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
For Sale: The World's Emptiest International Airport
Forbes - 7/18/2016 9:08:50 AM
With just two daily flights — the second just being added in May — this international airport can be argued to be the world’s most underused ... getting too heavy, and the country either had to add an additional runway there or build or expand ...
Unmanned immigration counters, hour-long queues at Mumbai airport
Hindustan Times - 7/22/2016 12:38:51 PM
Aeroplanes lined up for take off at domestic airport on Tuesday. Plane servies hit by heavy rain and the runway was closed for half an hour ... It entered the big league of busy world airports by catering to 41.7 million passengers in 2015-16.
Around the world in 20 days
Denver Post - 7/10/2016 10:37:04 AM
Unfortunately, we don’t have Verne’s generous vacation allotment, but we do have nearly three weeks — more than enough time to take a short lap around the world. For our circumnavigation, we will touch down in five countries, one island city-state ...
All About Airports: Airports Beyond Flights & Tons
Air Cargo News - 7/20/2016 1:21:11 AM
Start by thinking about what your airport provides for your community and where it is located in relation to other modes of transportation, infrastructure, population centers, or even other countries and ... e.g., taxiways and runways, in-house or third ...
Airports await expansion takeoff
Growth Business - 7/19/2016 10:40:43 AM
Heathrow’s proposed £17 billion third runway bid received the valuable backing of Sir Howard Davies’ Airports ... country first’, with Heathrow’s chief executive John Holland-Kaye suggesting that that the UK needed to branch out “to the world ...
China to build £5.8billion airport that will handle 90million passengers a year (with so many boutiques there'll be no need for citizens to shop abroad)
Daily Mail - 7/15/2016 11:28:24 AM
In fact, designers are already talking about the 5,200 hectare hub as a 'satellite town' that will handle up to 90million passengers a year and mean Chinese citizens won't have to leave the country ... of the biggest airports in the world.
Airport growth 'urgent' for trade
World First - 7/22/2016 7:23:53 AM
It says it is vital that UK businesses are not isolated in the wake of the Brexit vote, so they can expand on trade in non-EU countries. The UK will be restricted in linking to any of these major cities if airport ... happen if a new runway remains unbuilt.
Sadiq Khan urges Theresa May to back Gatwick Airport expansion with second runway
London Evening Standard - 7/15/2016 9:33:52 AM
this increased investment paves the way for our second runway project. “As we enter a new era for Britain, we must be agile and decisive as a country to show the world that we are open for business.” It comes after Airports Commission chief Sir ...
City of Chicago announces major improvements for O’Hare Airport
The Architect's Newspaper - 7/20/2016 8:26:30 PM
O’Hare is one of the busiest airports in the world, and has recently been plague with delays ... the international terminal to constructing the most efficient runway system in the country, we are ensuring that O’Hare continues to be an economic driver ...
We need a new international airport now!
BusinessMirror. - 7/20/2016 1:24:10 PM
The temporary closure of the main runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) due to emergency pavement repairs on Monday underscores the urgent need for the country to have a ... to build a new world-class airport in Clark Freeport, explaining ...
Liam Fox warns Britain must not 'put off big decision' on whether to build third runway at Heathrow
Daily Telegraph - 7/22/2016 10:01:22 AM
Britain should push ahead with airport expansion in the South East to show the World that it is "open for business", a Cabinet minister who has campaigned for a third runway at Heathrow ... have the freedoms that other countries have."
Embracing the Airport as a Catalyst for Future Economic Competitiveness
Busbyway - 7/17/2016 7:29:49 AM
In its long term plan to year 2045, the airport is expected to have cover a land area of 30.7 sq km and constructs an additional two near runways while its ... and corporations in the country and from all over the world with high value face-to-face ...
The world's top 25 airports of 2016
MSN - 7/14/2016 10:32:19 AM
... has three runways, is funded through airline fees and grants only. One of busiest airports in Asia, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport can handle up to 70 million passengers every year. The oldest commercial airport in the world, Sydney Airport ...
World's scariest airport runways revealed!
Rediff India Abroad - 10/25/2013 9:48:54 PM
According to Airfarewatchdog.com, Antartica's Sea Ice Runway leads the scary list with the runway being unpaved and ... County Regional Airport Vail in Colorado, US, a challenging runway ride. This airport ranks at number 9 as the world's scariest airport ...
IAA trains professionals to deal with aviation-linked challenges
malaysiasun.com - 7/15/2016 8:50:55 AM
India has the fastest growing domestic aviation market in the world ... Training Packages on "Runway Rubber Removal" in May 2016 which was duly approved by the ICAO. Seeing the growth of aviation sector in the country and rising concerns about security ...