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
The Story Behind The World's Emptiest International Airport
Forbes - 5/28/2016 5:47:27 PM
It was long understood that Sri Lanka needed a second international airport. Traffic through Colombo was getting too heavy and the country was in the active ... a massive conference center, a world-class cricket stadium, housing developments, and a hotel ...
Ben Gurion: the world's most secure airport?
CNN - 5/28/2016 12:39:39 PM
The airport, considered one of the safest in the world, has layers of security ... Next month, Ben Gurion airport will host visitors from 40 different countries to discuss airport security, officials say. Interest in Israeli airport security has grown ...
Airman defended his country by never dropping a bomb
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 5/29/2016 11:55:31 AM
Mitchell Higginbotham never bombed an enemy position in World War II. But he struck a blow for freedom just the same. “He was a patriot who wanted to defend his country,” said Michael ... at the Greater Pittsburgh Airport and joined the Urban League.
How U.S. airports lag behind the rest of the world
WWLP 22News - 5/28/2016 8:29:06 AM
“I am tired that we don’t have a single airport in our country that is considered in the top 25.” Donald Trump responded with, “You look at some of our airports, its third world.” Also in need of updating, the FAA’s air traffic control syste
6 European Countries, 9 Days, 0 Planes
New York Times - 5/28/2016 10:59:26 AM
visiting six countries. We saw nine museums, sang on a live television show, went on three walking tours and lingered over glasses of red wine while hurtling past grassy hills in the moonlight. And once we started our trip, we never stood in an airport ...
Global airport trade group opposes new checkpoints after attacks | Reuters
Firstpost - 5/28/2016 1:48:15 AM
The U.N.'s International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) last week discussed creating a new standard that could push countries to come up with security rules for public sections of airports. Security in these so-called landside areas is run by a ...
World War II hero from Cambria County gets the 'ultimate tribute' at airport
tribdem.com - 5/28/2016 11:02:25 PM
Johnstown Municipal Airport, which bordered Sunnehanna Country Club and was located on the old Stutzman Farm, was officially dedicated on July 17, 1929. It has taken a year longer than expected, but the a local group expects to have a scale replica World ...
China to have 500 airports by 2020
Money Control - 5/18/2016 12:01:24 PM
According to a guideline issued by China's central cabinet, the country will have more than 500 general aviation airports in a number of places, including major agricultural and forest regions and over 50 percent of five scenic tourist spots by 2020.
Wait, What Wait? Folks Flying Through TSA Lines at DFW Airport
gosporttimes.com - 5/29/2016 5:50:26 AM
Budget cuts have helped to create long lines at airports around the country, and normally tranquil Will Rogers World Airport could soon find itself in the mix. Friday and Saturday are expected to be the busiest days and on Sunday OIA says more than 130,000 ...
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 ...
Why hasn’t TSA PreCheck reduced airport wait times?
Bellingham Herald - 5/29/2016 11:55:31 AM
Bob Mason arrived nearly two hours before a business trip out of Ontario Airport a couple of years ago only to face ... travelers must make an appointment at one of 370 enrollment centers across the country. In the Los Angeles area, it now takes two ...
French protesters disrupt airport; gas shortages ease
Stamford Advocate - 5/29/2016 10:15:18 AM
PARIS (AP) — Union activists disrupted the Marseille airport Friday and halted activity at half of the country's oil refineries in protests over changes to France's labor system, but nationwide gasoline shortages eased slightly after government intervention.
US bomb from World War II defused at German airport
KSWO 7 News - 5/29/2016 12:45:37 PM
US bomb from World War II defused at German airport An American bomb dropped during World War ... France's president and Germany's chancellor want their countries' improbable friendship to be a source of hope for today's fractured Europe as they ...
Their View: Israel is progressive, innovative country
Rockford Register-Star - 5/27/2016 3:46:57 PM
First launched in Israel in 2011, bus stop mini-libraries that offer free books, inspired similar initiatives in other countries. Security measures at Ben Gurion Airport are the best in the world and a model for other airports. An Israeli start-up invented ...