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The scariest airport in the world

Avatar of Nick John By Nick John Dec30,2023 #airport #scariest
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The runway is short and narrow, the takeoff and landing point is close to a rocky outcrop below which is a deep abyss, turning Tenzing Hillary into the scariest airport in the world.

Tenzing-Hillary Airport’s record short and narrow runway.

Even on a beautiful sunny day, the airport can only be open for a few hours (after 6:30 am and before 3:30 pm) – a time when there is little dew and no strong winds.

Located on a mountain 3,000 meters above sea level, this airport was built by Sir Edmund Hillary and inaugurated in late 1964 and early 1965, 12 years after he became the first person to conquer Mount Everest.

The scariest airport in the world

Only small planes can land at this special airport.

But you will not see any Boeing or Airbus aircraft appearing at this airport.

Vijay Lama, a pilot who regularly flies the Kathmandu – Lukla route, said not everyone can land at Tenzing-Hillary, you need a lot of time to practice and gain experience to land here and not everyone

The scariest airport in the world

Seen from the cockpit, Tenzing-Hillary Airport is nestled in the middle of the mountains.

Tenzing-Hillary has seen a number of accidents.

Many tourists on flights said they could not imagine how they could land because they did not see any flat land around.

Tenzing-Hillary Airport (Airport code: LUA).

Location: Lukla town, Solukhumbu province, Eastern Nepal

The airport was renamed Tenzing-Hillary in 2008 to honor Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, the first people to conquer Mount Everest and contribute to the formation of today’s airport.

The most common landable aircraft are the De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter, Dornier Do 228 and Pilatus Pc-6 Turbo Porter.

Flight ticket price Kathmandu – Lukla: 116 USD one way (about 2,450,000 VND).

In Nepal, you will have to pay airport tax before takeoff for 170 NRS (NRS – Nepalese Rupee) – about nearly 40,000 VND.

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