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
'Excuse me, you're too fat for our country': Airports have way too many weighty issues
Firstpost - 2/7/2016 8:56:22 PM
Airports drive you crazy. They are the world in a microcosm. Racism is rampant. Harassment, the VIP syndrome, rip-offs, the paper chase, dry mouths, hopes delayed, it’s all there. Now, they are going to have weighing machines in the western world so that ...
Payment for trolleys at Nigerian airports to stop soon, says minister
P.M. News Nigeria - 2/8/2016 3:37:13 AM
Senator Hadi Sirika, Minister of state for aviation has given an assurance to Nigerians that payment for the use of trolleys at the nation’s airports would stop ... Nigeria is the only country in the world where airline passengers pay for trolleys.
Heathrow’s days as Europe’s busiest airport are numbered
The Economist online - 2/5/2016 7:04:12 PM
JUST two years ago, Heathrow airport in London was the busiest international airport in the world. Last year ... One is demographic. The country has a large, young population, many of whom are potential air passengers. Turkey had the world’s sixth ...
Suspension of Turkey Flights Costs Russian Airports Heavily
New York Times - 2/9/2016 11:07:01 AM
MOSCOW — A top official at Russia's busiest airport says the halt or reduction of flights to Turkey, Ukraine and Egypt over the past three months has cost the country's airports six billion rubles ($77 million). Denis Nuzhdin, the deputy CEO of Moscow's ...
Third runway will 'secure our country's future' says Heathrow Airport chief
Rye Battle Observer - 2/9/2016 6:45:08 PM
The head of Heathrow Airport has urged David ... the long term decisions to secure our country's future ... the prize for us all is that Britain could become the most prosperous of all the major nations in the world in the coming generation'.
Indian airports should emulate Kochi solar model: Piyush Goyal
Economic Times - 2/4/2016 11:15:55 PM
Cochin International Airport Limited, the country's first airport built under PPP model, has become the first airport in the world to completely operate on solar power.
Somalia says video shows laptop handed to bomb suspect; pilot says airport had no security
Charlotte Observer - 2/7/2016 6:44:31 AM
Somalia’s government has said it will tighten security at the airport to prevent other threats. Somalia faces an insurgency from the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, which has carried out deadly attacks in Somalia and neighboring countries. Daallo ...
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 4:04:23 PM
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 ...
Senior Palestinian Politician Threatens West: ‘Do We Have to Hijack Your Planes and Destroy Your Airports Again to Make You Care About Our Cause?’
The Blaze - 2/8/2016 2:57:16 PM
A prominent Palestinian politician unwittingly reminded the world of the Palestinians’ claim to fame in the 1970s and 1980s, threatening the West that his people could go back to hijacking planes and shooting up airports “to make you care about our ...
More sex abuse by UN troops alleged in C. African Republic
New Pittsburgh Courier - 2/8/2016 1:24:12 PM
and the world body announced that more than 100 troops would be sent home. Human Rights Watch said a 14-year-old and an 18-year-old alleged that peacekeepers gang-raped them near the airport in Bambari, the country’s second-largest city. The U.N ...
Pilot who landed plane in Somalia with hole in fuselage calls airport security 'zero'
Chicago Tribune - 2/7/2016 8:27:44 PM
Somalia's government has said it will tighten security at the airport to prevent other threats. Somalia faces an insurgency from the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, which has carried out deadly attacks in Somalia and neighboring countries. Daallo ...
Postcard: 2016 Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase
Equisearch - 2/7/2016 3:45:34 AM
Boyd Martin leaving the VIP tent on Blackfoot Mystery on his way to winning the Asheville Regional Airport ... aced the cross-country course, beautifully designed by Mark Phillips, the former U.S. eventing coach and a veteran of the world's great 4-star ...
Agreement Reached Re: O’Hare Airport $1.3 Billion Infrastructure Plan
Chicago Defender - 2/8/2016 5:10:17 AM
“If we are going to be a leader in the world economy, we need the infrastructure to ... today will help ensure that O’Hare will remain not only one of the country’s busiest airports, but also one of the best. These improvements will lead to a safer ...
Somalia plane blast: airport worker 'handed device to bombing suspect'
The Guardian - 2/8/2016 3:30:04 AM
Video footage at Mogadishu airport appears to show two men handing what looks ... which has carried out deadly attacks in Somalia and neighbouring countries. Daallo Airlines, which is based in Dubai, has temporarily suspended its operations in Somalia ...
FG pledges determination to tackle security challenges at airports
Nigerian Observer Online Edition - 2/6/2016 1:48:03 PM
“The world of toady that we live in ... “As we all know there has been several security breaches at the airports, which has brought embarrassment to the country both locally and internationally,’’ he said. The terms of reference according to ...