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
Turkish Airlines Jet Veers Off Runway in Nepal
Wall Street Journal - 3/4/2015 7:25:40 PM
... flights were canceled Wednesday morning and the country’s only international airport remained effectively closed down, Mr. Chudal said. “We are working to remove the plane from the runway as soon as possible and bring things back to normal,” he said.
Airports all over the World are turning into Giant Bee Hives
zmescience.com - 3/3/2015 1:21:47 PM
Low cost fairs and and an ever wealthier middle class coming out of developing countries mean there are more flights today than ever. Since 1990, CO2 emissions from international ... airport, became the first in the U.S. to install LEDs on its runways ...
Libya forces carry out second day of rival air strikes on airports
Firstpost - 3/4/2015 9:05:53 PM
Two unidentified warplanes on Wednesday bombed the airport of the western Libyan town of Zintan, which is allied with the internationally recognised government. Electricity systems were damaged but not the runway ... and make the country a safe haven ...
Denver International Airport celebrates 20 years
Denver Post - 2/28/2015 7:41:44 AM
Big land, big ideas Denver International Airport sits on 53 square miles. To put that into perspective, the cities of Boston or San Francisco could easily fit on DIA's property. The airport's main Jeppesen Terminal, the Airport Westin Hotel, six runways ...
Turkish Airlines' Near Miss Creates Big Problem At Kathmandu's Tiny Airport
NPR News - 3/4/2015 11:14:44 PM
In many countries, this would have been the end of the story. But Tribhuvan International Airport is Nepal's only international airport. It's a small airport — with only one runway and nine parking bays — and it's bursting at the seams. On a normal day ...
'Warplanes strike airport in Libyan town, limited damage'
Daily News and Analysis - 3/4/2015 6:54:03 AM
Zintan is allied with the country's internationally recognised government. Libyan airport File Photo Two unidentified warplanes on Wednesday carried out air strikes on the western Libyan town of Zintan, damaging electricity systems but not the runway ...
Warplanes strike airport in Libyan town
worldbulletin.net - 3/4/2015 2:39:20 PM
Two unidentified warplanes on Wednesday bombed the airport of the western Libyan town of Zintan, allied with the country's internationally recognized government, damaging electricity systems but not the runway, a local official said. Libya is caught in a ...
Hong Kong aims to get third runway ready by 2023 as demand soars
Today - 2/25/2015 10:15:37 AM
HONG KONG — Hong Kong, the world’s largest international air cargo airport, aims to start construction next year on a third runway that will open by 2023 ... and as other countries gear up to tap growing travel demand from China and other parts of ...
Karipur Airport Touching New Horizons in Aviation
The New Indian Express - 3/2/2015 12:51:21 AM
The airport has achieved a rapid growth since the inception of its international flight operations in 2006. Today, Calicut airport is the 13th busiest airport in the country in terms ... on for a long time. The runway strengthening work is expected ...
World's longest flight record-holder Qantas 'City of Canberra' 747-400: Final flight details revealed
townandcountrymagazine.com.au - 3/5/2015 5:19:48 AM
The 747-400 can normally fly for up to 16 hours - and in fact, this very aircraft once set a record for the world's longest ... push back from Sydney Airport's domestic terminal between 7am and 7:10am and to then take off from runway 16.
Turkish jetliner skids off on runway, passengers safe
MENAFN - 3/4/2015 4:55:20 PM
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) A Turkish Airlines jet landing in dense fog in the Nepalese capital on Wednesday skidded off a slippery runway but there were no serious injuries, officials said. Officials at Kathmandu's Tribhuwan International Airport said the ...
Turkish Airlines plane skids off Nepal runway
Yahoo News - 3/4/2015 7:22:41 AM
Kathmandu (AFP) - A Turkish Airlines plane carrying 224 passengers had to be evacuated after it missed the runway on landing at Kathmandu airport on Wednesday and ... The Himalayan nation is home to some of the world’s most remote and tricky runways ...
Forecasters say there will be snow across the country tonight
Sunday World - 3/2/2015 4:36:14 PM
Forecasters are expecting snow across the country tonight with a light dusting ... Met Éireann has said. Knock Airport was forced to close earl today to facilitate clearing snow on the runway, with a Ryanair flight from London-Stanstead forced to divert ...
Seven Israelis aboard as plane skids off Nepal runway
The Times Of Israël - 3/4/2015 5:16:49 PM
KATHMANDU, Nepal — A Turkish Airlines plane from Istanbul carrying 224 passengers, including seven Israelis, had to be evacuated after it missed the runway on landing at Kathmandu airport on Wednesday ... home to some of the world’s most remote and ...
Plane skids off taxiway at icy Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport as winter storm knocks out more than 1,000 flights
New York Daily News - 2/23/2015 11:32:34 PM
The front of an American Airlines plane slid off the taxiway at icy Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on ... according to FlightStats. The airport, which is the fourth busiest in the country, registered the highest number of cancellations in the ...