Most Dangerous Airport in the World

Lukla is served by the Tenzing-Hillary Airport. Weather permitting, twin-engined Dornier and Twin Otters make frequent daylight flights between Lukla and Kathmandu. Lukla Airport has a very short and steep airstrip, often compounded by hazardous weather, resulting in several fatal accidents. It has been called the most dangerous airport in the world.

Lukla Airport, Nepal

Kansai International Airport, Japan
Kansai International Airport is an international airport located on an artificial island in the middle of Osaka Bay, 38 km (24 mi) southwest of Ōsaka Station, Japan. The airport is off the Honshu shore and was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano. As of May 2012, Kansai Airport has become an Asian hub, with 499 weekly flights to Asia, 66 weekly flights to Europe and the Middle East, and 35 weekly flights to North America.

Princess Juliana International Airport, Saint Martin
Princess Juliana International Airport is also known as Sint Maarten International Airport serves the Dutch part of the island of Saint Martin. It is named after Juliana of the Netherlands, who as crown princess landed here in 1944, the year after the airport opened. The airport is best known for very low-altitude flyover landing approaches due to one end of its runway being extremely close to the shore and Maho Beach.

Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, Saba
Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport is the only airport on the Caribbean island of Saba. Airport is flanked on one side by high hills and at both runway ends cliffs drop into the sea. Additionally, the runway at the airport is relatively short (400m); this creates a slightly higher risk for landing and takeoff since the safety margins are not as great as would be found at a typical commercial airport.

Gibraltar International Airport
Gibraltar International Airport or North Front Airport is the civilian airport that serves the British overseas territory of Gibraltar. The runway is owned by the Ministry of Defence for use by the Royal Air Force as RAF Gibraltar. Civilian operators use the airport; currently the only scheduled flights operate to the United Kingdom. Passengers depart and arrive through the civilian-operated terminal.

Ice Runway, Antarctica
The Ice Runway is the principal runway for the US Antarctic Program during the summer Antarctic field season due to its proximity to McMurdo Station. The annual sea-ice runway for wheeled aircraft is constructed at the start of each season and is used until early December when the sea ice begins to break up. Subsequently flight operations are moved back to Williams Field.

Courchevel International Airport, Farance
Courchevel Airport is a French airport that serves Courchevel, which is located in a ski area in the French Alps mountains. The airport has a very short runway of only 525 m (1,722 ft) with gradient of 18.5%. The runway has no instrument approach procedures, thus making landing in fog and low clouds almost impossible. The airport is considered dangerous as it features a difficult approach, an upslope runway and an adjacent area that is the location of ski runs.

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