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
I'm Still Trying To Understand This One...Kumasi Airport Rehabilitation Cost $29 Million?
Peacefmonline - 12/18/2014 11:54:45 PM
President of IMANI Ghana, Franklin Cudjoe is wondering how government of Ghana will use an amount of $29 million to rehabilitate the runway of the Kumasi Airport which has been given an “International ... northeastern Africa country, Ethiopia is ...
White Sands Regional Airport runway construction begins
Alamogordo Daily News - 12/15/2014 10:07:57 AM
Grace said there's 450 regional airports in the country ... Grace said the runway is currently 7,005 feet long. The 2,200 foot runway extension will result in a 9,205 foot long by 150 foot wide paved runway with a maximum load capability of 120,000 ...
Why Beijing is Spending $13 Billion on a New Airport
The Wall Street Journal - 12/18/2014 4:30:56 PM
Six years after Beijing spent $3.5 billion to build what was then the world ... Beijing airport capacity will undoubtedly help with the delays, some analysts say the bigger problem lies in the fact that China’s military controls 80% of the country ...
China, Sudan sign $700m loan for new Khartoum airport
Sudan Tribune - 12/17/2014 7:42:25 AM
The Sudanese authorities plan to offer regional and international services, as the new airport will have two 4,000 metre runways capable of handling ... the exportation of Sudanese goods to the Gulf countries and Africa. China is the biggest investor ...
New ports to boost connectivity, equality
The Jakarta Post - 12/22/2014 8:26:35 AM
The 10 airport facilities launched by Jonan include new terminals at Ngurah Rai International Airport ... as well as lengthen the runway of eight existing non-commercial airports to allow larger jets to access the country’s remote areas.
Kumasi Airport Now An International Airport
Spy Ghana - 12/16/2014 9:38:08 AM
... of the Airport runway had also been done with plans for expansion, to cope with international flights and also meet the current challenges. Built in 1943, the Airport, the second largest facility in the country, until recently had not seen any major ...
U-Tapao airport to be upgraded
TTR Wekly - 12/17/2014 6:23:40 AM
PATTAYA, 17 December 2014: Thailand’s Ministry of Transport says it will propose a massive upgrade for U-Tapao International Airport ... and a second 3,500-metre runway are included in the project, he said. The airport has the longest runway in Thailand ...
Airport owners worried about proposed subdivision in McKinney
Dallas News - 12/20/2014 10:05:00 PM
A group of about 80 people own the 4,352-foot runway, most of which is paved. Boyle said 30 planes or so use the airport on a typical weekday — usually single-engine aircraft like Bonanzas and Cessnas. Though Aero Country is privately owned, it’s a ...
World's best airport bike paths
CNN - 10/22/2014 12:13:26 AM
Consider the airport bike path, an increasingly popular feature at airports around the world. Some allow ... tunnels passing under the twin runways. The route also takes in some lovely countryside adjoining the Styal Country Park, and a selection of ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 11:16:08 AM
... Kong's airport is one of the busiest in the world. It didn't win any awards, but it landed in the top five for dining, shopping, cleanliness, and leisure amenities. In March 2012, the airport decided to add a third runway to increase its capacity.
The world’s most incredible abandoned airports
News.com.au - 3/21/2014 3:19:49 PM
Here are the amazing stories behind 15 of the biggest, weirdest and most expensive abandoned airports ... was built during World War Two for use as a military academy. It had two paved runways and for some years operated as a civilian airport.
Huntsville International Airport reopens west runway after completing $27.8 million improvement project (updated)
Al.com - 7/9/2013 10:35:15 AM
Some of the capital improvements included expanding paved shoulders on the runway to 35 feet and ... Director Rick Tucker said the Huntsville airport is the 14th largest international cargo airport in the country. “The new west runway and taxiway system ...
Canada's Sixth Busiest Airport Becomes Country's First Major Airport to Groove Runway Pavement
For Construction Pros - 12/16/2013 5:30:58 AM
The Ottawa airport runway project consisted of a standard runway grooving configuration of 0.25-in. groove width by 0.25-in. groove depth, spaced 1.5 in. center to center, for the entire length of the runway. Photo credit: International Grinding & Grooving ...
North Country airports expand to attract Canadian customers
North Country Public Radio - 11/25/2014 11:24:46 PM
Last week the F.A.A. approved a runway expansion at the Ogdensburg International Airport. As Sarah Harris reports, Ogdensburg and other North Country airports hope to tap into the Canadian market and serve travelers from across the border. The runway in ...
A Map of the World As Plotted By Airports
Gizmodo - 6/26/2013 9:56:23 PM
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 ...