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
Haiti - Politic : D-27, the Cap Haitien International Airport will be ready
Haiti Libre - 9/6/2014 11:55:13 PM
The construction of the runway ... prime-minister-to-cap-haitien-international-airport.html "With the arrival of American Airlines in Cap Haitien, this is another step that is taken in the decentralization process in the country", welcomed the Prime ...
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.
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 ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 11:16:08 AM
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.
World Routes: Airport infrastructure investment not meeting demand
Routes News - 9/22/2014 9:05:55 PM
Brazil is not somewhere where investment and runways are not being constructed and given the green light, and the country has seen massive airport investment as braced itself for the Fifa World Cup this year, and prepares to host the Olympics in 2016.
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 ...
Civil Aviation Authority Prefers New NAIA Runways Over New Airport
philippineflightnetwork.com - 5/25/2014 6:24:36 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 ...
The World's Most Delayed Airports
Forbes - 1/22/2010 7:56:34 PM
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 ...
Huntsville International Airport reopens west runway after completing $27.8 million improvement project (updated)
Al.com - 7/9/2013 10:35:15 AM
HMCAA Executive Director Rick Tucker said the Huntsville airport is the 14th largest international cargo airport in the country. “The new west runway and taxiway system gives Huntsville the infrastructure it needs to continue growth in global ...
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s new runway now open
The Miami Herald - 9/16/2014 11:57:40 PM
After years of debate and millions of dollars of construction, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport opened ... the air space system throughout the country.” The new runway would allow the airport to handle up to 425,000 flights annually.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport's new runway ready for takeoff
St. Augustine Record - 9/19/2014 5:24:35 AM
After years of debate and millions of dollars of construction, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is ... the air space system throughout the country.” The new runway would allow the airport to handle up to 425,000 flights annually.
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.
Scary landings: See the 10 'most thrilling' airports
USA Today - 10/24/2013 7:23:56 AM
Deal-tracking site Airfarewatchdog.com has compiled a list of what it calls the 10 "most thrilling" airports ... Sea Ice Runway, Antarctica Airfarewatchdog says: "Unpaved and a chance the ice could crack under the weight of a plane." Gibraltar ...
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 ...