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, 2014See also: Airports map
Pope Francis stuns Kenyans by traveling in a Honda -- with windows down
Los Angeles Times - 11/25/2015 4:11:53 PM
The pope stunned Kenyans not only because of the modest gray Honda that took him from Nairobi's airport to State House ... The Africa tour sees Francis visiting countries that have suffered deadly attacks from Islamist extremists -- Kenya and Uganda ...
Here's the First Airport to Run on 100% Solar Power
Gizmodo - 11/25/2015 12:15:40 PM
Cochin International in southern India is the world’s first airport to be run solely ... field of over 46,000 solar panels to run what’s apparently the country’s seventh busiest airport. It produces enough energy to power 10,000 homes for one year.
Pope arrives in Kenya his 1st stop of a peace pilgrimage to 3 African countries
FOX News - 11/25/2015 3:57:34 PM
NAIROBI, Kenya – Brushing aside concerns for his security, Pope Francis arrived in Kenya on Wednesday for his first-ever visit to Africa, including to a country torn by sectarian violence. Francis was received upon arrival at Nairobi's airport by ...
Pope arrives in Kenya in pilgrimage to 3 African countries
The Bismarck Tribune - 11/25/2015 9:16:43 AM
a country torn by fighting between Christian and Muslims. Francis was received upon arrival at Nairobi's airport by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nairobi governor Evans Kidero. Kenyan Cardinal Njue and a host of bishops also welcomed the pope amid singing ...
Airport art that's super trippy
CNN - 11/25/2015 5:09:09 PM
The public toilets in the passageway to Terminal 2 are housed in Gallery Toto (Toto is the brand responsible for most of the country's bathroom ... set up at Frankfurt Airport and will soon be available at Munich Airport as well. World-renowned sculptor ...
Indonesia increases airport security after threat
The Express Tribune - 11/25/2015 12:51:27 PM
Barata also said that a Jakarta airport had received a threat in recent days ... but no explosives were found on the flights. Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, suffered several major bomb attacks conducted by terrorists ...
Francis starts trip to 3 African countries, hoping to foster reconciliation
US News and World Report - 11/25/2015 7:29:20 AM
The Alitalia jetliner with the pope and his entourage aboard departed at about 8 a.m. (0700 GMT) Wednesday from Rome's Leonardo da Vinci airport, bound for the first stop in Kenya. Francis is also scheduled to visit Uganda and Central African Republic ...
Before Obama Talks Climate in Paris, Turkeys Take ‘Carbon-Intensive Cross Country Flight’ to White House
The Blaze - 11/25/2015 3:14:37 PM
“The birds will take a carbon-intensive cross country flight from San Francisco International Airport to meet the POTUS.” Obama will depart for the Paris global climate conference Sunday where 150 world leaders will discuss ways to reduce carbon emission
Moody staff, incomprehensible signs and a hub that's like a 'Third World country': Are these the most hated airports in the world?
Daily Mail - 4/22/2015 4:04:23 PM
When it comes to modern-day travel, the long waits at airports and cramped flights are considered a necessary evil. But some airports, it seems, are very much worse than others. While Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport, in Pakistan, is often ...
Dubai's Dnata Buys Stake in Brazil Airport Services Firm RM
New York Times - 11/25/2015 5:06:10 AM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The company that runs Dubai-based airline Emirates says it has bought a majority stake in a Brazilian firm that provides ground handling services at two dozen airports in the South American country. The Emirates Group's air ...
Nigeria: Country Rejects Port Harcourt International Airport 'World's Worst Airport' Tag
AllAfrica - 11/12/2015 7:59:04 AM
Unhelpful staff, demands for bribes, lack of seating, broken air-conditioning and a tent for an arrivals hall. Nigeria's Port Harcourt International Airport was recently voted the worst in the world. The damning verdict came from a travel website ...
Stuck waiting: Ground delays at U.S. airports on the rise
Idaho Statesman - 11/26/2015 2:56:08 AM
And waited. Still within sight of the gate, their jet sat motionless due to airport congestion. It wasn’t until 30 minutes after passengers buckled in that they were finally in the sky. It’s a scene playing out across the country. According to an ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 11:16:08 AM
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 ...
Police With Machine Guns At Some U.S. Airports This Holiday Weekend
KKTV - 11/25/2015 8:15:16 PM
Police at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday ... It is part of the new world we live in," said New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton. A new intelligence bulletin sent to law enforcement around the country warns there could be copycats ...
Pope Francis arrives in Africa for trip marked by high security
USA Today - 11/25/2015 10:56:56 AM
Pope Francis is greeted on his arrival at the airport in ... profile visit by a world leader to Kenya this year after President Obama came here in July. Obama urged the government to tackle "the cancer of corruption" in the country, a message locals ...