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
Airport arrests highlight baggage claim risks
Orlando Sentinel - 3/9/2014 6:22:51 AM
The officers watched as Hargrove walked to the US Airways baggage carousel and placed four bags onto the cart, covering them with a jacket, the report stated. He tried to leave, but police stopped him. "You got me. You saw me. It is what it is ...
Stern Israeli airport security measures questioned
The Miami Herald - 3/8/2014 7:28:28 AM
JERUSALEM -- Jack Angelides was about to board a flight out of Israel's international airport when he was given a curious ... security arguments can seem close to sacrosanct in a country hit with decades of attacks by Palestinian militants ...
Malaysia investigators probe possible airport security lapse
Yahoo News - 3/9/2014 12:27:56 PM
View gallery Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Sunday that the country's airport security protocols would be reviewed, The Star newspaper reported. Asked how strongly investigators suspected foul play, the second official said: "There are ...
KING mswati III OPENS NEW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
observer.org.sz - 3/8/2014 12:40:27 AM
The Ingwenyama pointed out that the state of the art King Mswati III International Airport was not meant to showoff but one of the programmes and initiatives the country embarked on to position itself as a first world country as enshrined in the National ...
Interpol: Countries did not check database for stolen passports in missing Malaysia Airlines flight
New York Daily News - 3/9/2014 10:33:24 AM
A basic security check was mishandled regarding the missing Malaysia Airlines flight that had at least two passengers who used stolen passports, an international police agency said Sunday. Interpol released a sharply worded criticism of the ...
Women protesting in Egyptian airport leave country
Times of India - 3/7/2014 5:23:48 PM
... officials in Egypt say women activists who held a sit-in at Cairo's international airport over not being allowed to travel to the Gaza Strip have left the country. The officials said on Friday that the activists were placed on entry ban ...
Israeli airport security strict and baffling
Denver Post - 3/9/2014 7:48:45 AM
JERUSALEM — Jack Angelides was about to board a flight out of Israel's international airport when he was given a curious choice. Traveling with a laptop and a stack of printed reading material, he was told to part with one or the other ...
Malaysia probes possible airport security lapse
Mail & Guardian Online - 3/9/2014 12:35:05 PM
... and questioning immigration officers and guards at Kuala Lumpur's international airport over missing airplane. Officials probe missing Malaysian airplane (AFP) Suspicions that the Beijing-bound Boeing jet, which vanished on Saturday with 239 people on ...
Somaliland: Minister of Aviation Reveals Development Planning Of the Country Airports
Somaliland Sun - 3/9/2014 2:00:59 PM
Hargeisa: (Somalilandsun) The country minister of aviation Hon ... briefing the minister stated that the airport in Burao had been deleted from the ICAO world airports records after it was looted stripy. He added that the government started the battle ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 5:35:31 PM
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 ... to add a third runway to increase its capacity.
Vice President Biden blasts LaGuardia Airport as feeling like ‘it’s in some third world country’
New York Daily News - 2/5/2014 11:57:17 PM
“If I blindfolded you and took you to LaGuardia Airport in New York, you must think, ‘I must be in some ... the world,” he added. Biden made the comments as part of an address at Amtrak’s unveiling of its newest engine at an event ...
Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country
in.com - 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 ...
Joe Biden on LaGuardia Airport: 'I must be in some third-world country'
The Verge - 2/5/2014 11:57:17 PM
Vice President Joe Biden is very unhappy about America's declining infrastructure. During a speech in Philadelphia today, he threw New York's LaGuardia Airport under the bus to drive that point home. But first, the vice president talked about advancements ...
Joe Biden Says NYC Airport Like ‘Some 3rd-World Country’
Time - 2/7/2014 11:51:56 AM
Never one who can be accused of failing to speak his mind, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday compared LaGuardia Airport in New York to “some third-world country.” During a speech about infrastructure at a Philadelphia train station, Biden ...
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/6/2013 11:53:56 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. Kennedy Airport, New York JFK's Terminal 5, which includes the building formerly called the TWA ...