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
First look at North Korea's new 'showcase' airport terminal in Pyongyang
Firstpost - 7/2/2015 6:11:57 AM
Seoul: North Korea has opened its new airport terminal in the capital, hailing it as a showcase of leader Kim Jong-Un's "unremitting efforts" to put the country's air transport on a world level. Terminal 2 of Pyongyang International Airport, which is ...
Heathrow Airport third runway backed by Airports Commission
Get Surrey - 7/2/2015 7:09:13 AM
“Gatwick will give the country the economic benefits it ... "We will create the world's best connected, most efficient and most environmentally responsible hub airport at the heart of an integrated transport system. "The commission has backed a positive ...
Britain to decide on new Heathrow runway by end of year
Reuters - 7/1/2015 2:41:22 PM
The Heathrow runway plan beat two other shortlisted options, another at Heathrow and one at the country's second ... is losing ground to rival airports. The fast-growing Dubai hub overtook Heathrow last year as the world's busiest airport for international ...
New runway recommended for UK's Heathrow Airport
Economic Times - 7/1/2015 1:15:28 PM
LONDON: Europe's busiest airport, Heathrow, should have a third runway to ease ... Heathrow, which serves 185 destinations in 84 countries, handled 73.4 million passengers in 2014.
Third runway recommended at U.K.'s Heathrow Airport
WTSP - 7/1/2015 8:21:59 AM
LONDON — Britain's Airports Commission recommended a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport as the best way of expanding the country's airport capacity on Wednesday. In its long-awaited report, the commission said delivering new capacity by 2030 will ...
Cameron promises Heathrow decision by Christmas amid Tory civil war
theguardian.com - 7/1/2015 2:41:22 PM
The time for fudge and indecision is over. Many thousands of jobs right across the country depend on Britain maintaining an international hub airport that keeps pace with the rest of the world. “With my leadership, Labour will be the party of jobs and ...
With great fanfare, Pyongyang opens new airport terminal
San Francisco Gate - 7/1/2015 12:25:22 PM
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea opened a new terminal building at Pyongyang's international airport on Wednesday, underscoring an effort to attract more tourists and to spruce up the country ahead of a celebration of a major anniversary of the ...
Heathrow Needs Third Runway Says Airports Commission
Skift - 7/1/2015 11:56:44 AM
Britain’s Airports Commission unanimously recommended the construction of a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport on Wednesday in a long-awaited report on how best to expand the country’s aviation ... in a globalized world. That said, it is ...
UN world heritage body warns of threat to Great Barrier Reef
New Jersey Herald - 7/1/2015 7:31:52 AM
But UNESCO's World Heritage Committee held off designating ... London's Heathrow Airport in a long-awaited report on how to best expand the country's aviation capacity. Britain's Airports Commission unanimously recommended the construction of a third ...
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 ...
Cleveland airport was far-sighted 'science fiction' when proposed 90 years ago
Cleveland Plain Dealer - 7/1/2015 5:26:01 PM
Hopkins was the country's first municipally-owned airfield. It also led in implementing new aviation technology. It had the world's first radio-equipped air traffic control tower and the nation's first airfield lighting system. "Cleveland's airport is full ...
Airports Commission recommends new Heathrow runway
The Scotsman - 7/1/2015 7:56:20 PM
A LONG-awaited report into airport ... as one of the world’s great trading nations, right at the heart of the global economy John Holland-Kaye No new full-length runway has been built in south-east England since the 1940s, while other countries have ...
Heathrow Runway Decision By End Of Year - PM
Sky News HD - 7/1/2015 12:18:12 PM
The Airports Commission has named the ... Only Heathrow expansion will keep Britain as one of the world's great trading nations. "We have support from local people and politicians up and down the country. The majority of local people want to see Heathrow ...
Britain should build new runway at Heathrow Airport - commission
Net India 123 - 7/1/2015 8:00:30 AM
Britain should build a new runway at London's Heathrow Airport, according to a recommendation by a government-appointed Commission into the country's airport capacity that could cause a political headache for Prime Minister David Cameron. After a three ...
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 ...