An aircraft runway is a very important facility when it comes to the landing and taking off of an aircraft. The aircraft runways are designed in such a way that they can be able to accommodate the different types of aircrafts. Short runways support small aircrafts whereas long runways in the likes of Bhutan airport accommodate both the small and large aircrafts. This article will highlight some of the longest airport runways in the world:
Erbil International Airport
The public airport is the main airport found in the city of Erbil, Iraq. The airport is operated by the Federal government of Iraq. The airport is elevated at 1,341 feet above mean sea level (AMSL). The airport runway is about 15,748 feet long/ 4,800 meters.
Madrid- Torrejon Airport
The commercial airport doubles up as both a military and public facility. The airport is located precisely 24 km from the city of Madrid. The airport is elevated at 2,026 feet above sea level and has a runway that extends to about 15,807 feet long.
Hamad International Airport
The publicly operated airport is under the care of Qatar Civil Aviation Authority. The aircraft runway here is about 15,912 feet long. The Hamad International Airport is elevated at 36 feet above sea level. The airport opened on 30th April 2014.
Denver International Airport
The airport is commonly known as DIA and is found in Denver Colorado. The airport occupies an area of about 54 square miles making it one of the largest airports in US. The public airport is operated by the City and County of Denver Department of Aviation. It has a 16,001 feet long runway.
The Upington Airport is one of the airports with longest airport runways in the worlds. The airport is located in Upington, South Africa. The airport has a high elevation of about 2,791 feet above sea level and has a runway extending to about 16,076 feet long.
Embraer Unidade Gavião Peixoto Airport
The privately owned airport is operated by Embraer and serves Gavião Peixoto. The airport is elevated at 1,978 feet above sea level and is located in Gavião Peixoto, Brazil. The airport has a runway that extends to 16,404 feet long.
Shigatse Peace Airport
The airport ranks as both a military and public airport and is located in Shigastse, Tibet, China. For an airport that sits fourth in our list, Shigatse Peace Airport has an aircraft runway of about 16, 404 feet long.
Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport
The public airport is located in Ulyanovsk, Russia and has an elevation of 253 feet. The airport has the third largest runway in the world that extends to about 16, 404 feet long.
The military airport serves Moscow and operates as a major aircraft testing facility. The airport is elevated at 123 feet above sea level and possesses a runway that extends to about 17,723 feet long.
Qamdo Bamda Airport
Qamdo Bamda Airport is one of the airports possessing one of the longest airport runways. The airport is located in Tibet, China and has an elevation of 14,436 feet and a runway of about 18,045 feet long.