Airport operator

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Airport operators are private or public companies that operate as airports . They make the entire airport infrastructure available to the airlines and air traffic control .


Airfields ( airports , landing fields and glider airfields ) may only be created or operated with an operating license according to Section 6 (1) LuftVG . In the approval procedure for airfields that require planning approval , the environmental compatibility must also be examined according to this provision . The approval of an airport is issued by the aviation authority of the country in which the site is located ( Section 39 (1) LuftVZO ). In contrast to the road and railway planning approval, the operational issues are more in the foreground at airports.


There are u. a. the following major operators:

The Airports Council International , based in Montreal, is the largest umbrella organization in the industry with 580 members and a total of 1,650 airports in 179 countries .

See also

Wiktionary: Airport operator  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Heike Delbanco, The Change of Airports , 1998, p. 64