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
Best and worst airports for winter travel
CBS 12 News - 11/24/2014 3:52:00 AM
As snow has started falling in some parts of the country, it turns out that some airports do better at getting you to your destination on time than others -- even within the same regions. Chicago O'Hare International Airport is the most likely to have ...
A new way to spot danger at airports
forumblog.org - 11/24/2014 12:56:01 PM
International airports are a busy place to be. Nearly 200,000 passengers pass through London Heathrow Airport every day. The internal security of the country depends on effective airport checks. All departing passengers pass through a series of security ...
Should Kotoka International Airport Be Policed 24/7
Modern Ghana - 11/24/2014 4:16:27 PM
Perhaps pooling together with international stakeholders could help boost our expertise in this area. Thereby our custom officers could receive the same training developed country have and given the opportunity to visit such airport to see lessons learnt ...
Newark, LaGuardia top list of frustrating airports, says Bloomberg survey
New Jersey Online - 11/24/2014 11:44:26 AM
Kennedy International wasn't much less frustrating ... The Bloomberg survey published online today asked 3,000 fliers to rate 36 major airports across the two countries, using a scale of 1 to 100, on a variety of frustrations: how long it takes to get ...
New Striker Airport Fire Vehicles for Bolivia
Airports International - 11/21/2014 10:00:37 AM
Oshkosh Airport Products, LLC, has announced that Servicios Aeroportuarios Bolivianos SA (SABSA), the airport administrator and operations company for the country of Bolivia ... vehicles will serve at Viru Viru International Airport in Santa Cruz; J ...
DFW International: Lessons Indian aviation can draw from one of the biggest and busiest airports
Economic Times - 11/23/2014 1:58:39 AM
Last year, authorities at the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport in Texas decided to do something ... US citizens, passengers from 38 visa waiver countries and Green Card holders can pass through Customs with a swipe their passports (people ...
24 thermal scanners for all International airports for Ebola contagion
Orissa Diary - 11/21/2014 3:12:36 AM
New Delhi: The Health Ministry plans to set up 24 thermal scanners equipment at all the international airports in country from the current 18 scanners to check the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), said Dr. Panda, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health ...
Airport Expert Sees Clear Skies for Manchester-Boston Regional
aviationpros.com - 11/24/2014 2:43:24 PM
23--MANCHESTER -- Long gone are the $99 cross-country airfares once offered by Southwest and ... drawing many fliers away from Boston's Logan International Airport. Today, Logan hosts Southwest and JetBlue Airways, peeling flights and passengers away ...
PHL International Airport one of worst weather-delayed airports, says report
The Business Journal - 11/21/2014 8:56:12 AM
The Philadelphia International Airport is one of the worst weather-delayed airports in the country, according to a new report. Weather.com says that during a 12-month period that ended July 2014, about 46 percent of the airport's delays were weather-related.
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 ... third-busiest airport in the world in 2012, it took home ...
Why hasn’t the U.S. closed its airports to travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries?
Washington Post - 10/2/2014 6:38:03 PM
CDC officials were dispatched to Newark Liberty International airport after a passenger on an incoming flight from Brussels began vomiting, NBC New York reported. Several African nations have restricted or banned air travel from Ebola-stricken countries ...
Nigeria: Int'l Task Force Warns Against Travel Ban On Ebola-Affected Countries
AllAfrica - 11/22/2014 11:11:01 AM
Instead, WHO recommended current exit screening of all persons departing affected countries through international airports, seaports and major land crossings. The apex health organization also advised that countries might reduce the numbers of people with ...
FAA approves runway extension for Ogdensburg International Airport
airport-technology.com - 11/24/2014 8:59:48 AM
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the request of New York's Ogdensburg International Airport (OPBA ... travellers from Ottawa while improving North Country air service." The airport will be able to begin extension work once it ...
Power cut forces Vietnam airport to turn back flights
MENAFN - 11/23/2014 12:57:12 PM
Dozens of planes could not take off or land at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport ... a day pass through Tan Son Nhat airport which is already operating above its capacity. Parliamentarians in the communist country are debating whether to approve ...
Biden, who compared LaGuardia to 'Third World country,' touts improvement plans at NY airports
Fox Business - 10/20/2014 8:25:33 PM
Vice President Joe Biden, left, joined by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, speaks in a hangar of the Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, in New York, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, to discuss the need to improve New York's airports. Biden joined Cuomo as the ...