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
First look at North Korea's new 'showcase' airport terminal in Pyongyang
Firstpost - 7/2/2015 10:08:10 AM
Seoul: North Korea has opened its new airport terminal in the capital, hailing it as a showcase of leader Kim Jong-Un's "unremitting efforts" to put the country's air transport on a world level. Terminal 2 of Pyongyang International Airport, which is ...
North Korea’s new ‘world-class’ airport terminal is swanky... and probably empty
Market Watch - 7/3/2015 3:26:07 AM
The new luxe terminal comes at a time that North Korea is attempting to lure more tourists to the country and reshape its image for ... just like any other world-class airport. Also: a chocolate fountain. Laborers working on the terminal (dubbed “solider ...
North Korea: Airport terminal is 'new face' of country
United Press International - 7/2/2015 8:23:47 PM
South Korean television network SBS reported it is likely the images may have been removed to avoid alienating curious tourists to the country, who are becoming a major source of foreign currency for North Korea. New conveniences at the airport include ...
Saudi Arabia opens first privatized airport for pilgrims
Times of India - 7/2/2015 3:44:36 PM
Aeroports de Paris is among seven candidates invited to bid for a concession at the country's busiest airport in Jeddah ... Saudi Arabia is the Arab world's largest economy and is spending billions of dollars on building and upgrading its air terminals.
Third runway recommended at U.K.'s Heathrow Airport
USA Today - 7/2/2015 9:18:04 AM
... Britain's Airports Commission on Wednesday recommended a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport as the best way of expanding the country's airport capacity and forging economic links with emerging economies. In its long-awaited report, the ...
Flying a Solar Plane Around the World Takes One Hell of a Ground Crew
Gizmodo - 7/3/2015 10:06:59 AM
To make that happen, Solar Impulse has to start working with airports and aviation authorities in every different country years in advance ... and that’s a lot of stuff to travel around the world. To carry the entourage from place to place, the team ...
Britain to decide on Qatar-backed Heathrow runway by end-2015
Arabian Business - 7/2/2015 1:57:14 PM
The Heathrow runway plan beat two other shortlisted options, another at Heathrow and one at the country's second ... is losing ground to rival airports. The fast-growing Dubai hub overtook Heathrow last year as the world's busiest airport for international ...
North Korea opens new showcase airport terminal
Economic Times - 7/2/2015 3:05:50 AM
SEOUL: North Korea has opened its new airport terminal in the capital, hailing it as a showcase of leader Kim Jong-Un's "unremitting efforts" to put the country's air transport on a world level. Terminal 2 of Pyongyang International Airport, which is ...
Protecting our airports from insurgents
NATIONAL MIRROR - 7/2/2015 11:08:25 PM
It has succeeded in turning some parts of the country into a no go area ... The extraordinary good safety record against Boko Haram in the nation’s airports has helped to make air travel a phenomenally successful mode of transport to date.
Say ‘Konnichi Wa’ to Robots in Tokyo Airport as Population Ages
Bloomberg - 7/2/2015 8:35:07 AM
Authorities say that’s just the beginning, and if the robots are good at the work then more airports around the country will hire them ... The pact announced Thursday aims to make Haneda “a world pioneer in robot technology in airports, creating ...
North Korea showcases sleek new airport terminal
Zee News - 7/2/2015 8:49:26 AM
Terminal 2 of Pyongyang International Airport, which is reserved for international ... s "ardent patriotic will and unremitting efforts" for putting the country`s aviation sector on "a world level", according to KCNA.Kim took power in 2011 after the ...
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
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 ...
New departure lounge opens at Bristol Airport
ITV - 7/3/2015 6:39:24 AM
The moment the new departure lounge was declared open Credit: ITV News West Country Bristol Airport has ensured ... this is another statement of our ambition to be a world class regional airport serving the South West of the UK.
AdMobilize unveils its newest real-world analytics so advertisers can ‘pay-per-face’
VentureBeat - 7/2/2015 5:57:38 AM
Those terms have been trademarked by Miami-based AdMobilize, which expands its presence today in the emerging market of “Google Analytics for the real world ... the first version at 30 companies in nine countries. It is also announcing today it ...
At World Police and Fire Games, some top competitors have four legs
Washington Post - 7/2/2015 10:43:58 AM
When the World ... Airport policeman, who teamed up with his Belgian Malinois, Storm. Though he speaks French, Vergult delivered his commands in German, frequently yelling “Fuss!” for Storm to heel. “It’s unique to see every different country ...