Recently a small sample of aviation enthusiasts and industry insiders got together to compile a list of the world’s most scenic airports and the stunning approaches. Each of these locations features several elements that in combination, create an attractive aerial version of curb appeal. Take a peek below to see if your favorite approach is on the list of most scenic airports in the world.
Highlights include the coastal cliffside beauty attributed to Ireland’s Donegal airport, landing on a volcano at Saba Airport in the Dutch, Antilles and the sun-bleached beaches, emerald waters and an approach that follows the shoreline while landing at France’s Nice Airport.
Ireland’s Donegal Airport
The Irish airport’s runway sees aircraft skim past the beach with the stunning Atlantic Ocean as its background is considered the most beautiful approach in the world. Kelly green hillsides dotted by the country cottages and a runway that is essentially a strip of land between an inlet on one side and the Atlantic on the other.
Barra Airport in Scotland
Scotland’s Barra Airport is next on the list and features a runway that is the beach. Situated in the shallow bay of Traigh Mhòr at the northern tip of the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.
France’s Nice Airport
Considered the busiest airport in the entirety of France with daily flights to cities like Paris and Milan, Nice airport allows for travelers to sneak a peek at the amazing attractions on the French Riviera.
Queenstown Airport, New Zealand
One of the most difficult to navigate approaches in the world, the Queenstown approach has been described as both terrifying and breathtakingly beautiful. The descent takes passengers over the tranquility of Lake Hayes and down into the channel of the Kawarau River valley.
Saba Juancho E Yrausquin Airport located in the Dutch, Antilles
Another approach that requires agility and piloting skill, Saba’s approach which is practically a cliff, features the waters of Cove Bay to the left and the Caribbean Sea to the right.
Orlando Melbourne International Airport, FL, USA
The approach treats passengers to a view of Florida’s gulf stream, tropical barrier islands, and the Indian River Lagoon. Travelers could spot wildlife native to all three and the flora and the fauna sunny Florida is known for during the descent.
Toronto Canada’s Billy Bishop Airport
Located on an island situated in Toronto Harbour, the airport is just slightly offshore of the city’s downtown business and tourism hub. The airport can be accessed from the mainland via a pedestrian tunnel or on a short ferry ride.
London City Airport, England
Located in London Borough of Newham at the Royal Docks the airport is less than 6 miles from the city of London and even closer in proximity to Canary Wharf.
Miami Airport, FL, USA
Situated in unincorporated Miami-Dade County the airport is roughly 8 miles from Downtown Miami, between the well known Miami communities of Hialeah, Doral, Miami Springs, the village of Virginia Gardens. The airport is also considered one of the busiest in the world.
Princess Juliana St Maarten Airport, the Netherlands, Antilles
With Maho beach located at the end of this airport’s Caribbean runway, beachgoers gather by the hundreds to watch the planes land and to stand behind departing jets as their exhaust blows them out into the emerald waters.
These and many more stunningly amazing views can be afforded to private charter passengers when they fly into one of the previously mentioned airports plus loads of others located the world over. Private jets offer a level of luxury and exclusivity that commercial or scheduled air traffic cannot compare to. Not only do private jets have comfortable accommodation and allow for customized itineraries, and amenities, travelers on private air charters can get exclusive access to peek at these incredible destinations from a view and elevation seldom achieved.
Take advantage of your private jet opportunity to taxi into the world’s most scenic airports.