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
The Busiest Airports In Indonesia
worldatlas.com - 2/23/2017 10:20:12 PM
Air travel in Indonesia is a critical means of connecting the islands of the country with one another ... to be among the largest air travel markets in the world by 2034. Indonesia has more than 200 airports with most of them under the management and ...
The country that tourism has taken by surprise
BBC - 2/22/2017 7:05:07 AM
In many ways, Iceland provides a snapshot of several shifts going on in the world: a move everywhere ... passing through Keflavik airport jumped by 40% In particular, Icelandair’s offer of a free stop-off in the country for passengers travelling across ...
Death by chemical might be North Korean warning
The Seattle Times - 2/24/2017 6:29:57 PM
Or was the toxin an attempt to avoid detection in carrying out a brazen killing at one of the world’s busiest airports? “By using VX in an ... North Korea back on a list of terrorism-sponsoring countries, analysts said. The North was first put on ...
Malaysia airport clear of VX nerve agent, officials say
CNN - 2/25/2017 3:05:20 AM
(CNN)No one at a Malaysian airport has gotten sick from exposure to VX nerve agent ... who police say are North Korean, have left the country, police said. North Korea vehemently denies any involvement in Kim's death.
China to debut world's first bird 'airport'
Mother Nature Network MNN - 2/21/2017 11:55:37 PM
One of nine major global migratory flyways, the East Asian-Australasian Flyway encompasses 22 different countries including China, Japan, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Russia and the United States (just Alaska). An airport ... being the world's most ...
The top 20 largest airports by passenger number | 20 years of International Airport Review
internationalairportreview.com - 2/27/2017 8:46:34 AM
Of the staggering 182 commercial airports in China, the world’s most populous nation ... s most visited nation (with 83.7 million international tourists visiting the country in 2014 alone) despite slow growth. Many commentators attribute a drop ...
Iraqi forces retake runway from ISIS at Mosul International Airport
FOX News - 2/23/2017 8:58:28 AM
Iraqi federal police forces – backed by U.S. air support – entered Mosul International Airport ... the world, and the Iraqi forces have risen to the challenge," he said in a statement. Ground units pushed into a belt of villages outside the country's ...
Kim Jong-nam killed by VX nerve agent, say Malaysian police
The Guardian - 2/24/2017 1:40:38 AM
Kuala Lumpur airport terminal to be decontaminated ... North Korea is thought to have one of the world’s largest stockpiles of chemical weapons, and is one of six countries not to have signed or acceded to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), according ...
French Historian Says He Was Threatened With Deportation at Houston Airport
New York Times - 2/26/2017 7:53:28 PM
Mr. Rousso said in a telephone interview on Sunday that he arrived at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport around 2 p.m. Wednesday on ... Mr. Rousso, an expert on France after the First World War, was scheduled to give a keynote address on Friday ...
New Davao international airport authority eyed
interaksyon.com - 2/26/2017 5:13:00 AM
“Mindanao’s international gateway deserves its own corporate body that can truly concentrate in running an airport with world-class facilities ... Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), while the country’s gateways in Luzon and Visayas have long ...
Watch: 'Worst skier alive' wobbles past world championship finish line
Times of Malta - 2/25/2017 3:08:20 PM
Adrian Solano wobbled, rolled and slid down the cross-country course at the 2017 Nordic Skiing World Championships in Finland as commentators ... after being denied entry to France by airport officials in Paris who did not believe his story and thought ...
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 7:36:09 AM
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 ...
Egypt says near meeting Russia's airport security demands
Philstar - 2/26/2017 9:48:00 PM
Airport security officials said a random check on yesterday targeting personnel working on the facility's grounds nabbed 23 employees with expired access permits, driving without a license or exceeding the speed limit. World ( Article MRec ), pagematch ...
Malaysia airport declared safe from toxic nerve agent
Webindia 123 - 2/26/2017 9:16:23 AM
Malaysian police on Sunday declared as safe the Kuala Lumpur international airport, where VX nerve agent was used ... and is considered one of the most toxic nerve agents in the world. Few countries have access to this chemical -- including the US, China ...
Top 10 Countries with the Most Airports – 2017 Update
gazettereview.com - 9/10/2016 1:31:05 AM
So we’ve established the importance of airports, but how many of these places are there in the world? Surely there are a countless amount of them across the globe, but how many exactly? Which countries have the most airports? The richest countries?