Do you know which destinations in the world can be proud of truly magnificent views from the sky and exotic views on the ground? BAA Training has compiled a list of dream holiday destinations which can be visited during work flights. It is dedicated to aircraft crew members really passionate about aviation but are suitable for everyone. Enjoy the amazing views and choose the best place for your holidays!
7. Squamish, Canada
If you like mountains and climbing, it is a perfect place for you. This place is magical for the beauty of nature: the black bear with cubs and the bald eagle in the sky. All of this is just a few elements of the natural beauty of forests. Even more, this place has the airport with a breathtaking view.
Airport: Squamish Airport
Airlines that fly to Squamish: there is no regularly scheduled air service at the Squamish Airport.
6. Bora Bora island
With two mountains in the centre of the island and a picture-perfect lagoon and a barrier reef surrounding it, it’s an amazing location for holiday. The view out of the window while approaching Bora Bora is magnificent! For this reason, you must stay awake on the flight. Another unique fact about Bora Bora is the airport location. It is established on its own islet, this gives a possibility to spot the landings and take offs from the north coast of Bora Bora Island or from a boat.
Airport: Motu Mute Airport
Airlines that fly to Bora Bora: Air Tahiti.
5. Easter Island
This small island is a Chilean island in the south eastern Pacific Ocean, at the south easternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle. The island is a home to the huge and the massive 887 extant monumental statues, called Moai. This unique view is added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The fact which makes this place special is that it is the most remote inhabited island on the planet. Undoubtedly, Easter Island offers much more than just the famed monuments, including rich Polynesian culture, ancient cave art and a gorgeous view from the sky.
Airport: Mataveri International Airport
Airlines that fly to Easter Island: Latam, American Airlines, Iberia.
4. Phinda Private Game Reserve, South Africa
If you really want an exotic destination, this is one of them. Landing in this place gives you an amazing view of various wild animals such as lions and elephants! Here you have a chance to swim with dolphins and at the same time to hear lions roaring. It is a perfect place where you can explore a unique wildlife.
Airport: O.R. Tambo International Airport or Cape Town International Airport.
Airlines that fly to Phinda Private Game Reserve Airstrip: SAA, SA Airlink, SA Express, Comair Airways, Kulula, Mango.
3. Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown is a resort town with an enchanting view of steep mountains on the edge of the lake. It is an incredible mix of gorgeous views, great food, fun outdoor activities, and more. An interesting fact about the Queenstown airport is that it ranked first in the TOP 10 of the airports with an amazing landing view last year. Watch the video below to see why it won the first place!
Airport: Queenstown Airport
Airlines that fly to Queenstown: Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia.
2. Bali, Indonesia
Bali is a tiny tropical paradise where visitors can find themselves and calm down. The island has more than its fair share of unique cultural offerings such as shadow puppets and intricate artwork. You must visit Bali not just for the culture and the natural beauty of its nature, there is a diversity of experiences, whether that’s shopping, surfing, lounging, retreating, serenity-seeking, exploring or indulging.
Airport: Bali Airport (Ngurah Rai) Denpasar
Airlines that fly to Bali: Indonesia AirAsia, Garuda Indonesia, SilkAir, Virgin Australia, Qantas, Lion Air, Jetstar, Emirates, Indonesia AirAsia X, Delta Air Lines, Korean Air, Sriwijaya Air, Thai Airways International etc.
1. Sint Maarten – Maho beach
If you are in love with aviation and beaches, St. Maarten Island is the thing that shouldn’t be missed. This place is called a Caribbean Paradise for the aviation enthusiasts and geeks! It is an amazing destination for an aircraft crew member as they can enjoy the beauty of nature there and make some iconic selfies with Jumbo jets just a few meters above their heads.
Airport: Princess Juliana airport
Airlines that fly to St. Maarten: Saint Barths Commuters; Windward Islands Airways; Anguilla Air; Insel Air; Liat; Seabourne; American Airlines; Jet Blue; Sun wing; Delta; Air Caraibes; WestJet; Air Sunshine; PAWA; KLM; Air Canada; Air France; Air Sunshine; Alitalia; Miami Air; US Airways; Unated Airlines; Virgin Atlantic and etc.