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, 2012See also: Airports - with unpaved runways map
Schumer Announces FAA Will Install Critically-Needed Runway Lighting Systems at NY’s 3 Major Airports By End of Year
Long Island - 5/22/2015 11:32:35 AM
The system is based on inputs from surface and terminal surveillance systems, like sensors on the runway, radar, satellite and other high-tech systems. Schumer said that in the 9 airports across the country where Runway Status Lights have been installed ...
Stop the dithering: David Cameron needs to make an early call on Heathrow or Gatwick airport expansion
CITY A.M. - 5/20/2015 1:19:21 AM
Around the world, ambitious countries are planning major investments in new airport capacity to enhance their economic competitiveness. The world’s major cities are planning to build more than 50 runways by 2036 to allow for an extra 1bn passenger ...
Asaba Airport Is Safe and Secure
Spy Ghana - 5/21/2015 11:48:05 AM
... don’t forget that there are so many runways in the country that have difficulties and which have been shut down at different stages as a result. I was working at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport when the runway was shut down to ...
‘Long-term success’ Airport celebrates 5 years of service
News Herald - 5/22/2015 7:46:30 PM
Built amid an economic recession and plenty of controversy and naysayers surrounding the $318 million project, ECP’s arrival marked the first new international airport opening in the country in more ... features a 10,000-foot runway and welcomed 815,000 ...
Prime minister: Nepal overwhelmed by second quake
USA Today - 5/14/2015 7:24:22 AM
Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, center, walks on the runway after taking a helicopter tour to areas of the north of the country devastated by an earthquake at the international airport in Kathmandu on May 6, 2015. (Photo: Roberto Schmidt ...
Best Airports In Nigeria
Nigerian Bulletin - 5/15/2015 10:36:28 AM
Constructed in 1979 and modelled after the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the MMIA has an international terminal and a domestic wing. There are two runways at the airport ... in the northern part of the country. 3. Port Harcourt International Airport ...
New York LaGuardia airport – rehabilitate or close down? Is privatisation a more useful option?
Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation - 5/23/2015 2:05:54 AM
Biden Jr. has likened travelling through LaGuardia to an experience “in a third world country ... modernising runway and terminal layouts and improving rail access at Newark; and finding an appropriate role for secondary airports like Stewart ...
Candidates agree: Talk with Solbergs about airport
New Jersey Online - 5/21/2015 6:40:17 AM
The four candidates in the June primary share some common ground with regard to the airport. They are all against runway expansion at the ... of barnstorming into air dominance in World War II and led this country into its golden age..."
EU exit 'won't make blind bit of difference,' JCB boss claims as he tells MPs to speed up airport decision
Daily Mail - 5/18/2015 8:55:40 PM
He also warned that Britain needs to end a logjam over building new airport runways to kick-start the country’s fragile economic recovery ... The need for infrastructure in much of the developing world remains acute and will eventually drive a resumption ...
La Guardia Airport: Fix It or Shut It?
New York Times - 5/13/2015 7:18:24 AM
Re “Don’t Rehab La Guardia Airport. Close It,” by George Haikalis (Op-Ed, May 8): The New York metropolitan region’s three major airports face many challenges, including outmoded terminals, runway congestion ... of a first-world country.
Snow job wins recognition for Massport, Worcester airport
Worcester Mag - 5/21/2015 7:40:32 PM
Hanscom saw 102 inches of snowfall, while Worcester was named snowiest city in Airport in 2014-15 with 119.7 inches. “Congratulations on your clean sweep of the runways this winter ... but tells the country and the world we are always open for business
'If we had an alternative international airport‚ it would have been easier in managing distribution of relief materials effectively'
Himalayan Times - 5/17/2015 9:58:18 AM
The country’s sole international airport — Tribhuvan International Airport — stood strong even after facing three major earthquake jolts in the last three weeks. As there was no major damage, the single runway of the airport acted as the lifeline in ...
Airports Commission reopens public consultation on Heathrow air quality
Get Surrey - 5/22/2015 12:37:01 PM
“Expanding Heathrow will deliver what the nation needs and what politicians want – an opportunity to win the race for jobs and growth by connecting the entire country to the world’s fastest ... out building a new runway at the airport.
Nepal rocked by 7.3-magnitude earthquake near Mount Everest
theguardian.com - 5/12/2015 1:10:21 PM
Second quake strikes country still recovering from disaster that hit ... Nepal’s government came under fire when it closed its only international airport because the runway was deteriorating under the arrival of so many large aircraft.
Is San Jose Airport Ready for a Major Crash?
NBC Bay Area - 5/18/2015 11:54:38 PM
San Jose Mineta International Airport (SJC) ranks 41st on the list of busiest airports in the country, but an NBC Bay Area Investigation ... “In a crash out on the runway you don’t want to have your ARFF vehicles leaving the scene to go resupply ...