Wikivoyage:Airport Expedition

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This expedition aims to decide the best way to improve coverage of airports on Wikivoyage and to oversee the implementation of ideas developed here.


  • Hanging around in airports is a significant part of modern day travel, and improving that experience for travellers is part of our mission.
  • The approach to airport guides has so far been somewhat ad-hoc, with no specific criteria as to when an airport guide is required as a separate article, the touchstone being really huge.
  • It is preferable to develop some guidelines for structure and formatting before creating large numbers of articles, as this will save time and reduce misunderstanding and conflict later.
  • It is desirable to fit articles into the existing article structural framework where appropriate.


  • Develop sample templates for airport articles
  • Develop and build consensus for when airport articles are required separate from article guides.
  • Create an initial series of articles about key international airports, using the new template.
  • Iron out any flaws in the template or the criteria used to apply it.
  • Get an airport article to star status.

Article criteria[edit]

The main criteria for determining if an airport article is appropriate:

  • Does the airport service connecting flights? Only airports large enough to service connecting flights should be considered for articles since travelers are unlikely to be spending significant time at airports that serve only as departure and final destination points.
  • Does the airport have enough food and shopping options to fill out an entire "Buy" and "Eat and Drink" section?


The Wikivoyage:Airport article template should be used for creation of all airport articles. To create a new article with the airport article either click on the "Huge airport" link when creating a new article or add the following text to the article, save, and then edit again to fill in all fields: {{subst:airport}}.


Note that numbers in the second table are not dynamically calculated and must be manually updated. Last updated on 21 Mar. 2017.

Click on number to get an updated list of pages by status. (Note sometime the link just sits there, usually due to the database updating, come back in 10 minutes.)

Articles by status of Airports
Outline Usable Guide Star Total
Airport 14 oa 33 ua 6 ga 0 sa 53
Articles lacking listings.
Airports sleep eat see do buy any
has no 14 32 42 48 39 10

If you have created an airport article, please add it to one of the lists below. Article status for airport articles are described in Wikivoyage:Airport guide status.

Bare outline airport articles[edit]

The following are ranked outline and provide less than the information necessary to make them particularly helpful to our readers, please do edit in any way you're capable of

Ranked outline but getting there[edit]

These articles are ranked "outline" but provide suitable information in many fields. Their status may be due to the lack of a listing of a certain category or due to not having been reassessed in their status when a corresponding listing was added

Ranked usable[edit]

The following airports are ranked usable:

Ranked guide[edit]

The following airports are ranked guide. Consider editing them to make them feasible for nomination for Featured Travel Topic. Currently there is no airport ranked as a star, but your edits might just get us there. Airport articles that have already been featured as Featured Travel Topic are marked with an asterisk (*)

Future targets[edit]

These airports have been considered worthy of their own articles, but do not yet have an independent article. If you start an article for one of these articles, please move it to the 'works in progress' section above, merge it with any existing pages/redirects and add the infobox below to the new article's talk page. If you wish to add another article for creation through this expedition, please discuss it on this page's discussion area first.


Please add the following infobox to the talk page of any new article created through this expedition:

This is rendered by typing {{Airport expedition}}.


The original discussion that permitted airport articles for large airports is at Wikivoyage talk:What is an article?/Archive 2003-2013#Explicit exception for large airports.

Things to do[edit]

  1. Develop the Frankfurt airport guide to be the best possible structure for a large airport. Yes
  2. Consider an airport that covers a region, and where the information is best deposited. Yes
  3. Consider cities that have multiple airports, like London, where Heathrow information is split out, but Gatwick airport is currently included. Yes
  4. Agree on suitable template. Yes
  5. Develop high quality airport articles for major facilities, using the above template.
  6. Develop a manual of style for Project:Air travel information.