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Most Beautiful Airport Location

Tue Jan 20, 2004 7:08 am

What airports in the world have the most beautiful locations? My top vote goes to INN/LOWI in Innsbruck, Austria!


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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Tue Jan 20, 2004 7:13 am

Then again, this one at MLE / VRMM sure takes a nice spot in the world of airport facilities!


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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Tue Jan 20, 2004 7:16 am

Hmm. How about :

SXM (OBVIOUS!  Big grin)


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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Tue Jan 20, 2004 7:17 am

I figured that one would get in pretty quick!  Big thumbs up

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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Tue Jan 20, 2004 7:27 am

Dedicated to the memory of Meigs Field...May it always live on in our hearts.  Crying



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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Tue Jan 20, 2004 7:53 am

Of course, there's always the beautiful PANC...


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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Tue Jan 20, 2004 7:53 am

Nice Airport (NCE), French Riviera


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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Tue Jan 20, 2004 7:54 am

Beirut International Airport

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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Tue Jan 20, 2004 8:55 am

I'd also put a vote down for DEN. The facility is so odd that it's beautiful and the scenery is spactacular!


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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Tue Jan 20, 2004 10:16 am

I guess you don't live in Denver. Yeah it looks nice when the snow is on the ground for a day. Then it goes back to being a brown dust bowl.


My choice is Rio de Janerio Dumont airport


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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Tue Jan 20, 2004 1:43 pm

Yeah, I don't live in DEN, so maybe my guess wasn't too good, especially for the locals.  Big thumbs up

Let's see if I can make it up...

How about BGI / TBPB? Just imagine the public not being able to see the oil stains on the tarmac and the rest is paradise!


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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Tue Jan 20, 2004 1:58 pm

Yesterday I saw the end of a segment on a show on the Travel Channel about a fly in-nieghborhood. I'm not sure where it was but it was a very wealthy area with beautiful homes! Too bad they cost in upwards of a million bucks. Anyways this place was sweet! Each house had it's own private hangar with a taxiway leading right up to it. There was even a golfcourse in this prestigious 'hood!

Not exactly the most beautiful airport location, but it sure is a sweet one. Big thumbs up Anyone else seen this too and wanna chime in?
 
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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Tue Jan 20, 2004 2:05 pm

Yeah, I know what you're talking about. I didn't see the episode in question, but here is a picture of a fly-in community in Brighton, CO.


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Apparently they just go right in to their driveways, or 'taxi-ways', and call it a night! Perhaps I should investigate the lifestyle of the rich and famous sometime soon.  Big thumbs up

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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Tue Jan 20, 2004 2:48 pm

Not to mention, LSMO...


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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Tue Jan 20, 2004 3:15 pm

I've always been partial to these two:


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Bora Bora, French Polynesia


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Male, Maldives

Haven't been to either yet, but am working towards it.
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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Tue Jan 20, 2004 3:31 pm

BA, wow Beirut looks beautiful. Hopefully one day it can be rebuilt into what it once was, and Beirut International Airport can thrive with service to all points of the world!  Smile
 
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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Tue Jan 20, 2004 3:43 pm

I sure hope Beirut can get itself back into the tourism sector. It sure is a beautiful place, though I'm sure most people will stay away for several years because of the memories in the last several decades. But, like I said, it sure would be nice.  Big thumbs up

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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:09 pm

Not to forget, GCM...


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No matter how many times I see this place, it always looks like a first-time paradise!  Big thumbs up

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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:21 pm

Grand Junction, CO (somewhat close to Aspen, however "close" is defined) is amazing! Coming in from the south, one can see red canyons, mountaintops and other amazing scenery.

Then there's S59 (Libby, MT). A neat airport at the foot of the Cabinet Mountains. Several movies have been filmed there, The River Wild with Kevin Bacon is one example.

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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Tue Jan 20, 2004 11:33 pm

I think nearly all Colorado locations are beautiful! Another one, nearby, is Angel Fire, SKX, which holds one of the most beautiful approach patterns that I've seen these days.

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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Wed Jan 21, 2004 12:16 am

RJpieces and Usnseallt82,

Beirut Airport has a 3-year old 21-gate terminal:



Please check this link, I think you will be very surprised about Beirut's reconstruction:
http://www.skyscraperpage.com/forum/showthread.php?s=21a62a30468393a6ceecdd5c5fee1531&threadid=27052

Tourism is growing every year.

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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Wed Jan 21, 2004 1:28 am

I've always thought SLC is in a really beautiful spot. Mountains and the Great Salt Lake make it a really pretty place to fly into.
 
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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Wed Jan 21, 2004 1:32 am

Mountains - SLC

But ya can't forget Marathon, FL or EYW. Great spot for lobster.

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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Wed Jan 21, 2004 1:40 am

How about the Reef Runway at HNL?


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And a really, really long taxi back to the terminal Laugh out loud

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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Wed Jan 21, 2004 1:42 am

A geography question guys, where exactly is Male, Maldives? I assume somewhere in the Pacific but where?

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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Wed Jan 21, 2004 2:00 am

Maybe something more romantic:

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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Wed Jan 21, 2004 2:14 am

I second the opinion for Andover, NJ! It's a beautiful and peaceful location with serenity all around you.

BA, I'm very happy to hear about Beirut's increase in tourism. Its about time people pushed back in there for such a wonderful locale! Best of luck to the new terminal as well...it seems just as beautiful!

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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Wed Jan 21, 2004 2:38 am

This isn't the best photo of this location, but you get the idea of it. A beautiful location. It's on the dream list.  Big thumbs up

http://www.mountainaircc.com/html/location/runway.php

P.S. I third the Andover, NJ airport. Stunning.
 
