In Cyprus, a former airport resides on the island. Nicosia International Airport was home to some of the most luxurious passengers and planes. Taking in celebrities and rich. However, all that went to waste when Turkey invaded the island. The fighting caused so much damage that the airport was abandoned to rot, with its last plane to land there still having never departed. These are the pictures:
The inside of the terminal.
The last aircraft to land there still remains there, rotting and damaged from the conflict there. Aircraft is a Hawker HS-121, Aircraft Registration is 5B-DAB (yeah I know memers), and the Airline is Trident Sun.
Some of the old ads still remain.
When the conflict broke out, many passengers fled here. The constant bombing practically destroyed the runway and then parts of the terminal itself.
The airport is now overrun by plants.
As you can see, these abandoned airports can tell stories, stories of war, abandonment, and rot. I know this is depressing, but it is a reminder that this can and will happen again.
Article and pictures courtesy of the Sun:
There is some history for the day.