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
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 ...
In our opinion: Airport expansion reflects the growing vitality of Utah's national and global links
Deseret News - 7/25/2014 10:12:54 AM
The effect on the airport itself will be transformative. It’s important to note that Salt Lake International is already one of the country’s best airports. It ranks 94th among the world’s top 100 airports, and is one of only 15 American airports on ...
Libya asks for overseas help to battle oil depot fire near Tripoli airport
The Independent - 7/28/2014 4:21:34 PM
The Libyan government appealed for international help to put out a fire at a huge oil depot set off by clashes near the country’s Tripoli airport. The interim government said in a statement posted on its website that the fighting between rival militias ...
Libya: western countries urge citizens to leave as civil war intensifies
theguardian.com - 7/27/2014 4:44:14 PM
Western countries urged their citizens to leave Libya yesterday ... Tripoli's second airport. The main international airport is now a battered ruin.
Fuel Storage Tanks Catch Fire Near Tripoli Airport
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 ...
Ebola Virus on the Loose: World Cautioned as Infection Moves; Global Airports on High Alert; Kills Liberian Doctor, Infects American Worker
International Business Times - 7/28/2014 6:34:36 AM
At the same time, it had ordered the assembly of testing centres at major entry points to the country, such as the international airport. Still, Dr Lance Plyler, the head of efforts in Liberia to contain the Ebola outbreak, said screening may only help ...
China to build more highways, airports in Tibet by 2020
Times of India - 7/26/2014 6:11:19 PM
It also plans to build more airports in Tibet, state-run Xinhua news agency said. Focusing on the rural areas, the authorities have planned to connect at least one road in every village of the country with urban areas by 2020. To that end, the transport ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 4:16:47 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 ...
Shanghai, Hangzhou airports back to normal as weather clears up
South China Morning Post - 7/28/2014 5:15:51 AM
As of 6pm yesterday, 55 flights had been cancelled and 126 delayed at the Beijing Capital International Airport. Shanghai’s two airports ... Analysts have estimated that military use of airspace in the country left as little as 20 per cent for civilian ...
FG to set up Isolation Centres at International Airports to Curb Spread of Ebola Virus
Bella Naija - 7/28/2014 2:41:22 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 ...
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 ...
Death in Nigeria shows Ebola can spread by air travel; West Africa airports take precautions
US News and World Report - 7/27/2014 12:45:02 AM
International airports in Nigeria are screening passengers arriving from foreign countries for symptoms of Ebola, according to Yakubu Dati, the spokesman for Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria. Health officials are also working with ports and land ...