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
Why do so many people hate US airports?
BBC - 12/1/2015 2:43:03 AM
New York's frequently-lambasted LaGuardia Airport, which Vice President Joe Biden said "feels like it's in some Third World country", currently holds the top spot. It was first used as an airfield in 1929 and is to be completely overhauled by 2021.
Role Of Greenfield Airports In Greening Indian Economy – Analysis
Eurasia Review - 11/29/2015 9:57:54 PM
According to the World Bank, air freight is the volume of freight ... user charges and monitoring of set performance standards in respect of major airports. Presently 17 airports in the country has an annual passenger throughput in excess of one and ...
Canada joins group of countries promising to double investment in clean energy
The Vancouver Sun - 11/30/2015 4:38:46 AM
PARIS – Canada will join 19 other countries around the world in doubling government-funded research ... The UN climate conference is being held Nov. 30 to Dec. 11 at Le Bourget airport on the outskirts of Paris. Le Bourget was the first commercial ...
Can world leaders reach agreement on a deal to cut carbon emissions?
The Guardian - 11/30/2015 7:59:12 AM
An unprecedented security operation following the terrorist attacks in Paris will see 2,800 police guarding the 40,000 delegates and diplomats and 6,000 journalists who will pack the conference venue at Le Bourget airport ... countries,” Jim Yong Kim ...
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
When it comes to modern-day travel, the long waits at airports and cramped flights are considered a necessary evil. But some airports, it seems, are very much worse than others. While Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport, in Pakistan, is often ...
Indonesian airports on alert
TTR Wekly - 11/30/2015 7:37:43 AM
Security has been beefed up at airports across the ASEAN region ... but no explosives were found on the flights. Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, suffered several major bomb attacks conducted by Islamic radicals between ...
World Leaders Seek to Overcome Divisions on Climate Change
NASDAQ - 11/30/2015 7:01:56 AM
PARIS—World leaders converged on Paris on Monday for ... Heads of state and government from some 150 countries will speak in turn at a highly secure airport complex north of the city over the next two weeks in an effort to reach a global agreement ...
Climate talks start Monday: Paris hosts world for the earth
The Indian Express - 11/29/2015 3:49:51 AM
A similar, though relatively smaller, gathering of political leaders was witnessed in Copenhagen in 2009, the last time the world took a shot at finalising a climate agreement. At that time, presidents and prime ministers from over 110 countries had flown ...
Miss World Canada Blocked from Entering China to Compete in Pageant
People - 11/28/2015 11:36:19 AM
Canada's Miss World contestant was stopped in Hong Kong on Thursday and ... she was denied a Chinese visa because of her outspoken advocacy for human rights in the country. "My denial was unfortunate, but not entirely unexpected," she wrote.
WORLD: Pope brings peace message to Central African Republic
The Press-Enterprise - 11/29/2015 4:35:47 PM
BANGUI, Central African Republic — Flanked by Vatican bodyguards in flak jackets and machine-gun-toting U.N. peacekeepers, Pope Francis plunged Sunday into conflict-wracked Central African Republic and urged the country’s Christian and Muslim factions ...
Pope brings peace message to African country
Post Register - 11/29/2015 5:08:35 AM
his final stop in Africa and where he will seek to heal a country wracked by conflict between Muslims and Christians. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay) Central African Republic police secures the area around the airport before Pope Francis arrives in Bangui on the ...
World leaders assemble in Paris for crucial UN climate summit
Daily News and Analysis - 11/29/2015 4:14:18 PM
Chinas President Xi Jinping arrives at Orly airport, outside Paris, France, November 29, 2015 ahead of the World Climate Change Conference ... heads of government and ministers of several countries and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon are expected to ...
Robot to help guide lost passengers at airport
Economic Times - 11/29/2015 8:00:23 AM
LONDON: A new stately looking robot with a friendly but unstirring 'face' has been developed to help lost passengers find their way around a busy airport. The robot will ... and businesses in five different countries. After the test run, adjustments ...
Welcome to the world: background to our St Helena features
ITV - 11/30/2015 11:19:38 AM
Here he explains why the airport is considered so important to the ... But it remained a garrison through both world wars and many St Helenians fought for King and Country. For more than 50 years the Island's economy was based on the cultivation of flax ...
Netanyahu heads to Paris for marathon meetings with world leaders
The Times of Israel - 11/30/2015 4:48:55 PM
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took off to Paris early Monday for a marathon of sit-downs with world leaders at a climate conference ... especially expected to raise interest, given the two country’s deliberations over the ongoing war in Syria.