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
‘Third World’ U.S. Airports? That Insults the Third World
The Wall Street Journal - 1/20/2017 11:36:19 PM
For once, Donald Trump was guilty of understatement. “Our airports are like from a Third World country,” he said during a debate year. It’s a common complaint but inaccurate: Comparing America’s airports with the Third World’s is unfair to the ...
'World first': Government moves to radically overhaul Australia's international airports
townandcountrymagazine.com.au - 1/22/2017 12:13:54 PM
"I think it could be a world first," said John Coyne ... He said Australia was "miles ahead of the majority of countries" in modernising airport technology, particularly compared with the US or London's Heathrow, which he labelled "an informed version ...
World Record Limbo-er Shows Off Her Skills While Bored at the Airport
texashillcountry.com - 1/21/2017 12:15:05 PM
CNN posted a video taken by an impressed onlooker who watched as the Limbo Queen herself, Shemika Charles, managed to limbo underneath a row of airport chairs while waiting for her flight out of Philadelphia. It’s a stunt you have to see to believe!
Countries With The Most Airports In The World
worldatlas.com - 8/15/2016 11:59:03 PM
The US hosts the largest number of airports in the world, followed by Brazil and Mexico. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the U.S. state of Georgia is the United States' busiest airport. Without a doubt, air travel is one of the most ...
Staffing cuts left area of Fort Lauderdale airport shooting unguarded
USA Today - 1/21/2017 8:21:51 PM
(Photo: Dorothy Edwards, Naples Daily News) The cuts took place while airports around the world were under increased attack ... now among the fastest-growing in the country. “The lines (in the terminals) are getting so long it's scary," said Jeff ...
10Best Readers' Choice 2017 Airport Awards Take Flight
10best.com - 1/19/2017 8:52:51 PM
Each year, more and more people take to the sky during their travels for business and pleasure, and U.S. airports rank among the busiest in the world for total passenger ... and airport concessions in the country in 10 different categories.
Ukraine’s Uman airport to service pilgrims thanks to $140M investment
Jewish Telegraphic Agency - 1/20/2017 6:32:41 AM
In 2016, approximately 50,000 pilgrims came to Uman, with 90 percent of them passing through Kiev’s main airport. The number of flights from Israel and other countries with a substantial number of pilgrims has been rising steadily as well, according to Life.
Bandaranaike Airport Expansion Project: Enhancing Sri Lanka’s international gateway
Sri Lanka Time Online - 1/21/2017 7:31:45 PM
On the other hand Sri Lanka as an island country will immensely benefit for ... base and supply centre for aircrafts engaged in World War II. With assistance from the government of Canada, the airport was developed to handle 150,000 passengers per annum ...
Top 10 Countries with the Most Airports – 2017 Update
gazettereview.com - 9/10/2016 1:31:05 AM
So we’ve established the importance of airports, but how many of these places are there in the world? Surely there are a countless amount of them across the globe, but how many exactly? Which countries have the most airports? The richest countries?
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 7:36:09 AM
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 ...
Which airports have the happiest passengers?
CNN - 3/3/2016 2:50:16 PM
(CNN ... Best Airports by Size: Over 40 Million Passengers per Year. Crowd-pleasing innovations It's yet another award these two can add to the shelf, having secured first and second place in travel website Sleeping in Airports' survey of the world's ...
Des Moines airport's new terminal may depend upon Trump
Des Moines Register - 1/20/2017 5:24:05 PM
He said roads and bridges were crumbling and compared U.S. airports with Third World countries. Among the most eager to see if Trump keeps his infrastructure promise are officials at the Des Moines International Airport. For several years, airport ...
Security shortcut 'Clear' coming to 4 busy US airports
FOX News - 1/19/2017 10:30:05 AM
According to Delta Air Lines, the biometric identity service Clear will soon open express lanes at four of the busiest airports across the country: Atlanta ... has set a goal of having 80 percent of the world’s travelers use self-service technology ...
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 ...
Joe Biden on LaGuardia Airport: 'I must be in some third-world country'
The Verge - 2/6/2014 4:07:49 AM
Vice President Joe Biden is very unhappy about America's declining infrastructure. During a speech in Philadelphia today, he threw New York's LaGuardia Airport under the bus to drive that point home. But first, the vice president talked about advancements ...