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
Third runway recommended at U.K.'s Heathrow Airport
USA Today - 7/2/2015 9:18:04 AM
LONDON — Britain's Airports Commission on Wednesday recommended a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport as the best way of expanding the country's airport capacity and forging economic links with emerging economies. In its long-awaited report ...
Britain to decide on Qatar-backed Heathrow runway by end-2015
Arabian Business - 7/2/2015 1:57:14 PM
The Heathrow runway plan beat two other shortlisted options, another at Heathrow and one at the country's second ... is losing ground to rival airports. The fast-growing Dubai hub overtook Heathrow last year as the world's busiest airport for international ...
New runway recommended for UK's Heathrow Airport
Economic Times - 7/1/2015 1:15:28 PM
LONDON: Europe's busiest airport, Heathrow, should have a third runway to ease air traffic pressure ... Heathrow, which serves 185 destinations in 84 countries, handled 73.4 million passengers in 2014.
Heathrow Needs Third Runway Says Airports Commission
Skift - 7/1/2015 11:56:44 AM
Britain’s Airports Commission unanimously recommended the construction of a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport on Wednesday in a long-awaited report on how best to expand the country’s aviation ... in a globalized world. That said, it is ...
The Prime Minister must get his act together on airport expansion
New Statesman - 7/4/2015 10:20:07 AM
linking up to other airports around the world. Its conclusions are, in the words of its chair Sir Howard Davies, “clear and unanimous”. This expert committee has concluded that “the best answer” is to build a third runway at Heathrow. The ...
Airports Commission recommends new Heathrow runway
The Scotsman - 7/1/2015 7:56:20 PM
A LONG-awaited report into airport ... as one of the world’s great trading nations, right at the heart of the global economy John Holland-Kaye No new full-length runway has been built in south-east England since the 1940s, while other countries have ...
How Deciding to Build a New UK Airport Runway Can Take 70 Years
Economy Watch - 7/2/2015 7:55:09 PM
Heathrow Airport is full, operating at 98% capacity. Gatwick is now the busiest single-runway airport in the world. For both airports ... will cost Europe €230 billion in lost GDP. Among the countries that will suffer the most from the airport capacity ...
Flying a Solar Plane Around the World Takes One Hell of a Ground Crew
Gizmodo - 7/3/2015 10:06:59 AM
Finally, there’s a team liaising with Air Traffic Control, and the destination airports. Solar Impulse can’t quite land and take off like any other plane — for one thing, it needs people standing on the runway to catch it when it lands. That’s ...
Heathrow Runway Decision By End Of Year - PM
Sky News HD - 7/1/2015 12:18:12 PM
The Airports Commission ... as one of the world's great trading nations. "We have support from local people and politicians up and down the country. The majority of local people want to see Heathrow expansion. Play video "New Runway 'Not Going To Happen ...
Cameron promises Heathrow decision by Christmas amid Tory civil war
theguardian.com - 7/1/2015 2:41:22 PM
Decision is particularly difficult for PM because he unequivocally ruled out a third runway in 2010 ... right across the country depend on Britain maintaining an international hub airport that keeps pace with the rest of the world.
Here’s why Britain’s tedious runway debate really matters for investors
Money Week - 7/3/2015 9:02:33 AM
Britain has spent literally decades to-ing and fro-ing on the issue of airport expansion. Gatwick and Heathrow have been competing to host a new runway ... And as a result, countries all over the world have been pumping large sums of money into the ...
UN world heritage body warns of threat to Great Barrier Reef
New Jersey Herald - 7/1/2015 7:31:52 AM
BERLIN (AP) - The United Nations says it is concerned about the state of the Great Barrier Reef and is urging greater efforts to conserve one of the most world ... runway at London's Heathrow Airport in a long-awaited report on how to best expand the ...
World's scariest airport runways revealed!
Rediff India Abroad - 10/25/2013 9:48:54 PM
a travel deal website has revealed world's top ten scariest runways. According to Airfarewatchdog.com, Antartica's Sea Ice Runway leads the scary list with the runway being unpaved and prone to cracks. A few years ago, this runway melted leading to flight ...
Debate rages on new Heathrow runway
Bexhill Observer - 7/1/2015 11:35:15 AM
No new full-length runway has been built in south-east England since the 1940s, while other countries have ... "We will create the world's best connected, most efficient and most environmentally responsible hub airport at the heart of an integrated ...
Cleveland airport was far-sighted 'science fiction' when proposed 90 years ago (photos)
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 7/1/2015 5:26:01 PM
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has exactly 90 years under its wings since opening as a dirt-runway ... the country's first municipally-owned airfield. It also led in implementing new aviation technology. It had the world's ...