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Apple Maps are strong enough to close the International Airport

Fairbanks, Alaska international Airport is closed due to a flaw in the Apple Maps. Couple of drivers drove along the taxiway, one crossing runway due to a glitch in the Apple Maps. BBC reports “Fairbanks International Airport told a local newspaper that in the past three weeks two motorists had driven along the taxiway and across one of its runways.” It seems the Apple Map directs the users along the drive way and Fairbanks International Airport approached Apple to disable app from not showing Fairbanks in its map app.

“We asked them to disable the map for Fairbanks until they could correct it, thinking it would be better to have nothing show up than to take the chance that one more person would do this,” Melissa Osborn, chief of operations at the airport, told the Alaska Dispatch newspaper.

Now what our resident Apple fanboy Walter Smyth say, let us see.


  1. BBC Online
  2. Alaska Dispatch newspaper via BBC Online