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
Infographic: How The World's Airports And Runways Map Global Inequality
fastcodesign.com - 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 ...
A Map of the World As Plotted By Airports
Gizmodo - 6/27/2013 2:14:05 AM
ARCHITECTURE - DESIGN - SCIENCE - SPACE - ART - APPLE - GOOGLE - MICROSOFT - MOBILE - PALEOFUTURE - TIPS S Instead of using your typical cartography methods of mapping the world, James Davenport created a world map using just airports, runways and ...
Nigeria: Abuja airport closed, runway blocked by Saudi cargo plane, passengers stranded
FOX News - 12/5/2013 1:36:28 PM
ABUJA, Nigeria – Nigeria's Aviation Ministry says the international airport at the country's capital, Abuja, is closed with the runway blocked by a Saudi cargo plane. Hundreds of passengers are stranded. Domestic airlines Arik Air and Aero ...
Man creates epic map of the world's airports, runways
News.com.au - 7/9/2013 4:26:01 PM
Lacking the usual borders, terrain outlines or country names of standard maps, it's instead comprised of a series of dots. These dots pinpoint the locations of the world's 45,132 runways, airports and helicopter pads, painting an interesting picture.
6 New Mega-Airports That Will Compete For the Title of World's Busiest
Gizmodo - 11/25/2013 1:55:29 PM
It's expected to become the world's busiest airport, but, with plenty of other contenders quickly taking shape in Asia and the Middle East, it's going to have some stiff competition. Welcome to the mega-airport ... long as demand doesn't slow, there's ...
Plenty of airports around Wichita for accidental landings
Kansas City Star - 12/2/2013 8:53:41 AM
But if you’ve flown over Wichita ... rest of us.” Kansas has lots of options for pilots. It’s in the top 10 in the country for the number of public-use airports in a state, with about 140. “We’ve got a great big network of airports ...
World's Biggest Airport Opens Its Doors In Dubai
GADLING - 10/28/2013 7:43:39 PM
The country ... airport and is located about 50 miles away from Dubai International Airport, already one of the world's busiest gateways. Last year, 57 million passengers passed through its terminals. When the new airport is finished, it will have five ...
A World Of Only Airports Is A Strikingly Different Place
fastcoexist.com - 7/9/2013 11:56:59 PM
A new mapping project uses only airport ... those countries in comparison to places in the developing world.) “The most dramatic and surprising transition is between the U.S. and Mexico,” Davenport told Co.Design. “America is a beehive of runways ...
World's Highest Airport Opens in China
weather.com - 9/17/2013 12:11:12 PM
BEIJING -- China has begun flight operations at the world's highest civilian airport in a bid to boost tourism and tighten political control over the country's restive ... calling for longer runways. The one at Daocheng Yading is 4,200 meters ...
In Honduras, democracy crashed at a dangerous airport
Washington Post - 11/22/2013 4:58:00 PM
TEGUCIGALPA ... Manuel “Mel” Zelaya, to order Toncontin closed to most commercial aircraft, leaving the country’s capital (population 1 million) essentially without an airport. Flights were to be rerouted to Soto Cano Air Base, more ...
The World's Most Delayed Airports
Forbes - 1/23/2010 12:57:13 AM
Airports in those countries top our third annual list of The World’s Most Delayed Airports ... was forced to close one of its two runways in 2009 to accommodate construction for a third runway. An airport official from Sheremetyevo ...
The Countries With The Most Airports (PHOTOS)
The Huffington Post - 9/22/2012 12:22:57 PM
Generally speaking, most of us are only familiar with a couple of airports in any given country ... world's busiest airports and America's busiest airports around holidays. We've got concourses that feel longer than than some of the runways ...
Al Maktoum all set to start its quest to become the world's busiest airport with the launch of commercial passenger operations
aviationpros.com - 10/30/2013 1:29:03 PM
Oct. 27--Al Maktoum all set to start its quest to become the world's busiest airport with the launch of commercial passenger operations. The stage is set for Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC), which is going to start its quest ...
Will we finally have a super airport?
Global Nation - 11/2/2013 10:26:32 AM
A world-class ... modern air terminal, runways and the acquisition of land “will be in the vicinity of $5 billion.” Asked if we can afford it, Ang said, “Of course.” “If Malacañang opts for a dual-airport system, the country still needs a ...
James Davenport Creates World Map Based On Airports, Runways And Helicopter Pads
The Huffington Post - 6/27/2013 7:39:12 PM
... made a map of the world that is outlined using only the locations of the world's runways, helicopter pads and airports. For a map without typical borders, country and continent outlines are surprisingly well demarcated, particular the United ...