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|header1 = Airport Summary
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|data6 = ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' <br> ''[[The Lost and Damned]]'' <br> ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''
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''For the 3D Universe rendition, see [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale]]''
 
''For the 3D Universe rendition, see [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale]]''
   
[[File:FrancisInternationalAirport-GTA4-northeastwards.jpg|thumb|240px|The terminal of Francis International Airport in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]<br>(<small>[[:Image:FIA.jpg|Alternate angle of terminal building]]</small>).]]
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[[File:FrancisInternationalAirport-GTA4-northeastwards.jpg|thumb|240px|The terminal of Francis International Airport in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]<br>([[:Image:FIA.jpg|Alternate angle of terminal building]]).]]
 
'''Francis International Airport''' (Commonly abbreviated in-game as FIA)  is an airport present in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]], situated in [[Dukes]], [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]]. The airport takes its name from an [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|older rendition of the airport]] in an [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|older rendition of Liberty City]], but is otherwise completely redesigned.
 
 
It is bordered to the north, south, and east by the ocean; the [[Broker-Dukes Expressway]] to the northwest ([[Meadows Park]]); [[Tudor St|Tudor Street to]] the west ([[Willis]]); and [[Saratoga Avenue ]]to the west ([[Beechwood City]]).
 
 
   
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'''Francis International Airport''' (commonly abbreviated in-game as '''FIA''') is an airport present in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], its [[Episodes From Liberty City|episodes]], and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]], situated in [[Dukes]], [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]]. The airport takes its name from an [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|older rendition of the airport]] in an [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|older rendition of Liberty City]], but is otherwise completely redesigned.
   
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It is bordered to the north, south, and east by the [[Broker Sound|ocean]]; the [[Broker-Dukes Expressway]] to the northwest ([[Meadows Park]]); [[Tudor St|Tudor Street]] to the west ([[Willis]]); and [[Saratoga Avenue]] to the west ([[Beechwood City]]).
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
[[File:Francis_Intl_Airport_GTA_IV_02.png|thumb|left|Francis Internation Airport terminal, with a large number of non-enterable [[FlyUS|FlyUS]] planes around the airport]]
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[[File:Francis Intl Airport GTA IV 02.png|thumb|left|Francis Internation Airport terminal, with a large number of non-enterable [[FlyUS]] planes around the airport]]
The airport is based on [[wikipedia:TWA Flight Center|Terminal 5]] at [[wikipedia:John F. Kennedy International Airport|John F. Kennedy Airport]] in New York City, while the runway design emulates that of [[wp:LaGuardia Airport|LaGuardia Airport]], also in New York. It is both [[Liberty City]]'s largest (in land area terms) and most easterly neighborhood, being even larger than other large city districts such as [[Acter Industrial Park]] and [[Alderney City]] in [[Alderney]].
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The airport is based on [[wp:TWA Flight Center|Terminal 5]] at [[wp:John F. Kennedy International Airport|John F. Kennedy Airport]] in Queens, NY, while the runway design emulates that of [[wp:LaGuardia Airport|LaGuardia Airport]], also in Queens. It is both [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]]'s largest (in land area terms) and most easterly neighborhood, being even larger than other large city districts such as [[Acter Industrial Park]] and [[Alderney City]] in [[Alderney]].
   
The airport is serviced mostly by [[FlyUS]] and their fleet of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747-300#747-300 Boeing 747-300]s (which seem to be the airport's only air traffic), and a handful of [[Shamal]]-based planes. Found around the airport are signs for "AdiosAir", however this is the only indication of a rival airline. FIA has several jets (similar to Bombardier CRJ-100's) parked nearest the helipads and southern most entrance; some in FlyUS' express theme, some are private business jets from various countries. 
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The airport is serviced mostly by [[FlyUS]] and their fleet of [[wp:Boeing 747-300|Boeing 747-400]]s (which seem to be the airport's only air traffic), and a handful of [[Shamal]]-based planes. Found around the airport are signs for "[[Adios Air]]", however this is the only indication of a rival airline. FIA has several jets (similar to Bombardier CRJ-100's) parked nearest the helipads and southern most entrance; some in FlyUS' express theme, some are private business jets from various countries. 
   
