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
World Cup goes to football-mad Porto Alegre
Himalayan Times - 4/20/2014 4:57:15 AM
This Feb. 2014 photo released by Portal da Copa shows the Salgado Filho International Airport under construction in Porto Alegre, Brazil, January, 2014. Brazil’s outdated airports were a problem long before the country was awarded the World Cup in 2007.
Top five airports in the world
Montreal Gazette - 4/16/2014 2:56:08 PM
then you might be more interested to know the winners of this year’s World Airport Awards. The awards are based on the results of an independent, global survey that collected nearly 13 million votes of air travellers from 110 countries. And the 2014 ...
Airport Show sees increased number of international buyers attending
Arabian Aerospace - 4/20/2014 9:14:57 AM
The combined investments planned by these countries in aviation-related developments ... Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP). Leading international and regional trade bodies such as German Airport Technology and Equipment (GATE), Danish Airport ...
What Brevard should know about the new American Airlines
FLORIDA TODAY - 4/20/2014 10:05:04 AM
"There are lots of regional airports across the country with Melbourne's situation. The difference is not many of them are facing Orlando International. Orlando International is very unique in that it is one of the largest origin/destination airports in ...
10 Foreign Airports That Make NYC's LaGuardia Feel Like A 'Third World Country'
The Business Insider - 2/7/2014 5:49:50 PM
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 ...
Brazil Opens First Expansion at a Privately Operated Airport
The Wall Street Journal - 4/16/2014 5:12:09 PM
Both expansions are meant to accommodate an influx of soccer fans when the country hosts the FIFA World Cup in June. Inframerica won the contract to operate the Brazilian capital's airport in 2012, when the facility was privatized along with Guarulhos ...
Airport Show's expanded Hosted Buyers Programme benefits global aviation industry
Breitbart News - 4/19/2014 2:31:06 PM
Leading international and regional trade bodies such as German ... In its first year, 41 officials from 19 airports and 11 countries participated in the programme. With over a 100 buyers at the 2014 Airport Show, the event plays a significant role in ...
Brazil's airports not yet ready for World Cup
Al JAZEERA - 4/16/2014 6:16:34 PM
Thousands of tourists are set to descend on Brazil in June, yet many of country's airports are running behind schedule. Thousands of tourists will head to Brazil for June's World Cup and more than a million Brazilian football fans will criss-cross the ...
Airports: NTDC To Establish Tourism Information Desk
Leadership - 4/19/2014 1:05:12 PM
The girector-general of Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mrs Sally Mbanefo has expressed her readiness to establish Tourism Information Desk in major Airports ... the country in a bid to present a better image of Nigeria to the ...
Rousseff flies high on Brasília’s new airport
Financial Times - 4/16/2014 8:39:44 PM
On Wednesday, Ms Rousseff presided over the opening of a new terminal at the international airport in the capital, Brasília. For those accustomed to the grand infrastructure programmes of Asian countries, particularly China, the opening of one new ...
The 10 Best Airports In The World
The Business Insider - 3/30/2011 7:02:22 PM
It is also one of the hubs in the Star Alliance, a network of 27 international airports that flies to 1,610 airports in 181 countries. Why it's awesome: Kuala Lumpur is located in the southern corridor of Malaysia and one of Asia's busiest airports.
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 Flight Center ...
Hidden Vulnerability Discovered in the World's Airline Network
MIT Technology Review - 4/16/2014 1:44:33 PM
The global network of links between the world’s airports looks robust but contains a hidden weakness ... Airborne ash can clog jet engines, so some 20 countries immediately closed their air space to commercial air traffic. The eruption lead to the ...
World's 10 best airports!
Rediff India Abroad - 8/4/2011 6:16:08 AM
eight kilometres south of Copenhagen city centre, and 24 kilometres west of Malmo city centre on the other side of the Oresund Bridge. It is the largest airport in the Nordic countries, and one of the oldest international airports in Europe.
Vice President Biden blasts LaGuardia Airport as feeling like ‘it’s in some third world country’
New York Daily News - 2/5/2014 11:57:17 PM
Vice President Joe Biden, never one to hide what he’s thinking, said Thursday that New York’s LaGuardia Airport feels like it’s “in some third world country.” “If I blindfolded someone and took them at 2:00 in the morning into the airport in ...