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
Hundreds of flights canceled at China airports, more to come
CNN - 7/21/2014 11:53:41 PM
Lengthy flight delays are common in China. The country's largest airports, serving the mega-cities of Shanghai and Beijing, suffer some of the worst flight delays in the world. In June 2013, Beijing's Capital International Airport hit the bottom of a list ...
Munich one of the best transfer airports worldwide
MENAFN - 7/23/2014 9:46:38 AM
... six in the world in the category World's Best Airport for Transit Passengers. The terminal's special architectural concept means that passengers are able to transfer to one of 130 destinations in 45 countries in a very short time. And Lufthansa's ...
In our opinion: Airport expansion reflects the growing vitality of Utah's national and global links
Deseret News - 7/25/2014 5:55:12 AM
The effect on the airport itself will be transformative. It’s important to note that Salt Lake International is already one of the country’s best airports. It ranks 94th among the world’s top 100 airports, and is one of only 15 American airports on ...
Airports in east China face delays due to military exercises
AsiaOne - 7/23/2014 8:06:25 AM
BEIJING - Flights to and from Shanghai International Airport Co Ltd and 11 other ... Airports in east China are among the busiest in the country. Last year, Shanghai's two mega airports Pudong and Hongqiao alone handled 82.8 million passengers, or about ...
The new airport’s faults
The Peninsula - 7/23/2014 11:22:41 PM
Hamad International Airport is a source of pride for both Qatari nationals and the residents of this country. The airport has turned into an important transit point for international travellers, being an exquisite artistic masterpiece. True, the airport ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 5:49:50 PM
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 ...
Airport reclassification is a disgrace
New Era - 7/25/2014 8:47:00 AM
We can only imagine the depth of negative impression this incident has left of our country – let alone its economic ... NAC is supposed to ensure the airport complies with international rescue firefighting standards, including the International Civil ...
Curacao airport shooting could threaten tourism
The BVI Beacon - 7/24/2014 9:59:46 AM
A high-profile gang shooting that killed two Curacao citizens and wounded six German tourists at Curacao’s Hato International Airport last week could hurt the country’s tourism industry, its leaders fear. The July 15 drive-by shooting occurred at the ...
The next World Cup in Latin America should be a regional event
American Thinker - 7/24/2014 11:39:59 AM
My question is this: Should any country even try hosting another World Cup? I mean should any Latin American country with limited resources build stadia, airports and highways to accommodate a one month event? Why force countries to choose between bus ...
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/6/2013 11:53:56 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. Kennedy Airport, New York JFK's Terminal 5, which includes the building formerly called the TWA Flight Center ...
Security stepped up at airports, says CISF chief
Times of India - 7/25/2014 2:23:26 PM
BOKARO: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which is in charge of security at all the 59 airports in the country, on Thursday said it would ... Kabul airports shocked air travelers across the world. CISF is prepared to deal with terrorism and ...
U.S. airports are 'awful.' Here's the problem
CNN - 4/3/2014 7:33:26 AM
In February, as reported by the New York Daily News, Vice President Joe Biden said New York's frequently lambasted LaGuardia Airport "feels like it's in some third world country." "Why did we lead the world economically for so long?" Biden lamented.
The 10 Best Airports In The World
The Business Insider - 3/30/2011 7:02:22 PM
It is also one of the hubs in the Star Alliance, a network of 27 international airports that flies to 1,610 airports in 181 countries. Why it's awesome: Kuala Lumpur is located in the southern corridor of Malaysia and one of Asia's busiest airports.
PTI drops to 82nd in index for airports with cheapest flights
The Business Journal - 7/24/2014 10:49:53 AM
Piedmont Triad International Airport was ranked 82nd for affordability among the 101 most popular airports around the country according to a survey conducted by CheapFlights.com last month, a big drop in its standing from last year. The Greensboro airport ...
Upgrades at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Cut Wait Times
International Meetings Review - 7/24/2014 8:36:51 PM
The facility is the only U.S. airport that offers Automated Passport Control with automated passport processing for eligible international travelers, customers from all 38 visa waiver countries, customers with only carry-on bags and Lawful Permanent ...