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The Strangest Airports in the World Today

Kansai International Airport – Osaka, Japan

Top 11 Strangest Airports in the World Today

The land is a scarce resource in Japan, so engineers headed roughly 3 miles offshore into Osaka Bay to build this colossal structure. Work on the manmade island started in 1987, and by 1994 jumbo jets were touching down. Travelers can get from the airport to the main island of Honshu via car, railroad, or even a high-speed ferry.

Agatti Airport – Lakshadweep, India

Top 11 Strangest Airports in the World Today

The Agatti Airport lies at the southern end of the island, which is located in the union territory of Lakshadweep, India. This is the only airstrip in the entire archipelago that is situated off the west coast of the country.

Barra International Airport – Scotland

Top 11 Strangest Airports in the World Today

Planes bound for the island of Barra, located off Scotland's west coast, have used the beach as a makeshift runway since the 1930s. Despite the lack of paved runways on the island, the airport still boasts a modern control tower that's responsible for handling more than 1000 incoming and departing flights per year.

Princess Juliana International Airport – Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten

Top 11 Strangest Airports in the World Today

Nothing says fun in the sun like roaring engines and the smell of jet exhaust. Landing on this Caribbean island forces pilots to fly over a small strip of beach, clear a decent-size fence, and pass over a road just before hitting the runway

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