The Runway is an auxiliary aircraft production structure used by the Allies.
The Runway is a simple landing strip, allowing aircraft to land and resupply. A commander cannot build aircraft with a Runway alone but will be able to do so even if all of his Air Force Command HQ have been struck with weapons which disable them.
Runways ensure that the Allies will always have air superiority over their enemies in both quality and quantity. Runways allow the Allies to field multiple aircraft squadrons (e.g. 4 Barracuda bombers on the Air Force Command HQ, while having 3 Tier 2 jets and a Hummingbird on the Runway) without expending too much money and power.
Depending on the difficulty, the AI will build only a certain amount of Runways. Easy AI will build a maximum of 1 Runway, while Medium and Hard AI will build a maximum of 2.
- Runway debuts in Road Trippin'. Whenever the battle continues for a while, a Runway will be deployed to park more Stormchilds. Throughout the battle, 3 Runways will be deployed in total (2 on Mental difficulty).
- Runway becomes buildable in Panic Cycle.