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
Why do so many people hate US airports?
BBC - 11/30/2015 9:06:36 PM
New York's frequently-lambasted LaGuardia Airport, which Vice President Joe Biden said "feels like it's in some Third World country", currently holds the top spot. It was first used as an airfield in 1929 and is to be completely overhauled by 2021.
Kochi Airport Awaits a Paris Recognition
The New Indian Express - 11/30/2015 9:56:43 PM
5 MW to become the world’s largest green energy producer airport, said CIAL officials. According to experts, since renewable energy becomes the focus in developing countries like India and China, the CIAL model will be one of the effective tools for the ...
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
When it comes to modern-day travel, the long waits at airports and cramped flights are considered a necessary evil. But some airports, it seems, are very much worse than others. While Islamabad Benazir Bhutto International Airport, in Pakistan, is often ...
World Leaders Vow to Overcome Divisions on Climate Change
Wall Street Journal - 11/30/2015 8:09:20 PM
At a heavily guarded airport complex just two weeks after terrorist attacks ... Sweden and Switzerland—would provide $500 million for projects in poorer countries via the World Bank. Emerging economies made it clear that to conclude a deal in Paris ...
Indonesian airports on alert
TTR Wekly - 11/30/2015 7:37:43 AM
Security has been beefed up at airports across the ASEAN region ... but no explosives were found on the flights. Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, suffered several major bomb attacks conducted by Islamic radicals between ...
UK strengthens security at Kenya airports
cajnewsafrica.com - 11/30/2015 1:42:48 PM
The assistance is envisaged to make airports in the East African country a ‘harder target’ against terrorist ... said aviation was a global business, and through such a world-wide network airports were vulnerable to attack. “As we have seen ...
Which airports offer the world's best customer service?
CNN - 2/17/2015 6:50:22 AM
To obtain its results, ACI -- a nonprofit organization based in Montreal with 591 members operating 1,861 airports in 177 countries -- surveyed some 550,000 ... director general of ACI World, in a statement. "They are complex businesses in their own ...
China by far the largest investor in African infrastructure
Financial Times - 11/30/2015 10:25:21 PM
Zhao Changhui, chief country risk analyst at the Export-Import Bank of China ... In total, the annual flows are markedly below the $90bn a year of infrastructure investment that the World Bank estimated in 2009 was required in sub-Saharan Africa alone.
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 ...
The busiest airports in the world revealed
businesstech.co.za - 9/1/2015 11:18:59 AM
latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Report, taking data coverage for over 2,200 airports in more than 160 countries worldwide. The report noted that Atlanta airport in the US remains the world’s busiest airport on the globe with 96 million ...
Europe, Asia dominate the world's best airports
CNBC - 3/26/2014 2:27:57 AM
... Airport is ranked the worst airport in America. That is a disgrace, my friends. And it is unacceptable." Vice President Joe Biden said the facility was comparable to what you'd find in a Third World country. Asian top two Incheon International, the ...
The World's Most Delayed Airports
Forbes - 1/22/2010 7:56:34 PM
Traveling to India and China? Pack your patience. Airports in those countries top our third annual list of The World’s Most Delayed Airports. Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport takes the prize for the airport with the least timely arrivals ...
Airports: One Gateway to the Listed Infrastructure Opportunity
National Real Estate Investor - 11/30/2015 5:03:14 PM
Travelers with deep pockets are coming from all over the world and have money to spend in the country (and its airports). Part of what makes investments in airports so attractive is that the underlying trend of passenger growth continues to take flight.
The world’s largest airports' growth slowed in 2014 but Istanbul booms, Dubai takes #1 international
Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation - 9/12/2015 11:30:24 PM
Airports Council International (ACI) has released the latest edition of the World Airport Traffic Report covering over 2,200 airports in more than 160 countries. Passenger numbers increased by 5.7% in 2014, to over 6.7 billion. The global order is shifting ...
Erickson looking at Illinois Valley Airport for training
The World - 11/30/2015 11:05:19 AM
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Erickson Inc., the largest operator of heavy-lift helicopters in the country, is looking for a new training site and may choose the Illinois Valley Airport. The company's former training site in White City was recently displaced ...