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
Somalia attack: Twin car bombs explode by Mogadishu airport
BBC - 7/26/2016 8:16:24 AM
The large airport area in Mogadishu is a secure "green zone" for UN operations, the AU peacekeeping force and foreign embassies. The Somali government, with the help of AU forces, is fighting al-Shabab militants in several parts of the country.
World condemns twin suicide attack in Somalia
worldbulletin.net - 7/27/2016 7:46:35 AM
The mission said the al-Qaeda linked militant group would not succeed in destabilizing the country, located in the horn of Africa ... near the perimeter of the Mogadishu airport enclave. Abdisamad Hassan, a Somali Member of Parliament and former ...
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 ...
Guests from 70-80 countries visit EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh: “The best place in the world for aircraft!”
FOX 6 Now - 7/26/2016 11:11:11 PM
... makes Wittman Regional Airport the busiest airport in the world! 70,000 people per day are expected to attend the event, and about 2,000 of them are headed into Oshkosh, Wisconsin from foreign countries. From Argentina to Zimbabwe, people from around ...
Wittman Regional Airport Is World's Busiest
WHBL - 7/26/2016 4:05:52 AM
At last year's EAA AirVenture, Oshkosh was ranked number one for most flights coming in and out of any an airport in the world; that's more than airports ... 2,000 of them are traveling in from foreign countries. From Argentina to Zimbabwe, people from ...
Aerotropolis Atlanta leading the way to world-class airport community
The Business Journal - 7/26/2016 7:07:48 PM
We believe the aerotropolis concept will work because we see coordinated development helping airports around the world become economic drivers ... Conference in 2015 with 600 attendees from 16 countries. It participated in two trade missions, developed ...
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 authorities are now conducting 59 investigations ...
World Youth Day in the ‘Capital of Mercy’
NCRegister - 7/26/2016 8:30:43 AM
In addition, according to the official Twitter account for World Youth Day in English, in attendance there will be 844 bishops and 47 cardinals from 107 countries ... a farewell ceremony at Balice-Kraków Airport, the Pope will leave for Rome at ...
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 ...
The World Must Support Ireland Against U.S. Wars
washingtonsblog.com - 7/22/2016 11:58:53 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 ...
‘Changi airport is an experience’
The Hindu Business Line - 7/26/2016 3:40:13 PM
Bharath Mahadevan is the Country Head, India of Scoot ... It’s designed for people and not passengers. It is one of the few airports in the world where the arrivals and departures are at the same level, so an arriving passenger neither has to get ...
Passenger caught at Dublin Airport with €90k of cocaine
Sunday World - 7/25/2016 11:05:13 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 ...
JAMAICA: Airport hiccup for Asafa Powell in Rio
Entorno Inteligente - 7/26/2016 5:49:04 PM
Powell, was barred from entering the country by ... The former world record holder over 100m told the Brazilian immigration personnel that Jamaica's team manager for athletics, Ludlow Watts, who was waiting outside the airport, had his accreditation.
UAE Rulers and world leaders congratulate Solar Impulse on historic achievement
The National - 7/26/2016 11:36:50 AM
In the final hours leading up to the aircraft’s landing at Al Bateen Airport, UN secretary general ... director of the Emirates Wildlife Society and World Wildlife Fund. The group recommended the country set more ambitious solar-power targets to be ...
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.