Tuesday, 10 April 2018

The most scenic airports in the world.......

Donegal Airport is the most scenic airport according to Private Fly.

The tiny Irish airport took the top slot following a global poll by Private Fly, really captured the hearts and minds of travellers. As you approach the airport you have amazing views of the Atlantic coast and golden sand of Carrickfin beach. 

The beach of Barra came in second as the most scenic airport, which is a little unusual as it isn't exactly an airport, just a beach which therefore arrivals and departures are only really possible during low tides and services by twin otter aircraft. However, for few that arrive, it is a very scenic place to set down.

Sticking out into the Mediterranean, Nice airport has long caused wow's, sighs and the clicking of cameras as passengers come into land at the French airport. The entire coastline is rather spectacular and on days when the weather is good, which is most of the time the experience is wonderful.  

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
was voted as 7th most scenic landings in the world, it is the fourth consecutive year the Canadian airport has made the global poll by Private Fly.    Thousands of travellers from around the world cast votes to determine the 2018 list of the top ten and Billy Bishop Airport welcomes some 2.8 million passengers each year, so its no wonder it gets on the list as it boasts some stunning views of Toronto's skyline and harbour. 
Billy Bishop

"Billy Bishop Airport has come to be recognized as a world-class gateway to and from Toronto thanks to its unique passenger service that includes complimentary shuttle service, full-service lounges, shorter lines and proximity to downtown," said Geoffrey Wilson, CEO of PortsToronto, owner and operator of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. "The unparalleled views of the city's skyline and vibrant harbour is an added perk that has become a favourite among many passengers, and we are thrilled to once again be recognized in Private Fly's World's Most Scenic Airport Landings poll."

Also on the list is another city airport, a lot closer to home, that also offers impressive views of a vibrant city, for arriving passengers. We're talking London City Airport which takes the 8th spot on the poll with passengers rating the airport highly. Voters saying  "A complete view of the world's greatest city as you circle overhead before an amazing scenic approach."

"Coming in from the West side of the airport, you turn around the Shard, the tallest skyscraper in London, and then head across iconic London, and down."

"The skyline on approach is filled with landmarks recognised across the world. Like an aircraft carrier in the middle of the most famous and historical city on our planet."

Please visit Private Fly for the full list of the most scenic landings https://www.privatefly.com/airport-poll/privatefly-airport-poll-results-2018.html