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
World's scariest airport runways revealed!
Rediff - 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 ... County Regional Airport Vail in Colorado, US, a challenging runway ride. This airport ranks at number 9 as the world's scariest airport ...
Scariest Airport Runways in the World-Revealed
Med India - 10/27/2013 3:27:08 PM
A new travel deal website has now revealed the world's scariest runways including sea ice runways and mountain cliff take offs. According to Airfarewatchdog.com, Antartica's Sea Ice Runway leads the scary list with the runway being unpaved and prone to cracks.
Infographic: How The World's Airports And Runways Map Global Inequality
fastcodesign.com - 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 ...
The 10 Scariest Airport Runways In The World
The Business Insider - 10/26/2013 2:23:54 PM
When discussing the world's top 10 scariest airports on Airliners.net, JM017 said, "From videos I've seen, I would give my votes to TGU [Toncontín International Airport] and the old Kai Tak." It's unsettling to hear that coming from a pilot, so we're glad ...
A Map of the World As Plotted By Airports
Gizmodo - 6/27/2013 2:14:05 AM
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 ...
More of the world's most thrilling airports
FOX News - 10/23/2013 4:00:31 PM
AirFareWatchdog.com just came out with another list of the world's most thrilling airports ... With a vehicle as big and heavy as an airplane, that seems like a tough challenge for any pilot! You might feel like you're at a railroad crossing ...
Man creates epic map of the world's airports, runways
News.com.au - 7/9/2013 4:26:01 PM
Lacking the usual borders, terrain outlines or country names of standard maps, it's instead comprised of a series of dots. These dots pinpoint the locations of the world's 45,132 runways, airports and helicopter pads, painting an interesting picture.
6 New Mega-Airports That Will Compete For the Title of World's Busiest
Gizmodo - 11/25/2013 1:55:29 PM
As you fly through your own regional airport this week, whether for Thanksgiving or for business, take a moment to ponder the two- or three-runway terminal and consider, for a second, that the world's first ... travel through the country thanks to the ...
World's Biggest Airport Opens Its Doors In Dubai
GADLING - 10/28/2013 7:43:39 PM
The country boasts the world's biggest shopping malls and even the world's biggest natural flower garden. And now, the Gulf emirate has finally cut the ribbon on the world's biggest airport. Although it's not yet complete, the Al-Maktoum International ...
World's Highest Airport Opens in China
weather.com - 9/17/2013 12:11:12 PM
BEIJING -- China has begun flight operations at the world's highest civilian airport in a bid to boost tourism and tighten political control over the country's restive ... calling for longer runways. The one at Daocheng Yading is 4,200 meters ...
A World Of Only Airports Is A Strikingly Different Place
fastcoexist.com - 7/9/2013 11:56:59 PM
A new mapping project uses only airport ... those countries in comparison to places in the developing world.) “The most dramatic and surprising transition is between the U.S. and Mexico,” Davenport told Co.Design. “America is a beehive of runways ...
In Honduras, democracy crashed at a dangerous airport
Washington Post - 11/22/2013 4:58:00 PM
Then the hard thud of the runway, and a long round of applause. Whew. Another routine landing at one of the world’s scariest airports. Built in the 1940s along a narrow ridge in the middle of Honduras’s steep-sided capital, Toncontin has a ...
The World's Most Delayed Airports
Forbes - 1/23/2010 12:57:13 AM
Airports in those countries top our third annual list of The World’s Most Delayed Airports ... was forced to close one of its two runways in 2009 to accommodate construction for a third runway. An airport official from Sheremetyevo ...
The Countries With The Most Airports (PHOTOS)
The Huffington Post - 9/22/2012 12:22:57 PM
Generally speaking, most of us are only familiar with a couple of airports in any given country ... world's busiest airports and America's busiest airports around holidays. We've got concourses that feel longer than than some of the runways ...
Will we finally have a super airport?
Global Nation - 11/1/2013 11:56:36 PM
If we can build five of the world’s biggest malls why can ... They are not mere drop-off points anymore. They have redefined airports with a new meaning. They don’t treat passengers like herd of cattles. They provide comfortable sleeping refuge ...