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
Iraqi forces retake runway from ISIS at Mosul International Airport
FOX News - 2/23/2017 8:58:28 AM
Iraqi federal police forces – backed by U.S. air support – entered Mosul International Airport ... the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge," he said in a statement. Ground units pushed into a belt of villages outside the country's ...
The Busiest Airports In Indonesia
worldatlas.com - 2/23/2017 10:20:12 PM
The Soekarno–Hatta International Airport ... of the country with one another. Indonesia is one of the largest aviation markets in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and is expected to be among the largest air travel markets in the world by ...
Iraqi forces seize Mosul airport from Isis as Syrian rebels take al-Bab
The Guardian - 2/23/2017 11:07:19 AM
Photograph: Basel Rasol/EPA Battlefield defeats in Iraq and Syria continued to splinter Islamic State’s hold on both countries on Thursday, with Mosul airport seized by advancing ... and had secured most of the runway by noon local time.
The Latest: Iraqi police enter Mosul airport, take runway
News-Sentinel - 2/23/2017 3:36:21 AM
30 a.m. Iraqi police officials say the country's militarized federal police forces have entered Mosul International Airport, taking over the runway amid fierce clashes with the Islamic State group. Thursday's advance is part of a major assault that started ...
The Latest: Iraqi special forces enter base by Mosul airport
WSOC-TV - 2/23/2017 5:16:34 AM
He didn't provide more details. 11:30 a.m. Iraqi police officials say the country's militarized federal police forces have entered Mosul International Airport, taking over the runway amid fierce clashes with the Islamic State group. Thursday's advance is ...
Around the world
The Bulletin - 2/24/2017 11:56:14 AM
“My administration’s policies and regulatory reform, tax reform, trade policies will return significant manufacturing jobs to our country,” Trump ... the grounds of the city’s airport, where they took control of the runway. The three-pronged ...
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 ...
How are airport runways laid out?
www.quora.com - 10/17/2012 11:56:18 PM
If you look at Google earth you can see the actual layout of all the taxiways and runways (at least on the day the photo was taken). Try Denver Colorado USA - it's a relatively new, purpose built airport ... paved runways. Many US airfields built around ...
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.
World War II paved the way for Atlantic City's new airport
Press of Atlantic City - 8/13/2012 6:58:10 AM
Atlantic City had already ... bases to prepare for the country’s possible involvement in World War II. Two years later, in August 1941, Roosevelt approved nearly $1.5 million for the construction of an expansive airport on the site.
Third Heathrow Airport Runway Backed by British Government
nytimes.com - 10/26/2016 10:47:59 PM
The decision to build a third runway at the airport ... in the world.” “An island economy lives or dies by its air connectivity,” he added. “If the U.K. government is serious about its focus on economic growth and preserving the country’s global ...
New IMAX Film Dream Big: Engineering our World Inspires Girls to Engineer a Better World
Patch - 2/24/2017 10:51:49 AM
Now he’s got a new film, Dream Big: Engineering Our World, and it’s currently in museums across the country, with accompanying educational ... She works in Hawaii making their roads and airport runways safer. We all know engineers, but as MacGillivray ...
Still on the closure of Abuja airport
flatimes.com - 2/26/2017 2:09:52 PM
The decision to close the airport without following known international best practices is ridiculous and unacceptable. It portrays the country in bad light ... Gatwick, the world’s busiest single runway airport, reportedly handles over 53 aircraft ...
Mosul battle: Civilians killed by landmines as they flee, police say
KTXS - 2/25/2017 1:06:38 PM
Federal Police elite units are also clearing the remaining pockets of resistance in western Mosul's al-Tayaran neighborhood, just north of the Mosul International Airport runway ... the Iraq acting country director for the humanitarian group.
Which is the world's busiest airport for international passengers?
MSN - 1/24/2017 8:46:55 PM
Turkish Airlines, the world’s largest carrier in terms of number of countries served ... Amsterdam Airport Schiphol - 58.2m (2015) The busiest routes from Amsterdam Airport - with its six runways - are to Heathrow, Barcelona, Paris, Rome and Gatwick.