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
Tony Abbott said the units operating at Sydney and Melbourne Airports would soon be introduced at all Australian international airports to monitor ... that is reasonably necessary to keep out country safe." The Australian Customs and Border Protection ...
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 ...
Indian Airports on Alert As Travelers Return from Ebola-Hit Countries
The Wall Street Journal - 8/26/2014 9:27:48 AM
Authorities at airports in Delhi and Mumbai were on high alert Tuesday as scores of passengers arrived from Ebola-stricken countries Liberia and Nigeria ... could bring the disease home with them. The World Health Organization has declared a global ...
WHO urges Ebola-hit countries to do 'exit screening' of intl airports, seaports, land crossings
CNBC - 8/19/2014 8:53:09 AM
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 ...
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.
Airport bombing attempt: Wake up call for FG, say security experts
NATIONAL MIRROR - 8/25/2014 10:29:14 PM
On several occasions, security has been compromised at the various airports around the country. While a few ones had resulted ... invaded one of the major car parks at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos, shot and killed policemen ...
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 10:09:33 AM
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.
Australia deploys new counterterrorism units at airports
South China Morning Post - 8/27/2014 10:09:33 AM
Tony Abbott said the units operating at Sydney and Melbourne Airports would soon be introduced at all Australian international airports to monitor ... that is reasonably necessary to keep our country safe.” The move is focused on passengers arriving ...
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 ...
6 passengers isolated at Delhi airport over Ebola fears, 85 Indians clear screening test at Mumbai airport
Times of India - 8/27/2014 10:52:30 AM
Meanwhile, 85 Indians from Ebola-hit countries reached Mumbai on Tuesday ... These passengers arrived in three batches with more to follow in the day, Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) said in a statement. The first group of 20 passengers ...
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 ...
World's 10 best airports!
Rediff India Abroad - 8/4/2011 6:16:08 AM
Let us have a look at world's 10 best airports. Hong Kong International Airport ... It is the largest airport in the Nordic countries, and one of the oldest international airports in Europe.
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 ...