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, 2014See also: Airports - with paved runways map
The World's 10 Largest Airports By Surface Area
worldatlas.com - 2/22/2017 5:06:25 PM
An airport plays a crucial role in air transport and provides facilities for planes to land and take off. An airport will always have a landing area, runway ... far the largest in the world and it is bigger than the adjacent country of Bahrain covering ...
Iraqi forces retake runway from ISIS at Mosul International Airport
FOX News - 2/23/2017 8:58:28 AM
Iraqi federal police forces – backed by U.S. air support – entered Mosul International Airport ... the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge," he said in a statement. Ground units pushed into a belt of villages outside the country's ...
Iraqi forces seize Mosul airport from Isis as Syrian rebels take al-Bab
The Guardian - 2/23/2017 11:07:19 AM
If the west of the city falls, the extremists’ presence in Iraq will be confined to a border area in the country’s north-west ... first into the Mosul airfield and had secured most of the runway by noon local time. Militants had laid mines throughout ...
The Latest: Iraqi police enter Mosul airport, take runway
Washington Post - 2/23/2017 3:36:21 AM
30 a.m. Iraqi police officials say the country’s militarized federal police forces have entered Mosul International Airport, taking over the runway amid fierce clashes with the Islamic State group. Thursday’s advance is part of a major assault that ...
Mosul offensive: Iraqi forces recapture airport in bid to retake city
BBC - 2/23/2017 6:56:47 AM
Aram Shakaram, the country ... inside airport buildings, reports said. Foreign troops from the US-led coalition were with the attacking troops, officials told the Associated Press news agency, without specifying their nationality. The airport's runway ...
Reports: Iraqi security forces enter Mosul International Airport
USA Today - 2/23/2017 3:50:40 AM
Iraqi security forces took control of the runway at Mosul International ... major stronghold in the country. Sabah al-Numan, a spokesman for the Iraqi military, told Iraqia TV that simultaneous raids were taking place at the airport and at the Ghazlani ...
FlyBe plane crashlands on the runway at Amsterdam airport
New Zealand Herald - 2/23/2017 10:55:59 PM
Terrifying footage taken by a passenger shows the moment a plane crash landed on the runway of an Amsterdam ... any inconvenience experienced." Airports across the UK have been affected as Storm Doris batters the country with heavy winds.
Join the debate over Britain's vital new runway at Heathrow airport
CITY A.M. - 2/16/2017 4:13:17 AM
What is the world ... about airport capacity in the South East had left our main international gateway unable to grow because its two runways are full. Thankfully, Britain now has a government that recognises Heathrow’s importance to the country ...
Iraqi forces take back control of airport runway from IS
US Financial Post - 2/23/2017 3:32:10 PM
On Thursday, Iraqi federal police forces entered Mosul International Airport and took control of the runway ... world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge,” he said in a statement. Ground units pushed into a belt of villages outside the ...
7 Best Places Around the World for Plane Spotting
thepointsguy.com - 2/16/2017 11:54:24 PM
There’s a certain kind of romance that goes along with flying — many of us share a love not only for the sensation of being airborne, but for the glorious aircraft that take us across the country and around the world. Whether it’s the ultra-modern ...
A long and torturous flight ahead for the Navi Mumbai airport
Hindustan Times - 2/14/2017 8:33:21 AM
From handling less than 25 million passengers in 2006, the CSIA entered the big league of the world ... the airport had consumed more than three-fourth of its capacity - the highest among metro airports in India, with Chennai. Even Delhi, the country ...
A Map of the World As Plotted By Airports
Gizmodo - 6/26/2013 9:56:23 PM
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 ...
World War II paved the way for Atlantic City's new airport
Press of Atlantic City - 8/13/2012 6:58:10 AM
Atlantic City had already ... bases to prepare for the country’s possible involvement in World War II. Two years later, in August 1941, Roosevelt approved nearly $1.5 million for the construction of an expansive airport on the site.
SA’s air infrastructure ranks 10th in the world
infrastructurene.ws - 2/12/2017 3:16:35 PM
Air transport infrastructure in South Africa was recently ranked as 10 th best in the world. This was according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index 2016-2017. The report looked at 138 countries ... runways. The aim of this airport ...
Iraqi police forces enter Mosul airport, seize runway
WHIO - 2/23/2017 9:34:16 AM
Baghdad — Iraqi federal police pushed their way into the perimeter of Mosul International Airport on Thursday, taking control of the runway amid fierce exchanges ... South Korean lawmakers, citing the country's spy agency, said at a news conference ...