Mark's Wanderlust

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These are all my airports. where I've been.  Now at 33 allready !

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Schiphol International Airport ( AMS )       ( my home base )

Amsterdam - The Netherlands

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (IATA: AMS, ICAO: EHAM), known informally as Schiphol (Dutch: Luchthaven Schiphol. is the main international airport of the Netherlands. It is located 9 kilometres (5.6 miles) [4] southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, North Holland. It is the third busiest airport in Europe in terms of passenger volume. The airport is built as a single-terminal concept: one large terminal split into three large departure halls.

Schiphol is the hub for KLM and its regional affiliate KLM Cityhopper as well as for Corendon Dutch Airlines, Martinair, Transavia and TUI fly Netherlands. The airport also serves as a European hub for Jet Airways and as a base for EasyJet and Vueling.




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Rhodes International Airport ( RHO )

Diagoras airport ) Rhodos - Greece

Rhodes Airport is located in the eastern Aegean Sea. It is one of the biggest airports in Greece and the 4th busiest one. It’s name is Diagoras airport and is the main entrance and exit point for both locals and tourists. It’s  well connected with other major Greek cities and islands as well as with major European capitals and cities via charter flights.



The IATA code used to refer to the Rhodes Airport is RHO. All passenger flights are located in one terminal. The Airport in Rhodes is also a military airport and  taking photos is generally not allowed. It is named after Diagoras, a Greek poet and sophist of the 5th century B.C. and is a joint civil – military airport.

Nr 31 

Heraklion Airport ( HER )

Nikos Kazantzakis 

Crete - Greece 

Heraklion International Airport "Nikos Kazantzakis" is the primary airport on the island of Crete, Greece, and the country’s second busiest airport after Athens International Airport.


Code: HER
Elevation: 35 m
Passenger count: 7,480,408
Opened: 1937
Did you know: Heraklion Airport is the second-busiest airport in Greece by total passengers (7,480,408)

Nr 30 

Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria 

Airport ( LPA )

Las Palmas - Gran Canaria

also known as Las Palmas Airport and Gando Airport, is located on the east coast of the island of Gran Canaria, about 19 km south of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The airport was opened for passenger flights in 1930, after it was first used by the Spanish Air Force. The current terminal, which was opened in 1973 and rebuilt in 1991, replaced the old terminal from 1946. The terminal is currently being rebuilt, increasing the number of baggage belts and check-in counters. There are also plans to build a new runway. With 5,011,176 passengers per year, Gran Canaria is the second island to attract the largest number of passengers in the Canary Islands, after Tenerife.



In 2011, more than 10.5 million passengers used the airport and 23.7 million tons of goods were imported and exported.

The airport was an alternative (emergency) landing spot for the Space Shuttle at the time of the NASA space shuttle program.

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Tagbilaran Airport ( TAG )

Bohol - Philipines

 25 okt 2015

is a Principal Class 1 airport serving the general area of Tagbilaran, the capital city of the province of Bohol in the Philippines. It will soon be replaced by Panglao Island International Airport upon its completion.

The 2013 Bohol earthquake caused damage including the collapse of a ceiling in the control tower. Operations were suspended for three hours but later resumed

when I flew to Manila

New Panglao Island International Airport

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Mactan-Cebu International Airport ( CEB )

15 okt 2015

is the most important international airport of the Philippine archipelago Visayas. The airport is located in Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan, close to Cebu City.

In 2006, work began on the construction of a new terminal for international flights worth 1 billion pesos. In addition, the four existing aircraft slots were renovated and supplemented with two new ones.


The new Mactan-Cebu International Airport

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Puerto Princesa International Airport        ( PPS )

Puerto Princesa - Philipines

8 okt 2015

Puerto Princesa International Airport is an airport in the Philippine province of Palawan on the island of the same name. The airport is located within the provincial capital Puerto Princesa, just east of the center. It has been classified by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines as an international airport, although it has had few foreign destinations in recent years. The airport has been used by the American army in recent years - like other airports in the south of the country.



In 2010, 6,754 flight movements were carried out to and from Puerto Princesa International Airport. 727,597 passengers and 8285 tons of cargo were transported.

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Ninoy Aquino International Airport ( MNL )

Manila - Philipines 

7 okt 2015

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport or NAIA is the most important international airport in the Philippines and is close to the capital Manila. The two other major airports of the Philippines are Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Angeles and Mactan-Cebu International Airport at Cebu City.


The airport is located on the border between Pasay City and Parañaque City in Metro Manila about 7 kilometers south of Manila southwest of Makati City.

