The most spectacular runways in the world

Princess Juliana International Airport1
When planning a trip, we do not usually think too much about the airport of the destination that we are going to visit, much less the one that we are going to leave. And, although we can find them in many ways (big, small, beautiful, ugly, luxurious …), most of them do not stand out for anything special. Of course, as always, we can find some exceptions.

Today we want to tell you about some of the most spectacular runways that can be found in the world. Some are surprising for their dangerousness, others for their facilities and many others for the landscapes they offer to travelers. Would you like to discover them? Well, you know what you have to do! Do not miss anything that we tell you below!

Princess Juliana International Airport, St. Martin Island

Princess Juliana International Airport
How could it be otherwise, we have to start by talking about the Princess Juliana International Airport, one of the best known on the planet. It is located on the island of Saint Martin and, although it is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, it is located in the Caribbean. Due to its location, right next to the beach, at many times of the year bathers can see the planes passing very close to their heads.

Queenstown Airport, New Zealand

Queenstown Airport
From the Island of St. Martin we moved to New Zealand, and more specifically to Queenstown. And it is that the airport of this town stands out for the fascinating views it offers to travelers who have the opportunity to land in this place.

Barra Airport, Scotland

Barra airport
In Europe we can also find surprising landing strips, such as the one offered by the Barra Airport, which is located on the island of the same name, in the Outer Hebrides. As you can see in the image, it is located on the same beach , so bathers must leave the beach when a plane is going to land or take off.

Gibraltar International Airport, United Kingdom

Gibraltar airport
The International Airport of Gibraltar, a territory belonging to the United Kingdom, could not be missing from the list, which is surprising due to its peculiar location. The main landing strip is located on the busiest street in the city, so drivers must wait when a plane lands or takes off.

London City Airport, England

London City Airport
London has five airports, but none of them surprise as much as London City Airport, which is designed for takeoffs and landings in a short space, with a single runway. It is also surprising for its location, since it is located in the heart of the city. Therefore, it offers spectacular views of the English capital.

Phinda airstrip, South Africa

On the African continent we can find more than one surprising airport, but today we want to highlight the Phinda airstrip, since before landing the pilots must check that there are no animals such as lions or elephants on it.

Male International Airport, Maldives

Of course, we also want to tell you about Malé Airport, which is actually on the neighboring island of Hulhule. Considered the main airport in the Maldives (every traveler who goes to the Maldives passes through here), it surprises with its location. And it is that both when arriving and leaving this paradise you will be able to contemplate beautiful views of the crystal clear waters that surround the airport.

Wilkins Airfield, Antarctica

Wilkins runaway
Finally, we want to tell you about the runway at Wilkins Aerodrome, which is located in Antarctica, although it is operated by Australia . Specifically, it is located on the Peterson Glacier, in Wilkes Land, and is the only airport in the world built on ice and snow.