Sat, 08 May 2010
at Billund Airport,
Billund is the main regional airport for the region of Jylland in Denmark, with connections to Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Poland, France, UK, Austria, Estland, Letland, The Faroes, Iceland as well as a host of charter destinations.. Apart from being a vital service for the communities in the region, it and the region has several other interesting attractions, number one probably being LEGO, the famous buidling block. The airport was actually started by the Lego-family and business, in order to facilitate expansion and development of the building block. Lego is still the main employer in the relatively small community, but which has a rather large regional reach. The first LEGOLAND is situated just south of the runway and so is one of Europes largest aqualands, waterfun-for-the-whole-family type of recreational facilty. A few miles from the airport you'll find Givskud Zoo, a major excotic animal park, much known for its extensive research in animal behaviour and endangered species preservation.
Sat, 08 May 2010
at Bodø Airport,
Bodø is the main commercial airport and main NATO-base in the Arctic region of Norway. It is also the home base for one of the worlds oldest airlines (and the most punctual in Europe), established in 1934. It operates nearly 350 singel flight per 22 hours, year around.
Bodø is also the home of Norsk Luftfartsmuseum (http://www.luftfart.museum.no/), the museal authority on aviation in Norway.
Bodø is the regional center for an area the size of Denmark and has a lot of tourist activity to offer. One very popular attraction is the maelstrom "Saltstraumen", situated a few miles outside the city. Saltstraumen was depicted by Jules Verne in one of his books, as being the strongest in the world.
BOO is home base for search and rescue helicopter, De Havilland DHC-6/300 Twin Otter light transport squadrons and F-16 squadrons.