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
Huntsville International Airport no longer most expensive
WAAY-TV - 7/29/2014 7:40:49 PM
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - Huntsville International Airport is no longer the most expensive airport in the country. For the first time in six quarters, the airport did not top the Bureau of Transportation's list. The nation's most expensive airport is now ...
Huntsville airport no longer the most expensive in the US -- but there's a catch
Al.com - 7/29/2014 3:08:48 PM
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Huntsville International Airport was known as the most expensive in the country for six straight quarters until today when the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport topped the Department of Transportation's highest ...
Two of China’s Busiest Airports Told to Reduce Traffic by 75%
The Wall Street Journal - 7/29/2014 9:53:50 AM
Chinese aviation authorities asked airlines to reduce flight traffic by as much as 75% at two of the country’s busiest airports ... issued the restriction on two Shanghai airports—Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Shanghai Pudong ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 6:39:57 PM
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 ...
Japan Taking Bids to Run Osaka Airports
Wall Street Journal - 7/25/2014 8:47:00 AM
TOKYO—The Japanese government approved Friday a plan to sell the rights to operate two international airports around Osaka for ¥2.2 trillion ($21.6 billion), turning to the private sector to help improve key points of entry into the country. Kansai ...
Still Torn by Factional Fighting, Post-Revolt Libya Is Coming Undone
New York Times - 7/28/2014 5:30:10 AM
Lost in the rubble of the airport was the sense of collective purpose ... a Libya researcher with the nonprofit International Crisis Group. The country seemed to be holding together better than many people had expected. “There was a consensus that ...
Rousseff guarantees Brazil airports ready for World Cup
worldbulletin.net - 7/29/2014 8:42:16 AM
The president stressed that although new and expanded airports were timed to help Brazil welcome the influx of World Cup visitors, both from abroad and traveling around the country, the new facilities were aimed primarily at improving Brazilians' lives.
Commercial Airport Baggage Handling Systems Market by Sorting Systems, by Belts, and by Geography - Forecast Analysis to 2013 - 2020
TheSacramento Bee - 7/28/2014 6:37:35 PM
... FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACT SHEET TABLE 23 U.S.: SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACT SHEET TABLE 24 LATIN AMERICA: COMMERCIAL AIRPORT BHS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 ($BILLION) TABLE 25 LATIN AMERICA: COMMERCIAL AIRPORT BHS ...
Shell hits despite cease-fire over Libyan airport
Yahoo News - 7/29/2014 2:54:29 PM
CAIRO (AP) — A shell fired by warring Libyan militias hit an oil tank Tuesday near the capital's international airport, despite local officials ... of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi in the country's 2011 civil war. However, the shell struck an oil ...
Security breaches at our airports
Punch - 7/30/2014 12:12:50 AM
Within two days of my arrival into the country, I have passed through three airports during which I observed some indefensible security breaches. That the three airports – Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nnamdi Azikiwe International ...
Fuel Tank Blaze Near Tripoli Airport 'Out of Control'
Voice of America - 7/28/2014 9:58:01 PM
... appealed for "international help" after several oil storage tanks caught fire amid clashes over the country's international airport in the capital, Tripoli. Fuel tanks hit Fuel storage tanks that supply Tripoli were hit on Sunday by rockets igniting a ...
The 10 Best Airports In The World
The Business Insider - 3/30/2011 7:02:22 PM
The airport is only 5 miles away from the city center, making it easily accessible. It is also one of the hubs in the Star Alliance, a network of 27 international airports that flies to 1,610 airports in 181 countries. Why it's awesome: Kuala Lumpur is ...
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/6/2013 11:53:56 PM
As the gateway to a city or country, airports are often striking works of architecture. Here are ten of the best from around the world. John F. Kennedy Airport, New York ... it's also beautiful. Terminal 4's architectural highlights include colorful ...
Nigeria Death Shows Ebola Can Spread by Air Travel
ABC News - 7/26/2014 7:30:04 PM
International airports in Nigeria are screening passengers arriving from foreign countries for symptoms of Ebola, according to Yakubu Dati, the spokesman for Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria. Health officials are also working with ports and land ...
U.S. airports are 'awful.' Here's the problem
CNN - 4/3/2014 7:33:26 AM
In February, as reported by the New York Daily News, Vice President Joe Biden said New York's frequently lambasted LaGuardia Airport "feels like it's in some third world country ... list of the world's top 100 airports. The highest ranking any U.S ...