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
Operations at Mumbai airport to be hit from Tuesday
24indianews.com - 10/16/2016 6:46:19 AM
Last time the airport ... country, Mumbai International Airport has only one runway (as one-third of the airport land is occupied by slum squatters), yet it manages around 50 flights during peak hours, making it one of the most efficient airports in the ...
Surviving one of the “world’s most dangerous airports”
airfactsjournal.com - 10/11/2016 11:55:52 PM
A playground for the world’s rich and famous ... But it is also home to Gustaf III/St. Jean Airport, widely regarded as one of the most dangerous and challenging airports on the planet. Its short 2,100-ft runway has a 150-foot hill on one end and ...
Why Singapore Changi is consistently the best airport in the world
exclusive.multibriefs.com - 10/11/2016 8:06:49 PM
Look at the Skytrax rankings for the world's best ... special is that the two-runway facility acts like a destination in its own right, offering the kind of amenities found in luxury resorts and shopping malls and not in an airport that sees a plane ...
Britain to lose £23b if Heathrow airport is denied third runway
The Daily Express - 10/23/2016 5:43:44 PM
Drechsler said: “Building a new runway ... economy and country. Let’s be clear: in the aftermath of Brexit, the world will not wait for us. Other countries do not care about our excuses. “While we are staring at the departures board, airports in ...
Thailand Looks to Likely Future King With Apprehension
New York Times - 10/14/2016 8:53:22 PM
King Bhumibol had been a unifying figure in a country that is torn by deep divisions of class ... Bild, the German tabloid, published a photograph in July of the crown prince on an airport runway in low-slung jeans, with what appeared to be tattoos ...
Expand Heathrow Airport for global trade says Osborne
BBC - 10/15/2016 12:13:48 AM
A decision on which London airport should build a new runway is thought to be imminent ... "It connects up the rest of the country including the north and the Midlands, and it also opens Britain up to the world." Mr Osborne rejected suggestions he had ...
We're Brexit airport: Days before verdict, airport boss makes a plea to Theresa May on why it HAS to be Heathrow
Daily Mail - 10/22/2016 5:01:58 PM
‘We are at a critical point in our future as a country because the question is, are we going to emerge a winner in the post-Brexit world ... bonuses. So airport expansion would certainly be good for him. His proposed third runway will cost £17.6 ...
World's best airports according to pilots: The 16 airports that all pilots love flying to
traveller.com.au - 10/17/2016 10:51:30 PM
The airport is on the stunning volcanic island of Madeira, rising out of the Atlantic in an archipelago of a few small islands. The runway is carved ... see anywhere in the world." – Captain Geoff Leask, British Airways "My home country Kittilä, in ...
Nigeria can feed the world if the ICT agro-vision system is embraced
news2.onlinenigeria.com - 10/23/2016 5:55:04 AM
Nigeria can feed the world; if the ICT agro-vision ... We can equally have ICT connectivity at airports, the runways and within the scanning centres to check influx of offensive items into the country. Today, a lot of innocent citizens are living behind ...
South Africa Has 3 Solar-Powered Airports, 3 More On The way
AFKinside - 10/10/2016 9:45:14 AM
South Africa's George Airport is the first ... in larger cities as the country moves to expand renewable energy use. The solar-run airport at George, launched in September 2015, was Africa’s first and the second in the world after Cochin Airport in ...
New prime minister to decide on old runway problem in October
Reuters - 10/10/2016 12:37:01 PM
May will either support plans for a new runway west of London at Heathrow, the busiest airport in both ... clown sightings across the country, mimicking a prank that began in the United States and has spread across the world. LONDON Double Olympic silver ...
Airport expansion: the experts' view
The Guardian - 10/14/2016 11:45:10 PM
Guardian writers examine the pros and cons of extra runways at Heathrow and Gatwick from three different perspectives Heathrow airport ... emerging world such as India and China will be thwarted unless it follows the lead of other European countries ...
PM Modi inaugurates terminal building of Vadodara airport, says govt in 'mission mode' to expand aviation sector
India TV - 10/22/2016 2:10:10 PM
India in the near future would probably become the third country in the world in terms of airport activity benchmarks ... The 8,100-meter-long runway of the Vadodra airport can handle small and narrow body aircraft such as Airbus 320 and Boeing 737s.