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
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 ...
Denver International Airport celebrates 20 years
Denver Post - 2/28/2015 7:41:44 AM
Big land, big ideas Denver International Airport sits on 53 square miles. To put that into perspective, the cities of Boston or San Francisco could easily fit on DIA's property. The airport's main Jeppesen Terminal, the Airport Westin Hotel, six runways ...
FAA warns NYC-area airport congestion to significantly worsen by 2030
Newsday - 2/28/2015 9:32:06 PM
Congestion at New York City-area airports will likely become even worse in the next five to 15 years as demand for air travel grows, according to a new federal report. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International airports already regularly are among ...
Airport congestion is an emergency
Philstar - 3/1/2015 4:37:25 PM
A good international airport as the country’s gateway is essential to economic growth ... As experts pointed out in my column last Friday, outside of the quick exit runways long promised by government, congestion at NAIA could be vastly relieved if ...
LED lights, chemical recycling help make Chicago Rockford International Airport green
Rockford Register-Star - 2/28/2015 10:07:53 PM
Places such as Chicago Rockford International Airport are switching out incandescent bulbs in favor of LED lights. About a quarter of the more than 3,000 bulbs that guide pilots to two runways and ... Airports around the country are trying to lessen ...
Plane skids off taxiway at icy Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport as winter storm knocks out more than 1,000 flights
New York Daily News - 2/23/2015 11:32:34 PM
The front of an American Airlines plane slid off the taxiway at icy Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on ... according to FlightStats. The airport, which is the fourth busiest in the country, registered the highest number of cancellations in the ...
Hong Kong Aims to Get Third Runway Ready by 2023 as Demand Soars
Bloomberg - 2/25/2015 7:52:27 AM
(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong, the world’s largest international air cargo airport, aims to start construction next year on a third runway that will open by 2023 ... and as other countries gear up to tap growing travel demand from China and other parts ...
Report: L.A.-area stadium near airport would pose terror risk
USA Today - 2/28/2015 9:21:57 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A report commissioned by the developer of a downtown Los Angeles football stadium warns that a rival project nearby could be a potential terrorist target because of its proximity to Los Angeles International Airport. The report was ...
Airport opens second runway, air travel improves
The Tennessean - 2/18/2015 10:19:45 PM
With only a handful of cancellations and occasional delays, air travel improved Wednesday at Nashville International Airport ... at about 95 percent Wednesday, and the airport was able to open a second runway around 2:30 p.m., Sumrall said.
After Decades, La Guardia Airport May Allow Long-Haul Flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco
Wall Street Journal - 2/25/2015 8:38:23 PM
Vice President Joe Biden last year said it was out of a “Third World country ... Liberty and JFK airports. An executive at one airline said officials implemented the perimeter rule partly because decades ago, La Guardia’s runways could only handle ...
Airport director addresses misconceptions
Mohave Daily News - 2/26/2015 12:27:27 AM
BULLHEAD CITY — As part of the recent transportation panel sponsored by the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce and the Bullhead Regional Economic Development Authority, Laughlin/Bullhead International ... charter-only airport in the country,” he said.
Obama and Netanyahu: A clash of world views
WSBT 22 - 3/2/2015 12:58:30 AM
"It really is a fundamental disagreement over policy and it reflects the underlying world views that are held not just by the two men but by the two camps in each country," Ben ... on the baking runway of Ben Gurion airport outside Tel Aviv in 2010 ...
Canada's Sixth Busiest Airport Becomes Country's First Major Airport to Groove Runway Pavement
For Construction Pros - 12/16/2013 5:30:58 AM
The Ottawa airport runway project consisted of a standard runway grooving configuration of 0.25-in. groove width by 0.25-in. groove depth, spaced 1.5 in. center to center, for the entire length of the runway. Photo credit: International Grinding & Grooving ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 11:16:08 AM
In a speech on American infrastructure Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden said that compared to airports like Hong Kong International, New York's LaGuardia feels like a "third world country ... third-busiest airport in the world in 2012, it took home ...
Dubai replaces Heathrow as busiest airport
CNBC - 1/13/2015 2:16:54 AM
When airport capacity is constrained, companies "start to base headquarters overseas because of cost of travel. It strikes at the core of a country's ... airport's status as busiest international hub lent weight to its calls for a third runway.