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
Suspension of Turkey Flights Costs Russian Airports Heavily
New York Times - 2/9/2016 11:07:01 AM
MOSCOW — A top official at Russia's busiest airport says the halt or reduction of flights to Turkey, Ukraine and Egypt over the past three months has cost the country's airports six billion rubles ($77 million). Denis Nuzhdin, the deputy CEO of Moscow's ...
World Watch: News Digest
Wall Street Journal - 2/10/2016 3:20:32 AM
Somalia’s transport minister said an employee at the country’s civil aviation office aided the bombing ... But security experts worry that employees of foreign and U.S. airports, who undergo fewer checks, could in fact pose the biggest threats to ...
Payment for trolleys at Nigerian airports to stop soon, says minister
P.M. News Nigeria - 2/8/2016 3:37:13 AM
Senator Hadi Sirika, Minister of state for aviation has given an assurance to Nigerians that payment for the use of trolleys at the nation’s airports would stop ... Nigeria is the only country in the world where airline passengers pay for trolleys.
Mad rush for state airports
Punch - 2/9/2016 11:24:19 PM
With Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s figure of over 100 million Nigerians living below the poverty line, how many people can afford the cost of flights in the country? In other parts of the world, the main considerations for siting airports are economic ...
Unspoilt beaches, rolling hills and NO tourists in sight: Inside the world's least visited countries
Daily Mail - 2/10/2016 4:56:35 PM
The sixth smallest country in the world is also one of the most undiscovered ... Incredibly fewer than 10 pilots are reportedly registered to land at its airport, which along with restrictions on tourism accounts for the low visitor numbers, which are ...
Istanbul Ataturk is the 3rd Busiest Airport of Europe
TurkishNY.com World and Local News Portal. - 2/8/2016 4:20:10 AM
Just two years ago, Heathrow airport in London was the busiest international airport in the world. Last year ... One is demographic. The country has a large, young population, many of whom are potential air passengers. Turkey had the world’s sixth ...
More sex abuse by UN troops alleged in C. African Republic
New Pittsburgh Courier - 2/8/2016 1:24:12 PM
and the world body announced that more than 100 troops would be sent home. Human Rights Watch said a 14-year-old and an 18-year-old alleged that peacekeepers gang-raped them near the airport in Bambari, the country’s second-largest city. The U.N ...
Singapore’s Changi Airport handled 3.4 million Indian passengers in 2015
Live Mint - 2/10/2016 4:49:25 PM
Mumbai: India retained its position as the seventh largest country market for Changi Airport Group ... Bangkok, Colombo and Guangzhou took the top three spots for Changi Airport, the world’s seventh busiest airport for international traffic.
Senior Palestinian Politician Threatens West: ‘Do We Have to Hijack Your Planes and Destroy Your Airports Again to Make You Care About Our Cause?’
The Blaze - 2/8/2016 2:57:16 PM
A prominent Palestinian politician unwittingly reminded the world of the Palestinians’ claim to fame in the 1970s and 1980s, threatening the West that his people could go back to hijacking planes and shooting up airports “to make you care about our ...
Dhaka airport installs scanners to check Zika
Gulf Times - 2/9/2016 7:56:43 PM
Passengers from 30 Zika-affected countries will be screened at the airport health desk, he added. The World Health Organisation declared a public health emergency concern due to Zika, urging countries to strengthen their surveillance and take preventive ...
Dubai airport's 2015 traffic up 10.7%, retains title as world's busiest airport
Channel News Asia - 2/1/2016 9:07:39 AM
DUBAI: Dubai International Airport remained the world's busiest for international passengers in ... Last year saw regional tensions and conflicts in countries including Yemen, Iraq and Syria, but Dubai Airports Chief Executive Paul Griffiths said in ...
7th Annual Qatar International Food Festival, hosted by Qatar Tourism Authority and Qatar Airways
E TN Global Travel Industry News - 2/8/2016 9:42:18 AM
The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax ... enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures. Last year, Qatar Airways launched ...
Somalia says video shows laptop handed to bomb suspect; pilot says airport had no security
The Miami Herald - 2/7/2016 6:44:31 AM
Somalia’s government has said it will tighten security at the airport to prevent other threats. Somalia faces an insurgency from the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, which has carried out deadly attacks in Somalia and neighboring countries. Daallo ...
Nation & World briefing
The Bulletin - 2/10/2016 9:04:08 AM
Clapper’s warning came a day after President Barack Obama called the leaders of Japan and South Korea to reassure them after a satellite launch by North Korea deepened fears that the North could strike the two countries with nuclear-tipped ballistic ...
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 ...