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Airports and parts of airports

aerodrome

noun

a small airport

air base

noun

a military airport

airfield

noun

a place where aircraft arrive and leave, especially military or private aircraft

airport

noun

a place where planes arrive and leave, consisting of runways (=long roads where planes land and take off) and large buildings for passengers called terminals

airside

adjective, adverb

next to the part of an airport where aircraft stand

airstrip

noun

a long narrow piece of land that can be used by planes for landing and leaving the ground

apron

noun

a place at an airport where planes wait or turn round

arrivals

noun

the part of an airport that deals with passengers who are arriving. The part that deals with passengers who are leaving is called departures.

baggage reclaim

noun

the place in an airport where people get their luggage after a flight

business lounge

noun

a room at an airport for business class passengers, with comfortable chairs and a coffee bar and sometimes also computers, fax machines, and secretaries

carousel

noun

a moving surface in an airport from which you collect your bags

check-in

noun

the place you go to when you arrive at an airport or hotel

check-in counter

noun

a check-in desk

check-in desk

noun

a desk where you go to give in your bags and cases and have your ticket checked at an airport

control tower

noun

a tall building at an airport from which people control the movement of aircraft. The people who do this job are called air traffic controllers.

departure lounge

noun

a large room in an airport where you sit and wait before going onto a plane

departures

noun

the part of an airport that deals with passengers who are leaving. The part that deals with passengers who are arriving is called arrivals.

executive lounge

noun

a room at an airport or hotel with comfortable chairs, a coffee bar etc for people who are travelling first-class

gate

noun

the place at an airport where people get on a plane

helipad

noun

a flat area for helicopters to land on and take off from, often on top of a building

heliport

noun

a small airport for helicopters

hub

noun

a central airport that passengers can fly to from smaller local airports in order to make international or long-distance flights

JFK

an international airport in New York City

landing pad

noun

a place on a building or on the ground where a helicopter can land

landing strip

noun

a long narrow piece of ground where planes land and take off (=leave the ground)

landside

adjective

the landside part of an airport is the part before you go through the security checks to get on an aircraft

lounge

noun

a room or area in a place such as an airport where people can sit and wait

meeting point

noun

a point at an airport or railway station where people can arrange to meet

runway

noun

a long road used by planes when they land and take off, usually at an airport

scanner

noun

a piece of equipment that is used at an airport for producing a picture of the inside of people’s bags

the tarmac

noun

the part of an airport where the planes stop and that people walk across to get on a plane

terminal

noun

a large building at an airport where passengers arrive and leave

transit lounge

noun

a room in an international airport where passengers can wait for their flight to another country

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