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Saba Juancho E Yrausquin Airport

Overview summary

Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport is the only airport on the Caribbean island of Saba. It is the shortest commercial runway in the world, only 1299 feet long, and flanked on one side by high hills, with cliffs that drop into the seat at both ends.

Jet aircraft are unable to land at Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, due to the runway length, but small propellor aircraft and helicopters can land there.

For private charter to and from Juancho E Yrausquin Airport, call PrivateFly at +44 (0) 20 7100 6960.

History | Landing | Location | Views | Facts

JUANCHO E YRAUSQUIN AIRPORT HISTORY

Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport is named after the Aruban Minister Juancho Irausquin and was inaugurated on the 18th of September 1963. While the minister’s last name begins with an “I”, a typo spelled the airport with a “Y” and is now on every map of Saba and every piece of document for the airport, thus leaving the type in place.

At the time of its inception, many thought a landing strip on the island wasn’t possible, but due to the enthusiasm of Captain Remy F. de Haenen, the airstrip was put in place.

Landing at JUANCHO E YRAUSQUIN

JUANCHO E YRAUSQUIN AIRPORT LOCATION

Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport is on the northeastern tip of the Caribbean island of Saba.

JUANCHO E YRAUSQUIN AIRPORT VIEWS

Saba's airport has been named a Top 10 Most Scenic Airport several times, in PrivateFly's annual poll.

Find out more and discover which other airports made the Top 10: PrivateFly Scenic Airports poll results 2018.

Voters commented as follows: "It is thrilling! You see Saba in the distance, then closer and closer. Saba fills the window, you turn, and drop, and land! What a ride!"

"The most beautiful approach is Saba 'King Kong' island with the view on the dramatic north coast. The last turn is impressive as you fear the wings of the plane would touch the rocks. Eventually, while touching the landing field, you can see the ocean at the end of the shortest commercial runway in the world. Last but not least, scary yet impressive and safe!"

"It is the shortest commercial runway in the world and it gives the tourists a real rill landing and taking off. It is fun to be on the plane with newbies because the plane is so small you can hear the intake of collective breath!"

JUANCHO E YRAUSQUIN AIRPORT FACTS

Airport Codes: SAB, TNCS
Elevation: 60 ft
Latitude: 17.38N
Longitude: -63.22E

For private jet charter to and from Juancho E Yrausquin Airport, call PrivateFly at +44 (0) 20 7100 6960.

Saba Juancho E Yrausquin Airport Runway Length

Saba Juancho E Yrausquin Airport Airport in Saba, Netherlands Antilles has a runway length of 1300 feet and is suitable for Small props .

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