Wednesday 17 September 2014

10 Abandoned International Airports of the World

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The world is full of disused and derelict airfields, from isolated airstrips to modern military bases. But abandoned international airports are less common. The enormous costs involved in sourcing suitable locations and replacing their vast infrastructures from the ground up can make such projects prohibitive in many cities and countries.

But nevertheless they do exist, having fallen into disuse for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the world's most impressive and bizarre international airports which are no longer operational, from vast abandoned hubs unable to cope with the demands of modern aviation to embarrassing failures and airports detroyed by conflict.

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