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
Nigeria: Aviation Stories - 'Kebbi Airport Built for Export of Farm Produce'
AllAfrica - 12/19/2014 7:11:24 AM
These are tourist attraction that brings people from other parts of the country and the world. The airport makes it easy for people to come to the state and this will help galvanise the economy. The easy movement of persons by virtue of the airport is a ...
Pakistani Taliban attack airport in Karachi, 27 dead
egyptindependent.com - 12/18/2014 3:40:50 PM
Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan's busiest airport on Sunday and at least 27 people were killed in a night-long battle at one of the country's most high-profile targets. The assault on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi ...
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 ... third-busiest airport in the world in 2012, it took home ...
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 ...
Tampa International ranked second best airport in the country by popular travel mag
SaintpetersBlog - 11/25/2014 8:25:48 PM
Getting ready to hop a plane for Thanksgiving? Head to the airport knowing that Tampa International is ranked the second best airport in the nation by Conde Nast Traveler. “Tampa’s airport feels like a vision of the future from 50 years ago (because it ...
Minority Firms Welcome Tampa International Airport's $120 Million Commitment
aviationpros.com - 12/16/2014 2:45:56 PM
15--TAMPA -- As work gears up at Tampa International Airport on a massive expansion project expected ... leading to even bigger projects around the country, they say. While some contracts have already been finalized, more opportunities for minority firms ...
Hero’s welcome for S. Africa’s first Miss World in 40 years
Arab News - 12/20/2014 5:18:41 PM
Hundreds turned up at O.R. Tambo International Airport to greet Strauss after the 22-year-old medical student was crowned Miss World 2014 at a glitzy final in London last Sunday. Dressed in the country’s national colors, South Africans waved placards ...
Best and worst airports for winter travel
CNN - 11/10/2014 11:56:52 PM
As snow has started falling in some parts of the country, it turns out that some airports do better at getting you to your destination on time than others -- even within the same regions. Chicago O'Hare International Airport is the most likely to have ...
T.F. Green ranks among most affordable airports in U.S.
Providence Business News - 12/17/2014 4:46:27 PM
Logan International Airport in Boston was No. 76 for an average airfare price of $430; last year it was No. 88. Last month, T.F. Green Airport also was named one of the best airports in the country by Conde Nast Traveler.
Biden, who compared LaGuardia to 'Third World country,' touts improvement plans at NY airports
Fox Business - 10/20/2014 8:25:33 PM
Vice President Joe Biden, left, joined by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, speaks in a hangar of the Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, in New York, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, to discuss the need to improve New York's airports. Biden joined Cuomo as the ...
Busiest air travel day makes airport delays across the country, misses Rochester
m.myfox47.com - 12/19/2014 9:59:02 PM
Those lines are stretching far in many corners of the U.S., but not here at Rochester International Airport. However passengers here are still at the mercy of what's happening at other airports around the country. RST had several delays Friday. Two ...
Gov’t seeks bidders for P781-M Bicol airport contract
Inquirer - 12/19/2014 9:37:34 PM
MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) is inviting bidders for a P781-million construction contract for key facilities at the Bicol International Airport ... destinations across the country. Some of the projects ...
Philadelphia International Airport Ranked Among Healthiest Airports in the Country
Philadelphia Magazine - 12/5/2014 11:38:33 AM
I have never thought of the Philadelphia International Airport as a healthy-food destination. I always eat before heading to the airport, but if my flight gets delayed and my stomach starts to growl, I usually see it as an excuse to eat my one Cinnabon of ...
New Maldives airport opens up the remote south of the Indian Ocean holiday hotspot
Daily Mail - 9/11/2012 6:16:37 AM
However, some of the more remote portions of the Maldives have come a little closer to the rest of the world this week, as a new airport launches in the south ... far fewer visitors than the north of the country, where the majority of the luxury resorts ...
Taiwan airports to collect US$16 in tax revenues till April 2015
customstoday.com.pk - 12/20/2014 10:37:49 AM
... facilities and promote tourism in the country, the CAA said. The NT$300 airport tax has remained the same for the past 27 years, and raising the fee will bring Taiwan more in line with international standards, the CAA said Changi Airport in Singapore ...