On 10 September 2019 08:35:42 BST, Joseph Eisenberg 
<joseph.eisenb...@gmail.com> wrote:
>I've started a new proposal for Key:aerodrome.
>
>See https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Key:aerodrome
>
>This proposal uses aerodrome=* for classification of an
>aeroway=aerodrome as an international airport, other commercial
>airport, general aviation aerodrome, private aerodrome, or airstrip.
>
>It would deprecate aeroway=airstrip and aerodrome:type=*
>
>Values to be approved:
>* aerodrome=international         - already common
>* aerodrome=commercial          - new tag
>* aerodrome=general_aviation  - new tag (default type)
>* aerodrome=private                  - already common
>* aerodrome=airstrip
>
>Currently the IATA code is quite helpful for finding commercial
>airports which offer scheduled passenger flights, but a few aerodromes
>with an IATA code do not have commercial flights.
>
>It would be helpful to know which airports have international flights,
>and the tag aerodrome=international has already been used over 1000
>times.
>
>aerodrome=airstrip is better than aeroway=airstrip, because an
>airstrip is still a type of aerodrome.
>
>aerodrome=private is already widely used, but I'm also recommending
>adding access=*
>
>Comments? I still need to add some examples.
>
>- Joseph Eisenberg
>
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Any airfield, no matter how small, can make international flights. I have used 
an air taxi service from a small, registered airfield to fly from the UK to 
France. The airfield had no commercial or regular flights, it was used by 
private pilots for fun (usually termed 'general aviation') and for a few ad-hoc 
commercial flights: specialist cargo, on-off passenger runs, a base for filming 
flights etc. Private pilots make international flights from all kinds of 
airfields all the time, so I'm not sure that's a useful distinction. People 
generally want to know if they can get a scheduled or charter flight to or from 
an airport.
-- 
Chris Hill
( OSM: chillly)
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