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
Role Of Greenfield Airports In Greening Indian Economy – Analysis
Eurasia Review - 11/29/2015 2:45:25 AM
According to the World Bank, air freight is the volume of freight ... user charges and monitoring of set performance standards in respect of major airports. Presently 17 airports in the country has an annual passenger throughput in excess of one and ...
Climate talks start tomorrow: Paris hosts world for the earth
The Indian Express - 11/28/2015 11:32:09 PM
A similar, though relatively smaller, gathering of political leaders was witnessed in Copenhagen in 2009, the last time the world took a shot at finalising a climate agreement. At that time, presidents and prime ministers from over 110 countries had flown ...
Miss World Canada Blocked from Entering China to Compete in Pageant
People - 11/28/2015 11:36:19 AM
Canada's Miss World contestant was stopped in Hong Kong on Thursday and ... she was denied a Chinese visa because of her outspoken advocacy for human rights in the country. "My denial was unfortunate, but not entirely unexpected," she wrote.
Qatar Bans Contractors Leaving Country in Rain-Damage Probe
New York Times - 11/28/2015 3:08:05 AM
The airport cost at least $15 billion to build. Rainwater also flooded streets and shut down some stores in Doha. Qatar has seen a boom in construction, some derided as shoddy, ahead of hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Miss World Canada prevented from reaching China pageant
ABS-CBN News - 11/27/2015 11:58:59 AM
Miss World Canada Anastasia Lin poses for a photo at the departure hall of Hong Kong Airport in Hong Kong ... was punishment for speaking out against human rights abuses in the country. Anastasia Lin, a 25-year-old Toronto actress who was crowned Miss ...
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
When it comes to modern-day travel, the long waits at airports and cramped flights are considered a necessary evil. But some airports, it seems, are very much worse than others. While Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport, in Pakistan, is often ...
Paris climate summit: world leaders told to iron out differences before talks end
The Guardian - 11/28/2015 8:01:34 AM
In the wake of the attacks, Fabius confirmed that security would be tightened around the conference centre, which is on the outskirts of Paris, near the airport ... in the world on solar energy. There are lots of opportunities in different countries ...
Colombia airport investment and construction opportunities improving as internal security improves
Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation - 11/28/2015 11:17:50 PM
It is now the world's fourth largest coal exporter and Latin ... that support is available for investors from what remains a bureaucratic country. Investment is evident in the airports sector, where there has been a considerable degree of privatisation ...
Dubai's dnata buys stake in Brazilian airport ground handler
Arabian Business - 11/28/2015 8:01:34 AM
The company has 2,100 employees, serves over 400 flights a day at 24 airports across the country, and is highly-regarded for the ... This latest acquisition opens the door for dnata to serve one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation regions, South ...
Sierra Leone: MPs Back Mamamah Airport Project
AllAfrica - 11/27/2015 10:18:46 AM
He said: "The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank declaration that the construction of the airport at this time cannot be in the best interest of the country's economic position is totally unacceptable due to the fact that the country deserves ...
Miss World Canada 'barred from China flight'
Modern Ghana - 11/27/2015 9:35:49 AM
Canada's Miss World contender has said she was barred from boarding a ... She said she was barred from flying after trying to check in at the Dragonair counter at Hong Kong airport Canadians usually need a visa to enter China, but Ms Lin was trying to ...
Which airports offer the world's best customer service?
CNN - 2/17/2015 6:57:31 AM
To obtain its results, ACI -- a nonprofit organization based in Montreal with 591 members operating 1,861 airports in 177 countries -- surveyed some 550,000 ... director general of ACI World, in a statement. "They are complex businesses in their own ...
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 ...
The busiest airports in the world revealed
businesstech.co.za - 9/1/2015 11:18:59 AM
latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Report, taking data coverage for over 2,200 airports in more than 160 countries worldwide. The report noted that Atlanta airport in the US remains the world’s busiest airport on the globe with 96 million ...
Europe, Asia dominate the world's best airports
CNBC - 3/26/2014 2:27:57 AM
... Airport is ranked the worst airport in America. That is a disgrace, my friends. And it is unacceptable." Vice President Joe Biden said the facility was comparable to what you'd find in a Third World country. Asian top two Incheon International, the ...