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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.

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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)

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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

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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.

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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.

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Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (KWL) 

China May/jun 2010

is the airport serving the city of Guilin in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. It is located in Liangjiang, about 28 km (17 mi) southwest of the city center.

In 2014, Guilin Liangjiang International Airport was the 33rd busiest airport in China with 5,875,327 passengers. Around 4 million passengers transit through Liangjiang Airport annually, traveling to one of the 48 domestic and international destinations served nonstop from Guilin



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Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport ( CKG )

China May/jun 2010

is located in the Yubei District of Chongqing, People's Republic of China. In 2014, it was awarded third place in the "Best Airport in the 25–40 Million Passenger Size" category by Airports Council International.

Jiangbei airport also has a 72-hour visa-free transit facility for certain countries (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Montenegro, Macedonia, Albania, United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar).



Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport is about 13 miles (21km) northeast of Chongqing in Lianglu Town, Yubei District.

The airport has three terminals: Terminal 2 serving domestic flights and Terminal 3A other domestic flights and all international flights while Terminal 1 is currently closed. The first, second, and third phases of the airport came into operation in January 1990, December 2004, and December 2010, respectively. Terminal 2 is capable of handling 30 million passengers and Terminal 3A is able to handle 70 million passengers annually.

In terms of passenger traffic, Jiangbei Airport was the ninth-busiest airport nationwide in 2016, handling 35,888,819 passengers with a year-on-year growth of 10.8 percent. The airport was the eighth-busiest airport by traffic movements and tenth-busiest airport by cargo traffic in China in 2016.

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Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO)

Moscow - Rusland May 2010

 is an international airport located in Molzhaninovsky District, Northern Administrative Okrug, Moscow, Russia, 29 km (18 mi) northwest of central Moscow. It is a hub for passenger operations of the Russian international airline Aeroflot, and is one of the three major airports that serve Moscow, along with Domodedovo International Airport and Vnukovo International Airport 

In 2017, the airport handled 40,093,000 passengers and 308,090 aircraft movements, making the airport the 50th busiest airport in the worldthe busiest in the Russian Federation and former USSR.



(the IATA city code for Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo, and Vnukovo is MOW). The airport serves a number of international airlines, including Air France, KLM, Korean Air, Hainan Airlines, Alitalia, Air China and Flydubai.


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Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)

or Chek Lap Kok 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

is connected to about 180 destinations, through over 1,000 daily flights by more than 100 airlines. In order to meet future demand until 2030 and beyond, the Airport Authority Hong Kong (“AAHK”) proposed the expansion of HKIA into a three-runway system (“3RS”) to support the two currently operated runways, through the introduction of Master Plan 2030 (“MP 2030”) in 2011. Facing a projected increase in air traffic, the Airport Authority Hong Kong promulgated the Hong Kong International Airport Master Plan 2030 on 2 June 2011. Its main project aimed at expanding the current airport infrastructure to a Third-Runway System to maintain the position of the Hong Kong International Airport as a leading international and regional aviation hub



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Penang International Airport (PEN)

Maleisië Jan 2012

within the city of George Town, is one of the busiest airports in Malaysia. The airport is located near Bayan Lepas at the southeastern tip of Penang Island, 16 km (9.9 mi) south of the city centre. Previously known as the Bayan Lepas International Airport, it was opened in 1935, making it the oldest airport in the country.

Penang International Airport is a medium-sized airport with frequent connections to major cities in Asia such as Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta, Medan, Hong Kong and Taipei, and serves as the main airport for northern Malaysia. In addition, Penang International Airport is the third-busiest airport in Malaysia in terms of passenger traffic and the second-busiest in terms of cargo tonnage.The airport is also one of the hubs of the Malaysian low-cost carriers, AirAsia and Firefly.



Penang International Airport won the Best Emerging Airport (Asia) award in the 23rd annual Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards 2009 (AFSCA), and was named the Airport of the Year (below 15 million passengers annually) in the 2009 Frost and Sullivan Asia Pacific Aerospace and Defence Awards.

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Phuket International Airport (HKT) 

Thailand Jan 2012

is an international airport serving the Phuket Province of Thailand. It is in the north of Phuket Island, 32 kilometres (20 mi) from the centre of Phuket City. The airport plays a major role in Thailand's tourism industry, as Phuket Island is a popular resort destination. It is the third-busiest airport in Thailand in terms of passengers, after Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region. The airport set a record 15.1 million arrivals and departures in 2016, up 17.8 percent from 2015

The airport has three terminals: Terminal 2 is used for international flights, and Terminal 3 for domestic flights. Terminal X for charter flights opened in February 2014.




