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
Airport expansion: It's build, build, build in much of the world
BBC - 6/28/2015 11:41:48 PM
But while the capital gingerly edges towards airport ... runways will be built in the world's major cities by 2036. Seventeen of them will be in China alone. "These are not vanity projects," says James Stamp, KPMG's global head of aviation, "these ...
Delaware Becomes The Only U.S. State Without Air Service
Forbes - 6/29/2015 12:49:13 PM
But one of the most important places in the country ... in the legal world, since many companies are incorporated in Delaware. Troubled companies also use its courts for bankruptcy filings. The airport is well-equipped with three major runways, 10 taxiways ...
Airport runway expansion: Will it be Heathrow or Gatwick?
Get Surrey - 6/29/2015 4:16:48 PM
Architect Sir Terry Farrell said his designs for the airport on the West Sussex/Surrey border would eliminate queues, speed up passenger transit and crown Gatwick as "the world's most efficient two-runway airport ... the whole country to global growth.
China's aviation boom drives airport building frenzy
Reuters - 6/26/2015 6:19:04 AM
CAAC's Li said the country's airport expansion is supported by data showing rising passenger numbers. "Airport building should be a bit ahead of the demand. Judging from the experience of the developed world ... airport with six runways and four terminals ...
Fleming Field Airport Struggles with Tight Footprint in South St. Paul
aviationpros.com - 6/29/2015 12:42:03 PM
Occasionally, neighbors in the small homes and apartments that surround the airport can spot the restored World War II-era B-25 housed ... up with a plan for stopways, which are paved slabs on either end of the runway. Stopways allow pilots more space ...
Airports: come for the stress, stay for the delays!
Times Union - 6/29/2015 12:06:16 PM
Question: What are, things I shouldn’t accept at an airport ... to Disney World. We flew on Eastern Airlines…”The Wings of Man”! I remember being so excited and a little scared as the plane sped up on the runway before seamlessly lifting ...
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Spy Ghana - 6/20/2015 4:48:57 PM
Under the new UK-Belgian Visitor Service, Chinese customers will be able to submit visa applications for both countries during ... military and civilian airports in Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Saturday, destroying the runways, after five-day peace talks ...
Gatwick records busiest year in airport's history, boosting campaign to win permission for new runway
Daily Mail - 6/25/2015 12:18:10 PM
The airport recorded 906 air traffic movements in one day in August, a world record for a single-runway airport. The airport's pre-tax ... whose Putney constituency is close to Heathrow. Heathrow is the country's biggest airport and a hub where more ...
'We have short memories': Japan unites with former foes to resist China's empire of sand
theguardian.com - 6/26/2015 12:45:36 PM
Now, in 2015, two spy planes, one Japanese and one American, stand side by side on that same runway ... the carcasses of world war two ships lie in its reefs, has compounded a crisis that has led to the militarisation of all countries involved.
Saudi Warplanes Destroy Yemen's Airports
The New Indian Express - 6/20/2015 10:22:24 AM
SANAA: Saudi-led air strikes struck military and civilian airports here on Saturday, destroying the runways, after peace talks in Geneva ... former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa. In the country's second largest city of Aden, residents said at ...
Career Spotlight: What I Do in Airport Operations
Lifehacker - 6/23/2015 1:24:57 PM
Over the next four years, I monitored cargo flights on the city-owned ramps and inspected the busiest runways in the world ... Most major airports want more. Some airports (smaller hubs) across the country may not require that much. I’ve seen postings ...
Gary/Chicago International Airport sputtered for decades, now poised for growth
Chicago Tribune - 6/20/2015 7:26:26 PM
Paul Jankovich, who trained pilots in instrument flying as a captain in the Army Air Corps during World War II, quickly realized the need for a longer runway to accommodate larger jets. While airports were expanding across the country, so were interstate ...
Britain braces for political showdown over long-awaited airport decision
Economic Times - 6/22/2015 7:13:55 AM
LONDON: A decades-long battle to expand Britain's overcrowded airports is set for a crunch decision in the coming weeks, as the world's fifth-largest economy ... 2.1 per cent of its economy. But the country's top two airports Heathrow and Gatwick are ...
Bali Leads Indonesia Effort to Lure Tourists With Free Visas
Bloomberg - 6/24/2015 4:48:23 AM
Indonesia will focus on Bali and islands near Singapore rather than developing more remote spots in the world’s largest archipelago ... is pushing ahead with plans to build a two-runway international airport at Singaraja in northern Bali and a toll ...