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
Hong Kong aims to get third runway ready by 2023 as demand soars
Today - 2/25/2015 10:15:37 AM
HONG KONG — Hong Kong, the world’s largest international air cargo airport, aims to start construction next year on a third runway that will open by 2023 ... and as other countries gear up to tap growing travel demand from China and other parts of ...
Plane skids off taxiway at icy Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport as winter storm knocks out more than 1,000 flights
New York Daily News - 2/23/2015 11:32:34 PM
The front of an American Airlines plane slid off the taxiway at icy Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on ... according to FlightStats. The airport, which is the fourth busiest in the country, registered the highest number of cancellations in the ...
INIA capacity will increase threefold with new runway and terminal, says economic council
Minivan News - 2/25/2015 6:29:32 PM
The capacity of Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (INIA) will increase threefold to seven million passengers annually with the development of a new new runway alongside the ... in the total arrivals to the country.” However, Saeed insisted that ...
Further travel chaos predicted as Siberian Express impacting the eastern half of the country isn't expected to let up this week and even Texas gets battered by freezing rain ...
Daily Mail - 2/23/2015 4:51:42 PM
Temperatures across much of the country are predicted ... forced to sleep at New York's JFK International Airport over the weekend after icy weather closed the airport on Sunday morning and crews worked to clear the runways of ice, slush and snow.
Hundreds of Security Badges Have Gone Missing From America’s Busiest Airport
The Blaze - 2/25/2015 5:32:16 PM
Secure Identification Display Area badges are assigned to airport employees around the country and allow access to baggage loading areas, taxiways, runways and boarding gates. Employees must pass a TSA background check and any respective local security ...
After Decades, La Guardia Airport May Allow Long-Haul Flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco
Wall Street Journal - 2/25/2015 11:37:21 PM
La Guardia’s two main 7,000-foot runways ... World country.” The next step in a project to replace La Guardia’s 50-year-old Terminal B has been delayed until at least April pending the outcome of a broader design competition for New York airports.
Airport director addresses misconceptions
Mohave Daily News - 2/26/2015 12:27:27 AM
BULLHEAD CITY — As part of the recent transportation panel sponsored by the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce and the Bullhead Regional Economic Development Authority, Laughlin/Bullhead International ... charter-only airport in the country,” he said.
Malacca International Airport gives boost to state tourism
malaysiasun.com - 2/25/2015 9:25:31 AM
As the entry point by air into the state, the Malacca International Airport (LTAM ... will start receiving tourists from other countries such as China," Lim said. The LTAM, completed in 2011, has a 2,135 metre runway with a 45 metre clearance for large ...
Long-Haul Flights May Be Starting At LaGuardia Airport, Reports Wall Street Journal
International Business Times - 2/25/2015 6:36:42 PM
The runways at LaGuardia are long ... the rule would result in improvements to LaGuardia Airport, which Vice President Joe Biden famously described last year as seeming like "it's in some third-world country." Another long-awaited terminal renovation ...
Sweden trials landing planes by remote control
News.com.au - 2/26/2015 3:55:03 AM
Air traffic controllers for Örnsköldsvik now sit in a computer simulated room at the larger Sundsvall airport surrounded by giant television screens beaming footage to them of Örnsköldsvik’s incoming planes. The only airport in the world to be ...
Mactan-Cebu airport upgraded with P49M navigational system
Rappler - 2/13/2015 7:38:03 AM
MANILA, Philippines – The Mactan-Cebu International Airport will be installed with a new navigational guidance system that will help pilots locate and land on the runway during bad weather and low visibility situations. The navigational system the ...
Changes coming to Juneau International Airport
Juneau Empire - 2/22/2015 11:59:24 AM
Major changes will take place at the Juneau International ... airport board briefed the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly on Thursday about upcoming improvement projects outlined in the Sustainable Master Plan for the next 20 years. Ventures include a ...
Dusty Upington rubs shoulders with tropical Langkawi in airport survey
bdlive.co.za - 2/17/2015 6:03:14 PM
Presented in four categories, the ASQ awards are for the following: Best Airport by Region, Best Airport by Size, Best Small Airport and Best Improvement. Upington’s runway — at 100m shy of 5km — is one of the longest in the world and owes its ...
Hobart airport gets $3 million boost
Sky News - 2/16/2015 7:23:10 PM
... International Airport is regarded as a gateway to Antarctica and the improvement of the runway will further cement that status,' Senator Abetz said. 'This project could bring significant international investment from countries with growing Antarctic ...
Firing squads, blast walls and dangerous diplomacy in Somalia
Horseed Media - 2/25/2015 8:02:36 PM
Chronic insecurity makes the country a study in diplomacy at its most difficult ... Wigan does the rounds of Mogadishu International Airport, Somalia’s version of Iraq’s Green Zone. The four-square kilometre (1.5 square mile) base is a bizarre ...