Air travel has become the easiest and the quickest way of long-distance trips. However, flying can become scary for some people, and they board planes carrying sleeping pills or stiff drinks due to aviophobia. Well, being on a plane is considered safer than being behind the wheel of a car. But you should not be scared of the aircraft being in the air. Instead, you should worry about your landing and departure safety which depends on the airport.

Below are the Most Dangerous airports in the World.

1. Kansai International Airport, Japan

The airport is situated at Kansai, an artificial island which is 38 km from Osaka Station.

According to, the artificial island was built due to land scarcity in Japan, and the airport was designed by Renzo Piano, an Italian architect. The airport was built as an alternative to Osaka International Airport and was opened on September 4, 1994, to handles only domestic flights. The airport is prone to earthquakes and cyclones and to make it worse, the airport might submerge in the ocean water after five decades due to the rising sea levels caused by global warming.

2. Toncotin Airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

If you fly frequently and have seen mountain peaks out of the plane’s window, the mountains of Tegucigalpa will amaze you, but that region is considered a pilot’s nightmare.

According to Bravo TV, the planes have to weave around the mountains before landing in a valley. Here pilots are required to land faster as well as gain attitude faster when taking off. The runway is also very short, and the planes sometimes stop abruptly.

3. McMurdo Air Station, Antarctica

If you are used to tarmac runways, this place is different because it’s made of ice.

According to, the airport is not surrounded by huge mountains like many airports and doesn’t have a short runway, but infrastructure is lacking, and if the landing is not done perfectly, the plane can go off balance. To make it worse, the area has one of the world’s lowest temperatures, and it's eternally dark.

The good thing is not many people travel to Antarctica.

4. Madeira Airport, Portugal

Madeira is a small island off the Portuguese coast. According to, the airport was renamed Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport to honor the footballer, who was born on the island. The runway has expanded, and it’s almost double the length it was when the airport was first built. The harsh weather conditions around the airport make landing and taking off too risky.

As much as these airports are dangerous, that’s just because relevant authorities have revealed that, but it’s not because there have been many tragic accidents there. In fact, after reading this, you ought to visit these airports and see for yourself. Have a safe flight!