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''For GTA IV equivalent see [[Francis International Airport, Dukes]]
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''For GTA IV equivalent see [[Francis International Airport, Dukes]] ''
   
''[[Image:FrancisInternationalAirport-GTA3-mainterminal.jpg|thumb|right|351px|The main FIA terminal in GTA III.]]
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''[[Image:FrancisInternationalAirport-GTA3-mainterminal.jpg|thumb|right|351px|The main FIA terminal in GTA III.]]''
   
'''Francis International Airport''' (FIA) is an airport situated in the [[GTA III Era]] rendition of [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]], specifically in southern [[Shoreside Vale]]. The airport had made frequent appearances where Liberty City is used as a primary or secondary setting, including [[Grand Theft Auto III]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], as well as a cameo in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]].
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'''Francis International Airport''' (FIA) is an airport situated in the [[GTA III Era]] rendition of [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City]], specifically in southern [[Shoreside Vale]]. The airport has made frequent appearances where Liberty City is used as a primary or secondary setting, including [[Grand Theft Auto III]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], as well as a cameo in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]].
   
 
== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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A fire station is situated near the entrance to the rear of the airport, as such, a [[Fire Truck]] is always available from there. Opposite is a car park which has various spawned cars. The infamous half-winged [[Dodo]] is also in one of the hangars and next to a helipad, notorious for the level of skill required of the player to actually fly it.
 
A fire station is situated near the entrance to the rear of the airport, as such, a [[Fire Truck]] is always available from there. Opposite is a car park which has various spawned cars. The infamous half-winged [[Dodo]] is also in one of the hangars and next to a helipad, notorious for the level of skill required of the player to actually fly it.
   
The runways and hangars of the airport contain many [[Airtrain|airliners]], but they are just static objects and therefore are inoperable. GTA III also features helicopter objects in addition to the airliners, appearing in news, rescue and civilian (with a [[Rockstar Games]] logo) versions. In Liberty City Stories, some of the airliners can be viewed taking off and landing and taxiing around the runways. Colliding with a taxiing plane can destroy the vehicle Toni is riding in and potentially be fatal to him.
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The runways and hangars of the airport contain many [[Airtrain|airliners]], but they are just static objects and therefore are inoperable. GTA III also features [[Police Helicopter (GTA III)|static, unobtainable helicopters]] in addition to the airliners, appearing in news, rescue and civilian (with a [[Rockstar Games]] logo) versions. In Liberty City Stories, some of the airliners can be viewed taking off and landing and taxiing around the runways. Colliding with a taxiing plane can destroy the vehicle Toni is riding in and potentially be fatal to him.
   
 
The airport's interior makes a brief appearance in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], when it is featured during the [[First Mission (GTA SA)|first cutscene of the game]]. While the interior is found to be situated in the [[Hidden Interiors Universe]], the location also comes with an unused exterior of the airport with a roadway, appearing to resemble the airport's exterior in [[Grand Theft Auto III]].
 
The airport's interior makes a brief appearance in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], when it is featured during the [[First Mission (GTA SA)|first cutscene of the game]]. While the interior is found to be situated in the [[Hidden Interiors Universe]], the location also comes with an unused exterior of the airport with a roadway, appearing to resemble the airport's exterior in [[Grand Theft Auto III]].
   
The airport also exists in [[Grand Theft Auto Advance]], although most of it, including the runways, isn´t reachable by the player. However, the player can still see (and get near) the non-enterable planes around the airport, most of them low-textured planes similiar to the [[wp:Boeing 747|Boeing 747]]. There are also other small red planes around the airport resembling the [[Dodo]].
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The airport also exists in [[Grand Theft Auto Advance]], although most of it, including the runways, isn´t reachable by the player. However, the player can still see (and get near) the non-enterable planes around the airport, most of them low-textured planes similar to the [[wp:Boeing 747|Boeing 747]]. There are also other small red planes around the airport resembling the [[Dodo]].
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180" captionalign="left">
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<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
 
Új Bitkép.JPG|Billboard in GTA III (high quality)
 
Új Bitkép.JPG|Billboard in GTA III (high quality)
 
FrancisInternationalAirport-GTA3-northeastwards.jpg|The rear design of the airport, as viewed from its tarmac towards the northeast, GTA III.
 
FrancisInternationalAirport-GTA3-northeastwards.jpg|The rear design of the airport, as viewed from its tarmac towards the northeast, GTA III.
 
FrancisInternationalAirport-GTA3-statue.jpg|The statue and square close to [[Shoreside Terminal LCS|the nearby subway station]], with Staunton island in view, GTA III.
 
FrancisInternationalAirport-GTA3-statue.jpg|The statue and square close to [[Shoreside Terminal LCS|the nearby subway station]], with Staunton island in view, GTA III.
FIAfirestation-GTA3-exterior.jpg|The exterior [[Liberty City Fire Department]] fire station beside the airport, GTA III.
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FIAfirestation-GTA3-exterior.jpg|The exterior [[Liberty City Fire Department (3D Universe)|Liberty City Fire Department]] fire station beside the airport, GTA III.
 
FIA-GTASA-exterior.jpg|The front terminal of the FIA in GTA San Andreas. The interior can be seen through the bottom floor windows
 
FIA-GTASA-exterior.jpg|The front terminal of the FIA in GTA San Andreas. The interior can be seen through the bottom floor windows
 
FIA arrivalsboard.jpg|The arrival flights in the GTA San Andreas depiction of the airport.
 
