7 Strangest Airports in the World

In today’s world, everyone loves to travel by air that has led to a boom in airlines as well as airports too. There was a time when only a few airports were available, but today, you can find airports in almost every city. In this write-up, we have mentioned some of the strangest airports you may find in the world.

1. Kansai International Airport, Japan

Kansai International Airport
Kansai International Airport Image Source: Pixabay

Located on an artificial island in Osaka Bay, Kansai International Airport in Japan marks its name as one of the strangest airports in the world. Though, the airport is at risk due to the rising level of the sea. In fact, it has been forecasted that within about fifty years, this airport might submerge completely.

2. Gibraltar Airport

Gibraltar Airport
Gibraltar Airport Scott Wylie / CC BY

Gibraltar Airport runway is located directly across one of Gibraltar’s busiest roads, which means that when the runway is not in use, it is used by usual cars. On the other hand, when aircrafts are taking off or landing, the regular traffic is held up by traffic lights. All of this unique combination of road traffic and air traffic has made Gibraltar Airport one of the strangest airports in the world.

3. Don Mueang International Airport

Don Mueang International Airport
Don Mueang International Airport Aero Icarus from Zürich, Switzerland / CC BY-SA

Located in Thailand, Don Mueang International Airport is outwardly a normal airport, but what makes it extraordinary is an 18 hole golf course that is made in between the two runways. In addition, a threat to the security of the airport means that the golf course has restricted use by the normal public. This is one of the unusual airports in the World.

4. Agatti Airport, India

Agatti-Airport
Agatti-Airport Image Source: https://lakshadweep.gov.in/tourist-place/agatti/

Known for one of the stunning and Strangest runways in the world, Agatti Airport of India is listed in the strangest airports. Its beautiful runway stretches right out into the Indian Ocean, which has come under scrutiny due to the rising sea levels and the relatively short runway (4000 feet). You can call it a different kind of gem in the Indian Ocean.

5. Barra International Airport, Scotland

Barra International Airport
Barra International Airport Image Source: Wikipedia

Located in Scotland, Barra International Airport is a unique kind of airport because it offers beach landings to the planes. In fact, it is the one and the only airport in the world situated on a beach. So, the airport’s runway is not useable once a day because of the tide covering it. However, it still remains safe to use the airport.

6. Courchevel Airport, France

Courchevel Airport
Courchevel Airport Hugues Mitton (hugovoyages) / CC BY-SA

Courchevel Airport of France is counted as one of the strangest airports as well as amongst the most dangerous airports in the World. After landing, the aircraft faces an uphill difficulty and on take-off, it’s down-hill. Therefore, not all pilots are allowed to use this airport, only those who have the permit because of the difficulty of using it.

7. Princess Juliana International Airport, Caribbean

Princess juliana international airport
Princess Juliana international airport Lawrence Lansing / CC BY

The Princess Juliana International Airport is located in the Caribbean and is known as one of the busiest and unusual airports in the world. It is located is in front of a small beach strip and hedge that is used by many tourists, so it may be very scary when there are giant planes flying overhead, making it one of the strangest airports on the planet.

Apart from these, Lukla Airport (located in Nepal) and Congonhas Airport (Brazil’s’ second busiest airport) are two other strangest airports around the world.

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