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, 2012See also: Airports map
Top five airports in the world
Montreal Gazette - 4/16/2014 2:56:08 PM
then you might be more interested to know the winners of this year’s World Airport Awards. The awards are based on the results of an independent, global survey that collected nearly 13 million votes of air travellers from 110 countries. And the 2014 ...
Istanbul New Airport: What can passengers and airlines expect from the world’s biggest airport?
Future Travel Experience - 4/17/2014 12:31:47 PM
Last week, FTE highlighted Turkish Airlines’ ambition to create the world’s best passenger experience ... ensuring the airport itself reflects the values and heritage of the city and country it serves is a priority. Meredith may be a Brit himself ...
Heathrow in top 10 world airports
Sunday Post - 4/16/2014 11:42:52 AM
Heathrow has made it into a list of the top 10 world airports compiled from views of nearly ... A total of 12.85 million airport customers across 110 countries had to decide which of 410 airports would make the final list. Skytrax said: "Heathrow has ...
Hidden Vulnerability Discovered In The World's Airline Network
MIT Technology Review - 4/16/2014 2:56:08 PM
The global network of links between the world’s airports looks robust but contains a hidden weakness ... Airborne ash can clog jet engines so some 20 countries immediately closed their air space to commercial air traffic. The eruption lead to the ...
World Routes Returns to China in 2016
Yahoo Finance - 4/14/2014 11:38:05 AM
The event in 2016 is expected to attract more than 3,500 delegates including 350 airlines, 1,000 airports and 300 tourism authorities from more than 125 countries. It will be held in the state of the art International Convention & Exhibition Centre at ...
Arrests at 68 airports in 32 countries made for airline ticket fraud
E TN Global Travel Industry News - 4/12/2014 11:29:07 PM
Notifications were sent to airports across the world, where police detained criminals attempting ... Interpol created its SLTD database to help countries secure their borders and protect their citizens from terrorists and other dangerous criminals known ...
Miami will be World Cup crossroads
The Miami Herald - 4/17/2014 8:31:23 PM
The director of Miami International Airport likens getting MIA ready to handle an extra ... use their colors during Copa season and offer menus themed to the cuisine of a team’s country. Some hotels also will be packaging soccer-themed discounts.
Update: International Flight Has Refueled, Headed to DFW
Big Country Homepage - 4/15/2014 4:08:54 PM
The plane successfully refueled and taken off to DFW International Airport. 5:38 p.m. Update An ambulance has been called out after one of the passengers reportedly suffered a panic attack on the plane. 5:01 p.m. Update There are no injuries reported after ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 4:16:47 PM
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 ...
Officials say airports are new front in fighting human trafficking
KTVU Station - 4/15/2014 11:54:12 PM
Speaking at a news conference at the Oakland International Airport, Betty Ann Boeving of the Bay Area Anti ... "Sex trafficking and human trafficking is big business in this country and region and it's high time that we got serious about eradicating ...
Authorities expand airport capacity in Saudi Arabia
traveldailymedia.com - 4/14/2014 9:17:54 PM
Saudi Arabia is hatching plans to increase airport capacity across the country as international airlines expand to second tier cities and increase frequencies to and from the country. There are four international airports in Saudi Arabia, located in Riyadh ...
Bay Area airport workers learn how to identify human trafficking victims
Contra Costa Times - 4/15/2014 12:05:31 PM
OAKLAND -- Workers at Oakland International Airport on Tuesday began training on how to spot ... "The truth is that sex trafficking and human trafficking is big business right here in this country, right here in this region, and it's high time that we ...
Ukraine security forces says they have fought off attack on airport in country’s east
Ottawa Citizen - 4/15/2014 6:36:15 AM
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces said they repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at a small airport ... Kyiv was seeing in the country’s east was ...
Wyoming airports endure cancellations by airline
Seattle Post Intelligencer - 4/13/2014 10:56:19 AM
Erixon is starting to fly out of Denver International Airport, a six-hour drive from her home ... One month ago, 11 students from all over the country landed in Denver. They were one flight away from a semester-long outdoor course through the National ...
US Safety Admin Inspects Abuja, Lagos Airports
Leadership - 4/16/2014 1:12:56 AM
While in Abuja, the TSA official will inspect the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and also meet with her home country embassy officials. before returning to Lagos on Wednesday enroute Dakar, her base.