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Barra International Airport, Scotland

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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.