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
After Nepal earthquake, chaos at Katmandu airport: 'From Paradise to Hell'
Los Angeles Times - 4/27/2015 2:00:56 AM
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 International Airport with a green ... who had come to this Himalayan country to photograph insects, was staying ...
Airlines, airports battle over passenger fees
USA Today - 4/27/2015 6:28:47 PM
"Airports across our country are in a very strong ... and Delta's Terminal A at Boston-Logan International Airport. Pinkerton noted that since 2008, more than $70 billion in capital projects -- including new runways and terminals, better facilities and ...
Ask Us - Airport
Globe Gazette - 4/26/2015 10:11:52 PM
A: It is not the quantity or length of runways that qualifies an airport for international status, but rather, as we reported in a previous Ask Us answer, the presence of customs service inspectors to handle cargo or passengers coming into the country.
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 ...
Airport runway extension may be delayed
Delaware Gazette - 4/27/2015 9:03:17 AM
“In a realistic world ... Ferrigno said the longer runway would also allow “for the larger aircraft to be able to take on a full load of fuel, so if they take off at the airport, they can make it across the country to California, Oregon and Washington ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Legislators discuss Green Airport at congressional breakfast
Providence Business News - 4/27/2015 4:27:05 PM
On Green Airport, the chamber’s board president asked what actions could be taken to make sure the airport continues to modernize and attract businesses and visitors to Rhode Island. In June, international ... noted the expanded runway will be completed ...
'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 ...
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 ...
Over 4,300 Dead in Nepal Earthquake, Rescuers Race Against Time to Find Survivors
NDTV - 4/28/2015 2:42:42 AM
As hundreds gathered at Nepal's international airport trying to secure tickets out, aid workers said they struggled to get planes to land and supplies off the runway because many workers have gone home to deal with relatives, and damaged homes.
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 ...
Race to save climbers trapped by Nepal quake
The Times - 4/26/2015 11:59:15 PM
They warned that the country was badly prepared and had many poorly maintained buildings. In the capital, Kathmandu, last night aid workers arrived to applause at the international airport, where the runway had been damaged. Large parts of
Airport funds unclear: $10 million upgrade hinges on Mildura’s ‘disadvantage’ rating
Sunraysia Daily - 4/27/2015 10:07:42 AM
MILDURA Airport ... rest of the world, and acknowledged the revenue they delivered for their communities. But he did not answer questions on whether the government considered Sunraysia disadvantaged enough to receive funding for a runway upgrade under ...