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
Defence cargo aircraft Hercules C130J lands at Juhu airport
Economic Times - 3/24/2015 3:48:40 PM
but the Hercules can land on much shorter lengths of unpaved or paved runways, they said. The runway at the Juhu aerodrome is about 3,750 feet long, very short compared to the 12,008 feet long runway at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport ...
Runway closure at St. John's airport will be worth the wait, says Keith Collins
Yahoo News - 3/30/2015 9:10:50 PM
John's International Airport will shut down its primary runway for five months to finish up the final ... says St. John's will be the fourth airport in the country to have this system — the only airport with less than 10 million passengers. "
More Countries Restrict Thai Carriers
aviationpros.com - 3/31/2015 12:48:34 PM
At least three countries -- Japan, China and Singapore -- have now subjected aircraft operated by Thai airlines to exhaustive inspections at their airports, industry executives ... airlines from landing on its runways, citing lax safety standards.
Hong Kong Government Approves Plan to Add Third Runway at International Airport
TravelPulse - 3/21/2015 9:57:18 PM
Hong Kong International Airport has seen massive growth in terms of passengers and cargo, and the facility has received approval from the government for the addition of a third runway ... Hong Kong government and the country’s residents.
World Briefs: No serious injuries after crash landing
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 3/30/2015 11:59:39 AM
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Air Canada said all but one of the 23 passengers and crew admitted to area hospitals after an Airbus A320 crash-landed in a snowstorm at the Halifax Stanfield International ... skidded off the runway,” airport spokesman Peter ...
Air Canada Flight 624 wreckage to be moved off Halifax runway
CBC - 3/31/2015 7:07:58 PM
The Transportation Safety Board has given Air Canada the green light to start moving the wreckage of Flight 624 from a runway at Halifax Stanfield International ... "The Halifax airport, and every other airport in the country, has financial constraints ...
Hercules C130J Arrives At India's Juhu Airport For Military Exercise
Defense World - 3/25/2015 10:39:41 AM
However, the Hercules can land on much shorter lengths of unpaved or paved runways. The runway at the Juhu aerodrome is 3750 feet long, very short compared to the 12008 feet long runway at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA).
UA Police Department sport new hats “Bear Down with Pride”
KVOA 4 - 3/30/2015 9:39:28 PM
The message has spread to other police departments around the country ... of the airport property, about a half mile from the runway.Stay with News 4 Tucson for updates on this breaking news. TUCSON- A small aircraft crashed at the Tucson International ...
Arab strikes on rebels hit Yemen's main airport hours after UN workers evacuated
The Straits Times - 3/29/2015 4:40:00 PM
SANAA (AFP) - Saudi-led warplanes bombed Yemen's main international airport and struck a renegade troop base in the capital, as Arab leaders vowed Sunday to pummel Iranian-backed rebels until they surrender. The raids on the country's main air gateway came ...
Philippines to get new airport in Bohol by 2017
airport-technology.com - 3/31/2015 12:05:37 PM
"Another world-class airport will soon rise on the island of Panglao, to cater to the steadily-increasing number of tourists in Bohol." "In a country filled with tourist ... The new airport will feature a 2000-meter runway and a passenger terminal building ...
Houthis threaten Saudi Arabia with suicide bombings
Al JAZEERA - 3/28/2015 8:37:25 PM
On Saturday, airstrikes hit Sanaa International Airport and the adjoining military airport, causing damage to planes, airport infrastructure and runways. The airstrikes hit multiple provinces in Yemen, including Houthi strongholds and the bases of army ...
Lebanon Airport loses out on $750K in FAA funding; money now available to other airports
NewHampshire.com - 3/31/2015 4:16:10 PM
The city proposed a $2.6 million project to repair pavement and improve drainage in a 1,500-foot section of runway in October ... and continue their hunt for the mysterious Sasquatch. North Country Redneck Snowblower,” this custom-made vehicle has ...
Greek Landmarks Mark Earth Hour by Switching off Lights
Greek Reporter Greece - 3/29/2015 5:37:16 PM
Greece participated in the worldwide Earth Hour movement with an hour of darkness at landmark sites across the country on Saturday evening ... in downtown Athens to Eleftherios Venizelos international airport, lights were symbolically switched off ...
Air Canada Plane Touched Down Short of Runway, Lost Landing Gear
Big Country Homepage - 3/29/2015 6:17:14 AM
An Air Canada jet touched down short of the runway at an ... that’s part of the airport’s landing system and severed a power line. That caused “significant damage” to the plane and cut off power to Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova ...
Arab strikes hit Yemen's main airport, foreigners flee
The Age - 3/30/2015 7:41:57 AM
Saudi-led warplanes bombed Yemen's main international airport and struck a renegade troop base in the capital, as Arab leaders vowed Sunday to pummel Iranian-backed rebels until they surrender. The raids on the ... time they hit the runway" since the ...