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
The Top 10 Busiest Airports in the World
successfulmeetings.com - 9/19/2014 6:10:31 PM
Airports Council International has released its 2013 World Airport Traffic Report, which comprises data from almost 2,000 airports in 160 countries worldwide. According to the report, worldwide passenger numbers increased 4.6 percent to 6.3 billion in 2013.
Kotoka Airport expansion on course
Ghana Web - 9/20/2014 12:01:16 AM
The usual congestion and unending queues at the arrival and immigration halls of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA ... work is very vital to ease congestion at the country’s number one airport. The cost of the whole project is expected to range ...
Zambia: KK International Airport Gets Thermal Scanner
AllAfrica - 9/19/2014 8:30:42 AM
The minister said Zambia had no reason not to succeed in the fight against Ebola as the country had put ... community in Zambia. AVIC International civilian representative Xu Fei said the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport donation had brought the ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 11:16:08 AM
In a speech on American infrastructure Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden said that compared to airports like Hong Kong International, New York's LaGuardia feels like a "third world country." In January, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called LaGuardia and ...
Houthi Rebels in Yemen Block Road to Sana Airport: Reports
RIA Novosti - 9/7/2014 5:27:29 PM
MOSCOW, September 7 (RIA Novosti) – Rebels from the Shiite Houthi movement have blocked one of the main roads leading to the international airport in Yemen’s capital Sana, as the country’s government refused to give in to the protesters’ demands ...
And the world’s busiest airport is …
FOX 8 - 9/17/2014 8:00:16 PM
Shanghai was third with 2.9 million metric tons. (One metric ton is 2,205 pounds.) The ACI World Airport Traffic Report was based on reports from nearly 2,000 airports in 160 countries worldwide.
Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country
IBN Live - 4/19/2013 3:43:05 AM
New Delhi: Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGI) has been rated as the best airport in India, the fifth best regional airport in Asia and the eighth best airport in the 5-10 million passengers per annum capacity category. The ratings were ...
Sun Country flight delayed by security scare
KARE 11 - 9/18/2014 2:51:16 PM
NEW YORK - A Sun Country Airlines flight was delayed on the tarmac at JFK International Airport Thursday as law enforcement swarmed the airplane, searching luggage and taking some passengers off the plane. A federal source tells WNBC of New York that a ...
New Maldives airport opens up the remote south of the Indian Ocean holiday hotspot
Daily Mail - 9/11/2012 11:31:35 AM
However, some of the more remote portions of the Maldives have come a little closer to the rest of the world this week, as a new airport launches in the south ... far fewer visitors than the north of the country, where the majority of the luxury resorts ...
WHO: Ebola Affected Countries Must Conduct 'Exit Screenings' at Airports, Borders
Breitbart News - 8/18/2014 2:59:24 PM
The World Health Organization is strongly urging countries affected by the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa-- Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria-- to screen individuals leaving the country for the virus at airports, seaports, and border crossings.
Vice President Biden blasts LaGuardia Airport as feeling like ‘it’s in some third world country’
New York Daily News - 2/5/2014 11:57:17 PM
Vice President Joe Biden, never one to hide what he’s thinking, said Thursday that New York’s LaGuardia Airport feels like it’s “in some third world country.” “If I blindfolded someone and took them at 2:00 in the morning into the airport in ...
Will plans to upgrade world's worst airport take off?
CNBC - 8/6/2014 5:05:11 AM
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport was rated the world's worst airport in 2013 ... into tourism and manufacturing and I think this will be really good for our country," he added. Ang said the company would recover the $10 billion it invests from ...
Taliban Hit Airport Again After Pakistani Airstrikes
New York Times - 6/10/2014 9:40:22 AM
LONDON — Retaliating against a new wave of military airstrikes, Pakistani Taliban gunmen on Tuesday attacked security forces at Karachi’s international airport for the second time this week, underscoring their capacity to create mayhem in the country ...
Which country has the worst airport delays in the world?
The Christian Science Monitor - 7/12/2013 12:47:42 PM
Beijing’s airport has the worst punctuality record in the world. And Shanghai is close behind. Only 18 percent of flights took off from Beijing’s Capital Airport on time in June, according to a just-released survey of the world’s 35 busiest airports.
Joe Biden Thinks New York's LaGuardia Airport Belongs In 'A Third World Country' (VIDEO)
The Huffington Post - 2/6/2014 5:43:52 PM
While speaking at an event touting the importance of infrastructure Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden likened New York's LaGuardia Airport to one found in a "third world country." Biden said that if he were to blindfold someone and take them to an airport ...