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
Abandoned Greek Airport May Become Country's Largest Coastal Resort
Conde Nast Traveler - 7/28/2016 3:30:41 PM
Hellinikon International Airport closed in 2001 and currently serves as a refugee camp. Abandoned airports around the world have been turned into everything from massive parks to cruise ship terminals. Now, if a Greek development company's plans come to ...
Pope says the world’s at war, urges Europe to greet refugees
USA Today - 7/27/2016 6:23:40 PM
the pope’s spokesman elaborated on the remarks about a world in war. “He wanted to specify very clearly, he doesn’t mean a war of religions,” the spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said. Upon arrival at Krakow airport, Francis was greeted by ...
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
The airport was once likened to a 'third world country' by U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden. The 2014 Guide to Sleeping at Airports named the Pakistan airport as the very worst after tourists were asked to rate their airport experiences based on comfort ...
Pope Francis: The world's at war, but not a war of religions
CBS News - 7/27/2016 10:59:51 AM
Pope Francis is welcomed by Polish President Andrzej Duda (C) and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda at Balice airport near Krakow, Poland July 27, 2016. REUTERS/David W Cerny "Let's live WYD (World Youth ... Belgium and other countries. Poland, a ...
Oakland Airport Announces $29 Air Fares to Las Vegas
Patch - 7/28/2016 4:06:29 PM
“We know folks will enjoy being able to use our convenient, affordable service to get away to the Entertainment Capital of the World.” The new nonstop flights will operate five times a week between Oakland and McCarran International Airport. Flights ...
World at war but it is not a war of religions, says Pope Francis
Irish Examiner - 7/28/2016 6:40:58 AM
The world is at war, but it is not a war of religions ... A pensive Francis was greeted at Krakow airport by Poland’s president Andrzej Duda, first lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda and other state officials, as well as hundreds of faithful who had waited ...
Pope Francis Says World Is at War, but Not a Religious War
New York Times - 7/27/2016 9:01:09 PM
KRAKOW, Poland — The world is at war, but it is not a war of religions ... Upon arrival at the Krakow airport, Francis was greeted by President Andrzej Duda of Poland and other state officials, as well as hundreds of people who had waited for hours ...
Keeping commuter air service at rural airports
Kearney Hub - 7/27/2016 12:04:17 PM
Nebraska airports connect our families, businesses and communities to our country and the world. Year-round, in all kinds of weather, these facilities serve the traveling public and advance commerce by moving people, products and freight into and out of ...
Germany's Merkel stands by refugee policy despite 'terrifying' attacks
WDSU NewsChannel 6 - 7/28/2016 6:33:49 AM
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday described recent attacks in the country and across Europe as "shocking ... Brussels was also hit in March when Islamist militants bombed the airport there, killing 32 people and injuring at least 300 more.
Our airports should be run by international directors
Saudi Gazette - 7/28/2016 9:07:07 PM
Just recently, the carousels at King Khalid International Airport broke down and caused massive ... Airlines all over the world generate big revenue for the countries they operate from. We need to make Saudia run without relying on the Ministry of Finance ...
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 ...
Global Airport Retail Market Predicted to Reach US$ 90 Bn by 2023 – Credence Research
mobilecomputingtoday.co.uk - 7/28/2016 6:33:49 AM
Emerging countries such as China ... The segment is expected to witness considerable growth with expansion of luxury brands at airport facilities across the world. Food and beverage segment is expected to witness the fastest growth with rising sale ...
The 10 Biggest Airports in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 11/1/2014 6:42:26 AM
Have you ever wonder where the biggest airports in ... a big part of the world’s population, it is still rather expensive to get to some places. If you don’t believe me just take a look at our list on The 10 Most Expensive Countries to Fly To and ...
The World's Most Delayed Airports
Forbes - 1/22/2010 7:56:34 PM
Traveling to India and China? Pack your patience. Airports in those countries top our third annual list of The World’s Most Delayed Airports. Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport takes the prize for the airport with the least timely arrivals ...
Damaged pipelines are 'ticking time bomb'
CNN - 5/25/2016 8:57:08 PM
As former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood says, "We're like a third-world country when it comes ... railways, airports and pipelines in a four-part series: America's Crumbling Infrastructure. Check back here from now through Monday.