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
Can you spot your holiday? The incredible images that reveal exactly where we fly EVERY day
Daily Mail - 5/23/2013 11:02:22 AM
Michael Markieta works for engineering and design firm Arup and spent the past year developing the flight paths to better see how the world is connected ... The brightest hot spots therefore appeared in areas where lots of flight paths crossed with ...
Heathrow Airport in renewed call for third runway
airport-world.com - 5/20/2013 7:59:48 AM
Heathrow Airport has told the UK government there is no “quick or easy solution” to ease the country’s lack of hub airport ... “Heathrow is the world’s busiest two-runway airport with a flight taking off or landing every 45 seconds.
Dubai Airports to upgrade runways
MENAFN - 5/11/2013 8:31:57 AM
To safeguard service levels while the work is taking place, scheduled passenger flights at its hub airport will be reduced and all freighter, charter and general aviation flights will be diverted to Dubai World Central (DWC). The northern runway is nearing ...
New four-runway plan for Stansted Airport
airport-world.com - 5/24/2013 10:25:23 AM
London’s Stansted Airport could be transformed into a four-runway hub – replacing Heathrow Airport as the UK’s hub – according to leading architect Make. The scheme would cost £18 billion to deliver, according to the firm, making it one of the ...
Planes, trains, and automobiles
CNN Money - 5/23/2013 11:02:22 AM
How do you transport 1.3 billion people and all their supplies? China's path to prosperity may be paved with more than just roads. It's also building airports. And high-speed railways. So many of China's economic goals hinge on efficient ...
Rohm and Haas's Fastrack(TM) Technology on Space Shuttle Runway
ThomasNet Industrial News Room - 5/18/2013 11:54:14 PM
PHILADELPHIA, June 20 - If all unfolds as scheduled, when the Space Shuttle Atlantis returns to Earth on Thursday just before 2 p.m. EDT, its wheels will touch down on technology from Rohm and Haas. Runways used by NASA's space shuttle at the Kennedy Space ...
The Starbucks tumbler limited to one place in the world: Haneda Airport
en.rocketnews24.com - 5/22/2013 12:58:05 PM
For die-hard fans looking to get their hands on the Holy Grail of Starbucks drinking ... but unless you’re entering or leaving the country via Seoul, Shanghai, Hong Kong or Taipei you might struggle to find a flight that will land you close ...
World War II paved the way for Atlantic City's new airport
Atlantic City Press - 8/13/2012 6:58:10 AM
Indeed, the former base would be placed on the Superfund National Priorities list in 1990, prompting a decades-long investigation and cleanup by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of ordinance ... final transition of commercial aviation from Bader Field ...
Solar-powered aircraft makes historic landing at D/FW Airport
The Business Journal - 5/23/2013 10:33:44 AM
Glowing red and green lights pierced the night sky as I stood on the runway at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Then, a row of LED lights came on, revealing the 200-foot wingspan that's entirely covered in solar panels. It seemed to ...
Gannett Fleming, Design Engineer for PHX Sky Train™: First Transit Bridge in the World to Cross an Active Taxiway
San Francisco Gate - 5/19/2013 3:14:39 AM
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport opened Stage 1 of the PHX Sky Train™ to customers on April 8, 2013 ... bridge is high enough to allow a Boeing 747 to pass underneath. It is 90 feet above the taxiway, and the columns supporting it are as deep ...
Airports in need of major upgrade
financialgazette.co.zw - 5/18/2013 1:45:46 PM
Although government has facilitated the sourcing of funds to rehabilitate the country’s major airports namely the Harare International Airport in the capital, the Joshua Nkomo Airport in Bulawayo as well as the Victoria Falls Airport in the world ...
Fun before you fly
The Age - 5/18/2013 4:51:53 PM
There's even a 10-seater cinema screening classic British movies to help you unwind. no1traveller.com. 45 Watch a movie Hong Kong airport's Terminal 2 boasts the largest screen in the city, a giant IMAX movie experience that projects regular and 3D movies.
Resort airports in PHL and other Southeast Asian countries leave safety to chance
GMA Network - 5/1/2013 11:38:36 PM
But even as revenues rise and building work on glitzy new terminals charges ahead, officials say the airports ... country's top beach resort Phuket has both, and nearby Krabi recently installed a wind shear alarm. Strong winds on approach to the Phuket ...
Porter seeks to land jets at island airport, extend runway
CP24& Canada - 4/10/2013 8:43:04 PM
whose Trinity-Spadina ward is opposite the airport, worries about the impact on quality of life, including noise and pollution. “I think the issue now in front of Torontonians is how much of the lake do you want to fill in and pave with a runway and how ...
How America Became a Third World Country
The Huffington Post - 5/21/2013 4:41:10 PM
All this is, of course, ancient history, but even a decade later, the record of folly is worth reviewing. If you remember, they tweeted while Rome burned. Speaker of the House John Boehner ... For his part, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tweeted ...