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An airport is a designated location for airplanes to take off and land. While smaller airports - more often called aerodromes, airfields or landing strips - might include short dirt or grassed runways, larger airports for international use normally feature paved strips, possible one or several kilometres long, together with a large complex of buildings where air traffic is controlled, and passengers can embark on planes, or cargo can be stored. Airports are uniquely represented by their IATA airport code.

Airports are a major source of aviation noise which can, in extreme cases, be dangerous for health.

An aircraft carrier is a naval ship that serves as mobile seaborne military airfield.

See list of airports.

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