10 Most Dangerous Airport Runways in the World

Courchevel Altiport, France


The airport with 500-metre runway services is a ski town surrounded by mountains in the Alps. Pilots often face smog, snow and other dangerous environment.

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Wellington Airport, New Zealand


This airport allows only small planes to land. It’s known for its windy airstreams, leading to unsettled landings.

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Gisborne Airport, New Zealand


This landing strip has two means of transportation going through it, at any given point of time. A train track runs just through the middle of the airstrip.

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Kansai International Airport, Japan


The airport is located on its own man-made island. The area is exposed to constant earthquakes, hurricanes and storm surge.

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Gustaf III Airport, Saint-Barthélemy


This airdrome has limited entry just for the rich and famous. Owing to its small size, only private planes of 20 people can land.

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Princess Juliana International Airport, St Maarten


This airport is known for extremely low altitude landings. People come here just for a know-how of a plane going straight over their head.

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Narsarsuaq Airport, Greenland


The approach of this runway makes it one of the most difficult in the world to land on. Pilots have to fly up a river over mountains and through stormy creeks.

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Barra International Airport, Scotland


With no space for a usual pitch runway, this airport has three taxiways sited on a beach. Runways are sometimes underwater, during high tide.

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Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Nepal


Mount Everest walkers come here before starting their trip. The small 1,500-foot runway is cut from the mountain.

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Juancho E Yrausquin Airport, Dutch Caribbean island of Saba


The airport has the tiniest business runway in the world, only 400 metres long.

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