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
Istanbul attack aftermath: Where are airports' weakest links?
CNN - 6/29/2016 4:12:14 PM
How does this setup compare to airports around the world -- and where are some of the soft spots ... "If you want to be in a country that's open and attractive to tourism, do you really want to have such heavy security at the airport -- which is the ...
Connecting East and West, Istanbul Airports Suffer Serious Security Breaches
Jewish Press - 6/29/2016 4:48:02 PM
to turn Turkey into the world’s international hub. The country’s location, one part in Asia, the other part in Europe, made this a logical and rewarding move. There are two international airports in Istanbul: Ataturk, which is about fifteen minutes ...
Istanbul airport blast: At least 41 dead, 239 wounded
The Indian Express - 6/29/2016 4:48:02 PM
The country is a key partner in the U.S.-led coalition against ... Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport was the 11th busiest airport in the world last year, with 61.8 million passengers, according to Airports Council International. It is also one of the fastest ...
Airport attack hammers Istanbul's once-lofty ambitions
San Francisco Gate - 6/29/2016 2:53:30 PM
Those ambitions, increasingly dampened by internal conflict and spillover from the tumult in neighboring countries ... Airport. The attack that killed dozens and was blamed on the Islamic State group could have happened anywhere in the world, President ...
Attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport likely to leave an impact for a long time
Firstpost - 6/29/2016 3:50:46 PM
Those ambitions, increasingly dampened by internal conflict and spillover from the tumult in neighbouring countries ... Airport. The attack that killed dozens and was blamed on the Islamic State group could have happened anywhere in the world, President ...
Istanbul airport attackers seized on chaos to cause carnage
Star-Herald - 6/29/2016 11:00:15 PM
Authorities blamed the Islamic State for the blood bath late Tuesday, a coordinated assault on one of the world's busiest airports and on a key NATO ... to have "covert units" in Turkey and other countries. Islamic State, however, rarely claims attacks ...
Aviation pensioners oppose planned concession of airports
The Nation - 6/29/2016 3:50:46 PM
They explained that airports across the world represent a cardinal posture of any country’s sovereignty, hence handling them to individual or group of people pretended danger to the country. They said previous attempts to privatise some government ...
41 dead as Turkey blames IS for Istanbul airport carnage
Channel News Asia - 6/29/2016 3:07:49 PM
But Ege Seckin, an analyst at IHS Country risk, said the attack was "most likely conducted by the Islamic State to undermine the Turkish economy by attacking the airport ahead of the summer months, when tourism peaks". A bombing in the heart of Istanbul's ...
41 Dead, Over 230 Injured In Suspected ISIS Attack At Istanbul Airport
NDTV - 6/29/2016 4:40:52 PM
Istanbul's position bridging Europe and Asia has made Ataturk airport, Turkey's largest, a major transit hub for passengers across the world. A Ukrainian and an Iranian were among the dead, officials from the two countries said. Saudi media said seven ...
Istanbul attacks: The world reacts
Al Bawaba - 6/29/2016 2:24:52 PM
Three suicide attacks at Istanbul’s Anaturk airport late Tuesday evening have left 41 dead and hundreds injured. As the world reels in the aftermath ... ISIS attacked a Muslim majority country during the holy month of Ramadan and most of the victims ...
Islamic State main suspect after attack on Istanbul airport kills 36
Hindustan Times - 6/29/2016 3:07:49 PM
Istanbul’s position bridging Europe and Asia has made Ataturk airport, Turkey’s largest, a major transit hub for passengers across the world. A Ukrainian and an Iranian were among the dead, officials from the two countries said. Saudi media said seven ...
UN World Tourism Organization: ‘Please don’t abandon Turkey’
Daily News Egypt - 6/29/2016 3:07:49 PM
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has called on the travel sector not to abandon Turkey after the attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport ... destinations in the world and we are sure that the country will remain so,” he added.
The Latest: Muslim group condemns Istanbul airport attack
ABC 9 KTRE - 6/29/2016 2:10:33 PM
ISTANBUL (AP) - The Latest on the explosions at Istanbul's Ataturk airport (all times local): 5:05 ... threat for the security of the region and the world, and reiterated that joint action by all countries is needed. 1:40 p.m. The Palestinian ambassador ...
Airport death toll climbs
Castanet - 6/29/2016 2:03:23 PM
Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded hundreds at Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport, apparently targeting ... which relies heavily on tourism. The country is a key partner in the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic ...