In this recent photo taken by AP, several flights get ready to take off after a couple of days of bad weather disrupted flight services at Lukla airport, Nepal. Carved out of side of a mountain, the airport was built by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1965 — 12 years after he became the first man to conquer the world’s highest peak — to help the local yak herders. Located at an altitude of 2,843 meters (9,325 feet), the airport has earned the reputation of being one of the most extreme and dangerous airports in the world. The airport has managed up to 79 flights on one day — far beyond the acceptable capacity. Courtesy to Niranjan Shrestha/AP.
3 Dicembre 2021