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Longest Runway

Thu Mar 30, 2000 10:02 am

Does anyone know what airport has the longest runway? Please tell me the airport, and the country or location. Thanks.


RE: Longest Runway

Thu Mar 30, 2000 10:11 am

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (RUH)

Runway 15L/33R: 13,779 ft. x 179 ft.
Runway 15R/33L: 13,779 ft. x 179 ft.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (JED)

Runway 16R/34L: 12,467 ft. x 197 ft.
Runway 16C/34C: 10,827 ft. x 197 ft.
Runway 16L/34R: 12,106 ft. x 148 ft.
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RE: Longest Runway

Thu Mar 30, 2000 10:16 am

There is an airport in New Mexico that has a runway over 15,000' long. Also, JFK has a runway that is 14,572' long.....

RE: Longest Runway

Thu Mar 30, 2000 10:20 am

Other notables....

Dallas Love Field (DAL): Runway 16/34---12,795 ft. x 197 ft.
Dallas Fort Worth (DFW): Runway 17R/35L ---13401 x 200 ft.

New York Kennedy (JFK): Runway 13R/31L---14,572 ft. x 150 ft.

I guess JFK is the longest and not RUH
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RE: Longest Runway

Thu Mar 30, 2000 11:22 am

Homewood SPB on lake tahoe is 15000x4000....

of course you can't land a 747 on that...

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RE: Longest Runway

Thu Mar 30, 2000 11:48 am

What about the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. How long is it's runway for the Space Shuttle? I know its not an airport but it still has a runway.
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RE: Longest Runway

Thu Mar 30, 2000 12:56 pm

I think SYD 34L / 16R is the longest in the southern hemisphere at 12,999'. Don't know about the worlds longest though.

For the record, the longest Max Runway Length I could find was 30,000'. However, this is a sea-plane base in Minnesota, USA.

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RE: Longest Runway

Thu Mar 30, 2000 1:01 pm

For some reason, ABQ pops into my mind after reading that in a magazine (maybe it's the longest US runway, though?)


RE: Longest Runway

Thu Mar 30, 2000 1:39 pm

Edwards AFB in California has one runway on a dry lake bed that is 7 miles long (36,000 ft)!!!!!

I think it is probably has to be the longest.

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RE: Longest Runway

Thu Mar 30, 2000 3:23 pm

I bet it is Harare, Zimbabwe's Harare Int'l airport with runway 5/23 being 15509 feet long. This being a commercial airport I believe and not military. Also isnt there a runway in United Arab Emiarates that is real long 15,000-16,000 ft I believe.



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RE: Longest Runway

Thu Mar 30, 2000 11:48 pm

Edwards AFB with a 7-mile long runway.
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RE: Longest Runway

Thu Mar 30, 2000 11:58 pm

Hi Barnby,

You know alot of Saudia Arabia (the Haj Topic some days a go!) :-)

iam from the region, if you like you can email me at :


P.s it looks like you have to alter your Profile, Gende:-)

RE: Longest Runway

Fri Mar 31, 2000 12:10 am

I know Kuala Lumpur International Airport has two 4km long of runway, how many ft is 4km?
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Airliners Magazine Says........

Fri Mar 31, 2000 12:30 am

A fairly recent issue of Airliners magazine stated when asked the same question by a reader that it was Upington, South Africa - details below from this hot link

The runway is 16 076 feet long! Do note take too much note of all the disclaimers. The author of the site is clearly just covering himself! I have just copied it over into the forum and the whole layout has re-arranged itself and the columns have fallen away, but you can get the picture; alternatively, visit the site.

Worldwide Airport Path Finder

This is a database tools demonstration by Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. The information presented here may be inaccurate or obsolete, and is not valid for navigation or flight planning. No warranty of fitness or merchantability for any purpose is made or implied. FAUP
IATA code: UTN South Africa
Latitude: 28° 24' 3.449S (-28.400958) Longitude: 21° 15' 38.948E (21.260819)
Type: Civilian Elevation: 2791 feet MSL
Mag Var: 18.675 W
MET on file for FAUP
1 hours 21 minutes ago FAUP winds calm vis good, at least 6sm temp 32C dewpoint 13C
TAF on file for FAUP Time:1421Z
FAUP 300900Z 301812 04005KT 9999 FEW050CB

Com Name Freq Sector Hours Remarks
APP UPINGTON APP CON 121.3M 0430-1800Z MON-WED; 0330-1800Z THU-FRI, 0830-1030Z AND 1400-1800Z SUN.
TWR UPINGTON TWR 121.3M 0430-1600Z MON-WED; 0330-1800Z THU-FRI; 0830-1030Z AND 1400-1800Z SUN.

TWR 121.3M
RWY 19/01 8000x150 ASP
RWY 35/17 16076x197 ASP
RWY 26/08 6000x150 COM The information for this airport was pieced together from unverified internet sources of uncertain quality and applicability. The airport may be significantly misplaced, or misidentified, or there may be no airport at all.
No fuel information.
Weather Underground for Upington (0 nm S)

Behind every "no" is a "yes"

RE: Longest Runway

Fri Mar 31, 2000 1:30 am

The Upington (FAUP) info is correct, 16076 X 197. Kuala Lumpur rwys are 32R/14L 13530X197 and 32L/14R 13307X197. Some clarification to and some honorable mentions: ABQ 8/26 is 13793X150, LAS 7R/25Lis 14505X150.ADIOS

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