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
Schumer Announces FAA Will Install Critically-Needed Runway Lighting Systems at NY’s 3 Major Airports By End of Year
Long Island - 5/22/2015 11:32:35 AM
The system is based on inputs from surface and terminal surveillance systems, like sensors on the runway, radar, satellite and other high-tech systems. Schumer said that in the 9 airports across the country where Runway Status Lights have been installed ...
Stop the dithering: David Cameron needs to make an early call on Heathrow or Gatwick airport expansion
CITY A.M. - 5/20/2015 1:19:21 AM
Around the world, ambitious countries are planning major investments in new airport capacity to enhance their economic competitiveness. The world’s major cities are planning to build more than 50 runways by 2036 to allow for an extra 1bn passenger ...
Letter to the Editor: Tweed Runway Safety Areas should not be paved
New Haven Register - 5/22/2015 3:50:17 PM
The letter tried to make a comparison with the population around New Haven’s region with passenger capabilities of airports like Albany (New York) International ... requires Runway Safety Areas (RSA) and these newly constructed RSAs are paved over ...
New York LaGuardia airport – rehabilitate or close down? Is privatisation a more useful option?
Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation - 5/22/2015 10:16:50 PM
Biden Jr. has likened travelling through LaGuardia to an experience “in a third world country ... modernising runway and terminal layouts and improving rail access at Newark; and finding an appropriate role for secondary airports like Stewart ...
Asaba Airport Is Safe and Secure
Spy Ghana - 5/21/2015 11:48:05 AM
... don’t forget that there are so many runways in the country that have difficulties and which have been shut down at different stages as a result. I was working at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport when the runway was shut down to ...
Prime minister: Nepal overwhelmed by second quake
USA Today - 5/14/2015 7:24:22 AM
Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, center, walks on the runway after taking a helicopter tour to areas of the north of the country devastated by an earthquake at the international airport in Kathmandu on May 6, 2015. (Photo: Roberto Schmidt ...
Kotoka International Airport to be de-congested
Ghana Web - 5/14/2015 2:19:33 PM
Passengers traveling through the Kotoka International ... enhancements such as CCTV, paved car park and resurfacing of the runway would also be undertaken this year. Antrak Air and some charter flights serve the Sunyani Airport, the release said.
‘India should build more road runways for strategic edge’
Times of India - 5/22/2015 12:41:11 AM
"Though it is the first time in India's aviation history, road runways have been used since World War II. They also exist in several other countries, including Pakistan ... Yamuna expressway is fully concrete paved and is also India's longest speedway.
Travelers’ Reviews: 5 Best Airports In Nigeria
Nigerian Bulletin - 5/14/2015 2:26:43 PM
The MMIA in Lagos is the largest airport in Nigeria, and in West and Central Africa. Constructed in 1979 and modeled after the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the MMIA has an international terminal and a domestic wing. There are two runways at the airport ...
Snow job wins recognition for Massport, Worcester airport
Worcester Mag - 5/21/2015 7:40:32 PM
Hanscom saw 102 inches of snowfall, while Worcester was named snowiest city in Airport in 2014-15 with 119.7 inches. “Congratulations on your clean sweep of the runways this winter ... but tells the country and the world we are always open for business
Which area airport ranked last in the nation in on-time performance?
New Jersey Online - 5/12/2015 4:09:18 PM
The least delayed airport in the country for arrivals was Seattle-Tacoma International, at 85.4 percent on time ... the Port Authority cited a March 5 incident in which a plane skidded off a runway, forcing the temporarily suspending airport operations.
OPINION: Expand Sea-Tac's international terminal
The Business Journal - 5/22/2015 12:51:20 PM
As travelers stream through Seattle-Tacoma International ... to avoid visiting our country due to its frustrating entry process. But, what’s bad forbusiness in Seattle may offer growth opportunities to its competitors. Airports in Los Angeles, San ...
Britain’s Busiest Airport – Heathrow
ITV - 5/19/2015 3:32:22 PM
New documentary series that goes behind the scenes at Britain’s biggest and busiest international airport ... countries. Airside Safety Officer Glenn and his colleagues work closely with Air Traffic Control to keep Heathrow’s two runways open and ...
Business leaders call for action on airport expansion
Re:locate - 5/20/2015 11:59:25 PM
The letter said, "Expanding our international ... other airports full by 2030, the need for expansion is self-evident. "As people who run some of Britain's leading businesses, it concerns us that other countries plan on building more than 50 new runways ...
EU exit 'won't make blind bit of difference,' JCB boss claims as he tells MPs to speed up airport decision
Daily Mail - 5/18/2015 8:55:40 PM
He also warned that Britain needs to end a logjam over building new airport runways to kick-start the country’s fragile economic recovery ... The need for infrastructure in much of the developing world remains acute and will eventually drive a resumption ...