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
These are the 15 best airports in the world
Business Insider - 3/15/2017 4:12:53 PM
"Winning the Skytrax World's Best Airport Award for the fifth consecutive ... The Skytrax annual rankings are based on the impressions of nearly 14 million flyers from 105 countries. More than 550 airports were included in the survey, which covers 39 ...
The World's Top 25 Airports of 2017
MSN - 3/20/2017 5:04:13 PM
Beijing Airport boasts the world’s second largest terminal building (Terminal 3) after Dubai Airport. Opened in 1958, it is also the hub for Air China, the country’s flag carrier. Originally served as a military airport when it opened in 1938 ...
Britain and U.S. ban most electronic devices in cabins on flights from several Muslim-majority countries
Washington Post - 3/21/2017 2:18:23 PM
The countries included in the British ban are Turkey ... concerned about explosive devices built with non-metallic materials, because most of the world’s airports lack the screening measures to detect such bombs. New limitations on carry-on items ...
Devices Banned on Flights From 10 Countries Over ISIS Fears
New York Times - 3/21/2017 10:32:19 PM
Abu Dhabi is one of 15 airports in the world to employ the Homeland Security preclearance techniques. The British ban affects domestic and foreign airlines, including British Airways, the country’s largest. Foreign airlines affected by the order include ...
We shouldn't be included in ban, argue some airlines and airports
USA Today - 3/21/2017 11:58:13 PM
The bans – which affect specific airports in several countries across Africa ... laptop ban TODAY IN THE SKY (2014): Dubai airport wants to overtake Atlanta as 'world's busiest' Emirates, of course, is one of the carriers most likely to be affected ...
Dublin Airport named as the 10th best in the world by passengers
herald.ie - 3/28/2017 2:28:35 AM
Dublin Airport had flights to 185 destinations in 41 different countries. A total of 47 airlines operate out of the airport. "We are delighted to have been named one of the world's best 10 airports in this new international study," said Dublin Airport ...
Countries With The Most Airports In The World
worldatlas.com - 3/15/2017 11:58:10 PM
The US hosts the largest number of airports in the world, followed by Brazil and Mexico. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the U.S. state of Georgia is the United States' busiest airport. Being among the top 10 most populous countries in ...
UAE says surprised by U.S. laptop ban but will cooperate
Reuters - 3/24/2017 1:14:35 AM
Washington announced the new measure on Tuesday, prohibiting electronic devices larger than smart phones in cabins on flights from 10 airports in countries including the ... in the United States and around the world to ensure safety. The restrictions ...
Airport prepares for large modernization project
The Business Journal - 3/24/2017 2:36:18 PM
Memphis Business Journal's parent company, American City Business Journals (ACBJ), was inspired to rank the nation's airports after then-candidate Donald Trump compared them to a something out of a third-world country last September. In an attempt to see ...
Hanoi's international airport lands among world’s top 100, again
e.vnexpress.net - 3/16/2017 11:46:50 AM
The results of the 2017 World Airport Awards based on the annual Skytrax World Airport ... Noi Bai, 45 km (28 miles) north of Hanoi and the country's second biggest after Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City, was considered among the worst in Asia ...
Kenya: Geoffrey Kamworor, Irene Cheptai Eye World Championships
AllAfrica - 3/28/2017 9:38:04 AM
Double world cross country champion Geoffrey Kamworor sips the traditional ceremonial mursik milk after arriving at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on March 27, 2017. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO |NATION MEDIA GROUP The duo were part of the triumphant ...
Thailand: 11 Airports in Queue for X-Ray Scanners
AviationPros - 3/24/2017 12:34:37 PM
March 24--An automated X-ray scanner system will be installed at baggage conveyor belts in 11 international airports nationwide by 2019 to ... the system is used in South Korea and other Asian countries. "Those countries where they are using this system ...
New Travel Restrictions Resemble ‘Muslim Ban By A Thousand Cuts,' Former Aviation Security Official Says
International Business Times - 3/28/2017 11:18:17 AM
The Trump administration’s restrictions on carrying electronic devices for passengers traveling on foreign airlines from 10 airports in eight Muslim-majority countries have been ... against Muslims around the world.”
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 7:36:09 AM
The airport was once likened to a 'third world country' by U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden. The 2014 Guide to Sleeping at Airports named the Pakistan airport as the very worst after tourists were asked to rate their airport experiences based on comfort ...
Are These The World's Best Airports?
Conde Nast Traveler - 3/15/2017 4:20:02 PM
After Haneda, it is also the world's cleanest airport, and ranks in the top ten for baggage delivery. 8. Zurich Airport (Switzerland) As the largest international airport in the best country in the world, Zurich is the primary hub for Swiss International ...