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
Top five airports in the world
Montreal Gazette - 4/16/2014 2:56:08 PM
then you might be more interested to know the winners of this year’s World Airport Awards. The awards are based on the results of an independent, global survey that collected nearly 13 million votes of air travellers from 110 countries. And the 2014 ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 5:49:50 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." In January, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called LaGuardia and ...
Brazil's airports not yet ready for World Cup
Al JAZEERA - 4/16/2014 6:16:34 PM
Thousands of tourists are set to descend on Brazil in June, yet many of country's airports are running behind schedule. Thousands of tourists will head to Brazil for June's World Cup and more than a million Brazilian football fans will criss-cross the ...
Brazil Opens First Expansion at a Privately Operated Airport
The Wall Street Journal - 4/16/2014 5:12:09 PM
Both expansions are meant to accommodate an influx of soccer fans when the country hosts the FIFA World Cup in June. Inframerica won the contract to operate the Brazilian capital's airport in 2012, when the facility was privatized along with Guarulhos ...
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
Vice President Joe Biden, never one to hide what he’s thinking, said Thursday that New York’s LaGuardia Airport feels like it’s “in some third world country.” “If I blindfolded someone and took them at 2:00 in the morning into the airport in ...
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 Flight Center ...
Pearl River Delta airports join forces
traveldailymedia.com - 4/16/2014 11:53:01 PM
Senior management of the five major airports in the Greater Pearl River Delta ... This will help boost the aviation economy of the country, driving the prosperity of the international and domestic aviation market and increasing the pace of change for ...
Airport Show's expanded Hosted Buyers Programme benefits global aviation industry
Breitbart News - 4/19/2014 2:31:06 PM
Leading international and regional trade bodies such as German ... In its first year, 41 officials from 19 airports and 11 countries participated in the programme. With over a 100 buyers at the 2014 Airport Show, the event plays a significant role in ...
Hidden Vulnerability Discovered in the World's Airline Network
MIT Technology Review - 4/16/2014 1:44:33 PM
The global network of links between the world’s airports looks robust but contains a hidden weakness ... Airborne ash can clog jet engines, so some 20 countries immediately closed their air space to commercial air traffic. The eruption lead to the ...
The 10 Best Airports In The World
The Business Insider - 3/30/2011 7:02:22 PM
It is also one of the hubs in the Star Alliance, a network of 27 international airports that flies to 1,610 airports in 181 countries. Why it's awesome: Kuala Lumpur is located in the southern corridor of Malaysia and one of Asia's busiest airports.
Heathrow in top 10 world airports
This is The West Country - 4/2/2014 8:53:21 AM
Heathrow has made it into a list of the top 10 world airports compiled from views of nearly ... A total of 12.85 million airport customers across 110 countries had to decide which of 410 airports would make the final list. Skytrax said: "Heathrow has ...
World's 10 best airports!
Rediff India Abroad - 8/4/2011 6:16:08 AM
eight kilometres south of Copenhagen city centre, and 24 kilometres west of Malmo city centre on the other side of the Oresund Bridge. It is the largest airport in the Nordic countries, and one of the oldest international airports in Europe.
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 ...
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 ...
VP Biden: LaGuardia like a 'third world' airport
USA Today - 2/7/2014 7:37:13 PM
"But if I blindfolded you and took you to LaGuardia Airport in New York, you must think, 'I must be in some third world country.' I'm not joking," he added, according to the Daily News. NY DAILY NEWS: VP Biden blasts LaGuardia as feeling like 'it's in some ...