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
LaGuardia: No more 'third world' airport? Cuomo, Biden say it'll be rebuilt
Tidewater Review - 7/28/2015 2:06:22 AM
Related LaGuardia Airport To Be Torn Down And Rebuilt, Gov. Cuomo Announces Topics Andrew Cuomo Cuomo, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, who famously compared LaGuardia to an airport in a "third world country ... and gray runways jutting into Flushing ...
LaGuardia Airport in New York set for sweeping overhaul
BBC - 7/27/2015 11:07:24 PM
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled a sweeping plan to rebuild the ageing terminals of LaGuardia Airport - one of the busiest in the US. Vice President Joe Biden - who previously compared the airport to "some Third World country" - was on hand for ...
WATCH: Jet's harrowing landing in record-breaking Amsterdam storm
New York Daily News - 7/27/2015 9:41:30 PM
A jetliner pitched dangerously from side to side before making a miraculous landing during a record-breaking storm in the Netherlands The harrowing touchdown was caught on video at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport ... close the runway before the skillful ...
You won't want to land! New Zealand's Queenstown Airport voted the most STUNNING runway approach in the world for its snowcapped mountains and pristine lakes
Daily Mail - 7/16/2015 6:12:39 PM
One of the best views of a country can be from your plane seat as you come into land - and Queenstown Airport in New Zealand has been voted as having the most spectacular approach. The stunning airport trumped 147 runway ... around the world think so ...
New York presents ambitious plan to renovate LaGuardia airport
La Prensa - 7/28/2015 2:56:28 AM
The plan, which will cost $4 billion, will completely change this airport in the borough of Queens, which mainly serves domestic flights and which was characterized by Biden last year as like a "third world country ... the terminals, runways and also ...
LaGuardia To Get $4B Makeover
TravelPulse - 7/27/2015 9:41:30 PM
A year after comparing New York’s LaGuardia Airport to going through “a third-world country,” Vice President Joe Biden ... Parkway in the borough of Queens in order to create more runway and gate space. So far, plans are calling for one, singular ...
Cuomo, Biden say LaGuardia Airport will be rebuilt
Lodi News-Sentinel Lodinews.com - 7/27/2015 5:49:27 AM
Cuomo, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, who famously compared LaGuardia to an airport in a “third world country,” said ground would be ... showing its disconnected terminals and gray runways jutting into Flushing Bay, flashed alongside pictures ...
Crackdown on drones by airports needed– before it’s too late
Blouin News Blogs - 7/22/2015 7:45:45 PM
Drones and airplanes are seemingly on a collision path– and the close calls at airports are multiplying all over the world. The latest occurred on ... a drone went out of control and crashed on one of the runways. (The culprit in Amsterdam was arrested ...
10 visibility measuring devices installed at Delhi Airport
Times of India - 7/20/2015 8:02:26 PM
"The CAT III B IGI (ndira Gandhi International) Airport, New Delhi, is now the first airport in the country to have 10 indigenous systems operating in all its three runways," said a statement ... Organisation (ICAO) and World Meteorological Organisation ...
Heathrow Airport braced for its busiest ever day for departures
The Independent - 7/23/2015 11:19:18 PM
The UK’s biggest airport is braced for its busiest-ever day for departures, while drivers heading for the West Country are being warned ... will fuel the debate on a new runway in south-east England. London has the world’s busiest single-runway and ...
One of busiest U.S. airports to be rebuilt
PanARMENIAN Network - 7/28/2015 8:04:17 AM
Vice President Joe Biden - who previously compared the airport to "some Third World country" - was on hand for the announcement ... shoulder some of the costs of the $4bn project. With short runways that are surrounded by water, the airport has been ...
LaGuardia Airport to get $4 billion facelift
Big Country Homepage - 7/28/2015 8:32:55 AM
Travelers to New York know the mess that LaGuardia Airport is. Disjointed terminals, awkward transfers and ugly traffic not only on the runways, but on the roads ... who last year labeled LaGuardia as a "third-world" experience. "I wish everything I ...
KLIA2: 'I'm really frustrated, MAHB should start taking responsibility' - Tony Fernandes
Astro Awani - 7/27/2015 2:39:10 PM
AirAsia Group CEO, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes He said AirAsia had initially refused to move to KLIA2 claiming that the airport was plagued with defects on the taxiway and runway ... world where this is happening. Air Asia has done so much for this country.
4 Cool innovations to watch at SA’s international airports
traveller24.news24.com - 7/27/2015 8:26:56 AM
For instance, International airline quality watchdog, Skytrax, recently announced Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport as the 24 th best airport in the world out of a total ... Customs offices around the country, is part of the South African ...
World's scariest airport runways revealed!
Rediff India Abroad - 10/25/2013 9:48:54 PM
According to Airfarewatchdog.com, Antartica's Sea Ice Runway leads the scary list with the runway being unpaved and ... County Regional Airport Vail in Colorado, US, a challenging runway ride. This airport ranks at number 9 as the world's scariest airport ...