Saba Island Airport

Saba Airport Caribbean SAB Juancho E Yrausquin

Welcome to Saba Island Airport Caribbean Netherlands Antilles which many experienced pilots rate it as the number one most dangerous airport in the world, due its location the length of the landing strip and the crosswinds they could face.

Pilots in order to be able to land in that strip should have a special training just to land in there.

no major tragedies have occurred there but the over excitement of some passengers but that is part of the ride.

 

Saba Island Airport Netherlands Antilles

The Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, it’s airport strip is about 400 meters long (1300 feet), and is set in the island flattest portion of land.

Now you can picture a little how is the rest of the Unspoiled Queen. It’s location in a 60 feet over water and flanked by rocky cliffs. It has some big X white marks on the strip meaning It is not suit for commercial flights.

This tends to be windy at times, and cross winds could cause Some turbulence on the plane taking some extra skills from pilots and some extra excitement for the thrill seekers.

 

15 minutes Flights from Juancho e Yrausquin airport to Sint Maarten by Winair

It is a flight of about 15 minutes from Sint Maarten Winair Sint Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands, there are few companies offering flights to the Island, Winair that offer flights any time of the year and Windward Express Airways that offer charter flights from and to our neighboring islands as well.

 

Most Fun Airport Landing

It is a very safe flight, so safe that it makes about 5 flights a day, and it is a short flight of about 12 minutes from Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten.

In case you don’t want that kind of emotions, there is a ferry boat service, which is very nice and fun also.

Sometimes airlines companies change their schedule due of season demand and expected weather conditions, have that in mind before planning your trip to the Island.

 

Juancho e Yrausquin code SAB

The airport is the shortest international runway in the world.

It has a bar, no air traffic control station, and the airport manager is known by pilots for paying close attention to every incoming flight, and if it rated as too sloppy he will most assuredly complain.

 

Saba Airport Caribbean Netherlands Antilles

 

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