Barra Airport named in Top Three Airport Approaches

The unique beach landing at Barra Airport
The unique beach landing at Barra Airport

The PrivateFly 2014 Airport Approaches Poll has placed Barra Airport in its No. 3 spot, below Nice Côte d’Azur (No.1) and St Maarten (No.2).

The Western Isles beach landing beat Los Angeles LAX, Rio De Janerio, Queenstown and Gibraltar amongst others in the Top Ten.

Commenting on the PrivateFly 2014 Airport Approaches Poll, islands MP Angus MacNeil said: “Barra Airport is unique and it comes as no surprise to me that it has been named in the top three airport approaches.

“I regularly use Barra Airport and I will certainly never tire of the beautiful scenery.

“I know that people who visit Barra and who mostly come by ferry, watching the plane landing on the beach is a great attraction to their stay,” he continued.

“With Lewis and Harris being named as Europe’s top island, Uist with the endless beaches and beautiful machair areas, this is another fantastic boost for our tourism industry and I warmly welcome this news.”