Phuket Airport underwent a 5.14-billion-baht expansion and renovation, with the work completed in 2016.The capacity of the new international terminal is five million passengers per year. The expansion increased airport capacity to 12.5 million passengers a year from its previous capacity of 6.5 million. A rail link from an alternate airport, Krabi, was suggested in 2012, as Phuket is congested with little room to expand

Nr 12

Koh Samui Airport (USM)

Thailand Jan 2012 

is a privately owned airport on the island of Ko Samui (Koh Samui) in Thailand. The airport is roughly 2 km north of the main city and largest resort centre on the island, Chaweng. It was built by Bangkok Airways. Construction began in 1982 and the airport was officially opened in April 1989. [1]

Samui Airport has a unique, open-air design with the indoor areas being the gift shop, ticket office, toilets, and VIP lounge area. It is also the country's seventh busiest airport handling more than a million passengers annually. The airport has two terminals (domestic and international). The international terminal is about 50 metres north of the domestic terminal. Samui Airport is near the Big Buddha Pier where ferries depart to Ko Pha Ngan. High speed ferries to Ko Tao and Chumphon depart from the Maenam Beach Pier, approximately 6 km northwest of the airport.




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Siem Reap International Airport ( REP )

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

is an very smal airport in Trat, Thailand. Trat Airport was built and is operated by Bangkok Airways. The airport has one tarmac runway with a small open-air terminal. As of early 2015 the airport has offered customs and immigration services, allowing passengers to check in through to their final destinations without having to do so at Suvarnabhumi Airport.




Nr 9

Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

Bangkok - Thailand

Nov 2007 & Jan 2012

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

also known unofficially as Bangkok Airport is one of two international airports serving Bangkok, Thailand. The other is Don Mueang International Airport. Suvarnabhumi covers an area of 3,240 hectares (8,000 acres), making it one of the biggest international airports in Southeast Asia and a regional hub for aviation.

Suvarnabhumi was officially opened for limited domestic flight service on 15 September 2006, and opened for most domestic and all international commercial flights on 28 September 2006.

The airport is currently the main hub for Thai Airways International, Thai Smile Airways, and Bangkok Airways. It also serves as regional gateway and connecting point for various foreign carriers



Suvarnabhumi is the 21st busiest airport in the world, ninth busiest airport in Asia, and the busiest in the country, having handled 53 million passengers in 2012,and is also a major air cargo hub, with a total of 95 airlines. On social networks, Suvarnabhumi was the world's most popular site for taking Instagram photographs in 2012


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Christchurch International Airport (CHC)  

New Zealand Jan 2007

is the main airport that serves Christchurch, New Zealand. It is located 12 kilometres to the northwest of the city centre, in the suburb of Harewood. Christchurch (Harewood) Airport officially opened on 18 May 1940 and became New Zealand's first international airport on 16 December 1950. It is the second busiest airport in New Zealand after Auckland by both annual passengers and aircraft movements. Christchurch along with Auckland are the only two airports in New Zealand to regularly handle Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 aircraft. The airport is curfew free operating 24 hours a day.



Nr 7

Auckland International Airport (AKL) 

New Zealand Jan 2007

is the largest and busiest airport in New Zealand, with 19,387,627 (10,594,128 international and 8,793,499 domestic) passengers in the year ended October 2017.[4] The airport is located near Mangere, a residential suburb, and Airport Oaks, a service hub suburb 21 kilometres (13 mi) south of the Auckland city centre. It is both a domestic and international hub for Air New Zealand, and as the New Zealand hub of Virgin Australia and Jetstar Airways.



The airport is one of New Zealand’s most important infrastructure assets, providing thousands of jobs for the region. It handled 71 per cent of New Zealand's international air passenger arrivals and departures in 2000.[5] It is one of only two airports in New Zealand (the other being Christchurch) capable of handling Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 aircraft.

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Langkawi International Airport ( LGK )

Maleisie 2008 & 2012

Located within Padang Matsirat - about 15 minutes away from the wildly-popular Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah stretch - Langkawi Airport is the island's only flight to all flights in and out of Langkawi. This utilitarian terminal has a limited number of stores and restaurants but it is not as outrageously pricey as KLIA. Yet since you are a duty-free zone you're not going to spend a lot of time in here.


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Stol Pangkor Airport

Sep 2008 to stay at Pangkor island beach resort.

Very small airport and one runway.

Pangkor Airport is a short take-off and landing (STOL) airport located on Pangkor Island, off the coast of Perak state. As a STOL airport, Pangkor Airport is designed to accommodate smaller aircraft, mainly for tourists flying into Pangkor Island. The airport’s IATA code is “PKG”, and ICAO code is “WMPA”


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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.