Dangerous Jet blast and low Landings at Skiathos Airport
The Skiathos Airport is one of the most spectacular in Europe and often compared to St. Maarten. Low Landings and Jet blast of departing and arriving aircraft can be a hazard to people or other unsecured objects.
Skiathos Airport ‘Alexandros Papadiamantis’ is an airport on the island of Skiathos, Greece. Its 5,341-foot runway is able to accommodate aircraft up to the size of a Boeing 757-200. The runway is characterised as ‘short and narrow’. Because of the uneven terrain on the island of Skiathos, Skiathos Airport was created by reclaiming land from the sea between Skiathos island and the smaller island of Lazareta (a former leper colony) effectively joining the two islands into one larger island.
The airport’s short runway and its proximity to an adjacent public road have made it a popular destination for planespotters. It is often compared to Princess Juliana International Airport on Saint Maarten since both airports offer the public an ability to legally experience landing approaches and takeoffs at very close range.