Sign in
Download Opera News App

 

 

The World's First Floating Airport Built on Sea, Check Which Country Built it

An airport is an aerodrome with extended facilities, mostly for commercial air transport. Airports often have facilities to park and maintain aircraft, and a control tower. An airport consists of a landing area, which comprises an aerially accessible open space including at least one operationally active surface such as a runway for a plane to take off and to land or a helipad, and often includes adjacent utility buildings such as control towers, hangars and terminals.

As most of us must have used the Air mode of transportation, we know that the plane usually takes off on a runway and the structure of an airport are always on land, well this is for some, ever wondered that there's an Airport built on water;you can literally say the Airport is Floating because it's on water. 

OK am going to tell us about this Gigantic Airport that's on Water, you're going to be amazed to learn a new thing today. 

Kansai International Airport (関西国際空港, Kansai Kokusai Kūkō, colloquially known as Kankū (関空)) (IATA: KIX, ICAO: RJBB) is the primary international airport in the Greater Osaka Area of Japan and the closest international airport to the cities of Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe. It is located on an artificial island (Kankūjima (関空島)) in the middle of Osaka Bay off the Honshu shore, 38 km (24 mi) southwest of Ōsaka Station, located within three municipalities, including Izumisano (north), Sennan (south),and Tajiri (central), in Osaka Prefecture.

As you can imagine, construction was no easy task. Two mountains were flattened to build the island, and, according to the Institution of Civil Engineers, at the time of its completion, it was the most expensive civil engineering project to date.

Do feel free to hit the like and follow button for more interesting news to come by, share your thoughts, can your country pull this off? Visit simpleflying.com to verify. 

Content created and supplied by: DRALIN (via Opera News )

Airport

COMMENTS

Load app to read more comments