Located in Gibraltar, this airport with a 6,000 foot runway is very unique in it’s own ways.
What makes this airport unique:
*Crosswind landings/departures are frequent due to wind patterns because of a big “rock” just next to the airport (watch the video below for a cool crosswind landing!)
*It is located on a beach and the runway starts in the Mediterranean Sea and ends on the other side of the beach
*A road runs across the runway (only road to get to the south peninsula) and has to be closed whenever a plane is taking off/landing
*There is a weird approach pattern due to restricted airspace just north of the airport that the planes can’t fly in while on approach/final
Here is a view of the airport looking south. A modern terminal is on the north side (no jetbridges) and has airline service. Airline service is as follows:
British Airways - London Heathrow
EasyJet - Bristol, London Gatwick, Manchester
Monarch - Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Luton, Manchester (England)
Royal Air Maroc Express - Casablanca, Tangier
Poll: Did you know about this airport before reading this thread?