World's 10 most scenic airport approaches for 2018

World's 10 most scenic airport approaches for 2018
Source: CNN
Date: 13-04-2018 Time: 12:04:04:am

The rocky coast of Donegal, Ireland played a starring role in the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" when none other than the Millennium Falcon landed on the county's rocky Malin Head -- Ireland's most northerly point.

But whether you're landing a fictional starship or a Boeing 747, Donegal Airport is a spectacular landing strip -- and now it's been crowned the world's most scenic airport approach by PrivateFly, a booking platform for private jet charters.

"Donegal is extraordinarily beautiful and deservedly sits in the top spot this year," says Adam Twidell, CEO of PrivateFly. "Its rugged coastal landscapes were a location for the recent Star Wars movies, and it's not hard to see why."

Courtesy Miami-Dade Aviation Department

The top ten also includes the sandy beauty of Barra Airport on the Isle of Barra in Scotland's incredible Outer Hebrides.

Donegal airport landing

10 most scenic airport landings, according to PrivateFly

1. Donegal Airport, Ireland

2. Barra Airport, Scotland

3. Nice Cote d'Azur, France

4. Queenstown Airport, New Zealand

5. Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, Saba, Dutch Caribbean

6. Orlando Melbourne Airport, US

7. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Canada

8. London City Airport, London, UK

9. Princess Juliana International Airport, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, French/Dutch Caribbean

10. Miami International Airport, Miami, Florida, US

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