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, 2014See also: Airports map
300 Airports in More Than 100 Countries Now Equipped with SITA’s AirportHub
Asia Travel Tips - 5/27/2016 5:31:20 AM
Three hundred airports in more than one hundred countries around the world are now equipped with SITA AirportHub, a shared infrastructure that allows airlines to connect all their applications and IT systems at an airport. The 300 airports already taking ...
French Protesters Disrupt Airport; Gas Shortages Ease
New York Times - 5/27/2016 8:30:18 AM
PARIS — Union activists disrupted the Marseille airport Friday and halted activity at half of the country's oil refineries in protests over changes to France's labor system, but nationwide gasoline shortages eased slightly after government intervention.
Thai Airports Join High-Flyers
AviationPros - 5/26/2016 4:16:46 PM
ACI reported that passengers travelling through Asia-Pacific and Middle Eastern airports (574 airports in 48 countries) in the first quarter ... While Dubai grew 3.5%, Dubai World Central and Abu Dhabi suffered declines of 6.9% and 4.4%, respectively.
TSA woes could lead to more line delays at OKC airport
Oklahoma News - 5/25/2016 2:41:55 AM
Memorial Day weekend is still days away, but the summer travel crunch, aggravated by Transportation Security Administration budget cuts and ever tightening security, already is bubbling up at Will Rogers World ... At airports across the country, the ...
Airport will be island ‘blot’
The Royal Gazette - 5/26/2016 7:55:41 AM
I have been coming here to visit friends regularly for some years and have a love in my heart for your wonderful country, as do most people ... which is being referred to as “Bermuda’s new, world-class airport”. It seems that these new buildings ...
Russian firm cuts order for Swiss trains needed for 2018 World Cup
Reuters - 5/26/2016 2:07:55 PM
... will connect Domodedovo Airport and Vnukovo International Airport to Moscow's city centre. Russian expects up to a million visitors will come for the World Cup, straining the country's airports and transport infrastructure. Russia won the right to ...
Malaysia Airports expects new aviation hub to increase tourist traffic
marketing-interactive.com - 5/25/2016 4:29:17 AM
This is part of its five-year business plan, Runway to Success 2020, to elevate the country to developed-nation status and transport the national airport into a world-class airport city and tourist destination. According to a release sent by Malaysia ...
Airport lines and developing virtues
New Pittsburgh Courier - 5/26/2016 7:51:31 PM
In 2011 the United Nations World Food Program began emergency food airlifts ... Recently, newspapers reported: Long Security Lines at Airports And Americans all across the country had to wait.
Around the world
The Bulletin - 5/26/2016 8:10:00 AM
Airport security — The head of the Transportation Security ... according to a new study by the country’s environmental regulator published on Wednesday. While the connection between the oil sands’ carbon emissions and climate change is well ...
World leaders gather in Japan ahead of G7
newsnation.in - 5/25/2016 6:38:08 AM
Britain’s David Cameron, whose country’s referendum next month on continued membership of the European Union was likely to figure prominently on the summit agenda, arrived late afternoon at the main international airport ... of the world’s first ...
Airport director presents update on future plans
Tampa Bay Newspapers - 5/26/2016 5:49:49 PM
According to Jewsbury, PIE is the busiest U.S. Coast Guard air station in the world. The airport is ... Midwest and Southeast. Sun Country Airlines operates a flight to and from the Gulfort/Biloxi, Mississippi, airport and Sunwing Airlines operates an ...
U.S. airports still understaffed for peak travel: TSA head
Win 98.5 - 5/25/2016 12:00:15 PM
TSA wants to encourage airports to automate the movement of bins for carry-on bags at checkpoints. A test of the technology - already in use in Europe - started this week in Atlanta, the world's busiest airport. It also is working with software companies ...
Global community impressed by Expo plans
Emirates247 - 5/25/2016 5:55:11 AM
The Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Preparatory Committee, led by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Preparatory Committee and Chairman of Dubai Airports ... 180 countries. For the first time in the history of World Expos ...
Vegas or Bust: World Series of Poker Tips
The Huffington Post - 5/24/2016 4:30:28 AM
as pros and amateurs alike converge on Las Vegas for what is by far the world's biggest poker tournament series. I also leave a week from today, though I won't arrive in Vegas until next weekend. We're loading up the van and driving cross-country ...
Biggest Airport Myths You Shouldn’t Believe
GoBankingRates - 5/25/2016 8:54:08 AM
Myth 4: You Can Only Bring One or Two Bottles of Wine Through Customs Many people believe that there is a limit on the amount of alcohol that can be brought into the U.S. when arriving from another country ... world. “It’s a shame that American ...