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
U.S. pushes to extend border security to foreign airports
The Seattle Times - 7/24/2016 9:11:52 PM
The effort would be designed to extend the United States’ border security to foreign airports as part of new initiatives to reduce the risk of potential terrorists entering the country. Under a smaller program in place, called Preclearance and run by U.S ...
Alarmed Germans wonder about the security risks posed by asylum seekers
Washington Post - 7/25/2016 5:28:46 PM
How, Germans wonder, did a country with relatively weak intelligence services allow ... On Monday, Germany beefed up security at airports and train stations. Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière said that authorities are now conducting 59 investigations ...
The World Must Support Ireland Against U.S. Wars
OpEdNews - 7/24/2016 2:23:51 PM
entered the grounds of Shannon Airport to ask question and draw attention and face criminal prosecution for the cause of peace. If not for them, citizens of the United States -- a nation that literally bombs other countries in the name of democracy ...
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 ...
The Latest: Syria opposition group shamed by Germany attacks
US News and World Report - 7/25/2016 10:12:07 AM
Aamaq said Monday that the man carried out the attack in response to calls by the group to target countries of the U.S.-led coalition ... says he has ordered increased security presence at airports, train stations and elsewhere in the wake of a series ...
Madeira airport to be renamed Cristiano Ronaldo Airport
Travel Weekly - 7/25/2016 8:49:12 PM
It was Portugal’s first win in the Euro Cup or the World Cup, the two major international soccer competitions that European countries are eligible to compete in. As a result of the change, Santa Catarina Airport will be called Cristiano Ronaldo Airport.
Walvis Bay Airport terminal a massive boost for country – Geingob
New Era - 7/25/2016 8:46:13 AM
“We as a country can now boast a [new] facility which meets international ... provides increased commercial opportunities that are on par with international world-class airports that have attracted international brands and car rental services.
Medical Tourism Industry Valued at $439B; Poised for 25% Year-Over-Year Growth by 2025
prnewswire.com - 7/25/2016 6:58:51 AM
For years the medical travel industry seemed undervalued, yet VISA's report accounts for growth factors - like some 340 new international airports over the next ... survey of 31,000 18-34 year olds from 134 countries by popular booking site TopDeck Travel ...
Cook the Best Spanish Food from the Basque Country by Chef Alexandra Raij
Parade - 7/25/2016 8:27:44 PM
Chef Raij loves these buns so much that they are the first thing she eats when landing at the airport ... 80+ countries, and cruised 70+ ships. An international foodie, wine and spirits fan, and culture enthusiast, she loves to wander the world, unearthing ...
Around the world
The Bulletin - 7/25/2016 7:13:10 AM
Oli resigned moments before the country’s Parliament was expected to pass a no-confidence ... no attention as bystanders warned of a possible bomb. Law enforcement at airports — The Department of Homeland Security is pushing to increase the number ...
Passenger caught at Dublin Airport with €90k of cocaine
Sunday World - 7/25/2016 6:33:12 PM
A Lithuanian man caught bringing over €90,000 of cocaine into Dublin airport in a whiskey container “in return ... but suspended the final 18 months on condition he leave the country within seven days of his release from prison. Garda Aoife McEvoy ...
German minister orders security crackdown at AIRPORTS and train stations
The Daily Express - 7/25/2016 3:05:37 PM
"I have therefore ordered that the federal police visibly increase their presence at airports and railways stations and that ... which has seen around a million migrants flock to the country since 2015.
World War II planes coming to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport
State Journal Register - 7/24/2016 7:53:08 PM
This August, part of World War II history will fly into Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport. The Commemorative Air Force AirPower ... “We think it was one of the most significant eras in our country’s history,” said Kim Pardon, tour media liaison.
Gov. Walker: Attends World's Greatest Aviation Celebration, EAA Airventure
WisPolitics - 7/25/2016 7:44:47 PM
This year’s event runs from July 25-July 31 and throughout the week, more than 10,000 aircrafts fly into the Wittman Regional Airport ... more than 80 countries attend EAA AirVenture to celebrate the past, present, and future in the world of flight.
Mr. World Rohit Khandelwal Receives Grand Welcome as He Reaches Home
Daily Bhaskar - 7/24/2016 11:53:31 AM
The very dashing Rohit Khandelwal made the entire country proud as he created history and became the first ever Asian to be crowned as the ‘Mr. World’, beating 46 contestants ... as he landed at the Mumbai airport. His loved ones were waiting with ...