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Published May 30th, 2011
Interesting Airports Around the World

Interesting Airport Names








Next time you book a trip, check out the name of the airports you visit along the way, some are rather amusing! Here are just a few airport names from around the world that are likely to bring a smile to the face...





Batman Airport in Batman, Turkey. Naturally, wherever there’s a Batman there’s also a Robin. In this case, Robin is Robin Hood Airport in Sheffield, England.


Those who believe that airport facilities are a little on the nose, won’t be surprised to know there is a POO Airport (real name Pocos De Caldas Airport) in Brazil.  Until it closed in the mid 1980s, there was also a Flushing Airport in Queens, New York.


Mongolia and Argentina both have Moron airports, while the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in West Bengal India was formerly known as Dum Dum.


There’s a privately-owned Beer Airport in Wisconsin, Brest Airport in Brittany, France and Butte airport (real name Bert Mooney Airport) in Montana.


If you got up on the wrong side of the bed and feel like insulting your flatmate, try calling them one of these airport codes...


  • FAT (Fresno Yosemite)
  • DUD (Dunedin)
  • MAD (Madrid)
  • DOG (Dongala Airport, Sudan)
  • PIG (Pitinga, Brazil)


For those seeking holiday romance, LUV (Langgur Airport, Indonesia) may be a good place to visit. Lovers may also fancy Germany’s Sembach Airport, although we won’t divulge its three-letter code (you should definitely Google this).


If you feel like a drink, try RUM (Rumjatar, Nepal) or ALE (Alpine, USA).


Sporting examples include NBL (San Blas, Panama), NFL (Nas, USA), NRL (North Ronaldsay, UK), MLB (Melbourne, Florida), EPL(Mirecourt, France) and IPL (Imperial Court, USA).


For keen texters, there’s no WTF but there is an LOL (Derby Field, USA) and an OMG (Omega Airport, Namibia).


And if your holiday didn’t quite go to plan, maybe it’s because you visited SUX (Sioux Gateway Airport, Idaho) or DOH (Doha Airport, Qatar).


And all this without even mentioning the obvious code for Japan’s Fukuoka Airport.


Make a comment below and tell us about the strange airports or towns you have visited!! You can also call Student Flights on 1800 046 462 to speak to a consultant or visit www.studentflights.com.au.

Student Flights' Consultants

At Student Flights, our consultants have travelled along those well-worn routes before diverting from the beaten path to explore the real side of foreign countries. These blog posts shine a light on just some of the experiences our consultants have had on recent adventures. We hope you enjoy reading the blog articles written by the Student Flights' Consultants.