Barra International Airport, Scotland
In August 1936, Barro Airport opened.
Highlands and Islands Airport Limited, funded by the Scottish government, runs the Barra International. This public airport only supports short take-off and landing airplanes.
The Barra International is one of the only airports in the world where scheduled flights take-off from the beach. The runway resides on Tràigh Mhòr’s shallow bay. Tràigh Mhòr is a white beach with hard solid sand.
The airport’s scheduled flights depend entirely on the intensity of the tide. If there’s a high tide, Barra International cancels its flights.
Many tourists perceive Barra International as an attraction in itself and desire to experience its beach flights.