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Airports work similarly to industries and town buildings. The maximum number of possible airports is 128. All (even overridden) original types count towards this limit.

Defining airports follows the same schema as industries do: to start using an ID, you first need to define it by setting property 8 or 9 for it. If you try to reference an ID (either via action0 or via action3) that isn't defined, your request is ignored, but not reported as an error, either. This means that if you want to conditionally define an ID, all you need to do is skipping the action0 that sets property8/property9, and everything else gets skipped automatically.


Number Size Version Description
08 B Supported by OpenTTD 1.1 (r19459)1.1 Not supported by TTDPatch Airport type override
0A V Supported by OpenTTD 1.1 (r20377)1.1 Not supported by TTDPatch Set airport layout(s)
0C 2*W Supported by OpenTTD 1.1 (r19459)1.1 Not supported by TTDPatch Availability years
0D B Supported by OpenTTD 1.1 (r19459)1.1 Not supported by TTDPatch Best compatible TTD airport type
0E B Supported by OpenTTD 1.1 (r19459)1.1 Not supported by TTDPatch Catchment area
0F B Supported by OpenTTD 1.1 (r19459)1.1 Not supported by TTDPatch Noise level
10 W Supported by OpenTTD 1.1 (r19459)1.1 Not supported by TTDPatch TextID to be used as airport name
11 W Supported by OpenTTD 1.2 (r23415)1.2 Not supported by TTDPatch Infrastructure maintenance cost factor


Airport type override (08)

Works as both substitute type and override. The assignment of this property copies all properties of the old type to this new type. List of valid types: AirportTypes

There's a special use of this property: if you set it to FFh, you can disable an original airport. In this case, the ID used must be the number of airport you want to disable. Disable requests are ignored for airports that have already been overridden.

Set airportlayout(s) (0A)

Format of airport layout tables:

Size Variable Meaning
B numlayouts The total number of layouts following
D size The size in bytes of the whole definition, excluding numlayouts and size
V layouts numlayout layouts, see format below

Format of an airport layout:

Size Variable Meaning
B xoffs
B yoffs Offsets counted from the northernmost tile of the airport, specifying the position of the current tile. Both are taken as signed integers, but cannot go negative except the special case mentioned below.
B oldtile An old tile type to be put on the given tile
0xFE,W newtile The ID of an already defined airport tile, padded with 0 to create a word value. This tile type will be placed on the given tile.
0xFF The given tile is checked for clearance, but nothing will be placed on it. Useful to ensure some free space around your airport. This is the only case where xoffs and yoffs can be negative. If xoffs is negative, yoffs must be one lower than the wanted value.

The layout consists of a single byte giving the rotation of the layout (0: north, 2: east, 4: south, 6: west) followed by a list of the above tile definitions, terminated by two bytes: 0,80h

Availability years (0C)

First year and last year the airport is available. 0 and FFFF respectively are forever.

Best compatible TTD airport type (0D)

Used for compatibility with vehicle var 44. Valid values:

0: small airport

1: large airport

2: heliport

3: oilrig