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
Stern Israeli airport security measures questioned
Yahoo News - 3/8/2014 7:21:19 AM
JERUSALEM (AP) — Jack Angelides was about to board a flight ... While standing in long lines, walking through scanners and removing belts and shoes are a fact of post-Sept. 11 travel worldwide, Israel's Ben-Gurion Airport seems to stand alone in the ...
Airport arrests highlight baggage claim risks
Chicago Tribune - 3/9/2014 6:22:51 AM
For a convicted thief like Anthony Hargrove, baggage carousels at Chicago's airports have apparently been an attractive target. Since the 1990s, Hargrove has been arrested at least 12 times on charges of stealing bags in the arrivals areas of ...
Women protesting in Egyptian airport leave country
Times of India - 3/7/2014 3:57:54 PM
... officials in Egypt say women activists who held a sit-in at Cairo's international airport over not being allowed to travel to the Gaza Strip have left the country. The officials said on Friday that the activists were placed on entry ban ...
Malaysia investigators probe possible airport security lapse
Yahoo News - 3/9/2014 12:20:46 PM
The BBC reported that the men using the stolen passports had purchased tickets together and were flying on to Europe. "People with fake passports present a huge problem for security," said Yang Shu, a security expert at China's Lanzhou University.
Israeli airport security strict and baffling
Denver Post - 3/9/2014 7:48:45 AM
JERUSALEM — Jack Angelides was about to board a flight out of Israel's international airport when he was given a curious choice. Traveling with a laptop and a stack of printed reading material, he was told to part with one or the other ...
30 new civil airports to get CISF security
Pakistan Defence - 3/9/2014 3:02:26 AM
The force, assigned to guard the country's domestic and international airports, is also looking for some state-of-the-art gadgets like alarm emitting CCTVs to ensure that not even a blink escapes from the eyes of its troopers. "We have plans to go to 30 ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 5:35:31 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 ... to add a third runway to increase its capacity.
Vice President Biden blasts LaGuardia Airport as feeling like ‘it’s in some third world country’
New York Daily News - 2/5/2014 11:57:17 PM
“If I blindfolded you and took you to LaGuardia Airport in New York, you must think, ‘I must be in some third world country,’” Vice President ... said ‘where do you think you are,’ they’d say, ‘this must be America, it’s ...
Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country
in.com - 4/19/2013 3:43:05 AM
New Delhi: Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGI) has been rated as the best airport in India, the fifth best regional airport in Asia and the eighth best airport in the 5-10 million passengers per annum capacity category. The ratings were ...
Joe Biden on LaGuardia Airport: 'I must be in some third-world country'
The Verge - 2/5/2014 11:57:17 PM
Vice President Joe Biden is very unhappy about America's declining infrastructure. During a speech in Philadelphia today, he threw New York's LaGuardia Airport under the bus to drive that point home. But first, the vice president talked about advancements ...
Joe Biden Says NYC Airport Like ‘Some 3rd-World Country’
Time - 2/7/2014 11:51:56 AM
Never one who can be accused of failing to speak his mind, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday compared LaGuardia Airport in New York to “some third-world country.” During a speech about infrastructure at a Philadelphia train station, Biden ...
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/6/2013 11:53:56 PM
As the gateway to a city or country, airports are often striking works of architecture. Here are ten of the best from around the world. John F. Kennedy Airport, New York JFK's Terminal 5, which includes the building formerly called the TWA ...
Biden says NY airport like a 'third-world country'
MSN News - 2/5/2014 11:57:17 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Vice President Joe Biden says New York's LaGuardia Airport could use some major improvements — and that's putting it mildly. Biden says if he blindfolded someone and took him to LaGuardia Airport he'd think he was in "some third-world ...
Mumbai airport gets to receive first A380s, world’s largest commercial aircraft, flying into country
Financial Express - 12/20/2013 3:38:51 AM
SummaryA380 is largest plane by size and double-deck aircraft has a seating capacity for over 525 passengers. The Mumbai airport is set to be the first airport in the country to see the world’s largest commercial aircraft — the Airbus 380, with the ...
Plugs Biden: LaGuardia Airport Like a Third World Country
Rushlimbaugh.com - 2/7/2014 8:55:57 PM
RUSH: Now to sound bite number 19. You know, I have been waiting for this sound bite. You've heard it by now. It's been viral for 24 hours, and I am routinely surprised when I think I'm not going to be. I'm not surprised. I don't think I'm gonna be ...