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
Japan Taking Bids to Run Osaka Airports
Wall Street Journal - 7/25/2014 8:47:00 AM
TOKYO—The Japanese government approved Friday a plan to sell the rights to operate two international airports around Osaka for ¥2.2 trillion ($21.6 billion), turning to the private sector to help improve key points of entry into the country. Kansai ...
Death in Nigeria shows Ebola can spread by air travel; West Africa airports take precautions
US News and World Report - 7/26/2014 7:30:04 PM
International airports in Nigeria are screening passengers arriving from foreign countries for symptoms of Ebola, according to Yakubu Dati, the spokesman for Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria. Health officials are also working with ports and land ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 4:16:47 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 ... third-busiest airport in the world in 2012, it took home ...
Tripoli airport becomes ‘war zone’ as militias clash
Metro International - 7/26/2014 6:04:10 PM
The clash over Tripoli International Airport is the latest eruption in a deepening rivalry ... Turkey had also removed about 700 personnel from the North African country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters at the U.S. ambassador’s ...
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 ... it's also beautiful. Terminal 4's architectural highlights include colorful ...
In our opinion: Airport expansion reflects the growing vitality of Utah's national and global links
Deseret News - 7/25/2014 5:55:12 AM
The effect on the airport itself will be transformative. It’s important to note that Salt Lake International is already one of the country’s best airports. It ranks 94th among the world’s top 100 airports, and is one of only 15 American airports on ...
The 10 Best Airports In The World
The Business Insider - 3/30/2011 7:02:22 PM
The airport is only 5 miles away from the city center, making it easily accessible. It is also one of the hubs in the Star Alliance, a network of 27 international airports that flies to 1,610 airports in 181 countries. Why it's awesome: Kuala Lumpur is ...
U.S. airports are 'awful.' Here's the problem
CNN - 4/3/2014 7:33:26 AM
In February, as reported by the New York Daily News, Vice President Joe Biden said New York's frequently lambasted LaGuardia Airport "feels like it's in some third world country ... list of the world's top 100 airports. The highest ranking any U.S ...
World's 10 best airports!
Rediff India Abroad - 8/4/2011 6:16:08 AM
Let us have a look at world's 10 best airports. Hong Kong International Airport ... It is the largest airport in the Nordic countries, and one of the oldest international airports in Europe.
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 ...
China to build more highways, airports in Tibet by 2020
Times of India - 7/26/2014 5:49:51 PM
It also plans to build more airports in Tibet, state-run Xinhua news agency said. Focusing on the rural areas, the authorities have planned to connect at least one road in every village of the country with urban areas by 2020. To that end, the transport ...
India's biggest and busiest airports
Rediff India Abroad - 8/31/2012 4:56:36 AM
The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is the second airport built in India on a public-private partnership. It was the sixth busiest airport in the country in terms of international and overall passenger traffic. Hyderabad international airport has been ...
Karachi airport attacked by militants
theguardian.com - 6/8/2014 8:05:31 PM
Many have moved in from the country’s northwestern ... Smoke rises from Karachi airport earlier tonight. Photograph: Xinhua/Landov/Barcroft Media 11.14pm BST While fighting is ongoing at Jinnah International Airport, the fragile state of security in ...
World unrest raises travel tension
CNN - 7/23/2014 6:07:43 PM
The country's largest airport, Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion, handled a record 14.3 million passengers in 2013, up 8% from 13.1 million passengers in 2012, according to Airports Council International, a trade group. (Israel has six commercial airports, two of ...
Airports that tell you where you are
Krdo Breaking News - 7/24/2014 5:45:04 PM
But that's not the case at the new terminal at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, which opened in January. Traditional Indian pavilions and the peacock, the country's national bird, inform the design of the 4.4 million-square-foot complex ...