Many of us have overcome the fear of flying. Others, not so much. But all, all, we feel that feeling of emptiness when we take off or land at airports like those picked up in this selection of " The most incredible airports in the world ".
Tenzing-Hillary, Lukla (Nepal)
It is often said that it is the most dangerous airport in the world. This is the town where most adventurers who want to reach the top of Everest. That's where the adventure begins, right?
Located in the middle of the Alps mountains, the track has a slope of 18.5% and is usually full of ice. Only for expert pilots.
Princess Juliana, Saint-Martin (Netherlands Antilles)
Famous for its very short runway, and especially because it is right on the edge of the sea, having to go down about 10 or 20 meters above the beach to land. They almost want to jump into the sea directly!
Just by saying that the track is in the middle of the city and intersects (with a level crossing) with a very busy road, perhaps the one with the biggest traffic jams in the entire city ...
Juancho E. Yrausquin, Saba (Netherlands Antilles)
Of course, it cannot be denied that it is one of the most chilling tracks in the world: short, surrounded by mountains on one side, and cliffs on the other. Finally, the airport was moved to a nearby island.
Ice Runway (Antarctic)
Its name literally means ice rink, since it is on that ground where it is built. It is as stable as cement, but a bit more slippery.
Do you think the track is short? As they extended it in 2000 ... over the sea, with a bridge of 180 cement pillars. Travelers should be able to inflate the lifejacket during landing.
Kansai, Osaka (Japan)
It was built on an artificial island and opened in 1994, after 7 years of work. It has withstood numerous earthquakes, typhoons ... When in 1991 they realized that the island was sinking up to 8 meters, columns that could support the weight had to be improvised.
Congonhas, Sao Paulo (Brazil)
With saying that it is in the middle of the city, surrounded by skyscrapers, we believe that everything is said, right?
Saint Marteen, Saint-Barthélemy (West Indies)
It must be recognized that the views are idyllic, sea, mountain, but do not look at the airport runway.
This post of " the most incredible airports in the world " shows us the expertise of many of the pilots who carry the planes in which we fly. But let's recognize that seeing the sea, the mountain, the skyscrapers, or the emptiness so close to where we have to embark is not what can be called very calming.