Princess Juliana International Airport, Saint Martin
Imagine the warmth of the sun resting on your skin. You’re relaxing on a beautiful Saint Martin beach in the Caribbean. You recline on your towel with your eyes closed. The rhythm of the waves almost lulls you to sleep.
A screeching disrupts your serenity. The noise intensifies.
Your eyes jolt open. An airplane just barely swoops over you.
Welcome to the Princess Juliana International Airport.
The Beach beside the airport maybe isn’t best for falling asleep, but there’s no denying its style. It’s an interesting idea. An idea with its fair share of difficulties. The airport’s 2,300 metre runway begins over water and that can disorient a pilot’s awareness of their elevation
Developers structured the Princess Juliana International Airport’s terminal to accommodate 2.5 million annual passengers.