World’s Scariest Airport Landings


Airfarewatchdog has compiled a list of top thrilling airport landings, takeoffs and approaches in the world which are able to make passenger’s heart race. Let’s check out five scariest airports landings in the world.

 

Toncontín International Airport – Tegucigalpa, Honduras

The Toncontín Airport in Honduras has always considered as the airport for the most difficult landing approach for aviators. The civil and military Toncontín International Airport is located near the center of Tegucigalpa in the mountainous terrain. Due to the unusual mountainous location and an extremely short single Asphalt runway of merely 6,112 feet in length, the landings here become the fear for any large commercial airliner.

Landing at Toncontín Airport in Honduras

 

Landing at Toncontín Airport in Honduras

 

Gustaf III Airport – St. Jean, St. Barthélemy

Gustaf III Airport has all three thrilling things for airport landing including small size, short runways, and terrain. The 2,100-foot runway stretches from a hilltop traffic circle and ends at St. Jean Beach with clear Blue Ocean. Especially, the end of runway always attracts people to sunbathe.

Gustaf III Airport – St. Jean, St. Barthélemy

 

Landing at St. Barts Airport

 

Courchevel Airport – Courchevel, France

Courchevel Airport is one of the most dangerous airports in the world. The airport is situated at an altitude of 6,588 feet in the French Alps while the runway is a short 1,722 feet.

Courchevel Airport – Courchevel, France

 

Landing at Courchevel Airport

 

Queenstown Airport – Queenstown, New Zealand

The adventure capital of the world, Queenstown, offers the pure excitement when it comes to airport landing. The Queenstown Airport is situated at the jagged mountain range where passengers often feel sudden drop due to strong downdrafts and pilots encounter with bad weather and visibility.

Queenstown Airport – Queenstown, New Zealand

 

Landing at Queenstown Airport

 

Princess Juliana International Airport – Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Princess Juliana International Airport, the busiest airports in the Caribbean, provides pilots with only 7,000 feet of running room to land and exceptionally low approach. The planes often travel just above visitors and sunbathers before landing.

Princess Juliana International Airport – Philipsburg, St. Maarten

 

Landing at Princess Juliana International Airport

 

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