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
Indian airports low in world rankings; Hyderabad best in country
in.com - 4/19/2013 3:43:05 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 ...
Exclusive: Brazil report on World Cup air traffic jams at odds with government view
Reuters - 12/6/2013 8:51:56 PM
The 2011 projections were based on air passenger traffic data from the two previous World Cups ... Brazil's biggest city and the likely port of entry for most foreign fans, three shifts of workers have toiled around the clock, seven days ...
Which country has the worst airport delays in the world?
The Christian Science Monitor - 7/12/2013 12:47:42 PM
Chinese airline passengers, who have a reputation for losing it in dramatic fashion, can now feel vindicated. Beijing’s airport has the worst punctuality record in the world. And Shanghai is close behind. Only 18 percent of flights took off ...
A Map of the World As Plotted By Airports
Gizmodo - 6/27/2013 2:14:05 AM
James Davenport created a world map using just airports, runways and helicopter pads. That way you can see which countries are dotted and outlined with airports (hint: it's the rich ones) and which countries just disappear into the vapor (hint: it's the ...
World's most beautiful airports
USA Today - 4/6/2013 11:53:56 PM
As the gateway to a city or country, airports are often striking works of architecture. Here are ten of the best from around the world. John F. Kennedy Airport, New York JFK's Terminal 5, which includes the building formerly called the TWA ...
Runaway spy Edward Snowden breaks cover at Russian airport and reveals to the world’s media that he intends apply for asylum in the country
Daily Mail - 7/12/2013 8:04:22 PM
Ms Lokshina quoted him on her Twitter account as saying: 'I am only in a position to accept Russia's offer because of my inability to travel.' The Kremlin said previously that Snowden had withdrawn a previous request for asylum in Russia.
World's 10 best airports!
Rediff - 8/4/2011 6:16:08 AM
Let us have a look at world's 10 best airports. Hong Kong International Airport is ... and one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. From 2006 to 2008, it was rated the best airport in the world by the Airports Council International and ...
Indonesia’s World-Class Malls Should Set The Standard for Country’s Airports
The Jakarta Globe - 2/12/2012 11:56:55 PM
I.B. Made Bimantara Air travel is no longer considered a luxury or a novelty. Gone are the days when flying was called a “godlike act” — a term used by Charles Lindbergh, the first human to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. If you have ever been to ...
World's 10 best airports
Rediff - 3/26/2010 12:36:47 PM
Rank 1 Recognised as one of the best airports in the world, it has 80 airlines serving 200 cities in 60 countries. The airport now has an annual handling capacity of more than 70 million passengers. Changi Airport handles more than 4,500 arrivals and ...
Brazil Raises $9.1 Billion in Privatizing 2 Airports
Dealbook - 11/22/2013 9:01:22 PM
SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil’s government privatized two major airports, raising a total of 20.8 billion reais, or $9.1 billion, on Friday, as the country makes infrastructure upgrades ahead of next year’s World Cup. A consortium led by the ...
World Duty Free SpA : World Duty Free Group make inroads in the nordic countries by winning Helsinki Airport tender
4-traders - 11/14/2013 9:22:12 AM
World Duty Free Group signs long-term agreement with Finavia to operate duty-free and duty-paid shops in Helsinki Airport, Finland Madrid, 14 November 2013 - With a focus on Europe as a key market, World Duty Free Group has won the tender to operate 11 ...
Nigeria: Remodeling the Country's Airports to World Standards
AllAfrica - 5/17/2012 10:58:32 AM
Lagos — By the end of this month, works on the eleven airports undergoing remodeling across the country under the phase one airports remodeling efforts would have been completed. The rehabilitation programme commenced last year with the cost of N19 billion.
Syrian rebels attack military airports across country, opposition says
CNN - 4/29/2013 12:53:44 AM
The rebel Free Syrian Army devised a plan to attack the military airports and the ... "Also, the airport distributes ammunition by helicopter to nearby military camps." Syria: U.S. manipulating chemical weapons evidence, like it did with Iraq ...