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
Airports commission recommends expanding Heathrow, stresses concerns must be addressed
FOX News - 7/1/2015 6:48:55 AM
... Commission has decided to recommend the construction of third runway at London's Heathrow Airport in a long-awaited report on how to best expand the country's aviation capacity. But the commission stressed Wednesday that Europe's largest airport needs ...
Five things affected by the Airports Commission’s decision to back Heathrow
The Spectator - 7/1/2015 9:04:56 AM
The Davies Commission set out to deliver a recommendation on airport ... the country, not least Osborne’s beloved Northern Powerhouse. Even the SNP are quietly pro-Heathrow, realising that it’s their gateway to trading with the rest of the world.
Third runway recommended at U.K.'s Heathrow Airport
WTSP - 7/1/2015 8:21:59 AM
LONDON — Britain's Airports Commission recommended a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport as the best way of expanding the country's airport capacity on Wednesday. In its long-awaited report, the commission said delivering new capacity by 2030 will ...
Britain should build new runway at Heathrow Airport - commission
AsiaOne - 7/1/2015 6:41:46 AM
LONDON - Britain should build a new runway at London's Heathrow Airport, according to a recommendation by a government-appointed Commission into the country's airport capacity that could cause a political headache for Prime Minister David Cameron.
UN world heritage body warns of threat to Great Barrier Reef
New Jersey Herald - 7/1/2015 7:31:52 AM
But UNESCO's World Heritage Committee held off designating ... London's Heathrow Airport in a long-awaited report on how to best expand the country's aviation capacity. Britain's Airports Commission unanimously recommended the construction of a third ...
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 4:04:23 PM
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 ...
With great fanfare, Pyongyang opens new airport terminal
San Francisco Gate - 7/1/2015 12:25:22 PM
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea opened a new terminal building at Pyongyang's international airport on Wednesday, underscoring an effort to attract more tourists and to spruce up the country ahead of a celebration of a major anniversary of the ...
Airports Commission recommends new Heathrow runway
The Scotsman - 7/1/2015 7:53:21 AM
A LONG-awaited report into airport ... as one of the world’s great trading nations, right at the heart of the global economy John Holland-Kaye No new full-length runway has been built in south-east England since the 1940s, while other countries have ...
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 ...
Heathrow Needs Third Runway Says Airports Commission
Skift - 7/1/2015 11:56:44 AM
Britain’s Airports Commission unanimously recommended the construction of a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport on Wednesday in a long-awaited report on how best to expand the country’s aviation ... in a globalized world. That said, it is ...
AAI steps up work at airport
Times of India - 7/1/2015 5:01:33 AM
Ezahwa added, "Surat is the world's fourth fastest growing city and with the population of more than 45 lakh, the city still lacks a functional airport. We have a lone flight from Surat to Delhi, while other smaller cities across the country operate more ...
Where the world's health aid goes
The Week Magazine - 7/1/2015 9:26:24 AM
Between 1990 and 2014, child health and HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention received the most money — combined, more than half of the world's health aid ... had it occurred in countries with better hospitals, airports, and roads. So are American taxpayers ...
New runway recommended for UK's Heathrow Airport
Economic Times - 7/1/2015 1:15:28 PM
LONDON: Europe's busiest airport, Heathrow, should have a third runway to ease ... Heathrow, which serves 185 destinations in 84 countries, handled 73.4 million passengers in 2014.
Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country
IBN LIve - 4/19/2013 6:42:02 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 ...
Nigeria: FAAN Asks Airport Managers to Recover Debts
AllAfrica - 7/1/2015 9:12:05 AM
Saleh Dunoma has asked all managers in the airports across the country to recover debts owed the agency ... was done to ensure that airports maintain world's best practices. Copyright © 2015 Daily Trust. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica ...