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
'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 ...
New photo shows China’s first airfield in the world’s most contested archipelago
Washington Post - 4/16/2015 1:19:42 PM
The image above, provided by IHS Jane's Defense Weekly, shows that China has begun building a runway on an island in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. According to Jane's, satellite photos dated from March 23 show "a paved section of ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
'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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Earthquake in Nepal: Air India, IndiGo, SpiceJet, others put flights to Kathmandu airport on hold
Financial Express - 4/25/2015 10:34:32 PM
A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal today, causing massive damage in Kathmandu and surrounding areas with strong tremors being felt in neighbouring countries ... re-opening of the runway of the Tribhuvan International Airport which was ...
IDF rescue delegation departs for Nepal as scale of devastation begins to emerge
YNET News - 4/27/2015 10:22:01 AM
An IDF rescue mission set out for Nepal on Monday morning, as the true scale of devastation in the earthquake-stricken country began to emerge ... of the IDF rescue mission wait in Ben Gurion International Airport (Photo: Yoav Zitun) The IDF said it ...
Airport in Costa Rica Reopens as Volcanic Activity Continues
Costa Rica Star - 4/24/2015 4:52:07 PM
Despite incandescent volcanic matter being ejected from the crater of the Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica, the Juan Santamaria International Airport ... to disrupt flight operations in our country’s busiest airport. Prevailing winds traveling north ...
Hate flight delays, cancellations? Take Clark International Airport
Rappler - 4/17/2015 11:59:47 AM
MANILA, Philippines – Airline passengers, particularly from Northern Luzon are urged to use the Clark International Airport ... one of the many factors why Clark Airport has an advantage to other airports in the country today,” Tanjuatco said.
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 ...
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 ...