Surely the greatest airport in the world is Heathrow in London, England. It tops the list of international flights - it handles over two hundred thousand of them every year. It also tops the list of international passengers - seventeen million in a year.
Heathrow has the problems of all the world's airports. It sits at the crossroads between Europe and North America, and between Europe and Asia. Fifty-three thousand people work there: as many work-people as a full-size city.
All kinds of people pass through this strange world - rich and poor, honest and criminal, unknown and famous, etc. Heathrow is truly an Airport International.