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The airports that have the longest runways in the world, because they are at altitude or the planes need more speed to be able to fly. And long runways to accommodate the largest planes or non-standard aircraft like the American space shuttle in Antarctica.

#1 South Pole Station airport (Antarctica) / OACI NZSP

aéroport South Pole Station

Altitude : 2835 m = 9301 ft

South Pole Station airport is located close to McMurdo Station at 1373 km,

The longest runway measures : 3658 m = 12001 ft

-> Aviation weather, South Pole Station airport VAC

#2 Wilkins Runway airport (Antarctica) / OACI YWKS

aéroport Wilkins Runway

Altitude : 771 m = 2530 ft

Wilkins Runway airport is located close to McMurdo Station at 2150 km,

The longest runway measures : 3200 m = 10499 ft

-> Aviation weather, Wilkins Runway airport VAC

#3 Ice runway airport (Antarctica) / OACI NZIR

aéroport Ice runway

Ice runway airport is located close to McMurdo Station, McMurdo Station at 47 km,

Ice Runway is built on the pack ice to accommodate the planes that serve the United States Antarctic Program during the austral summer. This track is rebuilt at the beginning of each season and used until the beginning of December when the sea ice begins to come off.

The longest runway measures : 3048 m = 10000 ft

-> Aviation weather, Ice runway airport VAC

#4 McMurdo Station Pegasus Field airport (Antarctica) / OACI NZPG

aéroport McMurdo Station Pegasus Field

Altitude : 5 m = 16 ft

McMurdo Station Pegasus Field airport is located close to McMurdo Station, McMurdo Station at 53 km,

The longest runway measures : 3048 m = 10000 ft

-> Aviation weather, McMurdo Station Pegasus Field airport VAC

#5 Williams Field airport (Antarctica) / OACI NZWD

aéroport Williams Field

Altitude : 21 m = 69 ft

Williams Field airport is located close to McMurdo Station, McMurdo Station at 36 km,

The longest runway measures : 3048 m = 10000 ft

-> Aviation weather, Williams Field airport VAC

#6 Unión Glaciar airport (Antarctica) / OACI SCGC

aéroport Unión Glaciar

Altitude : 750 m = 2461 ft

Unión Glaciar airport is located close to Antartica, McMurdo Station at 2036 km,

The longest runway measures : 3000 m = 9843 ft

-> Aviation weather, Unión Glaciar airport VAC

#7 Isla Rey Jorge airport (Antarctica) / OACI SCRM/ IATA TNM

aéroport Isla Rey Jorge

Altitude : 45 m = 148 ft

Isla Rey Jorge airport is located close to Isla Rey Jorge, McMurdo Station at 4139 km,

The longest runway measures : 1292 m = 4239 ft

-> Aviation weather, Isla Rey Jorge airport VAC

#8 Base Marambio airport (Antarctica) / OACI SAWB

aéroport Base Marambio

Altitude : 232 m = 761 ft

Base Marambio airport is located close to Seymour Island, McMurdo Station at 3950 km,

The longest runway measures : 1260 m = 4134 ft

-> Aviation weather, Base Marambio airport VAC

#9 Halley Research Station airport (Antarctica) / OACI EGAH

aéroport Halley Research Station

Altitude : 31 m = 102 ft

Halley Research Station airport is located close to McMurdo Station at 2950 km,

The longest runway measures : 1000 m = 3281 ft

-> Aviation weather, Halley Research Station airport VAC

#10 Base Matienzo airport (Antarctica) / OACI SAWZ

aéroport Base Matienzo

Altitude : 23 m = 75 ft

Base Matienzo airport is located close to McMurdo Station at 3826 km,

-> Aviation weather, Base Matienzo airport VAC

#11 Base Belgrano airport (Antarctica) / OACI SAYB

#12 Base Esperanza airport (Antarctica) / OACI SAYE

#13 Jubany Airbase airport (Antarctica) / OACI SAYJ

#14 Orcadas del Sur airport (Antarctica) / OACI SAYO

#15 Base San Martin airport (Antarctica) / OACI SAYS

#16 Base Antarctica Bernado o'Higgins airport (Antarctica) / OACI SCBO

#17 Sky-Blu Field Station airport (Antarctica) / OACI EGAT

#18 Antartica Chilena Patriot Hills airport (Antarctica) / OACI SCPZ

#19 Rothera Research Station airport (Antarctica) / OACI EGAR

#20 Rothera Point airport (Antarctica) / OACI AAXX

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