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
The World's 10 Largest Airports By Surface Area
worldatlas.com - 2/22/2017 5:06:25 PM
An airport plays a crucial role in air transport and provides facilities for planes to land and take off. An airport will always have a landing area, runway ... far the largest in the world and it is bigger than the adjacent country of Bahrain covering ...
Iraqi forces retake runway at Mosul International Airport
FOX News - 2/23/2017 8:58:28 AM
Iraqi federal police forces – backed by U.S. air support – entered Mosul International Airport ... the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge," he said in a statement. Ground units pushed into a belt of villages outside the country's ...
The Latest: Iraqi special forces enter base by Mosul airport
The Miami Herald - 2/23/2017 5:16:34 AM
He didn't provide more details. 11:30 a.m. Iraqi police officials say the country's militarized federal police forces have entered Mosul International Airport, taking over the runway amid fierce clashes with the Islamic State group. Thursday's advance is ...
The Latest: Iraqi police enter Mosul airport, take runway
Washington Post - 2/23/2017 3:36:21 AM
30 a.m. Iraqi police officials say the country’s militarized federal police forces have entered Mosul International Airport, taking over the runway amid fierce clashes with the Islamic State group. Thursday’s advance is part of a major assault that ...
Iraqi forces storm Mosul airport in effort to seize city from Isis
The Guardian - 2/23/2017 11:07:19 AM
Photograph: Basel Rasol/EPA Iraqi forces seized control of much of Mosul airport on Thursday morning ... national police forces were first into the airfield and had secured most of the runway by noon local time. Militants had laid mines throughout the ...
4 Smallest Airports In The World That Are Tinier Than You Could Ever Imagine
Yahoo Singapore Finance - 2/22/2017 1:00:03 AM
This article was originally on GET.com at: 4 Smallest Airports In The World That Are Tinier Than You Could Ever Imagine Singapore may be a tiny little country but Changi Airport ... It is said that the runway incline clocks in a teetering 12%!
Sikorsky in talks with Indian carriers to sell Skytruck planes
Live Mint - 2/15/2017 7:56:22 AM
Walia said the M28 may fit in the plan as it can handle grassy and unpaved surfaces with short ... If India can open 50 unserved or underserved airports within the next two to three years and retain the current world-beating pace of passenger growth ...
Join the debate over Britain's vital new runway at Heathrow airport
CITY A.M. - 2/16/2017 4:13:17 AM
What is the world ... about airport capacity in the South East had left our main international gateway unable to grow because its two runways are full. Thankfully, Britain now has a government that recognises Heathrow’s importance to the country ...
Hartsfield-Jackson signs Sister Airport Agreement with Jamaica today
Atlanta Daily World - 2/9/2017 4:10:15 PM
is the world’s most traveled and most efficient airport, serving more than 101 million passengers annually with nonstop service to more than 150 U.S. destinations and nearly 70 international destinations in more than 45 countries. ATL boasts a direct ...
Singapore Changi Airport introduction and Videos
dougleschan.com - 2/19/2017 8:20:16 AM
Singapore Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS), or simply Changi Airport, is the primary civilian airport for Singapore, and one of the largest transportation hubs in Southeast Asia. It is currently the World ... in about 80 countries and territories ...
Last ditch airport
Inquirer - 2/15/2017 4:17:27 PM
In other words, as the premier airport in the country, Naia would have to accommodate more flights in the future. That would be almost impossible, according to the Capa report, because of the limited capacity of its runway, which already hit the limit ...
India: Hundreds of 'ghost airports' hold back aviation boom
CNN Money - 2/14/2017 12:00:56 PM
The country's crowded airports handled more than 220 million passengers during the most recent fiscal year, an annual increase of nearly 20%. Traffic is expected to double over the next two decades, propelling India past the U.K. to become the world's ...
Harrison Ford 'in near-miss' at US airport
BBC - 2/15/2017 12:57:01 PM
They say Ford, aged 74, was instructed to land on a runway at John Wayne airport in Orange Country on Monday. But instead he mistakenly landed on a parallel taxiway, passing over a waiting American Airlines plane with 110 passengers and crew on board.
A long and torturous flight ahead for the Navi Mumbai airport
Hindustan Times - 2/14/2017 8:33:21 AM
From handling less than 25 million passengers in 2006, the CSIA entered the big league of the world ... the airport had consumed more than three-fourth of its capacity - the highest among metro airports in India, with Chennai. Even Delhi, the country ...
World shares listless as Fed minutes fail to sway investors
KSWO 7 News - 2/23/2017 9:19:57 AM
HONG KONG (AP) - World stock markets were drifting in listless ... The Latest: Iraqi police force enter Mosul airport on southern edge of city, taken control of the runway. The Latest: Iraqi police force enter Mosul airport on southern edge of city ...