airport runway crosses the road to Spain.
In 2004 the airport handled 314,375 passengers and
380 tonnes of cargo. Winston Churchill Avenue (the
main road heading towards the land border with Spain)
intersects the airport runway, and consequently
has to be closed every time a plane lands or departs.
The History Channel programme Most Extreme Airports
ranks it as the fifth most dangerous airport in
the world and the most dangerous in Europe...