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
World’s 10 worst airports
FOX News - 10/21/2014 3:38:02 PM
Vice President Joe Biden reportedly called LGA a “third world country.” In it annual survey, Sleeping in Airports also ranked the worst airports in North America. Every airport in the New York City metro area—Newark, JFK and LaGuardia--get bad marks.
Ebola crisis: passengers from stricken countries to use five US airports
The Age - 10/22/2014 5:14:05 AM
... Airport or Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Johnson said. Those airports already receive about 94 percent of travellers coming to the US from the three West African countries. There are currently no direct flights from those countries ...
Biden, who compared LaGuardia to 'Third World country,' touts improvement plans at NY airports
Fox Business - 10/20/2014 8:32:43 PM
Vice President Joe Biden, left, joined by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, speaks in a hangar of the Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, in New York, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, to discuss the need to improve New York's airports. Biden joined Cuomo as the ...
U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports
Reuters - 10/22/2014 7:37:15 AM
Kennedy, New Jersey's Newark, Washington Dulles, Atlanta, and Chicago's O'Hare international airports, officials said ... percent of travelers flying to the United States from the three countries, noting that there are no direct, nonstop commercial ...
Travelers from Ebola-hit countries now limited to 5 U.S. airports, DHS says
CBS News - 10/21/2014 12:24:46 PM
The new requirement means that people traveling from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea who were not originally passing through one of those five airports will ... people from those countries. "We don't want to isolate parts of the world, or people who ...
New York's Maligned Airports Are Finally Getting A Huge Makeover
businessinsider.com.au - 10/22/2014 12:37:53 PM
It would also set up tax-free zones at both Republic and Stewart. At LaGuardia, which Biden once described as fit for a “third world country,” a redesign could include a new airport layout, and a high-speed ferry and rail service. In an industry survey ...
U.S. to Require Passengers From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Fly Into 5 Airports
Wall Street Journal - 10/21/2014 2:40:46 PM
WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday it would begin requiring all passengers from three West African countries affected ... The five airports are John F. Kennedy International in New York, O’Hare International in Chicago ...
Measures limited to 3 countries
The Daily Star - 10/22/2014 12:34:54 AM
The authorities yesterday decided to screen passengers coming only from the three Ebola-affected African countries at all international airports. The decision came at the national technical committee meeting on Ebola a day after Nigeria was declared free ...
ATL among 5 airports to receive passengers from Ebola countries
Fox 6 WBRC - 10/21/2014 4:13:50 PM
One of the airports being Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. DHS says this move is to help prevent the spread of the deadly virus in the United States. Passengers flying from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea will undergo additional health ...
West Africa travelers allowed through just 5 U.S. airports, some say that’s not cautious enough
New York Daily News - 10/21/2014 11:01:51 PM
“The advanced screening process currently in place at five major international airports provides an added layer of protection against Ebola entering our country,” the New York Democrat said. Rep. Pete King (R-Long Island) said the directive was not ...
A New Look at LaGuardia Airport
New York Observer - 10/21/2014 7:41:25 PM
As usual when Mr. Biden ventures from prepared scripts people were offended. Mr. Biden had to apologize to the airport managers in third-world countries. Just kidding about that last bit. Actually, Mr. Biden’s remarks created a stir simply because he ...
Airport screening can curb spread of Ebola
Health24 - 10/21/2014 11:13:11 AM
Departure and arrival screenings The three countries are those hit hardest by the current Ebola outbreak. Screening is currently in place at international airports in cities there, and the study results highlight the need to maintain it, according to a ...
Biden touts plans to fix 'Third World' NYC airport
Seattle Times - 10/20/2014 11:53:08 PM
Vice President Joe Biden, who infamously dubbed New York City's outdated LaGuardia Airport "a third-world country," joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference Monday to tout plans to improve the region's airports. Biden, the White House's loudest voice ...