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
World class airports to rise in Cebu and Palawan
Gulf News - 7/6/2015 10:17:44 AM
Manila: Two world-class airports that will mainly cater to tourists will soon ... When completed by 2018, the terminal facility will be the in country’s second-biggest gateway after the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. Abaya said the MCIA ...
Saudi Arabia opens new airport in Medina ahead of Hajj
Times of India - 7/6/2015 7:40:16 AM
Saudi King Salman officially opened the majestic Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz International airport which is the country's first airport constructed and operated entirely by the private sector. Phase one of the airport, spanning a total area of four ...
Silence, please. This is an airport
CNN - 7/7/2015 2:52:45 AM
In June, Helsinki Airport in Finland -- a country where the tourism slogan is ... However, according to the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands, of the world population of 7.2 billion people, only 1 billion speak English, and only 400 million are ...
Saudi Arabia opens new airport in Medina
Greater Kashmir - 7/6/2015 11:22:10 AM
Saudi King Salman officially opened the majestic Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz International Airport which is the country's first airport constructed and operated entirely by the private sector. Phase one of the airport, spanning a total area of four ...
Airport official praises Naia’s new face
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 7/6/2015 10:06:25 PM
The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has commended 36 employees, describing them as the new faces of the country’s gateway ... report naming Naia one of the world’s high-risk airports. However, he pointed out that all issues raised ...
Man spends 50 years visiting every country in the world
Punch - 7/4/2015 10:55:54 AM
“Aged six, I started to collect postage stamps, and where the other kids specialised in certain countries, I wanted a stamp from every country in the world,” he told Daily ... glaciers, airport floors, and in hostels, tents, trailers, trees, teepees ...
Returning to South America, pope says countries owe debt to their poor
Today’s Catholic News - 7/6/2015 8:04:43 PM
“Ecuador loves life,” Correa told the pope at the airport ... his country is culturally diverse, with a mixed-race majority, as well as 14 indigenous peoples, including two nomadic groups that continue to shun contact with the outside world.
The Prime Minister must get his act together on airport expansion
New Statesman - 7/3/2015 11:57:21 PM
The Commission was asked to identify and recommend options to maintain the UK’s position as Europe’s most important aviation hub - where airlines direct more of their flights, linking up to other airports around the world. Its conclusions are ...
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 4:04:23 PM
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 ...
'Slum pope' visits poorest Latin countries
Philadelphia Daily News - 7/6/2015 12:09:17 AM
Children in traditional dress greeted Francis at Mariscal Sucre airport, outside Ecuador's capital ... struck by the nobility of your people and the singular beauty of your country." It's a message that is particularly relevant for Ecuador, a Pacific ...
Watertown airport business center to be named after female WWII pilot
Watertown Daily Times - 7/6/2015 4:26:59 AM
WATERTOWN — North country aviator Mary C. Cox was one of about 2,000 women who served as pilots during World War II. After the war ... outside Dexter — today’s Watertown International Airport. Mrs. Cox died in 2009 at the age of 85, but her legacy ...
Pope Francis arrives in South America for three-country visit
CP24 - 7/5/2015 4:13:51 AM
A small group of Colombians was already setting up tents at the former site of Quito's airport ... United States and Cuba, countries he will visit in September. "Francis' visit will be a huge boost to the priests of the Third World and theology of ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 11:16:08 AM
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." In January, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called LaGuardia and ...
Nigeria: Security Red Tape and Corruption At Airports
AllAfrica - 7/3/2015 12:44:28 PM
Security operatives at the international airports in Nigeria indulge in unwholesome practices ... Nigeria is one of the very few countries in the world where physical search of passengers' luggage is still conducted. Although the security operatives ...
Thai Authorities Seize Illegal Ivory at Airport
The New Indian Express - 7/6/2015 7:25:57 AM
Customs officials said Monday they intercepted wooden crates marked "marble pieces" that contained four suitcases with the ivory hidden inside at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport on Friday ... and transited through several countries before Thai authorities ...