Gibraltar International Airport

The not hard to land runway located in Gibraltar is quite dangerous to cross. Surprisingly, Winston Churchill Avenue goes through it.

Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong

This international airport in Hong Kong operated only until 1998. Planes had to endure several skyscrapers and mountains before landing successfully.

Paro Airport, Bhutan

This airport, located among the steep mountains of the Himalayas, goes not without turbulence. With 5,500 meters altitude and a tiny runaway of 1,981 meters, landing is more than challenging for pilots, and probably exhilarating and suspenseful for passengers.

McMurdo Air Station, Antarctica

This airport is best for those who land on the coldest continent. Since the runway consists of ice and cracking may happen anytime, it is undeniable that weight matters.

Toncontin International Airport, Honduras

Toncontin Airport in Tegucigalpa is surrounded by mountainous terrain that’s why pilots have a hard time landing. Good thing turbulence isn’t dangerous.

Agatti Aerodrome, Lakshadweep, India

The spectacular view from above complements the experience of landing on Agatti. The runway’s quite short, so pilots must be very careful in case passengers will be enthralled to dive in the deep blue sea.

Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, Saba Island

This airport of only 400 meters is located on cliffs that drop into the sea. Only the smallest planes can successfully land or take off on this dangerous runaway.

Lukla Airport, Nepal

For those who want to visit Mt. Everest, Lukla is for you. The runway is short; however, high winds, cloud cover, and changing visibility make landing more challenging.

Skiathos Airport, Greece

People call this airport “the Greek Saint Martin” because of its short runway. Since it’s close to the inhabited area of the island, visitors enjoy watching departures and landings.

Princess Juliana International Airport, Saint Martin

Princess Juliana was originally built for smaller planes, but thriving tourism has brought bigger planes on it, too. It’s famous all over the world because people enjoy aircraft spotting or plane spotting while at the beach.