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.
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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