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
Bombers thwarted at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines
Examiner - 9/1/2014 3:47:13 PM
Terrorism seems to strike every country in the world to some extent these days. Thanks to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and a tip, an attempted bombing of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) was thwarted before dawn on September 1st ...
Macau International Airport has record number of passengers in August
Macauhub - 9/2/2014 8:50:51 AM
Macau International Airport recorded 520,000 passengers in August ... CAM said that the 13 percent increase in links to Mainland China and of 6.5 percent to Southeast Asian countries continued to support growth in airport traffic. CAM is a private company ...
Explosives Detected at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3
philippineflightnetwork.com - 9/2/2014 1:48:31 AM
Consequently, airports in other parts of the country have also been tightened. For instance, reports surfaced that the Mactan Cebu International Airport has ordered that passengers remove their shoes at the check in desks and security staff have become ...
Security beefed up at airports
The Frontier Post - 9/1/2014 9:13:31 AM
... up at the airports all over the country. Airport sources have said that additional contingents of Airport Security Force (ASF) and Sky Marshalls have been deployed at all airports including Benazir Bhutto International Airport ofIslamabad and Jinnah ...
Bomb Plot Foiled at Manila International Airport
The Wire - 9/1/2014 1:09:45 PM
Four men have been arrested after allegedly attempting to detonate a bomb at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Monday ... a Muslim homeland in the south of the largely Christian country.
Huge new airport is announced for Mexico’s capital
The Miami Herald - 9/2/2014 10:48:23 PM
Pena Nieto said the airport “will be the biggest infrastructure project in our country in many years and even one of the biggest in the world.” It will be built on vacant federal land to the east of Benito Juarez International Airport, which handled ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 4:23:56 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 ... third-busiest airport in the world in 2012, it took home ...
Alleged bomb plot foiled at Manila airport, state-run media report
CNN - 9/1/2014 7:40:28 AM
(CNN)-- Manila's international airport is on high alert after authorities foiled an ... an independent Muslim homeland in the south of the predominantly Christian country.
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/6/2013 11:53:56 PM
As the gateway to a city or country, airports are often striking works of architecture. Here are ten of the best from around the world. John F. Kennedy Airport, New York ... it's also beautiful. Terminal 4's architectural highlights include colorful ...
AAI to develop 50 low-cost airports
Times of India - 9/1/2014 2:21:19 PM
Only 10 airports in the country are profitable. The low-cost airlines in smaller ... while lauding automation in CNS system at the NSC Bose International Airports here. Meanwhile, the CNS Officers' Guild, which organised the seminar, have urged the ...
R3bn upgrade for CT airport in pipeline
Fin24 - 9/1/2014 7:43:27 PM
Cape Town - The Airports Company of South Africa, a state-owned entity that manages the country’s airports ... Acsa planned to spend over R3bn on a new runway at the Cape Town International Airport. “Construction is planned to commence in mid-2016 ...
WHO urges Ebola-hit countries to do 'exit screening' of intl airports, seaports, land crossings
CNBC - 8/18/2014 2:09:18 PM
Authorities in countries affected by Ebola should check people departing at international airports, seaports and major border crossings and stop any with signs of the virus from travelling, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. The U.N ...
Lansing airport losing flight to Dominican Republic
Win 98.5 - 9/2/2014 8:18:03 PM
DEWITT (WKZO) -- An international route is going away at the Capital Region International Airport north of Lansing this winter. The airport is losing a seasonal flight to and from Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, and the "Lansing State Journal ...
Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country
IBN Live - 4/19/2013 3:43:05 AM
New Delhi: Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGI) has been rated as the best airport in India, the fifth best regional airport in Asia and the eighth best airport in the 5-10 million passengers per annum capacity category. The ratings were ...
Mexico Plans $9.2B Airport Project for Capital
ABC News - 9/2/2014 8:25:13 PM
Pena Nieto said it has been clear for decades that the capital's overtaxed airport needed to be replaced. "The current saturation restricts travel between the different states of the country, limits Mexico's connectivity to the world, slows investment and ...