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
Stern Israeli airport security measures questioned
Yahoo News - 3/8/2014 7:21:19 AM
11 travel worldwide, Israel's Ben-Gurion Airport seems to stand alone in the developed world with its security techniques, often leaving travelers dumbfounded. Though Israel denies profiling travelers, business executives, journalists and especially Arabs ...
Malaysia investigators probe possible airport security lapse
Yahoo News - 3/9/2014 12:20:46 PM
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian officials are poring over CCTV footage and questioning immigration officers and guards at Kuala Lumpur's international airport, concerned that a security breach may be connected to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines ...
Airport arrests highlight baggage claim risks
Chicago Tribune - 3/9/2014 6:58:39 AM
Airlines bear responsibility for security at baggage carousels at O'Hare and Midway ... National and Dulles International airports near Washington. Airlines have security cameras mounted in the terminals, and airport police walk the grounds ...
Auckland Airport signs MOU with Mumbai Airport
India Infoline Ltd - 3/10/2014 5:38:43 AM
Auckland Airport has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mumbai Airport that will see the two airports form a ‘sister airport’ relationship. The airport sistership has been established with objectives that include increasing international air ...
KING mswati III OPENS NEW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
observer.org.sz - 3/8/2014 12:40:27 AM
The Ingwenyama pointed out that the state of the art King Mswati III International Airport was not meant to showoff but one of the programmes and initiatives the country embarked on to position itself as a first world country as enshrined in the National ...
India to build 200 low-cost airports in next 20 years
NDTV - 3/10/2014 1:52:39 PM
Hyderabad: India plans to build 200 low-cost airports in the next 20 years to connect tier-II and tier-III cities, said a civil aviation ministry official. This will be one of the focus areas of India Aviation 2014, the country's largest civil ...
Metro rail link to Newvcastle Airport hailed as one of country's best
The Northern Echo - 3/10/2014 5:41:43 PM
The Which? report rated Metro 85 per cent for customer satisfaction, topped only by the Intercity train link to Birmingham International Airport. Passengers liked the service, frequency and value of a £3.30 ticket from Newcastle and Sunderland city centres.
HMS Host food donation program at Tampa International Airport is one of the most successful in the country
WTSP - 3/10/2014 2:28:26 PM
TAMPA, Florida - On average, 46,000 passengers travel through Tampa International Airport every day, and all those people eat a lot of food. To make sure shelves are full, the airport's food vender, HMS Host, makes 10 to 15 percent more food then they'll ...
Women protesting in Egyptian airport leave country
Times of India - 3/7/2014 3:57:54 PM
... officials in Egypt say women activists who held a sit-in at Cairo's international airport over not being allowed to travel to the Gaza Strip have left the country. The officials said on Friday that the activists were placed on entry ban ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 6:11:19 PM
Why it's awesome: The largest international airport in Switzerland ... Beijing Capital is the busiest airport in Asia and the second-busiest in the world, trailing only Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson. That's why the city is building another ...
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
“If I blindfolded you and took you to LaGuardia Airport in New York, you must think, ‘I must be in some third world country,’” Vice President ... said ‘where do you think you are,’ they’d say, ‘this must be America, it’s ...
Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country
in.com - 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 ...
Joe Biden on LaGuardia Airport: 'I must be in some third-world country'
The Verge - 2/5/2014 11:57:17 PM
"Great country. One airport ... Despite being one of the most popular airports in the world, LaGuardia is often criticized by travelers for its dated or "unique" facilities. In fact, another public figure has used Biden's exact language in the past.
Joe Biden Says NYC Airport Like ‘Some 3rd-World Country’
Time - 2/7/2014 11:51:56 AM
Never one who can be accused of failing to speak his mind, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday compared LaGuardia Airport in New York to “some third-world country.” During a speech about infrastructure at a Philadelphia train station, Biden ...
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 JFK's Terminal 5, which includes the building formerly called the TWA ...