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
EXCLUSIVE: New York's three major airports are worst in country for leaving fliers grounded, report says
New York Daily News - 5/28/2015 2:28:36 AM
The New York area’s three major airports are the worst in the country for leaving ... include getting stuck on the runway for hours on end,” said Joe Sitt, Global Gateway Alliance’s founder. Chicago O’Hare International Airport had the most flights ...
Electrical failure causes chaos at Belgian airports
Yahoo News - 5/27/2015 5:53:12 PM
View gallery The control tower is seen in the background with airplanes grounded on the runway ... in neighbouring countries. Ninety minutes after air traffic was allowed to resume, a first flight took off from Brussels international airport, heading ...
Qatar Airway's $200-billion dollar threat to European airports
The Business Insider - 5/27/2015 10:22:14 AM
Officials from the small Persian Gulf country ... the award of the World Cup to Qatar and Russia. Often outspoken, Mr al-Baker - who also sits on the board of Heathrow Airport - has been a fierce supporter of plans to build a third runway west of London.
London's airport expansion plan threatens neighboring villages to meet demands of travelers
FOX News - 5/25/2015 7:25:39 AM
In a globalized world, airports offer the opportunity for investment ... to be leveled but who would find themselves living next to a runway. "We believe we are being fair," he said. Countries like Britain have struggled with the notion of balancing ...
M.Davaajav: Airports develop regardless of nation’s population
Ubpost Banner - 5/26/2015 12:32:16 PM
To commemorate this special occasion, President of Chinggis Khaan International Airport (CHKHIA ... between Ulaan-Uud and Ulaanbaatar from Mongolia and an aerodrome runway and airport was set up in Morin Valley. This airport was named Dobr and became ...
Cairo Airport’s Terminal 2 soft opening expected in November
Daily News Egypt - 5/27/2015 12:45:24 PM
Cairo International Airport’s Terminal 2 will witness its soft opening in ... A new terminal will be built, with a capacity of 10 million passengers annually, as well as a new runway and control tower. Funding for the project will be provided by the ...
Ahmedabad airport to go on solar power mode
Times of India - 5/25/2015 9:13:01 AM
In a bid to bring down operational expenses and save on power costs, Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to install solar panels on the roof of both domestic and international ... at few airports in the country including Ahmedabad.
See the world with tot in tow
Columbus Telegram - 5/26/2015 10:59:12 AM
Veteran traveler Adrian Jarosz has stamps in his passport, can sleep on a plane and has six international trips under his belt. He is 3 years old. “If we drive past an airport ... the travel bug and has been to 58 countries and territories and 33 ...
Grand Jury looks at safety, operations of local airports
Times-Standard - 5/26/2015 1:43:51 PM
The FAA categorizes it as a primary commercial service airport. CRCHCA has two asphalt runways ... country are trying to expand air service. Even with these constraints, in 2012, American Airlines offered the county airline service to Los Angeles ...
World's scariest airport runways revealed!
Rediff India Abroad - 10/25/2013 11:40:27 AM
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 ...
Tanzania: KIA to Be Revamped for Large International Planes
AllAfrica - 5/26/2015 8:14:34 AM
Dodoma — The Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) will be revamped to enable large international planes to land and reduce the hassle for tourists and other visitors visiting the country through ... He added that another runway would also be ...
Inside look at airport training
ABC 10 UP - 5/28/2015 5:20:24 AM
HOUGHTON — Five Upper Peninsula airports and seven Copper Country fire departments took part in a training ... to be prepared for a possible accident or incident,” said Sawyer International Airport Manager Duane DuRay. In this scenario a level three ...
The World's Most Delayed Airports
Forbes - 1/22/2010 7:56:34 PM
Airports in those countries ... s airport expects to open a new terminal later in 2010; Mumbai’s airport plans a massive expansion by 2015; and Cairo International (fourth worst for departures at 54.7%) was forced to close one of its two runways in ...
Infographic: How The World's Airports And Runways Map Global Inequality
Fast Company - 6/25/2013 11:59:16 PM
"The World, Traced by Airport Runways ... is dominated by countries with the most privilege. "The most dramatic and surprising transition is between the U.S. and Mexico," Davenport tells Co.Design. "America is a beehive of runways and helipads that ...
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 ...