English Across the Curriculum

At The Airport

Types of Airports

  • Commercial service airports serve the big national and international airlines. Planes from all over the world take off and land there.
  • General aviation airports are smaller airports that handle private, business and charter planes as well as planes that carry people to and from bigger airports.
  • Military airfields are operated by the army and sometimes share space with other airports.

Heathrow Airport, London, U.K.
Image Kenneth Iwelumo (GFDL 1.2 or GFDL 1.2), via Wikimedia Commons

American Military Airport on the Pacific island of Guam
Image: United States Air Force, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons