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
How to fix America’s ‘third world’ airports
Gant Daily - 5/27/2016 11:10:46 PM
As former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood says, “We’re like a third-world country when it comes to infrastructure.” CNN aviation and regulation correspondent Rene Marsh investigates the state of the country’s bridges, railways, airports and ...
How U.S. airports lag behind the rest of the world
WWLP 22News - 5/28/2016 8:29:06 AM
“I am tired that we don’t have a single airport in our country that is considered in the top 25.” Donald Trump responded with, “You look at some of our airports, its third world.” Also in need of updating, the FAA’s air traffic control syste
The Story Behind The World's Emptiest International Airport
Forbes - 5/28/2016 5:47:27 PM
It was long understood that Sri Lanka needed a second international airport. Traffic through Colombo was getting too heavy and the country was in the active ... a massive conference center, a world-class cricket stadium, housing developments, and a hotel ...
Global airport trade group opposes new checkpoints after attacks | Reuters
Firstpost - 5/28/2016 1:48:15 AM
The U.N.'s International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) last week discussed creating a new standard that could push countries to come up with security rules for public sections of airports. Security in these so-called landside areas is run by a ...
Ben Gurion: the world's most secure airport?
WYFF 4 - 5/28/2016 1:44:04 PM
The airport, considered one of the safest in the world, has layers of security ... Next month, Ben Gurion airport will host visitors from 40 different countries to discuss airport security, officials say. Interest in Israeli airport security has grown ...
Putin blasts West on first trip to EU country this year
Japan Today - 5/27/2016 10:34:58 PM
Amid heavy security at Athens Airport, air force F-16s buzzed overhead as part of a welcoming ceremony. “This will be the first time Putin has visited an EU country in the past six months and Russia-EU relations will be definitely on the agenda,” said ...
City slickers: The best golf options in big cities and near airports for business travelers
golfadvisor.com - 5/27/2016 11:57:53 AM
... Austin Country Club during the 2016 World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play. In San Antonio, the private Oak Hill Country Club saw its share of historic Texas Opens. Golf course nearest the airport: Arnold Palmer designed the Golf Club at North ...
How airports can get rid of TSA screeners
Alice Echo NEWS JOURNAL - 5/28/2016 2:45:31 AM
which has blamed the TSA delays across the country for causing more than 70,000 passengers to miss flights so far this year . The former general manager of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport wrote a letter to the TSA in February warning that the world's ...
Their View: Israel is progressive, innovative country
Rockford Register-Star - 5/27/2016 3:46:57 PM
First launched in Israel in 2011, bus stop mini-libraries that offer free books, inspired similar initiatives in other countries. Security measures at Ben Gurion Airport are the best in the world and a model for other airports. An Israeli start-up invented ...
French protesters disrupt airport; gas shortages ease
Bradenton Herald - 5/27/2016 8:30:18 AM
Union activists disrupted the Marseille airport Friday and halted activity at half of the country's oil refineries in protests over changes to France's labor system, but nationwide gasoline shortages eased slightly after government intervention.
Airport director presents update on future plans
Tampa Bay Newspapers - 5/26/2016 5:49:49 PM
According to Jewsbury, PIE is the busiest U.S. Coast Guard air station in the world. The airport is ... Midwest and Southeast. Sun Country Airlines operates a flight to and from the Gulfort/Biloxi, Mississippi, airport and Sunwing Airlines operates an ...
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 ...
China to have 500 airports by 2020
Times of India - 5/18/2016 11:54:14 AM
BEIJING: China plans to build more than 500 airports by 2020 to create a market worth over $153 billion for its general aviation industry. According to a guideline issued by China's central cabinet, the country will have more than 500 general aviation ...
20 biggest airport myths you shouldn’t believe
Las Vegas Review-Journal - 5/28/2016 2:24:02 AM
Myth 4: You Can Only Bring One or Two Bottles of Wine Through Customs Many people believe that there is a limit on the amount of alcohol that can be brought into the U.S. when arriving from another country ... world. “It’s a shame that American ...