The Most Beautiful Airport Approaches

  • The Most Beautiful Airport Approaches

    The Most Beautiful Airport Approaches

    These breathtaking airports most be on your travel list, it’s impossible to not be mesmerized by the amazing scenery in the photos. Imagine the actual landing and take-off view from the plane.


    Donegal Airport (Ireland)

    Donegal Airport is an airport on Ireland’s north-west coast, known as the Wild Atlantic Way. It is also known as Carrickfinn Airport.

    Airport Code: CFN
    Lat: 55.045
    Long: -8.3417
    Altitude: 4921ft
    Runway Distance: 4908ft


    Barra Airport (Scotland)

    Barra Airport is the only airport in the world where scheduled and private charter flights land and take-off from the beach. At high tide, the runways are underwater.

    Barra is a popular destination for private charter flights, because of the sand runways only small propeller aircraft can land or take-off at the airport.

    Night flights are not available from Barra airport, and the airport opening times are dependent on the tides.

    Airport Code: BRR / EGPR
    Elevation: 5 feet


    Nice Airport (France)

    Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is located 3.7 miles southwest of Nice, in the Alpes-Maritimes department of France. The airport is the main point of arrival for passengers to the Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) area.

    Due to its proximity to the principality of Monaco, it also serves as Monaco’s primary airport, with a helicopter service linking the city and airport. The airport has its own General Aviation Terminal allowing quick and easy discreet traveling for private jet travelers.

    The airport is located very close to Nice only 7km to the city south-west, taking approximately 13 minutes to travel the journey from the city center by car.

    Nice Côte d’Azur Airport has its own General Aviation Terminal, providing VIP lounges and relaxation areas for the crew. Also situated next to the terminal are 3 helicopter companies offering further transport options upon arrival.

    Airport Code: NCE
    Lat: 43.6617N
    Long: -7.2167E
    Elevation: 12ft
    Runway Distance: 9712 feet.


    Orlando Melbourne International Airport (USA)

    Orlando Melbourne International Airport is a public airport in Melbourne, Florida in the US. It is located on Florida’s “Space Coast” near the Kennedy Space Center.

    Airport Code: MLB / KMLB
    Elevation: 33 ft
    Runway Lengths: 3 runways of 10,000 ft, 6,000 ft, and 3,000 ft respectively.


    St Maarten Airport (Dutch Antilles)

    St Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport is next to one of the Caribbean island’s most popular beaches. Private jets and commercial airliners land and take-off just over the heads of sunbathers.

    At the end of the runway is the Sunset Bar – a favorite with plane spotters.

    Princess Juliana has a modern terminal building and a separate private jet terminal. The private jet terminal offers customs, private lounges, and boardroom and business facilities. Immigration and luggage handling for private jet charter customers take place in the private jet terminal. There is a helipad at the airport.

    Airport Code: SXM / TNCM
    Elevation: 14 feet
    Princess Juliana has a runway length of 2300 meters (7546 feet). The runway length is suitable for all charter aircraft from small props to large airliners.