[[File:Francis_International_Airport.png|thumb|The left runway of the airport]]
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[[File:Francis International Airport.png|thumb|The left runway of the airport]]
   
Three [[Annihilator]] helicopters parked on three helipads (two Buzzards and one Annihilator in TBoGT) can be flown in [[multiplayer]]. and is the starting point for the co-operative mission [[Hangman's NOOSE]]. Also, [[Team Deathmatch]] games can be started in the airport. It is a common tactic for players, when starting matches, to make a beeline for the choppers and making sure no enemies get inside of them.
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Three [[Annihilator]] helicopters parked on three helipads (two [[Buzzard]]s and one Annihilator in TBoGT) can be flown in [[multiplayer]]. and is the starting point for the co-operative mission [[Hangman's NOOSE]]. Also, [[Team Deathmatch]] games can be started in the airport. It is a common tactic for players, when starting matches, to make a beeline for the choppers and making sure no enemies get inside of them.
   
 
Upon entering the runway or certain inner grounds of the airport during single player, the player receives a four star [[Wanted Level in GTA IV|wanted level]] while on foot or in a land based vehicle and a fleet of [[NOOSE Cruiser]]s or [[NOOSE Patriot]]s, [[FIB Buffalo]]s and [[Enforcer|NOOSE Enforcers]] will give chase and stop the player with whatever means necessary. While in a helicopter only a two star wanted level is attained, which can easily be evaded by flying away.
 
Upon entering the runway or certain inner grounds of the airport during single player, the player receives a four star [[Wanted Level in GTA IV|wanted level]] while on foot or in a land based vehicle and a fleet of [[NOOSE Cruiser]]s or [[NOOSE Patriot]]s, [[FIB Buffalo]]s and [[Enforcer|NOOSE Enforcers]] will give chase and stop the player with whatever means necessary. While in a helicopter only a two star wanted level is attained, which can easily be evaded by flying away.
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Airplanes present in this rendition include large [[Airtrain]]-like jets and small private jets, which can occasionally be seen both stationary around te airport and taking off and landing on the runways but never moving from them.
 
Airplanes present in this rendition include large [[Airtrain]]-like jets and small private jets, which can occasionally be seen both stationary around te airport and taking off and landing on the runways but never moving from them.
 
 
   
 
==Points of interest==
 
==Points of interest==
[[File:FIA_game_map.png|thumb|Location of the airport in the map.]]*Within the airport's boundaries are a police precinct just off the Broker-Dukes Expressway, south of the Willis access road, as well as a fire department, just south of the passenger terminal.
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[[File:FIA game map.png|thumb|Location of the airport in the map.]]
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*Within the airport's boundaries are a police precinct just off the Broker-Dukes Expressway, south of the Willis access road, as well as a [[Francis International Airport Fire Station|fire station]], just south of the passenger terminal.
   
 
*There is a barge off the end of the Northwestern-facing runway seemingly added just to provide players a stunt jump. The barge is filled with boxes, which can be destroyed if a car is used on the jump.
 
*There is a barge off the end of the Northwestern-facing runway seemingly added just to provide players a stunt jump. The barge is filled with boxes, which can be destroyed if a car is used on the jump.
   
*Several LCPD officers can be found at different points (most notably the southeast section) that carry Assault Rifles. This is an easy way to obtain the rifle early in the game, provided the player can escape the 3- (4-, if the player escapes onto the runway) star wanted level that comes with murdering a police officer.
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*Several [[Liberty City Police Department|LCPD]] officers can be found at different points (most notably the southeast section) that carry [[Carbine Rifle|assault rifles]]. This is an easy way to obtain the rifle early in the game, provided the player can escape the 3- (4-, if the player escapes onto the runway) star wanted level that comes with murdering a police officer.
   
