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
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 6:11:19 PM
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 ... to add a third runway to increase its capacity.
Infographic: How The World's Airports And Runways Map Global Inequality
fastcodesign.com - 6/25/2013 11:59:16 PM
"The World, Traced by Airport Runways ... is dominated by countries with the most privilege. “The most dramatic and surprising transition is between the U.S. and Mexico,” Davenport tells Co.Design. “America is a beehive of runways and helipads ...
A Map of the World As Plotted By Airports
Gizmodo - 6/27/2013 2:14:05 AM
James Davenport created a world map using just airports, runways and helicopter pads. That way you can see which countries are dotted and outlined with airports (hint: it's the rich ones) and which countries just disappear into the vapor (hint: it's the ...
Canada's Sixth Busiest Airport Becomes Country's First Major Airport to Groove Runway Pavement
ForConstructionPros.com - 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 ...
New Runways For Gatwick And Heathrow Airports
Sky.com - 12/16/2013 11:53:21 PM
has also recommended a second runway for Gatwick airport. Sir Howard has also said he would consider the idea of building a new airport in the Thames Estuary, plans for which have been backed by the London Mayor, Boris Johnson, although he did not include ...
Rediff.com » Business » India is the largest destination country for Dubai Airport
Rediff - 1/31/2014 11:38:45 AM
India has retained its position as largest destination country for Dubai International Airport in 2013, according to a report ... the ongoing enlargement and upgrade of our facilities and runways," Paul said.
Tijuana Airport Parking, Just Over the Border
New York Times - 1/20/2014 12:56:13 PM
Developers cleared the largest hurdle in 2010 ... Costs on the American side include structures for processing, administrative offices and parking, Developers have been negotiating for several months with United States Customs and Border ...
Israel Will Build New Concourse, Runways at Busier Ben Gurion Airport
McGraw Construction - 12/16/2013 6:52:42 PM
The Israel Airports Authority has issued an international tender for a fourth concourse at the country’s main international airport ... due to complete a $220-million upgrade and expansion of runways to accommodate the doubling of air-traffic movements.
Delhi airport gets its third and country's longest runway
Gulf News - 8/20/2008 11:53:53 PM
New Delhi: A third runway ... International Airport on Thursday, with fire tenders extending a traditional water cannon salute to an Air India Boeing-777 that became the first aircraft to touch down at the 4,430-metre strip - the longest in the country.
US$65m to extend Sangster International Airport runway
Jamaica Gleaner - 3/1/2014 6:13:51 PM
The runway at the Donald Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay is to be extended at a cost of US$65 million. At its current length, the airport, which is a critical part of the country’s tourism infrastructure, is unable to accommodate some of ...
China Airports World’s Worst for Delays
Wall Street Journal - 7/11/2013 11:54:37 PM
... for China in its fight with Japan over World War II history illustrates just how difficult a task the world’s most populous country faces in overcoming American fears over its growing assertiveness. Reputation Matters: Unpacking the ...
6 New Mega-Airports That Will Compete For the Title of World's Busiest
Gizmodo - 11/25/2013 6:48:58 PM
It's expected to become the world's busiest airport, but, with plenty of other contenders quickly taking shape in Asia and the Middle East, it's going to have some stiff competition. Welcome to the mega-airport boom. For the next few days, you're going to ...
Abuja airport shut as Saudi plane blocks runway
Punch - 12/5/2013 6:55:36 AM
The Nigeria Airspace Management Agency has closed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to air traffic. It was learnt that this followed the blocade of of the runway by a Saudi ... at different airports in the country, especially those who ...
The World's Most Delayed Airports
Forbes - 1/23/2010 12:57:13 AM
Airports in those countries top our third annual ... plans a massive expansion by 2015; and Cairo International (fourth worst for departures at 54.7%) was forced to close one of its two runways in 2009 to accommodate construction for a third ...
Feds keep little-used airports in business
usatoday30.usatoday.com - 9/17/2009 4:14:57 PM
One of the USA's newest airports has a 5,500-foot lighted runway, a Colonial-style terminal with ... private airplanes — more than twice as many as every other country in the world combined, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers ...