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
Flights disrupted at Germany's busiest airport after an unexploded 500kg World War II bomb is found in Frankfurt
Daily Mail - 8/20/2014 9:56:23 AM
An unexploded World War II bomb was found next to a highway close to Frankfurt airport, causing disruptions to flights ... which is one of the busiest stretches of road in the country, causing long traffic jams. The device had been outfitted with a ...
World's scariest airport runways revealed!
Rediff India Abroad - 10/25/2013 4:19:37 PM
According to Airfarewatchdog.com, Antartica's Sea Ice Runway leads the scary list with the runway being unpaved ... Regional Airport Vail in Colorado, US, a challenging runway ride. This airport ranks at number 9 as the world's scariest airport runway.
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 ...
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 ...
Delhi airport gets its third and country's longest runway
Gulf News - 8/20/2008 11:53:53 PM
New Delhi: A third runway ... International Airport on Thursday, with fire tenders extending a traditional water cannon salute to an Air India Boeing-777 that became the first aircraft to touch down at the 4,430-metre strip - the longest in the country.
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 6:39:57 PM
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 ... third-busiest airport in the world in 2012, it took home ...
The hidden beauty of airport runways, and how to decipher them
CNN - 6/18/2014 11:57:02 PM
(Wired)-- Airports are known for rules and regulations, a reputation that applies to the runways as well. Almost all airport designs are governed by regulations established by the International ... like spokes around unpaved patches are common in many ...
The World's Most Delayed Airports
Forbes - 1/23/2010 12:57:13 AM
Airports in those countries ... 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 runway. An airport official from Sheremetyevo International says that in most ...
Scariest Airport Runways in the World-Revealed
Med India - 10/27/2013 3:27:08 PM
A new travel deal website has now revealed the world's scariest runways including sea ice runways and mountain cliff take offs. According to Airfarewatchdog.com, Antartica's Sea Ice Runway leads the scary list with the runway being unpaved and prone to cracks.
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 ...
The Countries With The Most Airports (PHOTOS)
The Huffington Post - 9/22/2012 12:22:57 PM
Which countries have the most airports to serve ... here's a ranking of the world's busiest airports and America's busiest airports around holidays. We've got concourses that feel longer than than some of the runways, check-in and security lines that ...
Grand Forks International Airport celebrates 50 years
prairiebizmag.com - 8/19/2014 1:46:38 PM
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Fifty years ago, Grand Forks welcomed its new airport. Gone were the “bumpy strips” that characterized the old site on the western edge of town, and in their place were “two long slick runways.” Passengers welcomed a new ...
Civil Aviation Authority Prefers New NAIA Runways Over New Airport
philippineflightnetwork.com - 5/25/2014 6:03:07 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 ...
New $600-million runway takes off at Calgary airport
Calgary Herald - 6/16/2014 11:34:57 AM
There is perhaps no better way to show off the sheer size and scale of an airport runway than by inviting people to experience it on foot. At nearly five kilometres long and over a metre thick, Calgary International ... the country’s longest, the ...
Airports Across The Country Receive FAA Grants For Airport Improvements
Aviation Online Magazine - 9/10/2012 1:27:18 PM
September 10, 2012 - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it would provide funding for airport improvements at several airports across the country ... separation between the runway and taxiway. Orlando International Airport will receive ...