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
The Busiest Airports In Indonesia
worldatlas.com - 2/23/2017 10:20:12 PM
Air travel in Indonesia is a critical means of connecting the islands of the country with one another ... to be among the largest air travel markets in the world by 2034. Indonesia has more than 200 airports with most of them under the management and ...
Malaysia airport clear of VX nerve agent, officials say
CNN - 2/25/2017 3:05:20 AM
(CNN)No one at a Malaysian airport has gotten sick from exposure to VX nerve agent ... who police say are North Korean, have left the country, police said. North Korea vehemently denies any involvement in Kim's death.
The country that tourism has taken by surprise
BBC - 2/22/2017 7:05:07 AM
In many ways, Iceland provides a snapshot of several shifts going on in the world: a move everywhere ... passing through Keflavik airport jumped by 40% In particular, Icelandair’s offer of a free stop-off in the country for passengers travelling across ...
Death by chemical might be North Korean warning
The Seattle Times - 2/24/2017 6:29:57 PM
Or was the toxin an attempt to avoid detection in carrying out a brazen killing at one of the world’s busiest airports? “By using VX in an ... North Korea back on a list of terrorism-sponsoring countries, analysts said. The North was first put on ...
China to debut world's first bird 'airport'
Mother Nature Network MNN - 2/21/2017 11:55:37 PM
One of nine major global migratory flyways, the East Asian-Australasian Flyway encompasses 22 different countries including China, Japan, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Russia and the United States (just Alaska). An airport ... being the world's most ...
Most of Mosul Airport Is Taken by Iraqi Forces in Push Against ISIS
New York Times - 2/23/2017 2:56:23 PM
The push to take the airport, which has been spearheaded by the Iraqi federal police, is a promising start for what is expected to be a difficult and bloody fight to evict the group from the city, the country’s second largest. “They are most of the way ...
Iraqi forces retake runway from ISIS at Mosul International Airport
FOX News - 2/23/2017 8:58:28 AM
Iraqi federal police forces – backed by U.S. air support – entered Mosul International Airport ... the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge," he said in a statement. Ground units pushed into a belt of villages outside the country's ...
New Davao international airport authority eyed
interaksyon.com - 2/26/2017 5:13:00 AM
“Mindanao’s international gateway deserves its own corporate body that can truly concentrate in running an airport with world-class facilities ... Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), while the country’s gateways in Luzon and Visayas have long ...
Muhammad Ali Jr. detained by immigration officers at South Florida airport
United Press International - 2/25/2017 1:56:45 PM
25 (UPI) --The son of famed boxer Muhammad Ali was detained by immigration agents at a South Florida airport for hours ... and banned entry for people from seven mostly Muslim countries for 90 days. "It is a very interesting twist in history," Mancini ...
Watch: 'Worst skier alive' wobbles past world championship finish line
Times of Malta - 2/25/2017 3:08:20 PM
Adrian Solano wobbled, rolled and slid down the cross-country course at the 2017 Nordic Skiing World Championships in Finland as commentators ... after being denied entry to France by airport officials in Paris who did not believe his story and thought ...
Egypt says near meeting Russia's airport security demands
Star Telegram - 2/26/2017 9:59:20 AM
Egyptian officials said Sunday they were inching closer to meeting all demands set by Russia on airport security to resume flights ... killing all 224 people on board and decimating the country's vital tourism industry. The aircraft had taken off from ...
Malaysia airport declared safe from toxic nerve agent
Webindia 123 - 2/26/2017 9:16:23 AM
Malaysian police on Sunday declared as safe the Kuala Lumpur international airport, where VX nerve agent was used ... and is considered one of the most toxic nerve agents in the world. Few countries have access to this chemical -- including the US, China ...
Leading French academic threatened with deportation at Houston airport
The Guardian - 2/26/2017 11:06:45 PM
Rousso said on Twitter that he was “detained 10 hours at [Houston’s George Bush intercontinental airport ... the country of his birth, the 62-year-old Rousso is an expert on antisemitism and the Vichy government in France during the second world ...
Kuala Lumpur Airport Declared Safe after Sweep for Toxic Chemicals
Latin American Herald Tribune - 2/27/2017 3:38:46 AM
KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian police declared on Sunday that Kuala Lumpur international airport, where VX nerve agent was ... and is considered one of the most toxic nerve agents in the world. Few countries have access to this chemical – including the ...
‘Worst skier alive’ makes it to cross-country worlds after deportation
NBC Sports - 2/24/2017 4:28:15 PM
Adrian Solano wobbled nervously backward as he exited the starting gate at the world ... on snow. Airport migration officials in Paris allegedly doubted his story, thinking his journey to the slopes was a ploy to leave his beleaguered country.