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Old 06-25-2012, 02:04 AM
 
Location: Laguna Beach CA./ Denver CO
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Aspen Colorado....and it's probably one of the most internationally visited towns in the US for its size.
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:18 PM
 
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So Great Falls International Airport has been downgraded?
I don't think it ever had international flights (at least not in recent times). Like others have noted, "International Airport" is not a legal designation. There are no requirements that must be met before an airport can stick "internatonal" somewhere in its name, even if there is nothing international about it.
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:31 PM
 
Location: 46201
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I don't think it ever had international flights (at least not in recent times). Like others have noted, "International Airport" is not a legal designation. There are no requirements that must be met before an airport can stick "internatonal" somewhere in its name, even if there is nothing international about it.
Actually, the "International" in International airport is an FAA airport for airports that can accept International flights, and are equipped with customs and immigration. That doesn't by default mean they are being used en masse, but it is not just some random word airports drop in on a whim for the hell of it.

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Old 06-25-2012, 01:51 PM
 
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Actually, the "International" in International airport is an FAA airport for airports that can accept International flights, and are equipped with customs and immigration.
But then again, we also have airports like Gary/Chicago "International" which don't have customs facilities, but which still stick "international" in the title as an aspirational measure.
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:32 PM
 
Location: 46201
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But then again, we also have airports like Gary/Chicago "International" which don't have customs facilities, but which still stick "international" in the title as an aspirational measure.
Airports plural? That is only one.
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Burlington International Airport in Vermont ( which was discussed above ) now does serve Toronto via Porter Airlines. Burlington has been handling private/charter flights for a long time now. ICE has a facility on the eastern end of the airport to handle these flights.
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:29 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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But then again, we also have airports like Gary/Chicago "International" which don't have customs facilities, but which still stick "international" in the title as an aspirational measure.
I think an airport probably has to be an officially designated international airport to accept cargo flights also.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Rockford, the Quad Cities and Peoria, IL all have international designations in their airport titles, although I'm pretty sure the only one with an actual commercial international designation is Rockford.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Atlantic City Airport

(An odd fact is that the runway is an emergency alternate for the Space Shuttle)
Same with Stewart in Newburgh, NY (Orange County, NY) Stewart International Airport
probably the smallest city with a "international" airport (yes it has customs facilities)

John Wayne in Orange County, CA has direct flights to Mexico (and I believe Canada).
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:18 AM
 
Location: The City
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Same with Stewart in Newburgh, NY (Orange County, NY) Stewart International Airport
probably the smallest city with a "international" airport (yes it has customs facilities)

John Wayne in Orange County, CA has direct flights to Mexico (and I believe Canada).
Interesting on the above, wonder how many there were/are

John Wayne is a decent sized airport though
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