Barra goes for Gold in top airport approaches poll

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Barra’s beach runway has been shortlisted as one of the world’s most stunning airport approaches in a competition which sees the small island airport go head to head with Russia’s Olympic gateway.

The airport is competing for top spot in a poll by against some of the world’s most iconic airports, including Amsterdam, Cape Town, Gibraltar, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro and Sochi, gateway to this year’s Winter Olympics.

Barra Airport handled 9474 passengers in 2013 and is one of the smallest airports in the shortlist. By contrast, Sochi airport handles 2.4 million passengers whereas Amsterdam handles more than 50 million passengers.

The 37 strong shortlist is compiled by a panel of travel experts and includes famous cityscapes, stunning coastlines and beautiful mountain views.

Tim Smith, Regional Manager South for airport operator HIAL said: “Barra deserves its status as one of the most stunning and iconic airport approaches in the world. It attracts interest from passengers across the globe keen to experience its unique beach landing.”

To ensure Barra grabs Gold, register your vote at:

The poll closes at the end of March.