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
Ogdensburg International Airport to receive $474,000 in federal funds, North Country Rep. Owens says
North Country Now - 7/23/2014 10:00:57 AM
OGDENSBURG -- $475,000 in grant funding has been awarded to Ogdensburg International Airport ... the runway extension is completed. It is hoped that that would be preparatory to Allegiant’s setting up of more substantial flights from the North Country ...
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 ... Regional Airport Vail in Colorado, US, a challenging runway ride. This airport ranks at number 9 as the world's scariest airport runway.
Get pilots who can tackle bad weather and wet runways: DGCA tells airlines
India Today - 7/27/2014 3:43:59 AM
though maintains and does a periodic re-carpeting of runways on regular basis to remove rubber tracings and other unwanted deposits at international airports. However, the work is not very regular at smaller airports. A runway is rated as good, medium and ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 6:39:57 PM
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.
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 ...
Infographic: How The World's Airports And Runways Map Global Inequality
Fast Company - 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 ...
The hidden beauty of airport runways, and how to decipher them
CNN - 6/18/2014 11:57:02 PM
(Wired)-- Airports are known for rules and regulations, a reputation that applies to the runways as well. Almost all airport designs are governed by regulations established by the International ... like spokes around unpaved patches are common in many ...
Delhi airport gets its third and country's longest runway
Gulf News - 8/20/2008 11:53:53 PM
New Delhi: A third runway ... International Airport on Thursday, with fire tenders extending a traditional water cannon salute to an Air India Boeing-777 that became the first aircraft to touch down at the 4,430-metre strip - the longest in the country.
The 10 Scariest Airport Runways In The World
The Business Insider - 10/26/2013 10:34:50 AM
Each year, the Airfarewatchdog team looks into some of the scariest ... the world's most thrilling airports. This article originally appeared at Airfarewatchdog. Copyright 2014. Follow Airfarewatchdog on Twitter. Sea Ice Runway in Antarctica is unpaved ...
The World's Most Delayed Airports
Forbes - 1/23/2010 12:57:13 AM
Airports in those countries ... International (fourth worst for departures at 54.7%) was forced to close one of its two runways in 2009 to accommodate construction for a third runway. An airport official from Sheremetyevo International says that in most ...
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 ... of the world's busiest airports and America's busiest airports around holidays. We've got concourses that feel longer than than some of the runways ...
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 ...
Civil Aviation Authority Prefers New NAIA Runways Over New Airport
philippineflightnetwork.com - 5/25/2014 6:03:07 AM
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has declared publicly that it prefers constructing new runways at the highly congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport over the proposal ... The government blamed the country's procurement laws for the ...
Hyderabad airport ranked world's 5th best!
Rediff Business - 2/18/2010 3:11:01 AM
The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is the second public-private partnership venture among Indian airports, after the Cochin International Airport. With one of India's longest runways (4260 ... serving 200 cities in 60 countries. The airport now has ...
The World's Most-Delayed Airports
Forbes - 1/14/2008 7:45:22 PM
In our tallying of the world’s most delayed airports, the flight hubs in that country appeared at or near the top of our lists for both late arrivals and departures. At Brasilia International Airport ... their gate or on the runway.