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
Spanish 'ghost airport' goes on the block
CNN - 12/11/2013 1:50:49 PM
Last year, the Oscar-winning Spanish director Pedro Almodovar shot part of his last film, the high-flying romp "I'm So Excited!", at the so-called "ghost airport," the Australian reports. Read: DC10 makes last passenger flight 'Don't land here!'
A Map of the World As Plotted By Airports
Gizmodo - 6/27/2013 2:14:05 AM
James Davenport created a world map using just airports, runways and helicopter pads. That way you can see which countries are dotted and outlined with airports (hint: it's the rich ones) and which countries just disappear into the vapor (hint: it's the ...
Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country
in.com - 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 ...
Which country has the worst airport delays in the world?
The Christian Science Monitor - 7/12/2013 12:47:42 PM
Chinese airline passengers, who have a reputation for losing it in dramatic fashion, can now feel vindicated. Beijing’s airport has the worst punctuality record in the world. And Shanghai is close behind. Only 18 percent of flights took off ...
World's 10 best airports!
Rediff - 8/4/2011 6:16:08 AM
Changi Airport serves more than 100 airlines flying off to some 200 cities in about 60 countries ... Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the Netherlands' main international airport, located 20 minutes southwest of Amsterdam, in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer.
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/6/2013 11:53:56 PM
Here are ten of the best from around the world ... to do in New York City Madrid Barajas Airport Madrid is quickly becoming a major travel center in Europe, and besides being one of the easiest airports to navigate, it's also beautiful.
Smog forces 'blind landing' training on China's pilots
CNN - 12/13/2013 3:47:09 AM
"It is part of a series of measures the administration took recently to raise flights' on-time performance," a CAAC source told the China Daily. Large passenger aircraft from international airlines require their pilots to have a "blind landing ...
Runaway spy Edward Snowden breaks cover at Russian airport and reveals to the world’s media that he intends apply for asylum in the country
Daily Mail - 7/12/2013 8:04:22 PM
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden resurfaced today after more than a month in hiding and made clear he wants to take asylum in Russia. At a closed-door meeting at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport with Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International ...
Indonesia’s World-Class Malls Should Set The Standard for Country’s Airports
The Jakarta Globe - 2/12/2012 11:56:55 PM
I.B. Made Bimantara Air travel is no longer considered a luxury or a novelty. Gone are the days when flying was called a “godlike act” — a term used by Charles Lindbergh, the first human to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. If you have ever been to ...
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phuketwan.com - 12/3/2013 10:57:11 PM
bloomberg Thailand's tourism industry, which generates revenue equivalent to at least one tenth of economic output, will rebound after the eventual resolution between the government and protesters, according to DBS Vickers Securities (Thailand) Co. PHUKET ...
Syrian rebels attack military airports across country, opposition says
CNN - 4/29/2013 12:53:44 AM
(CNN)-- In an attempt to weaken the Syrian government's air power, rebel fighters attacked several military airports across the country Sunday -- including a sprawling base in Idlib province, dissidents said. "Fighter planes have caused many ...
Osaka Seeks to Lure Biggest Pension Fund to Airport Concessions
Bloomberg - 12/12/2013 12:06:26 AM
“Airport concessions will be a new asset class that would attract pension funds in Japan,” Okada, who formerly worked at Macquarie Group Ltd.’s infrastructure business in Japan, said in a Dec. 9 interview in Osaka. State-owned New Kansai ...
The world's 20 best airports
Rediff - 3/22/2011 8:41:55 AM
With the new Terminal 3, the airport has become one of South Asia's largest and most important aviation hubs, with a current capacity of handling more than 46 million passengers ... One of the busiest airports, there are over 6,000 weekly flights operated ...