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 up for sale
Times of India - 12/10/2013 11:43:09 AM
MADRID: A huge airport in central Spain that cost one billion euros ($1.4 billion) to build but has not received a commercial flight since 2011 went up for auction on Monday for just 100 million euros. With a runway long enough to land an Airbus ...
Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country
in.com - 4/19/2013 3:43:05 AM
The RGI, along with Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) and Bengaluru International Airport (BIA), also figured in the list of the World's top 100 Airports ... of Airport Excellence and Quality Ranking.
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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
Huge 'ghost airport' put up for sale at bargain price
Sydney Morning Herald - 12/10/2013 5:09:27 AM
Bridge to nowhere ... Ciudad Real Central Airport, Spain's first private international airport, operated its first flight in December 2008 but passenger traffic never took off. It's now up for sale. Photo: Alamy A huge airport in central Spain that cost ...
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/6/2013 11:53:56 PM
Here are ten of the best from around the world. John F. Kennedy Airport, New York JFK's Terminal 5, which includes the building formerly called the TWA Flight Center, serves as the airport's JetBlue Terminal. The space was designed by Finnish ...
World's 10 best airports!
Rediff - 8/4/2011 6:16:08 AM
After a nine month customer survey with more than 11.38 million participants, 10 airports have been ... passenger traffic behind Frankfurt Airport, and the seventh busiest airport in Europe, handling 34,721,605 passengers in 2010. It is the world's 13th ...
Many flee in fear to C. African Republic airport
Yahoo! News - 12/6/2013 5:02:52 PM
Then the trickle of fear that led straight to the airport swelled into a flood ... parachutists and armored vehicles — rumbled their way into one of the world's poorest countries, locals stood behind coils of barbed wire, banging on plastic buckets ...
The 11 most outrageous airport interiors in the world
News.com.au - 12/9/2013 9:31:19 PM
MASSIVE, beautiful, weird, wonderful, futuristic and fun. Here are some of the world's best - and the downright craziest - airport interiors, according to travel website Skyscanner.com.au. 1. Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok, Thailand Ancient meets modern minimalism ...
Syrian rebels attack military airports across country, opposition says
CNN - 4/29/2013 12:53:44 AM
(CNN)-- In an attempt to weaken the Syrian government's air power, rebel fighters attacked several military airports across the country Sunday -- including a sprawling base in Idlib province, dissidents said. "Fighter planes have caused many ...
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.
Exclusive: Brazil report on World Cup air traffic jams at odds with government view
Reuters - 12/6/2013 8:51:56 PM
Fans will need to move around a country that is bigger than the continental United States. Brazil's airports are stretched even on ... will modify schedules to avoid clusters of World Cup-related flights arriving or leaving at the same time ...
Brazil Raises $9.1 Billion in Privatizing 2 Airports
Dealbook - 11/21/2013 11:54:22 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 ...