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
Two of China’s Busiest Airports Told to Reduce Traffic by 75%
The Wall Street Journal - 7/29/2014 9:53:50 AM
Chinese aviation authorities asked airlines to reduce flight traffic by as much as 75% at two of the country’s busiest airports ... issued the restriction on two Shanghai airports—Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Shanghai Pudong ...
Japan Taking Bids to Run Osaka Airports
Wall Street Journal - 7/25/2014 8:47:00 AM
TOKYO—The Japanese government approved Friday a plan to sell the rights to operate two international airports around Osaka for ¥2.2 trillion ($21.6 billion), turning to the private sector to help improve key points of entry into the country. Kansai ...
Rousseff guarantees Brazil airports ready for World Cup
worldbulletin.net - 7/29/2014 8:42:16 AM
The president stressed that although new and expanded airports were timed to help Brazil welcome the influx of World Cup visitors, both from abroad and traveling around the country, the new facilities were aimed primarily at improving Brazilians' lives.
Still Torn by Factional Fighting, Post-Revolt Libya Is Coming Undone
New York Times - 7/28/2014 11:49:34 AM
Lost in the rubble of the airport was the sense of collective purpose ... a Libya researcher with the nonprofit International Crisis Group. The country seemed to be holding together better than many people had expected. “There was a consensus that ...
Commercial Airport Baggage Handling Systems Market by Sorting Systems, by Belts, and by Geography - Forecast Analysis to 2013 - 2020
TheSacramento Bee - 7/28/2014 6:37:35 PM
... FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACT SHEET TABLE 23 U.S.: SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACT SHEET TABLE 24 LATIN AMERICA: COMMERCIAL AIRPORT BHS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 ($BILLION) TABLE 25 LATIN AMERICA: COMMERCIAL AIRPORT BHS ...
In our opinion: Airport expansion reflects the growing vitality of Utah's national and global links
Deseret News - 7/25/2014 10:12:54 AM
The effect on the airport itself will be transformative. It’s important to note that Salt Lake International is already one of the country’s best airports. It ranks 94th among the world’s top 100 airports, and is one of only 15 American airports on ...
Military exercises result in glut of canceled flights in China
Geelong Advertiser - 7/30/2014 2:21:41 AM
Chinese aviation authorities asked airlines to reduce flight traffic by as much as 75 per cent at two of the country's busiest airports ... issued the restriction on two Shanghai airports—Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, which mostly handles ...
Nigeria Death Shows Ebola Can Spread by Air Travel
ABC News - 7/26/2014 7:30:04 PM
International airports in Nigeria are screening passengers arriving from foreign countries for symptoms of Ebola, according to Yakubu Dati, the spokesman for Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria. Health officials are also working with ports and land ...
Ebola Virus on the Loose: World Cautioned as Infection Moves; Global Airports on High Alert; Kills Liberian Doctor, Infects American Worker
International Business Times - 7/28/2014 6:34:36 AM
At the same time, it had ordered the assembly of testing centres at major entry points to the country, such as the international airport. Still, Dr Lance Plyler, the head of efforts in Liberia to contain the Ebola outbreak, said screening may only help ...
Libya: western countries urge citizens to leave as civil war intensifies
theguardian.com - 7/27/2014 4:44:14 PM
Western countries urged their citizens to leave Libya yesterday ... Tripoli's second airport. The main international airport is now a battered ruin.
Abandoned Dakota aircraft at Kolkata airport was flown by Biju Patnaik
Times of India - 7/26/2014 1:24:59 PM
The Dakotas of Kalinga Airlines flew several sorties into the country carrying medical assistance and ... Sources at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata confirmed that a Dakota DC-3 is parked as a piece of scrap to the east ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 4:16:47 PM
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 ...
U.S. airports are 'awful.' Here's the problem
CNN - 4/3/2014 7:33:26 AM
In February, as reported by the New York Daily News, Vice President Joe Biden said New York's frequently lambasted LaGuardia Airport "feels like it's in some third world country ... list of the world's top 100 airports. The highest ranking any U.S ...
Is the world's deadliest disease on its way to Britain? Fears rise as the biggest ever outbreak of the Ebola virus rampages into one of Africa's most sophisticated cities
Daily Mail - 7/29/2014 11:29:53 PM
Patrick Sawyer, a civil servant, collapsed at Lagos Airport as he returned from the funeral ... Nigeria has close links with the UK and many other countries.’ Professor Pennington, an international expert, said yesterday that he was hardly reassured ...