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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Wed Jan 21, 2004 2:45 am

Wow, an airport country club. This goes hand-in-hand with the fly-in estates in Brighton, CO...


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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Wed Jan 21, 2004 2:46 am

Hey DEN is not that bad! If you look out west its a great view.
My vote is going to have to go to Bora Bora and SXM I would love to be there right now instead on in this snow!
 
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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Wed Jan 21, 2004 3:33 am

Boeing_nut,

Male is the capital of the island-nation of Maldives. There are about 2,000 islands that make up the nation and they are located actually in the Indian Ocean near Sri Lanka and India. It's definitely a place to visit if you ever have the chance.

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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Wed Jan 21, 2004 5:27 am

I dont know how you post pics... I would have loved to show you just how GVA is! Surrounded by snowy mountains....
 
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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Wed Jan 21, 2004 5:54 am


I love aviation...any airport is a beautiful sight to me, wherever it is located!!!
 
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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Wed Jan 21, 2004 8:29 am

Westcliffe and Salida Airports in Colorado. From Westcliffe, one can see the awesome Mount Crestone and Crestone Needle (both 14,000+ ft), which are some of the toughest climbs in Colorado. It is nestled in a very peaceful valley, and Colorado State Highway 69 runs parallel to the lone runway. The town of Westcliffe is absolutely amazing and definitely worth a visit.

Salida Airport is located a couple hours away from Westcliffe near the intersection of Colorado Highway 191 and US Highway 285. From there, one can see Mount Shavano, Mount Tabeguache, Mount Antero, Mount Princeton, Mount Yale, and I believe one other 14,000+ foot mountain. The Arkansas River Headwaters Recreation area is very close by, and the river itself runs through the town. Excellent fishing and white water rafting. Salida is also a pretty artsy town, with many small, eclectic art studios downtown. They have some excellent food, great weather, and skiing at Monarch Pass only an hour or so west of town.

Leadville, Colorado, from which one may gaze upon Mount Elbert, the tallest mountain in the lower 48, Mount Massive, which is a very adept name, as well as other towering mountains on the way in to the very high airport. Great food, Doc Holiday's place, and a ton of other attractions are right nearby!

And of course there are the ski area airports: ASE is spectacular, with great skiing, dining, and shopping choices. The Maroon Bells and Snowmass Mountain are very close by, making the scenery wonderful! HDN is kinda out there a little, but it is a really fun approach, and with the mountains covered in snow it is definitely a sight to behold! Steamboat Springs' smaller, municipal airport is another fun one.

Yeah, pretty much anywhere in Colorado is a good place to go, but the first three are my favorites!

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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Wed Jan 21, 2004 12:47 pm

Quito (UIO) and Santiago (SCL) come to mind.

How about:


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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Wed Jan 21, 2004 2:10 pm

I guess the last one's good until hurricane season rolls around!  Big thumbs up

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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Wed Jan 21, 2004 2:34 pm

I vote Kerkyra (Corfu) International, here are some photos:

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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Wed Jan 21, 2004 3:03 pm

I second the last! What a beautiful location!

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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Wed Jan 21, 2004 3:10 pm

Zurich airport and Munich airport are both in gorgeous locations...so green and green with small towns embedded in the greenery and rivers...BEAUTIFUL...too bad i was only transiting through both cities  Sad...

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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Wed Jan 21, 2004 3:16 pm

I guess the last one's good until hurricane season rolls around!

I doubt there are many hurricanes in Scotland.  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Wed Jan 21, 2004 3:20 pm

Apparently I didn't read the post as carefully as I should have.  Big thumbs up

I would hope there wouldn't be any hurricanes anywhere in the UK! That should would throw a serious curve to all the meteorologists out there!

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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Wed Jan 21, 2004 3:49 pm

I put a vote in for BDA (Bermuda).


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A beautiful island and airport, I wish there were more pictures, especially of BA's 777's!

 
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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Thu Jan 22, 2004 12:53 am

I agree with Bermuda! It almost resembles Male from the air, but I know there are many differences. How about BDU / ENDU? It looks like a pilot's nightmare, but it sure is beautiful...


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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Thu Jan 22, 2004 1:59 am

My vote goes to :

St Barthelmy (SBH - French Carribean )


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Mikonos-JMK and KOS-KGS (Greece)


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Ajaccio Campo del'Oro AJA - France-

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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Thu Jan 22, 2004 9:21 am

My vote goes to a couple of airports in the South Island of New Zealand:

Queenstown:


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The photos don't do the place justice, but I can assure you they are very striking. Queenstown is set in a beautiful mountainous area, with amazing approaches from either direction. Queenstown is served by aircraft up to 737 size.

Milford Sound Airport is accessed by flying down the sound (technically, it is a Fjord, and arguably the most spectacular in the area). The scenery again is breathtaking. The airport has been served in past by aircraft as large as a Twin Otter, but I believe the largest things operting into it at the moment are Islanders and Nomads.

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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Thu Jan 22, 2004 4:58 pm

Not to mention KIN / MKGP. The entire island is beautiful and the air facilities are wonderful!


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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Thu Jan 22, 2004 5:48 pm

Could I say anything else than CMF ?

Beutiful lake, mountains everywhere...


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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Thu Jan 22, 2004 6:51 pm

I put forward Bora Bora and Male before as my head was totally in a summer/tropical head space, but I now balance that with the following winter suggestions...


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Innsbruck, Austria.

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Queenstown, New Zealand (no photos in the database that do it justice in winter).
 
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RE: Most Beautiful Airport Location

Thu Jan 22, 2004 7:16 pm

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But when the Mountains above the airport are covered in snow then it really is beautiful and is also a good back drop for pics

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