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, 2014See also: Airports - with paved runways map
How is the world's first solar powered airport faring?
BBC - 10/9/2015 12:42:46 PM
As an airplane hovers over Cochin International Airport, one is struck by the dazzling array of reflective panels near the runway. Standing out in a field ... Cochin is now the first airport in the world to run completely on solar power.
Asia’s Busiest International Airport Has to Wait 10 Years for a New Runway
Skift - 10/8/2015 12:15:20 PM
Jason Clampet Hong Kong has a plan to counter growing competition from airports in North Asia ... Shanghai and Guangzhou before the third runway is ready. “The rise in direct flights between China and the world poses risks to Hong Kong as a transit ...
World’s biggest tourism group investing in Iran
Tour Experience - 10/8/2015 4:40:11 PM
Germany’s TUI Group, the largest leisure, travel and tourism company in the world, is interested in investment in Iran ... specifically and in detail our projects and plans and paved the way for further visits by traders and officials to Iran” Lies ...
Inter airport Europe Closes With 7% Increase in Visitors
aviationpros.com - 10/9/2015 3:48:53 PM
During the four exhibition days, a total of 12,706 trade visitors from 110 countries came to the Munich Trade ... a magnet for specialists of the airport industry from all over the world. We would like to thank all exhibitors and visitors for this ...
Cathay Pacific hurt by 10-year runway delay as HK’s rivals expand
Today - 10/8/2015 8:50:43 PM
HONG KONG — Hong Kong has a plan to counter growing competition from airports in North Asia ... Shanghai and Guangzhou before the third runway is ready. “The rise in direct flights between China and the world poses risks to Hong Kong as a transit ...
Talk of the County: Geese at Waukegan airport could cause an accident
Chicago Tribune - 10/7/2015 11:58:01 PM
Canadian geese at the Waukegan National Airport is a tragedy waiting to happen. Many times there are 50 or more geese seen at the southwest and northeast runways eating grass ... for food like in some third world country. Social Security is also an ...
Chanel hosts airport show amid Paris aviation protest
Beloit Daily News - 10/6/2015 11:52:03 PM
PARIS (AP) — The sky was the limit for Karl Lagerfeld, who re-created an entire airport under Paris' Grand Palais in ... But the collection had a little bit for every woman from every country in the world. SHARAPOVA TALKS SPORTWEAR Tennis skirts and ...
India is closing Infrastructure Gap With China
Bloomberg - 10/9/2015 8:35:13 PM
India is ahead in the agricultural sector, which accounts for about half of the country’s employment ... India is more than a decade behind China. India had 253 airports with paved runways in 2013, compared with 463 for China. The amount of air freight ...
A Map of the World As Plotted By Airports
Gizmodo - 6/26/2013 9:56:23 PM
James Davenport created a world map using just airports, runways and helicopter pads. That way you can see which countries are dotted and outlined with airports (hint: it's the rich ones) and which countries just disappear into the vapor (hint: it's the ...
Chanel hosts airport fashion show after violent protests by real aviation workers hit Paris
brandonsun.com - 10/6/2015 5:46:59 PM
PARIS - The sky was the limit for Karl Lagerfeld, who re-created an entire airport under Paris' Grand Palais in ... But the collection had a little bit for every woman from every country in the world. SHARAPOVA TALKS SPORTWEAR Tennis skirts and sportswear ...
'Poisoned' air killing residents near Heathrow, says John McDonnell
The Guardian - 10/10/2015 1:31:42 PM
Shadow chancellor tells rally to oppose third runway at UK’s largest airport that aviation industry has ‘consistently ... would be subjected to noise way beyond what is acceptable, according to the World Health Organisation. “We know that our air ...
The World's Most Delayed Airports
Forbes - 1/22/2010 7:56:34 PM
Airports in those countries top our third annual list of The World’s Most Delayed Airports. Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International ... was forced to close one of its two runways in 2009 to accommodate construction for a third runway.
Forget Flying Commercial: The Personal Airplane Is Taking Off
Wall Street Journal - 10/8/2015 11:56:50 PM
The airports are going to be mobbed ... newcomers have been bestowed with superpowers of the aviation world. There’s the ICON A5, which can take off and land on water as well as paved runways and grass. A flying car called the Transition, slated for ...
The world’s largest airports' growth slowed in 2014 but Istanbul booms, Dubai takes #1 international
Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation - 9/12/2015 11:30:24 PM
Airports Council International (ACI) has released the latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Report covering over 2,200 airports in more than 160 countries ... even despite the closure of one of its two runways for some weeks. The airports rounding ...
15 of the world's most terrifying airport runways
businessinsider.com.au - 8/7/2015 6:12:12 AM
And because high altitude landings are so challenging, Qamdo Bamda has the longest paved runway that's open to the public in the world, at 3.4 miles. Similar to St. Maarten's airport, the one at celebrity hotspot St. Barths has an insanely short runway ...