 
==Airlines and Destinations==
 
==Airlines and Destinations==
 
 
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|[[FlyUS]]
 
|[[Las Venturas International Airport|Las Venturas]], [[Los Santos International Airport|Los Santos]], [[Easter Bay International Airport|San Fierro-Easter Bay]], [[Escobar International Airport|Vice City-Escobar]]
 
 
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|[[Adios Air]]lines
 
|[[Adios Air]]lines
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|[[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos]], [[Puerto Rico]]
 
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|[[AirSol]]
 
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|[[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos]]
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|[[FlyUS]]
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|[[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos]], [[Las Venturas (HD Universe)|Las Venturas]], [[Vice City (HD Universe)|Vice City]], Hong Kong, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Regional
 
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
*In GTA IV planes never leave nor enter the airport (except in missions), they fly low above it then climb. Even the planes on the runway just taxi and then head back to the tarmac. In GTA Chinatown Wars they do take off and land but, after landing, don't move off the runways.
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*In GTA IV, [[Jet]] airplanes can be seen taxiing up and down the runways, but they never take off nor land at the airport (except in missions). Even the airplanes flying never land; They simply do a low pass over the airport, and then climb back to their normal cruising speed and do a loop around the airport again. This is possibly due to game software limitations.
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**In GTA Chinatown Wars they do take off and land but, after landing, don't move off the runways.
 
*The mission [[That Special Someone]] has a scene at the airport. During the mission the 4-star automatic wanted level isn't in effect.
 
*The mission [[That Special Someone]] has a scene at the airport. During the mission the 4-star automatic wanted level isn't in effect.
*The ends of the runway humourously say "Caution your blast".
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*The ends of the runway humorously say "Caution your blast".
*The airport on the map is believed to look like a man with an erection.
 
 
*The multiplayer game mode [[Hangman's NOOSE|Hangman's N.O.O.S.E.]] take place here for the first half of the mission.
 
*The multiplayer game mode [[Hangman's NOOSE|Hangman's N.O.O.S.E.]] take place here for the first half of the mission.
 
*On the lower runway, beside it there is a sign on the ground written in spray paint, saying "Welcome to Liberty City".
 
*On the lower runway, beside it there is a sign on the ground written in spray paint, saying "Welcome to Liberty City".
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[[Category:Police Stations]]
 
[[Category:Police Stations]]
 
[[Category:Police]]
 
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[[Category:Restricted Areas]]

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Francis International Airport (FIA)
Francis-International-Airport-Logo

Airport logo

Airport Summary
Airport type Public
Location Liberty City
Runways 2
Airlines FlyUS
Adios Air
Appereance(s) Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony

For the 3D Universe rendition, see Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale

FrancisInternationalAirport-GTA4-northeastwards

The terminal of Francis International Airport in Grand Theft Auto IV
(Alternate angle of terminal building).

Francis International Airport (commonly abbreviated in-game as FIA) is an airport present in Grand Theft Auto IV, its episodes, and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, situated in Dukes, Liberty City. The airport takes its name from an older rendition of the airport in an older rendition of Liberty City, but is otherwise completely redesigned.

It is bordered to the north, south, and east by the ocean; the Broker-Dukes Expressway to the northwest (Meadows Park); Tudor Street to the west (Willis); and Saratoga Avenue to the west (Beechwood City).

DescriptionEdit

Francis Intl Airport GTA IV 02

Francis Internation Airport terminal, with a large number of non-enterable FlyUS planes around the airport

The airport is based on Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy Airport in Queens, NY, while the runway design emulates that of LaGuardia Airport, also in Queens. It is both Liberty City's largest (in land area terms) and most easterly neighborhood, being even larger than other large city districts such as Acter Industrial Park and Alderney City in Alderney.

The airport is serviced mostly by FlyUS and their fleet of Boeing 747-400s (which seem to be the airport's only air traffic), and a handful of Shamal-based planes. Found around the airport are signs for "Adios Air", however this is the only indication of a rival airline. FIA has several jets (similar to Bombardier CRJ-100's) parked nearest the helipads and southern most entrance; some in FlyUS' express theme, some are private business jets from various countries. 

