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
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s new $719 million, 8,000-foot runway is ready for take off
The Miami Herald - 9/18/2014 2:48:17 AM
After years of debate and millions of dollars of construction, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is ... the air space system throughout the country.” The new runway would allow the airport to handle up to 425,000 flights annually.
Dubai Airport To See 45 Aircraft Arrivals An Hour By 2016
gulfbusiness.com - 9/9/2014 8:35:24 AM
Aircraft arrivals at Dubai International Airports ... runway lighting and construction of additional taxiways and rapid exits on the southern runway. The UAE airspace currently handles approximately 600,000 movements a year while aircraft movements in the ...
Airport gets grant for runway extension
The Times Tribune - 9/16/2014 6:46:53 AM
“Extending this runway will help keep Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International an attractive location for flights from across the country.” Mr. Cartwright said the grant will enable the airport to extend Taxiway B, a path connecting the runway with the ...
World's Most Difficult Runways For Takeoffs And Landings
Silicon India - 9/4/2014 11:57:35 PM
BANGALORE: Travelling to a new country ... arrival at your destination. Some airports in the world are tailored for those who love adventure and a surprise in their travels. When you think about a plane landing on a runway, it doesn’t scream out ...
Haiti - Politic : D-27, the Cap Haitien International Airport will be ready
Haiti Libre - 9/6/2014 11:55:13 PM
The construction of the runway ... prime-minister-to-cap-haitien-international-airport.html "With the arrival of American Airlines in Cap Haitien, this is another step that is taken in the decentralization process in the country", welcomed the Prime ...
World's scariest airport runways revealed!
Rediff India Abroad - 10/25/2013 4:19:37 PM
According to Airfarewatchdog.com, Antartica's Sea Ice Runway leads the scary list with the runway being unpaved ... Regional Airport Vail in Colorado, US, a challenging runway ride. This airport ranks at number 9 as the world's scariest airport runway.
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 11:16:08 AM
In a speech on American infrastructure Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden said that compared to airports like Hong Kong International, New York's LaGuardia feels like a "third world country ... decided to add a third runway to increase its capacity.
Canada's Sixth Busiest Airport Becomes Country's First Major Airport to Groove Runway Pavement
For Construction Pros - 12/16/2013 5:30:58 AM
The Ottawa airport runway project consisted of a standard runway grooving configuration of 0.25-in. groove width by 0.25-in. groove depth, spaced 1.5 in. center to center, for the entire length of the runway. Photo credit: International Grinding & Grooving ...
Higher airport fees await Cebuanos
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 9/17/2014 9:04:41 PM
LAPU-LAPU CITY—It could soon be more expensive for passengers to use the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA), the second busiest airport in the country. Terminal fee ... the MCIA the task of maintaining the runway. GMR handles terminal operation ...
The hidden beauty of airport runways, and how to decipher them
CNN - 6/18/2014 11:57:02 PM
(Wired)-- Airports are known for rules and regulations, a reputation that applies to the runways as well. Almost all airport designs are governed by regulations established by the International ... like spokes around unpaved patches are common in many ...
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 ...
Civil Aviation Authority Prefers New NAIA Runways Over New Airport
philippineflightnetwork.com - 5/25/2014 6:24:36 AM
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has declared publicly that it prefers constructing new runways at the highly congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport over the proposal ... The government blamed the country's procurement laws for the ...
The World's Most Delayed Airports
Forbes - 1/22/2010 7:56:34 PM
Airports in those countries top our third annual list ... 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 2009 to accommodate construction for a third ...
Huntsville International Airport reopens west runway after completing $27.8 million improvement project (updated)
Al.com - 7/9/2013 10:35:15 AM
HMCAA Executive Director Rick Tucker said the Huntsville airport is the 14th largest international cargo airport in the country. “The new west runway and taxiway system gives Huntsville the infrastructure it needs to continue growth in global ...
Scary landings: See the 10 'most thrilling' airports
USA Today - 10/24/2013 7:23:56 AM
Deal-tracking site Airfarewatchdog.com has compiled a list of what it calls the 10 "most thrilling" airports ... Sea Ice Runway, Antarctica Airfarewatchdog says: "Unpaved and a chance the ice could crack under the weight of a plane." Gibraltar ...