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
Hamad International Airport opens its doors to world
ameinfo.com - 5/22/2013 5:48:35 AM
For the State, its people and for the world, it is indeed a historic moment as the national carrier Qatar Airways touched down just a few moments after midnight, marking the inauguration of the stunning new airport. Speaking on the occasion, H.E. Abdulaziz ...
Heathrow Airport in renewed call for third runway
airport-world.com - 5/20/2013 7:59:48 AM
It says: “There is no quick fix to capacity problems and any marginal capacity improvements should be used to improve resilience rather than add more flights. “Heathrow is the world’s busiest two-runway airport with a flight taking off or landing ...
The Starbucks tumbler limited to one place in the world: Haneda Airport
en.rocketnews24.com - 5/22/2013 12:58:05 PM
most international flights to and from Japan actually use the much larger Narita Airport in Chiba Prefecture, just east of Tokyo. Haneda Aiport does handle a handful of international flights each day, but unless you’re entering or leaving ...
How America Became a Third World Country
The Huffington Post - 5/21/2013 4:41:10 PM
Rather, sequestration proved particularly corrosive from the start because all types of public spending -- from grants for renewable energy research and disadvantaged public schools to HIV testing ... We’re talking about the military behemoth of ...
Gannett Fleming, Design Engineer for PHX Sky Train™: First Transit Bridge in the World to Cross an Active Taxiway
PRWeb - 5/18/2013 8:12:19 PM
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport opened Stage 1 of the PHX Sky ... as design engineer of the first transit bridge in the world to cross an active taxiway. Overcoming challenging site constraints, the elevated people-mover system weaves seamlessly ...
Gatwick urges better pricing to compete with Heathrow
Daily Telegraph - 5/16/2013 5:15:44 PM
Gatwick is urging a Government-backed commission to enforce measures that will enable it and other airports ... a third or fourth runway should be built by “2020ish” if Britain wants to avoid losing any further ground to other countries which are ...
Stansted boss calls on Government to help airport expand with faster rail link
hertsandessexobserver.co.uk - 5/20/2013 12:53:18 PM
STANSTED'S new owner has called for faster train links to the airport to help the Uttlesford hub double its traffic and help solve the south ... would make more effective use of scarce capacity at Heathrow and improve the allocation of demand around ...
World’s largest plane pays flying visit to Shannon
Irish Examiner - 5/21/2013 11:36:21 PM
Ireland ... Airlines, the transport arm of the Antonov Company, and holds over 300 world records for transporting oversized loads. Because of its size, the An-225 requires a runway of between 3,000m and 3,500m in length to take off, making ...
Birmingham and Manchester airports call for tax breaks
airport-world.com - 5/20/2013 1:29:05 PM
Charlie Cornish, CEO of MAG, said: “The Airports Commission’s interim report provides an opportunity for the UK to make a firm statement about the future of economic growth in the country. “With new runway capacity unlikely to be available for at ...
Plane overshoots runway in Myanmar, injuring two
Gulf News - 5/17/2013 6:51:47 AM
Yangon: A passenger plane carrying 55 people overran the end of the runway at an airport in eastern Myanmar due to suspected ... up with fast-growing demand as foreign visitors flock to the country, which is emerging from decades of junta rule.
HNTB Names Laddie Irion as National Aviation Market Sector Leader
PRWeb - 5/16/2013 8:43:19 PM
Well-known industry professional brings more than 30 years’ experience on more than 100 airport and aviation projects around the world. Laddie Irion will be based in the firm’s Tampa office and work with aviation clients across the country. Laddie and ...
Airports in need of major upgrade
financialgazette.co.zw - 5/18/2013 1:45:46 PM
Although government has facilitated the sourcing of funds to rehabilitate the country’s major airports namely the Harare International Airport in the capital, the Joshua Nkomo Airport in Bulawayo as well as the Victoria Falls Airport in the world ...
Aircraft with 55 passengers overshoots runway in Myanmar, 2 injured
Times of India - 5/17/2013 7:27:34 AM
YANGON: A passenger plane carrying 55 people overran the end of the runway at an airport in eastern Myanmar due to suspected ... fast-growing demand as foreign visitors flock to the country, which is emerging from decades of junta rule.
Dangerous liaisons: Lonely swan fell in love with a helicopter after his mate died
Daily Mail - 5/17/2013 12:56:51 PM
Whooper has been looking for a new mate for the past two years in the skies over Les Mielles Golf and Country Club ... in and out of the runway every week - but Whooper only has eyes for the EC155. Air traffic controllers at Jersey Airport say the ...
Fun before you fly
Sydney Morning Herald - 5/18/2013 4:23:15 PM
Brian Johnston finds 50 fun things to do for adults and kids at the world's airports ... 17 Take control At Stockholm airport, take a tour of the 83-metre control tower and admire the view over the runway. Other tours will take you around the check ...