Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport – Saba Island The last, but no less dangerous Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, is the only airport on the Caribbean island of Saba. The airport is surrounded by high hills, and both ends of the runway by cliffs dropping into the sea.
Gibraltar Airport – Gibraltar The runway of Gibraltar Airport runs almost along the border with Spain. The main road, heading towards the border with Spain, intersects the airport runway. The road has to be closed every time a plane lands or departs. The only 1,800 meter long runway makes it even more difficult to land or depart from the airport.
Qamdo Bamda Airport is the world’s highest airport, perched more than 14,000 feet above sea level. Even more impressive than the airport’s altitude, however, is the nearly 3.5-mile-long runway.Having a runway that’s the length of sixty soccer fields may seem a bit excessive, but apparently long runways are crucial to making safe landings at higher altitudes.