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
CAA unveils master plan to create four new international airports
Daily Monitor - 1/30/2015 2:49:50 PM
Currently, Uganda has only one international airport. According to the National Civil Aviation ... Dr Rama Makuza, the CAA managing director, said the plan “resonates with the country’s growth aspirations.” The developments are important to Uganda ...
Savannah airport named ‘happiest’ for travel enthusiasts
WJCL News - 1/29/2015 12:13:32 PM
Savannah/Hilton Head International was named one of the “happiest” airports in the country. Wednesday, traveling is much more than a daunting task. It can be a lifestyle experience. Every year, millions of Americans escape to global destinations ...
You may not believe the honor bestowed on Newark airport
NJBIZ - 1/29/2015 11:23:26 AM
If we say Newark Liberty International Airport has made another Top 10 ... More than 50,000 respondents used these qualifications to rank airports across the country based on whether or not they would prefer to be stranded there. No word on what the ...
More guns being found at Dayton International Airport
WHIO - 1/29/2015 10:36:19 PM
More guns are being found in carry-on bags at airports across the country, according to the Transportation Security Administration. According to the TSA, the numbers are going up at the Dayton International Airport too. News Center 7 investigated why this ...
Dubai takes top slot as world’s busiest airport
Air Transport World - 1/28/2015 6:12:38 PM
Dubai Airports has confirmed it has taken the title of the world’s busiest international airport from ... s rulers to transform the emirate into a transport hub. Unlike many countries where air travel is seen as a mixed blessing due to environmental ...
Arabic tweet directed at Charleston Airport one of many being investigated by FBI
The Post and Courier - 1/29/2015 5:35:40 PM
An Arabic tweet tagging the Charleston International Airport is one of numerous social media messages ... year when bomb threats were being called in at universities across the country, and that they were ultimately tied back to one person.
Dubai overtakes Heathrow as busiest international airport
AsiaOne - 1/28/2015 12:57:40 PM
whose location makes them convenient transit points for international travel. Dubai Airport sharply increased passenger numbers for its routes to Europe as well as to India and other Asian countries last year. Its annual passenger capacity is forecast to ...
Delhi International Airport raises $289 million in junk bond sale at 6.12% coupon
Economic Times - 1/28/2015 5:58:19 PM
MUMBAI: Delhi International Airport (DIAL), which operates the nation's largest ... told PTI today that the just-completed bond sale is the first such instrument not only out of the country, but across Asia this year. The DIAL issue is also the first ...
World Watch: News Digest
Wall Street Journal - 1/29/2015 9:24:44 PM
The king did opt for some continuity by keeping Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi, who was instrumental in the decision by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to keep ... shot dead at the Kabul military airport in an apparent insider attack ...
New Sri Lankan government hobbled by old Chinese debts?
Financial Times - 1/30/2015 3:01:10 AM
Most importantly, they avoided the key political requirements that funding from the World ... the country. How widely Sri Lanka benefited from projects funded by Chinese loans is also uncertain. Many such infrastructure projects, including an airport ...
Dufry Said to Be Among Suitors Eyeing World Duty Free
Bloomberg - 1/29/2015 2:58:11 PM
World Duty Free operates 495 stores in 19 countries and 98 airports across the world, according to its website. The Benetton family has held a controlling 50.1 percent stake since the company was spun off from Autogrill SpA and began trading independently ...
Pensacola Intergalactic Airport? City temporarily renames airport in honor of sci-fi convention
Al.com - 1/29/2015 1:46:36 PM
The Pensacola International Airport doesn't offer service to Alderaan (RIP ... "We've seen some of the most well-established comic conventions in the country partner with the major airports in their cities; so, it's great to see our airport and city ...
PLP Thanks Airport Town Hall Meeting Attendees
Bernews - 1/29/2015 8:41:47 PM
to learn about the One Bermuda Alliance’s plans to privatise the LF Wade International Airport.” The meeting, moderated by Lt. Col. David Burch, lasted for 90 minutes and featured presentations by Shadow Minster of Finance David Burt and Shadow ...
Taliban claim responsibility for insider attack that killed three American contractors at Kabul airport
Daily Mail - 1/30/2015 1:52:34 PM
The attack occurred at an Afghan military base at the North Kabul International Airport complex. 'Insider attacks' by ... and leading up to the winding down of combat operations in the country. In August Major Gen. Harold J. Greene was the highest ...
Three American contractors killed in shooting at Afghanistan airport
CBS News - 1/29/2015 4:02:36 PM
Dan Kitwood, Getty Images Three Americans contractors and one Afghan national were killed Thursday during a shooting at North Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan ... their formal combat mission in that country at the end of last year, handing ...