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
Suspension of Turkey Flights Costs Russian Airports Heavily
New York Times - 2/9/2016 11:07:01 AM
MOSCOW — A top official at Russia's busiest airport says the halt or reduction of flights to Turkey, Ukraine and Egypt over the past three months has cost the country's airports six billion rubles ($77 million). Denis Nuzhdin, the deputy CEO of Moscow's ...
Unspoilt beaches, rolling hills and NO tourists in sight: Inside the world's least visited countries
Daily Mail - 2/10/2016 4:56:35 PM
The sixth smallest country in the world is also one of the most undiscovered ... Incredibly fewer than 10 pilots are reportedly registered to land at its airport, which along with restrictions on tourism accounts for the low visitor numbers, which are ...
Mad rush for state airports
Punch - 2/9/2016 11:24:19 PM
With Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s figure of over 100 million Nigerians living below the poverty line, how many people can afford the cost of flights in the country? In other parts of the world, the main considerations for siting airports are economic ...
World Watch: News Digest
Wall Street Journal - 2/10/2016 3:20:32 AM
Somalia’s transport minister said an employee at the country’s civil aviation office aided the bombing ... But security experts worry that employees of foreign and U.S. airports, who undergo fewer checks, could in fact pose the biggest threats to ...
Cross-country flight diverted to Denver by onboard disturbance
Ecommerce Journal - 2/10/2016 4:13:38 PM
An Alaksa Airlines flight from Boston to San Diego was diverted to Denver on Tuesday night because of an onboard passenger disturbance, a Denver airport spokesman said ... favours Net Neutrality The World Wide Web Foundation , founded by Sir Tim Berners ...
Istanbul Ataturk is the 3rd Busiest Airport of Europe
TurkishNY.com World and Local News Portal. - 2/8/2016 4:20:10 AM
Just two years ago, Heathrow airport in London was the busiest international airport in the world. Last year ... One is demographic. The country has a large, young population, many of whom are potential air passengers. Turkey had the world’s sixth ...
No Higgs Needed: 5 Ways Particle Accelerators Have Changed The World
Science 2.0 - 2/10/2016 1:14:40 PM
The Large Hadron Collider is probably the world’s most famous science ... used to boost security at ports and airports. The technology can be used to scan cargo, to ensure that nothing is being smuggled into the country. Due to the size of most cargo ...
Dhaka airport installs scanners to check Zika
Gulf Times - 2/9/2016 7:56:43 PM
Passengers from 30 Zika-affected countries will be screened at the airport health desk, he added. The World Health Organisation declared a public health emergency concern due to Zika, urging countries to strengthen their surveillance and take preventive ...
Senior Palestinian Politician Threatens West: ‘Do We Have to Hijack Your Planes and Destroy Your Airports Again to Make You Care About Our Cause?’
The Blaze - 2/8/2016 2:57:16 PM
A prominent Palestinian politician unwittingly reminded the world of the Palestinians’ claim to fame in the 1970s and 1980s, threatening the West that his people could go back to hijacking planes and shooting up airports “to make you care about our ...
Dubai airport's 2015 traffic up 10.7%, retains title as world's busiest airport
Channel News Asia - 2/1/2016 9:07:39 AM
DUBAI: Dubai International Airport remained the world's busiest for international passengers in ... Last year saw regional tensions and conflicts in countries including Yemen, Iraq and Syria, but Dubai Airports Chief Executive Paul Griffiths said in ...
Vanuatu airport repairs could be complete in March: World Bank
ABC Online - 2/10/2016 11:23:08 PM
Vanuatu's new parliament sits this morning, and apart from establishing a new government and electing a new Prime Minister, one of the the first orders of business will likely be to move forward on emergency works for the country's airport runway.
security beefed up in Mogadishu airport as new police unit opens
Mareeg - 2/10/2016 9:07:07 PM
Security has been beefed up at Mogadishu’s Aden Ade Airport barely days after a flight with the country’s Daallo airlines made emergency ... “Like other airports across the world, this airport presents a potential target for terrorists.
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 ...
Mixed January results for Norway's airports despite overall rise in traffic
Airport World - 2/10/2016 2:47:44 PM
According to operator, Avinor, there were "substantial local variations" in traffic across the country. Oslo Airport saw growth of 3.2% in January, compared with last year, with both domestic (+2.8%) and international (+4%) traffic on the rise as 1.65 ...
Singapore’s Changi Airport handled 3.4 million Indian passengers in 2015
Live Mint - 2/10/2016 4:49:25 PM
Mumbai: India retained its position as the seventh largest country market for Changi Airport Group ... Bangkok, Colombo and Guangzhou took the top three spots for Changi Airport, the world’s seventh busiest airport for international traffic.