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
Nigeria: Lagos International Airport Road of Shame
AllAfrica - 9/29/2014 2:35:14 AM
The state of any international airport road says a lot about the country. Why, you may ask, and the answer is not far-fetched. Most of the international airport roads are the gateways that welcome and bid farewell to visitors to a country. As such ...
MSP Airport topping the charts with improvements
Caledonia Argus - 9/30/2014 9:00:36 AM
... to being called the “most well-run airport in the world” by Delta Airlines CEO Richard Anderson last week, the airport is becoming one of the more artistic airports in the country. Anderson talked about the award-winning features of the airport as ...
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 ...
FAA wants to restore Chicago air traffic site by mid-October
Reuters - 9/28/2014 8:08:42 PM
Air traffic controllers managed about 60 percent of typical traffic on Sunday at O'Hare International Airport and over ... with an estimated 2,100 flights canceled at major airports across the country on Friday. Another 1,100 flights were canceled Saturday.
Joy as Jigawa airport takes its maiden flight to Mecca
The Nation - 9/29/2014 10:30:40 PM
For the people of Jigawa State, the flag-off of this year’s Hajj airlift to Saudi Arabia from the Dutse International Airport at Fanisau Village recently was an opportunity to show to the entire country that the state is indeed The New World.
Airport tax no longer to be included in Garuda ticket prices
AsiaOne - 9/30/2014 10:40:49 AM
"This is not only a setback for Garuda, but a setback to the country's airline industry as a whole ... other airlines would soon follow suit and apply the same system. "International airports all over the world have applied the system , which is aimed ...
Tiruchi airport witness to frequent arrival of bodies
The Hindu - 9/29/2014 5:12:43 AM
Embalmed in a wooden coffin, a body of a migrant labourer arrived at the international airport ... 20 to 30 bodies arrive at the Tiruchi airport every month with most of them coming from the oil-rich Gulf countries, say airport sources.
Monroe airport adding Customs and Border Protection service
Charlotte Observer - 9/29/2014 6:55:55 PM
and one of only a few dozen across the country. Typically, such offerings have been the domain of major commercial airports like Charlotte Douglas International. General aviation airports do not have scheduled commercial flights, but are used by charter ...
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 ...
Georgia Lawmakers Debating Leniency Over Guns In Airports
jobs.aol.com - 9/30/2014 12:28:11 PM
Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport--third busiest in the country, second behind Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta when it comes to gun confiscations. Last year TSA agents seized 98 weapons with 84%of them loaded and 26% with a bullet ...
Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed by rebels, straining ceasefire
The Irish Times - 9/29/2014 3:21:11 PM
Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said tank fire from the separatists struck a large armoured carrier last night during rebel attempts to storm Donetsk international airport ... pursue reforms designed to make the country fit to join the European mainstream.
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 ...
WHO urges Ebola-hit countries to do 'exit screening' of intl airports, seaports, land crossings
CNBC - 8/18/2014 3:49:31 PM
Authorities in countries affected by Ebola should check people departing at international airports, seaports and major border crossings and stop any with signs of the virus from travelling, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. The U.N ...
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 ...
WHO: Ebola Affected Countries Must Conduct 'Exit Screenings' at Airports, Borders
Breitbart News - 8/18/2014 2:59:24 PM
The World Health Organization is strongly urging countries affected by the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa-- Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria-- to screen individuals leaving the country for the virus at airports, seaports, and border crossings.