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
The Busiest Airports In Indonesia
worldatlas.com - 2/23/2017 10:20:12 PM
Air travel in Indonesia is a critical means of connecting the islands of the country with one another ... to be among the largest air travel markets in the world by 2034. Indonesia has more than 200 airports with most of them under the management and ...
The Cure For America’s ‘Third-World’ Airports
Politico - 2/17/2017 12:15:52 AM
Dozens of countries, including Canada, Australia and much of Western Europe, have long leaned on private investment to create some of the most well-regarded airports in the world. Meanwhile, America’s increasingly shabby facilities have drawn nothing but ...
The country that tourism has taken by surprise
BBC - 2/22/2017 7:05:07 AM
In many ways, Iceland provides a snapshot of several shifts going on in the world: a move everywhere ... passing through Keflavik airport jumped by 40% In particular, Icelandair’s offer of a free stop-off in the country for passengers travelling across ...
Most of Mosul Airport Is Taken by Iraqi Forces in Push Against ISIS
New York Times - 2/23/2017 2:56:23 PM
The push to take the airport, which has been spearheaded by the Iraqi federal police, is a promising start for what is expected to be a difficult and bloody fight to evict the group from the city, the country’s second largest. “They are most of the way ...
How some European countries are tightening their refugee policies
CNN - 2/22/2017 10:47:02 AM
his initial order-- which banned travel for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, barred all refugees for 120 days, and refugees from Syria indefinitely -- caused chaos at airports and prompted outrage around the world. German chancellor Angela ...
China to debut world's first bird 'airport'
Mother Nature Network MNN - 2/21/2017 11:55:37 PM
One of nine major global migratory flyways, the East Asian-Australasian Flyway encompasses 22 different countries including China, Japan, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Russia and the United States (just Alaska). An airport ... being the world's most ...
Kim Jong-nam killed by VX nerve agent, say Malaysian police
The Guardian - 2/24/2017 1:40:38 AM
Kuala Lumpur airport terminal to be decontaminated ... North Korea is thought to have one of the world’s largest stockpiles of chemical weapons, and is one of six countries not to have signed or acceded to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), according ...
Iraqi forces retake runway from ISIS at Mosul International Airport
FOX News - 2/23/2017 8:58:28 AM
Iraqi federal police forces – backed by U.S. air support – entered Mosul International Airport ... the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge," he said in a statement. Ground units pushed into a belt of villages outside the country's ...
DHS intel report disputes threat posed by travel ban nations
The Seattle Times - 2/24/2017 1:43:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Analysts at the Homeland Security Department’s intelligence arm found insufficient evidence that citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries included in ... with travelers detained at airports and panicked families searching for ...
Africa World Airlines takes delivery of first single digit airplane
Ghana Web - 2/21/2017 9:39:37 PM
Africa World Airlines (AWA ... major roles in many event in the country and the sub region. Founder and brain behind AWA, Togbe Afede XIV, In his speech during the launch of 9G-AFJ at the Accra International Airport stated that the company is glad to ...
World's most toxic nerve agent used to kill Kim Jong Un's half-brother, say Malaysian police
Times of Malta - 2/24/2017 6:19:48 AM
Malaysian police were investigating whether the illegal VX - believed to be the most toxic known nerve agent - was brought into the country of made there, and authorities were sweeping the airport and ... believed to have the world's third-largest ...
New US executive order to replace entry ban on 7 countries to be released 'sometime next week'
The Straits Times - 2/23/2017 5:30:53 AM
The order, which was quickly implemented, caused chaos at airports around the world as visa holders heading to the United ... which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!" Topics:
Son of boxer Muhammad Ali detained at Florida airport
worldbulletin.net - 2/25/2017 9:17:34 AM
A son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali was held for questioning for two hours at a Florida airport upon returning from Jamaica ... a 90-day entry ban for citizens of seven Muslim majority countries. The travel ban has since been halted by a US federal ...
Malaysia airport clear of VX nerve agent, officials say
KTVZ.com - 2/25/2017 8:56:06 AM
(CNN) - No one at a Malaysian airport has gotten sick from exposure to VX nerve agent ... who police say are North Korean, have left the country, police said. North Korea vehemently denies any involvement in Kim's death.
Muhammad Ali’s son detained at airport: ‘Are you Muslim?’
Arab News - 2/25/2017 7:23:02 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida: A lawyer says the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport. Chris Mancini tells ... ban for citizens of seven Muslim majority countries. The travel ban has since been halted ...