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Most Amazing Take Off I’ve Ever Seen

Boston businessman Patrick Bench flew from Donegal to Dublin recently, and couldn’t believe the beautiful take-off that awaited him.


Patrick ‘had the pleasure of being in Derry and Donegal for business meetings all week’, focused on promoting Ireland North West for economic development and assisting companies from the region to expand to the United States market.

His journey home began from Donegal.

‘This was my first time taking the Donegal to Dublin flight. This was the most beautiful landscape take-off I had ever seen’, he told

‘I have just arrived back home to Boston and the video was a big hit here too.

It isn’t the first time Donegal Airport has gotten international recognition. This April, it was voted the world’s second-most scenic airport in a poll by private jet booking service, PrivateFly.

Only the Caribbean island of Saba pipped it to the No.1 spot.

Donegal Airport

Donegal Airport voted world’s second most scenic airport landing on the globe

Donegal Airport has been named as the second most beautiful in the world to view on approach. Located only 10km from Donegal Thatched Cottages and with daily flights from Dublin and Glasgow there’s never been a better time to fly to Donegal. Car hire is available at the Airport.

The airport at Carrickfinn, which came in at number seven in the survey by private jet booking service Private Fly last year, came behind Juancho E Yrausquin Aiport on the Dutch Caribbean island of Saba.
The independent panel of travel industry experts and influencers selected this year’s long list of 36 global airports before the public voted for the top 10.
Here’s a reminder for you of the view on approach to the airport.

Top 10 most scenic airport approaches in the world

Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, Saba
Donegal Airport, Ireland
Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, France
Gibraltar Airport, Gibraltar
Queenstown Airport, New Zealand
London City Airport, United Kingdom
Maarten Airport, Caribbean
Orlando Melbourne Airport, USA
Barra Airport, United Kingdom
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Canada