Definition: This entry gives the total number of airports with paved runways (concrete or asphalt 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 paved runways map
Newark Airport's One-Runway Blues
The Wall Street Journal - 4/18/2014 3:58:11 PM
yesterday we would have not canceled that many flights if there wasn't this runway construction project," he said. "But operating in New York, the most congested airspace in the world, is a challenge under any condition." Not surprisingly, some airport ...
San Miguel to present $10-B airport proposal next week
Rappler - 4/24/2014 10:36:07 AM
A Nikkei report earlier said that SMC would build a $10-billion airport with 4 runways on an 800-hectare property ... that seeks to address growing passenger volume in the country. The Japan International Cooperation Agency projects passengers from ...
Airport's One-Runway Blues
The Wall Street Journal - 4/17/2014 12:35:57 AM
But the weather was bad enough that just 38% of flights arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport were on time—a harbinger of what is ahead if more storms hit before June 1. With a runway closed for repaving, Newark's airport, one of the country's ...
Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
Inquirer Lifestyle - 4/23/2014 6:41:04 AM
You have to remember that the airport is technically the first place you visit upon your plane’s touchdown and is a direct reflection of the country ... a true runway! It is quite unbelievable just how much fun things you can do within Haneda ...
Santa Clara teen stowaway's feat highlights airport security concerns
San Jose Mercury News - 4/21/2014 5:56:19 PM
There have been several breaches of airport perimeter fences across the country ... onto the runway at Philadelphia airport. A jet skier emerged from the water and walked across two runways past security cameras and motion detectors at JFK International ...
Shuttle buses to run between Dubai’s two airports
Gulf News - 4/20/2014 2:08:27 PM
The two airports are roughly 65 kilometres apart — a journey that takes almost one hour. The airlines, which include Royal Brunei and Malaysia Airlines, are moving to DWC because of scheduled runway maintenance at Dubai International. The necessary ...
Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Global Post - 4/21/2014 4:56:04 AM
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia is focusing its criminal investigation on the cabin crew and pilots of a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, after clearing all 227 passengers of any involvement, the country's police chief was reported as saying on Wednesday.
New air terminal complex launched at Heydar Aliyev International Airport
Apa - 4/23/2014 12:31:50 PM
An air terminal that meets international standards was built and put into operation on the initiative of national leader Heydar Aliyev in Azerbaijan in 1999. In just a few years, runways and taxiways were reconstructed at Baku airport, flight control ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 5:57:00 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 ... decided to add a third runway to increase its capacity.
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 ...
Airport security scrutinizied after stowaway incident
Opelousas Daily World - 4/23/2014 3:45:06 PM
The 15-year-old boy who stowed away in the wheel well of a plane flying from California to Hawaii is prompting an airport security review in San Jose and across the rest of the country. The boy climbed a fence at San Jose International Airport about 1 a.m ...
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.
The World's Most Delayed Airports
Forbes - 1/23/2010 12:57:13 AM
Airports in those countries top our third annual list ... airport plans a massive expansion by 2015; and Cairo 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 ...
The Countries With The Most Airports (PHOTOS)
The Huffington Post - 9/22/2012 12:22:57 PM
Generally speaking, most of us are only familiar with a couple of airports in any given country ... 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 ...