The World’s Most Dangerous Airports


Courchevel International Airport, France

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The Courchevel is a luxurious ski resort in the French Alps.

Courchevel contains 11 five-star hotels. France established a special six-star rating for only eight hotels in the country. Courchevel owns two of those eight six-star ratings. As you can see in the image above the resort even carries its own airport.

This miniature airport for small aircraft and helicopters positioned in mountainous terrain is known as an altiport.

Courchevel altiport’s upslope runway is 539 metres long. This short runway poses problems for pilots. Courchevel’s elevation of 2,008 metres endangers aircraft that don’t generate enough lift before reaching its end. The absence of proper lighting endangers airplanes when confronted with fogs or low clouds.

The History channel labelled the Courchevel Altiport the seventh most extreme airport in the world.