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
Now taking off: new runways
BUSINESSJOURNALISM - 10/22/2014 5:17:04 PM
Runway construction is big business for the country’s airports, as both a driver of jobs and an economic impact. Two cities recently opened new runways that both claim will be a benefit to travelers and the local community. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood ...
French Oil CEO Killed in Moscow Runway Crash
Voice of America - 10/21/2014 12:50:24 AM
The head of French oil giant Total was killed late Monday when his private jet collided with a snow plow on a Moscow runway. Christophe de Margerie ... off for Paris from the capital's Vnukovo International Airport. A spokeswoman for Russian transportation ...
AIRMALL® and Pittsburgh International Airport Celebrate Completion of Newly Renovated Center Core with Special Event, Fashion Show
Yahoo Finance - 10/13/2014 2:50:15 PM
The festivities continued with the airport's first runway ... country with among the highest per-passenger spends in North America. For more information on AIRMALL USA, visit www.airmallusa.com. Like us on Facebook at the AIRMALL at Pittsburgh ...
French CEO dies in Moscow in plane crash with snowplow operated by drunk driver
CNN Money - 10/21/2014 4:18:00 AM
French oil company Total's CEO died after his plane collided with a snowplow on the runway at Moscow international airport. Russian officials said ... original character and dedication to his country." Manuel Valls, the French prime minister, said the ...
FG To Prioritise Second Runway At Abuja Airport
Channels Television - 10/14/2014 5:33:43 PM
The Federal Government says the second runway project at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International ... to assist airports with policemen and soldiers to check the activities of touts. According to Iyal, the Jonathan administration has raised the country’s ...
Ahead of Open Sky Policy Indonesia Has to Improve Airport Infrastructure
indonesia-investments.com - 10/23/2014 4:44:16 AM
Indonesia in particular is an interesting market as the country has a large population (about 250 ... This includes the lack of appropriate sized airports (including runways) and (toll) roads/railway tracks to and from the airports. As an illustration ...
Christophe de Margerie, CEO of French Oil Giant Total, Dies in Plane Crash
Wall Street Journal - 10/21/2014 5:00:57 AM
PARIS—French oil company Total SA said Chairman and Chief Executive Christophe de Margerie died Monday in a plane crash at a Russian airport. The French executive, who enjoyed close relations with numerous world leaders, including Russian President ...
Annandale’s Caleb Hymans runs 5K world record time (for 9-year-olds)
Washington Post - 10/10/2014 2:39:30 PM
Caleb Hymans of Annandale leans toward the finish line at Dulles Airport on Sept ... national championships in cross-country in their age group. Now Caleb has taken another world-class step in the Dulles Day on the Runway race on Sept.
Russian plane crash: snowplow driver was drunk
Lompoc Record - 10/21/2014 2:09:09 AM
MOSCOW (AP) — The head of French oil giant Total SA was killed at a Moscow airport when ... traded integrated international oil and gas company in the world, with exploration and production operations in more than 50 countries, according to a profile ...
An American in Shanghai
New York Times Blogs - 10/13/2014 8:59:30 AM
“I have! It’s the weirdest thing.” Later tonight, Kors will be driven to the Hongqiao International Airport for the Jet Set Experience, a runway spectacle with holograms, a fake snowfall and the one-off pieces — from cutaway swimsuits to floor ...
Columbia Metropolitan Airport changes image
Columbia Star - 10/23/2014 3:28:30 PM
Other moves Mann and Harmon have made were to reduce the airport’s debt and align the costs to be competitive with other airports across the country. Over the last ... Airport will also be updating runways and loop roads, along with a big signage project ...
What do LoBiondo, Hughes have to say in Second Congressional District race?
New Jersey Online - 10/12/2014 7:41:57 AM
"We have an international airport with a 10,000 foot runway capable of accommodating every airliner ... We have 300 million people in this country. In China they have 300 million in the middle class. These people have money and they want to be entertained."
New international airports remain underserved, underdeveloped
The Economic Times - 10/1/2014 12:12:41 PM
MUMBAI: The Indian civil aviation minister's push for greater domestic regional air connectivity in India has highlighted another, more complex, issue: that of the underdeveloped and under-served international airports in the country. On October 4 ...
Dubai Airport To See 45 Aircraft Arrivals An Hour By 2016
gulfbusiness.com - 9/9/2014 9:39:49 AM
Aircraft arrivals at Dubai International Airports ... runway lighting and construction of additional taxiways and rapid exits on the southern runway. The UAE airspace currently handles approximately 600,000 movements a year while aircraft movements in the ...
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s new runway now open
The Miami Herald - 9/17/2014 7:10:09 PM
“For every minute the plane sits on the ground idling, it’s money they’re losing,” Meyer said, “and it’s impacting the air space system throughout the country.” The new runway would allow the airport to handle up to 425,000 flights annuall