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
Still Torn by Factional Fighting, Post-Revolt Libya Is Coming Undone
New York Times - 7/28/2014 2:31:13 AM
Lost in the rubble of the airport was the sense of collective purpose ... a Libya researcher with the nonprofit International Crisis Group. The country seemed to be holding together better than many people had expected. “There was a consensus that ...
Japan Taking Bids to Run Osaka Airports
Wall Street Journal - 7/25/2014 8:47:00 AM
TOKYO—The Japanese government approved Friday a plan to sell the rights to operate two international airports around Osaka for ¥2.2 trillion ($21.6 billion), turning to the private sector to help improve key points of entry into the country. Kansai ...
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 ... third-busiest airport in the world in 2012, it took home ...
Ebola Virus on the Loose: World Cautioned as Infection Moves; Global Airports on High Alert; Kills Liberian Doctor, Infects American Worker
International Business Times - 7/28/2014 4:35:53 PM
At the same time, it had ordered the assembly of testing centres at major entry points to the country, such as the international airport. Still, Dr Lance Plyler, the head of efforts in Liberia to contain the Ebola outbreak, said screening may only help ...
Death in Nigeria shows Ebola can spread by air travel; West Africa airports take precautions
Associated Press - 7/27/2014 12:45:02 AM
International airports in Nigeria are screening passengers arriving from foreign countries for symptoms of Ebola, according to Yakubu Dati, the spokesman for Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria. Health officials are also working with ports and land ...
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/6/2013 11:53:56 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. Kennedy Airport, New York ... it's also beautiful. Terminal 4's architectural highlights include colorful ...
The 10 Best Airports In The World
The Business Insider - 3/30/2011 7:02:22 PM
The airport is only 5 miles away from the city center, making it easily accessible. It is also one of the hubs in the Star Alliance, a network of 27 international airports that flies to 1,610 airports in 181 countries. Why it's awesome: Kuala Lumpur is ...
Airports on worldwide high alert over Ebola flesh-eating virus outbreak
7 News Yahoo - 7/28/2014 5:15:51 AM
Airports around the world are on high alert after a breakout of the flesh ... An Ebola epidemic has killed at least 660 people in four west African countries since the start of the year, according to statistics from the World Health Organization.
U.S. airports are 'awful.' Here's the problem
CNN - 4/3/2014 7:33:26 AM
In February, as reported by the New York Daily News, Vice President Joe Biden said New York's frequently lambasted LaGuardia Airport "feels like it's in some third world country ... list of the world's top 100 airports. The highest ranking any U.S ...
Ebola: FAAN sets up screening centres at airports
World Stage - 7/27/2014 9:23:24 PM
WorldStage Newsonline-- The Federal Government of Nigeria has set up screening centres at major international airports ... screening points have been put in place at airports in in bound passengers from countries classified as high risk countries on ...
World's 10 best airports!
Rediff India Abroad - 8/4/2011 6:16:08 AM
Let us have a look at world's 10 best airports. Hong Kong International Airport ... It is the largest airport in the Nordic countries, and one of the oldest international airports in Europe.
In our opinion: Airport expansion reflects the growing vitality of Utah's national and global links
Deseret News - 7/25/2014 10:12:54 AM
The effect on the airport itself will be transformative. It’s important to note that Salt Lake International is already one of the country’s best airports. It ranks 94th among the world’s top 100 airports, and is one of only 15 American airports on ...
Autoban designs Heydar Aliyev International
dezeen.com - 7/26/2014 3:52:20 AM
Photography is by Kerem Sanliman. The new terminal at Azerbaijan's Heydar Aliyev International Airport will soon open in the country's capital of Baku. The landmark terminal features interior architecture and experiential design by the globally acclaimed ...
The arrival of an Ebola-infected air passenger in Nigeria has airlines and airports scrambling to respond around the world
The Mercury - 7/28/2014 1:48:16 AM
Nigeria is so concerned it has ordered the establishment of “disease isolation centres” at international airports across the country to prevent any further entry of the untreatable disease. But the horse may have already bolted. WHO Regional Director ...
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 ...