12 Airports Around The World Which Would Keep The Passengers Alert
Svalbard Airport, Longyear is the main airport that serves Svalbard in Norway. It is located 1.6 nautical miles (3 km) north-west of Longyearbyen, and it is the northernmost airport in the world with public scheduled flights. The first airport near Longyearbyen was constructed during World War II. Airport runways are built directly on thick permanent ice. The seasonal melting of ice requires consistent repairs and maintenance of the airport.
2.Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM), Saint Martin
The Princess Juliana International Airport is the main airport on the Caribbean Island of Saint Martin. This airport is one of the busiest airports as well. Before landing, the planes fly over a beach and some roads, barely out of reach from the ground. A regular to large sized plane require minimum 8000 feet of landing strip where are this airport has only 7000, making it one of the most dangerous airports in the world.
3.Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport (SAB), Saba
Named after their minister, Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport is an airport on the Dutch Caribbean island of Saba. This airport has one of the shortest commercial runways in the world of only 400 meters with hills on one side and ocean on the other. The island is truly a paradise for tourists and travellers, and they risk their lives to get here. Obviously, the small runway makes it impossible for large flights to land, but they also make it difficult for small flights as well.
4.Congonhas Airport (CGH), Brazil
Serving the city of Sao Paulo is the Congonhas Airport (sometimes referred to as Sao Paulo Airport) in Brazil. The airport is the second busiest airport in Brazil. What makes the airport dangerous is the slippery runway that has been the cause of several accidents. However, to avoid this, new runways are being built with grooves to collect excess rainwater.
5. St. Barths Airport
Similar to the airport at St. Maarten, St. Barths Airport has a very short runway. It also ends on a beach.
6.Gibraltar International Airport (GIB), Gibraltar
Gibraltar International Airport is also known as the North Front Airport is the civilian airport that serves the British overseas territory of Gibraltar. What makes this one of the most dangerous airports in the world is the fact that the runway of the airport passes through the Winston Churchill Avenue, the busiest road on the island that leads to the Spanish border. The vehicles are to stop every time a plane is to take off. Therefore, there are barriers and signals present to control the movement of the vehicles on that road.
7.Wellington International Airport (WLG), New Zealand
Wellington International Airport, located in the suburb of Rongotai in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. It was formerly known as Rongotai Airport. It is situated 5.5 km south-east of the city centre. The runway of Wellington International Airport is only 6,351 feet, and its pathway seems to start and end in the water bodies. The pilot needs to be precise in knowing at which point to land or take off so as to avoid the water bodies around.
8.Madeira Airport, Portugal
Located in off-coast of Portuguese sea is a small island of Madeira. The Madeira Airport is located 13.2 kilometres away from the Funchal, in Santa Cruz and is also referred to as Funchal Airport informally. On 29th March 2017, the airport was rebranded and renamed Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport in honour of the legendary football player born on this island. The island is relatively small sized, and hence the runway was built to meet the needs of people by using pillars.
9. Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong
Kai Tak was the international airport of Hong Kong until 1998 after which it was closed and replaced by the Hong Kong International Airport. It is one of the scariest airports with perilous landings and takes offs due to the crisscross winds blowing constantly, and the fact that it is surrounded by a hilly region made it even scarier and also a deserving spot in the list of most dangerous airports in the world.
10.Ice Runway (NZIR), Antarctica
Ice Runway, Antarctica is the main runway for the US Antarctic Program. The runway is capable of handling the medium and large sized flight. However, the problem is that there is no real runway. The flights land on a manicured snow and ice. The flights are to land gently to make sure no cracks in the paved road is formed to avoid any accidents!
11.Agatti Aerodrome (AGX), Lakshadweep, India
Located in the union territory of Lakshadweep, on the southern end of the Agatti Island is the Agatti Airport It is the sole airport in Lakshadweep that serves 36 local Indian tourist islands; Agatti Aerodrome is a strip of land present in the blue waters. The strip is just 4,000 feet long making it risky to land.
12. Kansai International Airport (KIX), Japan
Off the Honshu shore, the Kansai International Airport is an airport located on an artificial island in the middle of Osaka Bay, 38 km from Osaka Station, Japan. An Italian architect named Renzo Piano designed the airport. The airport is built on an artificial island because the land is scarce and overpriced in the country.It is said that in the next four to five decades, the sea levels are expected to rise due to global warming, and it will cause the airport to submerge in the ocean water.
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