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
Laptop ban 'mystery': Why did the U.S. and U.K. choose different countries
CNN Money - 3/25/2017 9:34:28 AM
Four countries included in the U.S. list -- the United Arab ... a terrorist could just as easily inflict damage when flying to the US or the UK from any airport anywhere in the world -- including Europe or even within the US or UK -- not just those in ...
The World's Top 25 Airports of 2017
MSN - 3/20/2017 5:04:13 PM
Beijing Airport boasts the world’s second largest terminal building (Terminal 3) after Dubai Airport. Opened in 1958, it is also the hub for Air China, the country’s flag carrier. Originally served as a military airport when it opened in 1938 ...
Countries With the Fastest Internet Connections
worldatlas.com - 3/24/2017 4:09:22 PM
Wireless internet access points are also available in public areas such as restaurants, airports ... the internet users in developed countries began using the broadband internet. Almost all countries around the world had access to the faster broadband ...
These are the 15 best airports in the world
Business Insider - 3/15/2017 4:12:53 PM
"Winning the Skytrax World's Best Airport Award for the fifth consecutive ... The Skytrax annual rankings are based on the impressions of nearly 14 million flyers from 105 countries. More than 550 airports were included in the survey, which covers 39 ...
Britain and U.S. ban most electronic devices in cabins on flights from several Muslim-majority countries
Washington Post - 3/21/2017 2:18:23 PM
The countries included in the British ban are Turkey ... concerned about explosive devices built with non-metallic materials, because most of the world’s airports lack the screening measures to detect such bombs. New limitations on carry-on items ...
The US is imposing a "laptop ban" on flights from 10 airports in majority-Muslim countries
Vox - 3/21/2017 5:24:30 PM
The affected airports are all in majority-Muslim countries (many in the Middle East ... measures deployed by the Trump administration against Muslims around the world,” said Naureen Shah of Amnesty International USA in a statement.
UAE says surprised by U.S. laptop ban but will cooperate
Reuters - 3/24/2017 8:59:52 AM
ABU DHABI The United Arab Emirates, one of the world's top aviation hubs ... prohibiting electronic devices larger than smart phones in cabins on flights from 10 airports in countries including the UAE, Qatar and Turkey. That will hit Gulf carriers ...
Airport prepares for large modernization project
The Business Journal - 3/24/2017 2:36:18 PM
Memphis Business Journal's parent company, American City Business Journals (ACBJ), was inspired to rank the nation's airports after then-candidate Donald Trump compared them to a something out of a third-world country last September. In an attempt to see ...
JFK, LGA, EWR: Which NYC airport do I pick?
CNN - 3/28/2017 1:55:46 PM
Worst thing about airport: Former veep Joe Biden once likened it to a "third-world country." Best thing about airport: Joe Biden probably didn't know there were also coyotes spotted around the airport! Distance to Times Square: The 11-mile trip will take ...
Cristiano Ronaldo Honored By Portugal Airport With Funny Bust, Internet Has Field Day With It [PHOTOS]
Sports World News - 3/30/2017 4:27:54 AM
“Thank you for being here in my honor,” Ronaldo said. “Seeing my name being given to this airport is something very special, everyone knows that I am proud of my country and especially my home city.” As noted by the report, the decision to rename ...
Kenya: Geoffrey Kamworor, Irene Cheptai Eye World Championships
AllAfrica - 3/28/2017 9:38:04 AM
Double world cross country champion Geoffrey Kamworor sips the traditional ceremonial mursik milk after arriving at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on March 27, 2017. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO |NATION MEDIA GROUP The duo were part of the triumphant ...
Nigerian Pilot, Ademilola Odujinrin, Makes History as First African to Fly Around the World Solo
howafrica.com - 3/30/2017 2:57:49 PM
A Nigerian pilot who works for Air Djibouti has become the first African pilot in history to fly solo around the world ... Airport. The pilot has completed the entire circumnavigation in a Cirrus SR22, stopping in more than 15 countries on five continents ...
Moody staff, incomprehensible signs and a hub that's like a 'Third World country': Are these the most hated airports in the world?
Daily Mail - 4/22/2015 7:36:09 AM
The airport was once likened to a 'third world country' by U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden. The 2014 Guide to Sleeping at Airports named the Pakistan airport as the very worst after tourists were asked to rate their airport experiences based on comfort ...
Coolgreens airport store to open this year
Oklahoma News - 3/30/2017 10:18:39 AM
Coolgreens' Will Rogers World Airport operation is getting closer to taking off ... Two other restaurants representing unique dining options in this region of the country also are working on their plans to open at the airport, too. Tucker's Onion Burgers ...
Malaysia says Kim Jong Nam’s body still in the country
USA Today - 3/28/2017 3:54:29 AM
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The body of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is still in Malaysia, the country’s health minister said ... the banned VX nerve agent at Kuala Lumpur’s airport. North Korea — widely suspected of being behind ...