Definition: This entry gives the total number of airports or airfields recognizable from the air. The runway(s) may be paved (concrete or asphalt surfaces) or unpaved (grass, earth, sand, or gravel surfaces) but may include closed or abandoned installations. Airports or airfields that are no longer recognizable (overgrown, no facilities, etc.) are not included. Note that not all airports have accommodations for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Airports map
Top five airports in the world
Montreal Gazette - 4/16/2014 2:56:08 PM
then you might be more interested to know the winners of this year’s World Airport Awards. The awards are based on the results of an independent, global survey that collected nearly 13 million votes of air travellers from 110 countries. And the 2014 ...
Why airport cabs ask for higher fares
ABS-CBN News - 4/16/2014 12:47:17 PM
"We want to protect our country. We want not only to help our fellow Filipinos ... hindi nagbababa ng metro at nangongontrata," he said. Ginez said the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) entered into concession agreements with several taxi ...
Brazil's airports not yet ready for World Cup
Al JAZEERA - 4/16/2014 6:52:22 PM
Thousands of tourists are set to descend on Brazil in June, yet many of country's airports are running behind schedule. Thousands of tourists will head to Brazil for June's World Cup and more than a million Brazilian football fans will criss-cross the ...
World Routes Returns to China in 2016
Yahoo Finance - 4/14/2014 11:38:05 AM
The event in 2016 is expected to attract more than 3,500 delegates including 350 airlines, 1,000 airports and 300 tourism authorities from more than 125 countries. It will be held in the state of the art International Convention & Exhibition Centre at ...
Teen Nabbed for Drugs at Nigeria Airport
AllAfrica - 4/16/2014 8:58:13 AM
A 19-year-old Pakistan man has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at Muhammed Murtala International Airport for attempting to smuggle 25 parcels of heroin into the country.
South Africa's airports spotlight award winning Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky
The Moodie Report - 4/15/2014 3:01:30 AM
South African spirits and wine producer Distell has partnered Big Five Duty Free to promote Bain’s Cape Mountain at Cape Town International and OR Tambo International airports throughout ... traditional whisky-producing countries such as Ireland ...
Authorities expand airport capacity in Saudi Arabia
traveldailymedia.com - 4/14/2014 9:17:54 PM
Saudi Arabia is hatching plans to increase airport capacity across the country as international airlines expand to second tier cities and increase frequencies to and from the country. There are four international airports in Saudi Arabia, located in Riyadh ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 5:35:31 PM
In a speech on American infrastructure Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden said that compared to airports like Hong Kong International, New York's LaGuardia feels like a "third world country." In January, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called LaGuardia and ...
La Madeleine Opens Fourth Airport Unit
QSR magazine - 4/15/2014 7:00:42 PM
La Madeleine Country French Café announced the opening of its new café at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. The opening will mark La Madeleine’s second location in the Atlanta airport—a La Madeleine kiosk can be found in Terminal 4 ...
Ukraine security forces says they have fought off attack on airport in country’s east
Ottawa Citizen - 4/15/2014 6:36:15 AM
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces said they repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at a small airport ... Kyiv was seeing in the country’s east was ...
Plattsburgh airport adds service to Atlantic City
WCAX-TV - 4/15/2014 3:54:35 PM
They are under contract from the Atlantic City casino Caesar's World. According to the North Country Chamber of Commerce, this just adds to Plattsburgh's reputation of being the fun, vacation destination airport. "Once a month, kind of a three-day trip ...
US Safety Admin Inspects Abuja, Lagos Airports
Leadership - 4/16/2014 1:12:56 AM
While in Abuja, the TSA official will inspect the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and also meet with her home country embassy officials. before returning to Lagos on Wednesday enroute Dakar, her base.
Readers sound off on LaGuardia Airport, heroes’ parade and breasts
New York Daily News - 4/15/2014 8:16:28 AM
Bellerose: Joe Biden said that LaGuardia Airport is like a Third World country. He is 100% correct. On Sunday, my wife and mother and I were flying to Atlanta from LaGuardia. During the screening process, my wife jammed her finger, causing it to bleed so ...
Australia Approves Site for Second Sydney Airport -- Update
The Wall Street Journal - 4/15/2014 2:54:20 AM
Sydney's current airport accounts for 40% of the country's international arrivals and half of its international airfreight each year. Politicians have over the years looked at a number of alternatives to Badgerys Creek, including expanding Kingsford-Smith ...