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
Huntsville International Airport no longer most expensive
WAAY-TV - 7/29/2014 7:40:49 PM
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - Huntsville International Airport is no longer the most expensive airport in the country. For the first time in six quarters, the airport did not top the Bureau of Transportation's list. The nation's most expensive airport is now ...
Huntsville airport no longer the most expensive in the US -- but there's a catch
Al.com - 7/29/2014 3:08:48 PM
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Huntsville International Airport was known as the most expensive in the country for six straight quarters until today when the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport topped the Department of Transportation's highest ...
11 Worst Airports for Food
ABC News - 8/1/2014 6:29:51 AM
While most would expect airports in smaller countries like Nepal and the Turks and Caicos would be rustic at best, we were surprised to discover that some of the world’s busiest airports had a depressing dearth of dining options, too. Only the world's ...
Two of China’s Busiest Airports Told to Reduce Traffic by 75%
The Wall Street Journal - 7/29/2014 9:18:03 AM
Chinese aviation authorities asked airlines to reduce flight traffic by as much as 75% at two of the country’s busiest airports ... issued the restriction on two Shanghai airports—Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Shanghai Pudong ...
Shell hits despite cease-fire over Libyan airport
Yahoo News - 7/29/2014 2:54:29 PM
CAIRO (AP) — A shell fired by warring Libyan militias hit an oil tank Tuesday near the capital's international airport, despite local officials ... of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi in the country's 2011 civil war. However, the shell struck an oil ...
The cruellest month: July sees spike in attacks on airports
IHS Jane's 360 - 7/28/2014 11:59:42 PM
Hamas explicitly warned international airlines against flying into Tel Aviv ... and explosives cannot board a flight or be trafficked into or out of the country. The airports themselves are now the target.
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 ...
Poor airport facilities affects Namibia’s tourism – official
en.starafrica.com - 7/31/2014 7:09:49 PM
The Federation of Namibia Tourism Association (Fenata) said Government must urgently intervene in the ongoing saga at Hosea Kutako International Airport, saying the current situation is causing ‘untold damage’ to the country’s tourism sector.
Nigeria begins screening for Ebola virus at airports
The Nation - 8/1/2014 12:39:06 AM
Nigeria has begun the screening of passengers entering the country through the airports. The World Health organisation (WHO) announced yesterday that the death toll from Ebola has topped 700 worldwide. In Anambra State, there was uproar following fears ...
Libya airport struck by shell after cease-fire declared to fight wild blaze
The Christian Science Monitor - 7/29/2014 3:30:17 PM
CAIRO — A shell fired by warring Libyan militias hit an oil tank Tuesday near the capital's international airport, despite local officials ... of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi in the country's 2011 civil war. However, the shell struck an oil ...
Ebola: FG Sensitizes Airport Workers on Dangers of Virus
This Day Live - 7/31/2014 6:12:33 PM
The sensitization campaign he added, was carried out to complement other measures already put in place by Port Health at the country’s international airports to prevent the presence and spread of the virus.
Ebola 'moving faster than efforts to control it': WHO warn virus could spread to other countries causing 'catastrophic' loss of life
Daily Mail - 8/1/2014 2:58:05 PM
The leaders of the three countries at the summit hoped to organise the deployment ... The virus has infected three African capitals with international airports and officials are trying to step up screening of passengers. Experts say the risk of travellers ...
After low cost carriers, India to embrace low cost airports
Economic Times - 7/31/2014 7:28:18 AM
Such airports will be a world apart from the swanky ones at Delhi and Mumbai ... the government plans to develop 50 low-cost airports in smaller cities across the country. The prim e ministers office ( PMO), which held a meeting last week, has asked ...