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
15 of the world's happiest places
CNN - 1/16/2017 10:05:01 AM
Owensboro, KY 42301 MORE: Where are the world's happiest countries? Cherry blossom season in Kyoto ... From the capital Male, it's about an hour flight to the nearest airport and then a boat ride to get to a resort. Once there, villas are perched on ...
Nigeria not the only country to close international airport – Fashola
dailypost.ng - 1/17/2017 2:21:31 PM
The Nigerian Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Raji Babatunde Fashola dazzled the Senate on Tuesday, when he said that the proposed closure of Abuja international Airport was the best decision for Nigeria, adding that other countries across the world ...
Birmingham Airport 'the most punctual in the world'
ITV - 1/4/2017 10:40:43 AM
... beat contenders from countries such as Japan, Brazil, America, Germany and Australia to claim the global crown. On receiving the award, Birmingham Airport’s Chief Executive, Paul Kehoe, said, “To be crowned the world’s most punctual airport in ...
17 stunning and unusual ski destinations around the world
The Business Insider - 1/17/2017 9:42:21 AM
We've listed some of the most unexpected and unusual skiing destinations around the world ... airport (ALA), plus a 30-minute taxi to the resort. Masikryong ski resort in North Korea began operating in 2013. It was built in just 10 months, and is the ...
Security expert wants Nigerian airports upgraded
P.M. News Nigeria - 1/15/2017 2:09:35 PM
“Nigeria should learn to use what we have to get what we need; airport concession has its advantages, but aviation security projects all over the world using the latest ... According to Fraser, some countries such as Sierra Leone and others in Europe ...
Alaska Airport Is a Big Link for the Global Supply Chain
Yale Global Online - 1/5/2017 6:46:18 PM
Air trade: The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Alaska, top, ranks fourth in the world for cargo ... released a study in December that a 1 percent increase in a country’s air-cargo connectivity is associated with a 6.3 percent increase ...
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 ...
To Help Airports, Cut Federal Spending, Bureaucracy, and Rules
Townhall.com - 1/10/2017 10:26:26 AM
None rank in the top 25 in the world. Many of the busiest ... about a quarter of the airports in the 28 European Union countries were mostly or fully privately owned and run. Today, 47 percent are, and those airports carry 75 percent of the traffic ...
Around the world
The Bulletin - 1/17/2017 11:58:21 AM
The plane was approaching Manas International Airport in Bishkek when it crashed into a village ... The alliance between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, two of the most influential Sunni countries in the world, has been tense for more than a year, with Egypt ...
34 giant Chinese infrastructure projects that are reshaping the world
businessinsider.sg - 1/17/2017 11:32:43 PM
the country has invested billions of dollars in massive infrastructure projects. Some are already complete, while others are still in the works. From highways that span the continent and the largest wind-power base in the world to enormous airports and new ...
Ex-Inmate Shocked by Obama Pardon: ‘I Had to Hold Back the Tears’
NBC News - 1/18/2017 1:34:24 AM
In the more than 30 years since Stephen Lee Arrington was released from prison for a cross-country cocaine smuggling trip prosecutors ... diver was hired by The Cousteau Society and traveled the world leading expeditions, and he's spoken to thousands ...
Kyrgyzstan Health Ministry says a cargo plane crashed near the country’s main international airport, killing 32 people
The Seattle Times - 1/15/2017 9:33:23 PM
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — Kyrgyzstan Health Ministry says a cargo plane crashed near the country’s main international airport, killing 32 people.
Heathrow Airport cancels flights amid snow forecasts in UK
Seattle Post Intelligencer - 1/12/2017 9:26:48 AM
Officials say travelers should check their flight status with their airline before heading to the airport. Britain's weather forecasters issued warnings for snow for much of the country up until Saturday, with frequent snow showers and gales expected ...
World's Largest Car Rental Company Honored by Travel Weekly, Travel + Leisure, Business Travel News and More
Yahoo Finance - 1/17/2017 10:35:27 PM
Stubblefield also serves on the U.S. Travel Association's CEO Roundtable on behalf of the Alamo, Enterprise and National car rental brands and represents Enterprise Holdings on the World Travel and Tourism Council. Travel Industry Leadership In December ...
The Tiny Gulf Country With a $335 Billion Global Empire
Bloomberg - 1/12/2017 4:40:28 AM
In the past two months alone, the world’s richest country per capita invested in Turkey’s biggest ... A visit to the capital of this tiny state starts at the $17 billion Hamad International Airport. Qatar Airways, which is backed by the QIA, manages ...