- Regional airport
A regional airport is an
airportserving traffic within a relatively small or lightly populated geographical area. A regional airport usually does not have customsand immigrationfacilities to process traffic between countries. In Canadaregional airports usually service connections within Canadaand some flights to the United States. A few U.S. regional airports, some of which actually call themselves international airports, may have customs and immigration facilities staffed on an as-needed basis, but the vast majority serve domestic traffic only.
Aircraft using these airports tend to be smaller
business jets, private aircraft and regional airliners of both turboproppropelled or regional jetliner varieties. These flight usually go a shorter distance to a larger regional hub. For medium-size countries like France, Germany, Sweden, a regional airport is an airport used with smaller planes, even though they go to the national hub, just like flight from larger domestic airports.
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