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
New Counterterrorism Units at Australian Airports
ABC News - 8/27/2014 6:13:20 AM
The move is focused on passengers arriving and leaving the country ... out of Sydney Airport on his brother's passport in December last year to join Islamic State fighters, Morrison said. Sharrouf, 33, has since provoked international outrage by posting ...
WHO urges exit screening in countries with Ebola
USA Today - 8/18/2014 9:30:07 AM
The World Health Organization announced Monday that it is urging countries affected by Ebola to "conduct exit screening at international airports, seaports and land crossings." "Any person with an illness consistent with (Ebola) should not be allowed to ...
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 ...
Indian airports need to be further developed
Vancouver Desi South Asian news - 8/28/2014 1:28:48 PM
Indian airports handled 148,094,443 passenger volume in 2013, making the country as the 11th largest in terms of passenger volumes in the world.
WHO: Ebola Affected Countries Must Conduct 'Exit Screenings' at Airports, Borders
Breitbart News - 8/18/2014 2:23:37 PM
The World Health Organization is strongly urging countries affected by the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa-- Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria-- to screen individuals leaving the country for the virus at airports, seaports, and border crossings.
India should review airport regulatory model for investment: ACI
Zee News - 8/28/2014 12:45:51 PM
global airports body Airports Council International (ACI) said Thursday and sought its review to attract investment to develop aviation infrastructure in the country. Asserting that transparent economic regulatory processes must be put in place in India ...
Ebola-hit countries must screen all departing travelers: WHO
Reuters - 8/18/2014 10:20:14 AM
GENEVA (Reuters) - 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 traveling, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday.
Australia posts counterterrorism units at largest airports
DEBKAfile - 8/27/2014 12:47:02 PM
They would soon be introduced at all the country’s international airports, he said, to monitor movements of travelers on security watch lists – incoming and leaving the country. Biometric screening of passengers will also be introduced at all airports.
Ebola-affected Countries to Check for "Signs of Virus" at International Departures - WHO
Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - 8/19/2014 3:26:51 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) made the recommendation on ...
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 ...
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 ...
Tony Abbott Boosts Counter-Terrorism Efforts at Airports; Authorities Arrest 'Person of Interest'
International Business Times - 8/28/2014 6:07:59 PM
Mr Abbott did not reveal anything more about the person who was held at the airport and declined to give information about his destination. In a move to widen Australia's border security, the prime minister declared that all of the country's international ...
Vice President Biden blasts LaGuardia Airport as feeling like ‘it’s in some third world country’
New York Daily News - 2/5/2014 11:57:17 PM
Vice President Joe Biden, never one to hide what he’s thinking, said Thursday that New York’s LaGuardia Airport feels like it’s “in some third world country.” “If I blindfolded someone and took them at 2:00 in the morning into the airport in ...