The most spectacular airstrips in the world

Princess Juliana International Airport1
When planning a trip we don't usually think too much about it. airport 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 (large, small, beautiful, ugly, luxurious ...), most of them do not stand out for anything in particular. Of course, as always, we can find some exceptions.

Today we want to talk to you about some of the most important airstrips spectacular 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 we tell you below!

Princess Juliana International Airport, Saint Martin Island

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

Queenstown Airport, New Zealand

Queenstown Airport
From St Martin Island 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 which offers travelers who have the opportunity to land at this location.

Barra Airport, Scotland

Barra airport
In Europe we can also find surprising landing strips, such as the one offered by 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 in the same Beach, so bathers should leave the beach when a plane is going to land or take off.

Gibraltar International Airport, UK

Gibraltar airport
The International Airport of Gibraltar could not be missing from the list, a territory belonging to the United Kingdom, which surprises for its peculiar location. And it is that the main airstrip is on the street most boisterous from the city, so drivers must wait when an airplane lands or takes off.

London City Airport, England

London City Airport
London has five airports, but none of them are as surprising as London City Airport, which is designed for take-offs and landings in a short space, on a single runway. It is also surprising for its location, since it is located in the center from 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 pilots must check that there is no animals like lions or elephants in it.

Male International Airport, Maldives

Of course, we also want to tell you about Male Airport, which is actually located on the neighboring island of Hulhule. Considered the main airport in the Maldives (every traveler who goes to the Maldives passes through here), it is surprising for its location. And it is that both when you arrive and when you leave this paradise you can contemplate beautiful views of the waters crystalline surrounding the airport.

Wilkins Airfield, Antarctica

Wilkins Runaway
Finally, we want to tell you about the runway of the 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.

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