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Halloween Poll Reveals World’s Scariest Sounding Airports

30/10/2013
Unless you usually fly by broomstick, there are some airports that may give people a fright this week.

The world’s top ten scariest sounding airports have been revealed in a poll by London City Airport.

While London’s airports aren’t likely to give you nightmares – Heathrow is LHR, Gatwick is LGW and London City is LCY – there are many with far more sinister sounding codes.

Top Ten:

1) DIE – Arrachart, Madagascar
2) BOO – Bodø, Norway
3) AXE – Xanxerê, Brazil
4) HEL – Helsinki Vantaa, Finland
5) KIL – Kilwa, Congo
6) SIN – Singapore Changi International, Singapore
7) DED – Dehradun, India
8) GUT – Gütersloh, Germany
9) AGH – Ängelholm-Helsingborg, Sweden
10) BAT – Chafei Amsei, Brazil

Declan Collier, Chief Executive of London City Airport said:  “It’s amazing how many airport codes spell out blood-curdling words.  On Halloween it would be rather appropriate to be flying to Juwata in Indonesia or Tremonton in the USA – TRK or TRT.  However, I think most people reading the top ten will feel more like Roland Garros on Réunion Island or Carlton Hill in Australia – RUN and CRY.”
Airport codes are allocated by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Editors note

Top ten from survey of 50 people.

Further information

Please contact Charlotte Beeching, External Communications Manager by emailing charlotte.beeching@londoncityairport.com

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