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15 APRIL 2019
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Ireland’s Donegal (below) on the northwest Atlantic coast has claimed top spot for the second year in an annual survey by private jet booking service PrivateFly to find the world's most scenic airport approaches. London City was also listed.
With more than 7,000 votes received from travellers worldwide, the top 10 included cityscapes, mountain runways and coastal descents that PrivateFly says justify asking for a window seat so as to enjoy an uninterrupted view on landing.
PrivateFly CEO Adam Twidell, an experienced pilot, said: “Some airports offer an aerial view that becomes reason enough to visit in itself – never mind what attractions await on the ground.
“Our Scenic Airports poll presents a bucket list for travel fans, a mix of global descents some of which are rapidly acquiring iconic status with aviation enthusiasts as a result.”
The 2019 top 10 is Donegal (Ireland), Barra (Scotland), Nice (France), Orlando Melbourne (US), St Maarten (French/Dutch Caribbean), Saba (Dutch Caribbean), Queenstown (New Zealand), Toronto Billy Bishop (Canada), London City (England) and Aosta (Italy).
Twidell continued: “Donegal’s rugged coastal landscapes are truly awe-inspiring as you come into land. There is simply nowhere else like it, and its popularity with global travellers is clear.”
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