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From scenic to dangerous here's a look at 7 of the most unique airports in the world

Updated : 2019-07-30 16:19:11

Air travel is one of the key modes of transportation of the modern times. Not only is it quick but rapid innovations since flaying became viable has also made it comfortable. The ubiquity of flying has also made airports one of the key entry points to several destinations. While some airports astound you with its size or beauty there are also a few that raises interest due to their uniqueness. Here is a list of such airports

Pakyong Airport in Sikkim is located around 60 kms from the Indo-China border. Spread across 201 acres, the airport is located on the top of a hill about 2 kms above Pakyong village at 4,500 feet above sea level in inhospitable terrain. The airport is an engineering marvel. (Image Source: Airports Authority of India.)
Pakyong Airport in Sikkim is located around 60 kms from the Indo-China border. Spread across 201 acres, the airport is located on the top of a hill about 2 kms above Pakyong village at 4,500 feet above sea level in inhospitable terrain. The airport is an engineering marvel. (Image Source: Airports Authority of India.)
Tenzing–Hillary Airport, also known as Lukla Airport, is located in Nepal and is regarded by many as the most dangerous airport on the planet. Located on the top of a hill in Lukla, it is generally used by mountaineers as a base camp for their ascent to Mount Everest. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Tenzing–Hillary Airport, also known as Lukla Airport, is located in Nepal and is regarded by many as the most dangerous airport on the planet. Located on the top of a hill in Lukla, it is generally used by mountaineers as a base camp for their ascent to Mount Everest. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Barra in Scotland is the sole airport on the planet that uses a beach as its runway. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Barra in Scotland is the sole airport on the planet that uses a beach as its runway. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Courchevel Altiport, located in the French Alps, astounds visitors by both its beauty and seeming danger. The airport, located close to a ski resort, has a very short runway and is used by small aircraft and helicopters. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Courchevel Altiport, located in the French Alps, astounds visitors by both its beauty and seeming danger. The airport, located close to a ski resort, has a very short runway and is used by small aircraft and helicopters. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Madeira International Airport Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal may be more famous for being named after the football superstar Ronaldo, but it is also an architectural marvel. It is considered among the most peculiarly perilous airports on the planet owing to its location and its runway construction. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Madeira International Airport Cristiano Ronaldo in Portugal may be more famous for being named after the football superstar Ronaldo, but it is also an architectural marvel. It is considered among the most peculiarly perilous airports on the planet owing to its location and its runway construction. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Gibraltar International Airport, located in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, has a unique feature: a rood used by the locals for transport passes right through the middle of the runway. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Gibraltar International Airport, located in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, has a unique feature: a rood used by the locals for transport passes right through the middle of the runway. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Agatti Airport, which is located on the southern end of Agatti Island in Lakshadweep, is spread across the entire land strip making it both scenic and dangerous. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
Agatti Airport, which is located on the southern end of Agatti Island in Lakshadweep, is spread across the entire land strip making it both scenic and dangerous. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
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