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
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s new $719 million, 8,000-foot runway is ready for take off
The Miami Herald - 9/16/2014 11:57:40 PM
After years of debate and millions of dollars of construction, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is ... the air space system throughout the country.” The new runway would allow the airport to handle up to 425,000 flights annually.
Cheers greet opening of new FLL runway
SunSentinel - 9/18/2014 8:56:21 PM
Twenty six years of turbulence over expansion of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport ended with a screech Thursday when JetBlue flight 1028 left the first skid marks on a brand new, $826 million runway ... done in this country," U.S. Secretary ...
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s New Runway 10R-28L To Open Today
aviationpros.com - 9/18/2014 1:39:41 PM
17, 2014) — AECOM Technology Corporation announced today that it has completed its tasks as program manager associated with Florida’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s (FLL) new Runway 10R ... airports in the country,” said AECOM ...
Airport gets grant for runway extension
The Times Tribune - 9/16/2014 7:51:18 AM
“Extending this runway will help keep Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International an attractive location for flights from across the country.” Mr. Cartwright said the grant will enable the airport to extend Taxiway B, a path connecting the runway with the ...
Avoca airport awarded $4M grant
Citizen's Voice - 9/15/2014 8:16:57 PM
“Extending this runway will help keep Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International an attractive location for flights from across the country.” Cartwright said the grant will enable the airport to extend Taxiway B, a path connecting the runway with the airport ...
World's scariest airport runways revealed!
Rediff India Abroad - 10/25/2013 4:19:37 PM
According to Airfarewatchdog.com, Antartica's Sea Ice Runway leads the scary list with the runway being unpaved ... Regional Airport Vail in Colorado, US, a challenging runway ride. This airport ranks at number 9 as the world's scariest airport runway.
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 11:16:08 AM
In a speech on American infrastructure Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden said that compared to airports like Hong Kong International, New York's LaGuardia feels like a "third world country ... decided to add a third runway to increase its capacity.
The hidden beauty of airport runways, and how to decipher them
CNN - 6/18/2014 11:57:02 PM
(Wired)-- Airports are known for rules and regulations, a reputation that applies to the runways as well. Almost all airport designs are governed by regulations established by the International ... like spokes around unpaved patches are common in many ...
Canada's Sixth Busiest Airport Becomes Country's First Major Airport to Groove Runway Pavement
For Construction Pros - 12/16/2013 5:30:58 AM
The Ottawa airport runway project consisted of a standard runway grooving configuration of 0.25-in. groove width by 0.25-in. groove depth, spaced 1.5 in. center to center, for the entire length of the runway. Photo credit: International Grinding & Grooving ...
Saab's Aerobahn Departure Manager Assists in San Francisco International Airport Meeting Efficiency Goals During Runway Construction
Yahoo Finance - 9/29/2014 1:26:39 PM
29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Defense and security company Saab announced that its Aerobahn Departure Manager (DMAN) successfully helped San Francisco International Airport (SFO) proactively manage the recent closure of its runways. During the four-month period ...
Infographic: How The World's Airports And Runways Map Global Inequality
Fast Company - 6/25/2013 11:59:16 PM
"The World, Traced by Airport Runways ... is dominated by countries with the most privilege. “The most dramatic and surprising transition is between the U.S. and Mexico,” Davenport tells Co.Design. “America is a beehive of runways and helipads ...
Civil Aviation Authority Prefers New NAIA Runways Over New Airport
philippineflightnetwork.com - 5/25/2014 6:03:07 AM
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has declared publicly that it prefers constructing new runways at the highly congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport over the proposal ... The government blamed the country's procurement laws for the ...
Huntsville International Airport reopens west runway after completing $27.8 million improvement project (updated)
Al.com - 7/9/2013 10:35:15 AM
HMCAA Executive Director Rick Tucker said the Huntsville airport is the 14th largest international cargo airport in the country. “The new west runway and taxiway system gives Huntsville the infrastructure it needs to continue growth in global ...
The World's Most Delayed Airports
Forbes - 1/22/2010 7:56:34 PM
Airports in those countries top our third annual list ... airport plans a massive expansion by 2015; and Cairo International (fourth worst for departures at 54.7%) was forced to close one of its two runways in 2009 to accommodate construction for a third ...
A Map of the World As Plotted By Airports
Gizmodo - 6/27/2013 2:14:05 AM
James Davenport created a world map using just airports, runways and helicopter pads. That way you can see which countries are dotted and outlined with airports (hint: it's the rich ones) and which countries just disappear into the vapor (hint: it's the ...