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
Coke’s New Airport Stunt Welcomes Travelers to ‘World’s Happiest Country’
Media Bistro - 5/14/2013 2:04:50 PM
Coke has long associated its brand with happiness — even dedicating entire websites to the philosophical meaning of the word, and calling the contents of a can of cola “140 happy calories.” Now, the company is taking advantage of a happy coincidence ...
Seven groups qualify to bid for $430 mln Philippine airport project
Reuters - 5/16/2013 10:13:24 AM
The groups include some of the world's top airport operators and the largest conglomerates in the country. The project involves the right to build a new terminal with an annual capacity of 8 million passengers at the international airport of the ...
CompareAirportTransfers.co.uk Helps International Tourists Find Great Airport Transfer Deals Across 85+ Countries
SBWire - 5/14/2013 8:21:14 AM
Colchester, Essex -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/14/2013 -- Going to unknown places often puts tourists in confusion and a state of wonder due to different reasons. One of the common reasons is transfers between two unknown towns, cities or countries. Even if the ...
DIA named in top 10 list of best airports worldwide
KDVR Fox-31 - 5/14/2013 4:13:41 PM
DENVER — Denver International Airport is one of the best in the world, according to a survey by Skytax, a worldwide leader in airport research services. DIA was ranked ninth on the list of World’s Best Airports over 50 million passengers per ...
Airport Show: Technology Optimization to Further Enhance Passengers' Airport Experience
aviationpros.com - 5/13/2013 11:53:00 PM
They are realizing the importance of facilitation of passengers - countries realize today that creating hub airports like in Singapore or Dubai are a great asset, fuelling infrastructure growth elsewhere. The airline industry, growing 6 to 8 per cent ...
China: World Bank to Help Develop Green Airport to Improve Connectivity in Jiangxi Province
The World Bank Group - 5/13/2013 10:19:56 PM
In 2011, the country’s air passenger throughput reached 621 million ... and plans to build 69 additional airports bringing the total civil airports to 244 by 2020. Based on the long-term partnership between China and the World Bank in the ...
Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country
in.com - 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 ...
Syrian rebels attack military airports across country, opposition says
CNN - 4/29/2013 12:53:44 AM
At the Hama military airport, rebels from the Free Syrian Army traded Grad missiles for Syrian army mortars Sunday, the Hama Revolutionist Command Council said in a statement. Rebels also engaged in fierce clashes with Syrian troops and took ...
Belgian prosecutor: 31 people in 3 countries detained in spectacular airport diamond heist
FOX News - 5/8/2013 8:42:40 AM
BRUSSELS – A Belgian prosecutor says 31 people have been detained in three countries in connection with a spectacular $50 million airport diamond heist that was pulled off with clockwork precision. Prosecutor Anja Bijnens says one person was ...
Nigeria: Rating Nigerian Airports
AllAfrica - 5/8/2013 10:15:44 AM
It must be somewhat embarrassing that none of the country's airports made it to the top ten in Africa in the 2013 Skytrax World Best Airports ranking. At Skytrax Awards held recently in Geneva, Switzerland, South African airports dominated the top ten in ...
Control towers at 149 small airports to stay open
The Guardian - 5/11/2013 12:13:52 PM
The furloughs at all FAA-operated airport towers and air traffic control facilities caused widespread flight delays across the country for nearly a week before Congress stepped in. FAA officials have previously said they needed at least $200 million to ...
CAPA World Aviation Yearbook 2013: Country, Airline data in a comprehensive 1,000 page report
Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (subscription) - 5/15/2013 8:12:53 AM
CAPA has today issued a world first 1,000 page CAPA World Aviation Yearbook 2013. We are happy to provide the report, in 10 parts to allow easier management, for free download by industry leaders. The 2013 Yearbook contains a global overview, with ...
Brazil's Infraero Focuses on Services as Airport Concessions Advance
FOXBusiness - 5/15/2013 8:58:50 PM
As Brazil hands over more airports to private operators, the country's state-owned operator Infraero is setting up a services division that could be crucial to the company's future, said Infraero's chief executive. Infraero, which for the past four decades ...
Istanbul 2020: World's largest airport gets record tender for Turkey
Sports Features - 5/8/2013 11:44:37 PM
“The third airport will help us to keep delivering outstanding levels of service to all the city’s visitors. Turkey’s 2023 Master Plan is testament to this country’s ambition: Istanbul has changed, our place in the world has ...
Brussels airport moves to end baggage-handlers' strike
Townhall.com - 5/16/2013 8:21:51 PM
Swissport operates at nearly 200 airports in almost 40 countries. The company has faced several strikes such as at London's Stansted Airport last summer and in Madrid's Barajas Airport in late 2011, involving more than 900 employees.