Country Comparison > Airports

RankCountryAirports
1United States13,513
2Brazil4,093
3Mexico1,714
4Canada1,467
5Russia1,218
6Argentina1,138
7Bolivia855
8Colombia836
9Paraguay799
10Indonesia673
11South Africa566
12Papua New Guinea561
13Germany539
14China507
15Chile481
16Australia480
17France464
18United Kingdom460
19Venezuela444
20Ecuador432
21India346
22Iran319
23Guatemala291
24Philippines247
25Sweden231
26Saudi Arabia214
27Congo, Democratic Republic of the198
28Kenya197
29Zimbabwe196
30Peru191
31Ukraine187
32Angola176
33Japan175
34Tanzania166
35Costa Rica161
36Algeria157
37Pakistan151
38Spain150
39Finland148
40Nicaragua147
41Libya146
42Cuba133
43Uruguay133
44Oman132
45Italy129
46Czech Republic128
47Poland126
48New Zealand123
49Panama117
50Guyana117
51Malaysia114
52Namibia112
53Korea, South111
54Honduras103
55Iraq102
56Thailand101
57Turkey98
58Mozambique98
59Iceland96
60Kazakhstan96
61Norway95
62Syria90
63Zambia88
64South Sudan85
65Madagascar83
66Egypt83
67Korea, North82
68Denmark80
69Greece77
70Botswana74
71Sudan74
72Croatia69
73Bulgaria68
74El Salvador68
75Belarus65
76Burma64
77Portugal64
78Switzerland63
79Somalia61
80Bahamas, The61
81Lithuania61
82Chad59
83Ethiopia57
84Yemen57
85Suriname55
86Morocco55
87French Polynesia54
88Nigeria54
89Uzbekistan53
90Austria52
91Afghanistan52
92Belize47
93Israel47
94Uganda47
95Nepal47
96Romania45
97Vietnam45
98Gabon44
99Mongolia44
100United Arab Emirates43
101Latvia42
102Laos41
103Hungary41
104Belgium41
105Ireland40
106Central African Republic39
107Azerbaijan37
108Taiwan37
109Solomon Islands36
110Dominican Republic36
111Slovakia35
112Cameroon33
113Malawi32
114Vanuatu31
115Niger30
116Mauritania30
117Liberia29
118Netherlands29
119Puerto Rico29
120Tunisia29
121Kyrgyzstan28
122Jamaica28
123Fiji28
124Congo, Republic of the27
125Cote d'Ivoire27
126Serbia26
127Turkmenistan26
128Mali25
129New Caledonia25
130Tajikistan24
131Lesotho24
132Bosnia and Herzegovina24
133Antarctica23
134Burkina Faso23
135Georgia22
136Senegal20
137Kiribati19
138Sri Lanka19
139Estonia18
140Bangladesh18
141Jordan18
142Guinea16
143Cambodia16
144Slovenia16
145Marshall Islands15
146Greenland15
147Haiti14
148Seychelles14
149Swaziland14
150Eritrea13
151Djibouti13
152Cook Islands11
153Armenia11
154Ghana10
155Macedonia10
156Cape Verde9
157Singapore9
158Maldives9
159Guinea-Bissau8
160Sierra Leone8
161Turks and Caicos Islands8
162Togo8
163Lebanon8
164Kuwait7
165Moldova7
166Equatorial Guinea7
167Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)7
168Burundi7
169Rwanda7
170East Timor6
171Tonga6
172Qatar6
173Western Sahara6
174Saint Vincent and the Grenadines6
175Benin6
176Micronesia, Federated States of6
177Kosovo6
178Montenegro5
179Mauritius5
180Guam5
181Northern Mariana Islands5
182Comoros4
183Albania4
184Bahrain4
185French Southern and Antarctic Lands4
186British Virgin Islands4
187Samoa4
188Spratly Islands4
189Trinidad and Tobago4
190Svalbard4
191Palau3
192Grenada3
193Antigua and Barbuda3
194American Samoa3
195Cayman Islands3
196Dominica2
197Anguilla2
198Bhutan2
199Guernsey2
200Hong Kong2
201Luxembourg2
202Saint Lucia2
203Saint Pierre and Miquelon2
204Saint Kitts and Nevis2
205Sao Tome and Principe2
206Virgin Islands2
207West Bank2
208Wallis and Futuna2
209Wake Island1
210Tuvalu1
211Saint Barthelemy1
212Sint Maarten1
213Saint Helena1
214Paracel Islands1
215Saint Martin1
216Niue1
217Norfolk Island1
218Nauru1
219Montserrat1
220Macau1
221Malta1
222Christmas Island1
223Jan Mayen1
224Jersey1
225Gaza Strip1
226Isle of Man1
227British Indian Ocean Territory1
228Gambia, The1
229Gibraltar1
230Brunei1
231Barbados1
232Bermuda1
233Aruba1
234Faroe Islands1
235Cocos (Keeling) Islands1

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, 2014

See also: Airports map

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