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
Top five airports in the world
Montreal Gazette - 4/16/2014 2:56:08 PM
then you might be more interested to know the winners of this year’s World Airport Awards. The awards are based on the results of an independent, global survey that collected nearly 13 million votes of air travellers from 110 countries. And the 2014 ...
Brazil Opens First Expansion at a Privately Operated Airport
The Wall Street Journal - 4/16/2014 5:12:09 PM
Both expansions are meant to accommodate an influx of soccer fans when the country hosts the FIFA World Cup in June. Inframerica won the contract to operate the Brazilian capital's airport in 2012, when the facility was privatized along with Guarulhos ...
Hidden Vulnerability Discovered In The World's Airline Network
MIT Technology Review - 4/16/2014 1:44:33 PM
The global network of links between the world’s airports looks robust but contains a hidden weakness ... Airborne ash can clog jet engines so some 20 countries immediately closed their air space to commercial air traffic. The eruption lead to the ...
Heathrow in top 10 world airports
Sunday Post - 4/16/2014 11:42:52 AM
Heathrow has made it into a list of the top 10 world airports compiled from views of nearly ... A total of 12.85 million airport customers across 110 countries had to decide which of 410 airports would make the final list. Skytrax said: "Heathrow has ...
Hotel development burgeoning north of Calgary International Airport
Calgary Herald - 4/16/2014 10:52:45 AM
The area immediately north of the Calgary International Airport has become a magnet for hotel development. Demand for hotel rooms, particularly from the corporate travel sector, has fuelled the development boom near one of the country's busiest airports.
World Routes Returns to China in 2016
Yahoo Finance - 4/14/2014 11:38:05 AM
The event in 2016 is expected to attract more than 3,500 delegates including 350 airlines, 1,000 airports and 300 tourism authorities from more than 125 countries. It will be held in the state of the art International Convention & Exhibition Centre at ...
Rousseff flies high on Brasília’s new airport
Financial Times - 4/16/2014 8:39:44 PM
On Wednesday, Ms Rousseff presided over the opening of a new terminal at the international airport in the capital, Brasília. For those accustomed to the grand infrastructure programmes of Asian countries, particularly China, the opening of one new ...
Brazil's airports not yet ready for World Cup
Al JAZEERA - 4/17/2014 7:16:49 AM
Thousands of tourists are set to descend on Brazil in June, yet many of country's airports are running behind schedule. Thousands of tourists will head to Brazil for June's World Cup and more than a million Brazilian football fans will criss-cross the ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 6:39:57 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 ...
Why airport cabs ask for higher fares
ABS-CBN News - 4/16/2014 12:47:17 PM
"We want to protect our country. We want not only to help our fellow Filipinos ... hindi nagbababa ng metro at nangongontrata," he said. Ginez said the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) entered into concession agreements with several taxi ...
Wyoming airports endure cancellations by airline
Seattle Post Intelligencer - 4/13/2014 10:56:19 AM
Erixon is starting to fly out of Denver International Airport, a six-hour drive from her home ... One month ago, 11 students from all over the country landed in Denver. They were one flight away from a semester-long outdoor course through the National ...
Ukraine security forces says they have fought off attack on airport in country’s east
Ottawa Citizen - 4/15/2014 6:36:15 AM
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces said they repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at a small airport ... Kyiv was seeing in the country’s east was ...
US Safety Admin Inspects Abuja, Lagos Airports
Leadership - 4/16/2014 1:12:56 AM
While in Abuja, the TSA official will inspect the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and also meet with her home country embassy officials. before returning to Lagos on Wednesday enroute Dakar, her base.
Readers sound off on LaGuardia Airport, heroes’ parade and breasts
New York Daily News - 4/15/2014 8:16:28 AM
Bellerose: Joe Biden said that LaGuardia Airport is like a Third World country. He is 100% correct. On Sunday, my wife and mother and I were flying to Atlanta from LaGuardia. During the screening process, my wife jammed her finger, causing it to bleed so ...