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
Indonesia to fortify airports countrywide after deadly attack
Thanh Nien News - 2/12/2016 12:50:50 PM
Driven by a decade of rapid economic growth, annual air passenger numbers in Indonesia have more than tripled since 2006 to nearly 95 million last year, according to the World Bank. That has strained the country ... airports are below par or have runways ...
All Top 10 Lists
Jagran Josh - 2/11/2015 8:23:22 AM
Following is the list of Top 10 Countries Having Maximum Airports with Unpaved Runways as per CIA World Factbook (Central Intelligence Agency), 2015. Top 10 Countries Having Maximum Airports with Paved Runways Following is the list of Top 10 Countries ...
A Map of the World As Plotted By Airports
Gizmodo - 6/26/2013 9:56:23 PM
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 ...
The World's Most Delayed Airports
Forbes - 1/22/2010 7:56:34 PM
Airports in those countries top our third annual list of The World’s Most Delayed Airports. Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International ... was forced to close one of its two runways in 2009 to accommodate construction for a third runway.
The world’s largest airports' growth slowed in 2014 but Istanbul booms, Dubai takes #1 international
Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation - 9/12/2015 11:30:24 PM
Airports Council International (ACI) has released the latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Report covering over 2,200 airports in more than 160 countries ... even despite the closure of one of its two runways for some weeks. The airports rounding ...
Air New Zealand upgrades ATR avionics
Air Transport World - 2/10/2016 11:58:55 PM
RNP-AR allows aircraft to fly designed approach paths with great precision, which is particularly useful at airports with ... one of the country’s most popular tourism gateways. It is investing in Airbus Runway Overrun Prevention systems for these ...
China Airports World’s Worst for Delays
The Wall Street Journal - 7/12/2013 1:09:11 PM
Stories of travel in Chinese airports are a horror genre in their own right, and with good reason: When it comes to on-time arrivals or departures, the country’s airports are literally the worst in the world ... and rushing onto runways” are punished.
How To Design The World's Biggest Airport Terminal
Co.Design - 2/26/2015 1:20:33 PM
According to current flight regulations, it just can't accommodate any more planes than already travel to and from the airport daily. Yet Chinese air travel is booming. The country's airplane market is expected to become the world's largest by 2030.
Dubai replaces Heathrow as busiest airport
CNBC - 1/13/2015 2:16:54 AM
Dubai leapfrogged Heathrow to become the world's busiest airport for international passengers ... referring to how the UK's largest airport is operating at near full capacity on its two runways. Dubai's surpassing of Heathrow comes as the Airports ...
Airports all over the World are turning into Giant Bee Hives
zmescience.com - 3/3/2015 1:14:37 PM
Airports, some of the busiest places, are now becoming unlikely hosts for bees. Not content with mechanical winged contraptions, airports all over the world, from Germany to ... class coming out of developing countries mean there are more flights today ...
French, Dutch, Caribbean: The joys of St. Martin/Maarten
USA Today - 2/12/2016 8:11:39 AM
It’s one of the rare places in the world where visitors can have a two-nation vacation on one compact island. “We’re the smallest country ... Airport offers an opportunity to be bold and brash. Located at the end of the runway, Maho Beach draws ...
Skip the Upkeep and Rent the Jet, or Island, Instead
New York Times - 2/12/2016 3:28:18 PM
“In recent years, we’ve seen a shift to a sharing versus owning mentality,” said Cathy Ross, chief executive of Exclusive Resorts, a collection of 300 privately managed luxury properties around the world that ... in a country where the tax system ...
How is the world's first solar powered airport faring?
BBC - 10/9/2015 12:18:19 AM
As an airplane hovers over Cochin International Airport, one is struck by the dazzling array of reflective panels near the runway. Standing out in a field ... Cochin is now the first airport in the world to run completely on solar power.
LaGuardia: No more 'third world' airport? Cuomo, Biden say it'll be rebuilt
Los Angeles Times - 7/28/2015 2:13:31 AM
Cuomo, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, who famously compared LaGuardia to an airport in a "third world country," said ground would be broken ... showing its disconnected terminals and gray runways jutting into Flushing Bay, flashed alongside pictures ...
The world's 20 best airports
Rediff India Abroad - 3/22/2011 2:11:12 PM
Asia is flying high with its swanky airports bagging top honours. What's even more interesting is that three airports from India have been ranked among the world's best ... it was the sixth busiest airport in the country in terms of international and ...