Francis International Airport

The left runway of the airport

Three Annihilator helicopters parked on three helipads (two Buzzards and one Annihilator in TBoGT) can be flown in multiplayer. and is the starting point for the co-operative mission Hangman's NOOSE. Also, Team Deathmatch games can be started in the airport. It is a common tactic for players, when starting matches, to make a beeline for the choppers and making sure no enemies get inside of them.

Upon entering the runway or certain inner grounds of the airport during single player, the player receives a four star wanted level while on foot or in a land based vehicle and a fleet of NOOSE Cruisers or NOOSE Patriots, FIB Buffalos and NOOSE Enforcers will give chase and stop the player with whatever means necessary. While in a helicopter only a two star wanted level is attained, which can easily be evaded by flying away.

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Francis International Airport as depicted in GTA Chinatown Wars

The airport is considerably different in GTA Chinatown Wars: Entering the runways does not give the player a wanted level and none of the airplanes have any logos on them. There are also more helipads on the north area of the airport, yet, since helicopters aren't pilotable in Chinatown Wars, these are empty.

Airplanes present in this rendition include large Airtrain-like jets and small private jets, which can occasionally be seen both stationary around te airport and taking off and landing on the runways but never moving from them.

Points of interestEdit

FIA game map

Location of the airport in the map.

  • Within the airport's boundaries are a police precinct just off the Broker-Dukes Expressway, south of the Willis access road, as well as a fire station, just south of the passenger terminal.
  • There is a barge off the end of the Northwestern-facing runway seemingly added just to provide players a stunt jump. The barge is filled with boxes, which can be destroyed if a car is used on the jump.
  • Several LCPD officers can be found at different points (most notably the southeast section) that carry assault rifles. This is an easy way to obtain the rifle early in the game, provided the player can escape the 3- (4-, if the player escapes onto the runway) star wanted level that comes with murdering a police officer.

Airlines and DestinationsEdit

Airlines Destinations
Adios Airlines Los Santos, Puerto Rico
AirSol Los Santos
FlyUS Los Santos, Las Venturas, Vice City, Hong Kong, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Regional

TransportEdit

FIA sign

A Presidente and a highway sign in the foreground, and Francis International Airport in the background.

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The Broker Line runs through the Francis International Airport station, providing arrivals to the city with quick travel to the rest of the city and departures easy and convenient access to the airport.

From the road, the most convenient access to the Airport is offered by expressway exits. Both the Broker-Dukes Expressway and the Algonquin-Dukes Expressway possess exits to FIA. There is also an access road from Willis; this can be reached from Tudor Street.

GlitchesEdit

Upon entering the tarmac area, the player's wanted level will quickly change to 4 stars, regardless of the previous level. So, one could lower their 5 or 6-star wanted level to 4 stars. This is apparent in the Xbox 360 version of the game. Although if you hover in a helicopter, you will only get a 2 star wanted level.

It is also possible to enter the terminal building, by a glitch, but since it wasn't intended to be accessible, it will have no interior. An example of this can be seen here. A video showing how to actually get inside buildings can be seen here

If you land a helicopter on top the rotating radar, you will find that you can land on it and walk on top of it even though there's nothing below you. It is a good place to snipe on multiplayer.

Trivia Edit

  • In GTA IV, Jet airplanes can be seen taxiing up and down the runways, but they never take off nor land at the airport (except in missions). Even the airplanes flying never land; They simply do a low pass over the airport, and then climb back to their normal cruising speed and do a loop around the airport again. This is possibly due to game software limitations.
    • In GTA Chinatown Wars they do take off and land but, after landing, don't move off the runways.
  • The mission That Special Someone has a scene at the airport. During the mission the 4-star automatic wanted level isn't in effect.
  • The ends of the runway humorously say "Caution your blast".
  • The multiplayer game mode Hangman's N.O.O.S.E. take place here for the first half of the mission.
  • On the lower runway, beside it there is a sign on the ground written in spray paint, saying "Welcome to Liberty City".

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