The bird’s eye view
We love to check our tickets when we check-in and see a window! There are also those who prefer corridors, but their reasons are different.
The plane descends little by little, and a picture of our destination is getting clearer as we see it through the clouds. The show is simply breathtaking if it happens to coincide with a sunrise or sunset.
Are there any spectacular landings in the world? This is the question that PrivateFly asks itself every year, and the company has just released the list of the most picturesque airports of 2020.
The list was compiled by more than 6,000 frequent flyers and flying enthusiasts. For the third year in a row, Donegal, Ireland won.
Therefore, Donegal is also the prettiest airport in Europe, followed by Skiathos (Alexandros Papadimiamantis), located on the same Greek island; and Barra Airport in Scotland.
In this list, we rank the world’s most exciting landings from 10 to 1.
Nadi International Airport (Fiji)
Landing at Nadi International Airport in the Fiji Islands offers stunning views of the tropical coastline, and has been voted the 10th most beautiful in the world.
Dubai International Airport (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
The closest thing to traveling to the future: this is Dubai from a bird’s eye view.
The Palm Islands, the Burj Khalifa, the Burj Ar Alab, and soon, the Dubai Creek Tower (which will be the tallest structure in the world) best economic are some of the impressive places that we can contemplate landing in this city.
Praslin Island Airport (Seychelles)
Bathed by the beautiful waters of the Indian Ocean, Praslin is the second-largest island in Seychelles. The sensation when approaching this track is to enter a paradise of turquoise waters, majestic mountains, and white sand beaches.
Princess Juliana International Airport
is located on the island of Sint Marteen (or Saint Martin), which belongs to the Kingdom best economy of the Netherlands.
This airport occupies the seventh position on the list thanks to its beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea and
Bora Bora (Motu Mute) Airport (French Polynesia)
Bora Bora’s Motu Mute Airport is ranked sixth among the most picturesque in the world and its location is as beautiful as it is incredible, built on the edge of a crystal-clear lagoon.
Barra Airport (Barra, UK)
At the northernmost tip of Isle of Barra, in the Outer Hebrides (Scotland), is Barra Airport, located at Traigh Mhor Bay.
It is a most peculiar airport since best economic its landings are on the surface of a beach!
The beach has three runways delimited with wooden posts and the tide is what marks the times of takeoffs and landings since the runways are flooded at high tide.
Orlando-Melbourne International Airport (Florida, United States)
The most mind-blowing airport in North America is the Orlando-Melbourne International Airport, which offers incredible views of the deep turquoise waters of the Indian River.
New York’s JFK Airport is ranked second among the most scenic in North America followed by Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.
(Skiathos, Greece) Alexandros Papadiamantis International Airport
The Aegean Sea, the harbor, pine-covered hills … Landing on the Greek island of Skiathos is quite an experience where you feel like you can almost touch the sea seconds before landing.
Msembe Airstrip (Ruaha National Park, Tanzania)
Msembe Airstrip is an airstrip serving Ruaha National Park, located in the African region of Iringa, in Tanzania.
National Park Ruaha is the largest national park in East Africa and Tanzania. It is home to more than 571 species of birds, cheetahs, lions, leopards, wild dogs, spotted hyenas, giraffes, hippos, buffalo, and antelope.
In short, a very wild landing.
Donegal Airport (Carrickfinn, Ireland)
Located on the northwest coast of Ireland and bathed by the Atlantic, Donegal Airport stands for the third year. In a row as the world’s most mind-blowing airport.
While we have flown fewer times this year, we should remember how uplifting travel and aviation can be. These landings are an amazing inspiration for memorable future flights,” said Adam Twidell, CEO of PrivateFly.
The President of Donegal Airport, Steve O’Culain, said. When they can, we hope more travelers will visit and enjoy Galway Gaeltacht, on the Wild Atlantic Way.”