Township at the intersection of PA Route 60 (future I-376) and PA Route 576 (future I-576), with portions of the airport located in Moon Township. It has been a focus city for US Airways, and until 2004 was the airline's largest hub. The airport now retains the title of being US Airways's largest secondary hub. Pittsburgh is a hub for Air Midwest, Colgan Air and Republic Airlines as well.
Santa Monica Airport (IATA: SMO, ICAO: KSMO, FAA LID: SMO), also known as Santa Monica Municipal Airport, is a general aviation airport located in Santa Monica, California, United States. The airport is located approximately six statute miles north of LAX and one mile east of the Santa Monica Bay (Pacific Ocean). Van Nuys Airport is 12 miles to the north. The airport has a control tower and, on average, handles 400-500 operations a day. Originally called Clover Field, the airport was the home of the Douglas Aircraft company. The first circumnavigation of the world by air took off from and returned to Clover Field in 1924. Three restaurants are on the airport property; The Hump and Typhoon both have runway views and Spitfire Grill is across an airport street with no view of the runway. The Museum Of Flying at the airport houses a collection of historic aircraft. It is currently closed while a new facility is built on the North side of the airport and is expected to re-open in late 2007 or early 2008.
Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (IATA: MSP, ICAO: KMSP) is the largest and busiest airport in the five-state upper Midwestern region of Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. In terms of passengers, Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport is the twelfth largest in the United States (2006), and nineteenth largest airport in the world (2005). It straddles the southern border of the cities of Saint Paul, Minnesota and Minneapolis, Minnesota, but is mostly located in the Census-designated place of Fort Snelling, Minnesota. The terminal exits of the airport are minutes away from the Mall of America; careful flight pattern planning ensures that aircraft never fly over the mall at low altitude. It is a major hub for Northwest Airlines, Champion Air, Sun Country Airlines, and Northwest's Airlink partners Mesaba Airlines and Pinnacle Airlines, all of which except Pinnacle are headquartered nearby. Northwest accounts for more than 80% of the airport's passenger traffic. It is operated by the Metropolitan Airports Commission, which also handles operation of six smaller airports in the region.
Memphis International Airport (IATA: MEM, ICAO: KMEM) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) south of the city of Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee, USA. Northwest Airlines operates its third-largest passenger hub in Memphis, with routes to a number of destinations in North America, as well as a daily nonstop flight to Amsterdam. Memphis is also home to FedEx's "Super Hub," which processes a large amount of the freight carrier's packages. Because of FedEx's hub, Memphis has the largest cargo operations of any airport worldwide. Memphis is also home to United Parcel Service's third-largest sorting facility.
Miami International Airport (IATA: MIA, ICAO: KMIA), is a major airport located in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, between the cities of Miami, Hialeah, Doral, and Miami Springs, the village of Virginia Gardens, and the unincorporated community of Fountainbleau. The airport is a hub for passenger airlines American Airlines, American Eagle, and Executive Air; cargo airlines Arrow Air, Fine Air, UPS and Federal Express; and charter airline Miami Air. Miami International Airport handles flights to cities throughout the Americas and Europe, and is South Florida's main airport for long-haul international flights, although most domestic and low-cost carriers use Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport, which charge significantly lower fees to tenant airlines. Miami is the premier gateway between the US and Latin America, and, along with Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Miami is one of the largest aerial gateways into the American South, owing to its proximity to tourist attractions, local economic growth, large local Latin American and European populations, and strategic location to handle connecting traffic between North America, Latin America, and Europe. In the past, it has been a hub for Eastern Air Lines, Air Florida, the original National Airlines, the original Pan Am, and Iberia. As an international gateway to the United States it ranks third, behind New York-JFK in New York City and LAX in Los Angeles.
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (IATA: DTW, ICAO: KDTW), sometimes called Detroit Metro Airport, Metro Airport, or simply DTW, is an airport in Romulus, Michigan, near Detroit. The airport is a major hub and the operational headquarters for Northwest Airlines and its Northwest Airlink partners, Mesaba Airlines and Pinnacle Airlines; it is also a hub for Spirit Airlines. Operated by the Wayne County Airport Authority, the airport is one of the nation's most recently expanded and modernized airport's with six major runways, three terminals, 158 gates, and an attached Westin Hotel and conference center. It has large maintenance facilities capable of servicing and repairing the Boeing 747. As of 2006, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is the eleventh busiest airport in the United States and the seventeenth busiest airport in the world. Metro Airport is also considered a secondary airport serving the Toledo, Ohio area.
