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
Why do so many people hate US airports?
BBC - 11/30/2015 10:22:22 AM
New York's frequently-lambasted LaGuardia Airport, which Vice President Joe Biden said "feels like it's in some Third World country", currently holds the top spot. It was first used as an airfield in 1929 and is to be completely overhauled by 2021.
Role Of Greenfield Airports In Greening Indian Economy – Analysis
Eurasia Review - 11/29/2015 9:57:54 PM
According to the World Bank, air freight is the volume of freight ... user charges and monitoring of set performance standards in respect of major airports. Presently 17 airports in the country has an annual passenger throughput in excess of one and ...
At world table today, PM will underline: Climate is responsibility, concern of all
The Indian Express - 11/30/2015 4:10:08 AM
Modi will launch the Global Solar Alliance, an effort to bring together tropical countries to promote solar energy ... like ‘Just Climate Action’, and ‘Kochi, first green airport of the world’, chic audio visuals on circular walls that acted ...
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
When it comes to modern-day travel, the long waits at airports and cramped flights are considered a necessary evil. But some airports, it seems, are very much worse than others. While Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport, in Pakistan, is often ...
Miss World Canada Blocked from Entering China to Compete in Pageant
People - 11/28/2015 11:36:19 AM
Canada's Miss World contestant was stopped in Hong Kong on Thursday and ... she was denied a Chinese visa because of her outspoken advocacy for human rights in the country. "My denial was unfortunate, but not entirely unexpected," she wrote.
WORLD: Pope brings peace message to Central African Republic
The Press-Enterprise - 11/29/2015 4:35:47 PM
BANGUI, Central African Republic — Flanked by Vatican bodyguards in flak jackets and machine-gun-toting U.N. peacekeepers, Pope Francis plunged Sunday into conflict-wracked Central African Republic and urged the country’s Christian and Muslim factions ...
Netanyahu heads to Paris for marathon meetings with world leaders
The Times of Israel - 11/30/2015 4:17:17 AM
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took off to Paris early Monday for a marathon of sit-downs with world leaders at a climate conference ... especially expected to raise interest, given the two country’s deliberations over the ongoing war in Syria.
World leaders assemble in Paris for crucial UN climate summit
Daily News and Analysis - 11/29/2015 4:14:18 PM
Chinas President Xi Jinping arrives at Orly airport, outside Paris, France, November 29, 2015 ahead of the World Climate Change Conference ... heads of government and ministers of several countries and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon are expected to ...
Countries, investors pledge billions for clean energy tech
KX News - 11/30/2015 4:17:17 AM
At least 19 governments and 28 leading world investors, including Facebook founder Mark ... A big sticking point at the climate talks will be money _ how much rich countries should invest help poor countries cope with climate change, how much should ...
Robot to help guide lost passengers at airport
Economic Times - 11/29/2015 8:00:23 AM
LONDON: A new stately looking robot with a friendly but unstirring 'face' has been developed to help lost passengers find their way around a busy airport. The robot will ... and businesses in five different countries. After the test run, adjustments ...
Qatar bans contractors leaving country in rain-damage probe
The Rakyat Post - 11/28/2015 5:09:46 AM
The airport cost at least US$15 billion (RM64 billion) to build. Rainwater also flooded streets and shut down some stores in Doha. Qatar has seen a boom in construction, some derided as shoddy, ahead of hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
World Leaders Gather For Climate Summit In Paris
NYSE Post - 11/29/2015 8:03:22 PM
India's strategy at the Paris Climate Change Summit will be to work with emerging economies and press the developed world to concede the responsibility for cutting carbon emissions after 2020 which cannot be shared equally by rich and poor countries.
World Food Championships: Ease of airline travel, sliders, and timeshare living
Examiner - 11/28/2015 8:23:03 AM
When flying cross-country out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), it is best to book the first ... you might need to make your stay more comfortable. A competition at the World Food Championships called for a special trip for fresh vegetables ...
Indonesian airports on alert
TTR Wekly - 11/30/2015 7:37:43 AM
Security has been beefed up at airports across the ASEAN region ... but no explosives were found on the flights. Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, suffered several major bomb attacks conducted by Islamic radicals between ...
Dubai's dnata buys stake in Brazilian airport ground handler
Arabian Business - 11/28/2015 11:50:38 AM
The company has 2,100 employees, serves over 400 flights a day at 24 airports across the country, and is highly-regarded for the ... This latest acquisition opens the door for dnata to serve one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation regions, South ...