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Because they have an AFIS (aerodrome flight information service), which is similar to a tower, but only provides information, not ATC. This is very common (at least outside the US) at airports which are too small to need ATC, but still too busy to just be uncontrolled. Radio communication is still mandatory, but flights do not receive a clearance and no ...


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A tower can only control what it can see, visually or with radar. The traffic in that area is at low altitude and landing or taking off many places that are not the central airport, much is VFR and not inside the space of a class D tower.


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