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
'From paradise to hell': The chaos at Katmandu airport
Los Angeles Times - 4/27/2015 1:10:50 AM
KATMANDU, Nepal—Under a yellow moon that hung like a wedge of lemon in the sky, Ole Andersen was camped at 3 a.m. Monday out front of Katmandu’s Tribhuvan Airport ... who had come to this Himalayan country to photograph insects, was staying at an ...
It came out of nowhere! Incredible photos show moment a BUS smashed into a passenger plane on runway
Daily Mail - 4/25/2015 1:37:40 PM
Shattering its windscreen, this is the incredible moment a bus ploughed into a passenger plane at Tashkent airport in Uzbekistan. The incident is difficult to comprehend as the collision was much more than just a minor skirmish on the runway at the busy ...
Melbourne Airport Aligns New Management Structure With Anticipated Growth
Space Coast Daily - 4/26/2015 4:10:58 AM
A certified general contractor, he will focus on the planning, preparation and construction of major airport construction projects including runway enhancements, new airport tower, hangars and buildings. Cloutier has served Melbourne International Airport ...
Quake agony revealed quietly on trip from Nepal airport
San Francisco Gate - 4/26/2015 3:45:20 PM
Mobile phone network engineer Sun Jun from China messages his wife while landing on the runway of Tribhuwan International Airport ... This short trip from the airport merely hinted at the devastation this country has felt. The full story, told from ...
7 of the world’s eerily abandoned airports
Travel Weekly - 4/24/2015 3:37:33 AM
The airport harks back romantically to the early days of aviation, when road traffic crossing the runway had to be stopped ... From its opening in 1939, Nicosia International Airport was the main airport serving the country of Cyprus.
Frustrated Dr M looks back on days of power
freemalaysiatoday.com - 4/26/2015 4:32:27 AM
Although he did not make reference to it, Kuala Lumpur International ... airport with two runways and a cargo hub. Penang contends that Kulim, 50km away, is too close to warrant another international airport. Dr Mahathir conceded that his time to lead the ...
COMMENTARY: US white paper on Gulf carriers distorts my academic report
Air Transport World - 4/27/2015 3:48:19 AM
For 50 years the debate about a third runway at London Heathrow has been plagued by ... This myopic political vision is surprising when conceptualizing that there are only six airports in the world that have more than 50 long-haul routes -Heathrow, Dubai ...
'Wings for Austism' taking off at Lehigh Valley International Airport
Lehigh Valley Live - 4/25/2015 6:56:48 AM
The event is based on a pilot program developed by the Arc of the United States and completed at large hubs across the country, including Logan International Airport in Boston ... an airplane that will taxi down a runway, offering as complete an experience ...
Report: Hizbullah Establishes Runway in the Bekaa to Operate Drones
Naharnet - 4/25/2015 5:52:22 AM
Hizbullah has allegedly constructed a runway that consists of a single unpaved strip with a length of 670 meter ... nearly all the transport aircraft used by the air forces of those countries,” the report said. It estimates that the runway was ...
Privatize Cayman’s airports
Cay Compass - 4/22/2015 12:58:16 PM
This transition has given rise to global airport companies, many of which own or manage airports in a number of countries ... and dining facilities that international travelers have come to expect. On the airside, the main runway is not long enough ...
World briefs: China builds runway in contested waters
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 4/16/2015 10:59:31 PM
The first section of the runway appears like a piece of gray ribbon on an image taken last month of Fiery Cross Reef, part of the Spratly Islands, an archipelago claimed by at least three other countries. Adjacent to the runway, work is underway on an ...
City moves funds for runway project study
thedpost.com - 4/27/2015 2:15:15 AM
MORGANTOWN — Extending the Morgantown Municipal Airport runway has long been targeted as a project ... engineer the city already has on record at the airport — Michael Baker International — to provide the assessment. Assistant City Manager and ...
Airlines wooed to use Clark airport
Inquirer - 4/17/2015 4:24:38 PM
Net profit of PNB rose 5% to P5.5B last year The state-run operator of Clark International Airport in ... “This is one of the many factors why Clark Airport has an advantage to other airports in the country today,” CIAC president and CEO Emigdio ...
Upgrades for Charlottesville airport underway
cvilletomorrow.org - 4/19/2015 4:15:06 PM
The airport also will be repaving the runway ... the country, based on the number of passengers. “For an airport our size it’s impressive to have the six destinations we have,” she said. “You can get on a plane here and go anywhere in the world ...
10 Cheapest Airports to Fly to in Europe
The Huffington Post - 4/17/2015 11:59:47 AM
Crossing the Atlantic can be pretty steep, though, so to help you figure out the best gateways to the Old World, Hopper's done the math ... to grow with proposed plans to add a second runway to the airport. Gatwick's dominant airlines are British Airways ...