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
Top five airports in the world
Montreal Gazette - 4/16/2014 2:56:08 PM
then you might be more interested to know the winners of this year’s World Airport Awards. The awards are based on the results of an independent, global survey that collected nearly 13 million votes of air travellers from 110 countries. And the 2014 ...
Brazil Opens First Expansion at a Privately Operated Airport
The Wall Street Journal - 4/16/2014 5:12:09 PM
Both expansions are meant to accommodate an influx of soccer fans when the country hosts the FIFA World Cup in June. Inframerica won the contract to operate the Brazilian capital's airport in 2012, when the facility was privatized along with Guarulhos ...
Hidden Vulnerability Discovered in the World's Airline Network
MIT Technology Review - 4/16/2014 2:56:08 PM
The global network of links between the world’s airports looks robust but contains a hidden weakness ... Airborne ash can clog jet engines, so some 20 countries immediately closed their air space to commercial air traffic. The eruption lead to the ...
Brazil's airports not yet ready for World Cup
Al JAZEERA - 4/16/2014 6:16:34 PM
Thousands of tourists are set to descend on Brazil in June, yet many of country's airports are running behind schedule. Thousands of tourists will head to Brazil for June's World Cup and more than a million Brazilian football fans will criss-cross the ...
Istanbul New Airport: What can passengers and airlines expect from the world’s biggest airport?
Future Travel Experience - 4/17/2014 12:31:47 PM
Last week, FTE highlighted Turkish Airlines’ ambition to create the world’s best passenger experience ... ensuring the airport itself reflects the values and heritage of the city and country it serves is a priority. Meredith may be a Brit himself ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 4:16:47 PM
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 ...
World Routes Returns to China in 2016
Yahoo Finance - 4/14/2014 11:38:05 AM
The event in 2016 is expected to attract more than 3,500 delegates including 350 airlines, 1,000 airports and 300 tourism authorities from more than 125 countries. It will be held in the state of the art International Convention & Exhibition Centre at ...
Airports An Important New Front In Combating Human Trafficking
Sanfrancisco cbslocal - 4/15/2014 7:50:49 PM
Speaking at a news conference at the Oakland International Airport, Betty Ann Boeving of the Bay Area Anti ... “Sex trafficking and human trafficking is big business in this country and region and it’s high time that we got serious about eradicating ...
Travel top 10: World's best airports
San Jose Mercury News - 4/15/2014 2:57:19 PM
The World Airport Awards 2014 are based on Skytrax surveys of 12 million international fliers from more than 160 countries. Topics included the check-in experience, shopping and dining options and the dreaded immigration lines. 9. Vancouver, B.C. 10.
Update: International Flight Has Refueled, Headed to DFW
Big Country Homepage - 4/15/2014 4:08:54 PM
The plane successfully refueled and taken off to DFW International Airport. 5:38 p.m. Update An ambulance has been called out after one of the passengers reportedly suffered a panic attack on the plane. 5:01 p.m. Update There are no injuries reported after ...
Hotel development burgeoning north of Calgary International Airport
Calgary Herald - 4/16/2014 10:52:45 AM
The area immediately north of the Calgary International Airport has become a magnet for hotel development. Demand for hotel rooms, particularly from the corporate travel sector, has fuelled the development boom near one of the country's busiest airports.
Ukraine security forces says they have fought off attack on airport in country’s east
Ottawa Citizen - 4/15/2014 6:36:15 AM
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces said they repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at a small airport ... Kyiv was seeing in the country’s east was ...
Wyoming airports endure cancellations by airline
Seattle Post Intelligencer - 4/13/2014 10:56:19 AM
Erixon is starting to fly out of Denver International Airport, a six-hour drive from her home ... One month ago, 11 students from all over the country landed in Denver. They were one flight away from a semester-long outdoor course through the National ...
US Safety Admin Inspects Abuja, Lagos Airports
Leadership - 4/16/2014 1:12:56 AM
While in Abuja, the TSA official will inspect the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and also meet with her home country embassy officials. before returning to Lagos on Wednesday enroute Dakar, her base.
AirAsia says yes to move to near troubled Kuala Lumpur International Airport
The Economic Times - 4/15/2014 10:11:00 AM
The facility near Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA ... The facility is being built by the country's airport operator, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB). MAHB has said carriers will have to move in by May 9, when it plans to close an existing ...