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1A complex of runways and buildings for the take-off, landing, and maintenance of civil aircraft, with facilities for passengers.
airfield, airstrip, landing strip, runwayheliport, helipadair stationaerodromeairdromedromeView synonyms
- ‘We are used to arriving at airports and being able to get on and off aeroplanes in very little time.’
- ‘Each passenger's face would be scanned at airports and compared with the data in their passport.’
- ‘We are condemned to spend hours and money waiting for connecting flights in foreign airports.’
- ‘It was all about passenger landing rights at Heathrow and American airports.’
- ‘Some carriers have already cancelled a series of flights from London airports.’
- ‘Sheer volume of passengers, particularly at London airports, lies at the root of the problem.’
- ‘Flights from Gatwick are included, but connections from Scottish airports are extra.’
- ‘The airline mainly uses smaller airports and he admitted the size of Manchester Airport may be a factor.’
- ‘Of course because of the incident all airports have stopped planes from taking off.’
- ‘An unexpected benefit is the availability of flights from regional airports in the UK.’
- ‘He says that he writes in airports, on planes and trains and between meetings.’
- ‘The two airports are each served by one main runway, as are Aberdeen, Prestwick and Inverness.’
- ‘In addition to primary airports there are a multitude of landing strips able to receive small planes.’
- ‘Empty planes, deserted airports and bankrupt airlines are a useful barometer of their fear.’
- ‘Now the Government has set about building new roads and airports all over the shop.’
- ‘Previously, passengers were forced to travel via Heathrow or other hub airports.’
- ‘Police are also thought to know the identity of a third man they are seeking and to have alerted ports and airports.’
- ‘And all the hanging around in airports before and between flights is the worst bit of all.’
- ‘It is worth checking, too, for seasonal charter flights from Scottish airports.’
- ‘The ports and airports have been alerted in case he tries to leave the country.’
- 1.1[as modifier]Relating to or denoting light popular fiction such as is offered for sale to travellers in airports.‘an airport thriller’
- ‘But, at least in my case, it takes a couple of days to get through even an airport paperback.’
- ‘Some people might laugh at them as airport novels, but I get a good read from them.’
- ‘Its wrong, though, to hit an airport without an airport novel, one of those well-thumbed paperbacks bankrupt of literary merit.’
- ‘To be sure, he is an airport novelist, in the sense that airport bookstores are piled high with his books.’
- ‘It has the structure in some ways of an airport paperback but has the style and depth of a literary novel.’
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