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
Runway 15R-33L Reopened at BWI Marshall Airport
Airports International - 11/25/2014 4:43:54 PM
Runway 15R-33L, one of the primary commercial runways at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport ... improvements mandated by the US Congress. Airports across the country must meet updated federal RSA standards by the end of 2015.
Runway reopens at BWI Marshall after reconstruction project
Airport World - 11/25/2014 3:25:10 PM
A primary commercial runway at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport ... changes mandated by US Congress. Airports across the country must meet updated federal RSA standards by the end of 2015, and the airport’s commercial runways ...
Close calls on the runway are up, but not in Spokane
KREM - 11/25/2014 5:12:32 PM
Federal data shows that near collisions involving commercial airplanes across the country ... that crossed the runway was 8,500 feet from a plane that had just been cleared for takeoff. By comparison, Seattle Tacoma International Airport had 105 reported ...
Lehigh Valley International a departure from 'America's Worst Weather-Delayed Airports'
Lehigh Valley Live - 11/21/2014 7:23:08 AM
The Weather Channel has come out with a list of the ... Liberty International Airport, New Jersey Wind problems - more than snow and thunderstorms - contributed to 13,562 weather-related delays at Newark. Apparently two of the airport's three runways ...
North Country airports expand to attract Canadian customers
North Country Public Radio - 11/25/2014 11:57:34 AM
Last week the F.A.A. approved a runway expansion at the Ogdensburg International Airport. As Sarah Harris reports, Ogdensburg and other North Country airports hope to tap into the Canadian market and serve travelers from across the border. The runway in ...
FAA data: Close calls at Arizona airports tripled from 2003 to '13
azcentral.com - 11/24/2014 7:58:22 PM
There have been 10 such A-rated runway incursions in Arizona and 131 across the country since mid ... The figures cover 14 airports, from tiny Grand Canyon National Park Airport to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Sky Harbor, the nation's 10th ...
Data shows increase in runway incidents in Texas
KVUE - 11/25/2014 12:01:44 AM
AUSTIN -- Newly uncovered data from a USA Today investigation shows an 80 percent increase in runway incidents throughout the country from 2003 to 2013 ... At Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, there have been 19 runway incidents since 2002.
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 and prone ... to mountains make Ketchikan International Airport in Alaska, US, a wild ride as the fourth scariest runway. The fifth scariest ...
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
... Kong's airport is one of the busiest in the world. It didn't win any awards, but it landed in the top five for dining, shopping, cleanliness, and leisure amenities. In March 2012, the airport 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 ...
Vic Falls Airport to be complete by August
nehandaradio.com - 11/26/2014 8:00:10 AM
VICTORIA FALLS – Expansion works at Victoria Falls International Airport initially scheduled ... and a new fire station to meet the demands of the new runway. Currently, Victoria Falls Airport has 2 200 by 30 metres runway set to be converted to a ...
Civil Aviation Authority Prefers New NAIA Runways Over New Airport
philippineflightnetwork.com - 5/25/2014 6:24:36 AM
... the construction of a parallel runway at Ninoy Aquino International Airport would take only 2 years at a cost of P2 billion. Andrews added that the construction of parallel runways at NAIA could improve the airport efficiency by as much as 80 percent ...
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 ...
San Antonio International is safe -- for a big airport
KENS 5 - 11/24/2014 11:40:16 PM
Travelers out of San Antonio International Airport may be safer than others who fly from other airports around Texas. A nationwide look at runway incursions at airports around the country shows it's less frequent in San Antonio than at other major airports.