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
Nepal earthquake toll surpasses 1,800 and expected to rise sharply
Los Angeles Times - 4/26/2015 10:30:22 AM
Within hours, aid began pouring in, as soon as Nepal’s sole international airport reopened after a closure prompted by communications outages and concern that the runway might have been damaged. Nepal Republic Media, a private news outlet in the country ...
It came out of nowhere! Incredible photos show moment a BUS smashed into a passenger plane on runway
Daily Mail - 4/25/2015 1:37:40 PM
Shattering its windscreen, this is the incredible moment a bus ploughed into a passenger plane at Tashkent airport in Uzbekistan. The incident is difficult to comprehend as the collision was much more than just a minor skirmish on the runway at the busy ...
Melbourne Airport Aligns New Management Structure With Anticipated Growth
Space Coast Daily - 4/26/2015 4:10:58 AM
A certified general contractor, he will focus on the planning, preparation and construction of major airport construction projects including runway enhancements, new airport tower, hangars and buildings. Cloutier has served Melbourne International Airport ...
Frustrated Dr M looks back on days of power
freemalaysiatoday.com - 4/26/2015 4:32:27 AM
Although he did not make reference to it, Kuala Lumpur International ... airport with two runways and a cargo hub. Penang contends that Kulim, 50km away, is too close to warrant another international airport. Dr Mahathir conceded that his time to lead the ...
7 of the world’s eerily abandoned airports
Travel Weekly - 4/24/2015 3:37:33 AM
The airport harks back romantically to the early days of aviation, when road traffic crossing the runway had to be stopped ... From its opening in 1939, Nicosia International Airport was the main airport serving the country of Cyprus.
Air India, SpiceJet, IndiGo operate additional flights to Nepal, take relief material free of cost
Firstpost - 4/26/2015 9:47:25 AM
The decision to resume operations was taken following the re-opening of the runway of the Tribhuvan International Airport which was closed for few ... and is on standby to carry relief material to the country free of charge. @IndiGo6E on standby to carry ...
Report: Hizbullah Establishes Runway in the Bekaa to Operate Drones
Naharnet - 4/25/2015 5:52:22 AM
Hizbullah has allegedly constructed a runway that consists of a single unpaved strip with a length of 670 meter ... nearly all the transport aircraft used by the air forces of those countries,” the report said. It estimates that the runway was ...
'Wings for Austism' taking off at Lehigh Valley International Airport
Lehigh Valley Live - 4/25/2015 6:56:48 AM
The event is based on a pilot program developed by the Arc of the United States and completed at large hubs across the country, including Logan International Airport in Boston ... an airplane that will taxi down a runway, offering as complete an experience ...
Privatize Cayman’s airports
Cay Compass - 4/22/2015 12:58:16 PM
This transition has given rise to global airport companies, many of which own or manage airports in a number of countries ... and dining facilities that international travelers have come to expect. On the airside, the main runway is not long enough ...
Upgrades for Charlottesville airport underway
cvilletomorrow.org - 4/19/2015 4:15:06 PM
The airport also will be repaving the runway ... the country, based on the number of passengers. “For an airport our size it’s impressive to have the six destinations we have,” she said. “You can get on a plane here and go anywhere in the world ...
World briefs: China builds runway in contested waters
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 4/16/2015 10:59:31 PM
The first section of the runway appears like a piece of gray ribbon on an image taken last month of Fiery Cross Reef, part of the Spratly Islands, an archipelago claimed by at least three other countries. Adjacent to the runway, work is underway on an ...
Airlines wooed to use Clark airport
Inquirer - 4/17/2015 4:24:38 PM
Net profit of PNB rose 5% to P5.5B last year The state-run operator of Clark International Airport in ... “This is one of the many factors why Clark Airport has an advantage to other airports in the country today,” CIAC president and CEO Emigdio ...
Sea-Tac Airport sees huge increase in traffic during first quarter
Tacoma News Tribune - 4/24/2015 11:04:21 PM
When the passenger numbers for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport ... putting a sudden strain on the airport’s facilities. The airport last year handled some 37.5 million passengers, ranking it 13th busiest in the country. If the rest of the year ...
Earthquake takes a toll on Kathmandu airport, all flights diverted to India
SaharaSamay - 4/25/2015 5:02:16 AM
With earthquake damaging runway at Kathmandu airport, all international flights are being diverted to ... in the capital Kathmandu with strong tremors felt across neighboring countries.
UAE has to offer multiple messages to the confused world
Gulf News - 4/13/2015 1:56:04 AM
An important challenge that the UAE faces is how to ensure that its multiple messages to the outside world are heard consistently. The country is ... The six runways of Al Maktoum International Airport — with an initial capacity of 160 million passengers ...