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, 2012See also: Airports - with unpaved runways map
World briefs: China builds runway in contested waters
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 4/16/2015 10:59:31 PM
The first section of the runway appears like a piece of gray ribbon on an image taken last month of Fiery Cross Reef, part of the Spratly Islands, an archipelago claimed by at least three other countries. Adjacent to the runway, work is underway on an ...
VIDEO World’s biggest plane departs Shannon Airport
clareherald.com - 4/14/2015 11:56:11 AM
Hundreds of plane spotters from all over the country gathered in Shannon last night as the world’s largest airplane departed Shannon Airport for France ... Because of its size, the An-225 requires a runway of between 3,000 and 3,500 metres in length ...
Airlines wooed to use Clark airport
Inquirer - 4/17/2015 4:24:38 PM
Net profit of PNB rose 5% to P5.5B last year The state-run operator of Clark International Airport in ... “This is one of the many factors why Clark Airport has an advantage to other airports in the country today,” CIAC president and CEO Emigdio ...
10 Cheapest Airports to Fly to in Europe
The Huffington Post - 4/17/2015 11:59:47 AM
Crossing the Atlantic can be pretty steep, though, so to help you figure out the best gateways to the Old World, Hopper's done the math ... to grow with proposed plans to add a second runway to the airport. Gatwick's dominant airlines are British Airways ...
How secure is LAX? Airport had third-most perimeter breaches in the country
mynewsla.com - 4/9/2015 7:18:46 PM
Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday he was not surprised Los Angeles International Airport ranked near the top of a list released ... but anybody can cause havoc — one person on the runway, somebody wanting to commit suicide, somebody wanting to cause ...
Questions surround uncontrolled airports
abc27 - 4/16/2015 6:13:12 PM
In short, the answer to both of those questions is no. Gettysburg Airport is known as an uncontrolled airport. “It’s a small 3,000 foot runway, it’s not towered,” said Harrisburg International ... throughout the country especially when they are ...
Completion Nears For Long-Delayed St. Vincent and the Grenadines Airport
TravelPulse - 4/15/2015 10:21:56 AM
Runway paving should be complete ... passing through the existing E.T. Joshua Airport. Argyle International Airport is being financed by the SVG government, with “grants, donations and loans” from countries including Cuba, Venezuela, Trinidad and ...
Korean Officials Meet with Airlines Following Asiana Accident
AIN Online Language - 4/15/2015 10:50:34 AM
South Korean government officials held a meeting on Wednesday with executives from eight of the country’s airlines at Gimpo International Airport to urge a renewed commitment to safety after an Asiana Airlines Airbus A320 skidded off the runway at Japan ...
Many perimeter breaches found at country's airports
The Review alliance - 4/10/2015 2:56:53 AM
Several hundred times over the last decade, intruders have hopped fences, slipped past guardhouses, crashed their cars through gates or otherwise breached perimeter security at the nation's busiest airports ... International and sped down a runway ...
New Zealand’s Wellington Airport Runway Expansion Plan Not Exciting Airline Industry Despite Lure of Long Haul Flights
International Business Times - 4/13/2015 11:17:24 PM
Wade-Brown, one of the directors of the airport board said the runway extension may not suit Air New Zealand's short-term interests. But, Wellington International Airport Limited and its shareholders have made it clear that existing users will not have to ...
HCMC airport repairs taxiway
TTR Wekly - 4/9/2015 6:54:18 AM
Reunification Day and International Labour Day. This is a major public holiday with thousands of Vietnamese booking overseas holidays on airline services from the country’s busiest airport. Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam chief, Lai Xuan Thanh ...
Huge crowds at Shannon to see world’s biggest aircraft
The Clare Champion - 4/11/2015 11:55:34 PM
THOUSANDS of people have come from different parts of the country to Shannon Airport ... largest and most powerful jet the world has ever seen. Shannon has one of the longest runways in Europe and it is the only Irish airport the Antonov 225 has ever ...
Security Forces Secure Airport Following AAC Delegates Arrival
Liputan6 - 4/18/2015 5:53:31 AM
Security forces have been deployed to secure the perimeter and assure the effectiveness of safeguarding mission on foreign delegations from various countries. Soekarno Hatta International airport is currently ... airbase and the runway of the aircraft.
UAE has to offer multiple messages to the confused world
Gulf News - 4/13/2015 1:56:04 AM
An important challenge that the UAE faces is how to ensure that its multiple messages to the outside world are heard consistently. The country is ... The six runways of Al Maktoum International Airport — with an initial capacity of 160 million passengers ...
AP: Philly airport had 25 perimeter breaches over 11 years
Philadelphia Daily News - 4/9/2015 12:30:44 PM
Few of the breaches have been publicly reported before, with one notable exception: a 2012 incident in which a man sped down a runway at 100 ... put Philadelphia's airport second in the country, after San Francisco International, which had 37 breaches ...