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
Bauchi airport opens for business; pilgrims airlifted
thenewsnigeria.com.ng - 9/21/2014 2:11:55 PM
The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International ... runway, the airport has a capacity to accommodate five Boeing 747 aircraft at a time,’’ he said. The deputy governor urged the intending pilgrims to be good ambassadors of the state and the country.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s new $719 million, 8,000-foot runway is ready for take off
The Miami Herald - 9/17/2014 11:20:42 PM
After years of debate and millions of dollars of construction, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is ... the air space system throughout the country.” The new runway would allow the airport to handle up to 425,000 flights annually.
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 11:16:08 AM
In a speech on American infrastructure Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden said that compared to airports like Hong Kong International, New York's LaGuardia feels like a "third world country ... decided to add a third runway to increase its capacity.
The World's Most Delayed Airports
Forbes - 1/22/2010 7:56:34 PM
Airports in those countries top our third annual list ... airport plans a massive expansion by 2015; and Cairo International (fourth worst for departures at 54.7%) was forced to close one of its two runways in 2009 to accommodate construction for a third ...
Canada's Sixth Busiest Airport Becomes Country's First Major Airport to Groove Runway Pavement
For Construction Pros - 12/16/2013 5:30:58 AM
The Ottawa airport runway project consisted of a standard runway grooving configuration of 0.25-in. groove width by 0.25-in. groove depth, spaced 1.5 in. center to center, for the entire length of the runway. Photo credit: International Grinding & Grooving ...
Huntsville International Airport reopens west runway after completing $27.8 million improvement project (updated)
Al.com - 7/9/2013 10:35:15 AM
Some of the capital improvements included expanding paved shoulders on the runway to 35 feet and ... Director Rick Tucker said the Huntsville airport is the 14th largest international cargo airport in the country. “The new west runway and taxiway system ...
Infographic: How The World's Airports And Runways Map Global Inequality
Fast Company - 6/25/2013 11:59:16 PM
"The World, Traced by Airport Runways ... is dominated by countries with the most privilege. “The most dramatic and surprising transition is between the U.S. and Mexico,” Davenport tells Co.Design. “America is a beehive of runways and helipads ...
Delhi airport gets its third and country's longest runway
Gulf News - 8/20/2008 11:53:53 PM
New Delhi: A third runway ... International Airport on Thursday, with fire tenders extending a traditional water cannon salute to an Air India Boeing-777 that became the first aircraft to touch down at the 4,430-metre strip - the longest in the country.
The world’s most incredible abandoned airports
News.com.au - 3/21/2014 3:19:49 PM
They are the airports to nowhere ... The small military airfield in upstate New York was built during World War Two for use as a military academy. It had two paved runways and for some years operated as a civilian airport. It’s now part of the Shawangunk ...
A Map of the World As Plotted By Airports
Gizmodo - 6/27/2013 2:14:05 AM
James Davenport created a world map using just airports, runways and helicopter pads. That way you can see which countries are dotted and outlined with airports (hint: it's the rich ones) and which countries just disappear into the vapor (hint: it's the ...
Civil Aviation Authority Prefers New NAIA Runways Over New Airport
philippineflightnetwork.com - 5/25/2014 6:24:36 AM
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has declared publicly that it prefers constructing new runways at the highly congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport over the proposal ... The government blamed the country's procurement laws for the ...
New runway bodes well for growth, airlines say
SunSentinel - 9/20/2014 6:27:49 AM
Top carriers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International ... airport officials have said the new runway was critical for expansion, but also for cutting delays at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, which had been one of the most delay-prone airports in the country.
Take a leaf out of Dubai’s book, or the rest of the world will leave us for dust
Daily Telegraph - 9/21/2014 9:07:06 PM
In that year, the government of Edward Heath was ready to press ahead with an ambitious plan to build an entirely new airport to serve ... plans on where to build the country’s next runway, risks handing the initiative to international competitors ...
Dubai Airport To See 45 Aircraft Arrivals An Hour By 2016
gulfbusiness.com - 9/9/2014 8:35:24 AM
Aircraft arrivals at Dubai International Airports ... runway lighting and construction of additional taxiways and rapid exits on the southern runway. The UAE airspace currently handles approximately 600,000 movements a year while aircraft movements in the ...
Chinese tourist hub Sanya wants to reclaim land for new airport projects
South China Morning Post - 9/16/2014 7:08:21 AM
Passenger throughput to the Phoenix Airport grew by more than 25 per cent each year between 2004 to 2010, according to statistics from the country ... with four runways. The airport, spanning an area of 20.87 square kilometres, will be the world ...