FIA arrivalsboard.jpg|The arrival flights in the GTA San Andreas depiction of the airport.
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FIA 1.JPG|A screencap from Francis International Airport in GTA Advance
 
FIA 1.JPG|A screencap from Francis International Airport in GTA Advance
 
FIA 2.JPG|Another screencap from GTA Advance version of FIA
 
FIA 2.JPG|Another screencap from GTA Advance version of FIA
Francis_Int__Airport,_Shoreside_Vale,_III.png|Picture of a [[Airtrain]] landing at the airport runway
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Francis_Int__Airport,_Shoreside_Vale,_III.png|Picture of an [[Airtrain]] landing at the airport runway
 
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
 
* The pre-flight bar is called DODO's, a reference to the half-winged [[Dodo]] parked in the airport's runway.
 
* The pre-flight bar is called DODO's, a reference to the half-winged [[Dodo]] parked in the airport's runway.
* The FIA's main terminal is reused in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] in the form of the northern extension for the [[Escobar International Airport]] in [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]].
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* The FIA's main terminal is reused in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] in the form of the northern extension for the [[Escobar International Airport]] in [[Vice City (3D Universe)|Vice City]].
 
* In the beta version, FIA was originally located in [[Staunton Island]].
 
* In the beta version, FIA was originally located in [[Staunton Island]].
   
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[[File:GTA Advance Messing in Francis Intl Airport|thumb|right|335px]]
 
[[File:GTA Advance Messing in Francis Intl Airport|thumb|right|335px]]
   
==External link==
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==External links==
 
* [http://www.rockstargames.com/grandtheftauto3/flash/francisAirport/ Official Francis International Airport website] (GTA III)
 
* [http://www.rockstargames.com/grandtheftauto3/flash/francisAirport/ Official Francis International Airport website] (GTA III)
   
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[[ru:Международный Аэропорт Фрэнсиса, Шорсайд Вейл]]
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[[hu:Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale]]
 
[[es:Aeropuerto internacional Francis]]
 
[[es:Aeropuerto internacional Francis]]
 
[[fi:Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale]]
 
[[fi:Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale]]
 
[[pl:Lotnisko Międzynarodowe Francis]]
 
[[pl:Lotnisko Międzynarodowe Francis]]
[[ru:Международный Аэропорт Фрэнсиса, Шорсайд Вейл]]
 
 
[[Category:Areas in Shoreside Vale]]
 
[[Category:Areas in Shoreside Vale]]
 
[[Category:Airports]]
 
[[Category:Airports]]

Latest revision as of 20:37, February 24, 2014

For GTA IV equivalent see Francis International Airport, Dukes

FrancisInternationalAirport-GTA3-mainterminal
The main FIA terminal in GTA III.
ZSAdded by ZS

Francis International Airport (FIA) is an airport situated in the GTA III Era rendition of Liberty City, specifically in southern Shoreside Vale. The airport has made frequent appearances where Liberty City is used as a primary or secondary setting, including Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, as well as a cameo in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Description Edit

The official website of GTA III offers a brief insight into the airport's history and facilities:

"''Liberty City's Gateway To The World. Where we meet new friends and prodigal sons. Francis International has proudly served all of Liberty City's transportation needs since 1953. For the executive traveler, relax in our business class lounge, or enjoy a pre-flight drink in DODO'S, our cocktail lounge. With hundreds of shops and services, Francis International is airport to the stars. 100's of domestic and international destinations served including: London, San Andreas, Vice City, Miami, Bogota, Amsterdam, Bangkok, Toronto, Leith and Tokyo. Fares Starting as Low as $69 Each Way."
―GTA III Website.

FIA does not have a single inspiration for its design, incorporating an original terminal design (the frontal terminal building is a largely unadorned, blocky structure), as well as featuring an extension similar to Los Angeles International's Theme Building. Francis International is also connected to the Liberty City Subway, via a stop located southeast of the main terminal and an adjoining square that features a statue bearing the following inscription: "For those who fought for freedom 1936". In GTA III this statue dons a traffic cone on its head, removable only by shooting an RPG at it. The cone will return to its original place the next time you come back.

A fire station is situated near the entrance to the rear of the airport, as such, a Fire Truck is always available from there. Opposite is a car park which has various spawned cars. The infamous half-winged Dodo is also in one of the hangars and next to a helipad, notorious for the level of skill required of the player to actually fly it.

The runways and hangars of the airport contain many airliners, but they are just static objects and therefore are inoperable. GTA III also features static, unobtainable helicopters in addition to the airliners, appearing in news, rescue and civilian (with a Rockstar Games logo) versions. In Liberty City Stories, some of the airliners can be viewed taking off and landing and taxiing around the runways. Colliding with a taxiing plane can destroy the vehicle Toni is riding in and potentially be fatal to him.

The airport's interior makes a brief appearance in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, when it is featured during the first cutscene of the game. While the interior is found to be situated in the Hidden Interiors Universe, the location also comes with an unused exterior of the airport with a roadway, appearing to resemble the airport's exterior in Grand Theft Auto III.

The airport also exists in Grand Theft Auto Advance, although most of it, including the runways, isn´t reachable by the player. However, the player can still see (and get near) the non-enterable planes around the airport, most of them low-textured planes similar to the Boeing 747. There are also other small red planes around the airport resembling the Dodo.

GalleryEdit

Trivia Edit

See also Edit

GTA Advance Messing in Francis Intl Airport(00:59)
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