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
New international airports remain underserved, underdeveloped
Economic Times - 10/1/2014 12:12:41 PM
MUMBAI: The Indian civil aviation minister's push for greater domestic regional air connectivity in India has highlighted another, more complex, issue: that of the underdeveloped and under-served international airports in the country. On October 4 ...
No Way to Screen for Ebola at Airports
News Max - 10/1/2014 9:35:12 AM
The Ebola screening measures started this summer by the Nigerian government at the country’s international airports, and another in South Africa, are ineffective and will not do much to detect the deadly virus, according to DefenseOne.com. Nigerian ...
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 ...
Don Heinzman Column: MSP Airport topping the charts with improvements
Hometown Source - 9/29/2014 10:06:13 AM
... to being called the “most well-run airport in the world” by Delta Airlines CEO Richard Anderson last week, the airport is becoming one of the more artistic airports in the country. Anderson talked about the award-winning features of the airport as ...
O’Hare Reclaims ‘World’s busiest Airport’ Status
Lawndale News - 9/25/2014 6:36:12 AM
This week the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Choose Chicago are co-hosting the 20th World Route Development Forum, where a record 3,000 decision-makers from nearly 120 countries, 800 airports, 300airlines and 200 tourism authorities are meeting ...
Quad City International Airport gets $500K grant
Seattle Post Intelligencer - 9/30/2014 1:01:00 AM
(AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Quad City International Airport a $500,000 ... which works to help small airports improve services around the country. Durbin's office says the airport will use the money for marketing efforts ...
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 ...
Airport tax no longer to be included in Garuda ticket prices
AsiaOne - 9/30/2014 10:40:49 AM
"This is not only a setback for Garuda, but a setback to the country's airline industry as a whole ... other airlines would soon follow suit and apply the same system. "International airports all over the world have applied the system , which is aimed ...
CLEAR Supports TSA's Goal of Strengthening Airport Security
aviationpros.com - 9/29/2014 2:52:33 PM
The Company earlier this month announced that its automated traveler service is coming to Miami International Airport and it ... biometric technology to airports around the country and is integrated with TSA PreCheck in all CLEAR locations.
Answers about lingering delays at Chicago airports
MSN News - 9/29/2014 9:47:43 PM
29, 2014 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. A: United Airlines and its regional ... A: No. As planes fly across the country at high altitudes, they are handed off from one regional control center to another. There are 21 such facilities.
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/7/2013 4:28:56 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 ... one of the easiest airports to navigate, it's also beautiful. Terminal 4's architectural highlights include ...
Integrated fuel facility at Mumbai Airport gets CCI nod
IN - 10/1/2014 4:44:42 PM
Indian Oil Corp Ltd, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd and Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd would form an ... owing to denial of a travel visa by the host country to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dal...
Taliban Hit Airport Again After Pakistani Airstrikes
New York Times - 6/10/2014 9:40:22 AM
LONDON — Retaliating against a new wave of military airstrikes, Pakistani Taliban gunmen on Tuesday attacked security forces at Karachi’s international airport for the second time this week, underscoring their capacity to create mayhem in the country ...
WHO: Ebola Affected Countries Must Conduct 'Exit Screenings' at Airports, Borders
Breitbart News - 8/18/2014 2:59:24 PM
The World Health Organization is strongly urging countries affected by the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa-- Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria-- to screen individuals leaving the country for the virus at airports, seaports, and border crossings.
Will plans to upgrade world's worst airport take off?
CNBC - 8/6/2014 5:05:11 AM
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport was rated the world's worst airport in 2013 ... into tourism and manufacturing and I think this will be really good for our country," he added. Ang said the company would recover the $10 billion it invests from ...