The large wide-bodied planes carrying tourists to St. Maarten require more than 2,400 metres of runway to land safely. What makes the picturesque Princess Juliana Airport dangerous isn’t the sunbathers below on the beach but the technically-too-short 2,164 metre runway originally built for the smaller planes that once frequented the island before the tourism boom arrived. But fear not, fruity drinks with umbrellas are waiting to relax your nerves once you touch down!
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Princess Juliana International Airport, St. Maarten