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Marlin Airport

Marlin Airport

Added in Fresh Season 2024 (7.0.0)
Total area 2,557p
Features Propellers, Inkrails, Sponges (except RM)

Marlin Airport is a multiplayer stage in Splatoon 3. It takes place on the airfield of a large airport, with several airplanes visible parked and taking off in the background. The stage features Propellervators, similar to Ancho-V Games from Splatoon and Splatoon 2.


An overhead view of Marlin Airport

The Spawn region of the stage is on a long platform that goes far to the right. One drop down leads to another area with a section on the right that leads to a drop to the middle of the stage or to the far right side of the stage. The left side has an Inkrail and a Propeller that both lead to a raised area on the left of the spawn. A courtyard is in the center of the spawn region with an uninkable ramp leading deeper into the spawn region and a sponge to the raised area on the left. The center of the stage is fairly open with many boxes and bumpers as cover. A Propeller section that raises leads to the other team's courtyard or to access the grates on a pillar next to it. Around the center is also a propeller that moves forward with a small area to the left of it with a box to access the propeller and a wall to return to the center of the stage.

Ranked Battle Terrain

In Ranked Battles, specifications for the terrain or placement of objects are different between the modes; these changes create new paths or new objects to take cover behind.

Splat Zones

The Splat Zone is a small square located in the center of the stage, in between the fan areas. The stage is unchanged from Turf War.

Tower Control

The Tower starts in the center replacing the stacks of boxes normally there, with blocks being added around the tower. It goes to the right then straight, next to the fan area and raised platform then turns left and goes up. The tower then goes up to the left of the opponents spawn then towards it to get to the goal. The right of the opponents spawn has been changed, adding a ramp and replacing the sponge with an inkable wall. The fan closest to each team's spawn is now much smaller along with a long platform next to it for the Tower. The uninkable ramp leading up to the opponent's base has been removed and a sponge is added there. The grated overlook at the center of the stage is removed.


The Rainmaker starts on the top of the boxes. The checkpoint is right next to the starting position, on the fan area. Once a checkpoint is claimed, the fan will pop out and a new fan will also appear on the far right of the middle. The right of the opponents side is similar to in Tower Control but the uninkable ramp returns, allowing two ways to the pedestal, which is closest to the opponents spawn one drop from it. The fan closest to each team's spawn is its original layout and the sponge next to each team's spawn is removed. Rainmaker Free zones are added on the far sides of the center.

Clam Blitz

The Clam Basket is located on the small pit of each team's spawn, right after dropping from the middle fan. The layout is similar to in Rainmaker, but the box on the far side of the center is removed, preventing access from there to the fan.

Splatoon 3

Marlin Airport debuted in Splatoon 3 as part of the Fresh Season 2024.

Version history

Version Adjustments
  • Slightly changed terrain in all modes.


After 8.0



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  • The logos of two planes in the background, as well as on the MLA-FFSH sticker, bear resemblance to the logos of Japan Airlines and Lufthansa.
    • Additionally, some planes bear a resemblance to those of real-life airliners, such as the Boeing 747 and the Airbus A380.
  • This stage features billboards with advertisement for Um'ami Ruins and Crableg Capital.
  • On the left side of the purple plane, the Jellyfish band from Mahi-Mahi Resort can be seen trying to board their plane.
  • When a Propeller is used, all movement the platform it is on comes from scissor-lifts underneath the stage that move the parts of the stage with the Propeller on around, either rolling with the stage or extending and retracting to lift the platform up and down.
  • Judging by one of the Deep Cut dialogues for the stage, Marlin Airport has a mascot named Marlie, which appears to be an airplane with legs.


This stage is named after the marlin, a fish in the family Istiophoridae.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese カジキ空港
Kajiki Kūkō
Marlin Airport
Netherlands Dutch Trekvis Airport Migratory Fish Airport
CanadaFrance French Terminal Rorqual Rorqual Terminal
Germany German La Ola[a] Airport Spanish for "The Wave" + "Airport"
Italy Italian Aeroporto Ondabianca White Wave Airport
Russia Russian Аэропорт Пенково
Aeroport Penkovo
Foam Town Airport[b]
Spain Spanish (NOE) Aeropuerto Marlín Marlin Airport
China Chinese (Simplified) 旗鱼机场
qíyú jīchǎng
Marlin Airport
Hong Kong Chinese (Traditional) 旗魚機場
qíyú jīchǎng (Mandarin)
kei4 jyu2 gei1 coeng4 (Cantonese)
Marlin Airport
South Korea Korean 청새치 공항
cheongsaechi gonghang
Marlin Airport
 Internal Propeller

Translation notes

  1. While "La Ola" most likely refers to "The Wave", it could also allude to "Ola Meen", which is another name for sail fish.
  2. The endings such as -ово -ovo usually refer to cities, towns or settlements and sometimes are given to the names of locations such as stations or airports.