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
Nepal airport still closed after plane skidded off runway
Mashable - 3/6/2015 3:05:36 PM
KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal's only international airport will remain closed at least another day as workers attempt to remove a Turkish Airlines jet that skidded after landing, blocking the single runway ... tourists visited the country in 2013.
Plane skidding off LaGuardia runway adds to flight delays amid winter storm
FOX News - 3/5/2015 10:37:45 PM
Even before a Delta plane arriving at New York’s LaGuardia Airport skidded off the runway Thursday, prompting the airport to temporarily close, air travel already was a nightmare with 4,275 flights cancelled across the country and another 2,000 delayed.
Delta jet skids off runway while landing at snowy LaGuardia airport
Washington Post - 3/5/2015 4:54:09 PM
A plane arriving in New York City amid snowy conditions skidded off the runway at LaGuardia International Airport on Thursday ... In addition to being among the country’s busiest airports, these locations are crucial hubs, meaning travelers and flights ...
Delta jet skids off runway during snowstorm at NY airport
Reuters - 3/5/2015 11:13:33 PM
LaGuardia, the smallest of the New York area's three major airports, was immediately closed after the mishap. By the time its runways started to reopen at ... travel disruptions in many parts of the country. "I think the pilot did everything he could ...
LaGuardia Airport accident will hamper air travel around the country
Denver Post - 3/5/2015 10:56:14 AM
A Delta flight, carrying 125 passengers and five crew members, veered off a runway ... airports. "We are seeing a handful of cancellations in the system right now between Denver and LaGuardia, but it's unknown if those are directly related," Denver ...
Turkish Airlines Jet Veers Off Runway in Nepal
Wall Street Journal - 3/4/2015 8:01:27 PM
... flights were canceled Wednesday morning and the country’s only international airport remained effectively closed down, Mr. Chudal said. “We are working to remove the plane from the runway as soon as possible and bring things back to normal,” he said.
India sends help for moving Turkish Airliner that skid off Nepal runway
The Indian Express - 3/5/2015 4:39:50 PM
India on Thursday rushed experts and an Air Force transport plane with equipment to Nepal to remove a Turkish Airliner that skidded off the runway here yesterday, forcing closure of the country’s only international airport for two days, stranding ...
Plane skids off runway at New York's LaGuardia airport, closing airport until 7 p.m.
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 3/5/2015 12:50:46 PM
A plane skidded off a runway while landing at New York City's LaGuardia ... Both New York's Kennedy Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport, in northern New Jersey, were experiencing midday delays of more than three hours because of snow and ...
Acadiana airport seeks noise rule waiver
Opelousas Daily World - 3/5/2015 1:26:34 PM
NEW IBERIA – Acadiana Regional Airport in New Iberia might one day be a gateway for international trade ... And vibrant trade also could open up with other, non-free trade pact countries if planes laden with cargo are allowed to land in New Iberia ...
Thousands stranded in Gulf airports
Ekantipur - 3/5/2015 6:41:32 PM
QATAR, MAR 06 - With the authorities cancelling all international ... near the runway on Wednesday morning, thousands of Nepali migrants on their way back home and foreign passengers have been stranded in various airports in Gulf countries.
Karipur Airport Touching New Horizons in Aviation
The New Indian Express - 3/2/2015 12:51:21 AM
The airport has achieved a rapid growth since the inception of its international flight operations in 2006. Today, Calicut airport is the 13th busiest airport in the country in terms ... on for a long time. The runway strengthening work is expected ...
Turkish Airlines' Near Miss Creates Big Problem At Kathmandu's Tiny Airport
NPR News - 3/4/2015 11:36:12 PM
In many countries, this would have been the end of the story. But Tribhuvan International Airport is Nepal's only international airport. It's a small airport — with only one runway and nine parking bays — and it's bursting at the seams. On a normal day ...
Plane skids off runway in snowy conditions
Sunday World - 3/5/2015 5:37:06 PM
A passenger plane skidded off the end of a busy airport runway and hit a fence as it came in to land ... axing almost 1,700 yesterday as wintry conditions continued to grip the country.
Plane skids off snowy NYC runway, stops feet from icy bay
WSVN-TV - 3/5/2015 11:39:11 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Delta jetliner landing at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm Thursday skidded off a runway ... world's largest mall in Miami Proposal submitted for world's largest mall in Miami MIAMI -- The largest shopping mall in the country ...
Nepal's airport to remain closed till tomorrow morning
oneindia.com - 3/6/2015 1:54:01 PM
Kathmandu, Mar 6: Nepal's only international airport will remain closed at least till 10 am tomorrow even as the Indian rescue mission tried to remove the Turkish jet that skidded off the surface on Wednesday morning, blocking the runway and stranding ...