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
Woman Arrested for Scaling Airport Fence Broke Up With Boyfriend: Uncle
NBC Bay Area - 4/1/2015 6:30:59 PM
San Jose police on Wednesday identified the woman they arrested in connection with scaling a fence at Mineta San Jose International ... that San Jose's airport has had the most breaches in the last year out of any other airport in the country that he ...
Hong Kong’s third runway and Vietnam’s airport privatisations attract attention in the region
Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation - 4/1/2015 11:31:38 PM
We pick up the story of the debate on the third runway – which in some ways ... private investors in the first place. The Vietnam International Arbitration Centre insists the country should consider airport privatisation methods undertaken by other ...
Defence cargo aircraft Hercules C130J lands at Juhu airport
Economic Times - 3/24/2015 3:48:40 PM
but the Hercules can land on much shorter lengths of unpaved or paved runways, they said. The runway at the Juhu aerodrome is about 3,750 feet long, very short compared to the 12,008 feet long runway at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport ...
Runway closure at St. John's airport will be worth the wait, says Keith Collins
Yahoo News - 3/30/2015 9:10:50 PM
John's International Airport will shut down its primary runway for five months to finish up the final ... says St. John's will be the fourth airport in the country to have this system — the only airport with less than 10 million passengers. "
More Countries Restrict Thai Carriers
aviationpros.com - 3/31/2015 12:48:34 PM
At least three countries -- Japan, China and Singapore -- have now subjected aircraft operated by Thai airlines to exhaustive inspections at their airports, industry executives ... airlines from landing on its runways, citing lax safety standards.
World Briefs: No serious injuries after crash landing
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 3/30/2015 11:59:39 AM
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Air Canada said all but one of the 23 passengers and crew admitted to area hospitals after an Airbus A320 crash-landed in a snowstorm at the Halifax Stanfield International ... skidded off the runway,” airport spokesman Peter ...
Temporary closure of Calicut airport postponed; no inconvenience to Hajj, Umra pilgrims, Gulf expats
Two Circles - 4/1/2015 3:39:11 PM
Kozhikode: In what brought cheers to the expatriates, Hajj and Umra pilgrims from Kerala, the partial closure of the Calicut International ... of the runway was found inadequate to bear the weight of the wide-winged-bodied aircraft. The Airports Authority ...
AC 624 crash: one remaining runway at airport could limit certain landings
CBC - 3/31/2015 7:07:58 PM
As Transportation Safety Board investigators continue their work on the crash site of Air Canada flight AC 624, Halifax International Airport's ... which operates the country's civil air navigation service, makes decisions on which runway to use based ...
Hercules C130J Arrives At India's Juhu Airport For Military Exercise
Defense World - 3/25/2015 10:39:41 AM
However, the Hercules can land on much shorter lengths of unpaved or paved runways. The runway at the Juhu aerodrome is 3750 feet long, very short compared to the 12008 feet long runway at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA).
World's most dramatic runways
CNN - 4/1/2015 9:34:07 AM
Arriving at the settlement of Hammerfest, in the country's extreme northeast, feels like touching down on an ice rink at certain times of the year. Madeira's international airport looks as if it's been cheating in a tricky-runway competition. Sandwiched ...
China Coup With Rival To US-Led World Bank
Sky News HD - 4/1/2015 11:35:48 AM
The world ... for Asian countries to hit their true economic potential, a whopping $1trn will need to be ploughed into the region every year for the next ten years. Money from the bank will build roads, railways, mobile phone networks, airports and more.
Arab strikes on rebels hit Yemen's main airport hours after UN workers evacuated
The Straits Times - 3/29/2015 4:40:00 PM
SANAA (AFP) - Saudi-led warplanes bombed Yemen's main international airport and struck a renegade troop base in the capital, as Arab leaders vowed Sunday to pummel Iranian-backed rebels until they surrender. The raids on the country's main air gateway came ...
Houthis threaten Saudi Arabia with suicide bombings
Al JAZEERA - 3/28/2015 8:37:25 PM
On Saturday, airstrikes hit Sanaa International Airport and the adjoining military airport, causing damage to planes, airport infrastructure and runways. The airstrikes hit multiple provinces in Yemen, including Houthi strongholds and the bases of army ...
No let-up in Yemen as Saudi-led coalition targets Sanaa airport
The National - 3/30/2015 2:22:49 PM
Nine missiles struck the runway and buildings at Sanaa’s international airport on Sunday morning ... a ground invasion by Saudi Arabia was now only a matter of time. Nine countries including GCC states – the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar – and ...
9 good things that happened around the world this week
vancitybuzz.com - 4/1/2015 10:09:54 AM
Steve Earle is being called a hero after he carried 80-year-old Ruth Macumber from the wreckage of Air Canada Flight 624 after the plane crashed onto the runway at Halifax Stansfield International Airport ... to as many countries as possible.