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
La Guardia Airport to Be Overhauled by 2021, Cuomo and Biden Say
New York Times - 7/28/2015 4:00:54 AM
Some of this work has already begun. La Guardia is not just one of the most delay-plagued airports in the country, but one of the busiest of its size in the world. It was built when air travel was a luxury and still a bit of a novelty. Its outmoded setup ...
'Third World' New York Airport to be Rebuilt
NDTV - 7/27/2015 11:50:21 PM
New York: New York's LaGuardia Airport, famously likened to a "third world country" by Vice President Joe Biden, is to be rebuilt from the ground up, officials announced on Monday. "We want a globally renowned airport for the next century that is worthy of ...
New York Gov. Cuomo announces new LaGuardia Airport
Times Union - 7/28/2015 4:00:54 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — A year after comparing New York's LaGuardia Airport to "some Third World Country," Vice President Joe Biden helped unveil an ambitious plan Monday to rebuild its collection of aging terminals into a modern, unified hub while easing ...
LaGuardia: No more 'third world' airport? Cuomo, Biden say it'll be rebuilt
Tidewater Review - 7/28/2015 2:06:22 AM
who famously compared LaGuardia to an airport in a "third world country," said ground would be broken next year on a new airport. "Believe it or not," he said, reflecting the skepticism that has greeted past vows of major infrastructure improvements.
Gov. Cuomo announces new LaGuardia Airport
azcentral.com - 7/28/2015 5:19:38 AM
Gov. Cuomo announces new LaGuardia Airport NEW YORK (AP) — A year after comparing New York's LaGuardia Airport to "some Third World Country," Vice President Joe Biden helped unveil an ambitious plan Monday to rebuild its collection of aging terminals ...
One of busiest U.S. airports to be rebuilt
PanARMENIAN Network - 7/28/2015 8:04:17 AM
Vice President Joe Biden - who previously compared the airport to "some Third World country" - was on hand for the announcement on Monday, July 27. "I wish everything I said that was truthful but controversial would turn out this well," Biden said.
New York airport to be rebuilt
MSN - 7/28/2015 9:51:39 AM
Vice President Joe Biden - who previously compared the airport to "some Third World country" - was on hand for the announcement on Monday. "I wish everything I said that was truthful but controversial would turn out this well," Mr Biden said. The redesign ...
LaGuardia Airport to get $4 billion facelift
Big Country Homepage - 7/28/2015 8:32:55 AM
"We are transforming LaGuardia into a globally-renowned, 21st century airport that is worthy of the city and state of New York." Cuomo was joined for Monday's announcement by Vice President Joe Biden, who last year labeled LaGuardia as a "third-world ...
Sydney Airport To Be Australia’s Leading Media Estate: APN Outdoor
B and T - 7/28/2015 12:40:28 AM
Sydney Airport general manager retail Glyn Williams said: “Sydney Airport’s improvement program will deliver a world-class airport experience ... The busiest domestic and international terminals in the country are now a stronghold within our portfolio ...
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces new LaGuardia airport
WPTV - 7/28/2015 8:40:04 AM
He said the current airport is a collection of cramped terminals with high ... he'd think he was in "some Third World country." Biden attended the announcement Monday and lauded the governor for "thinking big." Biden's influence was critical, Cuomo said ...
LaGuardia Airport to Be Torn Down and Rebuilt
Patch - 7/28/2015 3:32:16 AM
Also in attendance at today’s press conference was Vice President Joe Biden, who famously said last year, “If I took you and blindfolded you and took you to LaGuardia Airport in New York you must think, ‘I must be in some third-world country.’”
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 ...
NYC Is Razing and Rebuilding LGA, Everyone's Least Favorite Airport
gizmodo.in - 7/28/2015 4:29:32 AM
Joe "I must be in some third world country" Biden. Last year, Cuomo staged a design competition that saw six major architecture and planning firms imagine the future of the airport. Today, Cuomo said that a $4 billion plan to rebuild the airport is just ...
New York presents ambitious plan to renovate LaGuardia airport
La Prensa - 7/28/2015 2:56:28 AM
The plan, which will cost $4 billion, will completely change this airport in the borough of Queens, which mainly serves domestic flights and which was characterized by Biden last year as like a "third world country." The vice president and Cuomo held a ...
Biden, Cuomo announce new LaGuardia Airport
Westfield Republican - 7/28/2015 4:00:54 AM
The airport in Queens is one of the busiest in the nation, but is cramped and outdated. Vice President Joe Biden last year dubbed it a "Third World country." He was at the announcement Monday. Cuomo says the first part of the plan will begin next year and ...