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
Heathrow Airport in renewed call for third runway
airport-world.com - 5/20/2013 7:59:48 AM
Heathrow Airport has told the UK government there is no “quick or easy solution” to ease the country’s lack of hub airport ... “Heathrow is the world’s busiest two-runway airport with a flight taking off or landing every 45 seconds.
Dubai International Airport set to upgrade runways
airport-world.com - 5/9/2013 7:58:32 AM
The north runway ... pave the way for future expansion.” Discussions are underway with airlines to reduce flight schedules during the 80-day period to protect service levels and optimise the capacity that is available at both airports. Dubai World ...
Dubai International to lengthen runways
breakingtravelnews.com - 5/9/2013 1:06:20 PM
To safeguard service levels while the work is taking place, scheduled passenger flights at its hub airport will be reduced and all freighter, charter and general aviation flights will be diverted to Dubai World Central. The northern runway is nearing the ...
Gannett Fleming, Design Engineer for PHX Sky Train™: First Transit Bridge in the World to Cross an Active Taxiway
PRWeb - 5/18/2013 8:12:19 PM
marking a global distinction for Gannett Fleming as design engineer of the first transit bridge in the world to cross an active taxiway. Defined as an automated people-mover system, the PHX Sky Train™ allows one of the country’s busiest airports to ...
Gatwick urges better pricing to compete with Heathrow
Daily Telegraph - 5/16/2013 5:15:44 PM
Gatwick is urging a Government-backed commission to enforce measures that will enable it and other airports ... a third or fourth runway should be built by “2020ish” if Britain wants to avoid losing any further ground to other countries which are ...
Stansted boss calls on Government to help airport expand with faster rail link
hertsandessexobserver.co.uk - 5/20/2013 12:53:18 PM
Manchester Airports ... any new runways can be built. Chief executive Charlie Cornish said: "The Airports Commission’s interim report provides an opportunity for the UK to make a firm statement about the future of economic growth in the country.
Plane overshoots runway in Myanmar, injuring two
Gulf News - 5/17/2013 6:51:47 AM
Yangon: A passenger plane carrying 55 people overran the end of the runway at an airport in eastern Myanmar due to suspected ... up with fast-growing demand as foreign visitors flock to the country, which is emerging from decades of junta rule.
Airports in need of major upgrade
financialgazette.co.zw - 5/18/2013 1:45:46 PM
Worse still, the collision dented efforts aimed at growing the tourism sector by sending wrong signals around the world. Experts fear that such incidents could have worsened Zimbabwe’s safety ratings. Currently, the country is ranked under Category 2 ...
Aircraft with 55 passengers overshoots runway in Myanmar, 2 injured
Times of India - 5/17/2013 7:27:34 AM
YANGON: A passenger plane carrying 55 people overran the end of the runway at an airport in eastern Myanmar due to suspected ... fast-growing demand as foreign visitors flock to the country, which is emerging from decades of junta rule.
HNTB Names Laddie Irion as National Aviation Market Sector Leader
PRWeb - 5/16/2013 8:43:19 PM
engineering and design services at Los Angeles World Airports; design and construction management of runway status light implementation at airports across the country; and design of the runway expansion at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Rail is key to Stansted Airport's success, according to new owner
Cambridge News - 5/20/2013 4:28:02 PM
“The London-Stansted-Cambridge Corridor links the world’s leading university and the world’s leading city with an airport that has the planning and infrastructure in place to double in size. “As such Stansted Airport offers huge potential to be a k ...
Dangerous liaisons: Lonely swan fell in love with a helicopter after his mate died
Daily Mail - 5/17/2013 12:56:51 PM
Whooper has been looking for a new mate for ... pair for life and are fiercely protective of their offspring. Weighing as much as 14 kg (31lsb) they are some of the animal world’s heaviest flyers and are revered as the national bird of Finland.
City Talk: Rolla National Airport is bevy of activity
Rolla Daily News - 5/12/2013 5:41:57 PM
Located about 13 miles north of Rolla off State Route 63 North and Highway 28 near the town of Vichy, Rolla National Airport, once a training base for World ... paved. The airport’s gravel parking lot located next to the pilot’s lounge and ...
Authorities arrest 31 in spectacular diamond heist
Los Angeles Times - 5/8/2013 12:10:15 PM
LONDON -- Authorities in three countries have arrested 31 people in connection ... estimated $50 million worth of gemstones from a parked plane on a Belgian airport runway. Anja Bijnens in the Brussels prosecutor’s office said Wednesday ...
Africa’s infrastructure, key to development (1)
The Guardian - Nigeria - 5/13/2013 10:05:37 PM
Africa has lost market share in world trade ... countries of similar per capita income, African countries are under-endowed with airports, runways and passenger and freight terminals. The number of paved runways longer than 1,500 meters is 20 per cent ...