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
Exclusive: Brazil report on World Cup air traffic jams at odds with government view
Reuters - 12/6/2013 8:59:05 PM
A spokesman for GRU Airport, the private consortium overseeing Sao Paulo's international airport, told Reuters earlier this year that because of the tight schedule the new terminal may see only "partial" operation during the World Cup - in which ...
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 ...
U.S. fans at 2014 World Cup to see a lot of Brazil - from the air
Reuters - 12/6/2013 6:57:24 PM
But prices are already climbing. Between Friday morning and afternoon, when it was revealed that highly ranked Germany would play back-to-back in Fortaleza and Recife, the cost of flying between those matches shot upward. Airlines raised prices ...
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 ... but the main problems are the huge increase in air traffic as Chinese citizens take to the air instead of traveling by train, and the lack ...
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 ...
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?
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 ... is meant to resemble a dragon adorned in the traditional Chinese red-and-yellow color scheme. Huge skylights let in plenty of natural light, and the entire terminal ...
Many flee in fear to C. African Republic airport
Yahoo! News - 12/6/2013 4:27:04 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Brazil Raises $9.1 Billion in Privatizing 2 Airports
Dealbook - 11/22/2013 9:01:22 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 ...
Free Phuket Airport Wifi; Thaksin Must Go; Most Corrupt Countries; World Cup Latest
phuketwan.com - 12/3/2013 10:28:33 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 ...
World's 10 best airports
Rediff - 3/26/2010 12:36:47 PM
This is the second largest airport terminal in the world after Dubai International Airport's Terminal 3, and the third largest building in the world by area. The T3 food-service area offers the best dining experience at the same prices as in central Beijing.
Indonesia’s World-Class Malls Should Set The Standard for Country’s Airports
The Jakarta Globe - 2/12/2012 11:56:55 PM
I.B. Made Bimantara Air travel is no longer considered a luxury or a novelty. Gone are the days when flying was called a “godlike act” — a term used by Charles Lindbergh, the first human to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. If you have ever been to ...