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
Pope arrives in Kenya in pilgrimage to 3 African countries
San Francisco Gate - 11/25/2015 3:57:34 PM
a country torn by fighting between Christian and Muslims. Francis was received upon arrival at Nairobi's airport by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nairobi governor Evans Kidero. Kenyan Cardinal Njue and a host of bishops also welcomed the pope amid singing ...
Indonesia increases airport security after threat
The Express Tribune - 11/25/2015 12:51:27 PM
Barata also said that a Jakarta airport had received a threat in recent days ... but no explosives were found on the flights. Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, suffered several major bomb attacks conducted by terrorists ...
Dubai's Dnata Buys Stake in Brazil Airport Services Firm RM
New York Times - 11/25/2015 5:06:10 AM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The company that runs Dubai-based airline Emirates says it has bought a majority stake in a Brazilian firm that provides ground handling services at two dozen airports in the South American country. The Emirates Group's air ...
Nigeria: Country Rejects Port Harcourt International Airport 'World's Worst Airport' Tag
AllAfrica - 11/12/2015 7:59:04 AM
Unhelpful staff, demands for bribes, lack of seating, broken air-conditioning and a tent for an arrivals hall. Nigeria's Port Harcourt International Airport was recently voted the worst in the world. The damning verdict came from a travel website ...
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
When it comes to modern-day travel, the long waits at airports and cramped flights are considered a necessary evil. But some airports, it seems, are very much worse than others. While Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport, in Pakistan, is often ...
Before Obama Talks Climate in Paris, Turkeys Take ‘Carbon-Intensive Cross Country Flight’ to White House
The Blaze - 11/25/2015 3:14:37 PM
“The birds will take a carbon-intensive cross country flight from San Francisco International Airport to meet the POTUS.” Obama will depart for the Paris global climate conference Sunday where 150 world leaders will discuss ways to reduce carbon emission
Airport art that's super trippy
CNN - 11/25/2015 11:35:42 PM
The public toilets in the passageway to Terminal 2 are housed in Gallery Toto (Toto is the brand responsible for most of the country's bathroom ... set up at Frankfurt Airport and will soon be available at Munich Airport as well. World-renowned sculptor ...
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 ...
Police With Machine Guns At Some U.S. Airports This Holiday Weekend
KKTV - 11/25/2015 2:45:59 PM
Police at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday ... It is part of the new world we live in," said New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton. A new intelligence bulletin sent to law enforcement around the country warns there could be copycats ...
Which airports offer the world's best customer service?
CNN - 2/17/2015 6:50:22 AM
To obtain its results, ACI -- a nonprofit organization based in Montreal with 591 members operating 1,861 airports in 177 countries -- surveyed some 550,000 ... director general of ACI World, in a statement. "They are complex businesses in their own ...
Europe, Asia dominate the world's best airports
CNBC - 3/26/2014 2:27:57 AM
... Airport is ranked the worst airport in America. That is a disgrace, my friends. And it is unacceptable." Vice President Joe Biden said the facility was comparable to what you'd find in a Third World country. Asian top two Incheon International, the ...
The busiest airports in the world revealed
businesstech.co.za - 9/1/2015 11:18:59 AM
latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Report, taking data coverage for over 2,200 airports in more than 160 countries worldwide. The report noted that Atlanta airport in the US remains the world’s busiest airport on the globe with 96 million ...
The World's Most Delayed Airports
Forbes - 1/22/2010 7:56:34 PM
Traveling to India and China? Pack your patience. Airports in those countries top our third annual list of The World’s Most Delayed Airports. Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport takes the prize for the airport with the least timely arrivals ...
The world’s largest airports' growth slowed in 2014 but Istanbul booms, Dubai takes #1 international
Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation - 9/12/2015 11:30:24 PM
Airports Council International (ACI) has released the latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Report covering over 2,200 airports in more than 160 countries. Passenger numbers increased by 5.7% in 2014, to over 6.7 billion. The global order is shifting ...
Here's the First Airport to Run 100% on Solar Power
gizmodo.in - 11/25/2015 6:27:54 PM
Cochin International in southern India is the world's first airport to be run solely on ... a field of over 46,000 solar panels to run what's apparently the country's seventh busiest airport. It produces enough energy to power 10,000 homes for one year.