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
How to fix America’s ‘third world’ airports
Gant Daily - 5/27/2016 11:10:46 PM
As former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood says, “We’re like a third-world country when it comes to infrastructure.” CNN aviation and regulation correspondent Rene Marsh investigates the state of the country’s bridges, railways, airports and ...
300 Airports in More Than 100 Countries Now Equipped with SITA’s AirportHub
Asia Travel Tips - 5/27/2016 5:31:20 AM
Three hundred airports in more than one hundred countries around the world are now equipped with SITA AirportHub, a shared infrastructure that allows airlines to connect all their applications and IT systems at an airport. The 300 airports already taking ...
French Protesters Disrupt Airport; Gas Shortages Ease
New York Times - 5/27/2016 8:30:18 AM
PARIS — Union activists disrupted the Marseille airport Friday and halted activity at half of the country's oil refineries in protests over changes to France's labor system, but nationwide gasoline shortages eased slightly after government intervention.
How Airports Can Get Rid of TSA Screeners
Bloomberg - 5/27/2016 10:53:27 AM
The Phoenix airport is a hub for American Airlines Group Inc., which has blamed the TSA delays across the country for causing more than 70,000 ... a letter to the TSA in February warning that the world’s busiest airport was “conducting exhaustive ...
Airport will be island ‘blot’
The Royal Gazette - 5/26/2016 7:55:41 AM
I have been coming here to visit friends regularly for some years and have a love in my heart for your wonderful country, as do most people ... which is being referred to as “Bermuda’s new, world-class airport”. It seems that these new buildings ...
Thai Airports Join High-Flyers
AviationPros - 5/27/2016 5:31:20 AM
ACI reported that passengers travelling through Asia-Pacific and Middle Eastern airports (574 airports in 48 countries) in the first quarter ... While Dubai grew 3.5%, Dubai World Central and Abu Dhabi suffered declines of 6.9% and 4.4%, respectively.
Global airport trade group opposes new checkpoints after attacks
Channel News Asia - 5/28/2016 12:50:59 AM
The U.N.'s International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) last week discussed creating a new standard that could push countries to come up with security rules for public sections of airports. Security in these so-called landside areas is run by a ...
City slickers: The best golf options in big cities and near airports for business travelers
golfadvisor.com - 5/27/2016 11:57:53 AM
... Austin Country Club during the 2016 World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play. In San Antonio, the private Oak Hill Country Club saw its share of historic Texas Opens. Golf course nearest the airport: Arnold Palmer designed the Golf Club at North ...
Russian firm cuts order for Swiss trains needed for 2018 World Cup
Reuters - 5/26/2016 2:07:55 PM
... will connect Domodedovo Airport and Vnukovo International Airport to Moscow's city centre. Russian expects up to a million visitors will come for the World Cup, straining the country's airports and transport infrastructure. Russia won the right to ...
U.S. airports still understaffed for peak travel: TSA head
Win 98.5 - 5/25/2016 12:00:15 PM
TSA wants to encourage airports to automate the movement of bins for carry-on bags at checkpoints. A test of the technology - already in use in Europe - started this week in Atlanta, the world's busiest airport. It also is working with software companies ...
Long airport lines could cost travel industry billions
WISH-TV - 5/27/2016 8:15:59 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Long lines at security checkpoints at airports across the country could end up costing the traveling ... For these and other stories making headlines in the business world, click on the video.
2016 Global 2000: The World's Largest Transportation Companies
Yahoo Finance - 5/27/2016 9:41:53 AM
The world's 25 biggest transportation companies include 9 airlines from 6 countries, 9 railroads from 5 countries ... from bankruptcy at a at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport April 30,2007 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Barry Williams/Getty ...
Zika risk: Airport, hospitals, port focus on preventing mosquito breeding
The Indian Express - 5/25/2016 8:35:39 PM
As Zika virus pandemic spreads in 60 countries and World Health Organization (WHO) calls on other countries to remain prepared, with no known treatment mechanism in place, hospitals, airport and port in Mumbai are focusing on just one control — removal ...
Airport lines and developing virtues
New Pittsburgh Courier - 5/26/2016 7:51:31 PM
In 2011 the United Nations World Food Program began emergency food airlifts ... Recently, newspapers reported: Long Security Lines at Airports And Americans all across the country had to wait.
Airport director presents update on future plans
Tampa Bay Newspapers - 5/26/2016 5:49:49 PM
According to Jewsbury, PIE is the busiest U.S. Coast Guard air station in the world. The airport is ... Midwest and Southeast. Sun Country Airlines operates a flight to and from the Gulfort/Biloxi, Mississippi, airport and Sunwing Airlines operates an ...