Gibraltar International Airport

This runaway is not hard to land but it’s quite dangerous to cross.

You may not believe that the Winston Churchill Avenue, the main road heading toward the land border with Spain, goes through the runaway.

Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong

The international airport of Hong Kong from 1925 until 1998 but now it is closed.

It was a highly demanding airport since the plane had to go through numerous skyscrapers and mountains, making landing an even more difficult task.

Paro Airport, Bhutan

Don’t expect a peaceful flight without any turbulence This airport is located among the steep mountains of the Himalayas. The combination of 5,500 meters altitude and its tiny runaway 1,981 meters long makes landing more than challenging.

McMurdo Air Station, Antarctica

It is not a popular air station but it has to cover the need of those who to land on the coldest surface of the Earth.

Of course, weight matters because the runaway consists of ice and the cracking of ice may happen and the plane will get stuck there helpless

Toncontin International Airport, Honduras

Pilots who land a plane on the Toncontin Airport in Tegucigalpa have to deal with the surrounding mountainous terrain, which means that they have to make a quick 45-degree bank turn to reach the runway in a valley.

Agatti Aerodrome, Lakshadweep, India

The view from above is breathtaking and the experience of being on a plane landing on Agatti is extraordinary. The runaway is quite short, therefore pilots must be very careful because in case of mistake passengers will “dive in” this deep blue sea.

Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, Saba Island

This airport has the shortest commercial runways in the world, only 400 meters long and it is located on cliffs that drop into the sea at both ends.

The smallest planes are able to land or take off on this dangerous runaway.

Lukla Airport, Nepal

Lukla is the main airport for people who want to visit Mt. Everest.

The length of the runaway is short .Apart from this difficulty; high winds, cloud cover, and changing visibility make the landing more challenging.

Skiathos Airport, Greece

This airport is claimed to be “the Greek Saint Martin” because of the short runway.

Moreover the airport is really close to the inhabited area of the island, visitors are keen on watching the departures and the landings.

Princess Juliana International Airport, Saint Martin

Princess Juliana was initially built for smaller planes, but the booming tourist industry has brought bigger planes landing on its short runway.

However, this airport is famous all over the world because planes fly over the heads of people who sunbath or just have a swim on the beach near the airport.

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