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
World Cup legacy for Brazil goes beyond soccer, says Blatter
Yahoo! News - 6/19/2013 3:09:31 PM
RECIFE, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazil will benefit with more than just new soccer stadiums from hosting the 2014 World Cup, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said as unrest in the country continued to overshadow the Confederations Cup. "In football, the whole ...
Why Brazilians Are Angry Over World Cup Spending
ABC News - 6/19/2013 8:45:57 PM
And infrastructure improvement projects, like hotels, airports, roads ... tourism does not increase dramatically with big events like the World Cup. That's because while host countries are visited by thousands of soccer fans, they also lose ...
Ratings: Emirates named world's best airline
USA Today - 6/19/2013 6:22:47 PM
Emirates cabin attendants prepare the inside an Airbus A380 aircraft for a flight at the new Concourse A of Dubai airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Feb. 10, 2013. (Photo: Kamran Jebreili, AP) Emirates was tabbed as the world's best ...
Asian Airlines Have Best Flight Attendants
thediplomat.com - 6/20/2013 1:17:58 AM
After Singapore’s Changi Airport was named the world’s best transport hub in April, perhaps it should not come as a surprise that the Lion City’s homegrown Singapore Airlines has been rated Asia’s best airline, and the world’s third-best for the ...
S. Korea's Incheon International Airport named world’s best
PanARMENIAN Network - 6/13/2013 5:51:07 AM
With some 1,700 airport members in 181 countries, it formulates standards and recommended practices for airports across the world. The ACI rankings are considered some of the most prestigious accolades in the industry, along with the World Airport Awards ...
Malaysia Budget Airport Delayed: Now Expected To Open May 2014
The Huffington Post - 6/18/2013 11:03:09 PM
Aireen called for an investigation into the delay, saying it was puzzling as Malaysia Airports in January announced the project was ahead of time and would be completed ... Malaysia's international airport and its current low-cost terminal ...
Beautiful airports around the world
KRDO - 6/10/2013 7:20:35 AM
airport operators turned to native son and world renowned architect Rafael Vinoly. Completed in 2009, the Carrasco airport's structure seems inspired by the rolling dunes along the country's coastline.
Infrastructure: Brazil's major World Cup headache
Breitbart News - 6/12/2013 12:47:29 PM
The country's notoriously congested airports now have to cope with an influx of three million Brazilian tourists and 500,000 foreigners who will flock to the 12 host cities during the World Cup. Some airports have been privatized and others have slowly ...
No corruption in Male airport deal, watchdog says
Times of India - 6/18/2013 6:59:46 PM
It said a concession agreement was signed between the government, GMR consortium and Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL), which ruled out any grounds for corruption. In November 2012, the Maldives government prematurely terminated the 25 ...
Enfidha is first airport in Africa to get carbon accreditation
arabianaerospace.aero - 6/14/2013 11:04:54 AM
The certificates were presented to winners during the event held at Cıragan Palace as part of this year’s ACI World ... by TAV Airports with a 500 million Euro investment and put into operation in December 2009, Enfidha Airport is one of the country ...
Myanmar Airport Gears Up For 20% Annual Growth
e-Travel Blackboard - 6/13/2013 1:36:25 PM
as the country welcomes more visitors and international airlines. SITA is providing its industry-leading AirportConnect Open system, which enables airlines from around the world to easily use the airport’s check-in counters and gate resources.
World Cup legacy for Brazil goes beyond football, says Blatter
themalaysianinsider.com - 6/20/2013 1:39:26 AM
Brazil will benefit with more than just new soccer ... World Cup, Fifa president Sepp Blatter said, as unrest in the country continued to overshadow the Confederations Cup. "In football, the whole country gets the legacy," Blatter said in an interview with ...
U.S. Airports Face Increasing Threat From Rising Seas
climatecentral.org - 6/18/2013 11:28:48 AM
The region's two other major airports also experienced storm-surge flooding during Hurricane Sandy, albeit to a lesser degree. John F. Kennedy International Airport saw flooding from Jamaica Bay, and Newark ... buildings," said a transportation sector ...
Raytheon's latest air traffic management systems go into continuous operation at two of the world's busiest airports
markets.financialcontent.com - 6/19/2013 7:02:45 AM
PARIS, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) latest air traffic management automation systems have successfully gone into continuous operation at two of the world's busiest airport hubs ... in more than 60 countries covering 60 ...
Texas airport to begin dual customs operation with Mexico
aircargoworld - 6/19/2013 9:33:04 AM
The airport opened in 1929 when American aviator Charles Lindbergh landed in Brownsville from Mexico City, establishing the first international airmail service. Fellow aviator Amelia Earhart, along with 20,000 attendees, welcomed Lindbergh to ...