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
Rwanda to Host World's First 'Drone Airport'
AllAfrica - 10/8/2015 6:46:03 AM
The government has moved to set up a regulatory framework for remotely piloted aircraft, popularly referred to as 'drones,' following investor interest to establish the world's first drone airport (drone port) in the country beginning next year.
The world’s first airport for drones will be built in Rwanda
Quartz - 10/8/2015 11:46:42 AM
Rwanda is on track to build what’s being billed as the world’s first airport for drones next year ... Transportation is difficult in the small, landlocked East African country otherwise known as the “land of 1,000 hills.” That’s part of the ...
The 27 patterns that make up the world’s cities and suburbs
Washington Post - 10/8/2015 11:46:42 AM
There is "rural sprawl," distinct from country roads. And there are the particular shapes ... Here's a pattern that is echoed by the world's airports and the land around them: Your typical office park: And a factory: This one Wheeler calls "loops ...
Dubai World Central target to become world’s largest airport on track
The National - 10/7/2015 8:13:08 AM
Arabian Gulf countries are facing budgetary pressures after a slump ... eventually making it the largest airport in the world with a capacity to handle around 220 million passengers upon its completion. The airport will also be able to handle 100 A380s ...
8 Charts Showing the World’s Largest Airport Megahubs
Skift - 10/8/2015 6:24:34 AM
Dan Peltier Some 22 U.S. airports, among the world’s busiest for passenger traffic ... don’t have the demand for lots of flights to nearby destinations within their country. Beijing might fly to Shanghai or a few other spots in China, but most of ...
All 7 IRNSS satellites to be in orbit by March 2016: ISRO
Zee News - 10/8/2015 2:02:42 PM
that was jointly organised by ISRO and Airports Authority of India (AAI). He also complemented AAI and Civil Aviation Department for their efforts in helping ISRO provide navigation service to the country, making it only the fourth in the world to provide ...
Manchester Airports Group reports rapid descent of carbon emissions
Edie - 10/7/2015 10:36:18 AM
MAG's CSR director Neil Robinson said: “The figures we are releasing today demonstrate the powerful role that airports across the country play in generating ... “Heathrow’s ambition is to be the world’s most responsible hub airport and to do ...
World’s biggest tourism group investing in Iran
Tour Experience - 10/8/2015 4:40:11 PM
Germany’s TUI Group, the largest leisure, travel and tourism company in the world, is interested in investment in Iran ... of Germans travelling to Iran or interested in visiting the country. “Negotiations have been already held for cooperation and ...
How should the world engage with North Korea?
The Guardian - 10/8/2015 1:05:26 PM
“We have nothing to envy in this world,” goes an old ditty sung in nurseries ... engagement” with North Korea for the last decade, actively engaging the country but criticising its behaviour at the same time. But what difference has it made?
'Rio 2016's success will be measured by organisational efficiency'
Daijiworld - 10/8/2015 7:57:38 AM
Rousseff on Wednesday highlighted the success of the 2014 FIFA World Cup when thousands of foreign and Brazilian tourists visited the host cities without any security or transport problems, Xinhua reported. The country's airports received all the necessary ...
Dhaka Tribune - 10/8/2015 6:31:44 AM
The idea, then, is that airports will serve as new engines of regional ... compared to the other BRICS countries. India is only the world’s 9th largest aviation market, with 121 million domestic and 41 million international passengers annually.
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 ...
European music venues can help you understand the countries
Newsday - 10/7/2015 11:04:56 AM
If you really want to understand a European country, take in some live music ... Paris is for organ lovers New JetBlue 'farm' to help feed JFK customers Airport layovers are for sightseeing Disney World hikes annual, season pass prices Wild West towns ...
EU ministers agree no airport-style security on rail
Channel News Asia - 10/8/2015 5:08:49 PM
BRUSSELS: Lengthy airport-style security measures will not be introduced ... In addition, European Union countries will start sharing information on best practices for dealing with attacks such as the one in August.
Thai Tourist Islands Hit by Haze From Indonesia Fires
NDTV - 10/8/2015 1:05:26 PM
which controls air traffic across the country. A further two airlines flying to Phuket from Singapore were forced to circle the airport for up to an hour before landing, it said, as haze blocked out the sun to the disappointment of visitors. "It is the ...