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
At least 28 killed in explosions at Istanbul airport, officials say
Los Angeles Times - 6/28/2016 10:18:30 PM
Multiple explosions and gunfire rocked Turkey’s largest airport Tuesday night, killing 28 people and injuring at least 60, the latest in a string of potent attacks to hit the country. Istanbul Gov. Vasip Sahin said three suicide bombers carried out the ...
Istanbul explosion: Airport is third largest in Europe
The Palm Beach Post - 6/28/2016 10:47:08 PM
The airport has been expanded and modernized through the years and now is the 11th busiest airport in the world. It was named after Mustafa ... the airport and cities in the United States and other countries. Officials: 2 explosions at Istanbul's main ...
Airport security fix: better training — for humans and dogs
The Sun Chronicle - 6/28/2016 11:34:15 AM
TSA was built on the fly after the September 2001 terror attacks. Since the agency’s inception, screeners have been trained piecemeal at airports around the country. Neffenger decided to centralize and standardize training at a former naval air station ...
The Basque Country's Bilbao Wins Routes Europe 2018
Market Watch - 6/27/2016 8:22:10 AM
Hosting Routes Europe will support Bilbao and the wider Basque Country's economy by bringing the aviation industry to this vibrant part of the world. Around 1,200 of the most senior decision makers from over 100 airlines, 300 airports and 40 tourism ...
Biden praises plan to revamp 'Third World' LaGuardia Airport
USA Today - 6/15/2016 1:08:24 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Two years after likening LaGuardia Airport to a "Third World country," Vice President Joe Biden commended a $4 billion redevelopment project for it at a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday. Biden joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo to announce the ...
Ninoy Aquino International Airport: It's Everyone Else's Fault!
philippineflightnetwork.com - 6/28/2016 3:01:50 PM
It was a dark moment in the country's history and a bruise on the country's ... shamed to resignation or possibly even suicide after earning the title of the World's Worst Airport! We deserve a gateway that we can be proud of that is efficient, safe ...
Review airport charges, IATA urges African govts
The Nation - 6/27/2016 11:16:57 PM
Kuuchi said an IATA study of 12 African countries two years ago showed that ... advising them to imbibe the model in the developed world, where governments were building new airports to accelerate the growth of air transportation. Kuuchi said: “It ...
GCC fuels $100bn in airport construction projects
Construction Week Online - 6/26/2016 2:21:16 PM
Country Manager ay Kingdom of Saudi Arabiaat Hunter Douglas (international airport consultancy based in The Netherlands), in a statement. Dubai International Airport is the world's busiest international airport, and Al Maktoum International Airport is set ...
One mosquito against the world
Live Mint - 6/26/2016 8:04:51 PM
The World Health Organization (WHO ... We have labs set up so that people coming from affected countries to airports are tested if they have fever or other symptoms. But with Zika, there won’t always be symptoms, so just screening the airports is ...
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 ...
China's aviation development experience needs to be shared by other countries: head of ICAO
Xinhua News Agency - 6/29/2016 3:33:27 AM
"When you go through every airport as a passenger ... Liu said that China is the second largest country in the world in terms of total volume of passengers and cargo carried by air transportation behind the United States. Statistics from the Civil Aviation ...
The 10 Biggest Airports in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 11/1/2014 6:42:26 AM
Have you ever wonder where the biggest airports in ... a big part of the world’s population, it is still rather expensive to get to some places. If you don’t believe me just take a look at our list on The 10 Most Expensive Countries to Fly To and ...
The Latest: Shaken travelers gather outside Istanbul airport
The Bismarck Tribune - 6/28/2016 9:57:01 PM
The 28 EU leaders are meeting for an exceptional summit at which Prime Minister David Cameron announced his country has voted to leave the EU. They are also discussing migration via Turkey to the EU. Two explosions rocked Istanbul's Ataturk airport Tuesday ...
Damaged pipelines are 'ticking time bomb'
CNN - 5/25/2016 9:04:17 PM
As former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood says, "We're like a third-world country when it comes ... railways, airports and pipelines in a four-part series: America's Crumbling Infrastructure. Check back here from now through Monday.