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Merger? (from airport of entry)[edit]

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Was wondering whether Airport of entry should be merged with and redirected here, because much of the information there appears to be duplicated in this article (and the basic definitions for both are similar). Thoughts? KeithH 08:33, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

"International airport" has become more of a marketing term than anything else -- similar to the way a lot of Junior colleges renamed themselves Universities. Therefore, I don't believe the merger is warranted. Ewlyahoocom 03:56, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
Given the size of airport and that this isn't a stub, I think they should be separate rather than a subheading in the airport article. Airport of entry is more a list of those airports, which the terminology section notes may or may not be branded international airports. The definitions are similar, but they are distinct terms, one more of a legal term, the other now more marketing or branding, as mentioned above. Toliar (talk) 15:01, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Merge from customs airport to international airport[edit]

Customs airport seems to deal with the same concept as international airport. It seems like they should be merged. (talk) 07:07, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

I am not sure if these criterion's are universal, however I present a few criteria for tagging an airport as International based on an answer given by the Minister of Civil Aviation for India. INTERNATIONAL STATUS TO AIRPORTS. Please also note reference to Customs Airports in (d) and (e). In brief, while a Customs Airport may have international flights, it needs to satisfy a few more conditions to be tagged as International (at least in India). I presume the requirements may be more or less the same in other countries.
(a) Declaration of an airport as an `International Airport` needs fulfillment of certain parameters which meet the Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) stipulated by the Director General of Civil Aviation in India / International Civil Aviation Organization (Annex 9 Facilitation). These parameters are
(i) Runway length should be 9000 feet or more to cater to at least medium capacity long-range aircraft or equivalent type of aircraft, as these aircraft constitute majority of aircraft used in international operations,
(ii) Availability of Ground Lighting Facilities, Instrument Landing System, for operation of aircrafts at night,
(iii) International sector traffic potential,
(iv) Requirement/demand from Scheduled National/International Airline Operators,
(v)Availability of Customs, Immigration, Health, animal and plant quarantine services,
(vi) Bilateral agreement between the States (Nations) under which it may be offered as a point-of-call to foreign carriers for operations,
(vii) International Cargo Complex, and
(viii) Adequate size of terminal building to handle international and transit passengers. Based on the above parameters and approval of Union Cabinet an airport is declared international airport. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ramananrv123 (talkcontribs) 16:38, 30 November 2011 (UTC)