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
The World's 10 Largest Airports By Surface Area
worldatlas.com - 2/22/2017 5:06:25 PM
An airport plays a crucial role in air transport and provides facilities for planes to land and take off. An airport will always have a landing area, runway ... far the largest in the world and it is bigger than the adjacent country of Bahrain covering ...
Iraqi forces retake runway from ISIS at Mosul International Airport
FOX News - 2/23/2017 8:58:28 AM
Iraqi federal police forces – backed by U.S. air support – entered Mosul International Airport ... the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge," he said in a statement. Ground units pushed into a belt of villages outside the country's ...
The top 20 largest airports by passenger number | 20 years of International Airport Review
internationalairportreview.com - 2/27/2017 8:46:34 AM
increase from 2015: +0.3 Paris Charles de Gaulle remains one of the world’s busiest supporting the world’s most visited nation (with 83.7 million international tourists visiting the country ... International Airport now enjoys three runways, the ...
The Latest: Iraqi police enter Mosul airport, take runway
Washington Post - 2/23/2017 3:36:21 AM
30 a.m. Iraqi police officials say the country’s militarized federal police forces have entered Mosul International Airport, taking over the runway amid fierce clashes with the Islamic State group. Thursday’s advance is part of a major assault that ...
Iraqi forces seize Mosul airport from Isis as Syrian rebels take al-Bab
The Guardian - 2/23/2017 11:07:19 AM
Photograph: Basel Rasol/EPA Battlefield defeats in Iraq and Syria continued to splinter Islamic State’s hold on both countries on Thursday, with Mosul airport seized by advancing ... and had secured most of the runway by noon local time.
Mosul offensive: Iraqi forces recapture airport in bid to retake city
BBC - 2/23/2017 6:56:47 AM
The airport's runway has been destroyed by IS but our correspondent ... western Mosul is more densely populated and includes districts seen as pro-IS. Aram Shakaram, the country deputy director for Save the Children in Iraq, told the BBC he believed ...
Join the debate over Britain's vital new runway at Heathrow airport
CITY A.M. - 2/16/2017 4:13:17 AM
What is the world ... about airport capacity in the South East had left our main international gateway unable to grow because its two runways are full. Thankfully, Britain now has a government that recognises Heathrow’s importance to the country ...
Qatar Airways launches the world’s longest flight on new Auckland service
payloadasia.com - 2/27/2017 11:48:31 PM
It was a historic moment for Qatar Airways today, as it launched its new record-breaking Auckland service on one of the country ... world’s longest commercial flight, which takes 17 hours and 30 minutes and covers a distance of 14,535km, began at the ...
The Latest: Iraqi special forces enter base by Mosul airport
Elko Daily Free Press - 2/23/2017 10:53:00 AM
He didn't provide more details. 11:30 a.m. Iraqi police officials say the country's militarized federal police forces have entered Mosul International Airport, taking over the runway amid fierce clashes with the Islamic State group. Thursday's advance is ...
California Inc.: A new era is ready for takeoff at LAX
Los Angeles Times - 2/28/2017 11:22:52 AM
Macy’s, Sears and other big-store operators are similarly trying to find their footing in an Amazon-dominated world. Nordstrom Rack is one of the few exceptions, reporting robust online growth. Airport expansion: On Monday, Los Angeles International ...
Iraqi forces take back control of airport runway from IS
US Financial Post - 2/23/2017 3:32:10 PM
On Thursday, Iraqi federal police forces entered Mosul International Airport and took control of the runway ... world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge,” he said in a statement. Ground units pushed into a belt of villages outside the ...
Around the world
The Bulletin - 2/24/2017 11:56:14 AM
“My administration’s policies and regulatory reform, tax reform, trade policies will return significant manufacturing jobs to our country,” Trump ... the grounds of the city’s airport, where they took control of the runway. The three-pronged ...
7 Best Places Around the World for Plane Spotting
thepointsguy.com - 2/16/2017 11:54:24 PM
There’s a certain kind of romance that goes along with flying — many of us share a love not only for the sensation of being airborne, but for the glorious aircraft that take us across the country and around the world. Whether it’s the ultra-modern ...
FlyBe plane crash lands on the runway at Amsterdam airport
newsgrio.com - 2/23/2017 12:04:35 PM
Terrifying footage taken by a passenger shows the moment a plane crash landed on the runway of an Amsterdam ... contacted and offered support. Airports across the UK have been affected as Storm Doris batters the country with heavy winds.
New IMAX Film Dream Big: Engineering our World Inspires Girls to Engineer a Better World
Patch - 2/24/2017 10:51:49 AM
Now he’s got a new film, Dream Big: Engineering Our World, and it’s currently in museums across the country, with accompanying educational ... She works in Hawaii making their roads and airport runways safer. We all know engineers, but as MacGillivray ...