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Gustaf III Airport, France

From series “The Most Dangerous Runways in the World”
Year: 1984. Lenght: 650 meters.

Saint-Barthélemy Island is a location one of the most dangerous airports in the world. The airport Gustaf III. Located on the coast and is quite small. Its runway was built perpendicular to the coast, so the pilots, who take the plane to land, have the feeling of being in the sea.

Gustaf III Airport, France The runway is at a small angle and has the extension of only 650 meters, which makes the situation even more difficult. The airport was opened in 1984. Originally it was intended for the small aircraft. Most of the airplanes now landing at the airport do not carry more than 20 passengers. The airport was in honor of the Swedish king Gustaf III. called. Under his government France gave the island to Sweden in 1784.

All tourists who have recovered on the island once know the unique airport very well. It is that the runway ends just at the beach, so the holidaymakers can watch the maneuvers of the tiny aircraft during the recovery. The show 'Most Extreme Airports', which was shown on the History TV Channel, gave the unique Gustaf III Airport. The third place in the rating of the most dangerous airports in the world. Next - Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre

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Gustaf III Airport - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Nova Scotia ATM Machine' located in 29 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Caraïbes Car Service' is located in 0.02 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'St-Barth Trading' in 0.02 km
Parking: 'Parking' in 25 km
Apotheek: 'Pharmacie Gustavia St Barth' in 0.02 km
Police station: 'Korps Politie Caribisch Nederland' in 25 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Maya's To Go' in 0.02 km

Nearest airports:
 »  L'Esperance Airport CCE - in 30 km
 »  St Barthelemy Airport SBH - in 130 km
 »  Vieques Airport VQS - in 280 km
 »  Fajardo Airport FAJ - in 301 km
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Best hotels near Gustaf III Airport

Hotel Manapany Cottages & Spa

Located in 0 km from Gustaf III Airport
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Rooms: 42
Surrounded by coconut palms and banana trees, rooms at the Manapany are set on the hillside or directly on the beach. Each one includes a minibar, … More: photo, rates and booking
Villa Triagoz

Located in 1 km from Gustaf III Airport
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Rooms: 1
With 3 spacious bedrooms, Villa Traigoz offers guests a comfortable seating and dining area, as well as a furnished outdoor terrace. Guests also … More: photo, rates and booking
Villa C'est La Vue

Located in 3 km from Gustaf III Airport
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Rooms: 1
The Villa C'est La Vue has 2 stylish air-conditioned bedrooms and a living-dining room with a flat-screen TV, a DVD player and free Wi-Fi. The modern … More: photo, rates and booking
Villa Lodge 4 Epices

Located in 4 km from Gustaf III Airport
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Rooms: 6
The bright, air-conditioned suites here will provide you with a flat-screen TV and a private furnished terrace. The villas have a fully equipped … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Gustaf III Airport - Saint Martin

Concordia Hill (Mont des Accords) – the summit on the border of the Dutch and French parts of the island – will be another must-see spot when visiting the sights of Sint Maarten. The mountain has remarkably fantastic views that will amaze even the most sophisticated tourist. The most important attractions of the island (any part of it) are the incredibly picturesque beaches and bays of Sint Maarten. They have long been the hallmark of the island and attract hundreds of tourists to visit the “little paradise”.

You will also come across several beautiful religious sites on the island. The first one that deserves to be highlighted is Sint Maarten van Tours Katholiek Kerk, which has a strikingly spacious interior. Those who attend church always get positive emotions from visiting such places. Sint Maarten van Tours Katholiek Kerk is the main church of the island, built in a typical Dutch style. It is located in the capital of the Dutch part of Sint Maarten. Simpson Bay houses the Mary Star of the Sea Church, which is equally conducive when it comes to being charged with positive. All this is thanks to the impressive interior and excellent location of the religious facility right on the seashore.
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