Basic Airstrip, Corn Island, Nicaragua
In the simplest cases, a commercial airport is a dirt strip that
can accommodate small propeller planes (the above plane is a Cessna
208 Caravan that can sit 9 passengers). In the case of
Corn Island the airstrip spans
the whole width of the Island, so it is unlikely that it could handle
much larger planes. The "terminal" is a cabin where tickets are sold
and where passengers can wait, since the schedule tends to be flexible.
Passengers are often responsible to bring their own luggage by the side
of the plane. This type of service is very common within archipelagos,
such as in the Caribbean.