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
Biden touts plans to fix 'Third World' NYC airport
Yahoo News - 10/20/2014 8:18:24 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden, who infamously dubbed New York City's outdated LaGuardia Airport "a third-world country," joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference Monday to tout plans to improve the region's airports. Biden, the White ...
How to improve efficiency at airports, by experts
The Nation - 10/20/2014 11:10:12 PM
Experts and players from about 53 countries in Africa, last week gathered in Durban, South Africa to examine the vexed issue of service delivery at airports on the continent at the 23rd Airports Council International Africa Regional Conference. KELVIN OSA ...
Czech Republic to strengthen Ebola checks at airports starting Oct 21
The Global Times - 10/21/2014 1:11:53 AM
As from 8:00 am local time (0600 GMT) on Tuesday, tighter Ebola virus checks will be in effect at international airports ... last week approved to strengthen airport checks for the virus at airports in the country.
Cuomo: Revamp Stewart, NYC airports
Poughkeepsie Journal - 10/21/2014 12:57:34 AM
Biden made headlines in February when he compared LaGuardia in Queens to an airport in “some third-world country.” Cuomo poked fun at the remark Monday, asking audience members who made that remark. The choices? Texas Gov. Rick Perry, late-night ...
Cuomo Announces Plan to Overhaul Airports
Wall Street Journal - 10/20/2014 10:27:15 PM
La Guardia’s deficiencies were thrust into the national spotlight earlier this year when Mr. Biden said it was an airport one might find a “Third World country.” On Monday, Mr. Biden continued his criticism, noting long waits and hallways that “don ...
Airport Screening in West Africa Will Curb Ebola's Spread: Study
US News Health - 10/20/2014 10:34:24 PM
The three countries are those hit hardest by the current Ebola outbreak. Screening is currently in place at international airports in cities there, and the study results highlight the need to maintain it, according to a team led by Dr. Kamran Khan ...
Biden joins Cuomo to stump for better airports
am New York - 10/20/2014 10:48:43 PM
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants New York airports revitalized to shed their reputations as facilities befitting a "third-world country" -- the phrase Vice President Joe Biden had used to describe LaGuardia. Cuomo Monday joined Biden at the Vaughn College of ...
Ebola-infected countries could export up to three cases per month: study
CJBK - 10/20/2014 10:41:34 PM
And many of those people would not have Ebola. "Entry screening at international airports to which no direct flights are arriving from affected countries would be highly inefficient if border authorities are unable to easily identify which travellers ...
Cabo Verde invests US$62 million in four international airports
Macauhub - 10/20/2014 10:24:15 AM
The Cape Verdean government plans to invest US$62.2 million in the four international airports in the country, by 2017, the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and the Presidency of the Council of Ministers said. Minister Démis Lobo Almeida said that US$40 ...
Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow plane accident - airport spokeswoman
Reuters - 10/21/2014 1:11:53 AM
The collision occurred during takeoff of the Dassault Falcon business jet in which de Margerie was a passenger late on Monday, just minutes before midnight Moscow time, an airport statement ... figures among the world’s top oil executives.
Begich urges more airport screenings for Ebola
Charlotte Observer - 10/20/2014 11:03:02 PM
Mark Begich has called on President Barack Obama to expand health screenings at more international airports, including Anchorage, in response to Ebola concerns. "This is particularly important should the disease spread to other countries as we will have ...
Cuomo pokes fun Joe Biden's airport joke
2KTUU - 10/20/2014 10:05:46 PM
While calling New York City's LaGuardia Airport a "third world country" is a little extreme, a list of the world's worst airports by CNN ranks LaGuardia as the 10th worst airport in the world, with not a single U.S. airport appearing on the best of 2014 list.
Major airports nationwide screening for Ebola
Daily Iowan - 10/20/2014 4:54:59 AM
The three African countries began the screening process in tandem with ... [because] it’s all being taken care of at those points of entry,” Wilson said. The Des Moines International airport will also refrain from screening for Ebola, said Kevin ...
Cuomo wants Stewart International Airport to take on more cargo
Politics on the Hudson Blog - 10/20/2014 4:29:20 PM
The contest will launch in 30 days, Cuomo said. Biden made headlines in February when he compared LaGuardia in Queens to an airport in “some third-world country.” Cuomo poked fun at the remark Monday, asking audience members who made that remark.
Pakistan is on top! After terrorism, country dominates world with worst airport
One India News - 10/18/2014 9:15:03 AM
New Delhi, Oct 18: It is proven fact now that Pakistan is a country where terrorists can easily live in peace, and world over people know about it. United States to various other countries caught the country red handed so many times for providing tacit ...