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
The Latest: UK govt puts off London airport runway decision
US News and World Report - 6/30/2016 3:20:56 PM
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's vote to leave the European Union (all times local): 7:15 p.m. The British government says a decision on whether to build a third runway on a London-area airport will ... and have seen the country modernize largely ...
Tourism to soar higher with regional airports development
BusinessMirror. - 6/30/2016 2:38:00 PM
He said regional airports could bring more foreign visitors to the country, and drive developments ... which ranked seventh last year among the world’s top beaches in web site TripAdvisor, has called for more runways to link it with the rest of Aklan ...
UK delays airport expansion over Brexit fallout
Trade Arabia - 6/30/2016 12:14:50 PM
Britain will not decide where to build a new runway at a London airport until at least October ... London Corporation said competing on a world stage meant being able to build new trade links. A quarter of the country's exports move through Heathrow ...
America by Air: The Least Scenic Way Into Chicago
The Atlantic - 6/30/2016 3:06:37 PM
There is none of the bucolic open space of a traditional airport ... the world where goods can be made with cheaper labor. And unless politicians want to ask Americans to work for a few dollars a day, which is the going rate in many developing countries ...
Heathrow third runway decision on hold
Construction Enquirer - 7/1/2016 5:18:28 AM
competitive country at a time when those credentials are in doubt internationally.” A contractor close to the project said: “This beggars belief, at a time when we are all looking for strong leadership.” Heathrow Airport’s plan for a third runway ...
World's busiest airports announced
CNN - 4/4/2016 8:35:53 AM
"After years of congestion, the airport is reaping the benefits of runway expansions and other capacity developments," says ACI. (For the complete top 10 list of the world's busiest passenger ... 1,853 airports in 173 countries. All figures and percentages ...
The World's Most Delayed Airports
Forbes - 1/22/2010 7:56:34 PM
Airports in those countries top our third annual list of The World’s Most Delayed Airports. Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International ... was forced to close one of its two runways in 2009 to accommodate construction for a third runway.
The world’s largest airports' growth slowed in 2014 but Istanbul booms, Dubai takes #1 international
Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation - 9/12/2015 11:30:24 PM
Airports Council International (ACI) has released the latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Report covering over 2,200 airports in more than 160 countries ... even despite the closure of one of its two runways for some weeks. The airports rounding ...
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 ...
The worst airports in the world, according to pilots
Times of India - 3/15/2016 12:41:30 PM
Los Angeles (LAX), US The seventh busiest airport for passenger traffic in the world, this airport prompts vitriolic recollections ... area because of all the mountains nearby. A slippery runway caused one plane to overrun in 2007 and crash into a ...
How is the world's first solar powered airport faring?
BBC - 10/9/2015 12:18:19 AM
As an airplane hovers over Cochin International Airport, one is struck by the dazzling array of reflective panels near the runway. Standing out in a field ... Cochin is now the first airport in the world to run completely on solar power.
India's biggest and busiest airports
Rediff India Abroad - 8/31/2012 10:25:53 AM
It was the sixth busiest airport in the country in terms of international and overall passenger traffic. Hyderabad international airport has been named amongst the world's top five in ... There are plans to extend the runway to 12,000 ft (3,658 m) and ...
The airport of the future: Istanbul's gigantic new hub will have six runways, the world's biggest duty free shop and a capacity of 200 MILLION passengers
Daily Mail - 2/19/2016 2:29:54 PM
It will be one of the biggest international airports in the world once the fourth ... serve as a gateway to the country with rail, metro and bus links. Renderings show a main terminal and two smaller terminals bordered by six runways, along a tulip-shaped ...
China Airports World’s Worst for Delays
The Wall Street Journal Blogs - 7/12/2013 1:06:12 AM
Stories of travel in Chinese airports are a horror genre in their own right, and with good reason: When it comes to on-time arrivals or departures, the country’s airports are literally the worst in the world ... and rushing onto runways” are punished.
Worst airports in the world, according to pilots
The Express Tribune - 3/17/2016 7:45:39 AM
On a recent AskReddit thread, pilots and flight attendants debated which the worst airports in the world are. Here are the 10 worst airports in the world, according to them ... after the first prime minister of the country following Franco’s dictatorship ...