Lukla Airport, the starting point for Mount Everest hikes, is considered the world's most dangerous airport due to its high altitude, short runway, unpredictable weather, and no missed landing opportunities.
1. Lukla Airport (Tenzing-Hillary Airport) – Nepal
Barra Eoligarry Airport in Scotland is the world's only airport with a beach runway that gets submerged during high tide, and can only be used under certain conditions.
2. Barra International Airport – Scotland
Toncontin airport in Honduras is one of the most challenging airports for pilots due to its short runway, difficult navigation, and surrounding mountainous terrain.
3. Toncontin International Airport – Honduras
Sant Martin's Princess Juliana International Airport has a short runway and proximity to a crowded beach, making it hazardous for large aircraft and spectators.
4. Princess Juliana International Airport – St. Martin, Caribbean Islands
The northernmost airport in Norway has a dangerous runway on ice, surrounded by hills and prone to poor weather conditions, with a history of accidents, including Norway's worst plane crash.
5. Svalbard Airport – Norway
Situated on an artificial island in Osaka Bay, Kansai Airport is at risk of being submerged due to rising sea levels and is susceptible to natural disasters like cyclones and earthquakes.
6. Kansai International Airport – Japan
The Courchevel Airport, situated in the French Alps, has an extremely short uphill runway with no landing procedures, making it a difficult landing spot for smaller aircraft.
7. Courchevel Airport – France
Paro Airport in Bhutan is surrounded by mountains, extreme crosswinds, and has no radar to guide planes, making it one of the most challenging airports in the world, with only eight certified pilots allowed to land.
8. Paro Airport – Bhutan