If you’ve been a fan of KarryOn for any length of time, then you’ll know we have a thing for airport codes. As a former agent, I still remember the exact day when I had to send my first Indian client to COK…

Call me immature, call me an idiot, call me whatever you want, but I honestly found it hilarious! And if you’re like me – or dare I say, like most agents out there – then you find that kind of humour funny too. I mean, it’s total Travel Industry Humour (TIH) and sometimes we need all the laughs we can get when the stresses of the job threaten to boil over.

But today we’re doing something else. Instead of focusing on hilarious airport codes, or telling a story using them, we’re going straight for the airport names themselves – all in the interests of making you chuckle.

So are you ready? Here are 12 of the most inappropriate, rude or just downright funny airport names on the planet.


1. Pratt Airport (PTT), USA


Flight attendants report a higher than usual incidence of stupidity on flights to this American airport.


2. Gaylord Airport (GLR), USA


Not that there’s anything wrong with that…


3. Fak Fak Airport (FKQ), Indonesia


I can only imagine the chuckles of English-speaking pilots flying into this airport.


4. Fort Dix Airport (WRI), USA


Well at least they’re keeping them all locked up over there.


5. Ponce Airport (PSE), Puerto Rico


I had to look this one up in the dictionary, but basically it means a man who lives off a prostitute’s earnings (as a noun) or seeking to obtain (something) without paying for it or doing anything in return (as a verb).


6. Woodie Woodie Airport (WWI), Australia


Apparently, Australia receives most of its viagra through this airport.


7. Fukui Airport (FKJ), Japan


Potentially the most verbally aggressive airport in the world.


8. Asbestos Hill Airport (YAF), Canada


Back in the day this airport was busy. Today, not so much…


9. Broken Hill Airport (BHQ), Australia


Yeah, “broken” is a word you never want to hear flying into or from any airport. Period.


10. Moron Airport (MXV), Mongolia


Perhaps a place to send those walk-ins who ask whether “Stay in Los Angeles $59 a night” includes flights? No?


11. Colon Airport (ONX), Panama


Just think of the health benefits…


12. Chicken Airport (CKV), USA


A game of chicken in the air? Nah thanks.

What was your favourite airport name? Or do you have any you’d like to share? If so, share them below.