One of the world’s most challenging airports –Paro Airport

It is believed that Bhutan was inhabited as early as 2000 B.C. due to the presence of early stone implements discovered in the region. The tiny kingdom of Bhutan shares with Nepal the world’s greatest concentration of mountains and living heritage of Buddhism. Flight to Paro can truly be described as a flight into fantasy. During the flight, a firsthand close up view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and other famous peaks of the Himalayan range become a reality.  Paro Airport in Bhutan might look beautiful, but is actually considered one of the most dangerous airports in the world, according to The Daily Mail. Paro international Airport is the only airport in the country. It is maintained and run by the Department of Civil Aviation. The airport has two operational runway ends located at 7300 fts. Above the sea level. With the runway length of only 1985 meters and very high hills surrounding the airport it is one of the most challenging airports to fly into. The flight into the deep and beautiful valley of paro itself is an exiliherating experience. The terminal building commissioned in the year 1999 was designed to offer visitors the first glimpse of the unique architectural heritage of the nation. Our efforts are dedicated in keeping the airport as beautiful and as modern as it is Bhutanes without having to compromise on passenger convenience.  As far as landing goes, it’s considered the most challenging airport in the world. Landings in this airport are described as terrifying and breathtaking. This Himalayan airport is top of the most dangerous airport. Approaching the airport you will see 18,000 foot tall peaks on both sides of the valley and you are likely to make a crosswind landing. The airport is located at a mile and a half above sea level. The runway is 6,445 feet long, which means that it is shorter than its elevation. Passengers flying to this remote region may have to take something to steady their nerves. The tiny airport nestled among the steep mountains of the Himalayas is said to be the most dangerous in the world. There are only 8 pilots manage to bring more than 30,000 people per year into this airport located in Asia. The pilots encounter vicious winds in the valley where the airport is located. Flights at Paro are only authorized at daytime with complete visual meteorological conditions.

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  1. Mr. Militant Negro says:

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