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
Infographic: How The World's Airports And Runways Map Global Inequality
fastcodesign.com - 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 ...
6 New Mega-Airports That Will Compete For the Title of World's Busiest
Gizmodo - 11/25/2013 1:55:29 PM
As you fly through your own regional airport this week, whether for Thanksgiving or for business, take a moment to ponder the two- or three-runway terminal and consider, for a second, that the world's first ... travel through the country thanks to the ...
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 ...
Plenty of airports around Wichita for accidental landings
Kansas City Star - 12/2/2013 8:53:41 AM
The airport replaced two low-use grass strips with a single ... Pilots also find them to be a good place to “talk airplanes” with other pilots. They also have unique personalities. Wichita Mid-Continent Airport is best known for its ...
Man creates epic map of the world's airports, runways
News.com.au - 7/9/2013 4:26:01 PM
Lacking the usual borders, terrain outlines or country names of standard maps, it's instead comprised of a series of dots. These dots pinpoint the locations of the world's 45,132 runways, airports and helicopter pads, painting an interesting picture.
Expansion Plans for Heathrow Airport Are Grounded for Now
New York Times - 12/1/2013 11:56:49 PM
which desperately needs a third runway to meet increasing demand and to keep London competitive with other European hubs like Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam — or so says Heathrow Airport Holdings, the owner. But there is enormous resistance ...
Top 10 Busiest Airports in the World
blogher.com - 9/23/2013 7:13:35 PM
However it's the world's fifth busiest by aircraft activity count. Casually referred to as L.A.X., this airport is just 16 miles from the very center of Los Angeles, which is the most densely populated metropolitan area in the United States. Prior to the ...
World's Biggest Airport Opens Its Doors In Dubai
GADLING - 10/28/2013 7:43:39 PM
The country ... airport and is located about 50 miles away from Dubai International Airport, already one of the world's busiest gateways. Last year, 57 million passengers passed through its terminals. When the new airport is finished, it will have five ...
World's Highest Airport Opens in China
weather.com - 9/17/2013 12:11:12 PM
BEIJING -- China has begun flight operations at the world's highest civilian airport in a bid to boost tourism and tighten political control over the country's restive ... calling for longer runways. The one at Daocheng Yading is 4,200 meters ...
A World Of Only Airports Is A Strikingly Different Place
fastcoexist.com - 7/9/2013 11:56:59 PM
A new mapping project uses only airport ... those countries in comparison to places in the developing world.) “The most dramatic and surprising transition is between the U.S. and Mexico,” Davenport told Co.Design. “America is a beehive of runways ...
In Honduras, democracy crashed at a dangerous airport
Washington Post - 11/22/2013 4:58:00 PM
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — As the plane began its corkscrew descent, the couple across the aisle braced for landing at Honduras’s Toncontin International Airport. Seats fully upright. Tray tables stowed. Heads down and hands clasped together in ...
The World's Most Delayed Airports
Forbes - 1/23/2010 12:57:13 AM
Airports in those countries top our third annual list of The World’s Most Delayed Airports ... was forced to close one of its two runways in 2009 to accommodate construction for a third runway. An airport official from Sheremetyevo ...
Thousands occupy CAR airport runway in protest over Seleka violence
theguardian.com - 8/29/2013 2:49:44 PM
Residents of the Boeing quarter‚ seen as a Bozizé stronghold‚ next to Bangui M'poko airport began to flee their homes on Tuesday night after Seleka fighters started shooting. Their occupation of the airport prevented several flights, including one run ...
Will we finally have a super airport?
Global Nation - 11/1/2013 11:56:36 PM
A world-class ... modern air terminal, runways and the acquisition of land “will be in the vicinity of $5 billion.” Asked if we can afford it, Ang said, “Of course.” “If Malacañang opts for a dual-airport system, the country still needs a ...
The Countries With The Most Airports (PHOTOS)
The Huffington Post - 9/22/2012 12:22:57 PM
Generally speaking, most of us are only familiar with a couple of airports in any given country ... world's busiest airports and America's busiest airports around holidays. We've got concourses that feel longer than than some of the runways ...