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
Stern Israeli airport security measures questioned
The Miami Herald - 3/8/2014 7:28:28 AM
He said he was asked three times by different people about a small hole in his carry-on bag. "Why do you not have more luggage? Why did you choose to stay in Israel for just three days? Why did you not come overland?" he was asked. Also ...
Spanish Airport Operator Aena Eyes IPO This Year
The Wall Street Journal - 3/7/2014 10:57:15 AM
Spain emerged from the recession last year and has been attracting investment. Several real-estate investment trusts have recently listed stock, and bigger companies—including cable firm Ono, valued at around €7 billion—are preparing IPOs in the ...
Women protesting in Egyptian airport leave country
The Tampa Tribune - 3/7/2014 3:36:25 PM
CAIRO (AP) — Airport officials in Egypt say women activists who held a sit-in at Cairo's international airport over not being allowed to travel to the Gaza Strip have left the country. The officials said Friday that the activists were placed ...
KING mswati III OPENS NEW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
observer.org.sz - 3/8/2014 12:40:27 AM
History books were re-written yesterday when His Majesty King Mswati III officially inaugurated the much anticipated multi-billion airport situated at Sikhuphe History books were re-written yesterday when His Majesty King Mswati III officially inaugurated ...
Airport arrests highlight baggage claim risks
Chicago Tribune - 3/8/2014 6:02:34 AM
For a convicted thief like Anthony Hargrove, baggage carousels at Chicago's airports have apparently been an attractive target. Since the 1990s, Hargrove has been arrested at least 12 times on charges of stealing bags in the arrivals areas of ...
Indonesia airport services firm looks abroad for growth
Thomson Reuters - 3/7/2014 3:04:48 AM
Cardig Aero Services Tbk PT aims to load luggage, cook food and clean cabins for airlines around the region after Indonesia's government backed down from letting foreign companies expedite an increase in airport capacity. "Our servicing capacity ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 6:11:19 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 ... to add a third runway to increase its capacity.
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
Biden made the comments as part of an address at Amtrak’s unveiling of its newest engine at an event in Philadelphia. Joseph Sitt, the head of Global Gateway Alliance, which tracks the city’s airports, was not amused. La Guardia Airport ...
Joe Biden on LaGuardia Airport: 'I must be in some third-world country'
The Verge - 2/5/2014 11:57:17 PM
Vice President Joe Biden is very unhappy about America's declining infrastructure. During a speech in Philadelphia today, he threw New York's LaGuardia Airport under the bus to drive that point home. But first, the vice president talked about advancements ...
Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country
in.com - 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 ...
Biden says NY airport like a 'third-world country'
MSN News - 2/5/2014 11:57:17 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Vice President Joe Biden says New York's LaGuardia Airport could use some major improvements — and that's putting it mildly. Biden says if he blindfolded someone and took him to LaGuardia Airport he'd think he was in "some third-world ...
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 ...
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 JFK's Terminal 5, which includes the building formerly called the TWA ...
New York airport like a 'Third World Country': Joe Biden
Zee News Limited - 2/7/2014 7:19:55 AM
Washington: US Vice President Joe Biden has reportedly said that New York's LaGuardia Airport is in need of major improvements, while comparing it with the airport in Hong Kong. Biden said that if he were to blindfold a person and take him to the LaGuardia ...
Guwahati, Ahmedabad airports best in country
India Times - 9/26/2013 7:10:01 PM
GUWAHATI: Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport ... by the ACI while naming the Guwahati and Ahmedabad airports as the best AAI-run airports in the country," said Sudhakar. He added that both the airports were adjudged the best ...