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
Huntsville International Airport no longer most expensive
WAAY-TV - 7/29/2014 7:40:49 PM
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - Huntsville International Airport is no longer the most expensive airport in the country. For the first time in six quarters, the airport did not top the Bureau of Transportation's list. The nation's most expensive airport is now ...
Huntsville airport no longer the most expensive in the US -- but there's a catch
Al.com - 7/29/2014 3:08:48 PM
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Huntsville International Airport was known as the most expensive in the country for six straight quarters until today when the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport topped the Department of Transportation's highest ...
Two of China’s Busiest Airports Told to Reduce Traffic by 75%
The Wall Street Journal - 7/29/2014 9:18:03 AM
Chinese aviation authorities asked airlines to reduce flight traffic by as much as 75% at two of the country’s busiest airports ... issued the restriction on two Shanghai airports—Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Shanghai Pudong ...
Still Torn by Factional Fighting, Post-Revolt Libya Is Coming Undone
New York Times - 7/28/2014 5:30:10 AM
Lost in the rubble of the airport was the sense of collective purpose ... a Libya researcher with the nonprofit International Crisis Group. The country seemed to be holding together better than many people had expected. “There was a consensus that ...
The cruellest month: July sees spike in attacks on airports
IHS Jane's 360 - 7/28/2014 11:59:42 PM
Hamas explicitly warned international airlines against flying into Tel Aviv ... and explosives cannot board a flight or be trafficked into or out of the country. The airports themselves are now the target.
FG to set up Isolation Centres at International Airports to Curb Spread of Ebola Virus
Bella Naija - 7/27/2014 11:53:44 PM
As part of efforts to curb the spread of Ebola Virus, the Nigerian federal government is making plans to set up isolation disease centres at international airports across the country. The government will be conducting this exercise in collaboration with ...
Fuel Tank Blaze Near Tripoli Airport 'Out of Control'
Voice of America - 7/28/2014 3:35:38 AM
... appealed for "international help" after several oil storage tanks caught fire amid clashes over the country's international airport in the capital, Tripoli. Fuel tanks hit Fuel storage tanks that supply Tripoli were hit on Sunday by rockets igniting a ...
Say Hello to the Bio-Dome Airport
Travel Leisure - 7/30/2014 1:34:34 PM
First impressions of a new country are inevitably colored by the airport you arrive in -- landing in JFK feels hugely different from, say, Denver International. Which is why Singapore's Changi Airport, one of the busiest in the world, has decided to ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 5:49:50 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." In January, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called LaGuardia and ...
How Sangley, Clark can solve PH's airport woes
ABS-CBN News - 7/31/2014 6:26:52 PM
MANILA, Philippines - Sangley Point and Clark International Airport can help solve the country's airport problems if utilized properly, according to experts. Sangley, a former US naval base in Cavite, is being eyed to replace the congested Ninoy Aquino ...
Japan Taking Bids to Run Osaka Airports
Wall Street Journal - 7/25/2014 8:47:00 AM
TOKYO—The Japanese government approved Friday a plan to sell the rights to operate two international airports around Osaka for ¥2.2 trillion ($21.6 billion), turning to the private sector to help improve key points of entry into the country. Kansai ...
After low cost carriers, India to embrace low cost airports
Economic Times - 7/31/2014 4:22:11 AM
Such airports will be a world apart from the swanky ones at Delhi and Mumbai ... the government plans to develop 50 low-cost airports in smaller cities across the country. The prim e ministers office ( PMO), which held a meeting last week, has asked ...
11 Worst Airports for Food
The Daily Meal - 7/30/2014 3:50:34 PM
While most would expect airports in smaller countries like Nepal and the Turks and Caicos would be rustic at best, we were surprised to discover that some of the world’s busiest airports had a depressing dearth of dining options, too. Only the world's ...
Commercial Airport Baggage Handling Systems Market by Sorting Systems, by Belts, and by Geography - Forecast Analysis to 2013 - 2020
TheSacramento Bee - 7/28/2014 6:37:35 PM
... FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACT SHEET TABLE 23 U.S.: SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACT SHEET TABLE 24 LATIN AMERICA: COMMERCIAL AIRPORT BHS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 ($BILLION) TABLE 25 LATIN AMERICA: COMMERCIAL AIRPORT BHS ...
U.S. airports are 'awful.' Here's the problem
CNN - 4/3/2014 7:33:26 AM
In February, as reported by the New York Daily News, Vice President Joe Biden said New York's frequently lambasted LaGuardia Airport "feels like it's in some third world country ... list of the world's top 100 airports. The highest ranking any U.S ...