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
Watch the invisible patterns of air travel over some of the busiest skies in the world
Quartz - 11/18/2014 11:58:43 AM
Flights operate in designated lanes even when operating inside the country ... UK airports leads to spiraling holding patterns of planes waiting to land. Heathrow has just two runways, despite being one of the busiest airports in the world.
Runways are for aircraft, not animals
Deccan Herald - 11/13/2014 5:23:47 AM
The collision of a Spicejet aircraft with a buffalo on the runway of Surat airport last ... in the eyes of the world. Aviation websites draw attention to India’s shabby aviation infrastructure. It will have negative impact on the country’s aviation ...
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.
Kumasi Airport to go nocturnal by end of year
Ghana News Agency - 11/12/2014 11:51:31 AM
Domestic airlines, particularly, have been dissatisfied this, especially about the state of runways ... the country. The KIA arrival hall expansion project is expected to be completed by end of 2014. The Tamale Airport is being upgraded to an international ...
World's best airport bike paths
CNN - 10/21/2014 4:46:38 AM
Consider the airport bike path, an increasingly popular feature at airports around the world. Some allow ... tunnels passing under the twin runways. The route also takes in some lovely countryside adjoining the Styal Country Park, and a selection of ...
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.
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 ...
Civil Aviation Authority Prefers New NAIA Runways Over New Airport
philippineflightnetwork.com - 5/25/2014 6:03:07 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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.