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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Japan to Grant $ 4.4 Million for Facial Recognition Systems at Pakistani Airports
propakistani.pk - 2/27/2017 5:47:37 AM
This grant is for major airports of the country and will be overseen by the Civil Aviation ... The Facial Recognition System is being used increasingly all over the world for mass identification in large crowds where physical interaction with the people ...
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 ...
Egypt says near meeting Russia's airport security demands
Philstar - 2/26/2017 9:48:00 PM
Airport security officials said a random check on yesterday targeting personnel working on the facility's grounds nabbed 23 employees with expired access permits, driving without a license or exceeding the speed limit. World ( Article MRec ), pagematch ...
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 ...
VX used in airport murder of Kim Jong Nam kills in minutes
Reuters - 2/24/2017 6:34:07 AM
KUALA LUMPUR VX, the chemical used in the airport murder of Kim Jong Nam ... North Korea is one of only six countries in the world that have not signed a global chemical weapons convention that prohibits the production, stockpiling and use of chemical ...
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 ...
Malaysia says airport declared safe, autopsy shows 'serious paralysis' of Kim Jong Nam
Chicago Tribune - 2/26/2017 9:05:03 PM
The investigation has unleashed a serious diplomatic fight between Malaysia and North Korea, a prime suspect in the Feb. 13 killing of Kim Jong Nam at Kuala Lumpur's airport ... Korean suspects who had left the country. He said police were still testing ...
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 ...
‘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.