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
Stern Israeli airport security measures questioned
Businessweek - 3/8/2014 7:35:38 AM
JERUSALEM (AP) — Jack Angelides was about to board a flight out of Israel's international airport when he was given a curious ... security arguments can seem close to sacrosanct in a country hit with decades of attacks by Palestinian militants ...
India to build 200 low-cost airports
MSN India - 3/11/2014 3:07:13 AM
India plans to build 200 low-cost airports in the next two decades to connect tier-II and tier-III cities; Airports Authority of India to invest Rs 1500 crore in development of non metro airports Hyderabad: India plans to build 200 low-cost airports in the ...
Metro rail link to Newvcastle Airport hailed as one of country's best
The Northern Echo - 3/10/2014 5:41:43 PM
THE North-East’s biggest airport has one of the best transport links in the country, according to the Consumers Association. The organisation says the Tyne and Wear Metro line to Newcastle International Airport, beats dedicated non-stop services to ...
India to build 200 low-cost airports in next 20 years
NDTV - 3/10/2014 1:52:39 PM
"As the operating and service costs at the major airports are phenomenally high ... currently ranks ninth but is expected to become the third largest after US and China by 2020. Indian airport system is poised to handle 336 million domestic ...
HMS Host food donation program at Tampa International Airport is one of the most successful in the country
WTSP - 3/10/2014 2:28:26 PM
Much of the food Suida collects every morning will end up by afternoon with some of Tampa Bay's estimated 100,000 food-insecure kids. The rest will go to local food banks or to homeless shelters like Pinellas Hope. "It's like, 'Wow!' Because believe me ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 6:11:19 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." In January, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called ...
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
“If I blindfolded you and took you to LaGuardia Airport in New York, you must think, ‘I must be in some third world country ... s airports, was not amused. La Guardia Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world, but has been ...
Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country
in.com - 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 ...
Joe Biden on LaGuardia Airport: 'I must be in some third-world country'
The Verge - 2/5/2014 11:57:17 PM
"Great country. One airport ... Despite being one of the most popular airports in the world, LaGuardia is often criticized by travelers for its dated or "unique" facilities. In fact, another public figure has used Biden's exact language in the past.
Women protesting in Egyptian airport leave country
Times of India - 3/7/2014 3:22:06 PM
... officials in Egypt say women activists who held a sit-in at Cairo's international airport over not being allowed to travel to the Gaza Strip have left the country. The officials said on Friday that the activists were placed on entry ban ...
Joe Biden Says NYC Airport Like ‘Some 3rd-World Country’
Time - 2/7/2014 11:51:56 AM
Never one who can be accused of failing to speak his mind, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday compared LaGuardia Airport in New York to “some third-world country.” During a speech about infrastructure at a Philadelphia train station, Biden ...
New York airport like a 'Third World Country': Joe Biden
Zee News Limited - 2/7/2014 7:19:55 AM
Washington: US Vice President Joe Biden has reportedly said that New York's LaGuardia Airport is in need of major improvements, while comparing it with the airport in Hong Kong. Biden said that if he were to blindfold a person and take him to the LaGuardia ...
Biden says NY airport like a 'third-world country'
MSN News - 2/5/2014 11:57:17 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Vice President Joe Biden says New York's LaGuardia Airport could use some major improvements — and that's putting it mildly. Biden says if he blindfolded someone and took him to LaGuardia Airport he'd think he was in "some third-world ...
Mumbai airport gets to receive first A380s, world’s largest commercial aircraft, flying into country
Financial Express - 12/20/2013 3:38:51 AM
SummaryA380 is largest plane by size and double-deck aircraft has a seating capacity for over 525 passengers. The Mumbai airport is set to be the first airport in the country to see the world’s largest commercial aircraft — the Airbus 380, with the ...
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/6/2013 11:53:56 PM
As the gateway to a city or country, airports are often striking works of architecture. Here are ten of the best from around the world. John F. Kennedy Airport, New York JFK's Terminal 5, which includes the building formerly called the TWA ...