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
‘Third World’ U.S. Airports? That Insults the Third World
The Wall Street Journal - 1/20/2017 11:36:19 PM
For once, Donald Trump was guilty of understatement. “Our airports are like from a Third World country,” he said during a debate year. It’s a common complaint but inaccurate: Comparing America’s airports with the Third World’s is unfair to the ...
A world first? Automatic recognition system to replace passport control at Australian airports
RT - 1/22/2017 9:03:37 PM
"I think it could be a world first," John ... Australia is not the only country developing such technology as similar innovations have been tested by the US Customs and Border Protection in John F. Kennedy International Airport and Washington Dulles ...
Countries With The Most Airports In The World
worldatlas.com - 8/15/2016 11:59:03 PM
The US hosts the largest number of airports in the world, followed by Brazil and Mexico. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the U.S. state of Georgia is the United States' busiest airport. Without a doubt, air travel is one of the most ...
Travel in treacherous times: Watertown couple caught up in aftermath of Florida airport shooting
Watertown Daily Times - 1/22/2017 12:25:14 AM
We would not be leaving until the airport was secured ... and people would be advised not to visit those countries, Mr. Marilley said. But many places in the world still remain safe for American travelers, he added. He recalled a Watertown couple who ...
Gambia’s Defeated Leader Yahya Jammeh Leaves Country, Ends Standoff
NBC News - 1/21/2017 11:56:36 PM
Though tens of thousands of Gambians had fled the country during his rule, Jammeh supporters flocked to the airport to see him walk the red ... did not include promises of amnesty but said the world and regional bodies "commit to work with the government ...
Top 10 Countries with the Most Airports – 2017 Update
gazettereview.com - 9/10/2016 1:31:05 AM
So we’ve established the importance of airports, but how many of these places are there in the world? Surely there are a countless amount of them across the globe, but how many exactly? Which countries have the most airports? The richest countries?
No need for the world to fear Trump
Rediff India Abroad - 1/21/2017 1:19:31 PM
capped by his signature slogan, 'And, yes, together, we will make America great again' would have put Americans on top of the world ... and airports and tunnels and railways' and get people off welfare and back to work rebuilding the country 'with American ...
Facial recognition to replace passports at Australian airports
100pour100-velo.com - 1/23/2017 3:15:51 AM
Australia's global airports are in the process of automating 90 percent of ... Due to start in 2017 and be fully implemented by 2020 in what the department is calling a "world-first", the system will involve a combination of iris, face and fingerprint ...
New Jetstar terminal helps break records at New Plymouth Airport
Stuff - 1/23/2017 12:41:21 PM
On average, passenger numbers increase each year by about 4.8 per cent, but in 2016 there was a 20.3 per cent jump in New Plymouth, which is now the fourth busiest regional airport in the country and ... best place in the world to visit in 2017.
Des Moines airport's new terminal may depend upon Trump
Des Moines Register - 1/20/2017 5:24:05 PM
He said roads and bridges were crumbling and compared U.S. airports with Third World countries. Among the most eager to see if Trump keeps his infrastructure promise are officials at the Des Moines International Airport. For several years, airport ...
Which airports have the happiest passengers?
CNN - 3/3/2016 2:50:16 PM
(CNN ... Best Airports by Size: Over 40 Million Passengers per Year. Crowd-pleasing innovations It's yet another award these two can add to the shelf, having secured first and second place in travel website Sleeping in Airports' survey of the world's ...
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 ...
Ukraine’s Uman airport to service pilgrims thanks to $140M investment
Jewish Telegraphic Agency - 1/20/2017 6:32:41 AM
In 2016, approximately 50,000 pilgrims came to Uman, with 90 percent of them passing through Kiev’s main airport. The number of flights from Israel and other countries with a substantial number of pilgrims has been rising steadily as well, according to Life.
Joe Biden on LaGuardia Airport: 'I must be in some third-world country'
The Verge - 2/6/2014 4:07:49 AM
Vice President Joe Biden is very unhappy about America's declining infrastructure. During a speech in Philadelphia today, he threw New York's LaGuardia Airport under the bus to drive that point home. But first, the vice president talked about advancements ...
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 ...