Landside For The Big Bird
iPhoneOgraphy – 01 Apr 2016 (Day 92/366)
Airports are divided into landside and airside. Landside includes parking lots, public transport railway stations and access roads. Airside includes all areas accessible to aircraft, including runways, taxiways and ramps. Passage between landside and airside is tightly controlled at all airports. To access airside, one must go through Passport Control and Security, this applies to everyone, including staff.
Most major airports provide commercial outlets for products and services. Airports may also contain premium and VIP services. The premium and VIP services may include express check-in and dedicated check-in counters. In addition to people, airports move cargo around the clock. Many large airports are located near railway trunk routes.