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
Infographic: How The World's Airports And Runways Map Global Inequality
fastcodesign.com - 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 ...
A Map of the World As Plotted By Airports
Gizmodo - 6/27/2013 2:14:05 AM
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 ...
A World Of Only Airports Is A Strikingly Different Place
fastcoexist.com - 7/9/2013 11:56:59 PM
A new mapping project uses only airport ... those countries in comparison to places in the developing world.) “The most dramatic and surprising transition is between the U.S. and Mexico,” Davenport told Co.Design. “America is a beehive of runways ...
World's Biggest Airport Opens Its Doors In Dubai
GADLING - 10/28/2013 7:43:39 PM
Alamy, Flickr Dubai has made no secret of its desire to do everything on a grand scale. The country boasts the world's biggest shopping malls and even the world's biggest natural flower garden. And now, the Gulf emirate has finally cut the ribbon on the ...
World's Highest Airport Opens in China
weather.com - 9/17/2013 12:11:12 PM
BEIJING -- China has begun flight operations at the world's highest civilian ... above sea level, Daocheng Yading Airport replaces the previous champion, Bangda Airport in the Tibet Autonomous Region, which sits at 4,334 meters (14,219 feet).
Man creates epic map of the world's airports, runways
News.com.au - 7/9/2013 3:04:17 AM
Lacking the usual borders, terrain outlines or country names of standard maps, it's instead comprised of a series of dots. These dots pinpoint the locations of the world's 45,132 runways, airports and helicopter pads, painting an interesting picture.
6 New Mega-Airports That Will Compete For the Title of World's Busiest
Gizmodo - 11/24/2013 11:57:58 PM
It's expected to become the world's busiest airport, but, with plenty of other contenders ... Incheon boasts amenities like a Museum of Korean Culture, movie theaters, a casino, and more—in other words, it's a small city, which is exactly the idea ...
The World's Most Delayed Airports
Forbes - 1/23/2010 12:57:13 AM
Airports in those countries top our third annual list of The World’s Most Delayed Airports ... was forced to close one of its two runways in 2009 to accommodate construction for a third runway. An airport official from Sheremetyevo ...
Expansion Plans for Heathrow Airport Are Grounded for Now
New York Times - 12/2/2013 2:48:37 AM
which desperately needs a third runway to meet increasing demand and to keep London competitive with other European hubs like Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam — or so says Heathrow Airport Holdings, the owner. But there is enormous resistance ...
Will we finally have a super airport?
Global Nation - 11/1/2013 11:56:36 PM
A world-class ... modern air terminal, runways and the acquisition of land “will be in the vicinity of $5 billion.” Asked if we can afford it, Ang said, “Of course.” “If Malacañang opts for a dual-airport system, the country still needs a ...
Spanish 'ghost airport' goes on the block
CNN - 12/11/2013 1:33:31 AM
Amazon's Jeff Bezos could snap it up: he might save on freight. Or maybe Ryanair should actually buy its own airport. They say every cloud has a silver lining. For now, Ciudad Real International is waiting for one to appear.
James Davenport Creates World Map Based On Airports, Runways And Helicopter Pads
The Huffington Post - 6/27/2013 7:39:12 PM
... made a map of the world that is outlined using only the locations of the world's runways, helicopter pads and airports. For a map without typical borders, country and continent outlines are surprisingly well demarcated, particular the United ...
Al Maktoum all set to start its quest to become the world's busiest airport with the launch of commercial passenger operations
aviationpros.com - 10/30/2013 1:29:03 PM
Hungary's Wizz Air will kick off services at the new airport, which will be the largest in the world with five runways and a capacity for 160 ... Wizz Air, which provides low-cost air transport across 30 countries with 16 bases across Europe, will provide ...
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 ... world's busiest airports and America's busiest airports around holidays. We've got concourses that feel longer than than some of the runways ...
In Honduras, democracy crashed at a dangerous airport
Washington Post - 11/22/2013 4:58:00 PM
And errors have been made ... when an Airbus 320 operated by TACA Airlines ran out of room on a rain-slicked runway, plunging down an embankment into several cars. Five people, including the pilot, were killed. “The plane came down too ...