Airports with the scariest landings in the world
Paro Airport, Bhutan
Located in the Himalayas, this airport is considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world. The number of pilots qualified to fly to Paro Airport is in the single digits. These pilots must navigate small hills to reach this runway, which is surrounded by 16,000-foot mountains.
Located on a small island west of Scotland (aka Isle of Barra), the airport is the only airport in the world with a beach runway. It might sound cool, but landing on sand can be a bumpy landing, and the roughness of the ride often depends on how the tides move that day. In fact, the airport is only operational during low tide as the runway is submerged during high tide. Check out 22 other things flight attendants won’t tell you.