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It's quite easy to google information about which civil airport has the longest runways, but what I'm really looking for (and having a hard time to find) is which airport has the longest runways in total - I mean if you add up all the lengths, disregarding the direction - which one be the winner?

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  • $\begingroup$ Makes sense, let me edit the question to make is specifically about civil airport. $\endgroup$ – shabunc Aug 25 '17 at 22:27
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    $\begingroup$ I'm pretty sure all of Rogers Lake is at least somewhat suitable for use as a runway :P $\endgroup$ – UnrecognizedFallingObject Aug 26 '17 at 0:45
  • $\begingroup$ Perhaps the Black Rock City Munincipal airport (88NV: airnav.com/airport/88nv ). Though it's officially only 7000 ft, it has upwards of 40 miles of unpaved landing area available if needed. And room for quite a number of parallel runways, too :-) $\endgroup$ – jamesqf Aug 26 '17 at 6:05
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    $\begingroup$ To add to Unrecognized's comment, if you add up all the paved and dry lake bed runways at EDW, well that's 213,244 feet. $\endgroup$ – pr1268 Aug 26 '17 at 9:06
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    $\begingroup$ Related: Which civilian airport has the most runways (current and planned)? $\endgroup$ – fooot Aug 28 '17 at 15:52
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Best I can find, within the US, is KDFW with 80,403' of total length. Second seems to be KDEN with 76,000'. Glanced at KORD, and with mental math it comes up to about 71,000'. Most other major airports are well behind all of these, mainly because they don't have as many long runways as DFW and DEN.

Somebody else can consider Russian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern airports -- I don't have the chart sets handy for those. May be worth converting this to a community wiki answer if any of those places give interesting results.

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    $\begingroup$ I thought of EHAM, but it's only got 63,800. $\endgroup$ – TomMcW Aug 25 '17 at 23:53
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Qamdo Bamda Airport (ZUBD) has one runway that measures 18,045ft.(5,500M) long

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  • $\begingroup$ The question is asking for the highest total runway length, i.e. if you add all runways together $\endgroup$ – Pondlife Apr 25 '18 at 12:03

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