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, 2014See also: Airports map
Torpid airports may convert into SEZs
The Hindu - 6/23/2016 11:28:51 PM
... who said we have so many airports in the country. Is it possible for us to declare some of them as SEZs and allow the airports to be used for two things. One is for leasing companies all over the world to come and park their aircraft here,” Mr ...
Biden returns to airport he called 'Third World country,' this time not to criticize it but to celebrate
Crain's New York Business - 6/14/2016 1:42:24 AM
In February 2014, Vice President Joe Biden called LaGuardia a "third world" airport, channeling the widespread frustration shared by New Yorkers and visitors alike who have experienced the airport's shabby conditions and frequent delays. On June 14, the ...
World Refugee Day marked with tales of hope, but also growing numbers of displaced
North Jersey - 6/25/2016 11:52:07 AM
A year ago, Hussam Al Roustom, a Syrian refugee, arrived with his family at Newark Airport frightened ... and to be welcomed in a country where they are not welcomed,’’ said Mahmoud Mahmoud, the director of Church World Service in Jersey City, which ...
UAE: Traffic Surge Fuels $100b GCC Airports Expansion
AviationPros - 6/24/2016 12:50:35 PM
The GCC countries are bracing for the traffic growth with new airports and expansion of the existing ones. According to Deloitte, projects are under way in the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar. Dubai International Airport is the world's ...
GCC fuels $100 billion in airport construction projects
Emirates247 - 6/24/2016 11:56:18 PM
Dubai International Airport is the world’s busiest international airport ... ceilings to minimize the noise of people talking or walking,” said Mohamed Nawarah, Country Manager – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at Hunter Douglas, the international airport ...
Biden praises plan to revamp 'Third World' LaGuardia Airport
USA Today - 6/15/2016 1:08:24 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Two years after likening LaGuardia Airport to a "Third World country," Vice President Joe Biden commended a $4 billion redevelopment project for it at a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday. Biden joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo to announce the ...
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
The airport was once likened to a 'third world country' by U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden. The 2014 Guide to Sleeping at Airports named the Pakistan airport as the very worst after tourists were asked to rate their airport experiences based on comfort ...
GCC to pump $100bn into airport construction projects
Trade Arabia - 6/23/2016 8:26:54 AM
Dubai International Airport is the world’s busiest international airport ... or shopping," remarked Mohamed Nawarah, the country manager (Saudi Arabia) at Hunter Douglas. "Good acoustics are essential for a serene airport atmosphere, such as by reducing ...