Here’s a fascinating look, mostly in pictures, at The Tattered, Haunting Remains of Abandoned Airports.
(Not JFK’s Terminal 2)
There’s a pictorial of Nicosia International Airport in Cyprus, which ceased operations with the Turkish invasion of 1974 and Yasser Arafat International Airport in the Gaza Strip, operational from 1998 to 2001.
I found this especially interesting, not sure how I hadn’t ever heard of it:
Objekat 505, or the Željava Airbase, one of the largest underground airports in Europe, on the border between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, constructed between 1948 and 1968. It was designed to sustain a hit from a 20 kt nuclear bomb.
When airports are decommissioned, of course, their airport codes get reassigned. But they continue to live on at least for a brief time as Avianca LifeMiles glitches.
(HT: Kevin B.)
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