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
Russian airports prepare to welcome the world
FIFA - 6/20/2016 3:04:10 PM
Airports often act as a country’s front door, serving as they do as the first point of contact for many visitors. For fans, teams, media and referees, whose journeys at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ will begin at an airport, their experience there ...
Britain shocks the world by voting to leave the European Union
Washington Post - 6/24/2016 2:27:48 AM
LONDON — British voters have defied the will of their leaders, foreign allies and much of the political establishment by opting to rupture this country’s primary connection ... is I’m going straight to the airport to go to Barcelona, and I may ...
Biden praises plan to revamp 'Third World' LaGuardia Airport
Seattle Post Intelligencer - 6/14/2016 3:25:36 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Two years after likening LaGuardia Airport to a "Third World country," Vice President Joe Biden commended a $4 billion redevelopment project for it at a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday. Biden joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo to announce the ...
CH2M to Provide Civil Design and Design Management Services for World's Third Busiest Airport
Yahoo Finance - 6/21/2016 4:28:53 PM
DALLAS, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)—the world's third busiest airport—has ... the firm has offices in 50 countries and four business groups: water; environment and nuclear; transportation; and energy ...
Govt mulls converting unused airports into SEZs
Zee News - 6/23/2016 3:36:24 PM
"I met someone who said that we have so many airports in the country. Is it possible for us to declare some of them as SEZs (Special Economic Zones) and allow them to be used for two things. One for leasing companies all over the world to come and park the ...
Torpid airports may convert into SEZs
The Hindu - 6/23/2016 11:28:51 PM
... who said we have so many airports in the country. Is it possible for us to declare some of them as SEZs and allow the airports to be used for two things. One is for leasing companies all over the world to come and park their aircraft here,” Mr ...
Biden returns to airport he called 'Third World country,' this time not to criticize it but to celebrate
Crain's New York Business - 6/14/2016 1:42:24 AM
In February 2014, Vice President Joe Biden called LaGuardia a "third world" airport, channeling the widespread frustration shared by New Yorkers and visitors alike who have experienced the airport's shabby conditions and frequent delays. On June 14, the ...
Trump Blasts Hillary In Speech: Clinton Is A 'World-Class Liar' ... May Be the 'Most Corrupt Person to Ever Seek the Presidency of the United States'
Fox Nation - 6/23/2016 12:41:37 AM
Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton is "a world-class liar ... When I see the crumbling roads and bridges, or the dilapidated airports, or the factories moving overseas to Mexico, or to other countries, I know these problems can all be fixed, but not ...
GCC to pump $100bn into airport construction projects
Trade Arabia - 6/23/2016 8:55:32 AM
Dubai International Airport is the world’s busiest international airport ... or shopping," remarked Mohamed Nawarah, the country manager (Saudi Arabia) at Hunter Douglas. "Good acoustics are essential for a serene airport atmosphere, such as by reducing ...
Federal government overcharging Canadian airports
Canoe - 6/23/2016 1:13:14 PM
The report finds that in 2015, Canada ranked 130th out of 138 countries for charges imposed on airports and ticket taxes imposed on customers, undermining its competitive position around the world. Only Ghana, Mali, Guinea, Peru, Dominican Republic ...
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 ...
Around the world in 20 days: Follow two reporters on a 34,799-kilometre journey
National Post - 6/23/2016 12:08:49 PM
About an hour after arriving on the red-eye, a nearly six-hour flight from Dulles International Airport ... isn’t just any African country. The island off the eastern coast is home to all of the wild lemurs in the world – 105 species.
Chamber to promote airport at England air show
Press Republican - 6/23/2016 9:12:50 PM
Farnborough is the largest civil and defense aviation show and exposition in the world this year ... and for its continued support for Plattsburgh International Airport and the North Country.” Plattsburgh International Airport will be one of the ...