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Amazing airports you'll never fly from again

Love Exploring Logo By Ella Buchan of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 40: There’s something especially eerie about an airport that was once busy and bustling and is now empty and abandoned. As air travel has grown in demand and advanced in technology, some structures that were once glamorous hubs in the golden age of travel were suddenly too small and unable to cope with passenger numbers. Others were replaced by bigger airports or fell victim to outside circumstances, while some simply failed to take off at all. From the airports that made aviation history to white elephants that had to be abandoned, here are some of the most intriguing former airports around the world.

Up, up and away

There’s something especially eerie about an airport that was once busy and bustling and is now empty and abandoned. As air travel has grown in demand and advanced in technology, some structures that were once glamorous hubs in the golden age of travel were suddenly too small and unable to cope with passenger numbers. Others were replaced by bigger airports or fell victim to outside circumstances, while some simply failed to take off at all. From the airports that made aviation history to white elephants that had to be abandoned, here are some of the most intriguing former airports around the world.

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