In Pictures: Top most dangerous airport runways in the world

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The landing and take-off of some flights are challenging as compared to others. It’s because some airports are situated near the mountains or located near the ocean or beaches.

Here are some top most dangerous airports runways in the world:

Narsarsuaq Airport, Greenland

This runway is the most difficult in the world for any pilot. The weather is constantly stormy creating intense turbulence and low visibility.

Gisborne Airport, New Zealand

Gisborne is one of the few airports in the world where a railway line intersects with its main runway.

Courchevel Altiport, France

The runway lacks proper lighting, making a landing in fog or low-level cloud cover nearly impossible.

Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Nepal 

The short 1,500-foot runway is sliced from the hillside. Mount Everest hikers reach here before starting their journey.


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Barra Airport, Scotland

It is located on a remote island in the Scottish Highlands. During high tide, all three runways are completely submerged underwater.

 Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten

This airport is known for extremely low altitude landings as you can see in the picture below.

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Gustaf III Airport, Saint-Barthélemy

It has limited access just for wealthy people. Only private aircraft of 20 people can land here.

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Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, Saba

The airport has only 400 metres long airstrip Probably the tiniest in the world.

Madeira Airport – Portugal

It is considered as the 3rd most dangerous runway in Europe.

Paro Airport – Bhutan

The runway is surrounded by 5,500-meter peaks with a runway only 1981 meters long.

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