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
Security expert wants Nigerian airports upgraded
P.M. News Nigeria - 1/15/2017 2:09:35 PM
“Nigeria should learn to use what we have to get what we need; airport concession has its advantages, but aviation security projects all over the world using the latest ... According to Fraser, some countries such as Sierra Leone and others in Europe ...
If you think the TSA is bad, this is how much worse airport security is around the world
The Business Insider - 1/10/2017 5:21:37 PM
Here's how countries around the globe operate airport security compared to the United States. Some have additional checkpoints and increased security stops while others begin the screening process miles away from the airport. Follow BI Video: On Twitter
Countries With The Most Airports In The World
worldatlas.com - 8/15/2016 11:59:03 PM
The US hosts the largest number of airports in the world, followed by Brazil and Mexico. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the U.S. state of Georgia is the United States' busiest airport. Without a doubt, air travel is one of the most ...
To Help Airports, Cut Federal Spending, Bureaucracy, and Rules
Townhall.com - 1/10/2017 10:26:26 AM
None rank in the top 25 in the world. Many of the busiest ... about a quarter of the airports in the 28 European Union countries were mostly or fully privately owned and run. Today, 47 percent are, and those airports carry 75 percent of the traffic ...
Heathrow Airport cancels flights amid snow forecasts in UK
Seattle Post Intelligencer - 1/12/2017 9:26:48 AM
Officials say travelers should check their flight status with their airline before heading to the airport. Britain's weather forecasters issued warnings for snow for much of the country up until Saturday, with frequent snow showers and gales expected ...
The Tiny Gulf Country With a $335 Billion Global Empire
Bloomberg - 1/12/2017 4:40:28 AM
In the past two months alone, the world’s richest country per capita invested in Turkey’s biggest ... A visit to the capital of this tiny state starts at the $17 billion Hamad International Airport. Qatar Airways, which is backed by the QIA, manages ...
Syria says Israeli strikes hit near airport west of capital, warns of repercussions
Los Angeles Times - 1/13/2017 2:23:17 AM
Syrian officials said Israeli missiles slammed into a military airport near Damascus early Friday ... Israel against Syria coincided with defeats by opposition fighters in the country’s nearly six-year civil war. “The new aggression comes after ...
New Low: Lebanese Men Sent By Govt To Kill Birds Around Beirut's Airport
beirut.com - 1/14/2017 11:40:26 AM
The landfill bordering the airport’s wall has attracted birds that could ... This is what our government deems to be a legal and viable. While countries around the world are making strides towards enacting environmental laws and animal protection ...
‘The person next to me fell to the ground’: Gunman kills five, wounds eight in Fort Lauderdale airport
National Post - 1/7/2017 12:03:03 PM
The airport was shut down, with incoming flights diverted ... President-elect Donald Trump said that it is a “disgraceful situation that’s happening in our country and throughout the world” and that it was too soon to say whether it was a terrorist ...
Syria urges world to 'punish terrorist Israel. It planned for war'
YNET News - 1/13/2017 3:02:03 PM
It also attempted to implicate a number of nations in the attack, saying that the war “was planned in the corridors of Israeli, French and American intelligence and (by) their agents in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and other countries that wanted to ...
Chinese president eyes friendship, cooperation on Switzerland trip
Xinhua News Agency - 1/15/2017 11:49:24 PM
Xi arrived in the Swiss financial hub of Zurich Sunday noon to pay a four-day state visit to the Alpine country, the first by a Chinese president ... Leuthard and her husband Roland Hausin at the airport in Zurich. The two heads of state had a brief ...
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 7:36:09 AM
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 ...
Around the world
The Bulletin - 1/13/2017 9:11:18 AM
Syria — Syria today accused Israel of firing rockets that hit near a major military airport west of Damascus ... s largest opposition party ended a monthlong occupation of the country’s parliamentary chamber Thursday, defusing — for now — the ...
Which airports have the happiest passengers?
CNN - 3/3/2016 2:50:16 PM
(CNN ... Best Airports by Size: Over 40 Million Passengers per Year. Crowd-pleasing innovations It's yet another award these two can add to the shelf, having secured first and second place in travel website Sleeping in Airports' survey of the world's ...
Birmingham Airport named world's most punctual
The Business Desk - 1/5/2017 7:40:34 AM
BIRMINGHAM Airport has been named the world’s most punctual airport in 2016.Analysis ... The UK airport beat contenders from countries such as Japan, Brazil, America, Germany and Australia to claim the global crown. On receiving the award, Birmingham ...