Thursday 24 May 2018

WATCH: The only airport in the world with a beach for a runway

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This incredible footage shows a pilot landing a Piper PA28 Warrior at Barra Airport in Scotland.

Barra Airport is the only registered airport in the world that has a beach for a runway and was voted as the second most scenic landings in the world behind Donegal Airport.

The annual poll begins with a public vote, with selections then ranked by panel of travel experts. 112 airports were nominated in 8,500 votes.

PrivateFly's Top 10 Scenic Airports 2018

  1. Donegal Airport (Ireland)
  2. Barra Airport (Scotland)
  3. Nice Airport (France)
  4. Queenstown Airport (New Zealand)
  5. Saba Airport (Netherlands Antilles)
  6. Orlando Melbourne International Airport (USA)
  7. Toronto Billy Bishop (Canada)
  8. London City Airport (England)
  9. St Maarten (Netherlands Antilles)
  10. Miami Airport (USA)

“The Top 10 is an annual bucket list for travel fans, a fascinating mix of global descents to fly in your lifetime," said PrivateFly CEO Adam Twidell.

Credit: http://www.tsia.scot/

 

This Irish airport has been voted the world's most scenic landing

 

This Irish airport has been voted the world's most scenic landing

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