World Smallest Airports: There is more than one airport in the world. But there are some airports which are just like a strip. Let us know about the five smallest airports in the world.
Airports are known for their sheer size and facilities. However, not all airports are known for their fancy architecture. But even after this, flights take off and land easily from here. There are also airports in the world, which are actually so small in size that they just look like landing strips. In such a situation, let’s know about the five smallest airports in the world.
The Netherlands-owned Caribbean island of Sabah has Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, which claims to have the world’s shortest commercial runway. This runway is only 400 meters, which is just a little longer than the average plane. This is the reason why the entry of big planes is banned here. Windair is the only airline that operates flights at this airport.
The Kingdom of Lesoth is completely surrounded by South Africa. The only airport here is Moshoeshoe I airport. It is officially known as an international airport. But it only operates non-domestic flights to Johannesburg via South African Airways. Its shortest runway is 1000 meters.
Barra’s Tragh Mohr (Barra Airport) beach in Scotland is the only beach runway in the world that operates airline services. This airport is open for a few hours a day from Monday to Friday. Since the region experiences unstable weather conditions, the arrival and departure times of flights also vary.
Morgantown Municipal Airport is used primarily for general aviation purposes. United Airlines connects the city to Clarksburg and Washington Dulles International Airport in Washington DC. The runway of this airport is only half a mile long. One can sit from the restaurant and watch the planes take off and land.
Tenzing-Hillary Airport, located in Lukla, Nepal, is often chosen by visitors as the starting point for their trekking to Mount Everest. This airport is included in this list due to its location and short runway. Pilots have to face a lot of challenge in taking off and landing at this airport.