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
11 Biggest Airports in The World
INSIDER MONKEY - 3/30/2017 11:15:55 AM
... stepped foot in one of the 11 biggest airports in the world at least once. And that’s because these airports, partly due to their sheer size, have become major transport hubs between countries and even continents. Each of these 11 airports service ...
Laptop ban 'mystery': Why did the U.S. and U.K. choose different countries
CNN Money - 3/25/2017 9:34:28 AM
Four countries included in the U.S. list -- the United Arab ... a terrorist could just as easily inflict damage when flying to the US or the UK from any airport anywhere in the world -- including Europe or even within the US or UK -- not just those in ...
Countries With the Fastest Internet Connections
worldatlas.com - 3/24/2017 4:09:22 PM
Wireless internet access points are also available in public areas such as restaurants, airports ... the internet users in developed countries began using the broadband internet. Almost all countries around the world had access to the faster broadband ...
The World's Top 25 Airports of 2017
MSN - 3/20/2017 5:04:13 PM
Beijing Airport boasts the world’s second largest terminal building (Terminal 3) after Dubai Airport. Opened in 1958, it is also the hub for Air China, the country’s flag carrier. Originally served as a military airport when it opened in 1938 ...
Britain and U.S. ban most electronic devices in cabins on flights from several Muslim-majority countries
Washington Post - 3/21/2017 2:18:23 PM
The countries included in the British ban are Turkey ... concerned about explosive devices built with non-metallic materials, because most of the world’s airports lack the screening measures to detect such bombs. New limitations on carry-on items ...
The US is imposing a "laptop ban" on flights from 10 airports in majority-Muslim countries
Vox - 3/21/2017 5:24:30 PM
The affected airports are all in majority-Muslim countries (many in the Middle East ... measures deployed by the Trump administration against Muslims around the world,” said Naureen Shah of Amnesty International USA in a statement.
UAE says surprised by U.S. laptop ban but will cooperate
Reuters - 3/24/2017 8:59:52 AM
ABU DHABI The United Arab Emirates, one of the world's top aviation hubs ... prohibiting electronic devices larger than smart phones in cabins on flights from 10 airports in countries including the UAE, Qatar and Turkey. That will hit Gulf carriers ...
Frankfurt Airport thrills passengers from around the world with “Made in Germany” campaign
E TN Global Travel Industry News - 3/30/2017 4:02:15 PM
The “Made in Germany” label is one of the world’s most popular and best-known ... coveted by travelers from Russia, China and other countries, who make a beeline to the shops a Frankfurt Airport. Foreign guests are particularly interested in cameras ...
Coolgreens airport store to open this year
Oklahoma News - 3/30/2017 10:18:39 AM
Coolgreens' Will Rogers World Airport operation is getting closer to taking off ... Two other restaurants representing unique dining options in this region of the country also are working on their plans to open at the airport, too. Tucker's Onion Burgers ...
Banning laptops at secure airports won’t keep aircraft safe from terror attacks
THE CONVERSATION - 3/23/2017 12:57:17 PM
All the airports on the list are in countries that are either at risk from terrorism or ... If the ban is implemented at these airports, then what of those many airports in the developing world which do not have state-of-the-art machines, or benefit ...
5 Reasons Banning Laptops On Flights From Muslim Countries Is Stupid And Dangerous
Forbes - 3/21/2017 6:28:56 PM
“Singling out specific countries ignores the fact that terrorist cells are spread through the world and that airlines provide connectivity ... trip in one of the banned countries, connect in an airport located in a third country and arrive at the US ...
Airport prepares for large modernization project
The Business Journal - 3/24/2017 2:36:18 PM
Memphis Business Journal's parent company, American City Business Journals (ACBJ), was inspired to rank the nation's airports after then-candidate Donald Trump compared them to a something out of a third-world country last September. In an attempt to see ...
UK bans laptops and tablets on flights from six Middle East countries
The Guardian - 3/21/2017 7:04:43 PM
“The UK has one of the most robust aviation security measures in the world and at all times the safety and ... the devices in cabin baggage on flights from specific airports, rather than countries, and only on specific Middle Eastern airlines.
These are the 15 best airports in the world
Business Insider - 3/15/2017 4:12:53 PM
"Winning the Skytrax World's Best Airport Award for the fifth consecutive ... The Skytrax annual rankings are based on the impressions of nearly 14 million flyers from 105 countries. More than 550 airports were included in the survey, which covers 39 ...
Cristiano Ronaldo Honored By Portugal Airport With Funny Bust, Internet Has Field Day With It [PHOTOS]
Sports World News - 3/30/2017 4:27:54 AM
“Thank you for being here in my honor,” Ronaldo said. “Seeing my name being given to this airport is something very special, everyone knows that I am proud of my country and especially my home city.” As noted by the report, the decision to rename ...