These airports will make you want to jump on a plane RIGHT NOW.
Gibraltar International Airport
We all have stopped at a red light to let pedestrians pass, but have you ever stopped at a red light to let an AEROPLANE pass? Well, this is exactly what happens at Gibraltar International Airport, which only 500 yards from the city centre. Planes cross a four lane main road intersection, on Winston Churchill Avenue to enter the airport.
The airport has seen only three accidents since its formation during World War ll and none of them has been because someone ran a red light ;)
The perfect stop for an art connoisseur! The Helsinki airport has a good collection of paintings, sculptures and a small cinema showing silent Finnish films as well. It is a perfect way to stoop yourself in culture, before you even enter the country.
And if art is not your thing, there is a book swap shop, plenty of Finnish Food, a spa, numerous shops, a scenic terrace and relaxation spots to choose from.
Singapore is obviously doing something right if they are amongst the world’s most visited countries. So , why should the airport lag behind?
Ranked as the world’s best airport, consecutively for four years now, it boasts a roof top swimming pool, a three-storey slide, the world’s only airport butterfly garden, a sunflower garden, a Koi pond, numerous food outlets, art installations and transit hotels to name a few. It is the perfect stop for a mini-vacay before your actual holiday begins!
Situated on the wide shallow bay of Traigh Mhor, Scotland, this airport is very unique indeed! Known for its short runway but mainly because that runway is a beach! No, you did not read that wrong. Marked by wooden poles the Barra Airport has three runways, and since it also doubles as a beach, visitors have to look at a sockpole to know if the airport is in function.
This airport was voted No. 1 in the world for the most scenic approach.
Situated on the island of Madeira in Portugal, this airport is surrounded by sea on one side and mountains on the other and also had one of the shortest landing strips. Due to the dangerous nature of this airport the landing strip was extended, and passengers now have the experience of landing on a bridge as they enter Portugal. It is rated as one of the world’s most extreme airports.
Be wary, it’s not for the faint hearted!