Thursday 30 October 2014

Airports that aren't where they seem

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Where you might think you are...
Disneyland Paris

One of the most popular tourist destinations in France, with family-friendly fun just a short hop away from the French capital.
...and where you really go
Ryanair recently announced flights to a new airport, Paris-Vatry-Disneyland. Which sounds lovely, except Disneyland is about 70 miles away from the airport.
...and where you really go
Narita Airport, a good way east of your final destination.
Distance from Tokyo (approximate): 46.3 miles
Drive time: About 1hour 15 minutes

As regular city break travellers know only too well, an airport's name does not necessarily match the destination it is supposed to serve. Here are a few examples:

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