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
Donald Trump called LaGuardia Airport ‘third world’ — here’s the design that will transform it
The Business Insider - 9/27/2016 2:11:11 PM
During Monday’s presidential debate, Donald Trump compared the “incredible airports” in Dubai, Qatar and China to less impressive ones in the US. “Our airports are like from a third world country ... taxi time on the runway, lower carbon ...
Germany may decide soon on smaller transport planes: defense minister
Reuters - 9/29/2016 9:58:16 AM
She said Germany was working with other countries ... airfields in the world where the taxiways or ramp area are not capable of supporting the weight of any heavy aircraft. This is entirely unconnected from an aircraft’s unpaved runway capability ...
Donald Trump Just Called LAX a "Third World" Airport
LA Weekly - 9/27/2016 10:39:25 PM
"LAX offers 742 daily nonstop flights to 101 cities in the U.S. and 1,273 weekly nonstop flights to 76 cities in 41 countries on ... to making the runways safer (without moving them!) we are making LAX the world-class airport and first-class neighbor ...
Last living Doolittle Raider recalls America's revenge attack
CNN - 9/30/2016 10:50:11 PM
Houston County, Georgia (CNN)When vintage World War II bombers known as B-25 ... At Georgia's Perry-Houston County Airport on Friday a B-25 named Show Me sat at the end of Runway 36. Its powerful propeller twin engines shook the seats as the bomber waited ...
5000 Acres Allotted For The Development Of A World Class Airport At Mangalagiri
southreport.com - 9/23/2016 7:35:04 AM
In the same meeting, chaired by chief minister Chandrababu Naidu, the cabinet cleared a proposal to develop the Viskahaptnam airport by extending its runway and ensure better connectivity to other cities in the country and abroad. An MoU will be signed ...
Charlotte and LaGuardia Work Takes Off, Philadelphia Runway on Hold
enr.com - 9/27/2016 11:58:10 PM
The team will build a new central hall, west parking garage, related roadways and 18 bridge structures, as well as what the team says will be the world’s first pedestrian ... final leg of “Project Runways: America’s Airport Infrastructure” tour.
Gatwick Airport submits summary of new evidence supporting its second runway case to Airports sub-Committee
travelprnews.com - 9/28/2016 1:19:53 PM
Gatwick Airport is the UK’s second largest airport and the most efficient single-runway airport in the world. It serves more than 220 destinations in 80 countries for 42 million passengers a year on short and long-haul point-to-point services.
As UK airport decision looms, Heathrow says it can add more flights
Today - 9/29/2016 10:05:26 AM
After a decade of reviews, U-turns and environmental protests, the government is expected to rule in mid-October on whether to build a third runway at Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport which ... handles a third of the country's non-EU exports, says ...
North Korea Floods: NBC News' Bill Neely Travels to Orang
NBC News - 9/30/2016 8:09:43 AM
The journey also will provide a glimpse of where this country believes ... brief flight ended at a runway flanked by six MiG warplanes, part of the military muscle Kim is determined to strengthen. All around the airport's sole building, workers toiled ...
The looming crisis in airport capacity
The Hindu - 9/25/2016 10:34:38 PM
For the last one-and-a-half years, India has been the fastest growing air traffic market in the world. In July ... increasing congestions at the Indian airports and a capacity shortage looms large, in terms of runway slots, parking bays or terminals ...
Global help for Mangalagiri airport
Deccan Chronicle - 9/25/2016 7:18:22 AM
On the same lines, it has decided to develop the runway at Visakhapatnam airport ... capital of the country and plan accordingly,” felt AP Chamber general secretary Potluri Bhaskar Rao. India 7th largest sea food exporter in the world: Commerce ...
Third-World Infrastructure Threatens Long-Term Growth
Trefis - 9/29/2016 10:26:54 AM
Finally, it’s likely you spent some time sitting on the tarmac waiting for takeoff from an overtaxed runway. “Our airports are like from a third-world country. You land at LaGuardia, you land at Kennedy, you land at LAX, you land at Newark and you come ...
Portuguese firm signs deal for Rwanda’s biggest airport
worldbulletin.net - 9/17/2016 9:00:55 AM
Portuguese firm Mota-Engil has signed an agreement with the Rwanda government to construct a new airport, set to be the country’s second international ... with a 4,200-meter runway and an initial capacity to handle 3 million passengers per year ...