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
Nigeria: Lagos International Airport Road of Shame
AllAfrica - 9/29/2014 2:35:14 AM
The state of any international airport road says a lot about the country. Why, you may ask, and the answer is not far-fetched. Most of the international airport roads are the gateways that welcome and bid farewell to visitors to a country. As such ...
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." In January, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called LaGuardia and ...
Quad City International Airport gets $500K grant
San Francisco Gate - 9/30/2014 8:10:30 AM
(AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Quad City International Airport a $500,000 ... which works to help small airports improve services around the country. Durbin's office says the airport will use the money for marketing efforts ...
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 ...
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/7/2013 4:28:56 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 ... one of the easiest airports to navigate, it's also beautiful. Terminal 4's architectural highlights include ...
Joy as Jigawa airport takes its maiden flight to Mecca
The Nation - 9/29/2014 10:30:40 PM
For the people of Jigawa State, the flag-off of this year’s Hajj airlift to Saudi Arabia from the Dutse International Airport at Fanisau Village recently was an opportunity to show to the entire country that the state is indeed The New World.
WHO urges Ebola-hit countries to do 'exit screening' of intl airports, seaports, land crossings
CNBC - 8/18/2014 3:49:31 PM
Authorities in countries affected by Ebola should check people departing at international airports, seaports and major border crossings and stop any with signs of the virus from travelling, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. The U.N ...
WHO: Ebola Affected Countries Must Conduct 'Exit Screenings' at Airports, Borders
Breitbart News - 8/18/2014 2:59:24 PM
The World Health Organization is strongly urging countries affected by the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa-- Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria-- to screen individuals leaving the country for the virus at airports, seaports, and border crossings.
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 ...
Taliban Hit Airport Again After Pakistani Airstrikes
New York Times - 6/10/2014 9:40:22 AM
LONDON — Retaliating against a new wave of military airstrikes, Pakistani Taliban gunmen on Tuesday attacked security forces at Karachi’s international airport for the second time this week, underscoring their capacity to create mayhem in the country ...
Miami International Airport’s APC kiosks extended to include 38 visa waiver countries
Future Travel Experience - 6/20/2014 4:23:41 PM
Travellers from the 38 countries participating in the US Department of State’s Visa Waiver Program (VWP) can now use the automated passport control (APC) kiosks at Miami International Airport (MIA). The kiosks, which automate the arrivals immigration ...
Mumbai airport gets to receive first A380s, world’s largest commercial aircraft, flying into country
Financial Express - 12/20/2013 3:38:51 AM
SummaryA380 is largest plane by size and double-deck aircraft has a seating capacity for over 525 passengers. The Mumbai airport is set to be the first airport in the country to see the world’s largest commercial aircraft — the Airbus 380, with the ...
New Maldives airport opens up the remote south of the Indian Ocean holiday hotspot
Daily Mail - 9/11/2012 11:31:35 AM
However, some of the more remote portions of the Maldives have come a little closer to the rest of the world this week, as a new airport launches in the south ... far fewer visitors than the north of the country, where the majority of the luxury resorts ...
World's 10 best airports!
Rediff India Abroad - 8/4/2011 6:16:08 AM
World Airport Awards Skytrax 2011 held in Copenhagen ... It is the largest airport in the Nordic countries, and one of the oldest international airports in Europe.
Changi Airport Singapore connects 300 cities in some 70 countries
E TN Global Travel Industry News - 9/29/2014 6:45:47 AM
As at 1 September 2014, more than 100 airlines operate at Changi Airport, connecting Singapore to over 300 cities in some 70 countries and territories worldwide ... family-run coffee and tea companies in the world, established its fourth and fifth outlets ...