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Most Unique Airports In The World  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 375 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 12699 times:

Heres one, Male International in the Maldives.


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.....up there with the best!
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User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 12674 times:

Has to be Barra - the only airport built on a beach, where the runways close when the tide comes in!


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User currently offlineLa Carlota From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 12663 times:

What about Courchevel?:

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This one is certainly unique, Barra (Scotland):

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And never forget Kai Tak:

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User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 12626 times:

Just another excuse for me to mention Lukla..?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 12558 times:

Unique Airport - Zurich
Already "unique" because of it's name ...

MLE would be on my list and PBH has to be pretty cool as well ...

SXM hasn't been mentioned so far.



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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 375 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 12516 times:

Oh yes, Princess Juliana International in St. Maarten, beautiful.

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.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineBrusselsSouth From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 623 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 12455 times:

  • St. Barthelemy (- Gustavia) (SBH / TFFJ)


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  • London - City (LCY / EGLC)


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  • User currently offlineLPL From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1055 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 12302 times:

    Does anyone know if Barra has won the right to remain open? I've heard rumours about it closing.

    User currently offlineAngelAirways From United Kingdom, joined Nov 1999, 501 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 12254 times:

    Barra is still open... alive and well. still running... tho the airfare from london via glasgow is ridiculously high.. about £250... you can get a transatlantic flight for that much..


    User currently offlineAirOne From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 607 posts, RR: 2
    Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 12188 times:

    Hi,

    Can we also describe why it is unique, because I would like to hear why.

    For terminal buildings you would have to include Kona, Hawaii. The terminal building has no building but fake rock structures w/ foilage separate the aircraft from you.

    AirOne


    User currently offlineKlm-md11 From Greece, joined Mar 2002, 471 posts, RR: 1
    Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 12027 times:

    unique in it´s own way, but a strange airport indeed is the one i flew to Amsterdam from just yesterday: VOLOS, Greece.

    It is a military airport (lots of F16's) and it handles around 4 commercial flights.

    a week!!!

    all of these flights, like the one I was on yesterday, are charter flights from western Europe for tourists visiting nearby region of Pilion.

    There is an apron that fits one small jet (737 or a320) the terminal is at least a mile away from that apron. busses take care of that trip.

    the terminal building is smaller than my house! and that includes both arrivals as well as departure hall.

    The flights to (via Skiathos) and from there were some of the most interesting i've ever flown, and when i find some time over the next weeks i'll write a trip report and let you know the rest.

    regards,

    KLM-MD11



    GELUK IS GELUL MET EEN K
    User currently offlineBuckwilder From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 31 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 11999 times:

    This on on the Caribbean island of Saba claims to have the shortest runway in commercial av. use. Here's a link to some great approach shots.

    http://www.gajets.net/Links/FWIW/saba/saba.html


    User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16691 posts, RR: 51
    Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 11906 times:

    Dutch Harbor Alaska..




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    Or any of the Atolls CO's Island Hopper visits on it's way from Honolulu to Guam.

    http://cruisinaltitude.com/airports/jon.htm

    Johnston Atoll (US Army installation where chemical weapons are destroyed, and where Nuclear weapons were tested),

    Majuro (Capital of the Marshall Islands),

    Kwajalein (US Military installation where Ballastic Missile interceptors are tested),

    Kosrae,

    Pohnpei,

    Chuuk (Truck).



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    User currently offlineAerlingusa330 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 356 posts, RR: 0
    Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 11786 times:

    Don't forget Meigs Field! Long live Meigs!


    Shamrock 136 heavy cleared for takeoff runway niner.
    User currently offlineA330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 11
    Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 11702 times:

    I personally think that the approach to Leh airport in Northern India is very unique...it seems from this photo that the landing requires maneuvering through mountains at low altitudes (! scary !).


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