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
Miss World Contestant Critical of China’s Religious Policy Is Denied Entry to the Country
The Blaze - 11/26/2015 7:52:37 PM
HONG KONG (AP) — Canada’s outspoken Miss World contestant said she was barred Thursday from ... Lin was approached by several fellow travelers in the Hong Kong airport arrival hall who wanted to take her photo. Lin, who moved to Canada from China ...
T.F. Green Ranked 3rd Best Airport in Country
Go Local Prov - 11/26/2015 7:28:09 AM
proximity to world-class colleges and universities, and our convenient, easy-to-access airport. It is great to see T.F. Green airport recognized nationally as one of the top three airports in the country and the top rated airport in New England.
Robot to help passengers find their way at airport
Science Daily - 11/26/2015 10:22:56 PM
A robot in the “Spencer” project is now all set to face the real world at the major international airport ... between researchers and businesses in five different countries. "Navigating an airport is challenging, there is a lot of glass and a ...
South Africa to Implement Biometric Screening at Airports
findbiometrics.com - 11/26/2015 8:35:34 PM
The biometric scanning would be introduced in pilot projects at three of the country’s major ... s King Shaka International Airport, and OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. While other airports around the world have introduced biometric ...
Desert countries Qatar and Saudi Arabia witness record rainfall and flooding overnight
Daily News and Analysis - 11/26/2015 10:41:25 AM
Qatar was hit by heavy flooding today causing gridlock on the desert country's roads as well as closures of schools ... amid reports on social media that even Doha's Hamad International Airport was affected, due to leaks at the estimated USD 17 billion ...
Pope arrives in Kenya his 1st stop of a peace pilgrimage to 3 African countries
FOX News - 11/25/2015 3:57:34 PM
NAIROBI, Kenya – Brushing aside concerns for his security, Pope Francis arrived in Kenya on Wednesday for his first-ever visit to Africa, including to a country torn by sectarian violence. Francis was received upon arrival at Nairobi's airport by ...
Miss World Canada stopped in HK from reaching China pageant 'over rights comments'
Yahoo News - 11/26/2015 12:14:29 PM
But she said she attempted to enter the country anyway based on a rule ... View gallery Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin poses for photo at the departure hall of Hong Kong Airport in Hong K … Lin, 25, said this month that her father had been harassed ...
Miss World Canada not allowed to board flight to pageant final in China
Toronto Sun - 11/26/2015 8:46:53 AM
a move she said was punishment for speaking out against human rights abuses in the country. Anastasia Lin, a 25-year-old Toronto actress who was crowned Miss World Canada in May, was unable to obtain a visa in advance of her arrival for the contest finals ...
Terrorized by Terrorism: How Can We Feel Safe?
The Huffington Post - 11/26/2015 12:43:07 PM
My children are growing up in a world where violence permeates our schools, where watching the news is a terrifying and heart-wrenching experience, where airplanes and airports become ... simply for living in the country they love? What about our friends ...
France: Fear of radical airport workers long held
Big Country Homepage - 11/26/2015 9:54:18 PM
French intelligence services were concerned as early as 2004 about the radicalization of many airport workers at Paris' Charles de ... a fiche S" and who traveled to "sensitive areas of the world in order to learn more about Islam." Fiche S is an ...
Miss World Canada prevented from reaching China pageant
Reuters - 11/26/2015 2:37:39 PM
Anastasia Lin, a 25-year-old Toronto actress who was crowned Miss World Canada in May ... But she said she attempted to enter the country anyway based on a rule that allows Canadian citizens to obtain a landing visa upon arrival in Sanya.
India's Cochin International airport runs 100% on solar power
TweakTown - 11/26/2015 9:47:09 PM
or the seventh largest airport in the world alone. This solar pledge took over six months to construct and $9.5 million in funding, with other airports in the country now interested in following suit. While is is currently fully operational, the business ...
Qatar probing shoddy World Cup construction sites
espnfc.com - 11/26/2015 10:01:28 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Qatar has launched an investigation after heavy rains exposed poor construction following a deluge that saw water cascade through the roof of its $15 billion main airport. The country is set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Stuck waiting: Ground delays at U.S. airports on the rise
Idaho Statesman - 11/26/2015 2:56:08 AM
And waited. Still within sight of the gate, their jet sat motionless due to airport congestion. It wasn’t until 30 minutes after passengers buckled in that they were finally in the sky. It’s a scene playing out across the country. According to an ...
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
When it comes to modern-day travel, the long waits at airports and cramped flights are considered a necessary evil. But some airports, it seems, are very much worse than others. While Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport, in Pakistan, is often ...