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
Can you spot your holiday? The incredible images that reveal exactly where we fly EVERY day
Daily Mail - 5/23/2013 11:02:22 AM
meaning longer runways will be required. The flight path graphics could be used to track movement between countries to monitor the spread of disease, for example. Despite the large number of flights, Markieta's data showed each individual airport services ...
World's Scariest Airport Runways (PHOTOS)
weather.com - 5/15/2013 11:57:47 PM
Matekane Air Strip is an airport in Lesotho, Africa. (Wikimedia/OhanaUnited) Flying off a cliff is a common occurrence at the Matekane Air Strip, reports National Geographic. Located in the country of Lesotho in South Africa, the runway is ...
New four-runway plan for Stansted Airport
airport-world.com - 5/24/2013 10:25:23 AM
London’s Stansted Airport could be transformed into a four-runway hub – replacing Heathrow Airport as ... The location should be such that it can serve the whole country efficiently for the next century. “We have proved that Stansted is a viable ...
Heathrow Airport in renewed call for third runway
airport-world.com - 5/20/2013 7:59:48 AM
Heathrow Airport has told the UK government there is no “quick or easy solution” to ease the country’s lack of hub airport ... “Heathrow is the world’s busiest two-runway airport with a flight taking off or landing every 45 seconds.
The Starbucks tumbler limited to one place in the world: Haneda Airport
en.rocketnews24.com - 5/22/2013 12:58:05 PM
the one place in the world that sells this very exclusive tumbler. Called the Starbucks Haneda Airport tumbler, you can buy one for 1,400 yen (US$13.60). You can look all over the world for these but you won’t find them anywhere but here. On the tumbler ...
Dubai Airports to upgrade runways
MENAFN - 5/11/2013 8:31:57 AM
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Dubai Airports on Thursday announced that it will conduct an extensive runway enhancement project at Dubai ... May 23 2013 Germany 'most popular country' in the world: poll,AFP (MENAFN - AFP) Germany is the most popular country ...
World’s largest plane pays flying visit to Shannon
Irish Examiner - 5/21/2013 11:36:21 PM
The UN thinks it's a good idea, but what do the Irish think of eating creepy crawlies, wonders Jonathan deBurca Butler. The Antonov 225 Mriya, meaning Dream, was designed and built by the Antonov Design Bureau in the Ukraine and first flew on Dec 21 ...
How America Became a Third World Country
The Huffington Post - 5/21/2013 4:41:10 PM
It’s 2023 -- and this is America 10 years after the first across-the-board federal budget cuts known as sequestration ... too. We’re talking about the military behemoth of planet Earth, which in 2013 accounted for 40% of military spending globally ...
Fun before you fly
Sydney Morning Herald - 5/18/2013 4:23:15 PM
narita-airport.jp. 36 Feed the fish ... 46 Watch a video A new Sony video lounge at Terminal 2E in Paris' Charles de Gaulle offers cool modular seating with built-in speakers and 3D high-definition screens. Choose a free film from the catalogue and settle ...
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 ...
Pilatus Unveils PC-24 Twin Turbofan
Aviation Week - 5/23/2013 12:18:07 AM
Departing BCA’s 5,000 ft. elevation, ISA+20C airport, it will need only a 4,430-ft. runway. It also will be able to operate from unpaved runways, similar to a PC-12. “That opens up 21,000 runways around the world.” The landing gear will have dual ...
Aircraft with 55 passengers overshoots runway in Myanmar, 2 injured
Times of India - 5/17/2013 12:49:42 PM
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.
Gannett Fleming, Design Engineer for PHX Sky Train™: First Transit Bridge in the World to Cross an Active Taxiway
San Francisco Gate - 5/19/2013 3:14:39 AM
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport opened Stage 1 of the PHX Sky Train™ to customers on April 8, 2013 ... bridge is high enough to allow a Boeing 747 to pass underneath. It is 90 feet above the taxiway, and the columns supporting it are as deep ...
Waste Criminal Dragged from Moving Plane at Heathrow & Jailed
Waste Management World - 5/24/2013 12:27:04 PM
A scoundrel, who tried to swerve nearly £900,000 in fines for waste crimes by fleeing the country, has been hauled from a plane as it taxied on the runway at Heathrow airport and sentenced to three years in prison. According to the UK's Environment Agency ...
Resort airports in PHL and other Southeast Asian countries leave safety to chance
GMA Network - 5/1/2013 11:38:36 PM
But even as revenues rise and building work on glitzy new terminals charges ahead, officials say the airports ... country's top beach resort Phuket has both, and nearby Krabi recently installed a wind shear alarm. Strong winds on approach to the Phuket ...