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
Arab strikes hit Yemen's main airport, foreigners flee
Sydney Morning Herald - 3/29/2015 8:57:42 PM
Saudi-led warplanes bombed Yemen's main international airport and struck a renegade troop base in the capital, as Arab leaders vowed Sunday to pummel Iranian-backed rebels until they surrender. The raids on the ... time they hit the runway" since the ...
Defence cargo aircraft Hercules C130J lands at Juhu airport
Economic Times - 3/24/2015 3:48:40 PM
but the Hercules can land on much shorter lengths of unpaved or paved runways, they said. The runway at the Juhu aerodrome is about 3,750 feet long, very short compared to the 12,008 feet long runway at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport ...
Arab strikes on rebels hit Yemen's main airport hours after UN workers evacuated
The Straits Times - 3/29/2015 4:40:00 PM
SANAA (AFP) - Saudi-led warplanes bombed Yemen's main international airport and struck a renegade troop base in the capital, as Arab leaders vowed Sunday to pummel Iranian-backed rebels until they surrender. The raids on the country's main air gateway came ...
Greek Landmarks Mark Earth Hour by Switching off Lights
Greek Reporter Greece - 3/29/2015 5:37:16 PM
Greece participated in the worldwide Earth Hour movement with an hour of darkness at landmark sites across the country on Saturday evening ... in downtown Athens to Eleftherios Venizelos international airport, lights were symbolically switched off ...
Houthis threaten Saudi Arabia with suicide bombings
Al JAZEERA - 3/28/2015 8:37:25 PM
On Saturday, airstrikes hit Sanaa International Airport and the adjoining military airport, causing damage to planes, airport infrastructure and runways. The airstrikes hit multiple provinces in Yemen, including Houthi strongholds and the bases of army ...
Hong Kong Government Approves Plan to Add Third Runway at International Airport
TravelPulse - 3/21/2015 9:57:18 PM
Hong Kong International Airport has seen massive growth in terms of passengers and cargo, and the facility has received approval from the government for the addition of a third runway ... Hong Kong government and the country’s residents.
Hercules C130J Arrives At India's Juhu Airport For Military Exercise
Defense World - 3/25/2015 10:39:41 AM
However, the Hercules can land on much shorter lengths of unpaved or paved runways. The runway at the Juhu aerodrome is 3750 feet long, very short compared to the 12008 feet long runway at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA).
Arab leaders agree on unified military force – Strikes on rebels hit Yemen’s main airport
Kuwait Times - 3/29/2015 9:12:01 PM
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri told a news conference the Arab force would be voluntary, meaning no one country ... International Airport was bombed during a fourth night of Saudi-led air raids. “This was the first time they hit the runway ...
No let-up in Yemen as Saudi-led coalition targets Sanaa airport
The National - 3/29/2015 6:41:42 PM
Nine missiles struck the runway and buildings at Sanaa’s international airport on Sunday morning ... a ground invasion by Saudi Arabia was now only a matter of time. Nine countries including GCC states – the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar – and ...
Arab air strikes cripple Yemen's main airport amid clashes near oil region
i24news.tv - 3/29/2015 10:16:27 PM
The raids on the country's main airport came ... explosions and a large fire when Sanaa International Airport was bombed during a fourth night of Saudi-led air raids. "This was the first time they hit the runway" since the campaign began, an aviation ...
Greek landmarks to mark Earth Hour by switching off lights
Xinhua News Agency - 3/28/2015 9:41:50 PM
ATHENS, March 28 (Xinhua) -- Greece participated in the worldwide movement of Earth Hour with an hour of darkness at landmark sites across the country on Saturday ... hill in central Athens to the international airport Eleftherios Venizelos, lights were ...
DRC: $ 52 million from the World Bank to renovate Goma airport
Medafrica Times - 3/19/2015 6:53:33 PM
main gateway to the east of the country for international traffic and vital link to the rest of the country. The single runway and taxiway to the Goma airport was damaged by the eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano in 2002, which limited the delivery of ...
Air Canada flight slides off Halifax runway
lakecountrycalendar.com - 3/29/2015 8:11:46 AM
HALIFAX - Halifax airport says 25 passengers who were on board an Air Canada jet were taken to hospital after a flight from Toronto skidded off a runway as it landed early ... midnight landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport.
Airports in the rural West are getting squeezed (column)
Summit Daily News - 3/29/2015 6:27:23 PM
Both of these are venerable aircraft that have served small towns in the mountains for decades, but now are destined to either rust in the Arizona desert or continue their service in Third World countries. Rural Westerners may be among the last to fly in ...
Arab allies bomb Sanaa runway
KhaleejTimes - 3/29/2015 8:07:36 PM
Renegade troop base comes under coalition attack on fourth day of Saudi Arabia-led air strikes Sanaa — Arab coalition warplanes bombed the runway at Yemen’s main international airport and struck ... The strikes on the country’s main air gateway ...