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
Somalia attack: Twin car bombs explode by Mogadishu airport
BBC - 7/26/2016 8:16:24 AM
The large airport area in Mogadishu is a secure "green zone" for UN operations, the AU peacekeeping force and foreign embassies. The Somali government, with the help of AU forces, is fighting al-Shabab militants in several parts of the country.
U.S. pushes to extend border security to foreign airports
The Seattle Times - 7/24/2016 9:11:52 PM
The effort would be designed to extend the United States’ border security to foreign airports as part of new initiatives to reduce the risk of potential terrorists entering the country. Under a smaller program in place, called Preclearance and run by U.S ...
Wittman Regional Airport Is World's Busiest
WHBL - 7/26/2016 4:05:52 AM
At last year's EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh was ranked number one for most flights coming in and out of any an airport in the world; that's more than airports ... 2,000 of them are traveling in from foreign countries. From Argentina to Zimbabwe, people from ...
Aerotropolis Atlanta leading the way to world-class airport community
The Business Journal - 7/26/2016 7:07:48 PM
We believe the aerotropolis concept will work because we see coordinated development helping airports around the world become economic drivers ... Conference in 2015 with 600 attendees from 16 countries. It participated in two trade missions, developed ...
Mogadishu Peacekeeping Bases Rocked by Suicide Bombs: Somali Police
NBC News - 7/26/2016 10:53:53 AM
Al-Shabaab opposes the presence of foreign troops in Somalia and has launched attacks in countries that have contributed to the AU force. Writer and photographer Sakariye Cismaan, who lives in a residential zone close to the airport, said his house was ...
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 ...
13 people killed in Somali suicide bombing claimed by al Shabaab
Hindustan Times - 7/26/2016 9:02:20 PM
The glass of the airport building fell on us,” said Ali Nur, who had just got off a plane from Nairobi. Al Shabaab regularly attacks AMISOM, which is made up of about 22,000 military personnel from Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and other African countries ...
Alarmed Germans wonder about the security risks posed by asylum seekers
Washington Post - 7/25/2016 5:28:46 PM
How, Germans wonder, did a country with relatively weak intelligence services allow ... On Monday, Germany beefed up security at airports and train stations. Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière said authorities are now conducting 59 investigations ...
World Youth Day in the ‘Capital of Mercy’
NCRegister - 7/26/2016 8:30:43 AM
In addition, according to the official Twitter account for World Youth Day in English, in attendance there will be 844 bishops and 47 cardinals from 107 countries ... a farewell ceremony at Balice-Kraków Airport, the Pope will leave for Rome at ...
Fischer pledges support to state's community airports
Fremont Tribune - 7/26/2016 11:01:02 AM
Nebraska airports connect our families, businesses, and communities to our country and the world. Year round, in all kinds of weather, these facilities serve the traveling public and advance commerce by moving people, products, and freight into and out of ...
The Latest: Syria opposition group shamed by Germany attacks
US News and World Report - 7/25/2016 10:12:07 AM
Aamaq said Monday that the man carried out the attack in response to calls by the group to target countries of the U.S.-led coalition ... says he has ordered increased security presence at airports, train stations and elsewhere in the wake of a series ...
JAMAICA: Airport hiccup for Asafa Powell in Rio
Entorno Inteligente - 7/26/2016 5:49:04 PM
Powell, was barred from entering the country by ... The former world record holder over 100m told the Brazilian immigration personnel that Jamaica's team manager for athletics, Ludlow Watts, who was waiting outside the airport, had his accreditation.
Medical Tourism Industry Valued at $439B; Poised for 25% Year-Over-Year Growth by 2025
prnewswire.com - 7/25/2016 6:58:51 AM
For years the medical travel industry seemed undervalued, yet VISA's report accounts for growth factors - like some 340 new international airports over the next ... survey of 31,000 18-34 year olds from 134 countries by popular booking site TopDeck Travel ...
Passenger caught at Dublin Airport with €90k of cocaine
Sunday World - 7/25/2016 11:05:13 PM
A Lithuanian man caught bringing over €90,000 of cocaine into Dublin airport in a whiskey container “in return ... but suspended the final 18 months on condition he leave the country within seven days of his release from prison. Garda Aoife McEvoy ...
Wisconsin Pilot Flies Around the World in Experimental Aircraft
AviationPros - 7/26/2016 2:35:47 PM
In Oshkosh they will stay for part of the EAA AirVenture 2016, a weeklong event that draws 10,000 aircraft and people from more than 60 countries to Wittman Regional Airport to celebrate the past, present and future of aviation. The around-the-world trip ...