Monday, May 18, 2009
BBC on Yang•yang's "ghost airport"
I remember the only time I ever visited Ulsan. My company had business down there and someone else was paying for us to fly, so we flew. The tiny airport reminded me of a train station or a bus station, not an airport. It was that small. Neat, new, and shiny, but very small.
I guess Yang-yang's airport is much the same. The former military airfield has been converted into what some hoped would be a vibrant regional airport for the people of mountainous northeastern Korea. But, as the BBC reports, it is a place to which nobody comes. Literally. (Note the way the British reporter pronounces 양양 as 얭얭.)
on May 18, 2009