Longest runway in the world - Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport (ULY)
By kjfitz @ 2005-10-07 14:21:57
16,404 feet long.
Longest runway in the world yet it only has one gate and handles fewer passngers in a year than most international airports handle in a day (or a few hours for that matter).
While the airport doesn't look particularly militarized it looks like there is a huge amo dump and base further to the west.
The other long runways in the word are:
Vostochny (Russia) 16404 ft
Gavia (Bravil) 16295 ft
Upington (South Africa) 16076 ft
Harare (Zimbabwae) 15502 ft
Kinshasha Ndjili (Congo) 15420 ft
Mafikeng (South Africa) 15158 ft
Hawange National Park (Zimbabwe) 15091 ft
Edwards AFB (USA) 15013 ft
1/24/2013: NOTE: The title was true when the map was posted originally. Wikipedia now says " This runway is the third longest public use runway in the world with a length of 5 km (16,405 ft). It is also the widest, with a total width of about 105 m (344 ft)."
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