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
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 ...
And the world’s busiest airport is …
FOX 8 - 9/17/2014 8:00:16 PM
Shanghai was third with 2.9 million metric tons. (One metric ton is 2,205 pounds.) The ACI World Airport Traffic Report was based on reports from nearly 2,000 airports in 160 countries worldwide.
Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country
IBN Live - 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 ...
Kotoka Airport expansion on course
Ghana Web - 9/19/2014 11:39:48 PM
The usual congestion and unending queues at the arrival and immigration halls of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA ... work is very vital to ease congestion at the country’s number one airport. The cost of the whole project is expected to range ...
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/7/2013 4:28:56 PM
As the gateway to a city or country, airports are often striking works of architecture. Here are ten of the best from around the world. John F ... one of the easiest airports to navigate, it's also beautiful. Terminal 4's architectural highlights include ...
World's 10 best airports!
Rediff India Abroad - 8/4/2011 6:16:08 AM
World Airport Awards Skytrax 2011 held in Copenhagen ... It is the largest airport in the Nordic countries, and one of the oldest international airports in Europe.
WHO: Ebola Affected Countries Must Conduct 'Exit Screenings' at Airports, Borders
Breitbart News - 8/18/2014 2:59:24 PM
The World Health Organization is strongly urging countries affected by the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa-- Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria-- to screen individuals leaving the country for the virus at airports, seaports, and border crossings.
Joe Biden Thinks New York's LaGuardia Airport Belongs In 'A Third World Country' (VIDEO)
The Huffington Post - 2/6/2014 5:43:52 PM
While speaking at an event touting the importance of infrastructure Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden likened New York's LaGuardia Airport to one found in a "third world country." Biden said that if he were to blindfold someone and take them to an airport ...
Will plans to upgrade world's worst airport take off?
CNBC - 8/6/2014 5:05:11 AM
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport was rated the world's worst airport in 2013 ... into tourism and manufacturing and I think this will be really good for our country," he added. Ang said the company would recover the $10 billion it invests from ...
Taliban Hit Airport Again After Pakistani Airstrikes
New York Times - 6/10/2014 9:40:22 AM
LONDON — Retaliating against a new wave of military airstrikes, Pakistani Taliban gunmen on Tuesday attacked security forces at Karachi’s international airport for the second time this week, underscoring their capacity to create mayhem in the country ...
Vice President Biden blasts LaGuardia Airport as feeling like ‘it’s in some third world country’
New York Daily News - 2/5/2014 11:57:17 PM
Vice President Joe Biden, never one to hide what he’s thinking, said Thursday that New York’s LaGuardia Airport feels like it’s “in some third world country.” “If I blindfolded someone and took them at 2:00 in the morning into the airport in ...
New Maldives airport opens up the remote south of the Indian Ocean holiday hotspot
Daily Mail - 9/11/2012 11:31:35 AM
However, some of the more remote portions of the Maldives have come a little closer to the rest of the world this week, as a new airport launches in the south ... far fewer visitors than the north of the country, where the majority of the luxury resorts ...
Miami International Airport’s APC kiosks extended to include 38 visa waiver countries
Future Travel Experience - 6/20/2014 4:23:41 PM
Travellers from the 38 countries participating in the US Department of State’s Visa Waiver Program (VWP) can now use the automated passport control (APC) kiosks at Miami International Airport (MIA). The kiosks, which automate the arrivals immigration ...
Erie colleges welcome many international students
San Francisco Gate - 9/20/2014 2:56:03 PM
After three flights and 38 hours spent either in the air or in airports, he climbed into a car that ... "There's an Edinboro tradition in some countries," Hileman said. International student enrollment at EUP has risen from 88 in fall 2012 to 112 as ...
Prime Minister Tony Abbott: We will do ‘whatever is humanly possible to keep our country safe’
Perth Now Sunday Times - 9/20/2014 9:58:24 PM
Every country has a responsibility for the behaviour of its ... Biometric screening is being installed at all our international airports and border force counter-terrorism units will soon operate at all international airports. These are troubling times.