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
New international airports remain underserved, underdeveloped
Economic Times - 10/1/2014 12:12:41 PM
MUMBAI: The Indian civil aviation minister's push for greater domestic regional air connectivity in India has highlighted another, more complex, issue: that of the underdeveloped and under-served international airports in the country. On October 4 ...
New runway bodes well for growth, airlines say
SunSentinel - 9/20/2014 11:14:09 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.
Saab assists in San Francisco International Airport during runway construction
Financial News - 9/30/2014 1:39:46 PM
30 September 2014 Defense and security company Saab said that its Aerobahn Departure Manager successfully helped San Francisco International Airport (SFO) proactively manage the recent closure of its runways ... in about 40 countries around the world.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s new $719 million, 8,000-foot runway is ready for take off
The Miami Herald - 9/16/2014 11:57:40 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.
London Gatwick aims for global award with two-runway airport design
The Moodie Report - 9/30/2014 9:50:43 AM
Gatwick CEO Stewart Wingate said: “Gatwick’s vision is of two world-class airports in London helping to connect the country to the rest of the world. A second runway at Gatwick would deliver greater competition, helping to drive down the costs of ...
Saab's Aerobahn Departure Manager Assists in San Francisco International Airport Meeting Efficiency Goals During Runway Construction
Yahoo Finance - 9/29/2014 1:33:48 PM
29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Defense and security company Saab announced that its Aerobahn Departure Manager (DMAN) successfully helped San Francisco International Airport (SFO) proactively manage the recent closure of its runways. During the four-month period ...
$10 million federal grant awarded to McAllen International Airport
Your Valley Voice - 9/25/2014 2:57:17 PM
More progress was announced today to make McAllen International Airport's ... a series of aircraft accidents around the country signalled the need for airports nationwide to enhance the safety of their runways. A runway safety area is the surface ...
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 ...
Quad City International Airport gets $500K grant
Seattle Post Intelligencer - 9/30/2014 1:01:00 AM
(AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Quad City International Airport a $500,000 ... which works to help small airports improve services around the country. Durbin's office says the airport will use the money for marketing efforts ...
Avoca airport awarded $4M grant
Citizen's Voice - 9/15/2014 8:16:57 PM
“Extending this runway will help keep Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International an attractive location for flights from across the country.” Cartwright said the grant will enable the airport to extend Taxiway B, a path connecting the runway with the airport ...
Somalia: The Goverment of Puntland Press Release Abdi Qaybdiid and Galkayo Airport
RBC Radio - 9/26/2014 8:39:42 PM
Therefore, blame cannot be assigned to Puntland for failure to meet technical standards of makeshift runways ... and in the country as a whole; 6. The Galkayo airport has been a safe conduit of transportation for all Somalis and our international partners ...
Half a million dollar investment for QC International Airport
ourQuadCities - 9/29/2014 9:51:54 AM
DOT's Small Community Air Service Development Program funded the $500,00 award that Congress established in 2002 to help improve service in underserved airports around the country. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says improving the Quad City International Airport ...
Airport gets grant for runway extension
The Times Tribune - 9/16/2014 7:51:18 AM
“Extending this runway will help keep Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International an attractive location for flights from across the country.” Mr. Cartwright said the grant will enable the airport to extend Taxiway B, a path connecting the runway with the ...
Mexico City airport exceeded operations limit - DGAC
Business News Americas - 9/29/2014 6:41:36 PM
Mexico's civil aviation authority DGAC confirmed that Mexico City's international airport, AICM, last year regularly handled more flight operations than it was allowed to. That was despite a reorganization of slots, according to a notice in the country's ...
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.