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
Airports boost efforts to stop spread of Zika virus: UN agency
Channel News Asia - 2/12/2016 7:00:04 AM
The Montreal-based agency urged airlines and airport authorities to follow World Health Organisation guidelines on ... Confirmed cases have been found in 26 countries, spanning 7,000 kilometres from Mexico to Paraguay, according to the Pan American Health ...
Francis’s Visit to Mexico Comes as Country Struggles With Many Ills
New York Times - 2/12/2016 8:04:30 AM
the leadership organization of the country’s Catholic Church. “Here he will see poverty, inequality, immigration, ethnic minorities, violence — things he has seen separately in his many trips around the world. “Here, he will find everything.”
Indonesia to Fortify Airports Countrywide After Deadly Attack
Bloomberg - 2/11/2016 11:21:56 PM
We will increase the standards of airport security all over the country ... tripled since 2006 to nearly 95 million last year, according to the World Bank. That has strained the country’s aviation infrastructure and regulatory capabilities.
Mad rush for state airports
Punch - 2/9/2016 11:24:19 PM
With Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s figure of over 100 million Nigerians living below the poverty line, how many people can afford the cost of flights in the country? In other parts of the world, the main considerations for siting airports are economic ...
Suspension of Turkey flights costs Russian airports heavily
The Bismarck Tribune - 2/9/2016 10:09:45 AM
MOSCOW (AP) — A top official at Russia's busiest airport says the halt or reduction of flights to Turkey, Ukraine and Egypt over the past three months has cost the country's airports six billion rubles ($77 million). Denis Nuzhdin, the deputy CEO of ...
World Fuel Services Corporation to Acquire ExxonMobil Fueling Operations at 83 International Airport Locations
Financial Content - 2/11/2016 6:54:06 AM
The portfolio services the business and commercial aviation sectors and is comprised of certain related on-airport ... World Fuel Services sells fuel and delivers services to its clients at more than 8,000 locations in more than 200 countries and ...
Global Handling and Lifting Equipment Market to 2018 - Market Size, Top 10 Countries, Trends, and Forecasts
sbwire.com - 2/11/2016 3:58:08 PM
airports and dock areas What is the current size of the handling and lifting equipment market in the world and in the top 10 global countries? How is the handling and lifting equipment market divided into different product segments? How are the overall ...
Moody staff, incomprehensible signs and a hub that's like a 'Third World country': Are these the most hated airports in the world?
Daily Mail - 4/22/2015 4:04:23 PM
The airport was once likened to a 'third world country' by U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden. The 2014 Guide to Sleeping at Airports named the Pakistan airport as the very worst after tourists were asked to rate their airport experiences based on comfort ...
One country's endless war against water
AsiaOne - 2/11/2016 5:24:02 PM
My mom and I caught our first glimpses of the Netherlands while driving to Rotterdam from the airport. Some sights were exactly as ... It was our initial indication, too, that the country's vast system of windmills, canals, ditches, dikes, dams and dunes ...
FIFA election heats up as rivals slam Infantino World Cup plan
YAHOO Sports - 2/12/2016 7:14:23 AM
"We know that organizing a World Cup with 32 teams is already so costly and so difficult. We know also that the international calendar is so complicated," he added. Infantino defended his plan. "Eight more countries would be in World Cup fever," he said.
Islam: At war with the world (and itself)
American Thinker - 2/12/2016 7:21:33 AM
How about when there was no such thing as an airport security check ... If all of them lived in one country it would rank #8 in the world. These are numbers no one should dismiss or take lightly. So who are the “true” Muslims, the 90% or the 10%?
Top officials may face court over Berlin’s ‘phantom’ unfinished airport
The Times - 2/12/2016 11:24:56 AM
The ‘phantom’ airport that killed ... single national embarrassment, A country that prides itself on technical excellence, whose machine tools, fridges, cars, turbines, ships and trucks are bywords for quality the world over, has been left reeling ...
Singapore's Changi Airport Handled 3.4 Million Indian Passengers in 2015
AviationPros - 2/11/2016 3:29:30 PM
11--MUMBAI -- India retained its position as the seventh largest country market for Changi Airport Group ... Bangkok, Colombo and Guangzhou took the top three spots for Changi Airport, the world's seventh busiest airport for international traffic.
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 11:16:08 AM
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 ...