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
Sangley airport as 3rd NAIA runway?
Rappler - 7/13/2014 12:14:30 PM
The Japan International Cooperation ... while also using a Sangley airport with just two or 3 runways – a dual-airport system. With no finalized plans yet, the DOTC and JICA continue to explore more options for the country's airport roadmap.
Gunmen launch Kabul airport attack
home.bt.com - 7/17/2014 7:16:16 AM
Gunmen have launched a pre-dawn attack on Kabul International Airport ... or police casualties. The airport was later reopened and operations returned to normal, Mr Zahir said, after security forces inspected the runways for shrapnel and explosives.
World's scariest airport runways revealed!
Rediff India Abroad - 10/25/2013 4:19:37 PM
According to Airfarewatchdog.com, Antartica's Sea Ice Runway leads the scary list with the runway being unpaved and prone to cracks ... wind and a short runway close to mountains make Ketchikan International Airport in Alaska, US, a wild ride as the ...
Second runway for Abuja Airport long overdue –Stakeholders
NATIONAL MIRROR - 7/14/2014 10:28:56 PM
In the same period, the entire 32 airports and airstrips in the country recorded 15.1 million passengers’ movements. Also, in the first quarter of 2014, Abuja airport, both local and international ... airport has only one runway, which has been there ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 4:16:47 PM
In a speech on American infrastructure Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden said that compared to airports like Hong Kong International, New York's LaGuardia feels like a "third world country ... decided to add a third runway to increase its capacity.
Shell Bitumen paves Dubai, world’s second busiest airport
News Philippines Yahoo - 7/22/2014 5:04:29 PM
With more frequent flights and larger, more sophisticated aircrafts such as the Airbus A380—which weighs almost 400 tons or the equivalent of over 400 cars—airport runways at major international ... customers in over 30 countries.
Delta named operator of new, attached Calgary International Airport hotel
Calgary Herald - 7/22/2014 1:58:22 PM
CALGARY - Delta Hotels and Resorts has been named as the tenant for the new four-star hotel attached to the Calgary International Airport’s ... and a fitness centre with a view of the airport runways and Rocky Mountains. Stephan Poirier, senior vice ...
The hidden beauty of airport runways, and how to decipher them
CNN - 6/18/2014 11:57:02 PM
(Wired)-- Airports are known for rules and regulations, a reputation that applies to the runways as well. Almost all airport designs are governed by regulations established by the International ... like spokes around unpaved patches are common in many ...
Canada's Sixth Busiest Airport Becomes Country's First Major Airport to Groove Runway Pavement
For Construction Pros - 12/16/2013 5:30:58 AM
The Ottawa airport runway project consisted of a standard runway grooving configuration of 0.25-in. groove width by 0.25-in. groove depth, spaced 1.5 in. center to center, for the entire length of the runway. Photo credit: International Grinding & Grooving ...
Infographic: How The World's Airports And Runways Map Global Inequality
Fast Company - 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 ...
Why we built airport, by Lamido
The Nation - 7/21/2014 10:34:57 PM
He said: “The Dutse Airport is a world class facility . I think it is very important for Jigawa State.There are a lot of countries that do not have this ... He said, the airport has a three kilometre runway in length while the runway width is ...
Pakistan’s New Fear of Flying
New York Times - 7/22/2014 10:09:18 AM
The airport, after all, represents our connection to the outside world, our modernity and our prosperity. It is also the hub of Pakistan International Airlines, our beleaguered national carrier. Once the pride of the country, it is now the butt of a ...
Delhi airport gets its third and country's longest runway
Gulf News - 8/20/2008 11:53:53 PM
New Delhi: A third runway ... International Airport on Thursday, with fire tenders extending a traditional water cannon salute to an Air India Boeing-777 that became the first aircraft to touch down at the 4,430-metre strip - the longest in the country.
US, European airlines suspend flights to Israel
CNN - 7/23/2014 2:29:59 AM
(CNN)-- A number of the world's leading airlines on Tuesday suspended flights to Israel's main airport after a rocket fired from Gaza struck about a mile from its runways ... according to the country's Central Bureau of Statistics. Before the recent ...
Ogdensburg airport gets $475,000 in federal funding
Watertown Daily Times - 7/22/2014 3:31:25 PM
The funds will be used to clear obstructions including trees and tree cover from runways and transitional surfaces. “Maintaining these airport ... International is helpful and welcome,” noted Garry Douglas, President of the North Country Chamber ...