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 Marcos Municipal: An airport rich with history welcomes you
AOPA - 4/13/2014 11:56:34 PM
San Marcos Municipal Airport, the site of AOPA’s first regional fly-in, is at once modern yet steeped in history. With roots that go back to World War II ... the airport boasted four paved runways. Today, San Marcos Municipal retains three paved runways ...
State Senator Worries Airports Are Maximizing Traffic At Expense Of Safety
CBS New York - 4/15/2014 5:41:58 PM
As CBS 2’s Tony Aiello reported Tuesday, pilots have been caught on tape complaining about not landing on their preferred runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport. In the country’s most complicated airspace, allocating runways at JFK and at ...
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 ...
AirAsia says yes to move to near troubled Kuala Lumpur International Airport
The Economic Times - 4/15/2014 10:11:00 AM
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian budget airline AirAsia said Tuesday it would move to a much-delayed new international terminal set to open ... The facility is being built by the country's airport operator, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB).
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 5:35:31 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.
Hotel development burgeoning north of Calgary International Airport
Calgary Herald - 4/16/2014 10:52:45 AM
The area immediately north of the Calgary International Airport has become a magnet for hotel development. Demand for hotel rooms, particularly from the corporate travel sector, has fuelled the development boom near one of the country's busiest airports.
Dubai’s main airport closure will lead to a temporary economic slowdown
Dubai Chronicle - 4/14/2014 7:49:01 AM
Dubai is seen as a center of both trade and tourism in the country and the ... Last May, Dubai International saw a traffic of over 31,000 aircrafts. However, due to the runway construction works, this May the airport is predicted to witness a more modest ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
Huntsville International Airport reopens west runway after completing $27.8 million improvement project (updated)
Al.com - 7/9/2013 6:20:33 PM
Some of the capital improvements included expanding paved shoulders on the runway to ... said the Huntsville airport is the 14th largest international cargo airport in the country. “The new west runway and taxiway system gives Huntsville the ...
The World's Most-Delayed Airports
Forbes - 1/14/2008 7:45:22 PM
In our tallying of the world’s most delayed airports, the flight hubs in that country appeared at or near the top of ... than having to wait more than necessary at their gate or on the runway. So we’ve included departure delays in our rankings.