Heydər Əliyev adına beynəlxalq hava limanı

Airport, თბილისი

The international airport of Bakı (GYD, Azerbaijan) has two terminals (an old a new one) and is located 15 kilometers northeast of the city center. It was opened in 1980, has two runways and is operated by the state-owned airline Azal. I arrived with Azal from თბილისი and landed at terminal 2 which is rather small: just go through passport control, pick your bag, pass the toll control and your done. You still have the chance to exchange or withdraw some money, but there around much other facilities at the terminal.

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თბილისის საერთაშორისო აეროპორტი

Airport, თბილისი

The international airport of თბილისი (TBS) is also the largest airport of Georgia. It has two runways and two terminals; it serves more than three million passengers every year. German passengers will see this airport only at night: Lufthansa lands here always at 4 am to be able to start again at 5 am and be back in central Europe for normal flight times after 9 am. That feels a bit odd, but the airport is fully operational at night.

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Lufthavn, Oslo

The Lufthavn of Oslo, Norway, is one of the airports you’ll love: short ways to walk, natural materials everywhere and sufficient places to sit back and relax. It is located in the community Gardermoen, 50 kms north of Oslo and it was established in 1912. There is only one terminal but two runways that bring 32 millions of passengers each year into the air. Flying via OSL is really hassle-free: four times the airport has already been awarded the title of the most punctual airport in Europe.

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Keflavíkurflugvöllur, Suðurnesjabær

Close to Reykjavík you can find two airports which might be a bit confusing: The Reykjavíkurflugvöllur (RKV) is very close to the city center and flights inside the country (as well es to Greenland and the Faroes) are operated from there. For most international flights the Keflavíkurflugvöllur (KEF) 50 kilometers afar is used. It is the most important airport of the country and it is the starting point for tourists and travelers on the island.

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Меѓународен аеродром Скопје

International airport, Скопје

The airport of Скопје (SKP), North Macedonia, is a small but good one. It has one terminal and one runway, as a passenger it is very convenient and fast to use. Formerly the airport was named after Alexander the Great; as a part of the conflict resolution with Greece the airport name has been neutralized. SKP is located 20 kilometers outside of Скопје at Петровец. It is operated by a Turkish airport company called TAV.

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Aeropuerto Internacional Augusto C. Sandino

Aeropuerto Internacional Augusto C. Sandino, Managua

The airport of Managua, Nicaragua, is a rather small one: it has only one runway and six gates, but it transports more than a million passengers every year. The Aeropuerto Internacional Augusto César Sandino (MGA) is the only international airport of the country and located next to the Panamericana, 11 kilometers afar of the capital city. Most flights are operated by Copa Airlines from Panama, but there are also connections with Aeroméxico, with the three largest airlines of the USA (Delta, American, United) and you can go to La Habana and Caracas.

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Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México

Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México

The international airport of Ciudad de México (MEX) is named after Mexican president Benito Juárez and has one specialty: it is very close to the city and only 6.5 kilometers afar from the Zócalo. The airport was opened in 1931, has two runways and two terminals (terminal 1 is for international flights, terminal 2 for domestic and local flights). If you have tickets for a connecting flight you can change between both terminals using a train that is running around the airport.

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Lentoasema, Helsinki

The airport of Helsinki (HEL) is located 18 kilometers north of the city center at a region called Vantaa. It was opened in 1951 for the Olympic summer games and has today three runways transporting more than 4 million passengers a year. Next to the two terminals you can find a large amount of parking lots and the typical car rental companies.

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Zračna luka

Zračna luka, Dubrovnik

The airport of Dubrovnik (DBV) is located in Čilipi, a small town 20 kilometers southeast of the ancient city. A taxi ride might cost you around 40 Euros, by bus it is only 11 Euros for a return ticket. The bus starts 30 minutes after flights arrive directly in front of the terminal. If you’re too slow you might miss it. It brings you to one of the old city gates or to the bus terminal in the harbor.

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Летище София

Летище, София

The airport of София (SOF) is the most important airport of Bulgaria and located in the east of the capital city. It was opened in 1935 and today more than 6 million passengers use it every year. SOF operates with one runway and two terminals; terminal 2 is the modern one. Between the two terminals a free shuttle bus operates which is important, as next to terminal 2 you’ll find the metro station which is the easiest way to reach the city center.

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