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
‘Third World’ U.S. Airports? That Insults the Third World
The Wall Street Journal - 1/20/2017 11:36:19 PM
For once, Donald Trump was guilty of understatement. “Our airports are like from a Third World country,” he said during a debate year. It’s a common complaint but inaccurate: Comparing America’s airports with the Third World’s is unfair to the ...
KAA seeks Sh29bn World Bank loan to upgrade airports
Business Daily Africa - 1/23/2017 6:24:57 PM
The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) is seeking a Sh29 billion loan from the World Bank to finance the upgrade of the country’s airports. Under an initiative dubbed Kenya Aviation Modernisation Project, KAA said yesterday it plans to use part of the ...
On the planned closure of Abuja airport
guardian.ng - 1/23/2017 3:44:29 AM
Around the world, airport runways are resurfaced without outright closure ... It is to Nigeria’s eternal shame that, like every other infrastructure (roads, bridges, power) in this country, the entire Abuja Airport (runway, terminal building and all ...
End of passports? Australia's government moves to radically overhaul international airports
Stuff - 1/24/2017 8:22:28 AM
"I think it could be a world first," said John Coyne ... He said Australia was "miles ahead of the majority of countries" in modernising airport technology, particularly compared with the US or London's Heathrow, which he labelled "an informed version ...
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 ...
A world first? Automatic recognition system to replace passport control at Australian airports
RT - 1/22/2017 9:03:37 PM
"I think it could be a world first," John ... Australia is not the only country developing such technology as similar innovations have been tested by the US Customs and Border Protection in John F. Kennedy International Airport and Washington Dulles ...
Australian airports to replace passport checks with facial recognition technology
itapunta.com - 1/23/2017 5:34:50 PM
Due to start in 2017 and be fully implemented by 2020 in what the department is calling a "world-first", the system will involve ... the goal is to automate 90% of processing in the country's global airports by 2020. Passengers will not need to show ...
Gambia's defeated leader leaves country, ends standoff
The Miami Herald - 1/21/2017 7:07:17 AM
Though tens of thousands of Gambians had fled the country during his rule, Jammeh supporters flocked to the airport to see him walk the red ... did not include promises of amnesty but said the world and regional bodies "commit to work with the government ...
Veteran walking across the country accompanied by another vet
KWES NewsWest 9 - 1/23/2017 2:40:03 AM
The two met in the tall city where the Commemorative Air Force gave them free rides in a T-6, an aircraft that was flown during World War II ... learning about his 2,200 mile long walk across the country. This is all to honor the 22 veterans who take ...
Top 10 Countries with the Most Airports – 2017 Update
gazettereview.com - 9/10/2016 1:31:05 AM
So we’ve established the importance of airports, but how many of these places are there in the world? Surely there are a countless amount of them across the globe, but how many exactly? Which countries have the most airports? The richest countries?
Travel in treacherous times: Watertown couple caught up in aftermath of Florida airport shooting
Watertown Daily Times - 1/22/2017 12:25:14 AM
We would not be leaving until the airport was secured ... and people would be advised not to visit those countries, Mr. Marilley said. But many places in the world still remain safe for American travelers, he added. He recalled a Watertown couple who ...
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 7:36:09 AM
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 ...
Ukraine’s Uman airport to service pilgrims thanks to $140M investment
Jewish Telegraphic Agency - 1/20/2017 6:32:41 AM
In 2016, approximately 50,000 pilgrims came to Uman, with 90 percent of them passing through Kiev’s main airport. The number of flights from Israel and other countries with a substantial number of pilgrims has been rising steadily as well, according to Life.
Which airports have the happiest passengers?
CNN - 3/3/2016 2:50:16 PM
(CNN ... Best Airports by Size: Over 40 Million Passengers per Year. Crowd-pleasing innovations It's yet another award these two can add to the shelf, having secured first and second place in travel website Sleeping in Airports' survey of the world's ...
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 ...