Queenstown Airport Approach Third Most Scenic

The approach into Queenstown airport has been voted the third most scenic in PrivateFly’s annual Scenic Airport Poll.

“The views of the Southern Alps make this an exhilarating approach. Sometimes you can even catch a glimpse of Mount Cook to the north or Milford Sound as you reach the end of Tasman Sea. In Winter you see snow-capped peaks and in summer the Alps glisten in the sun,” writes one of the participants in the survey.

“A world class approach to a world class destination. The snatched panoramas as you descend into this hitherto barren-looking landscape makes you realise that pilots do get the best views,” said the judges.

Here is the full Top Ten list of most scenic airport approaches.

  1. Malta Airport, Malta
  2. Nice Côte D’Azur Airport, France
  3. Queenstown Airport, New Zealand
  4. Barra Airport, UK
  5. Saba (Juancho E Irausquin) Airport, Caribbean
  6. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Canada
  7. Donegal Airport, Ireland
  8. St Maarten Airport, Caribbean
  9. Los Angeles International Airport, USA
  10. London City Airport, UK

Besides some destinations that have made the list previously, there are quite a few newcomers this year, according to the site.

As part of the survey, thousands voted for over 115 different airports around the world, which were shortlisted by an expert judging panel.

Article Source: Privatefly, April 2016

Image Source: Youtube


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