List of the oldest airports in the world
Some of these air terminals with centuries of history will give odds and modern airports.
The oldest of the existing airports has recently celebrated 116 years since the discovery. Today, several dozen airports in the world of work, which turned more than a hundred years, with to guess their age is almost impossible. We talk about the five terminals, which opened at the beginning of the last century, but are ready to take passengers at any time - you just buy a ticket.
"Hamburg" International Airport (Helmut Schmidt Airport), Germany
Year opened: 1911
"Hamburg" - the oldest airport in the world, is still receiving commercial flights. It was opened in January 1911 and today is one of the five busiest airports in the region.
The city center here only 8, 5 kilometers. That is why at the end of the XX century it would move further to the north of the city, but quickly changed their minds and instead reconstructed and built new office buildings and infrastructure.
At the airport, the two terminals and two runways. It can take on any aircraft, even such an impressive size as an Airbus A380. It specializes in flights to Europe, especially in Scandinavia. Today, through the "Hamburg" flies around 13 million passengers per year.
In 2016, the airport changed its name and now bears the name of Helmut Schmidt, German Chancellor fifth.
Aurel Vlaicu International Airport, Romania
Year opened: 1912
The airport is located in the Baneasa district, 8, 5 kilometers from Bucharest. Prior to 1968, he was the only airport in Romania, today it is the second busiest: the championship has gone to the International Airport Henri Coanda, where flies the most international flights. The first flights to Baneasa held in 1909, it flew here French aviator Louis Bleriot. In 1912 here has earned first flight school in Romania, and the same year is considered a year of opening.
Modern airport building built in the late 1940s and running since 1952. It is considered one of the architectural landmarks of Bucharest. In appearance the building resembles a three-bladed propeller, from the central part symmetrically extend three wings.
Since 2012, the number of flights arriving in Baneasa, severely restricted, since the airport could not cope with the increasing workload. The building is impossible to rebuild, and space for the construction of a new terminal is not enough. The project exists, but is not yet approved. If the terminal is still to be built, the airport capacity will increase to 3 million passengers per year, but so far it only plans and conversations.
The international airport Don Muang, Thailand
Year opened: 1914
Opened March 27, 1914 on the basis of the country's air force. Until 2006, when earned Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang was the main airport of the country. In 2012, it was reconstructed and today the airport is mainly used for budget, charter and domestic flights. Throughput - more than 9 million passengers a year.
Don Muang located north of Bangkok, approximately 30 miles from the center. At the airport, two terminals for domestic and international flights. The second was opened in December 2015, are located here and the reception low-cost airlines Air Asia.
The main terminal building is small, with a simple layout, but all passengers will find here everything you need from a cafe to a duty-free. There is also a hotel Amari Don Muang Airport, where you can spend the night on a long dock.
Rome Ciampino Airport (named after Giovanni Battista Pastine Airport), Italy
Year Opened: 1916Camy old Italian airport is named after the famous pilot of the First World War, but is usually referred to simply as Fiumicino, in the district, on the border of which it is located. During World War II, the airport was captured by the allied forces and served as a transport hub for freight and the armed forces.
Ciampino today focuses mainly on domestic and charter flights - international in 1960 discovered the name Leonadro da Vinci airport in Fiumicino. In addition, here are flying loukostery by which Ciampino Airport has become one of the busiest and fastest growing airports in the country. Passenger traffic here is about 5 million people a year.
Ciampino - native airport Ryanair, this is where the airline flies to almost all major cities of Italy and Europe. Here it is based and Wizzair, however, from her Ciampino six flights.
Compared with the Fiumicino airport, this seems to be quite small. Terminal two: one departure-arrival, the second is used for private flights.
Year opened: 1916
The main airport of Amsterdam and the most important gateway to Europe, Schiphol traces its history to September 16, 1916, when a military air base was here. Commercial Airplanes began to arrive at Schiphol since 1920, when he was still called Schiphol-les-Bains. Airport is named after Fort Schiphol, which was on the site of the airport and is part of the defensive fortifications of Amsterdam.
Schiphol is only one terminal, but huge: it takes the 16th place among the largest in area buildings in the world. The terminal territory is divided into three rooms, which are connected by transitions. departure gates are located in special piers that go from each room. The airport is considered one of the most modern and comfortable in Europe. Passengers are open seating area with a TV, library and games room, shops, cafes and restaurants, the exposure (including the Rijksmuseum Museum). Since 2006, the territory of the Schiphol operates the registry office.
In ranking: Airport "College Park" Maryland, USA
Year opened: 1909
The airport is outside of our five, because today it is not used for civilian flights. But do not mention the cradle of world aviation is impossible: "College Park" remembers the famous Wilbur Wright, who coached the US Army pilots here. It has a lot of airport "first" achievements: here flew the aircraft, first in the world has risen to a height of more than 1 mile, here for the first time took on board a woman, the first helicopter took off too, because of "College Park".
Today here fly private flights by small aircraft. The runway at the airport in a length of only 800 meters. The building itself is too small: one terminal, ticket office, café and information desk. On the airfield are located about 100 airplanes - it certainly is not a large civil.