Airport vs. Airstrip



An airfield (an area designated for the takeoff and landing of aircraft), including one or more runways and (for commercial airports) one or more passenger terminals.

‘Because of this, and contrary to popular belief, British airports primarily act as giant wealth extractors, transporting our richest citizens out of the country as often as possible to take their money overseas. ― The Independent, Heathrow expansion to mainly benefit wealthy frequent fliers, research finds, 23 june 2018.’;


An aircraft landing field, usually with one runway and only basic facilities.

‘The outfitter deposited us at a small airstrip out in the bush, promising to pick us up again in a week's time.’;


an airfield equipped with control tower and hangers as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo


an airfield without normal airport facilities.


An airport is an aerodrome with extended facilities, mostly for commercial air transport. Airports often have facilities to park and maintain aircraft, and a control tower.


an airfield without normal airport facilities

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