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
World's scariest airport runways revealed!
Rediff - 10/25/2013 4:19:37 PM
Antartica's Sea Ice Runway leads the scary list with the runway being unpaved and prone to cracks. A few years ago, this runway melted leading to flight cancellations and pilots have been warned to avoid landing 'too heavily' and try not to sink more than ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 4:23:56 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 ... Why it's awesome: The largest international ...
Infographic: How The World's Airports And Runways Map Global Inequality
fastcodesign.com - 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
ForConstructionPros.com - 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 ...
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 ...
New Runways For Gatwick And Heathrow Airports
Sky.com - 12/16/2013 11:53:21 PM
He said: "A new airport in the inner estuary is the only credible hub option left, and the only one that would uphold this ... needs a world-class hub airport with the capacity to compete against Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam. A third runway is the ...
The 10 Scariest Airport Runways In The World
The Business Insider - 10/26/2013 10:34:50 AM
In fact, our sister site SmarterTravel said, "You may be thankful if your plane gets diverted to a nearby airport due to weather, though you'll still have to brave the runway when you walk over it to get from Spain to the British overseas ...
Israel Will Build New Concourse, Runways at Busier Ben Gurion Airport
McGraw Construction - 12/16/2013 6:52:42 PM
The Israel Airports Authority has issued an international tender for a fourth concourse at the country’s main international airport ... due to complete a $220-million upgrade and expansion of runways to accommodate the doubling of air-traffic movements.
Tijuana Airport Parking, Just Over the Border
New York Times - 1/20/2014 12:56:13 PM
Two airports ... the largest hurdle in 2010 by securing State Department approval. Construction has been underway since July on the Mexican side of the border, but work has yet to begin on the undeveloped 58-acre parcel on the United States ...
‘Osun airport ’ll have longest runway in Nigeria’
Punch - 11/5/2013 9:57:20 PM
Aeronautical Engineering and Technical Services, the company handling the construction of MKO International Airport, Ido Osun, in Osun State, has said that the airport will have the longest runway in the country by the time it is completed. The Project ...
Scary landings: See the 10 'most thrilling' airports
USA Today - 10/24/2013 7:23:56 AM
Deal-tracking site Airfarewatchdog.com has ... Gibraltar International Airport, Gibraltar Airfarewatchdog says: "A major highway runs through the runway." Madeira Airport, Portugal Airfarewatchdog says: "Sharp turns and bumpy rides make for ...
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.
More of the world's most thrilling airports
FOX News - 10/23/2013 4:00:31 PM
AirFareWatchdog.com just came out with another list of the world's most thrilling ... among them the now closed Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong. Have a look at the others below: Sea Ice Runway in Antarctica is unpaved, and there's a chance the ...
6 New Mega-Airports That Will Compete For the Title of World's Busiest
Gizmodo - 11/24/2013 11:57:58 PM
As you fly through your own regional airport this week, whether for Thanksgiving or for business, take a moment to ponder the two- or three-runway terminal and consider, for a second, that the world's first ... travel through the country thanks to the ...