You may hear about a number of airports in the world. But do you ever saw some most dangerous ones around us. Yes we have a large number of dangerous airports in the world. Let us have a close look at some of the most dangerous airports.
Most Dangerous Airports
Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, Saba Island
This airport is located in the Caribbean island called Saba. It has a smallest runway of length 400m and ends at a cliff drop towards sea. Other side of runway is covered by a large mountain. Now it is closed officially due to its danger in landing. But Civil Aviation Authority of Netherlands has special permission for landing.
Courchevel Airport, France
Courchevel Airport is an important airport in the French Alps. Landing in this airport is very dangerous due to fog, low clouds and upslope runway. Runway length is only about 525m.
Madeira Airport, Portugal
This airport is also known as Funchal Airport and Santa Catarina Airport. Location is at Madeira Island, Portugal. It is famous for runways awesome engineering construction. Portuguese agencies doubled runway length with a series of more than 175 columns of about 68m tall.
Agatti Aerodrome is located in the southern end of Agatti Island on Lakshadweep in India. This is one of the beautiful and most dangerous airports in the world. 1204m long runway and its terminal building is operated under the control of Airports Authority of India (AAI).
Gibraltar International Airport, Gibraltar
Gibraltar International Airport is world famous one in British territory of Gibraltar. Main feature of this airport is that its runway intersects with Winston Churchill Avenue main road leading towards the border of Spain. Area is considered to be British territory but ownership is disputed by Spain. Every time when a plane lands or departs road traffic is closed. So it is considered as one of the most dangerous airport in the world.