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Never Too Small

The Flight Side
Writer
Alea Adzhar
World's Smallest Airports

Have you ever Imagined being in a small airport that has only one restaurant? Check out some of the world’s smallest airports offering the best services despite its simplicity.

These airports may be small, but undoubtedly important for the locality they service. Here are three small airports in quaint little settings.

JUANCHO E. YRAUSQUIN AIRPORT
Saba, Caribbean Island

World's Smallest Airports

With its runway’s size slightly longer than an average aircraft carrier at only 400 metres in distance, it is flanked by high hills on one side and high cliffs on the other. An approval from The Netherlands Antilles Civil Aviation Authority is a MUST if pilots wish to land their aircraft on this runway, However, jet aircraft are banned from using the runway due to fear of over or undershooting the strip. Today, only passengers from Windward Islands Airways (Winair) will land at the airport.

BARRA AIRPORT
Eoligarry, Scotland

World's Smallest Airports

Ever wondered what it would be like to land on a beach? Literally. This airport is known for its runway that is made out of sand as it is located on Traigh Mhor beach. It gained reputation as the only beach runway in the world to handle scheduled airline services including one from Loganair that flies between Glasgow and Barra Island. Worry not, disabled facilities, car rental, access to public transportation and a café are all available at this unique airport.

MOSHOESHOE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Maseru, Lesotho

World's Smallest Airports

An airport with only two runways, Moshoeshoe International Airport is located in the capital city of Lesotho. The airport consists of several facilities including a sundries shop and car rental services. Even though it is referred to as an international airport, such non-domestic flights are to Johannesburg via South African Airways. The airport has a few facilities which include a shop, car rental and toilets. Immigration and customs are a quick and short affair while luggage is manually-handled since the airport is small.

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