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
ATW/Arthur D. Little 2014 World Airport Report
Air Transport World - 8/29/2014 4:26:34 PM
Airport traffic grew almost 20% in 2013, but international tourist arrivals grew only 2.7%, with a strong element of connecting traffic. In other ASEAN countries, much of the airport traffic growth has been driven by booming tourism activity (18.8% in ...
WHO urges exit screening in countries with Ebola
USA Today - 8/18/2014 9:30:07 AM
The World Health Organization announced Monday that it is urging countries affected by Ebola to "conduct exit screening at international airports, seaports and land crossings." "Any person with an illness consistent with (Ebola) should not be allowed to ...
WHO urges Ebola-hit countries to do 'exit screening' of intl airports, seaports, land crossings
CNBC - 8/18/2014 2:09:18 PM
Authorities in countries affected by Ebola should check people departing at international airports, seaports and major border crossings and stop any with signs of the virus from travelling, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. The U.N ...
WHO: Ebola Affected Countries Must Conduct 'Exit Screenings' at Airports, Borders
Breitbart News - 8/18/2014 2:23:37 PM
The World Health Organization is strongly urging countries affected by the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa-- Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria-- to screen individuals leaving the country for the virus at airports, seaports, and border crossings.
Delhi airport the most unsafe one in country
Hindustan Times - 8/29/2014 7:08:14 AM
Aviation officials said Delhi tops the list because it is the busiest airport of the country and deals with 850 aircraft ... fighter jet came dangerously close to two international flights. The Sukhoi, which was supposed to fly at 22,000 feet, dropped ...
Ebola-hit countries must screen all departing travelers: WHO
Reuters - 8/18/2014 10:20:14 AM
GENEVA (Reuters) - Authorities in countries affected by Ebola should check people departing at international airports, seaports and major border crossings and stop any with signs of the virus from traveling, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday.
New counterterrorism units at Australian airports
Lincoln Journal Star - 8/27/2014 5:59:01 AM
The move is focused on passengers arriving and leaving the country ... out of Sydney Airport on his brother's passport in December last year to join Islamic State fighters, Morrison said. Sharrouf, 33, has since provoked international outrage by posting ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 4:23:56 PM
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 ...
Indian airports need to be further developed
Daijiworld - 8/28/2014 1:14:29 PM
Indian airports handled 148,094,443 passenger volume in 2013, making the country as the 11th largest in terms of passenger volumes in the world.
Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country
IBN Live - 4/19/2013 3:43:05 AM
New Delhi: Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGI) has been rated as the best airport in India, the fifth best regional airport in Asia and the eighth best airport in the 5-10 million passengers per annum capacity category. The ratings were ...
Indian airports over-regulated: Global airports body
The Hindu - 8/28/2014 2:26:04 PM
“Other countries have faced this dilemma and we will provide ... place to encourage the development of this much needed infrastructure. “The world is recognising that airports are businesses in their own right as they vie to gain air services for ...
World's 10 best airports!
Rediff India Abroad - 8/4/2011 6:16:08 AM
Let us have a look at world's 10 best airports. Hong Kong International Airport ... It is the largest airport in the Nordic countries, and one of the oldest international airports in Europe.
Vice President Biden blasts LaGuardia Airport as feeling like ‘it’s in some third world country’
New York Daily News - 2/5/2014 11:57:17 PM
Vice President Joe Biden, never one to hide what he’s thinking, said Thursday that New York’s LaGuardia Airport feels like it’s “in some third world country.” “If I blindfolded someone and took them at 2:00 in the morning into the airport in ...
Beijing Airport international passenger traffic set to slow in second half
The Moodie Report - 8/29/2014 8:26:58 AM
(In 2013, total international traffic at the airport climbed by +4.6% compared to 2012 ... departing passengers also makes fascinating reading. The fastest growing countries by destination among Chinese nationals leaving from T3 in the second half ...