Yes, This Exists: Snowman International Airport
Bardufoss Airport sits pretty close to the tippy top of Norway, so it really doesn’t get that much airplane action throughout the year. That’s why the folks in the marketing department at the airport should get some kind of award, as their rebranding idea is pretty darn clever. They’ve decided to rename the airport "Snowman International Airport."
Besides being an awesome idea, airport officials are hoping that this can get their little airport on the map. Technically, it’s still going to be called Bardufoss Airport—BDU for those collecting airport codes—but for all other purposes this is the airport where snowmen (and snow-women) catch their flights for all those business trips.
A charter flight from the UK landed over the weekend to check it out, but as of now, there’s no transatlantic service planned to and from the airport.
Unfortunately, not all are pleased with the name change; some locals are taking the stance that the idea is tasteless and ridiculous. We agree that it probably has nothing to do with the history and culture of the region, but still, we think it’s kind of cute—and we’d get a shirt from the gift shop.
· Lanserer Bardufoss Flyplass Som Snowman International Airport [NRK]
· Airport’s Name Change Draws Flak [Views and News from Norway]
· Airport News coverage [Jaunted]