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
Trump compares US airports to 'third-world country'
The Hill - 9/26/2016 9:54:40 AM
Trump specifically said flying into U.S. airports like LaGuardia in New York felt like visiting a “third-world country” when compared to brand new airports in China. Infrastructure — including roads, bridges and airports — have been centerpieces of ...
Trump: We Spent $6 Trillion In The Middle East, We Could Have Rebuilt Our Country Twice
RealClear Politics - 9/27/2016 3:41:15 AM
TRUMP: When we are $20 trillion in debt and our country is a mess. It's one thing to hav$20 trillion in debt and our airports and roads are good and -- our airports are like from a third world country. You land at Laguardia, Newark, L.A.X., and you come in ...
The ACI-NA/World Annual General Assembly, pre-conference programme launches new 4.0 version of ACERT
Press Release Point - 9/26/2016 2:48:10 PM
“As of August 2016, 162 airports have been accredited in over 50 countries, representing 2.2 billion passenger a year, some one-third of global air passenger traffic,” said Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World. “ACERT 4.0 reflects ACI’s ...
The looming crisis in airport capacity
The Hindu - 9/25/2016 10:34:38 PM
As India is set to become the third-largest aviation market in the world in the next five to seven years ... partnership model have helped AAI develop and modernise airports across the country, said Satyan Nayar, secretary general at Association of ...
Trevor Noah: Donald Trump Was ‘Sniffing All the Bulls**t He Was Saying’ at Debate
Daily Beast - 9/27/2016 7:51:48 AM
“You’re running to be the No. 1 citizen of a country. You shouldn’t brag about ways you found ways to get around the rules.” But nothing made Noah angrier than Trump comparing American airports to those in Third World countries. “Our airports are ...
UK woman becomes world’s youngest commercial airline captain
Financial Express - 9/27/2016 10:07:48 AM
Kate McWilliams, with budget carrier easyJet, is based at London’s Gatwick Airport ... McWilliams has become the world’s youngest commercial airline captain — with 19-year-old co-pilot Elsworth also one of the country’s youngest co-pilots.
Detroit Metropolitan Airport reconstruction project receives ISI Envision Silver award
cenews.com - 9/26/2016 4:21:13 PM
This is the 19th project across the country to receive an Envision rating since ... Their work will guarantee that Detroit Metro Airport can continue providing world-class service to our customers and remain an important contributor to our region’s ...
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 6:31:43 AM
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 ...
Which airports have the happiest passengers?
CNN - 3/3/2016 2:50:16 PM
(CNN ... Best Airports by Size: Over 40 Million Passengers per Year. Crowd-pleasing innovations It's yet another award these two can add to the shelf, having secured first and second place in travel website Sleeping in Airports' survey of the world's ...
How Bhutan became the world’s greenest country
Indo American News - 9/26/2016 1:00:47 PM
It is the only country in the world that is carbon negative ... a complete contrast to the denuded hills of India. The drive from Paro airport to Thimphu—all hairpin curves and idyllic scenery—is almost unbelievably gorgeous. The streets are virtually ...
At UN, Syrian Minister says 'well-known' countries to blame for spread of terrorism in region and beyond
UN News Centre - 9/23/2016 11:55:45 PM
Mr. Al-Moualem went on to say that the terrorist campaign against my country is taking place in full view of a polarized world, with those who have chosen ... Army site in the vicinity of the Deir ez Zor Airport on 17 September, which allowed the [Islamic ...
ACI Meets TSA to Discuss Landside Security and UN Resolution
Airports International - 9/27/2016 9:53:29 AM
The boards of ACI Europe and ACI-NA met with US TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger in Montreal over the weekend – in the run-up to the ACI World & NA Annual ... More and more, airport challenges are not restricted to one country and require collaboration ...
Donald Trump gives a shoutout to Dubai Airport in debate
KhaleejTimes - 9/27/2016 8:41:54 AM
Trump praised Dubai and Qatar airports while comparing it to a few US airports with "third world" amenities. "When we have $20 trillion in debt, and our country's a mess, you know, it's one thing to have $20 trillion in debt and our roads are good and our ...
Oldest Airports In The World
worldatlas.com - 8/26/2016 5:19:27 PM
The oldest airports in the world include the College Park Airport in the United ... These airports also serve as historical landmarks in their respective countries, and represent advancements in air travel technology.
World Tourism Day 2016: GNTO Takes All on an ‘Eternal Journey’ to Greece
news.gtp.gr - 9/26/2016 5:39:58 PM
An eternal journey” will be screened all day on World Tourism Day at Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”, at the country’s regional airports, at the Athens Metro stations, the cruise terminal of Piraeus Port and at the Acropolis ...