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
Airport expansion: How the cost of delays stacks up
BBC - 10/24/2016 11:11:49 PM
Heathrow Airport's third runway ... world will come from these economies," says KPMG's James Stamp. Yet China's own aviation authority has even more ambitious plans. The aim is to build 66 new airports in the next five years, taking the number of the ...
Heathrow or Gatwick: runway decision to be announced
ITV - 10/25/2016 9:27:26 AM
The Government view is that with the UK leaving the EU we need to have the best links to the world ... country. It is unclear if Gatwick will be allowed to expand at a later date but the Sussex airport says it will press ahead with its plans for a second ...
Tories go to war over Heathrow: Theresa May faces furious backlash over third runway decision led by Boris Johnson and Zac Goldsmith
Daily Mail - 10/24/2016 6:39:49 PM
A Cabinet committee chaired by the Prime Minister is expected to signal approval for the controversial third runway at a meeting ... from around the world to see for themselves what this country has to offer. Last year, UK airports had their busiest ...
Operations at Mumbai airport to be hit from Tuesday
24indianews.com - 10/16/2016 6:46:19 AM
Last time the airport ... country, Mumbai International Airport has only one runway (as one-third of the airport land is occupied by slum squatters), yet it manages around 50 flights during peak hours, making it one of the most efficient airports in the ...
Why Singapore Changi is consistently the best airport in the world
exclusive.multibriefs.com - 10/11/2016 8:06:49 PM
Look at the Skytrax rankings for the world's best ... special is that the two-runway facility acts like a destination in its own right, offering the kind of amenities found in luxury resorts and shopping malls and not in an airport that sees a plane ...
Shiny new terminal just the latest in a long line of Calgary airports
CBC - 10/22/2016 6:20:42 PM
In just a few short days, the new international terminal at our city's airport will fling open its gates. Its been a heck of a long time in coming. But it's expected the shiny, thermally-heated, marble-and-glass gateway to the world will give our city a boost.
LAX runway reopens after renovations, more closures ahead
Daily Breeze - 10/17/2016 4:32:06 PM
Mandated renovations to a runway at Los Angeles International Airport have been completed, and the finished runway reopened Monday, according to a release from the Los Angeles World Airports ... at airports around the country and meant to increase safety ...
Thailand Looks to Likely Future King With Apprehension
New York Times - 10/14/2016 8:53:22 PM
King Bhumibol had been a unifying figure in a country that is torn by deep divisions of class ... Bild, the German tabloid, published a photograph in July of the crown prince on an airport runway in low-slung jeans, with what appeared to be tattoos ...
Heathrow expansion is unnecessary, unfair and incompatible with our climate goals
Left Foot Forward - 10/25/2016 9:34:36 AM
Airport expansion is the wrong answer to the wrong question, writes Green MEP Keith Taylor Yesterday, we learned that the world has entered a dangerous ... ‘No, we don’t need any new runways’ is the correct answer to the correct question.
Expand Heathrow Airport for global trade says Osborne
BBC - 10/15/2016 12:13:48 AM
A decision on which London airport should build a new runway is thought to be imminent ... "It connects up the rest of the country including the north and the Midlands, and it also opens Britain up to the world." Mr Osborne rejected suggestions he had ...
What is the longest runway in the world?
www.quora.com - 3/18/2015 11:55:23 PM
However China has a number of "unknown" airports carrying 10 mppa plus and with HUGE infrastructure. Nice to see my home airport DEL on the list with 11/29 at 4430 m ☺ The longest fully paved ... the capable runway? Airports: Which two countries are ...
Nokian Tyres and Vianor at world record speed: The new world record for the fastest car on two wheels is 186.269 km/h (115.742 mph)
4 Traders - 10/25/2016 9:20:17 AM
The new world record for the fastest car on two wheels was measured at Seinäjoki Airport on 31 August 2016 ... The record run was made on a 2-kilometre long, 50-metre wide runway. The distance used for the average speed measurement was 100 metres.
Heathrow expansion: opponents ready to fight back ahead of decision
The Guardian - 10/25/2016 5:02:35 AM
communities and local authorities are preparing for a campaign of opposition to a third runway at Heathrow, ahead of a decision on the expansion of the world’s third biggest airport. Residents of villages threatened by the expansion have already been ...