What's The Most Remote Airport In The World?

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We already know the most remote roads in the world, but what about airports?


You could make a case that the RAF's Wideawake airfield on Ascension Island in the south Atlantic is the most remote, despite being only 1,000 miles from West Africa and 1,400 miles from South America. The trick is that there are no flights between Wideawake and either West Africa or South America's coast. Wideawake only takes flights going between the Falkland Islands 3,800 miles away and the UK, about 4,000 miles away.

Still, sometimes flights stop over at Ascension Island if they have engine trouble, and the base used to receive tons of transatlantic air traffic back when us Americans were using it during WWII. Surely you can find a more remote airport.


Photo Credit: Pauline and John Grimshaw

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