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
Why Do Developing Countries Have New Airports?
Weekly Standard - 7/30/2015 2:06:59 PM
praising the airports in developing countries like China, and lamenting the “third world” airports we supposedly have here in the United States. “Look at our airports,” Trump thundered, with his inimitable combination of contempt and braggadocio ...
LaGuardia: No more 'third world' airport? Cuomo, Biden say it'll be rebuilt
The Virginia Gazette - 7/28/2015 1:59:12 AM
Cuomo, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, who famously compared LaGuardia to an airport in a "third world country," said ground would be broken ... showing its disconnected terminals and gray runways jutting into Flushing Bay, flashed alongside pictures ...
One of busiest U.S. airports to be rebuilt
PanARMENIAN Network - 7/28/2015 8:04:17 AM
Vice President Joe Biden - who previously compared the airport to "some Third World country" - was on hand for the announcement ... shoulder some of the costs of the $4bn project. With short runways that are surrounded by water, the airport has been ...
Five reasons why New York's LaGuardia Airport is the worst — and some fixes
USA Today - 7/28/2015 4:18:12 PM
Because bad weather often adds another burden to the busy runways ... worst airport: If not LaGuardia, which one? Vice President Biden rekindled interest for rebuilding the airport in February 2014 by comparing the conditions to a Third World country.
Dubai airport traffic rises 16.7% y/y in June
Emirates247 - 7/29/2015 2:51:07 PM
Dubai International Airport recorded a 16.7 per cent year-on-year jump in passenger traffic in June, reflecting runway maintenance during the summer of 2014, the operator of the world's busiest ... subcontinent and Gulf countries, as well as Western ...
Flying high at LaGuardia airport
Newsday - 7/27/2015 6:46:43 AM
likened LaGuardia to a "third world country." It is, quite simply, an awful airport. It has universally ranked among the worst in the country. Its terminals are disconnected, its runways are too short, its concourses are too small, hallways and security ...
New York's LaGuardia Airport to be razed and rebuilt
The Independent - 7/29/2015 10:04:47 AM
Last year, Vice President Joe Biden, in a speech about the parlous state of America’s transport network in general, said that were he to take someone blindfolded into the airport they’d think they were in “some third world country”. It was apt ...
Crackdown on drones by airports needed– before it’s too late
Blouin News Blogs - 7/22/2015 7:45:45 PM
Drones and airplanes are seemingly on a collision path– and the close calls at airports are multiplying all over the world. The latest occurred on ... a drone went out of control and crashed on one of the runways. (The culprit in Amsterdam was arrested ...
The world's first Airport Duty Free Sephora store
Business Intelligence Middle East - 8/3/2015 10:48:58 AM
Abu Dhabi Duty Free, in partnership with DFS and Sephora, is set to open the world’s first Sephora ... approximately 1,900 stores in 29 countries worldwide, including 24 stores in the Middle East. About Abu Dhabi Airports: Abu Dhabi Airports is a public ...
LaGuardia Airport to get $4 billion facelift
Big Country Homepage - 7/28/2015 8:32:55 AM
Travelers to New York know the mess that LaGuardia Airport is. Disjointed terminals, awkward transfers and ugly traffic not only on the runways, but on the roads ... who last year labeled LaGuardia as a "third-world" experience. "I wish everything I ...
Cuomo announces major overhaul for LaGuardia Airport
Westfair Business Publications - 7/28/2015 5:29:47 PM
Built in 1937, LaGuardia Airport, once referred to as a “third-world country” by Vice President Joe Biden ... was partially attributed to the choice not to alter the airport’s runways, which would have delayed the project with lengthy studies ...
Business Travel News: Airport progress
UK Progressive - 7/30/2015 10:06:35 PM
That the Cabinet Airports Committee report back quickly and its decision be implemented soonest. The industry, and the country, has waited too long. Malcolm Ginsberg is a frequent contributor to UK Progressive Magazine and World View Show. Business ...
New York's LaGuardia Airport to be demolished and rebuilt using three different designs
dezeen.com - 7/28/2015 6:34:12 PM
City officials have long discussed renovating or moving La Guardia Airport. In 2014, US Vice President Joe Biden likened it to an airport one might find in a third-world country ... by a graduate student to elevate runways over city buildings in Stockholm.
Badgerys Creek: Rail link vital for airport to soar, supporters say
The Telegraph - 8/4/2015 1:53:53 PM
Those backing the project fear the airport will fail to attract airlines because it will take passengers too long to get into the city by road. Supporters of Badgerys Creek, scheduled to open with one runway in ... between a world-class, job-generating ...
Sydney's Badgerys Creek airport will not have a rail connection
The Age - 8/3/2015 6:38:25 AM
also said the government should consider planning for an eventual four runways at the airport rather than two. "If the city is a world-class city and you are building a world-class airport for the future, do it properly," Mr Bredereck said. "Do it once ...