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
Qatar Bans Contractors Leaving Country in Rain-Damage Probe
New York Times - 11/28/2015 3:08:05 AM
The airport cost at least $15 billion to build. Rainwater also flooded streets and shut down some stores in Doha. Qatar has seen a boom in construction, some derided as shoddy, ahead of hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Miss World Canada prevented from reaching China pageant
Reuters - 11/27/2015 3:40:53 PM
Anastasia Lin, a 25-year-old Toronto actress who was crowned Miss World Canada in May ... But she said she attempted to enter the country anyway based on a rule that allows Canadian citizens to obtain a landing visa upon arrival in Sanya.
Paris climate summit: world leaders told to iron out differences before talks end
The Guardian - 11/28/2015 8:01:34 AM
In the wake of the attacks, Fabius confirmed that security would be tightened around the conference centre, which is on the outskirts of Paris, near the airport ... in the world on solar energy. There are lots of opportunities in different countries ...
Miss World Canada 'barred from China flight'
BBC - 11/27/2015 8:45:42 AM
Canada's Miss World ... at Hong Kong airport. Canadians usually need a visa to enter China, but Ms Lin was trying to enter Sanya on a special landing visa that Sanya, as a tourist destination, grants on arrival to citizens of certain countries, including ...
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
When it comes to modern-day travel, the long waits at airports and cramped flights are considered a necessary evil. But some airports, it seems, are very much worse than others. While Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport, in Pakistan, is often ...
Dubai's dnata buys stake in Brazilian airport ground handler
Arabian Business - 11/28/2015 8:01:34 AM
The company has 2,100 employees, serves over 400 flights a day at 24 airports across the country, and is highly-regarded for the ... This latest acquisition opens the door for dnata to serve one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation regions, South ...
Miss World Canada barred from entering China
The Express Tribune - 11/27/2015 4:52:28 PM
HONG KONG: Canada’s China-born Miss World contestant was stopped in Hong ... for speaking out against human rights violations in the country. Lin told reporters at Hong Kong International Airport that she was prevented from boarding the flight and ...
Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin Is Blocked From Entering China
NBC News - 11/27/2015 6:36:51 AM
a move she said was punishment for speaking out against human rights abuses in the country. Anastasia Lin, a 25-year-old China-born Toronto actress who was crowned Miss World Canada in May, was stopped at the airport in Hong Kong. She was unable to obtain ...
Sierra Leone: MPs Back Mamamah Airport Project
AllAfrica - 11/27/2015 10:18:46 AM
He said: "The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank declaration that the construction of the airport at this time cannot be in the best interest of the country's economic position is totally unacceptable due to the fact that the country deserves ...
"Daang Matuwid" has made our country less competitive globally
Philstar - 11/26/2015 4:17:52 PM
The best witness is the World Bank and the best evidence is the bank's latest global report on competitiveness. On the area of ease in doing business, the Philippines has been rated as 103rd out of 189 countries ... Look at our airports, unreliable ...
Miss World Canada Denied Entry To China
Food World News - 11/27/2015 11:37:30 AM
One of the Miss World Canada contenders Anastasia Lin has been reportedly ... explaining that she would not be granted a landing visa upon arrival to the country. "To prevent me from even stepping into a Chinese territory, I think this is what they're ...
Which airports offer the world's best customer service?
CNN - 2/17/2015 7:04:41 AM
To obtain its results, ACI -- a nonprofit organization based in Montreal with 591 members operating 1,861 airports in 177 countries -- surveyed some 550,000 ... director general of ACI World, in a statement. "They are complex businesses in their own ...
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 ...
The busiest airports in the world revealed
businesstech.co.za - 9/1/2015 11:18:59 AM
latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Report, taking data coverage for over 2,200 airports in more than 160 countries worldwide. The report noted that Atlanta airport in the US remains the world’s busiest airport on the globe with 96 million ...
Europe, Asia dominate the world's best airports
CNBC - 3/26/2014 2:27:57 AM
... Airport is ranked the worst airport in America. That is a disgrace, my friends. And it is unacceptable." Vice President Joe Biden said the facility was comparable to what you'd find in a Third World country. Asian top two Incheon International, the ...