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
Tens of thousands in two countries pack stadiums to pay tribute to wiped out Brazil soccer club
Chicago Tribune - 11/29/2016 11:55:02 PM
A female controller explained another plane that had been diverted with mechanical problems of its own was already approaching the runway and had priority ... of tributes that poured in from all over the world. They then cheered the names of each of ...
Heathrow names seven firms for airport design
Construction Enquirer - 12/2/2016 10:22:35 AM
Seven firms have been contracted by Heathrow to design plans for the airport’s sustainable ... to delivering Britain’s new runway, providing the additional capacity our country needs to maintain its place in the world as a prosperous, outward looking ...
Toronto’s Pearson Airport wants to be a mega-hub, but high costs and congestion stand in the way
Financial Post - 12/1/2016 3:50:04 AM
Pesky taxes and fees make Pearson “the most expensive airport in the world at which to land a plane,” according to a 2012 Senate report. There’s also the problem of congestion — in the airport, on its runways ... from a second country to a third ...
LAX's Makeover Inspires Airport Changes Around the Country
Governing - 12/1/2016 11:49:40 AM
It is an incredibly ambitious goal, considering LAX ranks near the bottom of the world ... Airport in North Carolina, which is also benefiting from surging traffic, is building nine new gates along with an expanded pre-security lobby, a new runway ...
First commercial U.S.-Havana flight lands as country mourns Fidel Castro
FOX News - 11/28/2016 5:22:31 PM
Cubans saluted the packed American Airlines flight by spraying water from firetrucks above the plane as it taxied along the runway at Jose Marti International Airport in honor of ... but remained optimistic for the country's future. "What is coming ahead ...
A Map of the World As Plotted By Airports
Gizmodo - 6/26/2013 9:56:23 PM
James Davenport created a world map using just airports, runways and helicopter pads. That way you can see which countries are dotted and outlined with airports (hint: it's the rich ones) and which countries just disappear into the vapor (hint: it's the ...
The World's Most Delayed Airports
Forbes - 1/22/2010 7:56:34 PM
Airports in those countries top our third annual list of The World’s Most Delayed Airports. Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International ... was forced to close one of its two runways in 2009 to accommodate construction for a third runway.
The Airport of the Future Will Use Your Face as Your Passport
Daily Beast - 11/26/2016 10:58:20 AM
And other countries ... airports of a quality that Americans can only dream of: In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to be completed in 2020, a new airport with five runways and four terminals, capable of handling 160 million passengers a year. (Right now the ...
World's busiest airports announced
CNN - 4/4/2016 9:04:31 AM
"After years of congestion, the airport is reaping the benefits of runway expansions and other capacity developments," says ACI. (For the complete top 10 list of the world's busiest passenger ... 1,853 airports in 173 countries. All figures and percentages ...
Chris Woodroofe will become Chief Operating Officer of Gatwick Airport
travelprnews.com - 12/2/2016 7:48:05 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.
Lib Dems 'are back' after shock by-election win
BBC - 12/2/2016 2:04:30 PM
Mr Goldsmith quit the Tories to stand as an independent after the government backed a third Heathrow runway ... Radio 4's World at One programme: "To try to suggest that this by-election success tells us anything about the mood of the country in relation ...
Caticlan Airport terminal expected to open soon
Philstar - 11/26/2016 4:06:08 PM
Apart from an interim terminal, construction of a permanent world-class international passenger terminal with 12 air bridges is also being undertaken. Last Nov.18, an Airbus A320 landed at the Caticlan Airport’s expanded runway, marking the start of ...
TravelPulse 100 Best US Airports 2016: The Best Of the Best
TravelPulse - 11/21/2016 5:09:20 PM
Determine for yourself, as we present the top 10 airports in the TravelPulse survey. No. 1: ATLANTA HARTSFIELD-JACKSON INTERNATIONAL It is the world’s busiest ... beautiful airports in the country. And it’s not just a runway model, either, since ...
Mugabe inaugurates Chinese-built Victoria Falls Airport – PICTURES
nehandaradio.com - 11/19/2016 3:35:40 AM
Mugabe said the renovation could turn the airport into a regional tourist hub if aggressively marketed. Completion of the airport project was also a major milestone in the country’s development ... a new 4km runway, extended parking areas for aircraft ...