Recently I’ve read an interesting article about “the most checked- in places in the world on Facebook” and most of them are airports. I guess people get easily bored while waiting for their flights and, what makes time fly while you’re waiting? You got it. Facebook!

So, the article got me thinking. Which are the busiest airports in the world? What airport has the most beautiful architecture? What makes an airport distinguish itself from the others?  Don’t worry, you’ll find the answers for all of the questions from above.

College Park, Maryland

The first airport in the world: College Park Airport, Maryland. It’s open since 1909 by the United States Army Signal Corps to serve as a training location. Very interesting fact: In the dark days after September 11, 2001, the airport remained open, but only to government aircraft, for six months. Seems like there are some interesting facts about some airports and they have great stories to tell.

Skylight_diffusers_in_Madrid_Barajas_Airport

The above picture is Madrid-Barajas Airport, one of the most beautiful airports in the world. The main airport of Madrid opened in 1928, and has grown to be one of the most important aviation centers of Europe. It has a very unique architecture, and the interesting thing about it is that because of the use of colors in the columns that hold the roof, you can identify the different areas of the terminal. Don’t you wish every airport was as easy as this one?

Did you know, the busiest airport in the world is Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Hartsfield–Jackson is, for a couple of hours, home for almost 100.000.000 people. That’s really something, isn’t it? This is the busiest and the most efficient airport in the world. It even has its own joke, which states that, upon one’s death, regardless of whether one goes to Heaven or Hell one will connect in Atlanta to get there.

Changi International Airport – Singapore

Changi International Airport – Singapore

This airport is really something else. You can actually get spa treatments or take a shower while you are waiting for your flight.  Not to mention that if you are really tired, the airport has two separate 24-hour napping areas. But wait, there’s more. They even got a swimming pool and free WiFi all over the airport. Wow, we feel this airport is a tourist destination itself.

Bhadrapur Airport – Nepal

Airport-Security-Bhadrapur-Airport

Let’s have a look at a different kind of airport but equally special. At MyTravelStudio, we enjoy all kind of experiences that is why this airport made it on our list.  Bhadrapur Airport – Nepal is exactly how a third world airport looks like. You must check out its VIP Room. It’s absolutely priceless. Not to mention that the security check is interesting also. The airport security officers pull a curtain and ask you to step into a dressing room where they check you by hand. That sounds lovely doesn’t it? Seems to me as a once in a lifetime experience.

My name is Mirona and I was born in a small city in Romania. I moved to Bucharest a couple ofyears ago and since then my life is pretty much full of amazing adventures. I am one lucky person, I was given the opportunity to travel and not only that, I get to share my stories with you, which is pretty awesome.

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