Weird and Interesting Airports

Hello, welcome to the thread of weird and interesting airports


Everyone feel free to add some airports with weird characteristics, I’ll start us of with a couple.


  • Gibraltar Airport (LXGB) Has a major road crossing the runway
  • Gisborne Airport (NZGS) Has railroad tracks crossing the main runway
  • Gustaf III Airport (TFFJ) Has a cliff at the end of the runway
  • Princess Juliana International (TNCM) Public beach at the end of the runway
  • Manchester International (EGCC) info here
  • Kansai International Aiport (RJBB) info here
  • Totegegie (NTGJ) info here
  • Cairns International (YBCS) info here
  • Courchevel Altiport (LFLJ) info here
  • Petrel (SA47) info here
  • London City Airport (EGLC) info here
  • Barra Airport (EGPR) info here
  • Sion Airport (LSGS) info here
  • Macau International Airport (VMMC) info here
  • Lukla Airport (VNLK) info here
  • Bangkok don muang international (VTBD) info here
  • Totegegie (NTGJ) info here
  • Wilson Ranch (CO68) info here

I will be adding suggestions to the list, please include ICAO code, and reason as to why it should be on this list

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I know your list is focusing on Interesting and Weird Airports rather than dangerous but isn’t it quote similar to this one?

I mean some of the airports you have already is in the list of that other thread I linked and there’s a description of how they are dangerous, or weird to land at.

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Could be, I’ll let the mods decide, cause some airports can be interesting, while not being dangerous

I don’t think so, I believe this is a duplicate anyway : 5 Weirdest Airports

After my flight im going to check these airports

Once again, gonna let a mod decide, I’ill be fine if they say it is

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i find the runway layout of EGCC Manchester International pretty qwerky - anybody landing on 23L has a pretty long journey to the gate!

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Congrats on being the first addition form another person

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Kansai Int Aiport (RJBB), it’s a human made
island.

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It has already been put down, please check to see if an airport has already been put on the list

Oh, sorry, I deleted it.

This thread isn’t about airports that are necessarily dangerous, it’s more about interesting airports, although they can de dangerous

I’ve already linked it once, and he replied to my post which already has that thread linked. No need to repeat by send the link again, when it’s already been mentioned once, thank you.

Totegegie (NTGJ) is worth a landing… if you find where to start from… there is a nice video of a tbm landing there.

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i like atlanta’s airport desin here is a picture of atlantaimage

Interesting Airport: Cairns Int’l (YBCS)

What is it? Cairns Airport is an international airport in Cairns, Australia. The airport is located 2.3 nautical miles northwest of Cairns or 7 kilometres north of the Cairns central business district.
Why it’s interesting: The airport itself isn’t very interesting, but the Runway 15 departure is, situated between high levels of Terrain, the departure from 15 involves a sharp turn to the north-east to avoid terrain almost directly after take-off.
Charts
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There are actually many human made islands for airports so it’s not really weird

Courchevel Altiport (LFLJ)

There is no go around procedure for landings at Courchevel, due to the surrounding mountainous terrain.

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Added both of you @Oli_H and @SimpleWaffles

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Here’s a weird one I just found in IF.
It’s this tiny Argentinian airport in Antarctica that is an ice runway. It is pretty difficult to land at because it’s hard to tell how far away the ground is.
I HIGHLY suggest trying this out in IF
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