I was just thinking - is there any country in the world with more international airports per capita than the Dominican Republic?
For a country of 10 million people, in a land area less than the size of West Virginia, they have five major international airports: SDQ, STI, POP, PUJ, LRM. (I am ignoring a handful of smaller airports that do inter-Caribbean flights).
Does any country come close to this, in terms of airports per capita of population and land area? Why are so many airports necessary? I imagine because they are mostly tourist-oriented. But are the roads so bad that each of Punta Cana, La Romana, and Puerto Plata just HAVE to have their own airports?
For example, STI and POP are just 24 miles apart! PUJ and LRM are 37 miles apart.