Honolulu International Airport (IATA: HNL, ICAO: PHNL) is the principal aviation gateway of the City & County of Honolulu and the State of Hawaii and is identified as one of the busiest airports in the United States. Honolulu International Airport is the principal hub of Hawaiian Airlines and Aloha Airlines, the two largest Hawaii-based airlines. Both airlines offer flights between the various airports of the Hawaiian Islands and also serve the continental United States. Honolulu International Airport is host to major United States and international flagship commercial carriers with direct routes to American, Asian, and Pacific Rim destinations.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL, ICAO: KATL), locally known as Atlanta Airport, Hartsfield Airport, or simply Hartsfield, is located in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, United States. It has been the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic and landings and take-offs since 2005. Additionally, Delta Air Lines operates the world's largest airline hub from the airport. Hartsfield held its ranking as the world's busiest airport in 2006, both in terms of passengers and number of flights, by accommodating 84.8 million passengers and 976,447 flights respectively according to the Geneva-based Airports Council International. Many of these flights are domestic flights from within the United States where Atlanta serves as a major transfer point for flights to and from smaller cities throughout the Southern United States. Fifty-seven percent of Hartsfield-Jackson's airport passengers do not stay in Atlanta but go on connection flights elsewhere. As an international gateway to the United States, Hartsfield-Jackson ranks seventh; JFK International in New York City is first.
Denver International Airport (IATA: DEN, ICAO: KDEN, FAA LID: DEN), often called DIA, is, by land size, the largest international airport in the United States, and the third largest international airport in the world, after only King Fahd International Airport, and Montreal-Mirabel International Airport. Currently, Denver International Airport is the fifth busiest airport in the United States in terms of traffic, and the tenth in the world with 47,324,844 passengers passing through the airport in 2006; a 9.1% change from 2005. The airport is located in far northeastern Denver, Colorado. Operated by the City and County of Denver, in 2006 it served almost 50,000,000 passengers. Denver is also the busiest and largest airport in the US without any non-stop service to and from Asia. DIA was voted the 2005 Best Airport in North America by readers of Business Traveler Magazine and was named America's best run Airport by Time Magazine in 2002.
Newark Liberty International Airport, Tower Road, Building Ten, Newark, New Jersey 07114, USA. Location: The airport is located 3km (2 miles) south of Newark, 26km (16 miles) southwest of New York / Airport code: EWR.
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (IATA: BWI, ICAO: KBWI) serves the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area in the United States. It is commonly referred to as BWI or BWI Airport, after its IATA Airport Code. The airport is located in Linthicum, an unincorporated area of Anne Arundel County, Maryland. In 2006 the airport served a record 20.7 million passengers, up nearly five percent from 2005 and besting the previous high set in 2001.
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (IATA: DFW, ICAO: KDFW, FAA LID: DFW) is located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, and is the busiest airport in the U.S. state of Texas. In terms of aircraft movements, it is the third busiest airport in the world. In terms of passenger traffic, it is the sixth busiest airport in the world transporting 59,064,360 passengers in 2005. In terms of land area, at 18,076 acres, it is the largest airport in Texas, the second largest in the United States, and fourth largest in the world. It is the nation's tenth busiest international gateway, behind Honolulu International Airport. The airport was recently named as "The Best Cargo Airport in the World" according to the second edition of a survey. The airport serves 129 domestic destinations and 36 international, and is the largest and main hub for American Airlines (800 daily departures), and also the largest hub for American Eagle. Eighty four percent of all flights at Dallas/Fort Worth are operated by American Airlines. Delta Air Lines closed its Dallas/Fort Worth hub in February 2005 in an effort to cut costs. The airline shrank operations from 256 daily nonstop flights to 21.
John F. Kennedy International Airport, Building 14, Jamaica, New York 11430, USA. Location: The airport is located 24km (15 miles) southeast of central Manhattan / Airport code: JFK.
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