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Old 01-04-2011, 12:40 PM
 
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Atlantic City Airport

(An odd fact is that the runway is an emergency alternate for the Space Shuttle)
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:10 PM
 
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Yes - I'd daresay that the majority of US airports with the word international in their names do not have any international flights, and won't have them anytime soon - it's just a marketing ploy, basically.
Yeah, having international in the airport title doesn't mean anything--it isn't an official designation. There are plenty of so-called international airports that have no regularly scheduled(or scheduled at all) international flights. Some might have customs or immigration for private flights coming in from Canada or Mexico. Some just added international to the name in hopeful attempt to land future international flights.

For example:

Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There are barely a handful of domestic flights landing a this airport, but I've never heard of an international flight ever...Perhaps they optimistically envisioned a non-stop flight from Vancouver, BC some day.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:29 PM
 
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Bangor, ME
Duluth, MN
Fargo, ND
Grand Forks, ND
Great Falls, MT
Spokane, WA
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Old 01-06-2011, 05:23 PM
 
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International Falls, Minnesota. How often does a city of 12,000 have an international airport? Of course it's right on the Canadian border so that probably helps.
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Great Falls, Montana. Though there's moose heads on the wall there. Literally!
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Orlandooooooo
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Daytona Beach International - Daytona Beach
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport - Panama City
Melbourne International Airport - Melbourne/Palm Bay
Key West International Airport - Key West
Southwest FLorida International Airport - Ft. Myers
Sarasota International Airport - Sarasota

For Florida
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Florida
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For a metro of 2 million Orlando has a hell of a lot of international flights, more than most metros double its size.
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:41 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Maybe, but 2 million isn't a "small metro" by normal standards.
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Let me clarify three (3) things regarding international airports:

1) An international airport is NOT defined by whether it has international flights, but whether it has custom and immigration facilities. Syracuse and many airports have had this capability for some time.

2) I noticed that many are focused on metropolitan statistical areas (msa) as a regions service area for its respective airport. However, an airports usage is determined by its "catchment" (marketing) area, not its msa. To illustrate, Southwest Airlines was not going to schedule service into Albany (NY) International Airport based on its msa, but on its catchment area that extends into Vermont, eastern Mohawk Valley and western Mass. I think Honolulu (Oaho) is a unique example, it is a major tourist destination for the entire Pacific Rim and beyond.

3) Syracuse has a catchment area of approximately 2 million people according to Jetblue CEO David Barger, per a August 10, 2010 syracuse.com article (see below). "Hancock could support more air traffic, Barger said. The airport serves a “catchment” of around 2 million people, he said. Passengers come from Utica, Ithaca, Northern New York and Canada to fly out of Syracuse." He also made the point that Jetblue's Orlando - Syracuse route is the most profitable in its entire network which makes it competitive on certain routes. As the article implies, Syracuse's problem has been its costs which is now being addressed since (the article) establishing an Airport Authority.

JetBlue CEO says airline is having a strong summer | syracuse.com

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Old 06-23-2012, 08:47 PM
 
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Sawyer international airport in Gwinn, Michigan.
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