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
Indian airport is the first in the world 100% powered by renewable energy
zmescience.com - 8/31/2015 4:49:27 PM
India is one of the most polluted countries in the ... the Cochin International Airport (CIAL) shines like jewel – the first international airport in the world that is 100% served by solar energy. Right next to the runways lies a 45 acre facility ...
Pensacola airport could start keeping bees
USA Today - 8/31/2015 3:59:21 PM
Honeybees around the world are finding unlikely new homes at airports, and the Pensacola International Airport could be next in line to host local hives. The hives are typically kept along the outskirts of airport property, far from the runways ...
Afghan airfields built for war now seen as hubs for economic growth of landlocked country
FOX News - 8/31/2015 6:19:32 AM
Many of the ... of the world's busiest in terms of frequency, with an aircraft taking off or landing every minute. KAF has two airports — one military, one civilian — both with air traffic control towers. There are warehouses alongside the runway ...
Think WWII planes look cool from the ground? The view's even better up here (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
New Jersey Online - 9/1/2015 7:51:24 AM
We've also been promised that the maneuvers today will be "mellow," or at least as mellow as World War II-era ... we've making our way down the runway. Less than a minute after that, we're 1,000 feet above the ground with the airport shrinking below ...
Multimedia, Inc. Announces the Exclusive International Advertising Representation of Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport
Business Wire - 9/1/2015 4:09:30 AM
Sao Paulo Guarulhos, known as GRU Airport, is the largest international airport in Latin America. Major expansion projects in GRU Airport, such as the construction of additional runways ... of 82 agents in 31 countries across the world, and operates ...
U.S. border wall floated by Scott Walker would be logistical nightmare
CBC - 9/1/2015 8:55:50 AM
But a wall abutting Canada, along the longest international border in the world? For starters ... A handful of airports on the Prairies and in B.C. straddle the Canada-U.S. border, including four where the runway itself either runs right on the border ...
Remote Atlantic runway to open up Napoleon's hidden island
CNN - 8/25/2015 1:47:28 AM
The loss of its strategic importance has been compounded, in more recent times, by the absence of an airport. Getting there involves passage ... visitors who come to see the sites linked to their country's former emperor. These include Longwood House ...
Chinese company completes Namibia's airport expansion
ECNS - 8/24/2015 1:55:49 AM
Geingob said he expected that the new terminal and runway will establish a new benchmark of functional efficiency and operational safety for airports in the country. "It also exemplifies our intent as a nation to build world-class infrastructure.
With Obama to visit nearby, Alaskan villagers struggle as their island disappears
The Seattle Times - 8/30/2015 6:02:14 PM
Still, the unpaved streets ... Kivalina’s slender runway, its crosses visible on takeoff and landing. Because of erosion, there is almost no room to build, Hawley said, so “we break every state and federal regulation. The airport is supposed to be ...
American Coaches Have a Field Day, but for Other Countries
New York Times - 8/24/2015 11:52:56 PM
The Chinese entries’ runway sprints generated the biggest roars of the night in the stadium. And as it turned out, Wang, the youngest, handled the pressure best. Nicknamed Eddie, Wang is a former world junior ... to go to the airport in Portland, Ore.,
Hartsfield-Jackson hosts 14th annual runway “FOD” Walk
Atlanta Daily World - 8/25/2015 12:24:34 PM
Airport officials will close Runway ... world’s busiest and most efficient airport, serving more than 96.1 million passengers annually with nonstop service to more than 150 U.S. destinations and nearly 70 international destinations in more than 45 countries.
Pensacola airport considering honeybee hives
Pensacola News Journal - 8/30/2015 6:38:01 PM
Honeybees around the world are finding an unlikely new home — airports. The Pensacola International Airport could be next in line to host local hives. The hives are typically kept along the outskirts of airport property, far from the runways, air traffic ...
Kenya: Chinese-Built Modern Airport Boosts Western Kenya's Economy
AllAfrica - 9/1/2015 10:14:34 AM
the World Bank supervised the entire process. "The main objective of this project was to expand the airport's terminal and runway in order to deal with traffic congestion. Previously; the runway was in bad condition and posed risk to safety of travelers ...
DOTC teams up with British firm to ease Naia air traffic
BusinessMirror. - 8/31/2015 11:27:20 AM
Abaya said the P66-million runway optimization deal awarded to the joint venture between NATS Services Limited and Schema Konsult Inc. will help ease congestion at the country ... to the world’s busiest single- and dual-runway airports: London ...
Residents enjoy open house at Marlborough Airport
Community Advocate - 8/29/2015 2:40:00 AM
“All are welcome to experience the world of aviation ... of the pilots who use the airport are homeowners in the area. The limited usage airport has not spoiled the “country” atmosphere within the city as there are no runway lights or rotating ...