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Keflavík International Airport ( KEF )

Reykjavík - Iceland Jan 2015

Keflavíkurflugvöllur (IATA: KEF, ICAO: BIKF), also known as Flugstöð Leifs Eiríkssonar and Keflavík International Airport, is the largest airport in Iceland. The airport, named after the explorer Leif Eriksson, is located near Keflavík, about 50 km southwest of Reykjavik.
The airport has 2 runways, 3065 and 3053 meters. The airport area is about 25 square kilometers and because it was also used by NATO as part of a military base, the whole fell within a military area.



Airport Keflavík is only used for international air traffic. Reykjavik has a second airport within the city, which is used for domestic flights and flights to Greenland and the Faroe Islands.


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Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)

San Jose - Costa Rica Jul 2014

Juan Santamaría International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría) (IATA: SJO, ICAO: MROC) is the primary airport serving San José, the capital of Costa Rica. The airport is located in the city of Alajuela, 20 km (12 miles) west or downtown San José. It is named after Costa Rica's national hero, Juan Santamaría, a courageous drummer boy who died in 1856 defending his country against forces led by US-American filibuster William Walker.



The airport is hub or local airline Nature Air and Sansa Airlines, and focus city airport for Copa Airlines and Avianca. It was the country's only international gateway for many years, but nowadays there is also an international airport in Liberia, Guanacaste. Both flights have direct flights to North America and Europe, with the difference that Juan Santamaría International Airport also serves cities in South America and the Caribbean.

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George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

Houston Taxas - USA Jul 2014

is an international airport in Houston, Texas, United States, under class B airspace, serving the Greater Houston metropolitan area. Located about 23 miles (37 km) north of Downtown Houston, between Interstate 45 and Interstate 69/U.S. Highway 59 with direct access to the Hardy Toll Road expressway, George Bush Intercontinental Airport has scheduled flights to a large number of domestic and international destinations. The airport is named after George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States.


In 2016, the airport served 41,622,594 passengers, making it the 43-busiest airport in the world.

Houston Intercontinental is the second largest passenger hub for United Airlines, only behind O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois. IAH was the premier domestic and international hub for Continental Airlines prior to its merger with United Airlines.

IAH covers 10,000 acres (40.5 km 2.) of land and has five runways.

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Ngurah Rai International Airport (Denpasar) (DPS)

Bali - Indonesia - Apr 2013

Ngurah Rai International Airport (Indonesian: Bandar Udara Internasional Ngurah Rai) (IATA: DPS, ICAO: WADD), officially known as I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, is the main airport in Bali, located 13 km south of Denpasar. Ngurah Rai is the second busiest airport in Indonesia after Soekarno–Hatta International Airport. In 2017, the airport served 22,863,647 passengers.The airport has category IX and is capable of serving wide-body aircraft including the Airbus A380.



Airport Council International has awarded Ngurah Rai International Airport as the world’s third best airport (with 15-25 million passengers each year) in 2016 based on their services.

The airport is named after I Gusti Ngurah Rai, a Balinese hero who died on 20 November 1946 in a puputan (fight to the death) against the Dutch at Marga in Tabanan, where the Dutch defeated his company with air support, killing Ngurah Rai and 95 others during the Indonesian Revolution in 1946

Nr 21

Soekarno-hatta international Airport (CGK)

Jakarta - Indonesia 

Apr 2013

Soekarno–Hatta International Airport (IndonesianBandar Udara Internasional Soekarno–Hatta) (IATACGKICAOWIII), abbreviated SHIA[6] or Cengkareng Airport, hence IATA designator "CGK", is the primary airport serving the Greater Jakarta area on the island of Java in Indonesia. Named after the first president and vice-president of Indonesia, Soekarno and Mohammad Hatta, the airport is located at Benda, Tangerang, 20 km northwest of central Jakarta. 


It is the busiest, largest airport in South East Asia, the busiest in the southern hemisphere and one of the busiest airports in world. Together with the 2nd Jakarta Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport, it served over 70 million passengers of Greater Jakarta in 2017.

Nr 20

Changi Airport Singapore

Apr 2013 The best  Airport !

is the international airport of Singapore. It lies 17 kilometers northeast of the city center, in the far east on the main island of Singapore, in the Changi district. In 2016 it was the seventeenth airport in the world with 58,698,000 passengers in terms of visitors, and Asia's sixth largest airport. As a freight airfield (measured in terms of cargo), Changi is in 13 place worldwide in 2016. Changi is an important hub between Europe and Southeast Asia. It is also an important stopover for many flights from Europe to Australia. In total, more than 70 airlines travel to Changi, coming from more than 150 cities and 50 countries. It is the home port of Singapore Airlines and its subsidiary SilkAir.



World's Best Airport for 6th consecutive years  !

