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
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 11:16:08 AM
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 LaGuardia and ...
The Discomfort At Nigerian Airports
Spy Ghana - 9/21/2014 6:58:15 PM
With a masterplan for the remodelling of 22 airports across the country in an aerotropolis concept, aviation is said to have witnessed a massive infrastructure upgrade at par with international standards and in consonance with the transformation agenda of ...
Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country
IBN Live - 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 ...
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/7/2013 4:28:56 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 ... one of the easiest airports to navigate, it's also beautiful. Terminal 4's architectural highlights include ...
World's 10 best airports!
Rediff India Abroad - 8/4/2011 6:16:08 AM
World Airport Awards Skytrax 2011 held in Copenhagen ... It is the largest airport in the Nordic countries, and one of the oldest international airports in Europe.
WHO: Ebola Affected Countries Must Conduct 'Exit Screenings' at Airports, Borders
Breitbart News - 8/18/2014 2:59:24 PM
The World Health Organization is strongly urging countries affected by the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa-- Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria-- to screen individuals leaving the country for the virus at airports, seaports, and border crossings.
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
Vice President Joe Biden, never one to hide what he’s thinking, said Thursday that New York’s LaGuardia Airport feels like it’s “in some third world country.” “If I blindfolded someone and took them at 2:00 in the morning into the airport in ...
Taliban Hit Airport Again After Pakistani Airstrikes
New York Times - 6/10/2014 9:40:22 AM
LONDON — Retaliating against a new wave of military airstrikes, Pakistani Taliban gunmen on Tuesday attacked security forces at Karachi’s international airport for the second time this week, underscoring their capacity to create mayhem in the country ...
Two lounges at Jeddah airport to check African pilgrims for Ebola
Saudi Gazette - 9/21/2014 9:35:44 PM
JEDDAH — King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) has dedicated two lounges to receive pilgrims coming from Nigeria and some other African countries as a preventive measure against the Ebola virus. “So far 118,000 pilgrims have arrived by air from ...
Will plans to upgrade world's worst airport take off?
CNBC - 8/6/2014 5:05:11 AM
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport was rated the world's worst airport in 2013 ... into tourism and manufacturing and I think this will be really good for our country," he added. Ang said the company would recover the $10 billion it invests from ...
Miami International Airport’s APC kiosks extended to include 38 visa waiver countries
Future Travel Experience - 6/20/2014 4:23:41 PM
Travellers from the 38 countries participating in the US Department of State’s Visa Waiver Program (VWP) can now use the automated passport control (APC) kiosks at Miami International Airport (MIA). The kiosks, which automate the arrivals immigration ...
New Maldives airport opens up the remote south of the Indian Ocean holiday hotspot
Daily Mail - 9/11/2012 11:31:35 AM
However, some of the more remote portions of the Maldives have come a little closer to the rest of the world this week, as a new airport launches in the south ... far fewer visitors than the north of the country, where the majority of the luxury resorts ...
Which country has the worst airport delays in the world?
The Christian Science Monitor - 7/12/2013 12:47:42 PM
Beijing’s airport has the worst punctuality record in the world. And Shanghai is close behind. Only 18 percent of flights took off from Beijing’s Capital Airport on time in June, according to a just-released survey of the world’s 35 busiest airports.
Bauchi airport opens for business; pilgrims airlifted
thenewsnigeria.com.ng - 9/21/2014 2:11:55 PM
The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport in Bauchi, north east Nigeria ... The deputy governor urged the intending pilgrims to be good ambassadors of the state and the country. Earlier, the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Sulaiman, said the pilgrims ...
World's 10 best airports
Rediff Business - 3/26/2010 12:36:47 PM
read on . . . Changi Airport, Singapore: Rank 1 Recognised as one of the best airports in the world, it has 80 airlines serving 200 cities in 60 countries. The airport now has an annual handling capacity of more than 70 million passengers. Changi Airport ...