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
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 ...
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 ...
INIA capacity will increase threefold with new runway and terminal, says economic council
Minivan News - 2/25/2015 6:29:32 PM
The capacity of Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (INIA) will increase threefold to seven million passengers annually with the development of a new new runway alongside the ... in the total arrivals to the country.” However, Saeed insisted that ...
Ministry plans to sell operation rights to int'l airports
Vietnam Investment Reviev - 2/27/2015 8:54:30 AM
The pilot scheme to sell the operation rights of Phu Quoc International Airport should be speeded up this year, the Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang has said. Thang spoke at a meeting on mobilising investments for the country's aviation infrastructure ...
Hundreds of Security Badges Have Gone Missing From America’s Busiest Airport
The Blaze - 2/24/2015 11:52:51 PM
Secure Identification Display Area badges are assigned to airport employees around the country and allow access to baggage loading areas, taxiways, runways and boarding gates. Employees must pass a TSA background check and any respective local security ...
Further travel chaos predicted as Siberian Express impacting the eastern half of the country isn't expected to let up this week and even Texas gets battered by freezing rain ...
Daily Mail - 2/23/2015 4:51:42 PM
Temperatures across much of the country are predicted ... forced to sleep at New York's JFK International Airport over the weekend after icy weather closed the airport on Sunday morning and crews worked to clear the runways of ice, slush and snow.
After Decades, La Guardia Airport May Allow Long-Haul Flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco
Wall Street Journal - 2/25/2015 11:37:21 PM
La Guardia’s two main 7,000-foot runways ... World country.” The next step in a project to replace La Guardia’s 50-year-old Terminal B has been delayed until at least April pending the outcome of a broader design competition for New York airports.
How To Design The World's Biggest Airport Terminal
Fast Company - 2/26/2015 5:31:05 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.
More Than 1,400 TSA Badges Stolen From Atlanta Airport
Opposing Views - 2/26/2015 2:07:40 AM
More than 1,400 security badges have gone missing from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International ... are assigned to airport employees around the country. The badges allow employees to access baggage loading areas, taxiways, runways and boarding gates.
About 90 flights canceled at DFW airport amid winter weather
Oklahoma News - 2/25/2015 6:55:11 AM
A wide swath of the country is experiencing record-breaking temperatures while other areas are expecting more winter precipitation Tuesday. (AP Photo/Times Record News, Torin Halsey) DFW airport maintenance crews on Wednesday treated runways, taxiways and ...
Airport director addresses misconceptions
Mohave Daily News - 2/26/2015 12:27:27 AM
BULLHEAD CITY — As part of the recent transportation panel sponsored by the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce and the Bullhead Regional Economic Development Authority, Laughlin/Bullhead International ... charter-only airport in the country,” he said.
Nigeria: Airport Projects and the Continuity Factor
AllAfrica - 2/27/2015 12:07:47 PM
Before 2011, FAAN was only able to rebuild the domestic terminal at the Aminu Kano International ... hours in some airports. But it is cheering that recently the Minister of Aviation has pledged that 16 airports in the country would have runway lighting ...
Seattle-Tacoma airport warns of need to expand
USA Today - 2/23/2015 2:14:13 PM
The airport site, at just 1,500 acres, seemed ample when it opened for commercial traffic in 1949, but it has become one of the most cramped of any major hub airport in the country ... international, wide-bodied airliners; and new taxiways and runway ...
Malacca International Airport gives boost to state tourism
malaysiasun.com - 2/25/2015 9:25:31 AM
As the entry point by air into the state, the Malacca International Airport (LTAM ... will start receiving tourists from other countries such as China," Lim said. The LTAM, completed in 2011, has a 2,135 metre runway with a 45 metre clearance for large ...
Long-Haul Flights May Be Starting At LaGuardia Airport, Reports Wall Street Journal
International Business Times - 2/25/2015 6:36:42 PM
The runways at LaGuardia are long ... the rule would result in improvements to LaGuardia Airport, which Vice President Joe Biden famously described last year as seeming like "it's in some third-world country." Another long-awaited terminal renovation ...