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
Abandoned Greek Airport May Become Country's Largest Coastal Resort
Conde Nast Traveler - 7/28/2016 3:30:41 PM
Hellinikon International Airport closed in 2001 and currently serves as a refugee camp. Abandoned airports around the world have been turned into everything from massive parks to cruise ship terminals. Now, if a Greek development company's plans come to ...
Hackers hit Vietnam airports with South China Sea messages
Reuters - 7/29/2016 3:55:09 AM
Operators of airports in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City briefly had to halt electronic check-ins when systems were attacked on Friday afternoon, the country's civil aviation authority said. The website of Vietnam Airlines was also compromised, directing ...
Germany's Merkel stands by refugee policy despite 'terrifying' attacks
CNN - 7/28/2016 11:34:28 AM
(CNN)German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday described recent attacks in the country and across Europe as "shocking ... Brussels was also hit in March when Islamist militants bombed the airport there, killing 32 people and injuring at least 300 ...
Montel Williams Detained at Airport in Germany for Carrying Medical Marijuana
Entertainment Tonight Online - 7/29/2016 7:40:02 PM
The 60-year-old TV host was stopped by airport security on Friday when it was found that ... this is the reality faced by medical marijuana patients every day all over the world,” Franks said. “Today, Montel reaffirms his commitment to fighting for ...
Airport complaints hotline eyed
Global Nation - 7/29/2016 9:48:53 PM
Because of these criticisms, the Naia has been ranked among the world’s worst airports ... international and local airlines to iron out operational kinks at the country’s airports, including the Naia. CAAP Director General Antonio Buendia Jr ...
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
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 ...
Menomonie pilot takes around-the-world trip to 9 countries
La Crosse Tribune - 7/29/2016 5:16:52 PM
a weeklong event that draws 10,000 aircraft and people from more than 60 countries to Wittman Regional Airport to celebrate the past, present and future of aviation. The around-the-world trip covered 15,000 nautical miles, nine countries, 20 cities and ...
Sweden arrests man wanted by Russia on terror-related crime
FOX News - 7/29/2016 2:46:33 PM
STOCKHOLM – Swedish prosecutors say a 36-year-old man wanted by Russia has been arrested at Stockholm's airport as he was about to leave the country. Prosecutor Ronnie Jacobsson says the man is suspected of terror-related crimes in Russia. He declined to ...
Keeping commuter air service at rural airports
Kearney Hub - 7/27/2016 12:04:17 PM
Nebraska airports connect our families, businesses and communities to our country and the world. Year-round, in all kinds of weather, these facilities serve the traveling public and advance commerce by moving people, products and freight into and out of ...
The Latest: Pope cheered by sick children at hospital
The News & Advance - 7/29/2016 3:08:01 PM
There he is to meet with 25 Christian Poles who risked their own lives to help Jews during the German occupation of their country during World War II ... Flight info screens at Vietnam's 2 major airports hacked HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Screens displaying ...
Montel Williams detained by German officials for carrying medical marijuana through airport
New York Daily News - 7/29/2016 11:54:45 AM
"His medical marijuana prescription is legitimate… written by a world class ... Once Frankfurt airport security received medical proof of Williams' health condition, he was able to continue on his travels to another European country with his wife for ...
Flight information screens in two Vietnam airports hacked
The Guardian - 7/29/2016 11:00:28 PM
Operators of airports in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City briefly had to halt electronic check-ins when systems were attacked on Friday afternoon, the country’s civil aviation authority said. Related: China may dispute South China Sea verdict, but it's a huge ...
Sweden releases man wanted by Russia on terror-related crime
Pantagraph - 7/29/2016 11:33:17 AM
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors have released a 36-year-old man who was arrested at Stockholm's airport on a Russian warrant as he ... He says the man was heading to another country which he refused to identify.
Poland Prepped to Keep World Youth Day Secure
NCRegister - 7/27/2016 11:52:57 PM
They may not even be that aware of the World Youth Day [event]. “It is not that they cannot or would not strike here, no — but more an end result of the combination of factors directing them to other targets in other countries.” He added ...
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 ...