10 most scenic airports for 2019

PrivateFly announces the best picks in their annual poll: Ireland’s Donegal tops the chart once again

Almost every traveller would be happy with a window seat and a spectacular view during a flight. While some airports can’t boast scenic views, others are topping the charts.

Like every year, PrivateFly has asked travel fans and experts to rate airport landings and pick their favourites. The private jet booking service has put together the annual Scenic airports to reveal the most panoramic airport landings in the world.

Prior to the public vote, PrivateFly asked a number of experts to come up with a shortlist of airports. The team included travel writers and aviation experts.

“Some airports offer an aerial view that becomes reason enough to visit in itself never mind what attractions await on the ground,” said Adam Twidell, CEO of PrivateFly and an experienced pilot.

“Our Scenic airports poll presents a bucket list for travel fans, offering a mix of global descents to tick off in your lifetime. Some of these destinations are rapidly acquiring iconic status with aviation enthusiasts as a result.”

Donegal’s airport in Ireland has won the top spot for two consecutive years

“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,” Twidell continues.  

The Donegal airport lies in the northwestern part of Ireland. The area prides with beautiful scenery, not only around the airport.

“We are delighted to retain this acclaim as the World’s most scenic airport landing 2019, having been voted no. 1 airport landing for the second year running,” said Anne Bonner, managing director of Donegal airport.

“Donegal airport is located in the heart of the Northern Headlands in Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way — now top of the world’s places to visit.”

The top 10 airports 2019

Donegal, Ireland

Barra, Scotland, UK

Nice, France

Orlando Melbourne, US

St Maarten, French/Dutch Caribbean

Saba, Dutch Caribbean

Queenstown, New Zealand

Toronto Billy Bishop, Canada

London City, England, UK

Aosta, Italy