Definition: This entry gives the total number of airports with paved runways (concrete or asphalt 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 paved runways map
Dubai International Airport set to upgrade runways
airport-world.com - 5/9/2013 7:58:32 AM
The north runway will ... CEO of Dubai Airports. “While we regret any inconvenience caused to our airline customers and our passengers, these upgrades are necessary to heighten safety, boost capacity and quite literally pave the way for future expansion.”
Gannett Fleming, Design Engineer for PHX Sky Train™: First Transit Bridge in the World to Cross an Active Taxiway
San Francisco Gate - 5/19/2013 3:14:39 AM
The system ... finding the best solutions and the most efficient processes while being responsible stewards of the environment. Founded in 1915, Gannett Fleming had $305.6 million in revenues in 2012 and has more than 60 offices around the world.
Dubai International to lengthen runways
breakingtravelnews.com - 5/9/2013 1:06:20 PM
“Safety and service are our two top priorities,” said Paul Griffiths, chief executive, Dubai Airports. “While we regret any inconvenience caused to our airline customers and our passengers, these upgrades are necessary to heighten safety, boost ...
Gatwick urges better pricing to compete with Heathrow
Daily Telegraph - 5/16/2013 5:15:44 PM
Gatwick is urging a Government-backed commission to enforce measures that will enable it and other airports ... a third or fourth runway should be built by “2020ish” if Britain wants to avoid losing any further ground to other countries which are ...
Aircraft with 55 passengers overshoots runway in Myanmar, 2 injured
Times of India - 5/17/2013 12:49:42 PM
according to the New Light of Myanmar newspaper. The flight was operated by state-owned Myanma Airways, according to the report, which said the two injured were sent to hospital, without giving details about their condition. Concerns about ...
Dangerous liaisons: Lonely swan fell in love with a helicopter after his mate died
Daily Mail - 5/17/2013 1:18:20 PM
Whooper has been looking for a new mate ... animal world’s heaviest flyers and are revered as the national bird of Finland. Dr Glyn Young, a Jersey-based conservation biologist, who has been made aware of Whooper’s plight, said swans can occasionally ...
Airports in need of major upgrade
financialgazette.co.zw - 5/18/2013 1:45:46 PM
That such a bizarre accident could occur at the country’s flagship airport made people wonder about the state of affairs at the other airports ... it is clear that it may lose out on its share from the more than 50 percent of tourism spending coming ...
HNTB Names Laddie Irion as National Aviation Market Sector Leader
PRWeb - 5/17/2013 3:45:40 AM
Before joining HNTB, Irion was director of air transportation for URS Corporation, where he was responsible for directing the air transportation business line. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida. He is active in leadership ...
Nepal plane skids, falls into river, no fatalities
United Press International - 5/16/2013 11:49:26 PM
KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 16 (UPI) -- A Nepal Airlines plane skidded off the runway while landing at Mustang airport and fell into a river Thursday, injuring all 21 aboard, police said. There were no fatalities, China's Xinhua News Agency reported.
Jorge Rafael Videla, Jailed Argentine Military Leader, Dies at 87
New York Times - 5/17/2013 2:44:14 PM
Jorge Rafael Videla, the military junta leader who oversaw a ruthless campaign of political killings and forced disappearances during Argentina’s so-called Dirty War against dissidents in the mid-1970s, died on Friday in the Marcos Paz Prison ...
City Talk: Rolla National Airport is bevy of activity
Rolla Daily News - 5/12/2013 5:41:57 PM
The airport’s gravel parking lot located next to the pilot’s lounge and runways, will also be paved with a two-inch asphalt overlay. The installation of street lighting along the airport’s entrance road is something I would also like to ...
Africa’s infrastructure, key to development (1)
The Guardian - Nigeria - 5/13/2013 10:05:37 PM
In comparison with countries of similar per capita income, African countries are under-endowed with airports, runways and passenger and freight terminals. The number of paved runways longer than 1,500 meters is 20 per cent less (as a share of land area ...
Authorities arrest 31 in spectacular diamond heist
Los Angeles Times - 5/8/2013 12:10:15 PM
LONDON -- Authorities in three countries have arrested 31 people in connection ... estimated $50 million worth of gemstones from a parked plane on a Belgian airport runway. Anja Bijnens in the Brussels prosecutor’s office said Wednesday ...
Medina concession could to lead to more airport privatisations in Saudi Arabia
airport-world.com - 5/17/2013 10:19:22 AM
When the TAV-led Tibah Airports consortium made history by winning the tender to operate Medina’s Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport, it knew exactly what was expected from it by the Saudi government. Under the terms of its 25-year Build ...
Armed diamond heist on Brussels runway nets 31 arrests across three countries
Coquitlam Now - 5/9/2013 2:22:06 AM
Police have carried out raids in three countries and arrested 31 people in connection with a spectacular $50 million diamond robbery pulled off with clockwork precision on the runway of an airport in Brussels. One man detained in France is thought to have ...