Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, named after the Aruba Minister, is an airport on the Dutch Caribbean island of Saba. The island was visited by seaplane pilot Remy de Haenen as early as in 1946 followed by first landing on the island itself in February 1959. Nowadays it has one of the shortest commercial runways in the world. In February 1963 opened paved runway 12-30 is only 400 meters (1,312 feet) long, cliffs dropping into the sea at both ends. The airport has been operated mostly by STOL-capable Dornier Do-28 and BN-2 Islander propeller aircraft. Due to the runway shortness, there is no jet aircraft operating nor aviation fuel available nor air traffic control service.
Hurricane Georges destroyed the airport’s old terminal building in 1998. The new terminal was opened in December 2002 and the propeller from de Haenen’s first landing on the island in 1959 is on display in the terminal. The only scheduled flights to Saba island are from Sint Maarten Airport with de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft, flight time being no longer than 15 minutes.
Saba Airport, ICAO: TNCS, formerly known as Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport is available highly-detailed in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator Standard, Deluxe, and Premium Deluxe Editions.