Extreme Airports

Five of the world’s most extreme airports

Imagine the perfect location for an airport and it would most likely be a vast area of flat land. In reality, some destinations are surrounded by extreme terrain. Extreme doesn’t necessarily mean dangerous, although there can be a certain element of risk. Consequently, top-up pilot training or special aircraft certification is sometimes required to fly to or from of the facility, and operations are tightly controlled to manage the associated hazards. Innsbruck, Courchevel, Princess Juliana, Lukla and London City are just a handful of extreme airports the world has to offer…


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