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, 2014See also: Airports map
LaGuardia: No more 'third world' airport? Cuomo, Biden say it'll be rebuilt
Los Angeles Times - 7/29/2015 1:36:33 AM
Andrew Cuomo is kept. Cuomo, joined by Vice President Joe Biden, who famously compared LaGuardia to an airport in a "third world country," said ground would be broken next year on a new airport. "Believe it or not," he said, reflecting the skepticism that ...
'Third World' New York Airport to be Rebuilt
NDTV - 7/27/2015 11:50:21 PM
New York: New York's LaGuardia Airport, famously likened to a "third world country" by Vice President Joe Biden, is to be rebuilt from the ground up, officials announced on Monday. "We want a globally renowned airport for the next century that is worthy of ...
Third world airport to be rebuilt
TTR Wekly - 7/29/2015 5:39:55 AM
NEW YORK, 29 July 2015: New York’s LaGuardia Airport, famously likened to a “third world country” by Vice President Joe Biden, is to be rebuilt from the ground up, officials announced Monday. “We want a globally renowned airport for the next ...
Can LaGuardia Airport overhaul take it from worst to first?
USA Today - 7/28/2015 2:09:21 PM
(Photo: New York Governor's Office via EPA) Today, LaGuardia Airport is an unwieldy web of terminals so shabby that the vice president of the United States once likened the hub to what you'd find in a Third World country. But by 2021, a single unified ...
New York LaGuardia Airport to get $4 billion overhaul
Air Transport World - 7/29/2015 8:56:11 PM
New York governor Andrew Cuomo, accompanied by VP Joseph Biden, has revealed designs for the complete overhaul of New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Infamously derided by Biden as a “third world country” airport, the new LaGuardia will feature a single ...
9 reasons travelers hate LaGuardia Airport
CNN Money - 7/28/2015 7:31:28 PM
Vice President Biden famously said LaGuardia Airport reminds him of being in a "third-world country." Flyers couldn't agree more. Here's a look at one of the most disliked airports in America: 1. Losing sleep Want to catch a few winks between flights?
LaGuardia Airport to be rebuilt, size doubled; will include rail and ferry access
Eyewitness News - 7/28/2015 1:52:03 AM
A year after comparing New York's LaGuardia Airport to "some Third World Country," Vice President Joe Biden helped unveil an ambitious plan Monday to rebuild its collection of aging terminals into a modern, unified hub while easing congestion by doubling ...
Dubai airport traffic rises 16.7% y/y in June
Emirates247 - 7/29/2015 2:51:07 PM
Dubai International Airport recorded a 16.7 per cent year-on-year jump in passenger traffic in June, reflecting runway maintenance during the summer of 2014, the operator of the world's busiest ... subcontinent and Gulf countries, as well as Western ...
Readers React to News of La Guardia Airport’s Planned Overhaul
New York Times - 7/29/2015 4:52:48 PM
The overhaul, which would essentially destroy the airport’s Central Terminal Building to start over, comes a year after the vice president compared La Guardia to a building one might find “in a third world country.” Many readers lamented that the ...
New York’s ‘third world’ LaGuardia Airport to be torn down as part of $4 billion renovation project
Latinos Post - 7/29/2015 11:59:19 AM
The goal is to transform LaGuardia from a despised airport - which is annually ranked amongst the worst in the country - into a state-of-the-art ... Last February, Biden likened LaGuardia to a "third world" airport during a speech stressing a need for ...
Five reasons why New York's LaGuardia Airport is the worst — and some fixes
azcentral.com - 7/28/2015 10:01:48 PM
Vice President Biden rekindled interest for rebuilding the airport in February 2014 by comparing the conditions to a Third World country. "If I took you and blindfolded you and took you to LaGuardia Airport in New York, you'd think, 'I must be in some ...
LaGuardia Airport to be rebuilt
The Peninsula - 7/29/2015 7:05:49 AM
The airport, famously likened to a “third world country” by Vice President Joe Biden, is to be rebuilt from the ground up, officials said. The new airport will move 600 feet closer to the Grand Central Parkway, creating more space for flight operations ...
The Good, The Bad And The LaGuardia: Modern Airport Design
On Point - 7/29/2015 3:59:43 AM
Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday. Under the proposal, the Queens airport — compared last year by Vice President Joe Biden to a ‘Third World country’ — will feature a unified terminal by rebuilding one of the three existing terminals and linking it to ...
Rome's Fiumicino airport fully operational after forest fire affects flights
Economic Times - 7/29/2015 7:23:08 PM
A fire in a terminal on May 7 affected services for more than two months before the airport fully opened on July 17. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi commented that if the fire was set intentionally, it would be a "very grave" attack on the country's "tourism ...
World Bank withdraws cash for national airline
Modern Ghana - 7/29/2015 8:31:43 AM
The World Bank has withdrawn its financial support for ... Ghana Airways was founded in 1958, and for decades was the national airline with Kotoka International Airport (KIA) as its hub. However, the airline, ridden with debt, ceased operations in 2004.