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    Antarctica Transportation 1998

      Ports and harbors none; offshore anchorage

      Airports 18 (1997 est.); 39 landing facilities at different locations operated by 16 national governments party to the Treaty; two additional air facilities operated by commercial (nongovernmental) tourist organizations; helicopter pads at 33 of these locations; runways at 13 locations are gravel, sea ice, glacier ice, or compacted snow surface suitable for wheeled fixed-wing aircraft; no paved runways; 14 locations have snow-surface skiways limited to use by ski-equipped planes - 8 runways/skiways greater than 3,000 m, 12 runways/skiways 1,000 to 3,000 m, 2 runways/skiways less than 1,000 m, and 5 of unspecified or variable length; airports generally subject to severe restrictions and limitations resulting from extreme seasonal and geographic conditions; airports do not meet ICAO standards; advance approval from the respective governmental or nongovernmental operating organization required for landing (1997 est.)

      Airports - with unpaved runways
      total: 18
      over 3,047 m: 4
      2,438 to 3,047 m: 3
      1,524 to 2,437 m: 2
      914 to 1,523 m: 4
      under 914 m: 5 (1997 est.)

      Heliports 1 (1997 est.)

      NOTE: The information regarding Antarctica on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Antarctica Transportation 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Antarctica Transportation 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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