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
The 11 most outrageous airport interiors in the world
News.com.au - 12/9/2013 9:31:19 PM
MASSIVE, beautiful, weird, wonderful, futuristic and fun. Here are some of the world's best - and the downright craziest - airport interiors, according to travel website Skyscanner.com.au. 1. Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok, Thailand Ancient meets modern minimalism ...
Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country
in.com - 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 ...
Which country has the worst airport delays in the world?
The Christian Science Monitor - 7/12/2013 12:47:42 PM
Chinese airline passengers, who have a reputation for losing it in dramatic fashion, can now feel vindicated. Beijing’s airport has the worst punctuality record in the world. And Shanghai is close behind. Only 18 percent of flights took off ...
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phuketwan.com - 12/3/2013 10:57:11 PM
bloomberg Thailand's tourism industry, which generates revenue equivalent to at least one tenth of economic output, will rebound after the eventual resolution between the government and protesters, according to DBS Vickers Securities (Thailand) Co. PHUKET ...
A Map of the World As Plotted By Airports
Gizmodo - 6/27/2013 2:14:05 AM
James Davenport created a world map using just airports, runways and helicopter pads. That way you can see which countries are dotted and outlined with airports (hint: it's the rich ones) and which countries just disappear into the vapor (hint: it's the ...
Many flee in fear to C. African Republic airport
Yahoo! News - 12/6/2013 5:02:52 PM
As French soldiers and equipment — including a fighter jet, helicopters, parachutists and armored vehicles — rumbled their way into one of the world's poorest countries ... a French defense official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because ...
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/6/2013 11:53:56 PM
The building's unique design has been used as a New York filming ... Madrid is quickly becoming a major travel center in Europe, and besides being one of the easiest airports to navigate, it's also beautiful. Terminal 4's architectural ...
World's 10 best airports!
Rediff - 8/4/2011 6:16:08 AM
World Airport Awards Skytrax 2011 held in Copenhagen has honoured ... Changi Airport serves more than 100 airlines flying off to some 200 cities in about 60 countries and territories worldwide. An important contributor to the Economy of Singapore, more ...
Runaway spy Edward Snowden breaks cover at Russian airport and reveals to the world’s media that he intends apply for asylum in the country
Daily Mail - 7/12/2013 8:04:22 PM
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden resurfaced today after more than a month in hiding and made clear he wants to take asylum in Russia. At a closed-door meeting at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport with Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International ...
Indonesia’s World-Class Malls Should Set The Standard for Country’s Airports
The Jakarta Globe - 2/12/2012 11:56:55 PM
I.B. Made Bimantara Air travel is no longer considered a luxury or a novelty. Gone are the days when flying was called a “godlike act” — a term used by Charles Lindbergh, the first human to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. If you have ever been to ...
Brazil Raises $9.1 Billion in Privatizing 2 Airports
Dealbook - 11/22/2013 4:58:00 PM
SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil’s government privatized two major airports, raising a total of 20.8 billion reais, or $9.1 billion, on Friday, as the country makes infrastructure upgrades ahead of next year’s World Cup. A consortium led by the ...
Syrian rebels attack military airports across country, opposition says
CNN - 4/29/2013 12:53:44 AM
(CNN)-- In an attempt to weaken the Syrian government's air power, rebel fighters attacked several military airports across the country Sunday -- including a sprawling base in Idlib province, dissidents said. "Fighter planes have caused many ...
Spanish 'ghost airport' goes on the block
US News and World Report - 12/9/2013 6:03:44 PM
to build and became a symbol of the country's wasteful spending ahead of an economic downturn has gone on sale for a minimum price of 100 million euros. Ciudad Real's Central airport, about 235 kilometers (150 miles) south of Madrid, opened in 2008.
Nigeria: Remodeling the Country's Airports to World Standards
AllAfrica - 5/17/2012 10:58:32 AM
Lagos — By the end of this month, works on the eleven airports undergoing remodeling across the country under the phase one airports remodeling efforts would have been completed. The rehabilitation programme commenced last year with the cost of N19 billion.