Please refresh the page and retry. N ot so much a touchdown but a splashdown at the world's only beach airport for scheduled flights. Flight times are dictated by the tide and the 'runway' is washed away each evening. With the unofficial title "the St Maarten of Greece" the runway on tiny Skiathos Island is so short that right up to the final second or so it looks as if the plane might just land in the sea. It is consequently a popular place for plane spotting, which is great, as long as everything goes to plan.
Shutterstock Even the most jaded jet-setter might find their nails embedded in the armrest when landing at these airports. From a Caribbean island where the runway ends right at a popular beach to a runway made entirely of ice in Antarctica, here are 14 of the most terrifying airport runways around the world. And if that wasn't scary enough, it is literally made of ice, which, on top of it all, could crack under the weight of a plane. And when the temperatures rise and the ice melts, there's essentially no runway to land on at all.
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