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, 2014See also: Airports - with unpaved runways map
Heathrow’s days as Europe’s busiest airport are numbered
The Economist online - 2/5/2016 7:04:12 PM
While the British government dithers about where to build London’s first new full-length runway since the second world war, Turkey is busy constructing what is expected to be the world’s largest airport ... The country has a large, young population ...
Major airlines suspend Vanuatu flights over airport runway concerns
The Guardian - 1/29/2016 4:32:02 AM
Much of the country ... the runway would have been upgraded and completed last year,” he said. “There was a funding approval in March last year that sat on the table until the government decided very recently they were going to cancel the World ...
NAIA to close 2 runways for arrival of Japan’s imperial couple
Global Nation - 1/26/2016 12:03:35 AM
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has advised pilots of flight restrictions at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA ... couple is expected to visit World War II memorial sites in the country, particularly the Libingan ng ...
Dinetz designs airports with flying colors
tphnews.com - 2/3/2016 10:55:38 PM
For upwards of six hours at a time, Jonathan illustrates these airport layouts: the runways, the terminals ... Namely, he is a whiz at memorizing images like the bays and countries of the world, she said. “Let’s say you’re talking about the Civil ...
Charting roadmap to averting runway mishaps at nation’s airports
NATIONAL MIRROR - 1/25/2016 11:27:47 PM
He decried that Africa was rated as the continent with the highest number of accidents in the world ... at the four major airports in the country; Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano by removing all the impediments at the runway, stressing that NCAA ...
Saudi airport privatisation ramps up as oil prices continue to fall
Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation - 2/4/2016 6:05:08 AM
A vigorous programme of airport ... country which dominates OPEC and which is widely regarded as ‘oil-rich’ no longer is, or at least by its own standards, even though it remains a leading producer of oil and natural gas and holds around 16% of the ...
Pilot who landed plane in Somalia with hole in fuselage calls airport security 'zero'
Courant - 2/7/2016 9:53:38 PM
Somalia's government has said it will tighten security at the airport to prevent other threats. Somalia faces an insurgency from the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, which has carried out deadly attacks in Somalia and neighboring countries. Daallo ...
Istanbul New Airport shaping up as a hub for the 21st century
The National - 1/24/2016 5:06:36 AM
While Istanbul New Airport is 35 kilometres from Istanbul, much farther than the current airport, it has the land needed to fulfil its grand plans. Six runways will ... flies to over 110 countries, more than any other airline in the world.
ATR signs a major agreement with Iran Air for 40 ATR 72-600s
Pakistan Defence - 2/1/2016 10:19:14 AM
World’s leading turboprop manufacturer ATR and Iran’s ... They operate successfully in very different environments, including small airfields, unpaved runways and mountainous regions. Patrick de Castelbajac, Chief Executive Officer of ATR, declared ...
Air Vanuatu says independent report shows Port Vila runway safe
Australian Aviation - 2/2/2016 11:25:27 PM
However, Air Vanuatu and Solomon Airlines have maintained their jet services into and out of Bauerfield Airport. The airport’s single runway, 11/29, is 2,600m long and surfaced with asphalt. A World Bank ... air links to the country after Virgin and ...
Sorry for your luck!’ Are Nigerian airports really a sorry case?
The Nation - 1/31/2016 12:26:17 AM
Owning to widespread criticsm and condemnation of Nigerian airports as the worst in the world, Gboyega Alaka with reports ... The airport is thus rated among the best in the country, with a 4 kilometre-Runway. The Bauchi air pad is also the first in ...
Long Island MacArthur Airport is poised for another takeoff
Newsday - 1/30/2016 6:25:23 AM
That will create a need for more connecting flights to other parts of the country ... congestion at LaGuardia Airport, and take advantage of its lengthy upcoming renovation. MacArthur, too, needs an upgrade. One of its two runways is too short for ...
Abu Dhabi Airport Welcomed Record Passengers in 2015
AviationPros - 2/2/2016 3:04:23 PM
"We continue to witness double-digit traffic growth at Abu Dhabi International Airport. To cross the two million mark for the first time in our history, for four months of the year, is a testament to the airport's ability to connect the world," Al Haddabi ...
Vintage military plane makes belly landing at Dallas airport
SoloNews - 2/4/2016 2:51:52 AM
The pilot of a P-51 Mustang had to land with its wheels up at Dallas Executive Airport on Wednesday ... during the Second World War, only around 160 airworthy examples remain, the majority of which are stationed in this country.
'Regional airports at risk from Government's chronic indecision,' warns MP
The Shields Gazette - 2/4/2016 12:10:12 PM
Ms McKinnell said the Government was facing critical decisions that would determine the future of the UK's aviation sector which in turn would have major impacts on regional economies, including where to build the new runway to provide future capacity and ...