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
Sangley airport as 3rd NAIA runway?
Rappler - 7/13/2014 12:14:30 PM
The Japan International Cooperation ... while also using a Sangley airport with just two or 3 runways – a dual-airport system. With no finalized plans yet, the DOTC and JICA continue to explore more options for the country's airport roadmap.
FAAN to close Abuja airport runway again
Punch - 7/8/2014 10:00:15 PM
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria on Tuesday announced that the runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport would be closed ... told our correspondent that it was wrong for a country like Nigeria to have just one runway at the NAIA He ...
Gunmen launch Kabul airport attack
home.bt.com - 7/17/2014 7:16:16 AM
Gunmen have launched a pre-dawn attack on Kabul International Airport ... or police casualties. The airport was later reopened and operations returned to normal, Mr Zahir said, after security forces inspected the runways for shrapnel and explosives.
Second runway for Abuja Airport long overdue –Stakeholders
NATIONAL MIRROR - 7/14/2014 10:28:56 PM
In the same period, the entire 32 airports and airstrips in the country recorded 15.1 million passengers’ movements. Also, in the first quarter of 2014, Abuja airport, both local and international ... airport has only one runway, which has been there ...
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 cracks ... wind and a short runway close to mountains make Ketchikan International Airport in Alaska, US, a wild ride as the ...
Why we built airport, by Lamido
The Nation - 7/21/2014 10:34:57 PM
He said: “The Dutse Airport is a world class facility . I think it is very important for Jigawa State.There are a lot of countries that do not have this ... He said, the airport has a three kilometre runway in length while the runway width is ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 5:42:41 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.
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 ...
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 ...
Gunmen attack Afghanistan’s Kabul International Airport, seize buildings
New York Daily News - 7/17/2014 11:33:58 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Gunmen carried out a pre-dawn rocket attack on Kabul International ... police casualties. The airport was later reopened and operations returned to normal, Zahir said, after security forces inspected the runways for shrapnel and ...
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 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 ...
The World's Most Delayed Airports
Forbes - 1/23/2010 12:57:13 AM
Airports in those countries top our third annual list ... airport plans a massive expansion by 2015; and Cairo 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 ...
Asheville airport poised for growth, runway replacement
Asheville Homepages Citizen Times Social Media - 7/18/2014 10:09:52 PM
FAA regulations require more space between taxiways and runways, and the Asheville airport, like many older facilities in the country, has been grandfathered ... While it likely won't become an international airport, Asheville Regional will get steadily ...