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
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 4:04:23 PM
When it comes to modern-day travel, the long waits at airports and cramped flights are considered a necessary evil. But some airports, it seems, are very much worse than others. While Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport, in Pakistan, is often ...
‘Chaos’ at Nepal airport, says Montreal woman stranded by earthquake
The Star - 4/26/2015 8:53:08 PM
Emilie-Anne Leroux says she was in a taxi on the way to the airport to return to ... Leroux, 28, was in Nepal working for the International Organization for Migration and says other Canadians she knows who were in the country have checked in to say they ...
Asian countries search for citizens stranded by Nepal quake
Yahoo News - 4/26/2015 10:37:31 AM
More than 2,000 people are reported killed by the earthquake, which cracked roads and brought down much of the country's mobile phone network. View gallery Members of a Japanese rescue team leave Narita international airport, suburban Tokyo for Nepal on ch ...
Lohegaon airport is 10th busiest in country, international traffic upc
Times of India - 4/14/2015 3:06:28 AM
PUNE: International passenger traffic at the Lohegaon airport here grew by more than 22% in the last fiscal from April 2014 to February 2015. The airport stood fifth in the country in terms of percentage growth of international passengers during the period.
World offers help after Nepal quake, but few know scope yet
Boston Herald - 4/26/2015 3:28:01 AM
the outside world scrambled for a clear picture of what most was needed following the magnitude 7.8 quake near the capital, Kathmandu, on Saturday. They know they need to hurry. Kathmandu's airport reopened, a key development. "We know the damage is ...
Aftershock hits Nepal as quake death toll passes 2,100 in four countries
Japan Today - 4/26/2015 10:23:12 AM
The quake will likely put a huge strain on the resources of this impoverished country ... world. The economy of Nepal, a nation of 27.8 million people, relies heavily on tourism, principally trekking and Himalayan mountain climbing. With Kathmandu airport ...
Quake agony revealed quietly on trip from Nepal airport
Ludington Daily News - 4/26/2015 4:06:48 PM
This short trip from the airport merely hinted at the devastation this country has felt. The full story, told from vulnerable mountain villages, distant historic sites and other places, is still being revealed.
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 ...
How CLT stacks up to other airports worldwide
The Business Journal - 4/13/2015 7:53:59 AM
“We pride ourselves at CLT on being a premiere airport not only in this country, but in the world,” Interim Aviation Director Brent Cagle said in the release. “As we continue to grow, our goal is to provide our passengers a first-rate ...
Sharjah Airport Free Zone signs MoU with Microsoft
MENAFN - 4/26/2015 8:42:59 AM
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) Sharjah Airport International Free Zone ... After a meeting between the Iranian and Omani Chambers of Commerce, the two countries decided to cofound a joint investment company, Gulf News reportedThe new company ...
Which airports offer the world's best customer service?
CNN - 2/17/2015 12:19:38 PM
That leaves one burning question -- when you take away all the fancy amenities like airport movie theaters and skating rinks, which facilities simply offer the best passenger service? Airports Council International ... airports in 177 countries -- surveyed ...
Live: Kathmandu airport reopens, Nepal earthquake death toll rises to 2263
Firstpost - 4/26/2015 11:34:47 AM
Kathmandu's Tribhuvan airport has re-opened for air traffic and domestic as well as international flights have resumed operations ... and to do so in a "quick span of time" He said that the country has always helped other nations in times of crisis ...
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/7/2013 4:28:56 PM
Madrid is quickly becoming a major travel center in Europe, and besides being one of the easiest airports to navigate, it's also beautiful ... or country, airports are often striking works of architecture. Here are ten of the best from around the world.
Pakistan storms leave dozens dead in country's north-west
theguardian.com - 4/26/2015 9:21:46 PM
All flight operations at the Peshawar airport were suspended because more rain was expected overnight. The Pakistani army said troops had been sent to the area to launch rescue and relief operations. Rescuers rushed victims to hospitals but roads submerged ...
The Ten Worst Airports In The World
Jalopnik - 10/29/2013 10:59:55 AM
Of all the airports in all of my travels, I would have to say that Kansas City International Airport is probably one of the worst airports I've ever been to ... I always thought LAX was the worst 3rd world country airport, until i went to HNL.