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
15 of the world's happiest places
CNN - 1/16/2017 10:05:01 AM
Owensboro, KY 42301 MORE: Where are the world's happiest countries? Cherry blossom season in Kyoto ... From the capital Male, it's about an hour flight to the nearest airport and then a boat ride to get to a resort. Once there, villas are perched on ...
Vanuatu, Tonga, Belize, Mongolia: Top 10 poor countries you won’t regret visiting
goldcoastbulletin.com.au - 1/18/2017 11:02:53 PM
The country earns recognition as an ethical destination for 2017 with several world-leading examples of sustainable tourism ... but Mongolia isn’t without its modern conveniences. A new airport and Shangri-La hotel complex - including IMAX cinema ...
Security expert wants Nigerian airports upgraded
P.M. News Nigeria - 1/15/2017 2:09:35 PM
“Nigeria should learn to use what we have to get what we need; airport concession has its advantages, but aviation security projects all over the world using the latest ... According to Fraser, some countries such as Sierra Leone and others in Europe ...
17 stunning and unusual ski destinations around the world
The Business Insider - 1/17/2017 9:42:21 AM
We've listed some of the most unexpected and unusual skiing destinations around the world ... airport (ALA), plus a 30-minute taxi to the resort. Masikryong ski resort in North Korea began operating in 2013. It was built in just 10 months, and is the ...
Countries With The Most Airports In The World
worldatlas.com - 8/15/2016 11:59:03 PM
The US hosts the largest number of airports in the world, followed by Brazil and Mexico. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the U.S. state of Georgia is the United States' busiest airport. Without a doubt, air travel is one of the most ...
To Help Airports, Cut Federal Spending, Bureaucracy, and Rules
Townhall.com - 1/10/2017 10:26:26 AM
None rank in the top 25 in the world. Many of the busiest ... about a quarter of the airports in the 28 European Union countries were mostly or fully privately owned and run. Today, 47 percent are, and those airports carry 75 percent of the traffic ...
Airports Of Thailand: Best-In-Class Airport Operator Trades At Discount To Peers Despite Higher ROA
Seeking Alpha - 1/16/2017 11:55:22 PM
AOT operates six of the country's 38 airports, two in Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport and ... cancelled during the first two months of mourning period, including the Bangkok World Film Festival, the Pattaya International Fireworks Festival, the Surat Thani ...
Kyrgyzstan Health Ministry says a cargo plane crashed near the country’s main international airport, killing 32 people
The Seattle Times - 1/15/2017 9:33:23 PM
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — Kyrgyzstan Health Ministry says a cargo plane crashed near the country’s main international airport, killing 32 people.
Heathrow Airport cancels flights amid snow forecasts in UK
Seattle Post Intelligencer - 1/12/2017 9:26:48 AM
Officials say travelers should check their flight status with their airline before heading to the airport. Britain's weather forecasters issued warnings for snow for much of the country up until Saturday, with frequent snow showers and gales expected ...
Around the world
The Bulletin - 1/17/2017 11:58:21 AM
The plane was approaching Manas International Airport in Bishkek when it crashed into a village ... The alliance between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, two of the most influential Sunni countries in the world, has been tense for more than a year, with Egypt ...
MSP among most punctual airports; Delta, Sun Country among most punctual airlines
The Business Journal - 1/11/2017 11:58:19 AM
Minneapols-St. Paul International Airport is still one of the more punctual airports in the world. According to the 2016 annual ... Mendota Heights-based-Sun Country Airlines, the third-largest carrier at MSP, was No. 7 at 79.14. Spirit Airlines, which ...
GCC airport named one of most punctual in the world
Gulf News - 1/6/2017 2:02:57 AM
The United Kingdom’s Birmingham airport emerged as the world’s most punctual in the medium category ... The UK airport beat contenders from countries such as Japan, Brazil, America, Germany and Australia to claim the global crown.
Ex-Inmate Shocked by Obama Pardon: ‘I Had to Hold Back the Tears’
NBC News - 1/18/2017 1:34:24 AM
In the more than 30 years since Stephen Lee Arrington was released from prison for a cross-country cocaine smuggling trip prosecutors ... diver was hired by The Cousteau Society and traveled the world leading expeditions, and he's spoken to thousands ...
‘The person next to me fell to the ground’: Gunman kills five, wounds eight in Fort Lauderdale airport
National Post - 1/7/2017 12:03:03 PM
The airport was shut down, with incoming flights diverted ... President-elect Donald Trump said that it is a “disgraceful situation that’s happening in our country and throughout the world” and that it was too soon to say whether it was a terrorist ...
You could soon be traveling across the world on rockets, not planes: Virgin Galactic CEO
CNBC - 1/18/2017 6:09:24 PM
But Whitesides said that the company has been approached by some countries to open spaceports in other locations. This could lead to a network of spaceports, just like airports nowadays. "That will form a network of spaceports that we could then use as the ...