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 runway recommended at U.K.'s Heathrow Airport
USA Today - 7/2/2015 9:18:04 AM
LONDON — Britain's Airports Commission on Wednesday recommended a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport as the best way of expanding the country's airport capacity and forging economic links with emerging economies. In its long-awaited report ...
Indian aviation experts to inspect Nepal's second international airport
Times of India - 7/5/2015 6:04:13 PM
According to a senior government official, the team is arriving here to assess possible damage caused by the two major earthquakes and the subsequent aftershocks at the ... at the only airport at their disposal. Cracks had developed on the runway due ...
Britain to decide on Qatar-backed Heathrow runway by end-2015
Arabian Business - 7/2/2015 1:57:14 PM
The Heathrow runway plan beat two other shortlisted options, another at Heathrow and one at the country's second ... is losing ground to rival airports. The fast-growing Dubai hub overtook Heathrow last year as the world's busiest airport for international ...
The Prime Minister must get his act together on airport expansion
New Statesman - 7/3/2015 11:57:21 PM
linking up to other airports around the world. Its conclusions are, in the words of its chair Sir Howard Davies, “clear and unanimous”. This expert committee has concluded that “the best answer” is to build a third runway at Heathrow. The ...
New runway recommended for UK's Heathrow Airport
Economic Times - 7/1/2015 1:15:28 PM
LONDON: Europe's busiest airport, Heathrow, should have a third runway to ease air traffic pressure ... Heathrow, which serves 185 destinations in 84 countries, handled 73.4 million passengers in 2014.
Heathrow announces procurement strategy for 'all of Britian'
Airport World - 7/6/2015 10:24:54 AM
Just five days after the Airports Commission recommendation that Heathrow gets a new runway, the gateway has unveiled ... a legacy of construction excellence in this country that can be sold all round the world. "When we built Terminal 2, on time and ...
Heathrow Needs Third Runway Says Airports Commission
Skift - 7/1/2015 11:56:44 AM
Britain’s Airports Commission unanimously recommended the construction of a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport on Wednesday in a long-awaited report on how best to expand the country’s aviation ... in a globalized world. That said, it is ...
Airports Commission recommends new Heathrow runway
The Scotsman - 7/1/2015 7:56:20 PM
A LONG-awaited report into airport ... as one of the world’s great trading nations, right at the heart of the global economy John Holland-Kaye No new full-length runway has been built in south-east England since the 1940s, while other countries have ...
Pope Francis begins seven-day South America visit with Ecuador
Webindia 123 - 7/6/2015 6:35:50 AM
In a speech on the Quito airport runway, the Pope said that development and progress ... The pontiff will also visit Bolivia and Paraguay but not his home country, Argentina, during this trip. (ANI)
How Deciding to Build a New UK Airport Runway Can Take 70 Years
Economy Watch - 7/2/2015 7:55:09 PM
Heathrow Airport is full, operating at 98% capacity. Gatwick is now the busiest single-runway airport in the world. For both airports ... will cost Europe €230 billion in lost GDP. Among the countries that will suffer the most from the airport capacity ...
Flint native is building bridges and roads around the world as a member of the U.S. Navy
MLive - 7/4/2015 5:58:15 PM
They not only build bridges, roads, runways and other structures ... built entire bases and bridges and bulldozed and paved thousands of miles of roadway and airstrips for the U.S. military all over the world, playing a vital role in every major conflict ...
Heathrow Runway Decision By End Of Year - PM
Sky News HD - 7/1/2015 12:18:12 PM
The Airports Commission ... as one of the world's great trading nations. "We have support from local people and politicians up and down the country. The majority of local people want to see Heathrow expansion. Play video "New Runway 'Not Going To Happen ...
Cameron promises Heathrow decision by Christmas amid Tory civil war
theguardian.com - 7/1/2015 2:41:22 PM
Decision is particularly difficult for PM because he unequivocally ruled out a third runway in 2010 ... right across the country depend on Britain maintaining an international hub airport that keeps pace with the rest of the world.
Qazaq Air to Start Operations in Kazakhstan with Bombardier Q400 Aircraft
Market Watch - 7/6/2015 1:13:43 AM
While it's nimble enough for a steep approach, the Q400 aircraft is also tough enough to land on unpaved runways. It's a certified performer at high altitude airports too, like that of La Paz, Bolivia, one of the ... in almost 40 countries worldwide ...
Here’s why Britain’s tedious runway debate really matters for investors
Money Week - 7/3/2015 9:02:33 AM
Britain has spent literally decades to-ing and fro-ing on the issue of airport expansion. Gatwick and Heathrow have been competing to host a new runway ... And as a result, countries all over the world have been pumping large sums of money into the ...