Nr 19

Dubai International Airport ( DXB )

United Arab Emirates Mrt 2013

is the primary international airport serving Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is the world's busiest airport by international passenger traffic. It is also the third-busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic, the sixth-busiest cargo airport in world, the busiest airport for Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 movements, and the busiest airport in the world operating with only two runways. In 2017, DXB handled 88 million passengers, 2.65 million tonnes of cargo and registered 409,493 aircraft movements. It is one of the very few airports with non-stop service to all six inhabited continents, alongside London Heathrow International Airport, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport, Doha Hamad International Airport and soon to be Chicago O'Hare International Airport.


 

Dubai International is situated in the Al Garhoud district, 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km; 2.9 mi) east [2] of Dubai and spread over an area of 1,200 hectares (2,900 acres) of land. Terminal 3 is the second-largest building in the world by floor space and the largest airport terminal in the world.

Nr 18

Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (KWL) 

China May/jun 2010



Nr 17

Chongqing Airport (CKG)

China May/jun 2010



Nr 16

Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO)

Moscow - Rusland May 2010



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Hong Kong International Airport 

China May/Jun 2010

Hong Kong International Airport is one of the best and most modern airports in the world. It offers an extensive range of facilities and services for travelers going to or leaving Hong Kong. The airport is located on an island 30 minutes away from the city, offering passengers arriving direct access to trains, buses, taxis and hotel transport, as well as high speed ferries to the mainland. For more information please click here
Passengers 53,314,213 mil



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Penang International Airport

Maleisië Jan 2012



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Phuket International Airport (HKT) 

Thailand Jan 2012



Nr 12

Koh Samui Airport (USM)

Thailand Jan 2012 



Nr 11

Siem Reap Airport 

Cambodja Jan 2012

Length: 2,550 mWidth: 45 m, with 2.5 m wide shoulders eachPerpendicular taxiway:. 1 (length: 240 meters, width 20 meters and 10 meters or shoulders). Under construction: 1 (length: 600 meters, width 25 meters and 15 meters or shoulders) Number of stands: 10
Siem Reap Airport is a small airport, set up small but modern and attractively decorated. Upon arrival you walk directly into the immigration. You can find links to the corner pins directly, if you have no dollars with you. You pay $ 20 (+ $ 1 for the photo) for your tourist visa with a validity of 30 days. This visa you can apply directly to the left of the entrance. When you have your visa - or, as we have already pre-arranged evisum - then you can proceed to immigration control itself. This lasted in our case but up to 5 minutes.



Nr 10

Trat Airport (TDX) 

Trat - Koh Chang - Thailand 

Nov 2007

Trat Airport is a Very small airport.



Nr 9

Suvarnabhumi Airport

(BKK) Bangkok - Thailand

Nov 2007 & Jan 2012

How is it pronounced
"su-wan-na-poom"



Nr 8

Christchurch International Airport (CHC)  

New Zealand Jan 2007



Nr 7

Auckland International Airport (AKL) 

New Zealand Jan 2007



Nr 6

Langkawi International Airport

Maleisie 2008 & 2012


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Stol Pangkor Airport

Sep 2008 to stay at Pangkor island beach resort.

Very small airport and one runway.


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Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport

Kuala Lumpur - Maleisie  Sep 2008

The airport was opened to traffic Officially on 30 August 1965 and had the longest runway (3.7 km long, 45m wide - runway 15-33) in Southeast Asia, Sungai Besi Replacing Airport. By the 1990s, the airport had three terminals - Terminal 1 for international flights, Terminal 2 for Singapore - Kuala Lumpur shuttle flights bySingapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines, and Terminal 3 for domestic flights. Toward the end of service, the airport Suffered at least two major fires That forced traffic to be Diverted to other airports. By the end of 1997, Subang Airport had handled 15.8 million passengers



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Kuala Lumpur International Airport 

( KLIA ) Maleisië 2007, 2008 & 2012

KL International Airport (KLIA) is one of Asia's major aviation hubs and is a destination in itself. It is located at the top of the southern corridor of Peninsular Malaysia, bordering the states of Selangor and Negeri Sembilan. Situated in the Sepang district, it is Approximately 50km from the capital city, Kuala Lumpur.



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Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) 

Thailand 2005, 2007 & 2012

Chiang Mai is a major gateway to Northern Thailand that's becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination and notes Scenes international airport at about 2 million visitors per year, receiving 130 flights a week from Bangkok as well as Singapore, China, Taiwan, Myanmar and Laos. The airport Has A full range of facilities to offer to visitors notes.

Located less than 10 minutes by taxi from the city center, Chiang Mai International Airport Consists of a domestic and international terminals in a single building.



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Don Muang Airport (DMK)

Thailand - Bangkok Jan 2005

 The airport was officially opened on March 27, 1914, although the field had been in use earlier. Commercial service to Don Muang began in 1924. The first commercial flight was an arrival by KLM.

On September 28, 2006 the airport was replaced by Suvarnabhumi Airport as the main Bangkok international airport. Don Muang airport re-opened on March 25th, 2007 for some domestic flights.