The most dangerous airports in the world

Nowadays there are super modern airports that are constantly renewed to be able to offer all kinds of luxuries and guarantees to travelers. However, there are others that cannot be modernized, mainly because of their location, which makes them very dangerous. Knowing what an airport is like when we are going to travel is essential to organize the trip well, especially to be prepared for any surprises, especially when the destination airport is dangerous.

Next I will tell you which airports are considered the most dangerous in the world , a danger that resides mainly in that they are attached to the sea or between mountains. Airports around the world and in places that are worth visiting, so you should know in advance that landings in them can be complicated. Take note:

Lukla airport

He is in Nepal and is also called Tenzing-Hillary. It is one of the main points to be able to access Mount Everest from Kathmandu, and its danger is that its track measures only 460 meters in length, also being in mountainous terrain. For your peace of mind, the last accident at this airport was in 2010 and there were no injuries.

Saba airport

saba airport
It is on the Island of Saba , in the Netherlands Antilles, and it is located on a small plateau that goes out to the sea, with a track that does not reach 400 meters in length. Although it is one of the most dangerous airports, there have never been accidents, although you have to be a pilot with a lot of experience to be able to land here.

Gustaf III Airport

It is in the French West Indies , on the island of Sait Barthélemy, and its track is 650 meters long but it is inclined. To land you have to make a difficult maneuver descending quickly behind the mountains that are just before the runway.

Toncontin airport

This Honduran airport has almost 2 kilometers of runway, but it is very dangerous because of its terrain, which causes many planes to run off the runway.

Courchevel airport

This French airport has 525 meters of runway between the peaks of the Alps , and in the middle of the piston there is a fold in the terrain that causes a small descent. A scene from "Tomorrow Never Dies" by James Bond was shot here.

Gibraltar airport

It is considered extremely dangerous because of the crosswinds and a street that cuts through it. It has almost two kilometers of track.

Kai Tak Airport

Years ago it was the international airport of Hong Kong, but it stopped being it due to its dangerousness. Despite having more than 3 kilometers of runway, the mountains and buildings that surround it make landing difficult.

Los Roques Airport

Venezuelan airport that does not reach the kilometer of runway and is on a small island .

Madeira airport

This Portuguese airport was expanded not long ago and has almost 3 kilometers of runway. The crosswind is very strong, but thanks to the latest renovations it can now accommodate large planes , although it is still dangerous.

Saint Martin Airport

It is on the island of Saint Marteen, in the Netherlands Antilles and is one of the most famous in the world since just when landing you have to pass a beach that is a few meters from the runway. Airplanes pass very, very close to people on the beach, which is very dangerous as the turbines can seriously injure people under the plane.