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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Exclusive: Brazil report on World Cup air traffic jams at odds with government view
Reuters - 12/6/2013 8:51:56 PM
The report, prepared by the sports ministry with the help of outside consultants ... thanks in part to major renovations underway at airports in all 12 of the World Cup's host cities. In an interview, Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo brushed off ...
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/6/2013 11:53:56 PM
The building's unique design has been used as a New York filming ... Madrid is quickly becoming a major travel center in Europe, and besides being one of the easiest airports to navigate, it's also beautiful. Terminal 4's architectural ...
World's 10 best airports!
Rediff - 8/4/2011 6:16:08 AM
World Airport Awards Skytrax 2011 held in Copenhagen has honoured ... Changi Airport serves more than 100 airlines flying off to some 200 cities in about 60 countries and territories worldwide. An important contributor to the Economy of Singapore, more ...
World's 10 best airports
Rediff - 3/26/2010 12:36:47 PM
Rank 1 Recognised as one of the best airports in the world, it has 80 airlines serving 200 cities in 60 countries. The airport now has an annual handling capacity of more than 70 million passengers. Changi Airport handles more than 4,500 arrivals and ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
The Best Airport Restaurants in the World
The Huffington Post - 12/6/2013 3:01:10 PM
Traveling makes you hungry. Whether you're flying across the country or across the globe, you're going to crave a meal , or at least a snack, dessert, and definitely a tasty drink. But where can you find good food when you're en route?