The 'UK airport' with two terminals and cafe – that never existed | The Sun

TOURISTS heading to Wales can follow the sign to Llandegley International Airport if they want to catch a flight.

The only catch – the airport doesn't exist.

The sign was first erected in 2002 between Rhayader and Kington in Wales.

It reads "Llandegley International. Terminals 1 and 3, 2.5m away.

"For Airport Cafe, follow signs for Terminal 1."

However, the airport has never existed – and actually takes people to the edge of the village instead.

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Costing more than £25,000 over the years, it was sadly taken down last December- but has been put back up after a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Founder Nicholas Whitehead said: "It started off as a wild conversation with friends one evening.

"We thought of renting a sign for something that wasn't really there, possibly a project that didn't exist, and we settled on the airport."

The sign, which costs around £1,500 a year to mantain, is so popular that Nicholas said he hasn't had a "single complaint" in 20 years.

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It's even helped local businesses.

Mark Lythgoe, who owns a nearby roadside snack van, said they've had "lots of people asking where the airport is".

He added: "We're thinking of renaming the van the international departure lounge. It's all a bit of fun."

People online have also leaned into the joke on its social media account.

One person wrote: "Happy to have helped this happen. My favourite airport – no long queues for check-in. Worth the detour."

Another said: " The return of the sign for the best airport known to man."

There is good news for Brits though, as another UK airport hopes to reopen with 15-minute flights to France.

And London Ashford Airport also hopes to reopen with passenger flights.

It follows plans to reopen Doncaster Sheffield Airport which closed down last November.

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