Gustaf III Airport, Saint Barthélemy
The Gustaf III is a visually stunning airport in the Caribbean island of Saint Barthélemy. Mairie de St Barthélemy operates this tiny public airport. Gustaf III possesses a 650 metre concrete runway. Only small regional commercial airplanes can use this airport.
Due to its runway size, Gustaf III’s only permits planes carrying a maximum of 20 passengers. The runway resides at the beginning of a minor slope and ends at the beach.
Gustaf III Airport demands a steep landing. Pilots must steer over hilltop traffic. One online video shows tourist photographers positioned on hills and almost hit by an aircraft landing at Gustaf III.
Take-off on this runway has airplanes swooping over people relaxing on the beach.
The History Channel labelled Gustaf III the third most dangerous airport in the world.