In the following Top 10 we have classified the most dangerous airports in the world, those places where, despite being in operation with all the necessary authorizations, little things usually happen that make these places an undesirable airport to visit.
Without a doubt the most dangerous airport in the world. Among the complications that it presents when taking off or landing, we can mention its location (at the base of Everest), its proximity to the mountains, its altitude of 2860 meters, the clouds, the crosswinds and the slope of the runway, which also it has a length of only 460 meters.
Everything in this small French airport is dangerous: its small size, its slope and its location at more than 2,000 meters above sea level, meaning that only light aircraft can land it.
Congonhas (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Congonhas International Airport is located in the heart of the city of Sao Paulo, surrounded by constructions, roads and buildings that make any mistake pay dearly, which is why it occupies one of the first places among the most dangerous airports in the world.
Although it is the largest airport in Honduras, it is not exempt from our list as one of the most dangerous. Proximity to the mountains, a short track and irregularities in the asphalt are some of the details that include it in this Top 10.
Juana Azurduy de Padilla (Bolivia)
Located on the mountain at about 2,900 meters above sea level, this international airport is dangerous for several reasons, since as a first step it has a small runway that ends in a drop, forcing the pilots to carry out large manoeuvres. In addition, it operates only with sunlight and does not have a taxiway.
Juancho E. Yrausquin (Netherlands Antilles)
At first glance it seems to be truly dangerous, and boy is it because it is only 396 meters long and if we do not hit it we fall directly into the water regardless of the direction in which we go. Of course, it only allows the descent and small planes due to its great danger and smallness.
Located on a small island in Africa that belongs to Portugal, the Madeira airport was restored and expanded with 180 70-meter-high pillars to level its surface. Since then its quality has improved, but it is still one of the most dangerous in the world.
Svalbard Airport (Svalbard Islands)
Located on the very floor of the arctic, it is the northernmost airport in the world where crosswinds and the probability that the cold will freeze anything play a more than important role in being classified as high risk.
Gibraltar (Iberian Peninsula)
This airport has a unique feature in the world because its takeoff and landing strip is crossed by a street where cars travel, which must stop when they see an aeroplane approaching. If this isn’t dangerous then what is?
Princess Juliana (Holland)
This airport is, without a doubt, one of the most spectacular in the world as it is located a few meters from Maho beach where tourists stop to see takeoffs and landings from a truly unique perspective. All this does not remove its danger, since let’s imagine that with such a short distance any error is paid dearly.
These are the 10 most dangerous airports in the world . Have you ever been to any of them? Would you like to meet them?