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
First look at North Korea's new 'showcase' airport terminal in Pyongyang
Firstpost - 7/2/2015 10:08:10 AM
Seoul: North Korea has opened its new airport terminal in the capital, hailing it as a showcase of leader Kim Jong-Un's "unremitting efforts" to put the country's air transport on a world level. Terminal 2 of Pyongyang International Airport, which is ...
North Korea: Airport terminal is 'new face' of country
United Press International - 7/2/2015 6:00:37 PM
South Korean television network SBS reported it is likely the images may have been removed to avoid alienating curious tourists to the country, who are becoming a major source of foreign currency for North Korea. New conveniences at the airport include ...
Saudi Arabia opens first privatized airport for pilgrims
Times of India - 7/2/2015 3:44:36 PM
Aeroports de Paris is among seven candidates invited to bid for a concession at the country's busiest airport in Jeddah ... Saudi Arabia is the Arab world's largest economy and is spending billions of dollars on building and upgrading its air terminals.
North Korea opens new showcase airport terminal
Economic Times - 7/2/2015 3:05:50 AM
SEOUL: North Korea has opened its new airport terminal in the capital, hailing it as a showcase of leader Kim Jong-Un's "unremitting efforts" to put the country's air transport on a world level. Terminal 2 of Pyongyang International Airport, which is ...
North Korea showcases sleek new airport terminal
Zee News - 7/2/2015 8:49:26 AM
Terminal 2 of Pyongyang International Airport, which is reserved for international ... s "ardent patriotic will and unremitting efforts" for putting the country`s aviation sector on "a world level", according to KCNA.Kim took power in 2011 after the ...
Say ‘Konnichi Wa’ to Robots in Tokyo Airport as Population Ages
Bloomberg - 7/2/2015 8:35:07 AM
Authorities say that’s just the beginning, and if the robots are good at the work then more airports around the country will hire them ... The pact announced Thursday aims to make Haneda “a world pioneer in robot technology in airports, creating ...
At World Police and Fire Games, some top competitors have four legs
Washington Post - 7/2/2015 10:43:58 AM
When the World ... Airport policeman, who teamed up with his Belgian Malinois, Storm. Though he speaks French, Vergult delivered his commands in German, frequently yelling “Fuss!” for Storm to heel. “It’s unique to see every different country ...
AdMobilize unveils its newest real-world analytics so advertisers can ‘pay-per-face’
VentureBeat - 7/2/2015 5:57:38 AM
Those terms have been trademarked by Miami-based AdMobilize, which expands its presence today in the emerging market of “Google Analytics for the real world ... the first version at 30 companies in nine countries. It is also announcing today it ...
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 ...
Britain to decide on new Heathrow runway by end of year
Reuters - 7/2/2015 2:15:43 AM
The Heathrow runway plan beat two other shortlisted options, another at Heathrow and one at the country's second ... is losing ground to rival airports. The fast-growing Dubai hub overtook Heathrow last year as the world's busiest airport for international ...
Saudi King to inaugurate Madinah airport
Al Arabiya News - 7/2/2015 11:41:14 AM
The project was funded by the National Commercial Bank, Saudi British Bank and Arab National Bank under the supervision of the International Finance Authority, a member of the World Bank ... of the first airport in the country constructed and operated ...
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport commemorates its 90th anniversary
The Morning Journal - 7/2/2015 12:24:11 PM
The airport was the country’s first municipally-owned airfield and had the world’s first radio-equipped air traffic control tower. A $20 million improvement project to modernize the exterior facade and renovate the ticket lobby is expected to be ...
Remains of World War II Marine returned to Massachusetts 71 years later
WCVB | WCVB Boston - 7/2/2015 12:35:30 AM
A Marine killed in World War II is being buried in his Massachusetts hometown ... Richard Vincent's remains arrived Wednesday at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut. He had been reported killed in action, but his remains weren't identified ...
Protecting our airports from insurgents
NATIONAL MIRROR - 7/2/2015 11:08:25 PM
It has succeeded in turning some parts of the country into a no go area ... The extraordinary good safety record against Boko Haram in the nation’s airports has helped to make air travel a phenomenally successful mode of transport to date.
Remains of World War II Marine returned home to Massachusetts for burial 71 years after death
FOX News - 7/2/2015 4:24:34 AM
A Marine killed in World War II is being buried in his Massachusetts hometown ... Richard Vincent's remains arrived Wednesday at a Connecticut airport. Vincent had been reported killed in action, but his remains weren't identified until last October.