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
Third runway at Heathrow is ‘undeliverable’ says Boris Johnson as expansion is given green light by PM
www.thesun.co.uk - 10/26/2016 8:07:31 AM
CAMPAIGNERS say the expansion would see Heathrow becoming the biggest emitter of carbon dioxide in the country ... one built in the South East since World War Two. In contrast, China has built 70 new airports in the last three years alone, and expanded ...
Third Heathrow Runway Backed by British Government
New York Times - 10/25/2016 11:00:30 AM
The expansion, he said, “will provide not only a welcome economic stimulus but will show the world that we ... and preserving the country’s global positioning, it needs to truly embed air connectivity and sustainable airport development in its economic ...
LaGuardia Tops List of America's Worst Airports for Delays
NBC 4 New York - 10/26/2016 4:50:04 PM
The news comes in a year where LaGuardia Airport has also been criticized for extreme traffic jams caused by ongoing construction and a lack of security cameras. In 2014, Vice President Joe Biden compared the airport to that of one in a third world country.
UK govt clears Heathrow airport expansion
ejinsight.com - 10/26/2016 9:04:47 AM
The British government has approved a third runway at Heathrow airport, set to be one of the country’s biggest construction projects ... a looming shortage of airport capacity in one of the world’s most important international aviation markets, the ...
Asia-Pacific Airports, Airlines Start Feeling Congestion's Effects
Air Transport World - 10/23/2016 11:55:58 PM
Congestion used to be the bane of Europe and US airports and major air routes ... with China set to take over the US as the largest market and Asia-Pacific countries having some of the world’s fastest growing markets. India, for example, is seeing ...
Mixed opinions over opportunity to sell Canada’s airports
exclusive.multibriefs.com - 10/25/2016 8:26:00 PM
Canada's airports have been frequently lauded as world-class facilities ... However, as seen in other countries where privatization of airports has occurred, doing so can benefit passengers greatly by allowing cheaper air travel — something for which ...
Are US Airports in Danger of Falling Behind?
TravelPulse - 10/25/2016 8:04:31 PM
Politicians from both sides of the aisle have criticized the state of airports in the United States. In 2014, Joe Biden said of walking through LaGuardia: “I must be in some third world country.” Donald Trump echoed this criticism during his ...
UK Government Confirms Airport Expansion at Heathrow
airlinegeeks.com - 10/25/2016 12:55:02 PM
That is why we have made clear that expansion will only be allowed to proceed on the basis of a world-class ... regions of the country. We can deliver the runway that Britain needs.” Since the announcement today the south London airport still expect ...
Countries With The Most Airports In The World
worldatlas.com - 8/15/2016 11:59:03 PM
The US hosts the largest number of airports in the world, followed by Brazil and Mexico. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the U.S. state of Georgia is the United States' busiest airport. Without a doubt, air travel is one of the most ...
Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte wants U.S. troops to leave country within two years
New York Daily News - 10/26/2016 2:59:42 AM
"I do not need the arms, I do not want missiles established in my country, I do not need to have the airports to host the bombers." He was referring to visiting U.S. troops, whose presence in five Philippine military camps was established under a security ...
Britain wants to tear down 783 London homes to expand Heathrow Airport
Los Angeles Times - 10/25/2016 11:24:57 PM
Britain's government gave the go-ahead Tuesday to build a new runway at London's Heathrow Airport despite concerns about air ... of the first full runway in the southeast of the country since World War II. Theresa May's government, reeling from a vote ...
Around the world
The Bulletin - 10/26/2016 7:24:34 AM
Sudan and other war-torn countries to temporary centers around France. The operation, which started on Monday, is an attempt to get rid of the squalid, makeshift camp where 6,000-8,000 people had been living. British airport expansion — After decades of ...
Top 10 Countries with the Most Airports – 2016 Update
gazettereview.com - 9/10/2016 1:31:05 AM
So we’ve established the importance of airports, but how many of these places are there in the world? Surely there are a countless amount of them across the globe, but how many exactly? Which countries have the most airports? The richest countries?
Britain backs Heathrow airport expansion despite splits
Saudi Gazette - 10/25/2016 9:16:06 PM
“A new runway at Heathrow is really fantastic news, especially as the country has waited ... connected to the rest of the world,” said easyJet CEO Carolyn McCall. But environmentalists are fiercely opposed to any airport expansion in the British ...
World briefs: U.K. backs expansion of Heathrow
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 10/26/2016 11:56:34 AM
The decision comes after years of discussion, study and outrage over the building of the first full runway in the southeast of the country since World War II. The government rejected other options to expand airport capacity, including the extension of a ...