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
Ebola outbreak: Five US airports begin screening travellers from West African countries for virus
The Independent - 10/11/2014 6:45:52 AM
Starting today, airline customers who have stopped in Guinea, Sierra Leone or Liberia before arriving into the international ... one of the three worst-hit countries in western Africa will arrive at one of those five airports. “We work to continuously ...
Islamabad replaces Manila at top of list of world’s worst airports
Indian Defence - 10/20/2014 6:20:52 AM
In 10th place was New York City’s LaGuardia airport, which the US vice-president, Joe Biden, likened in February to a “third-world country”. Barack Obama, who visited Manila in April, seems to have made no disparaging comments about his NAIA ...
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 ...
Why hasn’t the U.S. closed its airports to travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries?
Washington Post - 10/2/2014 6:38:03 PM
CDC officials were dispatched to Newark Liberty International airport after a passenger on an incoming flight from Brussels began vomiting, NBC New York reported. Several African nations have restricted or banned air travel from Ebola-stricken countries ...
Major airports nationwide screening for Ebola
Daily Iowan - 10/20/2014 4:54:59 AM
The three African countries began the screening process in tandem with ... [because] it’s all being taken care of at those points of entry,” Wilson said. The Des Moines International airport will also refrain from screening for Ebola, said Kevin ...
Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country
IBN Live - 4/19/2013 9:12:22 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 ...
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/7/2013 4:28:56 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 ... one of the easiest airports to navigate, it's also beautiful. Terminal 4's architectural highlights include ...
Sorry state of Islamabad airport now a global embarrassment
Dawn - 10/20/2014 6:20:52 AM
Also read: Islamabad airport worst in the world: survey According to airport officials ... top executives fly in and out of the airport to various destinations around the country, every day. That the first impression they get of the capital is from ...
Will plans to upgrade world's worst airport take off?
CNBC - 8/6/2014 5:05:11 AM
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport was rated the world's worst airport in 2013 ... into tourism and manufacturing and I think this will be really good for our country," he added. Ang said the company would recover the $10 billion it invests from ...
Miami International Airport’s APC kiosks extended to include 38 visa waiver countries
Future Travel Experience - 6/20/2014 4:23:41 PM
Travellers from the 38 countries participating in the US Department of State’s Visa Waiver Program (VWP) can now use the automated passport control (APC) kiosks at Miami International Airport (MIA). The kiosks, which automate the arrivals immigration ...
WHO: Ebola Affected Countries Must Conduct 'Exit Screenings' at Airports, Borders
Breitbart News - 8/18/2014 2:59:24 PM
The World Health Organization is strongly urging countries affected by the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa-- Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria-- to screen individuals leaving the country for the virus at airports, seaports, and border crossings.
Which country has the worst airport delays in the world?
The Christian Science Monitor - 7/12/2013 12:47:42 PM
Beijing’s airport has the worst punctuality record in the world. And Shanghai is close behind. Only 18 percent of flights took off from Beijing’s Capital Airport on time in June, according to a just-released survey of the world’s 35 busiest airports.
World's 10 best airports!
Rediff India Abroad - 8/4/2011 6:16:08 AM
World Airport Awards Skytrax 2011 held in Copenhagen ... It is the largest airport in the Nordic countries, and one of the oldest international airports in Europe.
Joe Biden Thinks New York's LaGuardia Airport Belongs In 'A Third World Country' (VIDEO)
The Huffington Post - 2/7/2014 11:51:56 AM
While speaking at an event touting the importance of infrastructure Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden likened New York's LaGuardia Airport to one found in a "third world country." Biden said that if he were to blindfold someone and take them to an airport ...
Mexico replaces airport police after shootout
CNN - 8/20/2012 10:31:46 AM
(CNN)-- Mexican authorities have replaced 348 federal police at the country's largest airport after a shootout there left three officers dead. The officers have been moved from Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport to assignments in other ...