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
Huntsville International Airport no longer most expensive
WAAY-TV - 7/29/2014 7:40:49 PM
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - Huntsville International Airport is no longer the most expensive airport in the country. For the first time in six quarters, the airport did not top the Bureau of Transportation's list. The nation's most expensive airport is now ...
Huntsville airport no longer the most expensive in the US -- but there's a catch
Al.com - 7/29/2014 3:08:48 PM
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Huntsville International Airport was known as the most expensive in the country for six straight quarters until today when the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport topped the Department of Transportation's highest ...
Two of China’s Busiest Airports Told to Reduce Traffic by 75%
The Wall Street Journal - 7/29/2014 9:18:03 AM
Chinese aviation authorities asked airlines to reduce flight traffic by as much as 75% at two of the country’s busiest airports ... issued the restriction on two Shanghai airports—Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Shanghai Pudong ...
Still Torn by Factional Fighting, Post-Revolt Libya Is Coming Undone
New York Times - 7/28/2014 5:30:10 AM
Lost in the rubble of the airport was the sense of collective purpose ... a Libya researcher with the nonprofit International Crisis Group. The country seemed to be holding together better than many people had expected. “There was a consensus that ...
Ebola outbreak: Travel warning for 3 countries, US airports on high alert
PIX11 - 7/31/2014 4:03:42 PM
NEW YORK (PIX11/CNN) — The United States government is warning travelers to steer clear of three African countries as the death toll from ... In today’s interconnected world, linked by transoceanic flights, one infected person can trigger a domino ...
Stakes Rising for Israel as Rockets Reach Airport
Dissident Voice - 7/31/2014 3:27:55 PM
Harvard law professor and vocal Israel supporter Alan Dershowitz set out a retrospective logic for Israel’s attack, saying: “Every country in the world would do everything in its power to keep open its airports, the lifelines to its economic viability.”
FG to set up Isolation Centres at International Airports to Curb Spread of Ebola Virus
Bella Naija - 7/27/2014 11:53:44 PM
As part of efforts to curb the spread of Ebola Virus, the Nigerian federal government is making plans to set up isolation disease centres at international airports across the country. The government will be conducting this exercise in collaboration with ...
The cruellest month: July sees spike in attacks on airports
IHS Jane's 360 - 7/28/2014 11:59:42 PM
Hamas explicitly warned international airlines against flying into Tel Aviv ... and explosives cannot board a flight or be trafficked into or out of the country. The airports themselves are now the target.
Fuel Tank Blaze Near Tripoli Airport 'Out of Control'
Voice of America - 7/28/2014 3:35:38 AM
... appealed for "international help" after several oil storage tanks caught fire amid clashes over the country's international airport in the capital, Tripoli. Fuel tanks hit Fuel storage tanks that supply Tripoli were hit on Sunday by rockets igniting a ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 5:49:50 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 ...
Death in Nigeria shows Ebola can spread by air travel; West Africa airports take precautions
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 7/26/2014 3:12:22 PM
International airports in Nigeria are screening passengers arriving from foreign countries for symptoms of Ebola, according to Yakubu Dati, the spokesman for Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria. Health officials are also working with ports and land ...
Countries evacuate citizens from Libya amid violence, Greece helps 'hundreds' of Chinese leave
FOX News - 7/31/2014 4:18:01 PM
Greece assisted China and other countries in the Libya evacuation, basing many of its operations from the Mediterranean island of Crete, which is less than 300 kilometers (185 miles) from the east Libyan coast and has two international airports and a large ...
Commercial Airport Baggage Handling Systems Market by Sorting Systems, by Belts, and by Geography - Forecast Analysis to 2013 - 2020
TheSacramento Bee - 7/28/2014 6:37:35 PM
... FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACT SHEET TABLE 23 U.S.: SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACT SHEET TABLE 24 LATIN AMERICA: COMMERCIAL AIRPORT BHS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 ($BILLION) TABLE 25 LATIN AMERICA: COMMERCIAL AIRPORT BHS ...
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/6/2013 11:53:56 PM
As the gateway to a city or country, airports are often striking works of architecture. Here are ten of the best from around the world. John F. Kennedy Airport, New York ... it's also beautiful. Terminal 4's architectural highlights include colorful ...
U.S. airports are 'awful.' Here's the problem
CNN - 4/3/2014 7:33:26 AM
In February, as reported by the New York Daily News, Vice President Joe Biden said New York's frequently lambasted LaGuardia Airport "feels like it's in some third world country ... list of the world's top 100 airports. The highest ranking any U.S ...