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
Paris REFUSES to beef up security at airports after EgyptAir crash
The Daily Express - 5/23/2016 2:47:16 PM
But French transport minister Alian Vidalies insisted the country’s airports are the most secure in the world, saying: “No country in the world has more security at its airports than France.” Following the atrocities in the French capital on November ...
Exhibit at McAllen airport features artwork by Vannie Cook Clinic patients
McAllen Monitor - 5/22/2016 2:59:47 AM
Making A Mark is open to children from treatment centers all over the world. We have been proud to display ... traveling to venues throughout the city, state and country. McAllen Miller International Airport is proud to host a portion of this exhibit ...
State Employees: Stone Your Feudal Governors And Say No To $3.2 Billion World Bank Money By Bayo Oluwasanmi
Sahara Reporters - 5/23/2016 1:50:00 PM
What back up do they have in a country without social safety nets like unemployment ... For example, some governors in their warped judgment and misplaced priority believe building airports are more important than paying workers' salaries.
Airport security: Can attacks be prevented?
KSBW-TV 8 Salinas - 5/21/2016 6:21:24 AM
As travelers around the world absorb the implications of this week's crash ... Implementation of those standards varies, even within European countries, from airport to airport, says Price, declining to name specific airports. Can you even see tighter ...
TSA head: Expect more airport security delays despite funds
Columbia Missourian - 5/20/2016 9:03:03 PM
Peter Neffenger briefed officials in Chicago on Friday about efforts to address crushing delays in getting passengers through security checkpoints at major airports around the country. Congress agreed to shift forward the $34 million in TSA funding to let ...
Head of Atlanta Airport ousted
Travel Mole - 5/23/2016 2:11:29 PM
"It's a loss to the city to lose someone of his professionalism and caliber and renown around the world in the aviation industry ... "If that's the case, every airport general manager across the country needs to be fired," Moore said.
Long airport TSA lines cause pain, but privatization may not be cure
Chicago Tribune - 5/22/2016 5:04:28 PM
"The thing they're preventing almost never happens, so you're stuck in a world ... in other countries. The disappearance of an EgyptAir plane last week is being investigated as a possible terrorist attack. After the TSA was formed, five airports retained ...
France to test air passenger data sharing to detect jihadists at airport
Economic Times - 5/21/2016 10:46:15 AM
... Nice before the tests are extended to all French airports, the official told AFP. He said the system should be "fully operational" by the end of the year, although EU countries were given two years to turn it into national law. The idea is to ...
Manhour Loss at Nation’s Airports is Avoidable
This Day Live - 5/21/2016 4:05:24 AM
For goodness sake, our airport is not even ranked among one of the world’s busiest airports and all these out ... would probably be too busy attending to external affairs out of the country or the Vice-President who has also asked that we be patient ...
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 ...
A topsy-turvy weather world
The National - 5/22/2016 10:02:07 AM
It was quickly picked up by western media, agog at the prospect of another spectacular construction first from the home of offshore palms and the world ... t the first country to consider raising its profile. In 2008 Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport, built ...
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 ...
The Latest: Airport cleaning crews in France draw scrutiny
Star-Herald - 5/21/2016 1:56:33 AM
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 (all times local): 10 p.m. As French authorities question airport staff who had access ... Planes and vessels from Egypt and five other countries are searching a wide area of the Mediterranean ...
Domestic passenger traffic to cross 100 million by year-end: DGCA
The Indian Express - 5/22/2016 11:42:20 AM
According to the DGCA chief, scheduled Indian carriers operate from across 80 airports in the country, adding that “of these 22 ... India is set to become the third largest aviation market in the world by 2020.
On Airport Security, America Should Take a Lesson from Israel
The Jewish Daily Forward - 5/21/2016 3:03:57 PM
Too much: The whole world is laughing at us as we pointlessly take off ... More likely, spectacles like this, which take place every day at 400 airports across the country, look like a kind of visual political correctness. The long lines at security ...