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
‘Third World’ U.S. Airports? That Insults the Third World
The Wall Street Journal - 1/20/2017 11:36:19 PM
For once, Donald Trump was guilty of understatement. “Our airports are like from a Third World country,” he said during a debate year. It’s a common complaint but inaccurate: Comparing America’s airports with the Third World’s is unfair to the ...
Nigeria Not The Only Country To Close International Airport Says Fashola
news2.onlinenigeria.com - 1/17/2017 4:59:00 PM
The Nigerian Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Raji Babatunde Fashola dazzled the Senate on Tuesday, when he said that the proposed closure of Abuja international Airport was the best decision for Nigeria, adding that other countries across the world ...
Countries With The Most Airports In The World
worldatlas.com - 8/15/2016 11:59:03 PM
The US hosts the largest number of airports in the world, followed by Brazil and Mexico. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the U.S. state of Georgia is the United States' busiest airport. Without a doubt, air travel is one of the most ...
No need for the world to fear Trump
Rediff India Abroad - 1/21/2017 1:19:31 PM
capped by his signature slogan, 'And, yes, together, we will make America great again' would have put Americans on top of the world ... and airports and tunnels and railways' and get people off welfare and back to work rebuilding the country 'with American ...
Gambia's defeated leader leaves country, ends standoff
The News & Advance - 1/21/2017 10:02:04 PM
Though tens of thousands of Gambians had fled the country during his rule, Jammeh supporters flocked to the airport to see him walk the red ... did not include promises of amnesty but said the world and regional bodies "commit to work with the government ...
Ukraine’s Uman airport to service pilgrims thanks to $140M investment
Jewish Telegraphic Agency - 1/20/2017 6:32:41 AM
In 2016, approximately 50,000 pilgrims came to Uman, with 90 percent of them passing through Kiev’s main airport. The number of flights from Israel and other countries with a substantial number of pilgrims has been rising steadily as well, according to Life.
Staffing cuts left area of Fort Lauderdale airport shooting unguarded
USA Today - 1/21/2017 8:21:51 PM
(Photo: Dorothy Edwards, Naples Daily News) The cuts took place while airports around the world were under increased attack ... now among the fastest-growing in the country. “The lines (in the terminals) are getting so long it's scary," said Jeff ...
Air India Pilots Violate Safety Protocols At Leh Airport, Put Passenger Lives At Risk
IndiaTimes - 1/21/2017 1:33:50 PM
Leh is among one of the most difficult civilian airports in the country. While it is one of the highest airports in the world at an altitude of 3,256 metres (10,682 feet) above sea level, the flight path, which is between the mountains, adds to its complexity.
Top 10 Countries with the Most Airports – 2017 Update
gazettereview.com - 9/10/2016 1:31:05 AM
So we’ve established the importance of airports, but how many of these places are there in the world? Surely there are a countless amount of them across the globe, but how many exactly? Which countries have the most airports? The richest countries?
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 7:36:09 AM
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 ...
Which airports have the happiest passengers?
CNN - 3/3/2016 2:50:16 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 ...
Des Moines airport's new terminal may depend upon Trump
Des Moines Register - 1/20/2017 5:24:05 PM
He said roads and bridges were crumbling and compared U.S. airports with Third World countries. Among the most eager to see if Trump keeps his infrastructure promise are officials at the Des Moines International Airport. For several years, airport ...
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 ...
Joe Biden on LaGuardia Airport: 'I must be in some third-world country'
The Verge - 2/6/2014 4:07:49 AM
Vice President Joe Biden is very unhappy about America's declining infrastructure. During a speech in Philadelphia today, he threw New York's LaGuardia Airport under the bus to drive that point home. But first, the vice president talked about advancements ...
Investment Strategies Adopted by Nations in GCC Construction Industry
abnewswire.com - 1/21/2017 7:43:04 AM
The infrastructure segment, comprising of road, railways, ports, and airports, is a key focus area of the GCC countries. Besides the residential ... MarketsandMarkets is the world’s No. 2 firm in terms of annually published premium market research ...