Definition: This entry gives the total number of airports with unpaved runways (grass, dirt, sand, or gravel surfaces) by length. For airports with more than one runway, only the longest runway is included according to the following five groups - (1) over 3,047 m, (2) 2,438 to 3,047 m, (3) 1,524 to 2,437 m, (4) 914 to 1,523 m, and (5) under 914 m. Only airports with usable runways are included in this listing. Not all airports have facilities for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Airports - with unpaved runways map
Third runway recommended at U.K.'s Heathrow Airport
USA Today - 7/1/2015 4:11:26 AM
LONDON — Britain's Airports Commission recommended a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport as the best way of expanding the country's airport capacity on Wednesday. In its long-awaited report, the commission said delivering new capacity by 2030 will ...
Airports commission recommends expanding Heathrow, stresses concerns must be addressed
US News and World Report - 7/1/2015 7:03:14 AM
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Airports Commission unanimously recommended the construction of a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport on Wednesday in a long-awaited report on how best to expand the country's aviation capacity. The commission decided that ...
Airports Commission recommends new Heathrow runway
The Scotsman - 7/1/2015 7:53:21 AM
A LONG-awaited report into airport ... as one of the world’s great trading nations, right at the heart of the global economy John Holland-Kaye No new full-length runway has been built in south-east England since the 1940s, while other countries have ...
Debate rages on new Heathrow runway
Bexhill Observer - 7/1/2015 11:35:15 AM
No new full-length runway has been built in south-east England since the 1940s, while other countries have ... "We will create the world's best connected, most efficient and most environmentally responsible hub airport at the heart of an integrated ...
UN world heritage body warns of threat to Great Barrier Reef
New Jersey Herald - 7/1/2015 7:31:52 AM
BERLIN (AP) - The United Nations says it is concerned about the state of the Great Barrier Reef and is urging greater efforts to conserve one of the most world ... runway at London's Heathrow Airport in a long-awaited report on how to best expand the ...
Report recommends new Heathrow runway
business-reporter.co.uk - 7/1/2015 8:50:37 AM
No new full-length runway has been built in south-east England since the 1940s, while other countries have ... “We will create the world’s best connected, most efficient and most environmentally responsible hub airport at the heart of an integrated ...
Heathrow expansion: The business community reacts to Airport Commission decision
London Evening Standard - 7/1/2015 11:42:25 AM
As the balance of the world ... runway by 2050 leaves the door open for expansion at Gatwick. Like Heathrow, Gatwick is an airport that is also constrained by lack of runway capacity. "The best way forward for London, the region and the country is to ...
AAI steps up work at airport
Times of India - 7/1/2015 5:01:33 AM
Ezahwa added, "Surat is the world's fourth fastest growing city and with the population of more than 45 lakh, the city still lacks a functional airport. We have a lone flight from Surat to Delhi, while other smaller cities across the country operate more ...
Changi Airport's T5 will be 10 times as big as VivoCity
AsiaOne - 7/1/2015 6:48:55 AM
When completed, T5 is likely to be the third largest passenger terminal in the world, after facilities in Dubai and Beijing. Changi's new passenger terminal and related facilities, including a third runway ... airport is such an important part of the ...
China's aviation boom drives airport building frenzy | Reuters
Firstpost - 6/27/2015 2:14:30 AM
CAAC's Li said the country's airport expansion is supported by data showing rising passenger numbers. "Airport building should be a bit ahead of the demand. Judging from the experience of the developed world ... airport with six runways and four terminals ...
Heathrow Needs Third Runway Says Airports Commission
Skift - 7/1/2015 11:56:44 AM
Britain’s Airports Commission unanimously recommended the construction of a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport on Wednesday in a long-awaited report on how best to expand the country’s aviation ... in a globalized world. That said, it is ...
Parsons Brinckerhoff Designing Runway Reconstruction At Topeka Regional Airport
aviationpros.com - 6/30/2015 3:18:21 PM
TOPEKA, KS – The Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority (MTAA) has awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff for design services for the reconstruction of Runway 13-31 at Topeka ... strengths and formed one of the world's leading engineering and ...
Wednesday newspaper round-up: Greece, Ocado, Heathrow runway
IFA Magazine - 7/1/2015 7:31:52 AM
The Airports Commission has backed plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport ... committee has narrowly approved Sirius Minerals’ £1.7bn plan to build the world’s biggest potash mine in the North York Moors National Park, reports The Times.
Airports Commission recommends third Heathrow runway
DFNI online - 7/1/2015 9:12:05 AM
Airport chief executive John Holland-Kaye said: “This debate has never been about a runway, it’s been about the future we want for Britain. Expanding Heathrow will keep Britain as one of the world’s ... will give the country the economic benefits ...
World's scariest airport runways revealed!
Rediff India Abroad - 10/25/2013 9:48:54 PM
a travel deal website has revealed world's top ten scariest runways. According to Airfarewatchdog.com, Antartica's Sea Ice Runway leads the scary list with the runway being unpaved and prone to cracks. A few years ago, this runway melted leading to flight ...