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
Australian airports turf war looms in battle for big-spending Chinese tourists
Perth Now Sunday Times - 9/16/2014 9:55:59 PM
With Chinese visitors to Australia expected to bring more than $13 billion into the country by 2020 ... To sweeten the deal, Brisbane International Airport will add Mandarin translations to signage, upgrade retail spaces and provide culturally appropriate ...
Ukraine PM Says Country Still in 'State of War'
ABC News - 9/13/2014 7:40:33 AM
without the approval of Kiev or oversight of the international Red Cross. A similar convoy in August was loudly condemned by Ukrainian officials as an invasion, but this time around Lysenko simply called the move "illegal." The country's top leaders have ...
New customs building planned at D.M. airport
Des Moines Register - 9/16/2014 4:02:14 AM
The Des Moines International Airport plans to spend about $1.1 million in state money to renovate a building into a new customs and border protection center used to inspect flights arriving from other countries. Taxpayer advocates say the project raises ...
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 ...
Need strategies to make non-functional airports perform: Aviation minister
Daijiworld - 9/16/2014 7:11:20 PM
He said the country has 125 airports where aircrafts can land but ... He, however, said that there is no activity there. The minister said three international airports were proposed in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act but barring Vijayawada, others ...
Toilet, dustbins come handy for gold smuggling via airport
Times of India - 9/16/2014 5:52:36 PM
JAIPUR: Smuggling of three kg gold using the Jaipur International Airport's loo which was exposed ... because similar cases have been detected at many other airports in the country including those in Chennai and Mangalore in the recent past leading to ...
Houthi Rebels in Yemen Block Road to Sana Airport: Reports
RIA Novosti - 9/7/2014 5:20:19 PM
MOSCOW, September 7 (RIA Novosti) – Rebels from the Shiite Houthi movement have blocked one of the main roads leading to the international airport in Yemen’s capital Sana, as the country’s government refused to give in to the protesters’ demands ...
Airport Information Systems Market $3,490.69 Million by 2020
TheSacramento Bee - 9/16/2014 1:34:54 PM
The prominent players in the Airport Information Systems Market are IKUSI S.A, Northrop Grumman Corporation, RESA, International Business Machines ... and Africa), and by Country. Forecast Analysis (2014-2020). http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market ...
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/7/2013 4:28:56 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 ... one of the easiest airports to navigate, it's also beautiful. Terminal 4's architectural highlights include ...
Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country
IBN Live - 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 ...
Goa's new Rs.345 crore airport terminal becomes embarrassment to all parties
IN - 9/16/2014 3:58:04 PM
"We would all like to see a world-class, state-of-the-art airport facility in Goa because it is an international ... wants to leave the war-torn country - but first needs a fresh New Zealand passport after burning ... Kabul: Afghanistan's rival ...
New Maldives airport opens up the remote south of the Indian Ocean holiday hotspot
Daily Mail - 9/11/2012 11:31:35 AM
However, some of the more remote portions of the Maldives have come a little closer to the rest of the world this week, as a new airport launches in the south ... far fewer visitors than the north of the country, where the majority of the luxury resorts ...
Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport: The Only U.S. Airport Offering All Expedited Customs Clearance Programs for International Travelers
Business Wire - 9/16/2014 4:38:02 AM
Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has emerged as the only airport in the ... passport lines and skip paper Customs declaration forms when re-entering the country through DFW. Automated Passport Control (APC) for U.S. and Canadian Citizens ...
Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Deal With Pronobis for Quito Airport Hotel
CNN Money - 9/15/2014 10:47:17 PM
The full-service, 146-room property, which is owned by Pronobis, is the only hotel on the new international airport grounds. The property is part of an existing deal to develop and franchise eight hotels in the country under Wyndham Hotel Group brands ...
WHO: Ebola Affected Countries Must Conduct 'Exit Screenings' at Airports, Borders
Breitbart News - 8/18/2014 2:59:24 PM
The World Health Organization is strongly urging countries affected by the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa-- Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria-- to screen individuals leaving the country for the virus at airports, seaports, and border crossings.