List of countries without an airport

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Out of the 197 independent states,Template:Outdated-inline[1] only six[clarification needed] have no airport within their boundaries. All of these are in Europe and have a heliport, and all apart from Monaco are landlocked, one of which, Liechtenstein, is doubly landlocked.

List of countries with no airport
No. Country Notes
1  Andorra There is no airport in Andorra.[2] The nearest airports are in Alt Urgell, Lérida, Barcelona, Toulouse and Gerona.[3] By both population and by land area, Andorra is the largest country not to have an airport. However, there are three heliports.
2  Liechtenstein Currently, Liechtenstein only has a heliport in the southern town of Balzers.[4][5] The nearest international airports are St. Gallen-Altenrhein Airport in Switzerland and Friedrichshafen Airport in Germany, which have few scheduled flights. The nearest major airport is Zurich Airport in Switzerland, which has rail services to Buchs and Sargans.[6] From these towns, it is possible to catch a Postal Bus[6] or a train to Liechtenstein.
3  Monaco Monaco does not have an airport, but there is a heliport in the Monégasque district of Fontvieille.[7] The nearest airport to Monaco is Côte d'Azur Airport in Nice, France.[8]
4  San Marino There are no airports in San Marino.[9] There is a single heliport, and also a small airfield with a 680m grass runway. The nearest airport to San Marino is Rimini's Federico Fellini Airport in Italy.
5   Vatican City The nearest airport to the Vatican City is Rome Ciampino Airport. It would be physically impossible to fit a whole airport into the 0.44 km2 land area[10] of the Holy See, but there is a heliport in the western corner, which is used for visiting heads and officials of the city-state.[11]


Non-self-governing territories[edit]

Out of the 17 Non-self-governing territories, three have no airport within their boundaries, Tokelau, Saint Helena and the Pitcairn Islands.

List of Non-self-governing territories with no airport
No. Country Notes
1  Tokelau There is no airport in Tokelau, so boats are the only means of travel and transport.[12] [note 1]
2  Saint Helena Saint Helena does not have an airport, but after many years of negotiation an airport project is now underway, due for completion in February 2016. In November 2011 a deal between the British government and South African company Basil Read was signed and the airport is proposed to open in 2016, with flights to and from South Africa.[13] [note 2]
3  Pitcairn Islands The Pitcairn Islands do not have an airport or seaport; the islanders rely on longboats to ferry people and goods between ship and shore through Bounty Bay. [14] [note 3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Originally settled by Polynesian emigrants from surrounding island groups, the Tokelau Islands were made a British protectorate in 1889. They were transferred to New Zealand administration in 1925. Referendum held in 2006 and 2007 to change the status of the islands from that of a New Zealand territory to one of free association with New Zealand did not meet the needed threshold for approval.
  2. ^ Saint Helena is a British Overseas Territory consisting of Saint Helena and Ascension Islands, and the island group of Tristan da Cunha.
  3. ^ Pitcairn is a British Overseas Territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Number of Countries in the World - Number of Countries Worldwide". Geography.about.com. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  2. ^ Andorra at the CIA World Factbook Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  3. ^ "Andorra flight information and best airport for Andorra flights". Yourandorra.com. 2008-10-05. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  4. ^ Thomas Schmid. "Heliport Balzers FL LSXB". Tsis.ch. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  5. ^ Heli.li - Matthias Vogt. "Heliport Balzers LSXB - Heli.li Website - Matthias Vogt". Heli.li. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  6. ^ a b Liechtenstein at Europe for Visitors travel site
  7. ^ "Fontvieille Heliport Airport (MCM) Details - Monaco". World-airport-codes.com. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  8. ^ "Getting To Monaco". Insurance.essentialtravel.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-04-18. 
  9. ^ San Marino at the CIA World Factbook Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  10. ^ Holy See (Vatican City) at the CIA World Factbook
  11. ^ Vatican City Tiscali retrieved November 27, 2006
  12. ^ Tokelau at the CIA World Factbook Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  13. ^ St Helena at the CIA World Factbook Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  14. ^ Pitcairn at the CIA World Factbook Retrieved July 13, 2014.