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
White Sands Regional Airport runway construction begins
Alamogordo Daily News - 12/15/2014 10:07:57 AM
Grace said there's 450 regional airports in the country ... Grace said the runway is currently 7,005 feet long. The 2,200 foot runway extension will result in a 9,205 foot long by 150 foot wide paved runway with a maximum load capability of 120,000 ...
Why Beijing is Spending $13 Billion on a New Airport
The Wall Street Journal - 12/16/2014 7:17:57 PM
Six years after Beijing spent $3.5 billion to build what was then the world ... Beijing airport capacity will undoubtedly help with the delays, some analysts say the bigger problem lies in the fact that China’s military controls 80% of the country ...
World’s first CNN Traveller Café created in partnership with SSP at Abu Dhabi International Airport
CNN Press Room - 12/7/2014 11:53:29 PM
As part of this redevelopment, a second runway and a third terminal ... It has business at circa 130 airports and circa 270 rail stations, and operates approximately 2,000 units in 29 countries around the world. SSP operates an extensive portfolio of ...
Kumasi Airport Now An International Airport
Spy Ghana - 12/16/2014 9:38:08 AM
... of the Airport runway had also been done with plans for expansion, to cope with international flights and also meet the current challenges. Built in 1943, the Airport, the second largest facility in the country, until recently had not seen any major ...
China, Sudan sign $700m loan for new Khartoum airport
Sudan Tribune - 12/17/2014 7:42:25 AM
The Sudanese authorities plan to offer regional and international services, as the new airport will have two 4,000 metre runways capable of handling ... the exportation of Sudanese goods to the Gulf countries and Africa. China is the biggest investor ...
Iceland gets funding towards €100m airport expansion
The Construction Index - 12/18/2014 7:26:55 AM
Iceland’s state-owned airport operating ... of Iceland’s main international airport, which serves the country’s capital Reykjavik. Investments include expanding the arrival and check-in areas, aircraft parking stands, runways and navigation systems ...
U-Tapao airport to be upgraded
TTR Wekly - 12/17/2014 6:23:40 AM
PATTAYA, 17 December 2014: Thailand’s Ministry of Transport says it will propose a massive upgrade for U-Tapao International Airport ... and a second 3,500-metre runway are included in the project, he said. The airport has the longest runway in Thailand ...
Chicago Rockford International Airport marks 10 years as international port
Northwest Herald - 12/12/2014 12:24:32 AM
ROCKFORD – The decade since the federal government designated Chicago Rockford International Airport as an official U.S. port of ... past two years – including recent renovations to both runways – and a major aircraft mechanics business project ...
New Delhi plans for fourth runway
Travel Weekly - 12/17/2014 12:11:26 AM
The Indira Gandhi International Airport has undergone significant developments in order to accommodate bigger aircrafts such as the Airbus 380, and a bigger capacity of travellers. The airport is home to three runways ... upgrading the country’s airports ...
Phase I of new Muscat airport complete, runway opens
MENAFN - 12/15/2014 10:43:45 AM
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) An Oman Air Airbus A330 touched down on the expansive runway of the new Muscat International Airport a little after noon on ... that beats all other developed and developing countries? Just take a look at ... Dec 16 2014 - Saudi ...
World's best airport bike paths
CNN - 10/22/2014 12:13:26 AM
Consider the airport bike path, an increasingly popular feature at airports around the world. Some allow ... tunnels passing under the twin runways. The route also takes in some lovely countryside adjoining the Styal Country Park, and a selection of ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 11:16:08 AM
... Kong's airport is one of the busiest in the world. It didn't win any awards, but it landed in the top five for dining, shopping, cleanliness, and leisure amenities. In March 2012, the airport decided to add a third runway to increase its capacity.
Somalia: Puntland President launches the long awaited Construction of Bosaso airport Runway
Horseed Media - 12/4/2014 9:55:21 PM
The upgrade, which will cost up to $10-million USD will include extending the airport’s runway ... country. However, upon completion of the works, the airport is expected to attract back many Airline companies and resume their daily local and ...
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 ...
Huntsville International Airport reopens west runway after completing $27.8 million improvement project (updated)
Al.com - 7/9/2013 10:35:15 AM
Some of the capital improvements included expanding paved shoulders on the runway to 35 feet and ... Director Rick Tucker said the Huntsville airport is the 14th largest international cargo airport in the country. “The new west runway and taxiway system ...