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
New runway bodes well for growth, airlines say
SunSentinel - 9/20/2014 11:14:09 AM
Top carriers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International ... airport officials have said the new runway was critical for expansion, but also for cutting delays at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, which had been one of the most delay-prone airports in the country.
Dubai Ruler Approves $32B Plan To Make Al Maktoum International Into World's Largest Airport
International Business Times - 9/8/2014 11:57:01 AM
In the first phase of expansion, Al Maktoum International plans to extend the runways and ... Central being the airport for the future has been reaffirmed." The Al Maktoum airport project took off before the 2009 recession hit the country and stalled ...
Haiti - Politic : D-27, the Cap Haitien International Airport will be ready
Haiti Libre - 9/6/2014 11:55:13 PM
The construction of the runway ... prime-minister-to-cap-haitien-international-airport.html "With the arrival of American Airlines in Cap Haitien, this is another step that is taken in the decentralization process in the country", welcomed the Prime ...
Cheers greet opening of new FLL runway
capitalgazette.com - 9/17/2014 11:56:29 PM
Twenty six years of turbulence over expansion of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport ended with a screech Thursday when JetBlue flight 1028 left the first skid marks on a brand new, $826 million runway ... done in this country," U.S. Secretary ...
World's Most Difficult Runways For Takeoffs And Landings
Silicon India - 9/4/2014 11:57:35 PM
BANGALORE: Travelling to a new country ... arrival at your destination. Some airports in the world are tailored for those who love adventure and a surprise in their travels. When you think about a plane landing on a runway, it doesn’t scream out ...
Ghana builds second international airport
en.starafrica.com - 9/9/2014 2:40:28 PM
President Mahama said the airport would serve international flights, adding that works on the $100 millin project was expected to be completed in September 2015. According to him, the first phase of the project consisted of the extension of the runway from ...
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 ... decided to add a third runway to increase its capacity.
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 ...
Huntsville International Airport reopens west runway after completing $27.8 million improvement project (updated)
Al.com - 7/9/2013 10:35:15 AM
Some of the capital improvements included expanding paved shoulders on the runway to 35 feet and ... Director Rick Tucker said the Huntsville airport is the 14th largest international cargo airport in the country. “The new west runway and taxiway system ...
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s new runway now open
The Miami Herald - 9/16/2014 11:57:40 PM
After years of debate and millions of dollars of construction, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport opened ... the air space system throughout the country.” The new runway would allow the airport to handle up to 425,000 flights annually.
The World's Most Delayed Airports
Forbes - 1/22/2010 7:56:34 PM
Airports in those countries top our third annual list ... airport plans a massive expansion by 2015; and Cairo International (fourth worst for departures at 54.7%) was forced to close one of its two runways in 2009 to accommodate construction for a third ...
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 ...
The world’s most incredible abandoned airports
News.com.au - 3/21/2014 3:19:49 PM
They are the airports to nowhere ... The small military airfield in upstate New York was built during World War Two for use as a military academy. It had two paved runways and for some years operated as a civilian airport. It’s now part of the Shawangunk ...
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 ...
Civil Aviation Authority Prefers New NAIA Runways Over New Airport
philippineflightnetwork.com - 5/25/2014 6:24:36 AM
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has declared publicly that it prefers constructing new runways at the highly congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport over the proposal ... The government blamed the country's procurement laws for the ...