Definition: This entry gives the total number of airports with paved runways (concrete or asphalt 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 (over 10,000 ft), (2) 2,438 to 3,047 m (8,000 to 10,000 ft), (3) 1,524 to 2,437 m (5,000 to 8,000 ft), (4) 914 to 1,523 m (3,000 to 5,000 ft), and (5) under 914 m (under 3,000 ft). Only airports with usable runways are included in this listing. Not all airports have facilities for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control. The type aircraft capable of operating from a runway of a given length is dependent upon a number of factors including elevation of the runway, runway gradient, average maximum daily temperature at the airport, engine types, flap settings, and take-off weight of the aircraft.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2020See also: Airports - with paved runways map
15 of the world's most terrifying airport runways
Business Insider India - 12/10/2017 2:12:00 AM
And because high altitude landings are so challenging, Qamdo Bamda has the longest paved runway that's open to the public in the world, at 3.4 miles. While Tibet's Qamdo Bamda Airport is no longer ...
5 Unusual Airports Around The World
Outlookindia - 10/24/2018 11:12:00 AM
From a runway that is also a part-time road to an airport bigger than a country, we bring you five most delightful (some may say unusual) airports in the world. Princess Juliana International ...
As Covid Ravages Poorer Countries, Rich Nations Spring Back to Life
New York Times - 5/5/2021 8:14:00 AM
Despite early vows, the developed world has done little to promote global vaccination, in what analysts call both a moral and epidemiological failure.
When Will London Heathrow’s 3rd Runway Be Built?
Simple Flying - 5/4/2021 5:00:00 PM
Even amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, London Heathrow (LHR) is comfortably the busiest airport in the UK.
30 years after promise, Anambra finally gets an airport
Vanguard - 5/5/2021 10:29:00 AM
After 30 years of the first attempt to build an airport in Anambra State at Oba in the present Idemili South Local Government Area failed
The world's best little-known airports
MSN - 4/18/2021 1:25:00 AM
typically the busiest airport in the country and the Caucasus, is the home base for national carrier Azerbaijan Airlines and was ranked 55 in Skytrax’s list of the world’s top 100 airports in ...
Cebu airport’s new taxiway to boost aircraft capacity: Tugade
Gov - 5/5/2021 12:01:00 PM
Secretary Arthur Tugade on Wednesday expressed optimism on the current developments at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) after leading the inauguration of the new PHP222-million taxiway at the country’s second-busiest
That's So Savannah: What's up with the runway graves at the Savannah/Hilton Head airport?
Savannah Morning News - 4/28/2021 11:14:00 AM
World ... The airport may have paved over the their graves, but they respectfully placed markers in their honor. And this being Savannah, you better believe pilots have a number of ghost stories to tell about to the Dotson couple buried under the runway.
Microsoft Flight Simulator – Santiago Airport Review (LatinVFR)
Twinfinite - 5/2/2021 3:00:00 PM
LatinVFR recently released Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCEL) in Santiago, Chile, for Microsoft Flight Simulator.