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
Kind World #18: Off The List
WBUR - 11/24/2015 4:13:05 PM
The Congolese president said that all Tutsis in the country were the enemy and need to be hunted ... That day of the evacuation, people boarded the bus, and an hour later, we pulled into the airport. Our plane was right there, like 50 yards away, and ...
Ground delays at U.S. airports now average over 23 minutes
Denver Post - 11/23/2015 7:53:11 AM
Kennedy International Airport. Passengers ... It's a scene playing out across the country. According to an Associated Press analysis, airplanes spent 23 minutes and 32 seconds, on average, taxiing between gates and runways during the first nine months ...
AccorHotels Opens Pullman & Ibis Styles Hotels at Paris-Charles De Gaulle Airport
Hotel News Resource - 11/24/2015 2:25:42 PM
AccorHotels announced today that it is opening the Pullman Paris Roissy CDG Airport and ibis Styles Roissy CDG Airport hotels in the Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub, Europe’s second-largest and the world’s ... growth in emerging countries, we are still ...
British Airways chief: build toll roads to help foot 'outrageous' Heathrow bill
The Guardian - 11/24/2015 7:30:31 AM
as he condemned the price tag of a third runway as “outrageous” and “overinflated”. Speaking at the Airport Operators Association conference in London, Walsh said toll roads had worked in other countries, and it was fair that the user paid.
Non-viable Airports And Case For Privatisation
Leadership - 11/17/2015 5:08:30 AM
been rated as the best in the world. These airports are managed by private sector and not governments of those countries. “Take London airport for instance, private investors are those running some of the facilities there. Government provide those ...
First airport to support landing of Airbus A-380
Pakistan Today - 11/23/2015 8:36:08 AM
The first-ever green-field airport, the under-construction ‘New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA)’ having a capacity to support landing and parking of Airbus A-380, the biggest passenger aircraft of the world, is being equipped with cutting-edge ...
Gatwick records biggest rise in number of flight delays as figures show UK airports are the busiest they have ever been
Daily Mail - 11/14/2015 5:15:03 PM
Some 247 million people passed through 24 of the country's main airports in ... A spokesperson for Gatwick Airport told MailOnline Travel: 'Gatwick operates the world's busiest single runway airport and strives to get all flights away on time. '
Wanted: Modernised airports
The Nation - 11/14/2015 11:12:57 PM
“Whatever the case, it’s time for government to hands off investment in our airports. Privatisation is the absolute way forward. All over the world ... can benefit the country is the N63.5 billion spent on the second runway under construction ...
New Islamabad Int’l Airport: First airport to support landing of biggest aircraft, Airbus A-380
Business Recorder - 11/18/2015 11:19:33 AM
ISLAMABAD: The first-ever green-field airport, the under construction `New Islamabad International Airport' (NIIA) having a capacity to support landing and parking of Airbus A-380, the biggest passenger aircraft of the world, is being equipped with cutting ...
World's scariest airport runways revealed!
Rediff India Abroad - 10/25/2013 9:48:54 PM
a travel deal website has revealed world's top ten scariest runways. According to Airfarewatchdog.com, 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 ...
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier - 11/23/2015 4:14:16 PM
Stuck waiting: ground delays at US airports on the rise NEW YORK (AP) — An Associated Press analysis finds airplanes spent an average of 23 minutes, 32 seconds taxiing between gates and runways during ... and create the world's largest drug company.
Airports are adding a touch of green
The Bulletin - 11/17/2015 11:56:31 AM
The airport now has its own living wall, 12 green roofs, the first major airport bee farm in the country, and the 900-square-foot garden ... by creating what she called “the world’s coolest terminal.” “We don’t save money by growing our own ...
Heathrow in Scots export push amid runway battle
The Scotsman - 11/13/2015 7:43:34 AM
Research commissioned by Heathrow has highlighted its contribution to Scottish exports as the battle for a new runway ... airport forms part of the support network that helps businesses across Britain “to reach dining tables and markets across the world”.
Myrtle Beach International Airport looks into leasing valuable land
WMBF NEWS - 11/19/2015 11:18:21 AM
For a company to set up shop that close to an airport has its obvious perks, including easy access to the airfield and the runway. But there are some very ... “They have the MROs all over the world and around the United States. And that's the best ...
Public can have say on proposals to extend Wellington Airport runway
New Zealand Herald - 11/24/2015 10:25:18 PM
The public can have its say on proposals to extend the Wellington Airport runway - a move projected to bring $2 billion into the country. The airport company ... was vital to connect to the rest of the world and improve the city's "visibility and economic ...