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
Bhutan's Paro International airport expansion awaits Indian initiative
Economic Times - 3/27/2015 2:19:13 PM
Paro International Airport in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan ... Indian tourism hubs like Guwahati and Siliguri and we have an open border between the two countries," said tourism consultant R Basu. Paro airport offers convenient passage for both inbound ...
Aviation policy: Govt to outsource airports to foreign companies
The Express Tribune - 3/27/2015 9:28:43 PM
ISLAMABAD: In a major decision, the government has agreed to outsource all major airports, land and terminal buildings ... Initially, the Lahore Terminal will be outsourced for which the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group ...
Australia Bars 230 Suspected Terrorist Fighters From Leaving Country
International Business Times - 3/26/2015 8:22:29 AM
Australia had immediately enacted measures to further prevent the menace from getting into the country. It also implemented a ... were intercepted by law enforcers at the Sydney International Airport on March 8. They were bound for Turkey.
Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes
Reuters - 3/26/2015 9:58:32 PM
We live near the airport, where we think ... from Arab leaders to aid his war-torn country, his foreign minister Riyadh Yaseen told pan-Arab Al Jazeera TV, referring to a major economic stimulus for Europe after World War Two. It was far from certain ...
Sky Harbor flies higher in airport rankings
Phoenix Business Journal - 3/27/2015 6:12:27 AM
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport surpassed Las Vegas on the list of busiest ... Sky Harbor flew ahead the Vegas airport to become the ninth busiest in the country, according to data released this week by the U.S. Department of Transportation's ...
Technology driving major efficiency benefits at airport immigration checkpoints
Future Travel Experience - 3/26/2015 1:23:08 PM
Chicago O’Hare International Airport, for example ... also said to have responded positively to the idea of introducing preclearance at the country’s major airports. Just with APC and MPC, it appears that there is significant desire for preclearance ...
Aena Earnings Climb as Tourist Growth Benefits Spanish Airports
Bloomberg - 3/27/2015 3:52:16 PM
Aena, the world’s biggest airport operator by passenger volume ... Madrid’s Barajas airport is showing “a clear comeback” in business after the country’s economy returned to growth in 2014 after three years of recession, Chief Executive Officer ...
Cyclone-hit Vanuatu's International Airport To Reopen Tuesday
Realtime Business News - 3/17/2015 4:08:18 AM
Four days after the country was hit by Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu's international airport - Bauerfield International airport - will reopen for commercial flights on Tuesday. Also, several ships carrying relief items departed for Vanuatu from Fiji, UNICEF ...
Airport fed up of old aircraft blocking space
The Phuket News - 3/27/2015 2:59:11 AM
The official said there were long-term parking spaces at inactive airports in other parts of the country such as the navy-operated U-Tapao airport in Rayong province, where THAI could store jets for sale. “We don’t know why THAI won’t seriously look ...
'Ritual Talmudic Dance' in Jordan Airport Sparks Furor
Arutz Sheva - 3/26/2015 5:45:00 AM
A group of Israeli Jews sparked rage in Jordan on Tuesday morning in an incident at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman ... MPs Yihya Saud, Bassam Btoush and Tarek Khoury slammed the country's "inaction" over the "provocative" dance by "Zionist ...
Germanwings Crash Raises Security Threat Posed by Insiders
Wall Street Journal - 3/27/2015 7:45:30 AM
The frequency and thoroughness varies by airline and country. Germanwings parent Deutsche Lufthansa ... But people linked to airlines and airports around the world have been implicated in recent years in plotting terrorist attacks, smuggling drugs and ...
Yemen's Houthi group seizes Aden international airport
Daijiworld - 3/26/2015 3:00:22 AM
Sanaa, March 26 (IANS): The Shiite Houthi group took control over Aden international airport after the retreat of tribal militia ... the last refuge of the embattled Yemeni president in the country as the Shiite Houthi fighters are quickly closing in ...
Athens International Airport to Participate in Earth Hour
Greek Reporter Greece - 3/27/2015 4:06:35 PM
In addition, AIA encourages all airport personnel to participate in Earth Hour by reducing or turning off the lights in the house. Other major Greek and international enterprises operating in the country such as Leroy Merlin, Factory Outlet, Kotsovolos ...
Pune airport on busy list
Punemirror - 3/27/2015 9:14:24 PM
Despite major space constraints and time slot restrictions by the Indian Air Force, Pune International Airport made it to the list of 10 busiest airports in the country. While it came in at number 10, both airlines and commuters feel that a top 5 ranking ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 11:16:08 AM
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 ... third-busiest airport in the world in 2012, it took home ...