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, 2014See also: Airports - with paved runways map
Bin Laden's family KILLED in private jet crash that was travelling too fast, probe finds
The Daily Express - 12/8/2016 5:07:40 AM
The luxury Saudi-registered Phenom 300 private jet smashed into an earth bank at the end of Blackbushe Airport ... of paved surfaced remaining. “From touchdown… it was no longer possible for the aircraft to stop within the remaining runway length.”
Sheremetyevo Airport investing to become “one of the largest passenger and cargo hubs in the world” by 2018
airport-business.com - 12/6/2016 10:03:32 AM
“This will increase the attractiveness of Moscow as an international financial centre and raise the level of competitiveness of our country ... in any airport around the world, passengers and baggage will be transported under the existing runways.
Vic Falls Airport boon for tourism
herald.co.zw - 12/7/2016 10:12:29 PM
The international airport, which thrives on the spectacular world class tourist attraction, the mighty Victoria Falls, is expected to boost tourist arrivals, now that it can accommodate wide-bodied aircraft. And with some countries like South Africa ...
LAX's Makeover Inspires Airport Changes Around the Country
AviationPros - 12/5/2016 4:16:57 PM
It is an incredibly ambitious goal, considering LAX ranks near the bottom of the ... Airport in North Carolina, which is also benefiting from surging traffic, is building nine new gates along with an expanded pre-security lobby, a new runway and a new ...
12 Most Dangerous Airports in the World
thrillophilia.com - 10/2/2016 11:59:23 PM
With just 525 meters of runway length, this airport is by far one of the world’s dangerous airports with the shortest runway ever. If you thought that only landing was difficult here, then you might have to know that the paved runway has a downward ...
Tens of thousands in two countries pack stadiums to pay tribute to wiped out Brazil soccer club
Chicago Tribune - 11/29/2016 11:55:02 PM
A female controller explained another plane that had been diverted with mechanical problems of its own was already approaching the runway and had priority ... of tributes that poured in from all over the world. They then cheered the names of each of ...
How to Salvage Syria
Daily Beast - 12/7/2016 10:02:20 AM
Nowhere in the country has Ahrar al-Sham ... by our calculation—the Assad regime still holds strategic districts in the city of Deir Ezzor and a key airport. The U.S. and its Western allies have the ability, by dint of their current presence, to dictate ...
Future Security Technology at Airports Will Scan Your Face as Your Passport
blackchristiannews.com - 11/27/2016 4:40:45 PM
And other countries ... airports of a quality that Americans can only dream of: In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to be completed in 2020, a new airport with five runways and four terminals, capable of handling 160 million passengers a year. (Right now the ...
Global Airport Development Conference report: Trump, Brexit, pipelines and PPPs. Part 2
Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation - 12/8/2016 3:05:58 AM
Putting the airport – the world’s busiest single runway facility – into context ... is being driven now by tourism (he admitted this is as much to do with other countries’ problems as with any improvement in the Spanish tourist product) and ...
First commercial U.S.-Havana flight lands as country mourns Fidel Castro
FOX News - 11/28/2016 5:22:31 PM
Cubans saluted the packed American Airlines flight by spraying water from firetrucks above the plane as it taxied along the runway at Jose Marti International Airport in honor of ... but remained optimistic for the country's future. "What is coming ahead ...
A Map of the World As Plotted By Airports
Gizmodo - 6/26/2013 9:56:23 PM
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 ...
Caticlan Airport terminal expected to open soon
Philstar - 11/26/2016 4:06:08 PM
Apart from an interim terminal, construction of a permanent world-class international passenger terminal with 12 air bridges is also being undertaken. Last Nov.18, an Airbus A320 landed at the Caticlan Airport’s expanded runway, marking the start of ...
Third Heathrow Airport Runway Backed by British Government
New York Times - 10/25/2016 11:00:30 AM
The decision to build a third runway at the airport ... in the world.” “An island economy lives or dies by its air connectivity,” he added. “If the U.K. government is serious about its focus on economic growth and preserving the country’s global ...
Toronto’s Pearson Airport wants to be a mega-hub, but high costs and congestion stand in the way
Financial Post - 12/1/2016 3:50:04 AM
Pesky taxes and fees make Pearson “the most expensive airport in the world at which to land a plane,” according to a 2012 Senate report. There’s also the problem of congestion — in the airport, on its runways ... from a second country to a third ...
LAX's Makeover Inspires Airport Changes Nationwide
Government Technology - 12/7/2016 7:49:19 PM
It is an incredibly ambitious goal, considering LAX ranks near the bottom of the world ... Airport in North Carolina, which is also benefiting from surging traffic, is building nine new gates along with an expanded pre-security lobby, a new runway ...