The strangest airports in the world

There are many airports around the world, some larger and others smaller, some with higher aircraft traffic and others less loaded. Be that as it may, all of them are very important to be able to reach any part of the world in the shortest possible time. In some cases, they are essential simply to get there.

In the middle of a heavily populated city, in the middle of the sea, in the middle of the highest mountains in the world … any point on planet earth can accommodate an airport. Here are some of the most curious that exist:

Funchal Airport (Portugal)

On the island of Madeira, its track is held up by 180 concrete pillars that raise it up to 70 meters above the sea. Under the airport there is a parking lot for people who come to that terminal.


Paro Airport (Bhutan)

It is located in the Paro Valley, between the High Himalayan mountain ranges. The views are dizzying and its access is not easy.


Lukla Airport (Nepal)

Also located in the middle of the Himalayas, its track is 600 meters long and is the most used by all those climbers who dream of one day reaching the top of Everest.


Courchevel Airport (France)

Located in the French Alps, it has a track only 525 meters long and a tarmac that is usually frozen. It is considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world.


Jorge Newberry Airport (Argentina)

It is in the heart of the city of Buenos Aires and is used for domestic flights and bound for nearby countries. It is right next to the River Plate Monumental Stadium.


Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport (Saba)

It is the smallest airport in the world. Its runway is only 400 meters long, which evidently means that only small planes and planes can go to the place.


Suvarnabhumi Airport (Thailand)

Located in Bangkok, it has the largest control tower on the planet. Nothing more and nothing less than 132 meters high. From there it is difficult for them to miss any incident.


Princess Juliana International Airport (St. Martin)

This airport is right on the beach. Bathers can see how the planes pass them a few meters away, thus becoming a tourist attraction as long as no misfortune happens.


Kansai International Airport (Japan)

This airport exists thanks to the creation of an artificial island on which it sits. Four kilometers long and one kilometer wide serve to give Osaka Bay an appendix capable of hosting hundreds of flights every day. To get to the airport you have to cross a 3-kilometer bridge.