World’s most dangerous and breathtaking airports

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World’s most dangerous and breathtaking airports

  1. 1. Nishant chauhan <br />World’s Most Dangerous and Breath taking Airports<br />
  2. 2. 1. Kansai International Airport<br />Country: Osaka, JapanEstablished: 1994<br />Kansai International Airport is built on an artificial island which is 2.5 miles long and 1.6 miles wide. It is so large that it can been seen from space. Travellers from the airport can go to the main city by car, railroad or a high-speed ferry.<br />
  3. 3. 2. Madeira Airport<br />Country: Santa Cruz, PortugalEstablished: 1964<br />Madeira Airport is an international airport. The original runway was only 1,400 metres in length, but later it was extended by 400 metres. The length of the runway was doubled in 2003. It was extended out over the ocean. Instead of using landfill, the extension was built on a series of 180 columns, each being approximately 70m tall.<br />
  4. 4. 3. Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport<br />Country: Saba, NetherlandsEstablished: 1963<br />Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport is the only airport on the Caribbean island of Saba, in the Netherlands Antilles.Some of the aviation experts think that this airport is one of the most dangerous in the world. What makes this airport dangerous is that both ends of the runway are covered by cliff which end instantly into the sea while one side is being covered with high hills. <br />
  5. 5. 4. Ice Runway<br />Country: Ross Island, Antarctica<br />The Ice Runway is one of three major airstrips used to transport supplies to the researchers at Antarctica. There are no paved runways here. All the planes have to land on long stretches of ice and snow. However, these landing strips are groomed carefully. The only challenge pilots have to face is to land the plane carefully so that the plane doesn’t get stuck in the soft snow. Oh this sounds crazy!<br />
  6. 6. 5. Princess Juliana International Airport<br />Country:  Saint Maarten, Eastern CaribbeanEstablished: 1942<br />Princess Juliana International Airport is second busiest airport in the Eastern Caribbean. The airport has a very short landing strip of about 2,180 metres that has made it quite famous. Due to short landing strip, the planes have to approach the island flying extremely low..<br />
  7. 7. 6. Courchevel Airport<br />Country: Courchevel, France<br />Courchevel is the name of the largest linked ski area in France.  It has an airport with a very short runway that pilots have to land on an inclined strip to slow down and to take off on a decline strip to get enough speed. Only private or charter planes and helicopters are allowed to land.<br />
  8. 8. 7. Barra International Airport<br />Country: Barra, ScotlandEstablished: 1975<br />Barra Airport is the only airport in the world where planes have to land on the beach. It is situated on a wide beach in Barra Island, Scotland. The airport is literally washed away by the tide once a day.<br />
  9. 9. 8. Lukla Airport<br />Country: Nepal<br />Lukla Airport is a small airport in the Town of Lukla in eastern Nepal. The airport is at an elevation of 2900 meters and it is quite popular as it has a huge mountain on one end and a 1000 meter drop on the other. In 2008, it was renamed in the honour of Sir Edmund Hillary who was the first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.<br />
  10. 10. 9. Gibraltar Airport Runway<br />Gibraltar Airport has the distinction of being the airport closest to the city that it serves,being only 500 metres from Gibraltar's city centre. In 2004 the airport handled 314,375 passengers and 380 tonnes of cargo. Gibraltar Airport is one of the few Class A airports in the world. Winston Churchill Avenue (the main road heading towards the land border with Spain) intersects the airport runway, so consequently has to be closed every time a plane lands or departs. The History Channel programme Most Extreme Airports ranks it as the fifth most dangerous airport in the world.<br />
  11. 11. THANK YOU VERY MUCH ………. <br />

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