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
15 of the world's happiest places
CNN - 1/16/2017 10:05:01 AM
Owensboro, KY 42301 MORE: Where are the world's happiest countries? Cherry blossom season in Kyoto ... From the capital Male, it's about an hour flight to the nearest airport and then a boat ride to get to a resort. Once there, villas are perched on ...
Nigeria not the only country to close international airport – Fashola
dailypost.ng - 1/17/2017 2:21:31 PM
The Nigerian Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Raji Babatunde Fashola dazzled the Senate on Tuesday, when he said that the proposed closure of Abuja international Airport was the best decision for Nigeria, adding that other countries across the world ...
17 stunning and unusual ski destinations around the world
The Business Insider - 1/17/2017 9:42:21 AM
We've listed some of the most unexpected and unusual skiing destinations around the world ... airport (ALA), plus a 30-minute taxi to the resort. Masikryong ski resort in North Korea began operating in 2013. It was built in just 10 months, and is the ...
Singapore has the world’s second-most powerful passport
Quartz - 1/17/2017 10:10:59 AM
Singaporeans already have one of the best airports in the world. Now they have one of the best passports ... Its Passport Index factors in the number of countries passport holders can visit without a visa, and the number they can visit by attaining ...
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 ...
Alaska Airport Is a Big Link for the Global Supply Chain
Yale Global Online - 1/5/2017 6:46:18 PM
Air trade: The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Alaska, top, ranks fourth in the world for cargo ... released a study in December that a 1 percent increase in a country’s air-cargo connectivity is associated with a 6.3 percent increase ...
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 ...
Birmingham Airport has been named the most punctual in the world
Coventry Telegraph - 1/4/2017 6:04:32 PM
Birmingham Airport beat contenders from countries such as Japan, Brazil, America, Germany and Australia to claim the global crown. Birmingham Airport chief executive Paul Kehoe said: "To be crowned the world's most punctual airport in 2016 is a tremendous ...
Shooting at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, airport: what we know
Vox - 1/6/2017 7:42:22 PM
At least five people were injured and eight were killed in a shooting at the airport in Fort Lauderdale ... America’s levels of gun violence are unique in the developed world No other developed country in the world has anywhere near the same rate ...
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 ...
PM's WEF joining reflects country’s strong position in world map: FM
The Daily Star - 1/14/2017 9:38:45 AM
Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali today said the forthcoming annual meeting of World Economic Forum (WEF) will help Bangladesh encourage multinational companies and foreign investors to invest in the country ... International Airport at 9:45pm tomorrow.
Kyrgyzstan Health Ministry says a cargo plane crashed near the country’s main international airport, killing 32 people
The Seattle Times - 1/15/2017 9:33:23 PM
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — Kyrgyzstan Health Ministry says a cargo plane crashed near the country’s main international airport, killing 32 people.
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 ...
World's Largest Car Rental Company Honored by Travel Weekly, Travel + Leisure, Business Travel News and More
Yahoo Finance - 1/17/2017 10:35:27 PM
Stubblefield also serves on the U.S. Travel Association's CEO Roundtable on behalf of the Alamo, Enterprise and National car rental brands and represents Enterprise Holdings on the World Travel and Tourism Council. Travel Industry Leadership In December ...
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 ...