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
India: Hundreds of 'ghost airports' hold back aviation boom
CNN Money - 2/14/2017 12:00:56 PM
The country's crowded airports handled more than 220 million passengers during the most recent fiscal year, an annual increase of nearly 20%. Traffic is expected to double over the next two decades, propelling India past the U.K. to become the world's ...
The Cure For America’s ‘Third-World’ Airports
Politico - 2/17/2017 12:15:52 AM
Dozens of countries, including Canada, Australia and much of Western Europe, have long leaned on private investment to create some of the most well-regarded airports in the world. Meanwhile, America’s increasingly shabby facilities have drawn nothing but ...
Kim Jong Un's half-brother apparently assassinated in Malaysian airport
USA Today - 2/14/2017 9:09:08 AM
and was at one time considered the heir apparent to rule the isolated country, which has been governed by three generations of the Kim family. In 2001, he was arrested at Tokyo’s Narita Airport after trying to enter Japan on a forged passport from the ...
Countries With The Most Airports In The World
worldatlas.com - 8/15/2016 11:59:03 PM
The US hosts the largest number of airports in the world, followed by Brazil and Mexico. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the U.S. state of Georgia is the United States' busiest airport. Without a doubt, air travel is one of the most ...
Hamburg Airport briefly closed after dozens injured by irritant gas
Washington Post - 2/12/2017 9:18:40 AM
Flights were halted, and by 12.30 p.m. all the airport ... country has been on edge since the Dec. 19 attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that left 12 people dead and dozens injured. Read more: Today’s coverage from Post correspondents around the ...
IGI became 12th busiest airport in Nov: Report
Times of India - 2/12/2017 8:53:01 PM
Last year, Delhi airport handled a record 55.64 million passengers - the highest ever in the country. "DIAL has always aimed to set new standards, from the best 'On Time Performance' to world-class amenities. We have also taken this occasion to thank all ...
Malaysian police name suspects, say four more fled country after Kim Jong-Nam assassination
Courier Mail - 2/19/2017 6:54:22 AM
MALAYSIAN police said Sunday they were seeking four more North Korean suspects in the assassination of Kim Jong-un’s half-brother, but the four had left the country on the day ... face at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, an attack which Seoul says ...
Malaysia Searching for 4 N. Korean Suspects Who Left Country
US News and World Report - 2/19/2017 2:22:21 AM
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's senior police official says they are looking for four more North Korean suspects who had left the country the same day the North Korean leader's brother died after being attacked at the airport. Malaysia's deputy ...
Last ditch airport
Inquirer - 2/15/2017 4:17:27 PM
The administration would have to make the hard choice between the repair by the private sector of the 63-year-old Naia and construction of a brand-new modern world-class ... was that the country would be better off building a brand new airport through ...
Dubai Airports discusses 2017-2025 plan with its strategic partners
Emirates247 - 2/17/2017 7:54:00 AM
According to forecasts for the Dubai Airports' strategic plan 2017-2025 ... The UAE is among the leading countries in the world in implementing the aviation security standards. It was given a 99.5 percent assessment rating by the International Civil ...
America Too Broke to Fix Crumbling Infrastructure? “Bridges, Roads, Airports In Long Term Collapse”
shtfplan.com - 2/17/2017 11:10:16 PM
Meanwhile, President Trump is completely correct when he says that our airports look like something that you would see in a third world country. Most of our airports are at least several decades old, and they are definitely showing their age. But things ...
George Airport welcomes record number of athletes for annual Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge
Ghana Web - 2/16/2017 4:23:25 PM
We had more than 727 000 passengers through the airport and we became the first in the country and one of the first in the world to switch over to solar power. Our infrastructure continues to show that we can support this critical access point to the heart ...
Passenger traffic at Gyumri airport soars by 103.8%
PanARMENIAN Network - 2/7/2017 4:05:28 PM
In January 2017, 965 tons of cargo has been transported at Zvartnots, up by 36.2% against 2016. In the two Armenian airports, the traffic grew by 24.2% in January 2017 against 2016. Armenia among world’s 20 most affordable countries: Numbeo
A long and torturous flight ahead for the Navi Mumbai airport
Hindustan Times - 2/14/2017 8:33:21 AM
Even Delhi, the country’s busiest airport ... The city, with a population of more than 2 million, has started building its second airport at the Dubai Central World, with an estimated capacity for 260 million passengers, the report said.
Around the world
The Bulletin - 2/17/2017 11:21:35 AM
More than 300 arriving and departing flights were delayed or canceled at Los Angeles International Airport. Ecuador and Assange — When ... who took refuge in the country’s embassy in London nearly five years ago and who remains there.