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
Why do so many people hate US airports?
BBC - 12/1/2015 2:43:03 AM
New York's frequently-lambasted LaGuardia Airport, which Vice President Joe Biden said "feels like it's in some Third World country", currently holds the top spot. It was first used as an airfield in 1929 and is to be completely overhauled by 2021.
The UAE: A world-class tourism destination
Gulf News - 12/1/2015 2:46:02 PM
“One of the challenges is that all the players in the country need to coordinate ... The aviation angle Dubai International (DXB), officially the world’s busiest airport, in August recorded the highest monthly traffic in its 55-year history with ...
Role Of Greenfield Airports In Greening Indian Economy – Analysis
Eurasia Review - 11/29/2015 9:57:54 PM
According to the World Bank, air freight is the volume of freight ... user charges and monitoring of set performance standards in respect of major airports. Presently 17 airports in the country has an annual passenger throughput in excess of one and ...
World Leaders in Paris Vow to Overcome Divisions on Climate Change
Wall Street Journal - 12/1/2015 4:16:06 AM
At a heavily guarded airport complex just two weeks after terrorist attacks ... Sweden and Switzerland—would provide $500 million for projects in poorer countries via the World Bank. Emerging economies made it clear that to conclude a deal in Paris ...
World Meets In Paris To Talk About Reducing CO2
Keloland - 11/30/2015 6:21:58 PM
For many decades, devices in every part the world have shown that the amount of carbon dioxide in the air is increasing rapidly. And since the U.S. utilizes a lot of carbon-based energy, representatives from every country here are insisting we take ...
Qatar powers ahead with World Cup preparations
YAHOO - 12/1/2015 3:50:27 PM
Five years on from being controversially awarded the right to host the ... at the airport. This prompted an investigation by the Qatari prime minister, the threat of criminal procedures and a ban on potential defendants leaving the country.
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
When it comes to modern-day travel, the long waits at airports and cramped flights are considered a necessary evil. But some airports, it seems, are very much worse than others. While Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport, in Pakistan, is often ...
Obama urges world action on climate change: 'No nation is immune' to global warming
Chicago Tribune - 11/29/2015 11:59:36 PM
In the wake of terrorist attacks that left 130 dead, the conference, taking place in a center located at an old airport in Le Bourget ... million to a $248 million Least Developed Countries Fund to help the world's poorest countries adapt to climate ...
Kochi Airport Awaits a Paris Recognition
The New Indian Express - 11/30/2015 9:56:43 PM
5 MW to become the world’s largest green energy producer airport, said CIAL officials. According to experts, since renewable energy becomes the focus in developing countries like India and China, the CIAL model will be one of the effective tools for the ...
Climate talks start Monday: Paris hosts world for the earth
The Indian Express - 11/29/2015 3:49:51 AM
A similar, though relatively smaller, gathering of political leaders was witnessed in Copenhagen in 2009, the last time the world took a shot at finalising a climate agreement. At that time, presidents and prime ministers from over 110 countries had flown ...
Can world leaders reach agreement on a deal to cut carbon emissions?
The Guardian - 11/30/2015 7:59:12 AM
An unprecedented security operation following the terrorist attacks in Paris will see 2,800 police guarding the 40,000 delegates and diplomats and 6,000 journalists who will pack the conference venue at Le Bourget airport ... countries,” Jim Yong Kim ...
World Leaders Seek to Overcome Divisions on Climate Change
NASDAQ - 11/30/2015 7:01:56 AM
PARIS—World leaders converged on Paris on Monday for ... Heads of state and government from some 150 countries will speak in turn at a highly secure airport complex north of the city over the next two weeks in an effort to reach a global agreement ...
Airports: One Gateway to the Listed Infrastructure Opportunity
National Real Estate Investor - 11/30/2015 5:03:14 PM
Travelers with deep pockets are coming from all over the world and have money to spend in the country (and its airports). Part of what makes investments in airports so attractive is that the underlying trend of passenger growth continues to take flight.
In the shadow of France’s busiest airport sits the world’s quaintest ghost town
Quartz - 12/1/2015 1:05:49 PM
When it began constructing what is now one of the world’s busiest airports, the Aéroport de Paris that governs ... Moulin directs the urban design competition in France, one of 17 European countries participating this round. Juries are currently ...