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
When Bristol had an airport
Burlington Free Press A Gannett Company - 11/27/2015 5:53:54 AM
After considerable work was done on the land that would eventually become the North-South runway pilots began taking advantage ... This was part of a projected program to build airports all over the country by the federal government through the Public ...
Colombia airport investment and construction opportunities improving as internal security improves
Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation - 11/28/2015 11:17:50 PM
This report examines the credentials of Colombia, a country that has had more bad ... This concession excluded the runway, on which the separate deal was already in existence. The two other airports that were to be included with Barranquilla were left ...
French panic over Islamists with runway clearance
The Sunday Times - 11/29/2015 12:29:25 AM
FRANCE has ordered a review of the security passes of tens of thousands of employees at the country’s main airport after the discovery that 57 workers with access to runways and aircraft were on an intelligence watchlist as potential Islamist extremists.
Ground delays at U.S. airports now average over 23 minutes
Denver Post - 11/23/2015 7:53:11 AM
Kennedy International Airport. Passengers ... It's a scene playing out across the country. According to an Associated Press analysis, airplanes spent 23 minutes and 32 seconds, on average, taxiing between gates and runways during the first nine months ...
Non-viable Airports And Case For Privatisation
Leadership - 11/17/2015 5:08:30 AM
been rated as the best in the world. These airports are managed by private sector and not governments of those countries. “Take London airport for instance, private investors are those running some of the facilities there. Government provide those ...
New Islamabad Int’l Airport: First airport to support landing of biggest aircraft, Airbus A-380
Business Recorder - 11/18/2015 11:19:33 AM
ISLAMABAD: The first-ever green-field airport, the under construction `New Islamabad International Airport' (NIIA) having a capacity to support landing and parking of Airbus A-380, the biggest passenger aircraft of the world, is being equipped with cutting ...
Kind World #18: Off The List
WBUR - 11/24/2015 4:13:05 PM
The Congolese president said that all Tutsis in the country were the enemy and need to be hunted ... That day of the evacuation, people boarded the bus, and an hour later, we pulled into the airport. Our plane was right there, like 50 yards away, and ...
First airport to support landing of Airbus A-380
Pakistan Today - 11/23/2015 8:36:08 AM
The first-ever green-field airport, the under-construction ‘New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA)’ having a capacity to support landing and parking of Airbus A-380, the biggest passenger aircraft of the world, is being equipped with cutting-edge ...
Pune airport beefs up security post Paris
Punemirror - 11/24/2015 9:13:43 PM
The airport is one of the most sensitive places in the city as it is situated on Air Force land and shares the runway with ... carnage shocked the world and also posed greater challenges for the security agencies in various countries.
Public can have say on proposals to extend Wellington Airport runway
New Zealand Herald - 11/25/2015 4:51:51 AM
The public can have its say on proposals to extend the Wellington Airport runway - a move projected to bring $2 billion into the country. The airport company ... was vital to connect to the rest of the world and improve the city's "visibility and economic ...
The Latest: Pope Francis cites martyrs' example in Uganda
Killeen Daily Herald - 11/28/2015 6:21:21 AM
Rodney Muhumuza, Kampala 7 p.m. Pope Francis says "the world looks to Africa as the continent of hope ... economic and political life of this country." Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power since 1986 and who's campaigning for re ...
The Latest: Pope Francis calls Africa 'continent of hope'
Bryan College Station Eagle Theeagle - 11/27/2015 7:58:35 PM
7 p.m. Pope Francis says "the world looks to Africa as the continent of hope" and ... economic and political life of this country." Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power since 1986 and who's campaigning for re-election in 2016, gave ...
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 ...
Wyoming's Hot Springs County Airport opens
AOPA - 11/18/2015 9:17:51 AM
The new airport launched an era of improved safety for northwest Wyoming’s gateway to Yellowstone Country. A Wyoming Department of Transportation Cessna Citation Encore jet with Mead on board landed on Thermopolis’s new 6,370-foot-long Runway 5/23 to ...
New airport to bring growth to Jeju Island
THE KOREA TIMES - 11/26/2015 11:10:03 AM
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport recently announced the plan for the 4.1-trillion-won airport in Seongsan-eup in Seogwipo City on the eastern part of the island. The construction of the new airport, which will have one runway, will start ...