Denmark’s Second Largest Airport, Home Town Of Lego, Has A Shocking Way To Showcase Size

Many of you have never heard of Billund Airport, but it’s the second largest in Denmark. They want you to know that they’re much bigger than you’d think, and they have a way of showing it that may inspire fear, anxiety, and in some of us… envy.

The city is home to the LEGO group, which established its factory in the city, and the airport is served by most major European airlines including Air France, Lufthansa, KLM, British Airways, LOT Polish, Ryanair, Scandinavian, Turkish, Vueling, Wizzair and more. It has a runway capable of handling Boeing 747s, though larger planes are mostly used for cargo.

Before the pandemic it saw over 3.5 million passengers. It’s busier than Stockholm’s second airport, and about the size of Tromso, but trailing Stavanger.

Ultimately Billund Airport’s advertising shows that we still live in a world where all men aren’t truly created equal.

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  1. we aren’t created equal.

    subscribing to this idea is a fantasy.

    we can treat each other fairly…but no one is equal. everyone is better or worse at different things.

    and we can see it as babies…and if you know reincarnation….

  2. I flew in and out of Billund last summer. Lovely airport, but not much to do (or eat) other than Lego House/Legoland.

  3. Stockholm’s second airport is en route to shut down eventually — as it’s located on prime territory for the government and construction companies to eventually convert into other uses (and better monetize the land and potentially expand the taxpayer base). And so comparing Bromma to Billund is funny when Bromma is barely used compared to Arlanda and its future is capped. BLL airport is tiny compared to CPH airport.

    BLL is very conveniently located to the Lego amusement park. The Lego amusement park is indeed walking distance to and from the BLL airport, but you may want those raincoats or disposable yellow Lego ponchos.

    The food options in Billund are very limited — I call them disappointing. And the town itself is a boring place.

  4. Some urinals in Europe and Asia don’t involve those wall-mounted urinals that are commonly found in the male toilets at public facilities in the US; instead some of them may have a flat splash wall that has the urine collected along troughs on the ground and drain that way.

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