Definition: This entry gives the total number of airports with unpaved runways (grass, dirt, sand, or gravel 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 unpaved runways map
Runway 15R-33L Reopened at BWI Marshall Airport
Airports International - 11/25/2014 4:43:54 PM
Runway 15R-33L, one of the primary commercial runways at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport ... improvements mandated by the US Congress. Airports across the country must meet updated federal RSA standards by the end of 2015.
Joint Working Group to Resolve Conflicts at Bengaluru Airport as Second Runway Opens
The New Indian Express - 11/24/2014 12:53:02 AM
BENGALURU: The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA), Indian Air ... It is one of the most active air bases in the country and also the venue for the biennial Aero India air show. “Operations on the second KIA runway may impact helicopter flying ...
Watch the invisible patterns of air travel over some of the busiest skies in the world
Quartz - 11/19/2014 5:52:27 AM
Flights operate in designated lanes even when operating inside the country ... UK airports leads to spiraling holding patterns of planes waiting to land. Heathrow has just two runways, despite being one of the busiest airports in the world.
FAA data: Close calls at Arizona airports tripled from 2003 to '13
azcentral.com - 11/24/2014 7:58:22 PM
There have been 10 such A-rated runway incursions in Arizona and 131 across the country since mid-2001, according to FAA data compiled by USA TODAY. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, the nation’s 10th-busiest airport, isn’t a particular trouble ...
Runway reopens at BWI Marshall after reconstruction project
Airport World - 11/25/2014 3:25:10 PM
A primary commercial runway at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport ... changes mandated by US Congress. Airports across the country must meet updated federal RSA standards by the end of 2015, and the airport’s commercial runways ...
North Country airports expand to attract Canadian customers
North Country Public Radio - 11/25/2014 12:19:03 PM
Nov 25, 2014 — Several North Country airports are expanding their facilities — and eventually, their services. Last week the FAA approved a runway expansion at the Ogdensburg International Airport. As Sarah Harris reports, Ogdensburg and other North ...
Lehigh Valley International a departure from 'America's Worst Weather-Delayed Airports'
Lehigh Valley Live - 11/21/2014 7:23:08 AM
The Weather Channel has come out with a list of the ... Liberty International Airport, New Jersey Wind problems - more than snow and thunderstorms - contributed to 13,562 weather-related delays at Newark. Apparently two of the airport's three runways ...
World's scariest airport runways revealed!
Rediff India Abroad - 10/25/2013 4:19:37 PM
According to Airfarewatchdog.com, Antartica's Sea Ice Runway leads the scary list with the runway being unpaved and prone ... to mountains make Ketchikan International Airport in Alaska, US, a wild ride as the fourth scariest runway. The fifth scariest ...
Runways are for aircraft, not animals
Deccan Herald - 11/13/2014 5:23:47 AM
The collision of a Spicejet aircraft with a buffalo on the runway of Surat airport last ... in the eyes of the world. Aviation websites draw attention to India’s shabby aviation infrastructure. It will have negative impact on the country’s aviation ...
World's best airport bike paths
CNN - 10/21/2014 4:46:38 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.
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 ...
San Antonio International is safe -- for a big airport
KENS 5 - 11/24/2014 11:40:16 PM
Travelers out of San Antonio International Airport may be safer than others who fly from other airports around Texas. A nationwide look at runway incursions at airports around the country shows it's less frequent in San Antonio than at other major airports.
Civil Aviation Authority Prefers New NAIA Runways Over New Airport
philippineflightnetwork.com - 5/25/2014 6:03:07 AM
... the construction of a parallel runway at Ninoy Aquino International Airport would take only 2 years at a cost of P2 billion. Andrews added that the construction of parallel runways at NAIA could improve the airport efficiency by as much as 80 percent ...
Close calls on the runway are up, but not in Spokane
Northwest Cable News - 11/25/2014 5:12:32 PM
Federal data shows that near collisions involving commercial airplanes across the country ... that crossed the runway was 8,500 feet from a plane that had just been cleared for takeoff. By comparison, Seattle Tacoma International Airport had 105 reported ...