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
Laptop ban 'mystery': Why did the U.S. and U.K. choose different countries
CNN Money - 3/25/2017 9:34:28 AM
Four countries included in the U.S. list -- the United Arab ... a terrorist could just as easily inflict damage when flying to the US or the UK from any airport anywhere in the world -- including Europe or even within the US or UK -- not just those in ...
The 10 worst airports in the US
Washington Examiner - 3/26/2017 11:59:26 PM
Trump in a presidential debate compared the nation's airports to what he would expect to find in a "third-world country." As a frequent flyer on his own personal jet, the subject of airports is something very close to the president's heart. Here are the 10 ...
Countries With the Fastest Internet Connections
worldatlas.com - 3/24/2017 4:09:22 PM
Wireless internet access points are also available in public areas such as restaurants, airports ... the internet users in developed countries began using the broadband internet. Almost all countries around the world had access to the faster broadband ...
These are the 15 best airports in the world
Business Insider - 3/15/2017 4:12:53 PM
"Winning the Skytrax World's Best Airport Award for the fifth consecutive ... The Skytrax annual rankings are based on the impressions of nearly 14 million flyers from 105 countries. More than 550 airports were included in the survey, which covers 39 ...
The World's Top 25 Airports of 2017
MSN - 3/20/2017 5:04:13 PM
Beijing Airport boasts the world’s second largest terminal building (Terminal 3) after Dubai Airport. Opened in 1958, it is also the hub for Air China, the country’s flag carrier. Originally served as a military airport when it opened in 1938 ...
Britain and U.S. ban most electronic devices in cabins on flights from several Muslim-majority countries
Washington Post - 3/21/2017 2:18:23 PM
The countries included in the British ban are Turkey ... concerned about explosive devices built with non-metallic materials, because most of the world’s airports lack the screening measures to detect such bombs. New limitations on carry-on items ...
We shouldn't be included in ban, argue some airlines and airports
USA Today - 3/21/2017 11:58:13 PM
The bans – which affect specific airports in several countries across Africa ... laptop ban TODAY IN THE SKY (2014): Dubai airport wants to overtake Atlanta as 'world's busiest' Emirates, of course, is one of the carriers most likely to be affected ...
Devices Banned on Flights From 10 Countries Over ISIS Fears
New York Times - 3/21/2017 10:32:19 PM
Abu Dhabi is one of 15 airports in the world to employ the Homeland Security preclearance techniques. The British ban affects domestic and foreign airlines, including British Airways, the country’s largest. Foreign airlines affected by the order include ...
UAE says surprised by U.S. laptop ban but will cooperate
Reuters - 3/24/2017 8:59:52 AM
ABU DHABI The United Arab Emirates, one of the world's top aviation hubs ... prohibiting electronic devices larger than smart phones in cabins on flights from 10 airports in countries including the UAE, Qatar and Turkey. That will hit Gulf carriers ...
The US is imposing a "laptop ban" on flights from 10 airports in majority-Muslim countries
Vox - 3/21/2017 5:24:30 PM
The affected airports are all in majority-Muslim countries (many in the Middle East ... measures deployed by the Trump administration against Muslims around the world,” said Naureen Shah of Amnesty International USA in a statement.
Banning laptops at secure airports won’t keep aircraft safe from terror attacks
THE CONVERSATION - 3/23/2017 12:57:17 PM
All the airports on the list are in countries that are either at risk from terrorism or ... If the ban is implemented at these airports, then what of those many airports in the developing world which do not have state-of-the-art machines, or benefit ...
5 Reasons Banning Laptops On Flights From Muslim Countries Is Stupid And Dangerous
Forbes - 3/21/2017 6:28:56 PM
“Singling out specific countries ignores the fact that terrorist cells are spread through the world and that airlines provide connectivity ... trip in one of the banned countries, connect in an airport located in a third country and arrive at the US ...
U.S. Bans Laptops, Tablets, and Other Devices on Flights From 10 Middle Eastern Airports
Slate - 3/21/2017 5:57:19 AM
Dubai alone—the busiest airport for international travel in the world—serves 90 airlines flying from all ... arguing that wealthy countries in the Gulf like the United Arab Emirates and Qatar create unfair competition by subsidizing their state-owned ...
Airport prepares for large modernization project
The Business Journal - 3/24/2017 2:36:18 PM
Memphis Business Journal's parent company, American City Business Journals (ACBJ), was inspired to rank the nation's airports after then-candidate Donald Trump compared them to a something out of a third-world country last September. In an attempt to see ...
Britain to follow US in electronic ban on flights from some Middle Eastern countries
The Miami Herald - 3/21/2017 11:48:04 AM
Ten airports are impacted. No U.S. carrier is impacted by ... The U.S. shares intelligence more closely with Britain than with any other country in the world.