An Airport is important when we need to travel distance places. But have you ever seen strange airports? If your answer is no then we have some example from around the globe, where you will come across most bizarre, wacky airports.
The airport Courchevel is one that will bring Goosebumps as this airport is located 6,000 feet above sea level. When a plane lands on this runway it has to cover 1,700-foot strip of runway that weirdly raises uphill and then severely dips downhill and landing and take-off looks like a movie scene. This airport is famous because it is one of its kinds and it appeared in one of the James Bond movie "Tomorrow Never Dies."
Driving a car on airport runway is illegal and you might face consequences, but there is an airport runway at Gibraltar where you will see a main road that crosses through by Gibraltar’s airport runway that connects Gibraltar to mainland. To avoid any collapse, gates stop the traffic at the time of plane landing and takeoff.
If you travel a lot and delay of flight makes you angry, then you must travel through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Netherlands, where a delay of flight makes you happy. Here you can enjoy the paintings by famous Dutch artists at the museum in the Terminal U on Holland Boulevard. Passenger in transit can visit the museum for free from morning 7 to evening 8 o’clock. At this airport passenger can also enjoy casino and a mediation center. If you still want more then you might get individual shower rooms.
You can play golf at airport runway when you are at, Don Mueang International Airport, Bangkok, Thailand. This golf course is owned by the Royal Thai Air Force but civil people no longer permitted to enter this golf course.
An international airport, which is surrounded by the Sea, situated at Lakshadweep, an Indian Union Territory. Agatti Airport is 4,000-foot-long, it is very random, and small that look really dangerous. Although, expansion plan is in the pipeline, but flights still operate six times a week.
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Passengers at transit need not to kill time at the Vancouver International Airport. Two aquariums installed in the international terminal. It is hard to miss the main aquarium at Level 3, a 30,000 gallon-tank aquarium with more than 5,000 creatures. The second aquarium is situated on Level 4 and it is smaller one where you will get to see jellyfish.
If you wish to see something really uncanny, then Barra airport has something to offer which is situated on the west coast of Scotland. This airport is situated at beach side and three runways marked with poles. These runways operate only when there are no tides.
Uncanny or weird is quite a small word to describe Gisborne Airport on the North Island, New Zealand. The Gisborne railway line and the Gisborne airport’s main runway cut straight across. To avoid any collision between the train and flight, it is important for Air traffic controllers to coordinate flight landing and takeoffs with the train arrivals.
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Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, Saba, Caribbean, Netherlands needs no introduction as this airport is a shortest commercial landing runway in the world, it is just 1,300 feet long. Because of the short runway, only smaller in size aircrafts are permitted to land here. This airport manages to maintain steady flow of flights, around four flights take-off a day.