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
World Cup goes to football-mad Porto Alegre
Himalayan Times - 4/20/2014 4:57:15 AM
This Feb. 2014 photo released by Portal da Copa shows the Salgado Filho International Airport under construction in Porto Alegre, Brazil, January, 2014. Brazil’s outdated airports were a problem long before the country was awarded the World Cup in 2007.
Top five airports in the world
Montreal Gazette - 4/16/2014 2:56:08 PM
then you might be more interested to know the winners of this year’s World Airport Awards. The awards are based on the results of an independent, global survey that collected nearly 13 million votes of air travellers from 110 countries. And the 2014 ...
Shuttle buses to run between Dubai’s two airports
Gulf News - 4/20/2014 2:44:14 PM
connecting Al Maktoum International with Ibn Battuta Metro and Al Satwa Bus Station. However, passengers travelling between the two airports will not be exempted from visa requirements. The UAE, unlike some countries, does not require passengers to obtain ...
Hidden Vulnerability Discovered in the World's Airline Network
MIT Technology Review - 4/16/2014 1:44:33 PM
The global network of links between the world’s airports looks robust but contains a hidden weakness ... Airborne ash can clog jet engines, so some 20 countries immediately closed their air space to commercial air traffic. The eruption lead to the ...
GMR-Megawide remits P14.4B this week
m.philstar.com - 4/20/2014 5:14:34 PM
The joint venture that aims to transform the country’s second busiest airport into the world’s first resort airport was given 20 days by the DOTC to complete the requirements for the PPP project. Michael Arthur Sagcal, DOTC spokesperson, said earlier ...
Airport Show's expanded Hosted Buyers Programme benefits global aviation industry
Breitbart News - 4/19/2014 2:31:06 PM
Leading international and regional trade bodies such as German ... In its first year, 41 officials from 19 airports and 11 countries participated in the programme. With over a 100 buyers at the 2014 Airport Show, the event plays a significant role in ...
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 ...
Pearl River Delta airports join forces
traveldailymedia.com - 4/16/2014 11:53:01 PM
Senior management of the five major airports in the Greater Pearl River Delta ... This will help boost the aviation economy of the country, driving the prosperity of the international and domestic aviation market and increasing the pace of change for ...
Brazil Opens First Expansion at a Privately Operated Airport
The Wall Street Journal - 4/16/2014 5:12:09 PM
Both expansions are meant to accommodate an influx of soccer fans when the country hosts the FIFA World Cup in June. Inframerica won the contract to operate the Brazilian capital's airport in 2012, when the facility was privatized along with Guarulhos ...
Airports: NTDC To Establish Tourism Information Desk
Leadership - 4/19/2014 1:05:12 PM
The girector-general of Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mrs Sally Mbanefo has expressed her readiness to establish Tourism Information Desk in major Airports ... the country in a bid to present a better image of Nigeria to the ...
Brazil's airports not yet ready for World Cup
Al JAZEERA - 4/16/2014 6:16:34 PM
Thousands of tourists are set to descend on Brazil in June, yet many of country's airports are running behind schedule. Thousands of tourists will head to Brazil for June's World Cup and more than a million Brazilian football fans will criss-cross the ...
Istanbul New Airport: What can passengers and airlines expect from the world’s biggest airport?
Future Travel Experience - 4/17/2014 12:31:47 PM
Last week, FTE highlighted Turkish Airlines’ ambition to create the world’s best passenger experience ... ensuring the airport itself reflects the values and heritage of the city and country it serves is a priority. Meredith may be a Brit himself ...
Airport Show sees increased number of international buyers attending
Arabian Aerospace - 4/20/2014 9:14:57 AM
The combined investments planned by these countries in aviation-related developments ... Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP). Leading international and regional trade bodies such as German Airport Technology and Equipment (GATE), Danish Airport ...
Airports An Important New Front In Combating Human Trafficking
Sanfrancisco cbslocal - 4/15/2014 7:50:49 PM
Speaking at a news conference at the Oakland International Airport, Betty Ann Boeving of the Bay Area Anti ... “Sex trafficking and human trafficking is big business in this country and region and it’s high time that we got serious about eradicating ...
Update: International Flight Has Refueled, Headed to DFW
Big Country Homepage - 4/15/2014 4:08:54 PM
The plane successfully refueled and taken off to DFW International Airport. 5:38 p.m. Update An ambulance has been called out after one of the passengers reportedly suffered a panic attack on the plane. 5:01 p.m. Update There are no injuries reported after ...