Donegal airport on the north west coast of Ireland has been voted as having the most scenic airport approach in the world, according to a new poll conducted by private jet booking platform PrivateFly.

Around 8,500 people took part in the poll, nominating a total of 112 airports, with Donegal coming out on top ahead of Barra airport in Scotland, Nice airport in France and Queenstown airport in New Zealand.

The top ten also included Saba airport in the Netherlands Antilles, Orlando Melbourne International, Toronto Billy Bishop, London City, St Maarten, also in the Netherlands Antilles, and Miami airport.

A description of the approach at Donegal airport by one voter was as follows:

“You fly in low over the tiny airport building with the conical mass of quartitze that is Errigal mountain on your right and sweep out over an emerald sea with the perma-white froth of the Wild Atlantic Way lashing the many tiny rocky islands in a turquoise sea.

“Then the pilot completes his turn and dashes back towards the crescent of golden sand that is Carrickfin beach.”

In 2016 British Airways released a video of the approach of one of its A318 aircraft into London City airport – this remains one of the most viewed articles on our website, so here’s the link again for those who haven’t seen it (and those who wish to do so again).