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
Zurich Airport Named the World's Best Airport
e-Travel Blackboard - 5/19/2013 11:38:43 PM
The airport has also been awarded the world’s best baggage claim service for the fourth ... “Being the welcome point to many tourists coming into the country by air, it is imperative that the quality of the services and facilities offered at the ...
Government rolls out sops for small airports
Economic Times - 5/22/2013 10:37:54 PM
"The ministry has asked Airports Authority of India (AAI) to waive navigation, landing and parking charges for all tier II, tier III and other non-metro airports. The ministry is also asking state governments to share costs involved with building airport ...
Solar Plane Completes Longest Leg of Cross-Country Flight
LiveScience - 5/23/2013 2:08:29 PM
A solar-powered airplane successfully completed the longest leg of its historic coast-to-coast flight across the United States today (May 23), landing in Dallas after nearly 20 hours in the air. The aircraft, dubbed Solar Impulse, made the 957-mile (1,541 ...
Airports in need of major upgrade
financialgazette.co.zw - 5/18/2013 1:45:46 PM
Although government has facilitated the sourcing of funds to rehabilitate the country’s major airports namely the Harare International Airport in the capital, the Joshua Nkomo Airport in Bulawayo as well as the Victoria Falls Airport in the world ...
Revealed: The world"s busiest air routes
travelmole.com - 5/18/2013 11:54:14 PM
Asia leads the world"s growth in travel and holds seven out of the ... The review looks at trends in worldwide passenger demand between regions, countries and specific airports, comparing the full 2011 passenger volumes with 2010 data.
DIA named in top 10 list of best airports worldwide
KDVR Fox-31 - 5/14/2013 4:13:41 PM
DIA was ranked ninth on the list of World’s Best Airports over 50 million passengers per year. It is the only US airport to make the top 10 global list. Skytax also named DIA third among the best airports in North America. The Skytrax World Airport ...
The Starbucks tumbler limited to one place in the world: Haneda Airport
en.rocketnews24.com - 5/22/2013 12:58:05 PM
For die-hard fans looking to get their hands on the Holy Grail of Starbucks drinking ... but unless you’re entering or leaving the country via Seoul, Shanghai, Hong Kong or Taipei you might struggle to find a flight that will land you close ...
Istanbul's third airport contract initialled
worldbulletin.net - 5/20/2013 10:33:07 PM
Istanbul's third airport contract has been initialled ... serve not only its own citizens but also all the countries in the region." The planned third airport will be one of the largest airports in the world with four separate terminal buildings and ...
Senators require fingerprinting at 30 airports
Northwest Valley Newspapers - 5/20/2013 7:05:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreigners leaving the country through any of the nation's 30 busiest airports would undergo mandatory fingerprinting under an amendment senators added Monday to a sweeping immigration bill. Lawmakers called it a step toward a more ...
Clear Channel Airports lands DOOH deal for Chicago's Midway and O'Hare
selfserviceworld.com - 5/23/2013 7:49:05 AM
"The new advertising platforms will enhance the look and feel of the global gateways to our ... the last two years to provide similar services in airports across the country including Denver, Philadelphia and Detroit International airports.
Muscat airport wins Airport Staff Service Award
MENAFN - 5/19/2013 10:34:18 PM
(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat International Airport has been named second in ... MENAFN Press (MENAFN Press) With the world's 4th largest flight network of 223 destinations in 99 countries, Turkish Airlines continues to grow with five new destinations ...
US senators approve immigration changes requiring fingerprint system at 30 airports
India Talks - 5/21/2013 8:37:24 PM
Washington, May 21: Every foreigner leaving America from any of the country’s 30 busiest airports will have to undergo mandatory fingerprinting under an amendment senators have added to a new immigration bill. Lawmakers called it a step ...
How America Became a Third World Country
The Huffington Post - 5/21/2013 4:41:10 PM
All this is, of course, ancient history, but even a decade later, the record of folly is worth reviewing. If you remember, they tweeted while Rome burned. Speaker of the House John Boehner ... For his part, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tweeted ...
Gannett Fleming, Design Engineer for PHX Sky Train™: First Transit Bridge in the World to Cross an Active Taxiway
San Francisco Gate - 5/19/2013 3:14:39 AM
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport opened Stage 1 of the PHX Sky Train™ to customers on April 8, 2013 ... bridge is high enough to allow a Boeing 747 to pass underneath. It is 90 feet above the taxiway, and the columns supporting it are as deep ...
Cairo airport baggage handlers end strike
myMotherLode - 5/19/2013 2:20:23 PM
Cairo airport officials say baggage handlers have resumed work after a strike that left passengers on 20 international flights from Europe and Arab countries waiting several hours for luggage. Baggage handlers went on strike Saturday afternoon to demand ...