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)”
The airport of Napoli, Italy was created in 1910 for military use and is open for civil flights since 1950. It is located 7 kilometers afar from the city. It is connected by bus to the central railway station of Napoli. Continue reading “Aeroporto di Napoli Capodichino (NAP)”
The airport of München, Germany is named after the former president of Bavaria, Franz Josef Strauß. Nevertheless it is one of Germany’s most important air hubs with around 42 million passengers each year. It was opened in 1992 and has two runways. Continue reading “Flughafen München “Franz Josef Strauß” (MUC)”