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 Developing Countries Have New Airports?
Weekly Standard - 7/30/2015 2:06:59 PM
praising the airports in developing countries like China, and lamenting the “third world” airports we supposedly have here in the United States. “Look at our airports,” Trump thundered, with his inimitable combination of contempt and braggadocio ...
'Third World' New York Airport to be Rebuilt
NDTV - 7/27/2015 11:50:21 PM
New York: New York's LaGuardia Airport, famously likened to a "third world country" by Vice President Joe Biden, is to be rebuilt from the ground up, officials announced on Monday. "We want a globally renowned airport for the next century that is worthy of ...
Third world airport to be rebuilt
TTR Wekly - 7/29/2015 5:39:55 AM
NEW YORK, 29 July 2015: New York’s LaGuardia Airport, famously likened to a “third world country” by Vice President Joe Biden, is to be rebuilt from the ground up, officials announced Monday. “We want a globally renowned airport for the next ...
New York LaGuardia Airport to get $4 billion overhaul
Air Transport World - 7/28/2015 11:56:20 PM
New York governor Andrew Cuomo, accompanied by VP Joseph Biden, has revealed designs for the complete overhaul of New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Infamously derided by Biden as a “third world country” airport, the new LaGuardia will feature a single ...
New navigation system Gagan to ease landing in airports
Economic Times - 8/1/2015 3:27:31 AM
It can also help ease landing in airports that are poorly lit and do not have instrument landing systems. India, which spent Rs 774 crore to develop the system indigenously, launched it on July 13 with little fanfare. Only the US, European countries and ...
Tiny Birds, Big Drama: Inside the World of the Birdmen of Queens
New York Times - 8/1/2015 8:56:48 AM
Listen to the subtle differences in the songbirds’ voices from different countries. Ostensibly ... Kennedy International Airport began uncovering birds zipped into suitcase linings, sometimes stuffed in toilet paper rolls, or tucked inside socks ...
Five reasons why New York's LaGuardia Airport is the worst — and some fixes
azcentral.com - 7/28/2015 10:01:48 PM
Vice President Biden rekindled interest for rebuilding the airport in February 2014 by comparing the conditions to a Third World country. "If I took you and blindfolded you and took you to LaGuardia Airport in New York, you'd think, 'I must be in some ...
Join the +10 WORLD!
poloplus10.com - 7/31/2015 4:50:26 PM
Polo is played in over 90 countries across the world ... Apes Hill Club is located in the centre of Barbados, roughly half and hour away from the airport. Offering a world class golf and polo community with an emphasis on family lifestyle and nature.
In the World
Philadelphia Daily News - 7/31/2015 1:05:32 AM
The group has increased attacks in bordering countries since an offensive began earlier this year, including in Cameroon where Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari visited on Wednesday for security talks. The woes mounted at Rome's Fiumicino airport on ...
7 signs of human trafficking at airports
WSBT 22 - 7/30/2015 11:36:39 AM
Airports are also hubs for human trafficking -- where adults or children are transported into forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation. Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking, and traffickers often use air travel to move their ...
The Good, The Bad And The LaGuardia: Modern Airport Design
On Point - 7/29/2015 3:59:43 AM
Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday. Under the proposal, the Queens airport — compared last year by Vice President Joe Biden to a ‘Third World country’ — will feature a unified terminal by rebuilding one of the three existing terminals and linking it to ...
LaGuardia Airport to be rebuilt
The Peninsula - 7/29/2015 7:05:49 AM
The airport, famously likened to a “third world country” by Vice President Joe Biden, is to be rebuilt from the ground up, officials said. The new airport will move 600 feet closer to the Grand Central Parkway, creating more space for flight operations ...
World Routes Brings Aviation Leaders to Durban, South Africa
Market Watch - 7/30/2015 4:55:47 AM
Approximately 2,500 delegates from more than 100 countries are expected at World Routes in Durban ... the only forum where senior leaders and key stakeholders from airlines, airports, tourism and government come together to participate in discussions ...
New York is rebuilding the airport Joe Biden once compared to 'some Third World country'
Mashable - 7/27/2015 8:15:36 PM
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday a $4 billion-plan to tear down and rebuild the city's Laguardia Airport. See also: The best and worst airports in the U.S., according to Twitter "LaGuardia Airport is 'un-New York'. It's slow, dated and a ...
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 ...