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
Third Heathrow Runway Backed by British Government
New York Times - 10/25/2016 11:00:30 AM
The decision to build a third runway at the airport ... in the world.” “An island economy lives or dies by its air connectivity,” he added. “If the U.K. government is serious about its focus on economic growth and preserving the country’s global ...
Third runway at Heathrow is ‘undeliverable’ says Boris Johnson as expansion is given green light by PM
www.thesun.co.uk - 10/26/2016 8:07:31 AM
CAMPAIGNERS say the expansion would see Heathrow becoming the biggest emitter of carbon dioxide in the country ... runway will be the first full-length one built in the South East since World War Two. In contrast, China has built 70 new airports ...
Third Heathrow airport runway 'could be built over M25'
ITV - 10/26/2016 10:30:40 AM
Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Mr Grayling said: "One of the things that Heathrow has been looking at is doing what many other airports have done around the world - which is to build their runway over ... ways across the country by the Heathrow ...
Runway expansion for UK airport
KHL - 10/26/2016 9:47:44 AM
The UK government has backed a new runway at London’s Heathrow Airport, and the scheme will now be taken forward ... full-length runway in the South East of England since the Second World War. It said that expansion costs would be paid for by the private ...
World briefs: U.K. backs expansion of Heathrow
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 10/26/2016 11:56:34 AM
The decision comes after years of discussion, study and outrage over the building of the first full runway in the southeast of the country since World War II. The government rejected other options to expand airport capacity, including the extension of a ...
'Climate-wrecking' Heathrow Airport expansion approved by Government
Edie - 10/25/2016 5:41:21 PM
The decision to give the go-ahead for plans to build a third runway ... in the world's emerging markets. In the below video, the Airport profiles BBOXX - a briefcase-sized battery box that provides reliable solar energy in 35 developing countries - which ...
Heathrow Airport looks to grow. Opponents fear London will become “a city of planes”.
Washington Post - 10/25/2016 12:47:52 PM
“A new runway at Heathrow is really fantastic news, especially as the country has waited nearly 50 years for this decision.” John Holland-Kaye, chief executive of Heathrow Airport, said he was “100 percent confident” it would go forward because of ...
Britain gives green light for new $22 billion runway at Heathrow
Stabroek News - 10/26/2016 6:05:49 AM
LONDON, (Reuters) – Britain on Tuesday gave Heathrow Airport the green light ... failed to make a decision on a new runway due to environmental and political protests. “This is a really big decision for this country but it’s also the clearest sign ...
easyJet hails government's Heathrow runway decision
Ch-aviation - 10/26/2016 7:53:12 AM
Despite the rocky road the UK government faces in getting the runway ... other countries outside of the European Union, government says the added capacity will facilitate the launch of new long haul destinations across the globe and to growing world ...
Moscow airport announces US$865 million expansion ahead of World Cup
Channel News Asia - 10/25/2016 3:18:12 PM
"This will allow us to have all the necessary infrastructure for the World Cup so that the country's guests feel at ease." Sheremetyevo's expansion, which is mostly funded by private money, is expected to raise the ... built below the runways without ...
Around the world
The Bulletin - 10/26/2016 7:24:34 AM
The case is the latest to challenge homeless sweeps around the country ... airport expansion — After decades of delay, the British government endorsed the expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport on Tuesday. The decision to build a third runway at ...
Asia-Pacific Airports, Airlines Start Feeling Congestion's Effects
Air Transport World - 10/23/2016 11:55:58 PM
For many Asia-Pacific airlines, the foxtrot of fast growth has turned into a slow waltz of airport and airspace congestion ... the US as the largest market and Asia-Pacific countries having some of the world’s fastest growing markets.
UK clears third runway at Heathrow Airport
New Kerala - 10/26/2016 4:25:36 AM
NK UK, London, Oct 26 : Britain's government has approved a third runway at Heathrow to expand UK airport ... of the world," said Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. The government said Heathrow expansion would generate $75 billion for the country's ...
Heathrow airport expansion is ‘undeliverable’ – minutes after Govt backs third runway: Boris
24indianews.com - 10/25/2016 2:13:46 PM
“But we believe a third runway for Heathrow is the best option for our future. It’s the best for the whole country to create better ... “Heathrow is the world’s most expensive hub airport so it’s critical that new capacity is affordable.
Government approves Heathrow for airport expansion
Construction Enquirer - 10/26/2016 10:30:40 AM
The third runway will be funded with private sector cash from Heathrow Airport Ltd ... to compete in the world. “A new runway will open trade routes and create jobs up and down the UK. Heathrow will play a key role in making our country stronger and ...