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, 2014See also: Airports - with paved runways map
Third Heathrow Runway Backed by British Government
New York Times - 10/25/2016 11:00:30 AM
The decision to build a third runway at the airport ... in the world.” “An island economy lives or dies by its air connectivity,” he added. “If the U.K. government is serious about its focus on economic growth and preserving the country’s global ...
Third runway at Heathrow is ‘undeliverable’ says Boris Johnson as expansion is given green light by PM
www.thesun.co.uk - 10/26/2016 8:07:31 AM
CAMPAIGNERS say the expansion would see Heathrow becoming the biggest emitter of carbon dioxide in the country ... runway will be the first full-length one built in the South East since World War Two. In contrast, China has built 70 new airports ...
VP Nominee Mike Pence's Plane Skids Off New York Runway, No One Injured
NBC News - 10/27/2016 9:46:32 AM
NEW YORK — Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence's campaign plane slid off the runway ... world" airport. "You land at LaGuardia ... you come in from China, you see these incredible airports, and you land — we've become a third world country," he ...
Clinton rallies with Mrs. Obama as Trump alleges corruption
The Seattle Times - 10/28/2016 12:34:10 AM
“We want someone who is a unifying force in this country, someone who sees our differences ... Meanwhile, Trump running mate Mike Pence’s plane skidded off a rainy runway at New York’s LaGuardia Airport Thursday night, forcing a partial shutdown ...
Britain gives green light for new $22 billion runway at Heathrow
Stabroek News - 10/26/2016 6:05:49 AM
LONDON, (Reuters) – Britain on Tuesday gave Heathrow Airport the green light ... failed to make a decision on a new runway due to environmental and political protests. “This is a really big decision for this country but it’s also the clearest sign ...
Moscow airport announces US$865 million expansion ahead of World Cup
www.vietnambreakingnews.com - 10/26/2016 10:23:31 AM
“This will allow us to have all the necessary infrastructure for the World Cup so that the country’s guests feel at ease.” Sheremetyevo’s expansion, which is mostly funded by private money, is expected to raise the airport’s capacity from 35 ...
World briefs: U.K. backs expansion of Heathrow
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 10/26/2016 11:56:34 AM
The decision comes after years of discussion, study and outrage over the building of the first full runway in the southeast of the country since World War II. The government rejected other options to expand airport capacity, including the extension of a ...
Asia-Pacific Airports, Airlines Start Feeling Congestion's Effects
Air Transport World - 10/23/2016 11:55:58 PM
For many Asia-Pacific airlines, the foxtrot of fast growth has turned into a slow waltz of airport and airspace congestion ... the US as the largest market and Asia-Pacific countries having some of the world’s fastest growing markets.
Britain wants to tear down 783 London homes to expand Heathrow Airport
Los Angeles Times - 10/25/2016 11:24:57 PM
Britain's government gave the go-ahead Tuesday to build a new runway at London's Heathrow Airport despite concerns about air ... of the first full runway in the southeast of the country since World War II. Theresa May's government, reeling from a vote ...
Third Heathrow airport runway 'could be built over M25'
ITV - 10/26/2016 10:30:40 AM
Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Mr Grayling said: "One of the things that Heathrow has been looking at is doing what many other airports have done around the world - which is to build their runway over ... ways across the country by the Heathrow ...
London Mayor Opposes UK Gov't Heathrow Airport Expansion Decision
thelakeandeswave.com - 10/25/2016 9:08:57 PM
Grayling said expanding the west London hub will improve connectivity in the United Kingdom and with the rest of the world ... of ministers in the airport sub-committee chaired by Theresa May. Plans to build a third $22 billion runway at Heathrow have ...
Around the world
The Bulletin - 10/26/2016 7:24:34 AM
The case is the latest to challenge homeless sweeps around the country ... airport expansion — After decades of delay, the British government endorsed the expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport on Tuesday. The decision to build a third runway at ...
Mike Pence's campaign plane slides off LaGuardia runway, no injuries reported
CNBC - 10/28/2016 12:27:00 AM
Mike Pence's campaign plane slide off the runway at LaGuardia Airport ... Qatar and you see these incredible [airports] - you come in from China, you see these incredible airports ... We've become a third world country."
RUNWAY DECISION: Gatwick to 'stand ready' when time comes
Mag-Series USA - 10/28/2016 7:22:11 AM
It will be the first full-length runway to be built in the south-east of the United Kingdom since the Second World War. The government said ... global, successful country". "Airports up and down the United Kingdom, including East Midlands, play a vital ...
What is the longest runway in the world?
www.quora.com - 3/18/2015 11:55:23 PM
However China has a number of "unknown" airports carrying 10 mppa plus and with HUGE infrastructure. Nice to see my home airport DEL on the list with 11/29 at 4430 m ☺ The longest fully paved ... the capable runway? Airports: Which two countries are ...