Definition: This entry gives the total number of airports with unpaved runways (grass, dirt, sand, or gravel 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 unpaved runways map
Pope Francis starts Africa trip with visit to Nairobi
Washington Post - 11/25/2015 9:45:21 AM
NAIROBI — Pope Francis arrived in Kenya’s capital Wednesday evening, beginning his first trip to Africa by greeting throngs of people, waving and shaking hands on the airport runway ... speak directly to one of the world’s fastest growing Catholic ...
Ground delays at U.S. airports now average over 23 minutes
Denver Post - 11/23/2015 7:53:11 AM
Kennedy International Airport. Passengers ... It's a scene playing out across the country. According to an Associated Press analysis, airplanes spent 23 minutes and 32 seconds, on average, taxiing between gates and runways during the first nine months ...
Public can have say on proposals to extend Wellington Airport runway
New Zealand Herald - 11/25/2015 4:51:51 AM
The public can have its say on proposals to extend the Wellington Airport runway - a move projected to bring $2 billion into the country. The airport company ... was vital to connect to the rest of the world and improve the city's "visibility and economic ...
Pope Francis starts Africa trip despite security concerns
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 11/26/2015 5:04:59 AM
NAIROBI, Kenya — Pope Francis arrived in Kenya’s capital Wednesday evening, beginning his first trip to Africa by greeting throngs of people, waving and shaking hands on the airport runway ... directly to one of the world’s fastest growing Catholic ...
Non-viable Airports And Case For Privatisation
Leadership - 11/17/2015 5:08:30 AM
been rated as the best in the world. These airports are managed by private sector and not governments of those countries. “Take London airport for instance, private investors are those running some of the facilities there. Government provide those ...
New airport to bring growth to Jeju Island
THE KOREA TIMES - 11/26/2015 1:18:54 PM
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport recently announced the plan for the 4.1-trillion-won airport in Seongsan-eup in Seogwipo City on the eastern part of the island. The construction of the new airport, which will have one runway, will start ...
Kind World #18: Off The List
WBUR - 11/24/2015 4:13:05 PM
The Congolese president said that all Tutsis in the country were the enemy and need to be hunted ... That day of the evacuation, people boarded the bus, and an hour later, we pulled into the airport. Our plane was right there, like 50 yards away, and ...
Pune airport beefs up security post Paris
Punemirror - 11/24/2015 9:13:43 PM
The airport is one of the most sensitive places in the city as it is situated on Air Force land and shares the runway with ... carnage shocked the world and also posed greater challenges for the security agencies in various countries.
First airport to support landing of Airbus A-380
Pakistan Today - 11/23/2015 8:36:08 AM
The first-ever green-field airport, the under-construction ‘New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA)’ having a capacity to support landing and parking of Airbus A-380, the biggest passenger aircraft of the world, is being equipped with cutting-edge ...
Wanted: Modernised airports
The Nation - 11/14/2015 11:12:57 PM
“Whatever the case, it’s time for government to hands off investment in our airports. Privatisation is the absolute way forward. All over the world ... can benefit the country is the N63.5 billion spent on the second runway under construction ...
Gatwick records biggest rise in number of flight delays as figures show UK airports are the busiest they have ever been
Daily Mail - 11/14/2015 5:15:03 PM
Some 247 million people passed through 24 of the country's main airports in ... A spokesperson for Gatwick Airport told MailOnline Travel: 'Gatwick operates the world's busiest single runway airport and strives to get all flights away on time. '
New Islamabad Int’l Airport: First airport to support landing of biggest aircraft, Airbus A-380
Business Recorder - 11/18/2015 11:19:33 AM
ISLAMABAD: The first-ever green-field airport, the under construction `New Islamabad International Airport' (NIIA) having a capacity to support landing and parking of Airbus A-380, the biggest passenger aircraft of the world, is being equipped with cutting ...
AccorHotels Opens Pullman & Ibis Styles Hotels at Paris-Charles De Gaulle Airport
Hotel News Resource - 11/24/2015 2:25:42 PM
AccorHotels announced today that it is opening the Pullman Paris Roissy CDG Airport and ibis Styles Roissy CDG Airport hotels in the Paris-Charles de Gaulle hub, Europe’s second-largest and the world’s ... growth in emerging countries, we are still ...
World's scariest airport runways revealed!
Rediff India Abroad - 10/25/2013 9:48:54 PM
a travel deal website has revealed world's top ten scariest runways. According to Airfarewatchdog.com, Antartica's Sea Ice Runway leads the scary list with the runway being unpaved and prone to cracks. A few years ago, this runway melted leading to flight ...
Wyoming's Hot Springs County Airport opens
AOPA - 11/18/2015 9:17:51 AM
The new airport launched an era of improved safety for northwest Wyoming’s gateway to Yellowstone Country. A Wyoming Department of Transportation Cessna Citation Encore jet with Mead on board landed on Thermopolis’s new 6,370-foot-long Runway 5/23 to ...