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
TSA Replaces Head of Security as Airport Lines Keep Getting Longer
NBC News - 5/23/2016 7:30:37 AM
LaJoye, currently a deputy assistant TSA administrator, was previously a top security official at two of the world's busiest airports ... bolstered by screening experts from airports across the country. In addition, Neffenger said the TSA has established ...
Lawmakers address security delays at Newark Liberty airport
The Morning Call - 5/24/2016 1:45:50 AM
"No person traveling in this country should be subjected to the wait times and the things they've been going through in order to travel," Payne said, adding that even though he lives a few miles from the airport he has considered flying out of a different ...
Experts: Perfect security is elusive at all airports
Gulf News - 5/24/2016 5:06:16 AM
But the chilling reality is that security is ultimately fallible. “ It’s possible to get any kind of dangerous object through every airport in the world due to the contradiction between time and security.” - Alain Bauer, criminologist Tweet this ...
Exhibit at McAllen airport features artwork by Vannie Cook Clinic patients
McAllen Monitor - 5/22/2016 2:59:47 AM
Making A Mark is open to children from treatment centers all over the world. We have been proud to display ... traveling to venues throughout the city, state and country. McAllen Miller International Airport is proud to host a portion of this exhibit ...
State Employees: Stone Your Feudal Governors And Say No To $3.2 Billion World Bank Money By Bayo Oluwasanmi
Sahara Reporters - 5/23/2016 1:50:00 PM
What back up do they have in a country without social safety nets like unemployment ... For example, some governors in their warped judgment and misplaced priority believe building airports are more important than paying workers' salaries.
Airport security: Can attacks be prevented?
KSBW-TV 8 Salinas - 5/21/2016 6:21:24 AM
As travelers around the world absorb the implications of this week's crash ... Implementation of those standards varies, even within European countries, from airport to airport, says Price, declining to name specific airports. Can you even see tighter ...
Head of Atlanta Airport ousted
Travel Mole - 5/23/2016 2:11:29 PM
"It's a loss to the city to lose someone of his professionalism and caliber and renown around the world in the aviation industry ... "If that's the case, every airport general manager across the country needs to be fired," Moore said.
France to test air passenger data sharing to detect jihadists at airport
Economic Times - 5/21/2016 10:46:15 AM
... Nice before the tests are extended to all French airports, the official told AFP. He said the system should be "fully operational" by the end of the year, although EU countries were given two years to turn it into national law. The idea is to ...
Manhour Loss at Nation’s Airports is Avoidable
This Day Live - 5/21/2016 4:05:24 AM
For goodness sake, our airport is not even ranked among one of the world’s busiest airports and all these out ... would probably be too busy attending to external affairs out of the country or the Vice-President who has also asked that we be patient ...
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 ...
North Korean diplomat mourned as serious loss for country
Newsbug Information - 5/22/2016 2:38:18 AM
Kang, a top North Korean diplomat who negotiated a short-lived 1994 deal with the United States to freeze its nuclear programs in exchange for international aid, has died of cancer, the country's state media said Saturday, May 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang ...
A topsy-turvy weather world
The National - 5/22/2016 10:02:07 AM
It was quickly picked up by western media, agog at the prospect of another spectacular construction first from the home of offshore palms and the world ... t the first country to consider raising its profile. In 2008 Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport, built ...
TSA head: Expect more airport security delays despite funds
The Brownsville Herald - 5/20/2016 10:07:29 PM
Peter Neffenger briefed officials in Chicago on Friday about efforts to address crushing delays in getting passengers through security checkpoints at major airports around the country. Congress agreed to shift forward the $34 million in TSA funding to let ...
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 ...
CISF offers English training to personnel posted at airports
The Hindu - 5/23/2016 5:28:55 AM
Passengers to benefit “At the airport, our personnel have to deal with and communicate with passengers from across the world. Most passengers prefer ... of training resources to CISF units across the country, the Learning Management System has been ...