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The most dangerous airports in Asia

Nauru Airport

Nauru is a small island in the southern part of the Pacific ocean. It is the tiniest republic in the world. It’s in the oval shape and the size of the island is so small that you can go all the way around it by car in just one hour! The phosphor is a...

Agatti Airport

A runway in the middle of turquoise ocean water – this is what Agatti Airport in India looks like seen through an airplane’s windows. Although it is a breathtaking view for passengers, pilots do not find landing there very easy. The runway is just 120...

Tegucigalpa – Toncontin International Airport

The airport is located 6 km from the center of Honduras’ capital city – Tegucigalpa. It is one of the world’s airports that give pilots sleepless nights. The airport is situated at 1000 meters above sea level and surrounded by mountains from al...

Kai Tak International Airport in Hong Kong

Even though Kai Tak was closed in 1998, many people still remember the famous Hong Kong Turn or the so-called Hong Kong Heart Attack. It meant a sudden, 47º turn that a pilot had to make there. This maneuver was made about 4 km before landing. However,...

Lukla Airport in Nepal

Just as picturesque as dangerous. The airport is bloodcurdling and mesmerizing at the same time. It is located at 2860 meters above sea level. This is the place where most Mount Everest’s conquerors start their journey. The landing of an aircraft is pr...

Kansai International Airport in Japan

Should you take a look at any photograph of this airport, you will assume it is not dangerous, although…maybe it just seems so? Anyway, the airport is located 5 km from land, on an artificial island. Why would they build an airport on such an instable ...