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
Hundreds of flights canceled at China airports, more to come
CNN - 7/22/2014 7:53:18 AM
Lengthy flight delays are common in China. The country's largest airports, serving the mega-cities of Shanghai and Beijing, suffer some of the worst flight delays in the world. In June 2013, Beijing's Capital International Airport hit the bottom of a list ...
Airlines Suspend Flights to Israel After Hamas Rocket Falls Near Key Airport
New York Times - 7/23/2014 2:22:50 AM
Ben-Gurion airport, the country’s main international gateway, handled 14 million visitors last year and is critical to Israel’s economy. It is about 40 miles from the Gaza border, closer than either of Israel’s other international airports ...
Charleston Int'l. Airport Ranked Most Affordable in Nation
WTMA - 7/23/2014 3:55:53 AM
Charleston International secured the top ranking out of the 101 most popular airports in the country, the website said. The ranking of airports was done based on user searches on the site during the month of June 2014. The average airfare from Charleston ...
Dozens Killed As Libyan Militias Battle For Tripoli's Airport
NPR News - 7/21/2014 9:41:51 AM
At least 47 people have been killed in fighting over the past 24 hours between rival Libyan militias battling for control of Tripoli's international airport. The country's health ministry said late Sunday that the fighting also wounded 120 people.
Average airfare in Myrtle Beach one of the cheapest in the country, travel website says
Myrtle Beach Online - 7/20/2014 11:54:53 PM
Average fares at Myrtle Beach International Airport are among the cheapest in the country for a second consecutive year, according to rankings by an air travel website. Myrtle Beach’s average fare of $287 ranked No. 9 on Cheapflights.com’s annual list ...
China warns of major airport delays
theguardian.com - 7/23/2014 2:29:59 AM
Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images Flights to and from Shanghai international airport and 11 ... relations executive declined to comment. Airports in east China are among the busiest in the country. In 2013 Shanghai's two mega-airports Pudong and ...
Israel airport safe, says minister Yisrael Katz
IN - 7/23/2014 6:47:41 AM
Jerusalem: Israel's Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said that the country's airport is safe for landings ... airlines cancelled their flights to and from Ben Gurion International Airport located in the outskirts of Tel Aviv, in response to the rocket ...
Detroit Metro Airport Ranked Highest In U.S. In Wi-Fi Quality
CBS Detroit - 7/21/2014 8:47:34 PM
DETROIT (WWJ) — Detroit Metropolitan Airport was recently ranked as having the fastest airport Wi-Fi connectivity in the country by mobile network ... just beating out Denver International Airport, which scored 4.33 mbps. “With the demand for wireless ...
Boise Airport Ranked Among Least Affordable in Nation
670KBOI - 7/22/2014 6:37:32 PM
out of the 101 most popular airports in the country, the website said. The average airfare from Boise Airport was $536. Charleston International Airport in South Carolina topped the list with an average airfare of $191, and Honolulu International in Hawaii ...
Airports in east China face delays due to military exercises
Reuters - 7/23/2014 3:05:47 AM
A Shanghai Airport investor relations executive declined to comment. Airports in east China are among the busiest in the country. Last year, Shanghai's two mega airports Pudong and Hongqiao alone handled 82.8 million passengers, or about 11 percent of ...
Tripoli Airport Is Now a Battleground in Libya
Mashable - 7/22/2014 3:24:16 PM
The weeklong battle is one of the worst spurts of violence the country has seen since the ouster of Moammar ... footage on Monday that shows the destruction at Tripoli International Airport. The airport, which has been closed since last Monday, is now ...
RDU ranks 60th among airports with cheapest flights
The Business Journal - 7/22/2014 1:15:25 PM
Raleigh-Durham International Airport, along with 101 other airports around the country, had the cheapest airfare according to a survey conducted last month. CheapFlights.com created this index, using average ticket prices, and shows how these rankings ...
Delta named operator of new, attached Calgary International Airport hotel
Calgary Herald - 7/22/2014 1:58:22 PM
Delta already offers the only existing accommodations on-site at the Calgary International Airport, a 296-room hotel that is connected ... “So this is very unique to Delta, and very unique to the country — there’s not a lot of these properties.”
In international flight, volatile conflicts abound
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 7/23/2014 12:13:59 AM
including a main air force base in the east and the Maiduguri International Airport in December. Nigeria is not on any of the FAA's lists for prohibited or potentially hazardous countries. However, there are concerns that Boko Haram militants may have ...
Airlines cut hundreds of flights at a dozen Chinese airports
The Straits Times - 7/22/2014 1:44:03 PM
Shanghai's Pudong and Hongqiao international airports were among 12 airports largely along the country's east coast affected by the order, which began July 20 and would last until August 15, state broadcaster China Central Television reported on the ...