Definition: This entry gives the total number of airports with paved runways (concrete or asphalt 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 paved runways map
Dubai International Airport set to upgrade runways
airport-world.com - 5/9/2013 7:58:32 AM
The north runway ... pave the way for future expansion.” Discussions are underway with airlines to reduce flight schedules during the 80-day period to protect service levels and optimise the capacity that is available at both airports. Dubai World ...
Dubai International to lengthen runways
breakingtravelnews.com - 5/9/2013 1:06:20 PM
To safeguard service levels while the work is taking place, scheduled passenger flights at its hub airport will be reduced and all freighter, charter and general aviation flights will be diverted to Dubai World Central. The northern runway is nearing the ...
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.
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 ...
Nepal plane skids, falls into river, no fatalities
United Press International - 5/16/2013 11:49:26 PM
KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 16 (UPI) -- A Nepal Airlines plane skidded off the runway while landing at Mustang airport and fell into a river Thursday, injuring all 21 aboard, police said. There were no fatalities, China's Xinhua News Agency reported.
HNTB Names Laddie Irion as National Aviation Market Sector Leader
PRWeb - 5/17/2013 3:45:40 AM
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 ...
Jorge Rafael Videla, Jailed Argentine Military Leader, Dies at 87
New York Times - 5/17/2013 2:44:14 PM
Jorge Rafael Videla, the military junta leader who oversaw a ruthless campaign of political killings and forced disappearances during Argentina’s so-called Dirty War against dissidents in the mid-1970s, died on Friday in the Marcos Paz Prison ...
City Talk: Rolla National Airport is bevy of activity
Rolla Daily News - 5/12/2013 5:41:57 PM
Located about 13 miles north of Rolla off State Route 63 North and Highway 28 near the town of Vichy, Rolla National Airport, once a training base for World ... paved. The airport’s gravel parking lot located next to the pilot’s lounge and ...
Africa’s infrastructure, key to development (1)
The Guardian - Nigeria - 5/13/2013 10:05:37 PM
Africa has lost market share in world trade ... countries of similar per capita income, African countries are under-endowed with airports, runways and passenger and freight terminals. The number of paved runways longer than 1,500 meters is 20 per cent ...
Authorities arrest 31 in spectacular diamond heist
Los Angeles Times - 5/8/2013 12:10:15 PM
She added that "large amounts of money were found" in Belgium, but that it was too soon to say if the cache was related to the heist. The World Diamond Center in Antwerp, which represents the Belgian city’s many jewel merchants, valued the ...
Armed diamond heist on Brussels runway nets 31 arrests across three countries
Coquitlam Now - 5/9/2013 2:22:06 AM
Police have carried out raids in three countries and arrested 31 people in connection with a spectacular $50 million diamond robbery pulled off with clockwork precision on the runway of an airport in Brussels ... known as the world capital of diamond ...
40-Year-Old Images Show East Boston Grappling With an Expanding Logan Airport
theatlanticcities.com - 5/7/2013 10:24:04 AM
22r 07/1973" "Logan Airport Area. Little League Game on Land Loaned by Massport (Massachusetts Port Authority) near Bennington Street East Boston's Main Thoroughfare. Some Local Citizen Leaders Consider This to Be Part of a Public Relations Campaign by ...
TAV Construction to build $400m terminal at Riyadh Airport
ameinfo.com - 5/15/2013 10:07:25 AM
TAV Construction, one of the top three ... Airport projects, will involve a 100,000 square meter passenger terminal and various auxiliary facilities. The project also involves a 90,000 square meter and 3,000 vehicle capacity multi-story car park, fire ...
A380 project a flying success
premierconstructionnews.com - 5/17/2013 9:00:38 AM
A £6.4 million project to provide Gatwick Airport with a new pier-served A380 stand has reached completion. The Gatwick Airport A380 project reached completion in March 2013 and has been hailed as a ‘fantastic success’. The new stand now ...
Japan firms to build Mongolian international airport
news.malaysia.msn.com - 5/13/2013 7:32:19 AM
Two Japanese companies said Monday they will build Mongolia's second international airport as Tokyo steps up business ties with the mineral-rich country. Trading house ... Construction of a 3.6-kilometre (2.2 mile) runway and terminal buildings with ...