Most Dangerous But Amazing Airports In The World
The view is breathtaking. It is so beautiful. Svalbard Airport comes in the list of dangerous and risky airports due to its extreme location. The airport faces the adverse weather frequently. The challenging weather has left few plane crashes in Svalbard.
#9 Madeira Airport in Portugal
Portugal is a very beautiful country, so is this airport. But, no matter how beautiful it is, the danger level is really high. Madeira airport is situated between a mountain and the ocean. Aircraft pilots need to attend extra specialist training to fly in this route. The airport was too risky initially so the runway is now expanded.
#8 Telluride Regional Airport in Colorado
This is considered as one of the most dangerous Airports in the world. It's a nerve-racking runway. Telluride Regional airport is one of the highest commercial airports in America. The airport is extended up to 542 acres and has a single runway. Just look at the view.
#7 Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong.
This Airport must have given heart attack to so many people. This was definitely not an ideal place for an Airport. The photograph speaks itself. Kai Tak was covered by dense buildings and it was too risky to fly safely. The airport no longer exists as it is replaced by Hong Kong International Airport.
#6 Copalis State Airport in Washington
A beach airport. The airport exists between Copalis river and the barrier of rocks. The airport runs only during low tide. This risky beach airport gives the thrilling experience to the travelers.
#5 Courchevel Airport in France.
Its short runway is what makes this Airport a dangerous one. Courchevel has a mountainous short runway with the length 537 metres. History Channel ranks Courchevel as the 7th most terrifying airport in the world. Due to the foggy surroundings, the aircrafts find the runway unsafe to land at times.
#4 Male International Airport in Maldives
Maldives is a hot destination for tourists around the world. But most of them want to avoid facing this Airport. It is also known as Ibrahim Nasir International Airport which exists just 2 meters above from the sea level. The airport is extended up to 90,000 square km on the island. The airport begins and ends with water. It seems quite challenging for the pilots to handle the aircraft.
#3 Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport in Saba
Saba is a less known place for many but its airport is very popular for its dangerous runway. Saba airport has the shortest runway i.e. just 396 meters long. The airport is for small aircrafts. The airport is beautiful but dangerous as well.
#2 Barra Airport in Scotland
And this is another beach airport in the list. You might not have imagined the beach as a runway. It is probably the strangest airport in the world. Barra Airport is on the bay of Traigh Mhor. It was opened in 1936. The airport gets drowned when the tides hit the bay. Funny!
#1 Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Nepal
And finally, this is the most dangerous Airport according to me in the world right now. In 2010, History Channel rated this airport as the most dangerous airport in the world. It is at an altitude of 2,845 meters above sea level. The airport is located in Lukla which is the spot from where climbers start their journey to Mount Everest. The runway is 460 meters long and almost all travelers who have been to this place share their thrilling experience at the runway. Also, this Airport has witnessed more than 10 plane crashes till now.
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