We love flying and many of us have sat on an airplane at least once. Some of us are very frequent flyers and don’t have any fear of flying. Airports and runways are built with every possible facility keeping the comfort for passengers in mind. From world-class infrastructure to amazing amenities, airports have already grabbed our attention. But not all the airports an runways are what we often see. There are many airports where you wouldn’t even dare to land on. They are very dangerous and terrifying. Here in this article, we will show you the list of 12 most terrifying airports in the world. Check out the pictures below to keep the game of thrill on.
Here are the world’s most terrifying airports to land on. Let’s take a look!
1. Named as “The Ice” runway in Antartica is literally made of ice. Once the temperature starts rising and ice gets melted, there is no runway to land on.
2. Princess Juliana Airport, St Maarten has one of the shortest runways in the world and this short runway ends on a beach.
3. Surrounded by Himalayan peaks, this international airport in Bhutan needs highly trained pilots to fly an airplane here.
4. Gibraltar International Airport: The airport is intersected by one the busiest streets of Gibraltar.
5. International Airport Of Funchal: The runway is short and always windy. Only highly trained pilots can land on this airport as pilots have to take a last minute turn to avoid the Atlantic.
6. Qamdo Bamda Aiport in Tibet is one of the highest airports in the world. The thin air at a height of 14, 219 feet makes it extra difficult for pilots to land.
7. Similar to the airport at St. Maarten, St. Barths Airport has a very short runway. It also ends on a beach.
8. Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Nepal: Flight are only allowed to land or take off during day time. Due to mountains and valleys, the airport is not functional at night.
9. Altiport Courchevel LFLJ, France: The runway is very short (1,788 feet). It’s also very steep and ends on rocks.
10. Svalbard Airport, Norway doesn’t have sufficient lights and this is why it only operates at day time. Since it’s not in line with the standard of airports, it doesn’t accept international flights.
11. Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong: Sitting between the tall skyscrapers, Kai Tak Airport was so terrifying to land on that it got closed in 1998.
12. Kansai International Airport, Japan: It’s famous for its unique location. The low elevation combined with frequent earthquakes makes this airport scary.