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
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 ...
Hong Kong Government Approves Plan to Add Third Runway at International Airport
TravelPulse - 3/21/2015 9:57:18 PM
Hong Kong International Airport has seen massive growth in terms of passengers and cargo, and the facility has received approval from the government for the addition of a third runway ... Hong Kong government and the country’s residents.
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).
DRC: $ 52 million from the World Bank to renovate Goma airport
Medafrica Times - 3/19/2015 6:53:33 PM
main gateway to the east of the country for international traffic and vital link to the rest of the country. The single runway and taxiway to the Goma airport was damaged by the eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano in 2002, which limited the delivery of ...
Military exercise: Cargo aircraft Hercules C130J lands on tiny runway
Indian Defence - 3/27/2015 3:56:27 AM
Hercules can land on much shorter lengths Most aircraft of this size require a runway with conventional dimensions of a fully functional airport, but the Hercules can land on much shorter lengths of unpaved or paved runways. n pic: An IAF C-130J aircraft ...
Will Costa Rica’s New International Airport in Orotina Bring Another Real Estate Boom?
The Costarican Times - 3/14/2015 11:52:59 PM
To keep up with the surge of tourism in the country, the Costa Rican ... of Latin American with other parts of the world like the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. The new airport is designed to have three runways, one passenger terminal with 40 ...
Why World Bank can't compete with Chinese AIIB
RenewAmerica - 3/19/2015 4:27:24 AM
In fact, in enforcing this ideology, the World Bank is encroaching on the moral teachings, including religious teachings, prevailing in the countries to which ... distance railway traffic and of airports with a basic runway length of 2,100 meters or ...
Woman charged after running on San Francisco airport runway
FOX News - 3/14/2015 5:09:08 AM
SAN FRANCISCO – A woman pleaded not guilty to trespassing charges after she got onto a runway at San Francisco International Airport with plans to stow ... in the cargo hold of a jet headed to her home country of Guatemala, San Mateo County District ...
Airports in the rural West feel the squeeze
ABQJournal - 3/27/2015 12:00:13 AM
Both of these are venerable aircraft that have served small towns in the mountains for decades, but now are destined to either rust in the Arizona desert or continue their service in Third World countries. Rural Westerners may be among the last to fly in ...
World's scariest airport runways revealed!
Rediff India Abroad - 10/25/2013 11:40:27 AM
a travel deal website has revealed world's top ten scariest runways. According to Airfarewatchdog.com, Antartica's Sea Ice Runway leads the scary list with the runway being unpaved and prone to cracks. A few years ago, this runway melted leading to flight ...
India will have a new airline soon—and God’s own country will own it
Quartz - 3/23/2015 4:15:30 AM
The airline is expected to be operational by November 2015 and will initially serve domestic routes before flying internationally—mainly to the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC ... is owned by the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), which ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 11:16:08 AM
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 ... third-busiest airport in the world in 2012, it took home ...
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 ...
Dubai replaces Heathrow as busiest airport
CNBC - 1/13/2015 2:16:54 AM
When airport capacity is constrained, companies "start to base headquarters overseas because of cost of travel. It strikes at the core of a country's ... airport's status as busiest international hub lent weight to its calls for a third runway.
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 that ...