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
Heathrow’s days as Europe’s busiest airport are numbered
The Economist online - 2/5/2016 7:04:12 PM
While the British government dithers about where to build London’s first new full-length runway since the second world war, Turkey is busy constructing what is expected to be the world’s largest airport ... The country has a large, young population ...
Major airlines suspend Vanuatu flights over airport runway concerns
The Guardian - 1/29/2016 4:32:02 AM
Much of the country ... the runway would have been upgraded and completed last year,” he said. “There was a funding approval in March last year that sat on the table until the government decided very recently they were going to cancel the World ...
Airports, airports everywhere… but few viable
The Nation - 2/9/2016 11:17:09 PM
All over the world, airports are considered as economic and ... Besides being key to air transportation, airports also serve as a border posts between countries with its attendant security features. Apart from the 22 airports built by the Federal ...
Dinetz designs airports with flying colors
tphnews.com - 2/3/2016 10:55:38 PM
For upwards of six hours at a time, Jonathan illustrates these airport layouts: the runways, the terminals ... Namely, he is a whiz at memorizing images like the bays and countries of the world, she said. “Let’s say you’re talking about the Civil ...
Vanuatu airport repairs could be complete in March: World Bank
ABC Online - 2/10/2016 11:23:08 PM
Vanuatu's new parliament sits this morning, and apart from establishing a new government and electing a new Prime Minister, one of the the first orders of business will likely be to move forward on emergency works for the country's airport runway.
Best of Airways: Istanbul Ataturk Airport
airwaysnews.com - 2/7/2016 11:55:19 PM
It opened its doors on October 29, 1983, and was situated in the “V” shaped area formed by the runways. Still known as Yesilkoy, the almost-entirely-new airport ... the country boasts one of the fastest-developing economies of the world with the ...
Footage shows near-miss above Melbourne Airport
Investment Underground - 2/8/2016 5:10:17 AM
"Melbourne Airport only has two runways and they are crossing runways". "The incident is compounded because Australia is one of the few countries in the world that allows Land and Hold Short Operations (LAHSO), where intersecting runways can be operated ...
Pilot who landed plane in Somalia with hole in fuselage calls airport security 'zero'
Chicago Tribune - 2/7/2016 8:27:44 PM
Somalia's government has said it will tighten security at the airport to prevent other threats. Somalia faces an insurgency from the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, which has carried out deadly attacks in Somalia and neighboring countries. Daallo ...
Agreement Reached Re: O’Hare Airport $1.3 Billion Infrastructure Plan
Chicago Defender - 2/6/2016 11:56:30 PM
This historic agreement includes a new runway ... country’s busiest airports, but also one of the best. These improvements will lead to a safer, more efficient airport while solidifying O’Hare’s status as an economic engine for the region and a world ...
Third runway will 'secure our country's future' says Heathrow Airport chief
Worthing Herald - 2/9/2016 6:45:08 PM
The head of Heathrow Airport has urged David Cameron to back the plan for a third runway ... to secure our country's future ... the prize for us all is that Britain could become the most prosperous of all the major nations in the world in the coming ...
Somalia says video shows laptop handed to bomb suspect; pilot says airport had no security
Charlotte Observer - 2/7/2016 6:44:31 AM
Somalia’s government has said it will tighten security at the airport to prevent other threats. Somalia faces an insurgency from the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, which has carried out deadly attacks in Somalia and neighboring countries. Daallo ...
ATR signs a major agreement with Iran Air for 40 ATR 72-600s
Pakistan Defence - 2/1/2016 10:19:14 AM
World’s leading turboprop manufacturer ATR and Iran’s ... They operate successfully in very different environments, including small airfields, unpaved runways and mountainous regions. Patrick de Castelbajac, Chief Executive Officer of ATR, declared ...
Air Vanuatu says independent report shows Port Vila runway safe
Australian Aviation - 2/2/2016 11:25:27 PM
However, Air Vanuatu and Solomon Airlines have maintained their jet services into and out of Bauerfield Airport. The airport’s single runway, 11/29, is 2,600m long and surfaced with asphalt. A World Bank ... air links to the country after Virgin and ...
How Airports Can Help Revitalize the Aviation Industry
AviationPros - 2/10/2016 7:48:23 PM
In the early 1980s, this country produced ... But the airport managers who operate these landing areas are seldom involved in any of this. The world seems to see their job as just keeping the pavement in shape and the runway lights on.
Long Island MacArthur Airport is poised for another takeoff
Newsday - 1/30/2016 6:25:23 AM
That will create a need for more connecting flights to other parts of the country ... congestion at LaGuardia Airport, and take advantage of its lengthy upcoming renovation. MacArthur, too, needs an upgrade. One of its two runways is too short for ...