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
North Korea’s new ‘world-class’ airport terminal is swanky... and probably empty
Market Watch - 7/3/2015 3:26:07 AM
The new luxe terminal comes at a time that North Korea is attempting to lure more tourists to the country and reshape its image for ... just like any other world-class airport. Also: a chocolate fountain. Laborers working on the terminal (dubbed “solider ...
First look at North Korea's new 'showcase' airport terminal in Pyongyang
Firstpost - 7/2/2015 10:08:10 AM
Seoul: North Korea has opened its new airport terminal in the capital, hailing it as a showcase of leader Kim Jong-Un's "unremitting efforts" to put the country's air transport on a world level. Terminal 2 of Pyongyang International Airport, which is ...
Man spends 50 years visiting every country in the world
Punch - 7/4/2015 10:55:54 AM
“Aged six, I started to collect postage stamps, and where the other kids specialised in certain countries, I wanted a stamp from every country in the world,” he told Daily ... glaciers, airport floors, and in hostels, tents, trailers, trees, teepees ...
North Korea: Airport terminal is 'new face' of country
United Press International - 7/2/2015 8:23:47 PM
South Korean television network SBS reported it is likely the images may have been removed to avoid alienating curious tourists to the country, who are becoming a major source of foreign currency for North Korea. New conveniences at the airport include ...
The Prime Minister must get his act together on airport expansion
New Statesman - 7/4/2015 10:20:07 AM
The Commission was asked to identify and recommend options to maintain the UK’s position as Europe’s most important aviation hub - where airlines direct more of their flights, linking up to other airports around the world. Its conclusions are ...
Saudi Arabia opens first privatized airport for pilgrims
Times of India - 7/2/2015 3:44:36 PM
Aeroports de Paris is among seven candidates invited to bid for a concession at the country's busiest airport in Jeddah ... Saudi Arabia is the Arab world's largest economy and is spending billions of dollars on building and upgrading its air terminals.
Third runway recommended at U.K.'s Heathrow Airport
USA Today - 7/2/2015 9:18:04 AM
... Britain's Airports Commission on Wednesday recommended a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport as the best way of expanding the country's airport capacity and forging economic links with emerging economies. In its long-awaited report, the ...
Say ‘Konnichi Wa’ to Robots in Tokyo Airport as Population Ages
Bloomberg - 7/2/2015 8:35:07 AM
Authorities say that’s just the beginning, and if the robots are good at the work then more airports around the country will hire them ... The pact announced Thursday aims to make Haneda “a world pioneer in robot technology in airports, creating ...
North Korea showcases sleek new airport terminal
Zee News - 7/2/2015 8:49:26 AM
Terminal 2 of Pyongyang International Airport, which is reserved for international ... s "ardent patriotic will and unremitting efforts" for putting the country`s aviation sector on "a world level", according to KCNA.Kim took power in 2011 after the ...
Protecting our airports from insurgents
NATIONAL MIRROR - 7/2/2015 11:08:25 PM
It has succeeded in turning some parts of the country into a no go area ... The extraordinary good safety record against Boko Haram in the nation’s airports has helped to make air travel a phenomenally successful mode of transport to date.
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 ...
Nigeria: Security Red Tape and Corruption At Airports
AllAfrica - 7/3/2015 12:44:28 PM
Security operatives at the international airports in Nigeria indulge in unwholesome practices ... Nigeria is one of the very few countries in the world where physical search of passengers' luggage is still conducted. Although the security operatives ...
Saudi King to inaugurate Madinah airport
Al Arabiya News - 7/2/2015 11:41:14 AM
The project was funded by the National Commercial Bank, Saudi British Bank and Arab National Bank under the supervision of the International Finance Authority, a member of the World Bank ... of the first airport in the country constructed and operated ...
Kenya launches investment month at World Expo 2015 in Milan
customstoday.com.pk - 7/4/2015 6:23:53 AM
NAIROBI: Kenya has launched an investment month at the World Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy as part of events to ensure the country remains the top tourist ... want the government to expand the Malindi airport to allow more direct flights into the region.
AdMobilize unveils its newest real-world analytics so advertisers can ‘pay-per-face’
VentureBeat - 7/2/2015 5:57:38 AM
Those terms have been trademarked by Miami-based AdMobilize, which expands its presence today in the emerging market of “Google Analytics for the real world ... the first version at 30 companies in nine countries. It is also announcing today it ...