Definition: This entry gives the total number of airports with paved runways (concrete or asphalt 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 paved runways map
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 ...
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 ...
Spanish 'ghost airport' goes on the block
CNN - 12/10/2013 5:41:04 PM
Read: DC10 makes last passenger flight 'Don't land here!' Plus points aside, what the airport equivalent of real estate agents might try to gloss over are the huge yellow crosses painted all over the ... such as Paris Beauvais Tillé (85 ...
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.
World's Biggest Airport Opens Its Doors In Dubai
GADLING - 10/28/2013 7:43:39 PM
The country ... airport and is located about 50 miles away from Dubai International Airport, already one of the world's busiest gateways. Last year, 57 million passengers passed through its terminals. When the new airport is finished, it will have five ...
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 ...
'World's best airport' to double capacity with new terminal
Sydney Morning Herald - 8/19/2013 12:13:58 AM
the first time in the airport's 31-year history that the number of people passing through crossed 50 million. As of January 1, 2013, Changi handled more than 6500 weekly scheduled flights with 110 airlines connecting Singapore to 240 cities in 60 countries.
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 ...
6 New Mega-Airports That Will Compete For the Title of World's Busiest
Gizmodo - 11/25/2013 10:09:24 PM
ARCHITECTURE - DESIGN - SCIENCE - DEALS - ART - APPLE GOOGLE - MICROSOFT - SPLOID - PALEOFUTURE - TIPS S In October, Dubai's massive new airport—World Central Airport Dubai—cleared its first commercial flight. It's expected to become the world's ...
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 ...
Will we finally have a super airport?
Global Nation - 11/2/2013 10:26:32 AM
A world-class airport auto-advertises its host country by a considerable mileage, to some extent much bigger than the impact of television commercial. That is one of the reasons why some countries have redefined their concept of airports to more than just ...
Al Maktoum all set to start its quest to become the world's busiest airport with the launch of commercial passenger operations
aviationpros.com - 10/30/2013 1:29:03 PM
Hungary's Wizz Air will kick off services at the new airport, which will be the largest in the world with five runways and a capacity for 160 ... Wizz Air, which provides low-cost air transport across 30 countries with 16 bases across Europe, will provide ...
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 ...
James Davenport Creates World Map Based On Airports, Runways And Helicopter Pads
The Huffington Post - 6/27/2013 7:39:12 PM
... made a map of the world that is outlined using only the locations of the world's runways, helicopter pads and airports. For a map without typical borders, country and continent outlines are surprisingly well demarcated, particular the United ...
My airport's bigger than yours: Middle East's big aviation ambitions
CNN - 8/30/2013 8:22:00 AM
It just happens that the new complex will take up seven million square feet -- just a little larger than the Pentagon ... the Airbus A380-- the world's largest passenger aircraft. Riyadh's main airport, King Khaled International, is undergoing ...