This airport serves Latakia, the principal port city of Syria. The airport is named for Bassel al-Assad, son of the late Syrian President Hafez al-Assad and brother of the current President Bashar al-Assad.
I redid this airport back in September; however, a culmination of new imagery, a few issues with the original design, and requests from the community brought my attention back to this airport. Many updates, fixes, and changes have been made in V2. The next time this airport will require work, will be when imagery of the new runway, control tower, and terminal 2 is available!
This airport was originally built as an emergency alternative for Nellis AFB, in 2015 Bill bought the airport with the intent of creating a residential airpark. In 2017 the airport started operating commercial UAVs and became the first fully operational commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)-focused research and development park in the USA.
For the record for anyone else interested, this is the current most up to date imagery that Dublin has with our software (SAS). We have to wait for the runway to be complete. pretty much the same story as Brisbane sadly! Blame google!