Landings at St Martin Maho Beach

Princess Juliana International Airport is on the Dutch side of Saint Martin. Also known as Saint Maarten, this Caribbean island is owned by France on one side and the Netherlands on the other.  Landing aircraft normally land on runway 10 and departing aircraft use the same runway. On short final landing aircraft cross Maho Beach. This small strip of sand is known worldwide by plane spotters for its spectacular views of landing Boeing 747’s. Landing airliners pass just over the heads of sun bathers before touching down. Departing aircraft make an immediate right turn between the mountains in order to avoid rising terrain. St Martin often makes top 10 lists of most dangerous airports in the world.