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
Best and worst airports for winter travel
CBS 12 News - 11/24/2014 3:52:00 AM
As snow has started falling in some parts of the country, it turns out that some airports do better at getting you to your destination on time than others -- even within the same regions. Chicago O'Hare International Airport is the most likely to have ...
International airports to get thermal scanners to check for Ebola
IN - 11/21/2014 5:35:46 AM
New Delhi: The health ministry plans to set up 24 new thermal scanner equipment at international airports in the country to check the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), a official said on Thursday."Presently, there are 18 scanners at the international airports.
PHL International Airport one of worst weather-delayed airports, says report
The Business Journal - 11/21/2014 8:56:12 AM
The Philadelphia International Airport is one of the worst weather-delayed airports in the country, according to a new report. Weather.com says that during a 12-month period that ended July 2014, about 46 percent of the airport's delays were weather-related.
DFW International: Lessons Indian aviation can draw from one of the biggest and busiest airports
Economic Times - 11/23/2014 1:58:39 AM
Last year, authorities at the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport in Texas decided to do something ... US citizens, passengers from 38 visa waiver countries and Green Card holders can pass through Customs with a swipe their passports (people ...
24 thermal scanners for all International airports for Ebola contagion
Orissa Diary - 11/21/2014 3:12:36 AM
New Delhi: The Health Ministry plans to set up 24 thermal scanners equipment at all the international airports in country from the current 18 scanners to check the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), said Dr. Panda, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health ...
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 ... third-busiest airport in the world in 2012, it took home ...
FAA approves runway extension for Ogdensburg International Airport
airport-technology.com - 11/24/2014 8:59:48 AM
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the request of New York's Ogdensburg International Airport (OPBA ... travellers from Ottawa while improving North Country air service." The airport will be able to begin extension work once it ...
Why hasn’t the U.S. closed its airports to travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries?
Washington Post - 10/2/2014 6:38:03 PM
CDC officials were dispatched to Newark Liberty International airport after a passenger on an incoming flight from Brussels began vomiting, NBC New York reported. Several African nations have restricted or banned air travel from Ebola-stricken countries ...
Passengers from Ebola-stricken countries to use five U.S. airports
Los Angeles Times - 10/22/2014 5:21:14 AM
... Airport or Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Johnson said. Those airports already receive about 94% of travelers coming to the U.S. from the three West African countries. There are currently no direct flights from those countries into ...
Biden, who compared LaGuardia to 'Third World country,' touts improvement plans at NY airports
Fox Business - 10/20/2014 8:25:33 PM
Vice President Joe Biden, left, joined by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, speaks in a hangar of the Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, in New York, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, to discuss the need to improve New York's airports. Biden joined Cuomo as the ...
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/7/2013 4:28:56 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 ... it's also beautiful. Terminal 4's architectural highlights include colorful ...
World’s 10 worst airports
FOX News - 10/20/2014 11:53:08 PM
Vice President Joe Biden once called LGA a “third world country.” Sleeping in Airports also ranked the worst airports in North America. LAX came in as the second most hated airport in America after LGA. In fact, all three major New York City metro ...
World's best airport bike paths
CNN - 10/21/2014 4:46:38 AM
Vancouver's busy international airport describes itself as "committed" to helping ... The route also takes in some lovely countryside adjoining the Styal Country Park, and a selection of pubs. It's more often used for leisure riding and plane spotting ...
Travellers from Ebola countries restricted to five US airports
Sydney Morning Herald - 10/21/2014 9:21:38 PM
... Airport or Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Johnson said. Those airports already receive about 94 per cent of travellers coming to the US from the three West African countries. There are currently no direct flights from those ...
More local airports seek to host flights to Sadc
bdlive.co.za - 11/24/2014 6:36:38 AM
Do we need more international airports?" Other questions that needed to be raised ... Charter and private aircraft operators had expressed an interest in flying to countries in the Sadc, such as Mozambique and Botswana, from the four smaller local airports.