The international airport of Santiago de Chile is the most important airport of Chile. Is named after Arturo Merino Benítez, the first commander of the Chilean air force and the founder of the civil LAN airline. It was opened in 1967 and is an important hub in South America.
I first experienced the airport of Madrid-Barajas “Adolfo Suárez” only as a transit passenger, but this several times. It is the largest airport in Spain, the most important hub of the country and vast in space. You can roam this very modern place for hours, switch via terminals by subway train – but I never found it to be a very welcoming place.Continue reading “Aeropuerto Madrid-Barajas (MAD)”
I visited the Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey several times – mostly to catch a connecting flight. It isn’t a pretty airport, but an important hub and the biggest airport in Turkey. It is the home base of one of my favorite airlines – Turkish – and moves 20 million passengers a year. But in fact its days are already counted: a new airport is being build right now and will be opened in 2017.
Some airports in Germany have not been built because many people want to fly from these places, but mostly because of political reasons – every region wants to have a terminal. This airport was built in 1927 for another reason: air cargo. Located near the cities Halle (Saale) and Leipzig on the ground of the small town Schkeuditz it is the #2 air cargo hub of Germany.
The airport Fiumicino (FCO) in Roma, Italy is the most important airport of the capital city of Italy and the homebase of the airline Allitalia. It was opened in 1960, transports 40 million passengers each year and is located 40 kilometers south of the city center. Continue reading “Aeroporto di Roma-Fiumicino “Leonardo da Vinci” (FCO)”
The airport of La Habana, Cuba is old-fashioned but functioning well. 70s style wallpapers, shabby toilets and a non-waterproof roof give you a reminder where you have landed. It is named after the famous liberator of Latin America, José Martí. Continue reading “Aeropuerto Internacional José Martí (HAV)”
The airport of Hamburg, Germany is an airport with 16 million passengers each year that already opened in 1911. Since 2016 it is named after the famous politician Helmut Schmidt. It is located 9 kilometers outside the city and has two terminals and two runways. Continue reading “Flughafen Hamburg (HAM)”