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, 2014See also: Airports - with unpaved runways map
Dubai airport traffic rises 16.7% y/y in June
Emirates247 - 7/29/2015 2:51:07 PM
Dubai International Airport recorded a 16.7 per cent year-on-year jump in passenger traffic in June, reflecting runway maintenance during the summer of 2014, the operator of the world's busiest ... subcontinent and Gulf countries, as well as Western ...
LaGuardia: No more 'third world' airport? Cuomo, Biden say it'll be rebuilt
Tidewater Review - 7/28/2015 2:06:22 AM
Related LaGuardia Airport To Be Torn Down And Rebuilt, Gov. Cuomo Announces Topics Andrew Cuomo Cuomo, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, who famously compared LaGuardia to an airport in a "third world country ... and gray runways jutting into Flushing ...
One of busiest U.S. airports to be rebuilt
PanARMENIAN Network - 7/28/2015 8:04:17 AM
Vice President Joe Biden - who previously compared the airport to "some Third World country" - was on hand for the announcement ... shoulder some of the costs of the $4bn project. With short runways that are surrounded by water, the airport has been ...
Five reasons why New York's LaGuardia Airport is the worst — and some fixes
USA Today - 7/28/2015 3:56:43 PM
Because bad weather often adds another burden to the busy runways and congested taxiways ... Biden rekindled interest for rebuilding the airport in February 2014 by comparing the conditions to a Third World country. "If I took you and blindfolded you ...
New York's LaGuardia Airport to be razed and rebuilt
The Independent - 7/29/2015 10:04:47 AM
Last year, Vice President Joe Biden, in a speech about the parlous state of America’s transport network in general, said that were he to take someone blindfolded into the airport they’d think they were in “some third world country”. It was apt ...
Readers React to News of La Guardia Airport’s Planned Overhaul
New York Times - 7/29/2015 4:52:48 PM
The overhaul, which would essentially destroy the airport’s Central Terminal Building to start over, comes a year after the vice president compared La Guardia to a building one might find “in a third world country.” Many readers lamented that the ...
You won't want to land! New Zealand's Queenstown Airport voted the most STUNNING runway approach in the world for its snowcapped mountains and pristine lakes
Daily Mail - 7/16/2015 6:12:39 PM
One of the best views of a country can be from your plane seat as you come into land - and Queenstown Airport in New Zealand has been voted as having the most spectacular approach. The stunning airport trumped 147 runway ... around the world think so ...
Flying high at LaGuardia airport
Newsday - 7/27/2015 6:46:43 AM
likened LaGuardia to a "third world country." It is, quite simply, an awful airport. It has universally ranked among the worst in the country. Its terminals are disconnected, its runways are too short, its concourses are too small, hallways and security ...
LaGuardia Airport to get $4 billion facelift
Big Country Homepage - 7/28/2015 8:32:55 AM
Travelers to New York know the mess that LaGuardia Airport is. Disjointed terminals, awkward transfers and ugly traffic not only on the runways, but on the roads ... who last year labeled LaGuardia as a "third-world" experience. "I wish everything I ...
New York's LaGuardia Airport to be demolished and rebuilt using three different designs
dezeen.com - 7/28/2015 6:34:12 PM
City officials have long discussed renovating or moving La Guardia Airport. In 2014, US Vice President Joe Biden likened it to an airport one might find in a third-world country ... by a graduate student to elevate runways over city buildings in Stockholm.
Cuomo announces major overhaul for LaGuardia Airport
Westfair Business Publications - 7/28/2015 5:29:47 PM
Built in 1937, LaGuardia Airport, once referred to as a “third-world country” by Vice President Joe Biden ... was partially attributed to the choice not to alter the airport’s runways, which would have delayed the project with lengthy studies ...
The Good, The Bad And The LaGuardia: Modern Airport Design
On Point - 7/29/2015 3:59:43 AM
Under the proposal, the Queens airport — compared last year by Vice President Joe Biden to a ‘Third World country’ — will ... The biggest aviation hub of a little country not far from the UK is a three-runway affair with multiple terminals, scores ...
LaGuardia Airport in New York set for sweeping overhaul
BBC - 7/28/2015 5:15:28 PM
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled a sweeping plan to rebuild the ageing terminals of LaGuardia Airport - one of the busiest in the US. Vice President Joe Biden - who previously compared the airport to "some Third World country" - was on hand for ...
$A5bn LaGuardia airport plan unveiled
Travel Weekly - 7/29/2015 2:05:11 AM
The plan aims to transform the airport ... world country.” The vice president and Cuomo said the project would provide 8,000 jobs – along with another 10,000 indirect jobs – for 18 months. The renovation will affect the terminals, runways and also ...
10 visibility measuring devices installed at Delhi Airport
Times of India - 7/20/2015 8:02:26 PM
"The CAT III B IGI (ndira Gandhi International) Airport, New Delhi, is now the first airport in the country to have 10 indigenous systems operating in all its three runways," said a statement ... Organisation (ICAO) and World Meteorological Organisation ...