Some people are afraid of traveling by plane while others are truly fashinated by it. Everyone who wants to travel around the world though has to get on one sometimes. These people love exploring the airports and shopping at their duty- free shops. However, the airports presented here are a bit different. These are the ideal airports for the adventurous travelers, as the strangest airports in the world are a great attraction all by themselves.  Some of them are located in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by massive mountains or crowded cities. As for the pilots, it is a really astonishing feat to succeed in landing or taking the plane off there.

Agatti, India

It may be the most magical runway in the world. It extends into the Indian Ocean, forming an image of incredible beauty. In practical terms, of course, is not easy for the pilots to land there, since the water level is high making the runway too short.

Agatti Airport

Agatti Airport

Congonhas, Brazil

Although it is the second busiest airport in Brazil, this airport is one of the most dangerous in the world. It is located a few kilometers away from the city center, which makes the landing and take off a challenge for pilots.

Congohas airport

Congonhas airport

Barra, Scotland

There’s no other airport in which flights are planned in conjunction with the tide. There, however, the corridor is the plain sand and when the water level rises landing is impossible.

Barra airport

Barra airport

Gibraltar

It is the only one that may be in need of a… traffic warden. Right across the airstrip is the busiest avenue of Gibraltar. This means that when there is no airplane landing the street is full of cars, while in the opposite case the traffic lights have the drivers wait a bit.

Gibraltar airport

Gibraltar airport

Don Muang, Thailand

At a first glance it seems normal. But if you look carefully, you will find out that between the two runways there is a golf course. For security reasons its use is limited. However, some people still play there.

Don Muang golf cour... airport

Don Muang golf cour… airport

Kansai, Japan

It is located on an artificial island in Osaka. The main danger is the rise of the water level as it’s predicted that in 50 years’ time the airport will be underwater.

Kansai airport

Kansai airport

Princess Julianna, Saint Martin

It is located in the Caribbean and the travelers have the opportunity to see the exotic beaches before setting foot on the ground. Just in front of airport there’s a small crowded beach, with a fence which separates the . As a result the tourists are horrified by the huge planes that pass over them once in a while.

Juliana Saint Martin beach/airport

Juliana Saint Martin beach/airport

By +Nikos Kontorigas

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