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
'Excuse me, you're too fat for our country': Airports have way too many weighty issues
Firstpost - 2/7/2016 8:56:22 PM
Airports drive you crazy. They are the world in a microcosm. Racism is rampant. Harassment, the VIP syndrome, rip-offs, the paper chase, dry mouths, hopes delayed, it’s all there. Now, they are going to have weighing machines in the western world so that ...
Heathrow’s days as Europe’s busiest airport are numbered
The Economist online - 2/5/2016 7:04:12 PM
JUST two years ago, Heathrow airport in London was the busiest international airport in the world. Last year ... One is demographic. The country has a large, young population, many of whom are potential air passengers. Turkey had the world’s sixth ...
Payment for trolleys at Nigerian airports to stop soon, says minister
P.M. News Nigeria - 2/8/2016 3:37:13 AM
Senator Hadi Sirika, Minister of state for aviation has given an assurance to Nigerians that payment for the use of trolleys at the nation’s airports would stop ... Nigeria is the only country in the world where airline passengers pay for trolleys.
Not all passports are equal: Why the travel documents come in different colours and how countries choose them
Daily Mail - 2/8/2016 10:42:33 PM
In the United States, most people own a dark blue passport, but maroon or dark red passports may be seen at airports for those ... Passport Index lists which countries have the greatest access visa-free to places round the world, with the United Kingdom ...
Somalia says video shows laptop handed to bomb suspect; pilot says airport had no security
Charlotte Observer - 2/7/2016 6:44:31 AM
Somalia’s government has said it will tighten security at the airport to prevent other threats. Somalia faces an insurgency from the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, which has carried out deadly attacks in Somalia and neighboring countries. Daallo ...
CCTV: 'Somali plane bomber' receives explosives at airport caught on camera
Daily Telegraph - 2/8/2016 4:01:41 PM
CCTV footage has emerged showing a laptop believed to have caused the blast on board a flight from Somalia last week being handed to a passenger at Mogadishu airport ... attacks in Somalia and neighbouring countries. Al-Shabaab has lost ground to the ...
Denver confirms status as the sixth busiest airport in the US
Airport World - 2/9/2016 10:38:23 AM
Denver International Airport has cemented its status as the sixth biggest gateway in the US and top 20 world ranking by handling a record ... Other new services will be launched later in the year by Sun Country Airlines, Air Canada and Southwest Airlines.
Senior Palestinian Politician Threatens West: ‘Do We Have to Hijack Your Planes and Destroy Your Airports Again to Make You Care About Our Cause?’
The Blaze - 2/8/2016 2:57:16 PM
A prominent Palestinian politician unwittingly reminded the world of the Palestinians’ claim to fame in the 1970s and 1980s, threatening the West that his people could go back to hijacking planes and shooting up airports “to make you care about our ...
More sex abuse by UN troops alleged in C. African Republic
New Pittsburgh Courier - 2/8/2016 1:24:12 PM
and the world body announced that more than 100 troops would be sent home. Human Rights Watch said a 14-year-old and an 18-year-old alleged that peacekeepers gang-raped them near the airport in Bambari, the country’s second-largest city. The U.N ...
Pilot who landed plane in Somalia with hole in fuselage calls airport security 'zero'
Chicago Tribune - 2/7/2016 8:27:44 PM
Somalia's government has said it will tighten security at the airport to prevent other threats. Somalia faces an insurgency from the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, which has carried out deadly attacks in Somalia and neighboring countries. Daallo ...
Postcard: 2016 Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase
Equisearch - 2/7/2016 3:45:34 AM
Boyd Martin leaving the VIP tent on Blackfoot Mystery on his way to winning the Asheville Regional Airport ... aced the cross-country course, beautifully designed by Mark Phillips, the former U.S. eventing coach and a veteran of the world's great 4-star ...
7th Annual Qatar International Food Festival, hosted by Qatar Tourism Authority and Qatar Airways
E TN Global Travel Industry News - 2/8/2016 9:42:18 AM
The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax ... enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures. Last year, Qatar Airways launched ...
Somalia plane blast: airport worker 'handed device to bombing suspect'
The Guardian - 2/8/2016 3:30:04 AM
Video footage at Mogadishu airport appears to show two men handing what looks ... which has carried out deadly attacks in Somalia and neighbouring countries. Daallo Airlines, which is based in Dubai, has temporarily suspended its operations in Somalia ...
FG pledges determination to tackle security challenges at airports
Nigerian Observer Online Edition - 2/6/2016 1:48:03 PM
“The world of toady that we live in ... “As we all know there has been several security breaches at the airports, which has brought embarrassment to the country both locally and internationally,’’ he said. The terms of reference according to ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 11:16:08 AM
In a speech on American infrastructure Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden said that compared to airports like Hong Kong International, New York's LaGuardia feels like a "third world country." In January, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called LaGuardia and ...