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
For Sale: The World's Emptiest International Airport
Forbes - 7/18/2016 9:08:50 AM
With just two daily flights — the second just being added in May — this international airport can be argued to be the world’s most underused ... getting too heavy, and the country either had to add an additional runway there or build or expand ...
U.K. politicians say further delay on airport expansion costly
Air Cargo World - 7/24/2016 11:56:30 PM
A report by a cross-party Commons body claims that vacillation over a new runway ... by the Airport Commission. Now a decision is needed, to show the new leadership’s mettle.” The report also calls for substantial change across the country, such ...
Walvis Bay Airport terminal a massive boost for country – Geingob
New Era - 7/25/2016 8:46:13 AM
“We as a country can now boast ... are on par with international world-class airports that have attracted international brands and car rental services. She explained that Walvis Bay Airport now has a N$202-million new runway and a N$10-million fire ...
Fischer pledges support to state's community airports
Fremont Tribune - 7/26/2016 11:01:02 AM
Nebraska airports connect our families, businesses, and communities to our country and the world. Year round ... including safety and security, maintaining runways, and building new facilities. Nebraska’s rural and small community airports connect ...
All About Airports: Airports Beyond Flights & Tons
Air Cargo News - 7/20/2016 1:21:11 AM
Start by thinking about what your airport provides for your community and where it is located in relation to other modes of transportation, infrastructure, population centers, or even other countries and ... e.g., taxiways and runways, in-house or third ...
Unmanned immigration counters, hour-long queues at Mumbai airport
Hindustan Times - 7/22/2016 12:38:51 PM
Aeroplanes lined up for take off at domestic airport on Tuesday. Plane servies hit by heavy rain and the runway was closed for half an hour ... It entered the big league of busy world airports by catering to 41.7 million passengers in 2015-16.
China to build £5.8billion airport that will handle 90million passengers a year (with so many boutiques there'll be no need for citizens to shop abroad)
Daily Mail - 7/15/2016 11:28:24 AM
In fact, designers are already talking about the 5,200 hectare hub as a 'satellite town' that will handle up to 90million passengers a year and mean Chinese citizens won't have to leave the country ... of the biggest airports in the world.
Airports await expansion takeoff
Growth Business - 7/19/2016 10:40:43 AM
Heathrow’s proposed £17 billion third runway bid received the valuable backing of Sir Howard Davies’ Airports ... country first’, with Heathrow’s chief executive John Holland-Kaye suggesting that that the UK needed to branch out “to the world ...
Sadiq Khan urges Theresa May to back Gatwick Airport expansion with second runway
London Evening Standard - 7/15/2016 9:33:52 AM
this increased investment paves the way for our second runway project. “As we enter a new era for Britain, we must be agile and decisive as a country to show the world that we are open for business.” It comes after Airports Commission chief Sir ...
Etihad should consider a touchdown in Sharjah
Gulf News - 7/22/2016 9:32:44 AM
The UAE is fortunate to host two of the world’s ... International Airport. Etihad wouldn’t need to replicate the services it currently serves from its hub in Abu Dhabi, but it could consider offering a limited service of the country’s most popular ...
Laos drafts bookish students to protect Asean summit ministers
Today - 7/26/2016 5:38:55 AM
North Korean heavies had a bust-up with a journalist from the South who got too close to Pyongyang’s envoy Ri Yong-Ho on the airport tarmac as he landed ... giving their names in the closely-controlled country, said they were hoping to one day swap ...
Embracing the Airport as a Catalyst for Future Economic Competitiveness
Busbyway - 7/17/2016 7:29:49 AM
In its long term plan to year 2045, the airport is expected to have cover a land area of 30.7 sq km and constructs an additional two near runways while its ... and corporations in the country and from all over the world with high value face-to-face ...
EDITORIAL - Paralyzed, again
Philstar - 7/19/2016 5:00:06 PM
Accidents happen, and the asphalt on the NAIA runway that peeled ... Two of the world’s best airports are in Asia: South Korea’s Incheon International and Singapore’s Changi. Other Asian countries are rushing to compete. The Philippines has been ...
We need a new international airport now!
BusinessMirror. - 7/20/2016 1:24:10 PM
The temporary closure of the main runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) due to emergency pavement repairs on Monday underscores the urgent need for the country to have a ... to build a new world-class airport in Clark Freeport, explaining ...
World's scariest airport runways revealed!
Rediff India Abroad - 10/25/2013 9:48:54 PM
According to Airfarewatchdog.com, Antartica's Sea Ice Runway leads the scary list with the runway being unpaved and ... County Regional Airport Vail in Colorado, US, a challenging runway ride. This airport ranks at number 9 as the world's scariest airport ...