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 ...
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 ...
Exclusive: Brazil report on World Cup air traffic jams at odds with government view
Reuters - 12/6/2013 8:59:05 PM
In an interview, Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo brushed off the grim forecasts, saying airports would have "more than enough" capacity to handle the World Cup, which kicks off on June 12 with Brazil playing Croatia in Sao Paulo. However ...
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.
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 ...
World's Biggest Airport Opens Its Doors In Dubai
GADLING - 10/28/2013 7:43:39 PM
The country boasts the world's biggest shopping malls and even the world's biggest natural flower garden. And now, the Gulf emirate has finally cut the ribbon on the world's biggest airport. Although it's not yet complete, the Al-Maktoum International ...
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 ...
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 ...
Plenty of airports around Wichita for accidental landings
Kansas City Star - 12/2/2013 8:53:41 AM
The world ... Regional Airport near Stockton and Plainville north of Hays. It was the only new airport opened in the nation last year, Romo said. The airport replaced two low-use grass strips with a single 5,000-foot paved runway.
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 ...
In Honduras, democracy crashed at a dangerous airport
Washington Post - 11/22/2013 4:58:00 PM
Then the hard thud of the runway, and a long round of applause. Whew. Another routine landing at one of the world’s scariest airports. Built in the 1940s along a narrow ridge in the middle of Honduras’s steep-sided capital, Toncontin has 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 ...
Al Maktoum all set to start its quest to become the world's busiest airport with the launch of commercial passenger operations
aviationpros.com - 10/30/2013 1:29:03 PM
Hungary's Wizz Air will kick off services at the new airport, which will be the largest in the world with five runways and a capacity for 160 ... Wizz Air, which provides low-cost air transport across 30 countries with 16 bases across Europe, will provide ...
Will we finally have a super airport?
Global Nation - 11/1/2013 11:56:36 PM
That is one of the reasons why some countries have ... a 4,000-hectare development with a 4-runway international airport, a modern air terminal capable of handling as many as 100 million passengers a year.” Ang declined to name the exact location but ...
James Davenport Creates World Map Based On Airports, Runways And Helicopter Pads
The Huffington Post - 6/27/2013 7:39:12 PM
... made a map of the world that is outlined using only the locations of the world's runways, helicopter pads and airports. For a map without typical borders, country and continent outlines are surprisingly well demarcated, particular the United ...