Airport #84/100: Auckland (AKL)

AKL

Auckland Airport · Auckland, New Zealand
First visit: 28 February 2018 · https://www.flighthistorian.com/airports/AKL

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Airport #83/100: Dunedin (DUD)

DUD

Dunedin International Airport · Dunedin, New Zealand
First visit: 23 February 2018 · https://www.flighthistorian.com/airports/DUD

At 45.92806° S, Dunedin Airport is the furthest south I’ve ever been in the world, and it’s the only airport I’ve visited to that’s closer to the south pole than the equator.

Airport #80/100: Perth (PER)

PER

Perth Airport · Perth, Western Australia, Australia
First visit: 12 February 2018 · https://www.flighthistorian.com/airports/PER

At 11,187 miles (18,004 km) away, Perth is the furthest airport to which you can take commercial flights from DAY (and even then, only with multiple layovers).

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The only parts of the Earth further from DAY than PER are highlighted by the light circle. (Map created with the Great Circle Mapper)

 

Airport #78/100: Peoria (PIA)

General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport
Peoria, Illinois, United States
First visit: 3 August 2017
https://www.flighthistorian.com/airports/PIA

I didn’t originally plan on visiting PIA. I’d been flying between Tulsa and Chicago O’Hare when thunderstorms forced us to divert.

While this is not the first weather diversion I’ve had, I only count diversions as an airport visit if passengers are allowed to deplane. (If I’ve never been inside an airport, it’s hard for me to say I’ve visited it!) In this case, though, we had to wait several hours, so they pulled up a jetbridge and I was able to visit the airport terminal.