World's funniest, rudest, weirdest & scariest airport names

There’s no harm in having a little chuckle when flying into ‘Old Cow’, hesitating slightly at the thought of taking off from ‘Mafia Airport’ or expecting to see a jungle of primates at ‘Monkey Mia’.

There’s no harm in having a little chuckle when flying into ‘Old Cow’, hesitating slightly at the thought of taking off from ‘Mafia Airport’ or expecting to see a jungle of primates at ‘Monkey Mia’.

Airports around the world can have some of the wildest sounding names that will either have you cackling or shaking in your boots.

From Batman to Bloodvein, Fukui to Fort Dix, Wee Waa to Wuhu, Skyscanner has painstakingly scoured its vast database of over 10,000 airports and handpicked the funniest, rudest and weirdest airport names in the world.

And no, these aren’t up!


Watch your language – airports that may offend!

Funniest Airport Names - Big Bell

1. Old Crow Airport (YOC), Canada

2. Fukui Airport (FKJ), Japan

3. Dang Airport (DNP), Nepal

4. Pratt Airport (PTT), USA

5. Ponce Airport (PSE), Puerto Rico

6. Fort Dix Airport (WRI), USA

7. Tsili Tsili Airport (TSI), Papau New Guinea

8. Gaylord Airport (GLR), USA

9. Shafter Airport (MIT), USA

10. Phi Phi Island Airport (PHZ), Thailand

11. Fak Fak Airport (FKQ), Indonesia

12. Big Bell Airport (BBE), Australia


Say what now? The strangest sounding airports

Funniest Airport Names - Flin Flon

1. Gorom-Gorom Airport (XGG), Burkina Faso

2. Wee Waa Airport (WEW), Australia

3. Wagga Wagga Airport (WGA), Australia

4. Woodie Woodie Airport (WWI), Australia

5. Wuhu Airport (WHU), China

6. Xingning Airport (XIN), China

7. Puka Puka Airport (PZK), Cook Islands

8. Flin Flon Airport (YFO), Canada

9. Kar Kar Airport (KRX), Papua New Guinea

10. Linga Linga Airport (LGN), Papua New Guinea

11. Muko-Muko Airport (MAL), Indonesia

12. Mala Mala Airport (AAM), South Africa

13. Sabi Sabi Airport (GSS), South Africa


Airports with slightly scary names…

Funniest Airport Names - Abandoned Airport

1. Mafia Airport (MFA), Tanzania

2. Slave Lake Airport (YZH), Canada

3. Asbestos Hill Airport (YAF), Canada

4. Desolation Sound Airport (YDS) Canada

5. Crooked Island Airport (CRI), Canada

6. Deception Airport (YGY), Canada

7. Broken Hill Airport (BHQ), Australia

8. Warroad Airport (RRT), USA

9. Battle Mountain Airport (BAM), USA

10. Battle Creek Airport (BTL), USA

11. Mysore Airport (MYQ), India

12. Bloodvein Airport (YDV), Canada

13. Storm Lake Airport (SLB), USA

14. Red Devil Airport (RDR), USA

15. Rifle Airport (IRD), USA

16. Deadhorse Airport (SCC), USA

17. Cue Airport (CWT), Australia

18. Alert Airport (YLT), Canada

19. Danger Bay Airport (DGB), USA

20. Colon Airport (ONX), Panama

21. Gaspe Airport (YGP), Canada


Airport or zoo – airports for animals?

Funniest Airport Names - Monkey Mia

1. Monkey Mia Airport (MJK), Australia

2. Atlanta Beaver Ruin Airport (JAO), USA

3. Squirrel Cove Airport (YSZ), Canada

4. Big Trout Airport (YTL), Canada

5. Snake River Airport (YXF), Canada

6. Goose Bay Airport (YYR), Canada

7. Whale Cove Airport (YXN), Canada

8. Beaver Creek Airport (YXP), Canada

9. Muskrat Dam Airport (MSA), Canada

10. Sheep Mountain Airport (SMU), USA

11. Elk City Airport (ELK), USA

12. Deer Park Airport (DPK), USA

13. Hawk Inlet Airport (HWI), USA

14. Big Bear Airport (RBG), USA

15. Red Dog Airport (RDB), USA

16. Moose Jaw Airport (YMJ), Canada

17. Mammoth Lakes Airport (MMH), USA

18. Wolf Point Airport (OLF), USA

19. Chicken Airport (CKV), USA

20. Fox Airport (FOX), USA

21. Duck Airport (DUF), USA


Skyscanner’s Top 10 Personal Favourites…

Funniest Airport Names - Batman

1. Batman Airport (BAL) Turkey

2. Useless Loop Airport (USL), Australia

3. Black Tickle Airport (YBI), Canada

4. Mafia Airport (MFA), Tanzania

5. Moron Airport (MXV), Mongolia

6. Ogle Airport (OGL), Guyana

7. Brest Airport (BES), France

8. Eek Airport (EEK), USA

9. Pickle Lake Airport (YPJ), Canada

10. Raspberry Strait Airport (RSP), USA


And finally, a little fun with IATA Airport Codes:

Funniest Airport Names - DOH

1. DIK – Dickinson Airport, USA

2. NOB – Nosara Beach Airport, Costa Rica

3. KOK – Kokkola/Pietarsaari Kruunupyy Airport, Finland

4. BOG – Bogotá Airport, Columbia

5. BUM – Butler Airport, USA

6. PEE – Perm Airport, Russia

7. POO – Pocos De Caldas Airport, Brazil

8. SEX – Sembach Airport, Germany

9. EAT – Wenatchee Airport, USA

10. FAT – Fresno Yosemite Airport, USA

11. CAT – Cat Island Airport, Bahamas

12. DOG – Dongola Airport, Qatar

13. DOH – Doha Airport, Qatar

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