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
London's airport expansion plan threatens neighboring villages to meet demands of travelers
FOX News - 5/25/2015 7:25:39 AM
In a globalized world, airports offer the opportunity for investment bankers ... And the ability to move — and connect — faster makes a country and its economy more competitive. Opting not to expand is a tacit acknowledgement that the government ...
Ahmedabad airport to go on solar power mode
Times of India - 5/25/2015 9:13:01 AM
"AAI has decided to implement energy saving initiatives at few airports in the country including Ahmedabad ... save electricity by shutting down lesser needed air conditioners at international terminal during the day when there is least flight movement.
Quartz Daily Brief—Asia Edition—Poland’s next president, Nigeria shuts down, Greek debt, airport horticulture
Quartz - 5/25/2015 10:03:08 AM
The mostly Catholic country overwhelmingly voted to support marriage for ... The Chinese government knows exactly what it is doing. The world’s best airport has a horticulture team. Singapore’s Changi airport has 500 plants as well as a butterfly ...
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 ...
Turkish Airlines inaugurates Barcelona flights to be operated from/to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport
E TN Global Travel Industry News - 5/25/2015 9:13:01 AM
While ranking among the world's major airline companies with its impressive growth figures and already having the world's 4th largest flight network by flying to 271 destinations in 109 countries ... Gökçen International Airport, which offers a great ...
Heathrow Airport's expansion threatens the existence of villages like Harmondsworth
Economic Times - 5/25/2015 8:37:14 AM
In a globalized world, airports offer the opportunity for investment bankers ... And the ability to move _ and connect _ faster makes a country and its economy more competitive. Opting not to expand is a tacit acknowledgement that the government is ...
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 ...
MSP Airport Expansion Delayed With Sun Country’s Future Up In The Air
CBS Minnesota - 5/18/2015 8:27:02 PM
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Plans to expand Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport are on hold over Sun Country Airlines uncertain future. The airport commission voted today for a one-month delay on a plan to expand Terminal 2, giving airport officials time ...
Trapped in Dubai airport: the father and son who had nowhere to go
theguardian.com - 5/15/2015 5:57:17 AM
But no one offered them access. “We are humans,” Sahlee said, when asked to deliver a message to the world. “It’s not right for us to be treated this way by Arab countries and Arab airports. I can’t imagine any European sleeping two weeks behind ...
Man tasered, arrested at Los Angeles International Airport
Win 98.5 - 5/20/2015 3:52:39 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man who was not cooperating with Transportation Security Administration officers in a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was tasered and arrested on Wednesday, an airport spokeswoman said. The man was taken to a local ...
A new world order, thanks to Lee Kuan Yew
AsiaOne - 5/25/2015 9:05:52 AM
Within the Asian Union, only a dozen super-diplomats from 11 countries have SP power ... state 20 hours daily and fast-tram it to the airport. Their destination is Shanghai, Asia headquarters of the World Diplomacy Organisation (WDO).
More Airport Security Badges Missing as Pols Demand Answers
NBC News - 5/25/2015 1:09:15 PM
Washington lawmakers are demanding an accounting of how many airport security badges have been lost or stolen around the country as an NBC News investigation ... went missing at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport over approximately two ...
Why hasn’t the U.S. closed its airports to travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries?
Washington Post - 10/2/2014 6:38:03 PM
CDC officials were dispatched to Newark Liberty International airport after a passenger on an incoming flight from Brussels began vomiting, NBC New York reported. Several African nations have restricted or banned air travel from Ebola-stricken countries ...
Miami International Airport’s APC kiosks extended to include 38 visa waiver countries
Future Travel Experience - 6/20/2014 4:23:41 PM
Travellers from the 38 countries participating in the US Department of State’s Visa Waiver Program (VWP) can now use the automated passport control (APC) kiosks at Miami International Airport (MIA). The kiosks, which automate the arrivals immigration ...
Survey: Philadelphia International Airport One Of The Happiest In The Country
CBS Philly - 2/1/2015 3:56:04 AM
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In this bitter cold, can you think of the happiest place to be? According to a survey by a travel dating service for singles, Philadelphia International Airport, with exercise bikes, rocking chairs and more, might be just the place.