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
Plane Skids Off Runway at NYC's LaGuardia Airport
NBC Philadelphia - 3/6/2015 12:25:07 AM
A passenger jet skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport and crashed into a fence as it tried to ... sleet and snowflakes combined to hamper visibility and make paved surfaces slippery. NBC 4 New York meteorologists say freezing fog was observed near ...
Delta jet skids off runway while landing at snowy LaGuardia airport
Washington Post - 3/5/2015 1:55:12 PM
A plane arriving in New York City amid snowy conditions skidded off the runway at LaGuardia International Airport on Thursday ... but winter storms were impacting airports across the country. Thousands of flights have been canceled, causing headaches ...
Plane skids off snowy runway at New York's LaGuardia airport
theguardian.com - 3/5/2015 8:36:04 PM
Laguardia Airport: 131 passengers ... LaGuardia shut its runways as a result of the incident, but was planning to reopen one a 2pm. The closures could ripple through air transit around the country. FlightAware, which usually tracks such cancelations ...
Airports all over the World are turning into Giant Bee Hives
zmescience.com - 3/3/2015 1:21:47 PM
Low cost fairs and and an ever wealthier middle class coming out of developing countries mean there are more flights today than ever. Since 1990, CO2 emissions from international ... airport, became the first in the U.S. to install LEDs on its runways ...
Indian plane arrives to remove jet from Kathmandu airport
Zee News - 3/5/2015 2:09:31 PM
Kathmandu: India on Thursday rushed experts and an Air Force transport plane with equipment to Nepal to remove a Turkish Airliner that skidded off the runway here yesterday, forcing closure of the country's only international airport for two days ...
Nashville airport conditions improving
The Tennessean - 3/5/2015 3:13:56 PM
The Nashville International Airport isn't ... Closures elsewhere, including at LaGuardia Airport in New York, could have a ripple effect. Nashville airport crews focused on plowing the primary runway and keeping it clear, said Shannon Sumrall, airport ...
Tripoli airport bombed ahead of UN-backed peace talks
Al JAZEERA - 3/5/2015 1:55:12 PM
The jets hit an open area near the runway at Maitiga airport on Thursday but caused no major damage ... Urgent strategy needed The international community, he said, must "move quickly to present a clearly articulated strategy in support of the Libyan ...
Libya forces carry out second day of rival air strikes on airports
Firstpost - 3/4/2015 9:05:53 PM
Two unidentified warplanes on Wednesday bombed the airport of the western Libyan town of Zintan, which is allied with the internationally recognised government. Electricity systems were damaged but not the runway ... and make the country a safe haven ...
Turkish Airlines Jet Veers Off Runway in Nepal
Wall Street Journal - 3/4/2015 8:01:27 PM
... flights were canceled Wednesday morning and the country’s only international airport remained effectively closed down, Mr. Chudal said. “We are working to remove the plane from the runway as soon as possible and bring things back to normal,” he said.
Thousands stranded in Gulf airports
Ekantipur - 3/5/2015 6:41:32 PM
QATAR, MAR 06 - With the authorities cancelling all international ... near the runway on Wednesday morning, thousands of Nepali migrants on their way back home and foreign passengers have been stranded in various airports in Gulf countries.
Karipur Airport Touching New Horizons in Aviation
The New Indian Express - 3/2/2015 12:51:21 AM
The airport has achieved a rapid growth since the inception of its international flight operations in 2006. Today, Calicut airport is the 13th busiest airport in the country in terms ... on for a long time. The runway strengthening work is expected ...
Turkish Airlines' Near Miss Creates Big Problem At Kathmandu's Tiny Airport
NPR News - 3/4/2015 11:14:44 PM
In many countries, this would have been the end of the story. But Tribhuvan International Airport is Nepal's only international airport. It's a small airport — with only one runway and nine parking bays — and it's bursting at the seams. On a normal day ...
Delta jet skids off runway during snowstorm at NY airport
Reuters - 3/5/2015 11:13:33 PM
LaGuardia, the smallest of the New York area's three major airports, was immediately closed after the mishap. By the time its runways started to reopen at ... travel disruptions in many parts of the country. "I think the pilot did everything he could ...
Warplanes strike airport in Libyan town
worldbulletin.net - 3/4/2015 2:39:20 PM
Two unidentified warplanes on Wednesday bombed the airport of the western Libyan town of Zintan, allied with the country's internationally recognized government, damaging electricity systems but not the runway, a local official said. Libya is caught in a ...
Russia to invest $5.7 billion into airport infrastructure through 2020
Air Transport World - 3/5/2015 7:38:48 PM
The Russian government will invest RUB350 ($5.7 billion) billion in the country ... new Yuzhny International Airport at Rostov-on-Don in 2014. Airfield reconstruction at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Krasnodar will be finished and new runways will be ...