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
Fort Wayne airport thrives in struggling economy
Wane - 9/16/2014 11:14:43 PM
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne International Airport is being recognized as one of the more successful airports of its size in the entire country. Nationally, the number of flights has decreased by 15 percent since 2007. However, Fort Wayne is ...
Ukraine PM Says Country Still in 'State of War'
ABC News - 9/13/2014 7:40:33 AM
without the approval of Kiev or oversight of the international Red Cross. A similar convoy in August was loudly condemned by Ukrainian officials as an invasion, but this time around Lysenko simply called the move "illegal." The country's top leaders have ...
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl. Airport named busiest in the world
WHNT-TV - 9/17/2014 1:48:02 PM
Shanghai was third with 2.9 million metric tons. (One metric ton is 2,205 pounds.) The ACI World Airport Traffic Report was based on reports from nearly 2,000 airports in 160 countries worldwide.
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." In January, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called LaGuardia and ...
Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport: The Only U.S. Airport Offering All Expedited Customs Clearance Programs for International Travelers
Andhra News - 9/16/2014 6:25:24 AM
Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has emerged as the only airport in the ... passport lines and skip paper Customs declaration forms when re-entering the country through DFW. Automated Passport Control (APC) for U.S. and Canadian Citizens ...
Houthi Rebels in Yemen Block Road to Sana Airport: Reports
RIA Novosti - 9/7/2014 5:20:19 PM
MOSCOW, September 7 (RIA Novosti) – Rebels from the Shiite Houthi movement have blocked one of the main roads leading to the international airport in Yemen’s capital Sana, as the country’s government refused to give in to the protesters’ demands ...
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/7/2013 4:28:56 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 ... one of the easiest airports to navigate, it's also beautiful. Terminal 4's architectural highlights include ...
FaceFirst™ Expands its Existing Facial Recognition Services in Panama Airport
Yahoo Finance - 9/17/2014 6:12:53 PM
and thus are not allowed to enter the country," explained Jose Mulino, Panama's Minister of Public Security. "We are proud to be a part of this $936 million investment in the expansion of Tocumen International Airport," says FaceFirst CEO, Joe Rosenkratz.
Sydney Airport: Cleared for Takeoff
Investing Daily - 9/17/2014 11:53:30 AM
As of the end of 2013, 1.1 million of the country’s 23.1 million citizens were millionaires. Australia’s Asian Gateway All of this adds up to sunny skies for Sydney Airport (ASX: SYD, OTC: SYDDF), which is Sydney’s only international airport and ...
Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country
IBN Live - 4/19/2013 3:43:05 AM
New Delhi: Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGI) has been rated as the best airport in India, the fifth best regional airport in Asia and the eighth best airport in the 5-10 million passengers per annum capacity category. The ratings were ...
Ebola: We’re at risk, airport private operators cry out
The Sun - 9/17/2014 12:40:37 AM
During a recent visit to the Murtala Mohamed International Airport, Lagos, some of them spoken to expressed fear that should there be any slip, leading to any Ebola patient, coming into the country through the airport, their members were susceptible to ...
New Maldives airport opens up the remote south of the Indian Ocean holiday hotspot
Daily Mail - 9/11/2012 11:31:35 AM
However, some of the more remote portions of the Maldives have come a little closer to the rest of the world this week, as a new airport launches in the south ... far fewer visitors than the north of the country, where the majority of the luxury resorts ...
Vice President Biden blasts LaGuardia Airport as feeling like ‘it’s in some third world country’
New York Daily News - 2/5/2014 11:57:17 PM
Vice President Joe Biden, never one to hide what he’s thinking, said Thursday that New York’s LaGuardia Airport feels like it’s “in some third world country.” “If I blindfolded someone and took them at 2:00 in the morning into the airport in ...
Will plans to upgrade world's worst airport take off?
CNBC - 8/6/2014 5:05:11 AM
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport was rated the world's worst airport in 2013 ... into tourism and manufacturing and I think this will be really good for our country," he added. Ang said the company would recover the $10 billion it invests from ...
Taliban Hit Airport Again After Pakistani Airstrikes
New York Times - 6/10/2014 9:40:22 AM
LONDON — Retaliating against a new wave of military airstrikes, Pakistani Taliban gunmen on Tuesday attacked security forces at Karachi’s international airport for the second time this week, underscoring their capacity to create mayhem in the country ...