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
Spanish 'ghost airport' goes on the block
CNN - 12/10/2013 5:41:04 PM
Read: DC10 makes last passenger flight 'Don't land here!' Plus points aside, what the airport equivalent of real estate agents might try to gloss over are the huge yellow crosses painted all over the ... such as Paris Beauvais Tillé (85 ...
Smog forces 'blind landing' training on China's pilots
CNN - 12/12/2013 7:51:43 AM
Hong Kong (CNN)-- Smog in Beijing is now so bad and such a regular occurrence that the country's civil aviation authority will require the pilots of even small commercial airlines to be able to perform "blind landings." The move is aimed at ...
Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country
in.com - 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 ...
A Map of the World As Plotted By Airports
Gizmodo - 6/27/2013 2:14:05 AM
James Davenport created a world map using just airports, runways and helicopter pads. That way you can see which countries are dotted and outlined with airports (hint: it's the rich ones) and which countries just disappear into the vapor (hint: it's the ...
Which country has the worst airport delays in the world?
The Christian Science Monitor - 7/12/2013 12:47:42 PM
Chinese airline passengers, who have a reputation for losing it in dramatic fashion, can now feel vindicated. Beijing’s airport has the worst punctuality record in the world. And Shanghai is close behind. Only 18 percent of flights took off ...
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/6/2013 11:53:56 PM
Here are ten of the best from around the world ... to do in New York City Madrid Barajas Airport Madrid is quickly becoming a major travel center in Europe, and besides being one of the easiest airports to navigate, it's also beautiful.
World's 10 best airports!
Rediff - 8/4/2011 6:16:08 AM
Changi Airport serves more than 100 airlines flying off to some 200 cities in about 60 countries ... Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the Netherlands' main international airport, located 20 minutes southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer.
Runaway spy Edward Snowden breaks cover at Russian airport and reveals to the world’s media that he intends apply for asylum in the country
Daily Mail - 7/12/2013 8:04:22 PM
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden resurfaced today after more than a month in hiding and made clear he wants to take asylum in Russia. At a closed-door meeting at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport with Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International ...
Indonesia’s World-Class Malls Should Set The Standard for Country’s Airports
The Jakarta Globe - 2/12/2012 11:56:55 PM
I.B. Made Bimantara Air travel is no longer considered a luxury or a novelty. Gone are the days when flying was called a “godlike act” — a term used by Charles Lindbergh, the first human to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. If you have ever been to ...
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phuketwan.com - 12/3/2013 10:57:11 PM
bloomberg Thailand's tourism industry, which generates revenue equivalent to at least one tenth of economic output, will rebound after the eventual resolution between the government and protesters, according to DBS Vickers Securities (Thailand) Co. PHUKET ...
Nigeria: Remodeling the Country's Airports to World Standards
AllAfrica - 5/17/2012 10:58:32 AM
Lagos — By the end of this month, works on the eleven airports undergoing remodeling across the country under the phase one airports remodeling efforts would have been completed. The rehabilitation programme commenced last year with the cost of N19 billion.
Brazil Raises $9.1 Billion in Privatizing 2 Airports
Dealbook - 11/22/2013 4:58:00 PM
SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil’s government privatized two major airports, raising a total of 20.8 billion reais, or $9.1 billion, on Friday, as the country makes infrastructure upgrades ahead of next year’s World Cup. A consortium led by the ...
Airlines shun Swaziland's new airport
News24 - 12/11/2013 8:07:13 AM
Mbabane - Swaziland’s new R3bn international airport, located in the dusty hamlet of Sikhupe 90 minutes from Mbabane, became fully operational last week. The problem is that no airline wants to go there. “The airport is finished and ready for use ...