Is a location where aircraft such as fixed- wing aircraft, helicopters, and blimps take off and land.
Is a company that provides air transport services for traveling passengers and freight.
Today most countries have both Domestic and International carriers. Governments indulge in having their national carrier to fly international routes even if they are unprofitable. There are many reasons for this strategy: Each Government sees the potential of world tourism and wishes to have a slice of it. Airlines bring inbound tourists into the country. A national carrier is a source of pride.
A national carrier links with certain destinations w/c other airlines due to political reasons. Airlines generate foreign exchange. Airlines develop national tourism.
Airports are controlled by each country’s National Airports Authority. They govern the standards of airports and their use. Governments negotiate w/ one another to grant certain freedoms of the air carriers of other country such as: • The right to overfly. • The right to make a technical landing. • The right to carry passengers and freight from one’s territory to another. • The right to carry passengers and freight from another country to one’s own.
COMMUTER TRAFFIC Connect small communities. They have commuter planes including helicopters and seaplanes to keep small towns connected to larger cities.REGIONAL AIRLINES Serve certain regions within a country. They have territorial license to provide passenger and cargo services within well-defined areas.
TRUNK AIRLINES Provide services to larger areas primarily the principal cities of the country.INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES Connect the country to foreign countries.
Control towers that oversee themovement of aircraft in the airand on the ground.