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
'Excuse me, you're too fat for our country': Airports have way too many weighty issues
Firstpost - 2/7/2016 8:56:22 PM
Airports drive you crazy. They are the world in a microcosm. Racism is rampant. Harassment, the VIP syndrome, rip-offs, the paper chase, dry mouths, hopes delayed, it’s all there. Now, they are going to have weighing machines in the western world so that ...
Changi a 3rd world airport? 3 things which annoy a former NMP about Changi Airport
theindependent.sg - 2/5/2016 9:56:00 PM
No workaround here except to take the MRT.” 3. GETTING YOUR PASSES CHECKED AND CHECKED AGAIN BY HUMANS “But the third, is where Changi most resembles a third-world country airport. This is the line to get your passport and boarding pass checked by a ...
Zika virus: Texas and Florida airports at highest risk to receive infected travelers
The Guardian - 2/5/2016 2:03:33 PM
... in the Washington DC metropolitan area are next on the list of airports likely to receive those with the fast-spreading virus. Zika has been recognized as a global emergency by the World Health Organisation because there is an unconfirmed link between ...
Indian airports should emulate Kochi solar model: Piyush Goyal
Economic Times - 2/4/2016 11:15:55 PM
Cochin International Airport Limited, the country's first airport built under PPP model, has become the first airport in the world to completely operate on solar power.
Heathrow’s days as Europe’s busiest airport are numbered
The Economist online - 2/5/2016 7:04:12 PM
JUST two years ago, Heathrow airport in London was the busiest international airport in the world. Last year ... One is demographic. The country has a large, young population, many of whom are potential air passengers. Turkey had the world’s sixth ...
More sex abuse by UN troops alleged in C. African Republic
Philadelphia Daily News - 2/4/2016 11:55:53 AM
and the world body announced that, following a new policy, more than 100 troops would be sent home. Human Rights Watch said a 14-year-old and an 18-year-old alleged that peacekeepers gang-raped them near the airport in Bambari, the country's second-largest ...
World View: Bye Schengen as terrorism threat persists
Zimbabwe Independent - 2/5/2016 9:24:23 AM
Or rather, that was the situation until last month, when Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Austria re-imposed passport checks at their borders, ports and airports even for travellers arriving from other Schengen Zone countries. France acted even earlier ...
More sex abuse, including gang rapes, by UN peacekeepers alleged in Central African Republic
US News and World Report - 2/4/2016 9:21:24 PM
and the world body announced that more than 100 troops would be sent home. Human Rights Watch said a 14-year-old and an 18-year-old alleged that peacekeepers gang-raped them near the airport in Bambari, the country's second-largest city. The U.N ...
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 ...
Zika virus alert: Airports to monitor arrivals from S America
Times of India - 2/5/2016 8:19:57 AM
Alappuzha: The state government has directed airport authorities to monitor passengers who arrive from the 22 Zika virus-hit South American countries. It has also asked ... as a global health emergency by the World Health Organization," he said.
Payment for trolleys at Nigerian airports to stop soon, says minister
P.M. News Nigeria - 2/7/2016 10:55:04 AM
Senator Hadi Sirika, Minister of state for aviation has given an assurance to Nigerians that payment for the use of trolleys at the nation’s airports would stop ... Nigeria is the only country in the world where airline passengers pay for trolleys.
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 ...
Pilot who landed plane in Somalia with hole in fuselage calls airport security 'zero'
Courant - 2/7/2016 9:53:38 PM
Somalia's government has said it will tighten security at the airport to prevent other threats. Somalia faces an insurgency from the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, which has carried out deadly attacks in Somalia and neighboring countries. Daallo ...
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 ...
Which airports offer the world's best customer service?
CNN - 2/17/2015 7:04:41 AM
(CNN)We already know ... having just announced its 2014 Airport Service Quality Awards. 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 passengers ...