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
The busiest airports in the world revealed
businesstech.co.za - 9/1/2015 4:19:38 PM
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 ...
ACI Releases 2014 World Airport Traffic Report
aviationpros.com - 8/31/2015 2:40:37 PM
has released the latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Report. With comprehensive data coverage for over 2,200 airports in more than 160 countries worldwide, ACI's flagship publication remains the authoritative source and industry reference for the ...
Afghan airfields built for war now seen as hubs for economic growth of landlocked country
FOX News - 8/31/2015 6:19:32 AM
Many of the country's 27 airports — four of them international — are little ... At the height of the Afghan war, in 2009-2010, Kandahar Air Field was one of the world's busiest in terms of frequency, with an aircraft taking off or landing every minute.
ATL Retains Title As World's Busiest Airport
TravelPulse - 9/1/2015 1:39:10 AM
The Airports Council International's World Airport Traffic Report ... report on passenger traffic was developed using data from 2,200 airports in 160 different countries.
Kansas man sentenced to 20 years for airport bomb plot
The Seattle Times - 8/31/2015 12:38:55 PM
(AP) — A Kansas man who plotted a suicide bomb attack aimed at causing “maximum carnage” at a Wichita airport was sentenced Monday to ... terrorism will never shake our faith in the things this country stands for — freedom, fairness and opportunity ...
And the busiest airport in the world is.... (TOP 10 LIST)
The Business Journal - 9/1/2015 1:27:50 PM
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is still the busiest airport in the world when it comes to the number of ... data from 2014 for more than 2,200 airports in more than 160 countries. Worldwide airport passenger numbers increased by 5.7 ...
EDITORIAL: China must also learn from history as it prepares to mark end of World War II
The Asahi Shimbun - 9/1/2015 10:21:43 AM
Its approach to ruling the nation is reminiscent of the totalitarianism that raged in the world until the end of the war 70 years ago. Beijing has decided to close off roads, subway stations and airports under the guise of commemorating the country’s ...
Kenya: Heroic JKIA Welcome for World Champions, Uhuru State Breakfast On Thursday
AllAfrica - 9/1/2015 10:57:31 AM
Kenya is magical and a country of tremendous opportunities ... The team captain spoke on behalf of the world beaters and thanked Kenyans for standing with them. The team was received by scores of Kenyans who lined up the airport as drums rent the air ...
Merkel: Refugee flood means ‘world sees Germany as country of hope’
Kentucky.com - 8/31/2015 7:19:47 PM
“The world sees Germany as a country of hope and of chances ... and there are now discussions of using the old Tempelhof airport terminal. Tempelhof, known to Americans as the U.S. airbase used for the Berlin Airlift in 1948-49, and therefore home ...
Kenya's world champions get heroes' welcome
Modern Ghana - 9/1/2015 12:30:34 PM
Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport was crammed with well-wishers as the team ... We are not the biggest country in the world nor the strongest country but we are simply the best," Ruto said. "Kenya is not only a cradle of mankind but this ...
China's World War II Military Parade a Show of Strength
NDTV - 9/1/2015 3:12:14 AM
Chinese authorities are pulling out all the stops for Thursday's commemoration, mobilising hundreds of thousands of Beijing citizens, imposing traffic restrictions -- including closing the capital's airports ... and the World Anti-Fascist War", as ...
Kenya welcomes athletes crowned world champions in Beijing
en.starafrica.com - 9/1/2015 10:36:02 AM
â€œYou have made us proud and made history in the whole world. Kenya is magical, Kenya is a country of tremendous opportunities,â€ said Ruto at the Jommo Kenyatta International Airport. The athletes included Julius Yego, the javelin thrower who ...
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
The airport was once likened to a 'third world country' by U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden. The 2014 Guide to Sleeping at Airports named the Pakistan airport as the very worst after tourists were asked to rate their airport experiences based on comfort ...
Fiscal hitches hit airport project
TTR Wekly - 9/1/2015 4:45:17 AM
It will be constructed on more than 9,000 acres, a site that was occupied by Japanese army and used as military airfield during World War ... as a “business airport,” but if tourism expansion continues to exceed forecasts, the country may have to ...
Pensacola airport could start keeping bees
USA Today - 8/31/2015 3:59:21 PM
Honeybees around the world are finding unlikely new homes at airports, and the Pensacola International Airport ... Many commercial honeybees are used in pollination services for farmers around the country, allowing crops to flourish, aiding in the ...