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
The Busiest Airports In Indonesia
worldatlas.com - 2/23/2017 10:20:12 PM
Air travel in Indonesia is a critical means of connecting the islands of the country with one another ... to be among the largest air travel markets in the world by 2034. Indonesia has more than 200 airports with most of them under the management and ...
Malaysia airport clear of VX nerve agent, officials say
CNN - 2/25/2017 3:05:20 AM
(CNN)No one at a Malaysian airport has gotten sick from exposure to VX nerve agent ... who police say are North Korean, have left the country, police said. North Korea vehemently denies any involvement in Kim's death.
The country that tourism has taken by surprise
BBC - 2/22/2017 7:05:07 AM
In many ways, Iceland provides a snapshot of several shifts going on in the world: a move everywhere ... passing through Keflavik airport jumped by 40% In particular, Icelandair’s offer of a free stop-off in the country for passengers travelling across ...
Most of Mosul Airport Is Taken by Iraqi Forces in Push Against ISIS
New York Times - 2/23/2017 2:56:23 PM
The push to take the airport, which has been spearheaded by the Iraqi federal police, is a promising start for what is expected to be a difficult and bloody fight to evict the group from the city, the country’s second largest. “They are most of the way ...
China to debut world's first bird 'airport'
Mother Nature Network MNN - 2/21/2017 11:55:37 PM
One of nine major global migratory flyways, the East Asian-Australasian Flyway encompasses 22 different countries including China, Japan, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Russia and the United States (just Alaska). An airport ... being the world's most ...
Death by chemical might be North Korean warning
The Seattle Times - 2/24/2017 6:29:57 PM
Or was the toxin an attempt to avoid detection in carrying out a brazen killing at one of the world’s busiest airports? “By using VX in an ... North Korea back on a list of terrorism-sponsoring countries, analysts said. The North was first put on ...
Iraqi forces retake runway from ISIS at Mosul International Airport
FOX News - 2/23/2017 8:58:28 AM
Iraqi federal police forces – backed by U.S. air support – entered Mosul International Airport ... the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge," he said in a statement. Ground units pushed into a belt of villages outside the country's ...
IGIA enters big league, is 12th busiest airport in the world
The Hindu - 2/13/2017 12:56:24 AM
Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), the busiest in the country, is now also among the top 15 busiest airports in the world. Private airport operator Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) on Sunday said it was the 12th busiest airport ...
Kim Jong-nam killed by VX nerve agent, say Malaysian police
The Guardian - 2/24/2017 1:40:38 AM
Kuala Lumpur airport terminal to be decontaminated ... North Korea is thought to have one of the world’s largest stockpiles of chemical weapons, and is one of six countries not to have signed or acceded to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), according ...
Watch: 'Worst skier alive' wobbles past world championship finish line
Times of Malta - 2/25/2017 2:39:42 PM
Adrian Solano wobbled, rolled and slid down the cross-country course at the 2017 Nordic Skiing World Championships in Finland as commentators ... after being denied entry to France by airport officials in Paris who did not believe his story and thought ...
VX used in airport murder of Kim Jong Nam kills in minutes
Reuters - 2/24/2017 6:34:07 AM
KUALA LUMPUR VX, the chemical used in the airport murder of Kim Jong Nam ... North Korea is one of only six countries in the world that have not signed a global chemical weapons convention that prohibits the production, stockpiling and use of chemical ...
Many European countries won’t recognize transgender people unless they’re sterilized
Washington Post - 2/25/2017 5:57:08 AM
Those affected are also forced to explain to airport personnel ... in several European countries before being able to officially change their gender identity — another practice that has been harshly condemned. The World Health Organization listed ...
Is Kuala Lumpur airport infected with chemical poison VX that killed Kim Jong-nam?
Hindustan Times - 2/24/2017 11:56:14 AM
Authorities have now announced they will sweep the airport to “decontaminate” the premises of the nerve gas, considered the deadliest poison in the world. This is a remarkable ... the agent but many other countries – such as Iraq and Syria ...
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 7:36:09 AM
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 ...
Thai airport steps up safety after trolley pile-up
Today - 2/24/2017 2:33:43 PM
BANGKOK — Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) says it has adjusted bidding requirements for new trolleys at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport, after a wild pile-up of baggage carts that exposed problems with moving luggage around the country’s top airport.