The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU/FIMP) is situated 35 km south(east) of the Capital Port Louis which means a 45 minutes ride by car. It was opened back in 1942 during the 2nd world war by the Royal Air Force as a military Air Base and today the SSR airport is the biggest Airport on the African Island and is the main hub for the national carrier Air Mauritius. It also handels a lot of international flights within Africa or to Europe and Asia. The airport was named after the famous independence fighter Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam back in 1987.
With four international airports the french mediterranean island Corsica can be a good spot to combine a nice spotting trip with relaxed holidays and some lazy days at the beach. The main airports serving the island are the Bastia Poretta International Airport (BIA/LFKB) and the Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte International Airport (AJA/LFKJ) . Both airports dispatch about 1,000,000 passengers a year and are common destinations for several seasonal charter flights from several european cities.
43% of the Canaries total population lives on the largest island of Tenerife. It has been a popular destination for tourists since the 19th century although the main boom in tourism occurred in the second half of the 20th century, and especially since the 1980s when the sunnier south of the island was developed.
Corfu, a very popular place to spend the holidays amongst us Europeans – and rightly so! Beautiful beaches, clear water and some great people bringing Greek feeling along makes this island unique! Not only the island is astonishing but the airport also! Corfu’s airport is very exciting, with only one short runway, the airport has to cope in peak times, while widebodies and holiday charters float in one by one!
Saint-Barthélemy is a small island in the Caribbean Sea, located between the islands of Sint Maarten and St. Kitts. The island is an oversea collectivity of France and with only 21 square kilometers, it is one of the smaller islands of the Caribbean. Its a popular place for the rich and famous and the luxury resorts are nothing for the ‘normal’ tourist. Anyway, the airport is well know by aviation enthusiasts because of its famous runway 10 approach.
The one and only airport on the Portuguese island of Madeira is located 15 km northeast of the capital, Funchal. The ‘Aeroporto da Madeira’ is known for its increddible approach and is called one of the most dangerous airports. The runway is surrounded by the ocean on the south side and the mountains on the north.
Koh Samui, a small island in the gulf of Thailand is a popular place for tourist from all over the world. The airport is private owned by Bangkok Airways and because of that situation the airline variety is very low. PG is responsible for almost all flights using there A320´s and ATR72 and they have a wide variety of different paintings on the planes so it can get pretty interesting to catch all the beautyful birds. The airport is located between Chaweng on the east and Boh Put in the north.