Sunday, 20 October 2013
Gibraltar Airport (also called North Front Airport) is a civilian airport that serves the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, a small peninsula with an area of just 6.8 square KM. The be short of of flat space on Gibraltar means the peninsula's only runway is bisected by its busiest road, the Winston Churchill Avenue that heads towards the land border with Spain. A pair of flimsy-looking barriers closes vehicular traffic every time a plane lands or departs. Luckily, it’s not a full of activity airport. It handles only approximately 30 flights a week, all flying to and from the United Kingdom. The airport was constructed during World War II upon the territory's race course, when Gibraltar was a vital naval base for the British, originally opened in 1939. A latest terminal has been constructed at Gibraltar International due to the high number of passengers using it, and the terminal is 380,000 sq ft, which is 160,000 sq ft bigger than the old terminal. The road across the runway is constraining to operations at the airport, especially with the increase in operations since the Córdoba Agreement. The new runway tunnel will reduce delays and tailbacks caused by aircraft taking off and landing. There will be several car parks built at Gibraltar International during its expansion. A new 220-space, three-storey car park located at the east of the new terminal
The world's largest model airport situated at Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, Germany, which is also home to the world’s largest model railway landscape. The model airport is based off of Hamburg's Fuhlsbüttel International airport. It also includes a whopping list of accessories, including 40,000 lights, 40 planes, 500 Cars, 15,000 figurines, 10,000 trees, 50 trains, 1000 wagons, 100 signals, 200 switches and 300 buildings. The display took 7 years and roughly $4.8 million to build.