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
Dozens Killed As Libyan Militias Battle For Tripoli's Airport
NPR News - 7/21/2014 1:59:33 PM
At least 47 people have been killed in fighting over the past 24 hours between rival Libyan militias battling for control of Tripoli's international airport. The country's health ministry said late Sunday that the fighting also wounded 120 people.
Why we built airport, by Lamido
The Nation - 7/21/2014 10:34:57 PM
He said: “The Dutse Airport is a world class facility . I think it is very important for Jigawa State.There are a lot of countries that do not have this as their international airport. I think this is a very important development for the state.
Oby Ezekwesili Harassed by by SSS at Abuja Airport
360 nobs - 7/21/2014 12:40:49 PM
Former Minister of Education and #bringbackourgirls convener Obi Ezekwesili, was this morning detained by SSS agents at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, as she tried to leave the country for London. Mrs Ezekwesili immediately took to ...
Ezekwesili Detained At Abuja Airport, Released
Leadership - 7/22/2014 12:22:19 AM
I am being detained by the SSS at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. The SSS has refused to give my passport ... the SSS clears all passengers that travel outside this country or come into this country. Oby Ezekwesili went through the same protocol ...
Libya militants reach truce deal to end airport battle
presstv.com - 7/18/2014 6:39:18 AM
In the capital, Tripoli, clashes between rival militias seeking to gain control over the country’s biggest airport sparked fears of an all-out civil war. The Tripoli International Airport has been under the control of Zintan militants over the past three ...
Assassination, airport shelling deepen Libya's chaos
Reuters - 7/17/2014 1:49:59 PM
In another sign of growing turmoil, air controllers halted work in Tripoli, shutting off much of the oil-producing country from international traffic. Tripoli International Airport has been a battlefield since fighters attacked it with heavy guns on Sunday ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 5:42:41 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 ...
Govt approves site clearance for Dholera Airport Project in Ahmedabad
Zee News - 7/21/2014 11:36:23 AM
a move that could see more international standard airports in the country. Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara Monday informed the Lok Sabha of the approval of the site clearance for the Dholera Airport project in Ahmedabad.
Detroit Metro Airport Ranked Highest In U.S. In Wi-Fi Quality
CBS Detroit - 7/21/2014 8:47:34 PM
DETROIT (WWJ) — Detroit Metropolitan Airport was recently ranked as having the fastest airport Wi-Fi connectivity in the country by mobile network ... just beating out Denver International Airport, which scored 4.33 mbps. “With the demand for wireless ...
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." "Why did we lead the world economically for so long?" Biden lamented.
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 JFK's Terminal 5, which includes the building formerly called the TWA Flight Center ...
The 10 Best Airports In The World
The Business Insider - 3/30/2011 7:02:22 PM
It is also one of the hubs in the Star Alliance, a network of 27 international airports that flies to 1,610 airports in 181 countries. Why it's awesome: Kuala Lumpur is located in the southern corridor of Malaysia and one of Asia's busiest airports.
Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country
IBN Live - 4/19/2013 3:43:05 AM
New Delhi: Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGI) has been rated as the best airport in India, the fifth best regional airport in Asia and the eighth best airport in the 5-10 million passengers per annum capacity category. The ratings were ...
Fighting intensifies in Libya, airport control at stake
CNN - 7/20/2014 11:30:25 AM
That confrontation, born out of the deep political polarization, is playing itself out at the country's international airport." Mitri said. Libya's Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdulaziz also addressed the Security Council. He warned of Libya heading toward ...
Investor expresses interest in Wa Airport
Ghana Web - 7/21/2014 7:40:10 AM
There are currently five operational domestic airports in the country -- Kotoka International Airport’s Terminal One and the Kumasi, Sunyani , Takoradi and Tamale Airports. However, the increase in domestic passenger traffic over the last two years ...