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
Revealed: The bizarre items found in lost property departments at airports around the UK (including a microwave, carpet and even HOLY WATER)
Daily Mail - 8/28/2016 2:25:17 PM
The lost property department at London Heathrow, one of the busiest airports in the world, handled more than 26,000 items ... were found at airports around the country. At London City Airport for example, 24 per cent of all the items were designer goods.
Qatar introduces airport tax on passengers
The National - 8/29/2016 5:34:23 AM
Qatar’s government will levy a new airport tax on passengers from Tuesday as the country seeks new revenue streams amid ... Airport fees, while common elsewhere in the world, have until recently been avoided by Arabian Gulf states as they seek to gain ...
Discrimination against Muslims at airports hurts fight against terrorism
The Record - 8/25/2016 11:54:21 PM
Recently, newspapers across the world — including ... would emerge in other countries — including in the United States, where Muslims are also fairly well-integrated, but still experience negative interactions with airport authorities.
Chinese Company puts Griffiss International Airport in the international spotlight
WKTV - 8/29/2016 4:08:29 AM
So why bring the biggest competition the world's largest drone company has ever held here to Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York? You may recall Griffiss is one of only six airports in the country designated by the FAA as an unmanned aircraft ...
World population set to reach nearly 10 bn by 2050
Greater Kashmir - 8/28/2016 12:30:45 PM
This year's edition provides the latest data on 19 key population, health, and environment indicators for the world, major regions, and more than 200 countries. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he was detained at a US airport. Indo-Pakistan Peace ...
Home Ministry Orders Security Audit Of All Airports In The Country
newsworldindia.in - 8/16/2016 7:30:01 AM
Home Ministry on Tuesday, ordered security audit of all airports in the country. According to reports, the alarm has been sounded following the recent terror attacks at airports like Brussels and Istanbul. The Home Ministry also said that it wants specific ...
Qatar to levy $10 airport tax on passengers
Kuwait Times - 8/28/2016 6:42:59 PM
DOHA: Qatar’s government will levy a new airport tax on passengers from Tuesday as the country seeks new revenue streams amid ... Airport fees, while common elsewhere in the world, have until recently been avoided by Gulf states as they seek to gain ...
China’s First Single Engine Flight Lands at Manassas Regional Airport
Inside Nova - 8/28/2016 4:55:37 PM
He will make 49 stops as he circumnavigates the globe passing more than 20 countries. He was greeted by ... This is the second single-engine around-the-world flight to land at Manassas Regional Airport this year. In June, Adrian Eichhorn finished his ...
Which airports have the happiest passengers?
CNN - 3/3/2016 4:01:51 PM
(CNN ... Best Airports by Size: Over 40 Million Passengers per Year. Crowd-pleasing innovations It's yet another award these two can add to the shelf, having secured first and second place in travel website Sleeping in Airports' survey of the world's ...
Kurdish militants fire rocket at civilian airport in Turkey
Charlotte Observer - 8/28/2016 2:15:09 AM
Turkey's state-run news agency says Kurdish militants have launched a rocket-propelled grenade at a civilian airport in the southeast of the country, causing minor damage and no injuries. Turkey's state-run news agency says Kurdish militants have launched ...
Lachlan Smart: World Record Brings Fame To Teenager
spreadit.org - 8/28/2016 7:51:35 AM
Lachlan Smart‘s world record at 18 is being celebrated in Australia. Saturday, when Mr. Smart landed his single-engine aircraft, a Cirrus SR22, at Sunshine Coast Airport at Marcoola ... stopped in 24 locations in 15 countries including Fiji, American ...
China's Aviation Watchdog Slams Hangzhou Airport Ahead of G20 World Leaders Summit
chinaaviationdaily.com - 8/29/2016 1:59:38 AM
China's airports are still consistently ranked among the worst in the world in terms of flight punctuality ... It is an open secret that the PLA Air Force controls most of the country's airspace. The lack of progress in flight punctuality over the past ...
World Bank Sanctions Rs 980 Crore for Brahmaputra Dredging
northeasttoday.in - 8/28/2016 6:32:50 AM
The World Bank has sanctioned Rs 980 crore to dredge ... “The Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here is an international airport just in name with no flights to any country. During last month’s meeting on Regional Connectivity Policy in Delhi ...
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 ...
What Are the Worst Airports in the World?
priceonomics.com - 8/27/2015 11:56:32 PM
In order to analyze this, we examined nearly 17,000 reviews of more than 700 airports on the airport ratings website Skytrax. These reviews -- which come from citizens of over 100 different countries ... comes out as the world’s worst major airport.