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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) and 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.


Country Comparison to the World

CountryAIRPORTS
Afghanistan 52 (2013)
Albania 4 (2013)
Algeria 157 (2013)
American Samoa 3 (2013)
Angola 176 (2013)
Anguilla 2 (2013)
Antarctica 23 (2013)
Antigua and Barbuda 3 (2013)
Argentina 1,138 (2013)
Armenia 11 (2013)
Aruba 1 (2013)
Australia 480 (2013)
Austria 52 (2013)
Azerbaijan 37 (2013)
Bahamas, The 61 (2013)
Bahrain 4 (2013)
Bangladesh 18 (2013)
Barbados 1 (2013)
Belarus 65 (2013)
Belgium 41 (2013)
Belize 47 (2013)
Benin 6 (2013)
Bermuda 1 (2013)
Bhutan 2 (2013)
Bolivia 855 (2013)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 24 (2013)
Botswana 74 (2013)
Brazil 4,093 (2013)
British Indian Ocean Territory 1 (2013)
British Virgin Islands 4 (2013)
Brunei 1 (2013)
Bulgaria 68 (2013)
Burkina Faso 23 (2013)
Burma 64 (2013)
Burundi 7 (2013)
Cabo Verde 9 (2013)
Cambodia 16 (2013)
Cameroon 33 (2013)
Canada 1,467 (2013)
Cayman Islands 3 (2013)
Central African Republic 39 (2013)
Chad 59 (2013)
Chile 481 (2013)
China 507 (2013)
Christmas Island 1 (2013)
Cocos (Keeling) Islands 1 (2013)
Colombia 836 (2013)
Comoros 4 (2013)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 198 (2013)
Congo, Republic of the 27 (2013)
Cook Islands 11 (2013)
Costa Rica 161 (2013)
Cote d'Ivoire 27 (2013)
Croatia 69 (2013)
Cuba 133 (2013)
Cyprus 15 (2013)
Czech Republic 128 (2013)
Denmark 80 (2013)
Djibouti 13 (2013)
Dominica 2 (2013)
Dominican Republic 36 (2013)
Ecuador 432 (2013)
Egypt 83 (2013)
El Salvador 68 (2013)
Equatorial Guinea 7 (2013)
Eritrea 13 (2013)
Estonia 18 (2013)
Ethiopia 57 (2013)
European Union 3,102 (2013)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 7 (2013)
Faroe Islands 1 (2013)
Fiji 28 (2013)
Finland 148 (2013)
France 464 (2013)
French Polynesia 54 (2013)
French Southern and Antarctic Lands 4; note - one each on Europa Island, Glorioso Islands, Juan de Nova Island, and Tromelin Island in the Iles Eparses district (2013)
Gabon 44 (2013)
Gambia, The 1 (2013)
Gaza Strip 1 (2013)
Georgia 22 (2013)
Germany 539 (2013)
Ghana 10 (2013)
Gibraltar 1 (2013)
Greece 77 (2013)
Greenland 15 (2013)
Grenada 3 (2013)
Guam 5 (2013)
Guatemala 291 (2013)
Guernsey 2 (2013)
Guinea-Bissau 8 (2013)
Guinea 16 (2013)
Guyana 117 (2013)
Haiti 14 (2013)
Honduras 103 (2013)
Hong Kong 2 (2013)
Hungary 41 (2013)
Iceland 96 (2013)
India 346 (2013)
Indonesia 673 (2013)
Iran 319 (2013)
Iraq 102 (2013)
Ireland 40 (2013)
Isle of Man 1 (2013)
Israel 47 (2013)
Italy 129 (2013)
Jamaica 28 (2013)
Jan Mayen 1 (2013)
Japan 175 (2013)
Jersey 1 (2013)
Jordan 18 (2013)
Kazakhstan 96 (2013)
Kenya 197 (2013)
Kiribati 19 (2013)
Korea, North 82 (2013)
Korea, South 111 (2013)
Kosovo 6 (2013)
Kuwait 7 (2013)
Kyrgyzstan 28 (2013)
Laos 41 (2013)
Latvia 42 (2013)
Lebanon 8 (2013)
Lesotho 24 (2013)
Liberia 29 (2013)
Libya 146 (2013)
Lithuania 61 (2013)
Luxembourg 2 (2013)
Macau 1 (2013)
Macedonia 10 (2013)
Madagascar 83 (2013)
Malawi 32 (2013)
Malaysia 114 (2013)
Maldives 9 (2013)
Mali 25 (2013)
Malta 1 (2013)
Marshall Islands 15 (2013)
Mauritania 30 (2013)
Mauritius 5 (2013)
Mexico 1,714 (2013)
Micronesia, Federated States of 6 (2013)
Moldova 7 (2013)
Mongolia 44 (2013)
Montenegro 5 (2013)
Montserrat 1 (2013)
Morocco 55 (2013)
Mozambique 98 (2013)
Namibia 112 (2013)
Nauru 1 (2013)
Nepal 47 (2013)
Netherlands 29 (2013)
New Caledonia 25 (2013)
New Zealand 123 (2013)
Nicaragua 147 (2013)
Nigeria 54 (2013)
Niger 30 (2013)
Niue 1 (2013)
Norfolk Island 1 (2013)
Northern Mariana Islands 5 (2013)
Norway 95 (2013)
Oman 132 (2013)
Pakistan 151 (2013)
Palau 3 (2013)
Panama 117 (2013)
Papua New Guinea 561 (2013)
Paracel Islands 1 (2013)
Paraguay 799 (2013)
Peru 191 (2013)
Philippines 247 (2013)
Poland 126 (2013)
Portugal 64 (2013)
Puerto Rico 29 (2013)
Qatar 6 (2013)
Romania 45 (2013)
Russia 1,218 (2013)
Rwanda 7 (2013)
Saint Barthelemy 1 (2013)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 1 (2013)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 2 (2013)
Saint Lucia 2 (2013)
Saint Martin 1 (2013)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 2 (2013)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6 (2013)
Samoa 4 (2013)
Sao Tome and Principe 2 (2013)
Saudi Arabia 214 (2013)
Senegal 20 (2013)
Serbia 26 (2013)
Seychelles 14 (2013)
Sierra Leone 8 (2013)
Singapore 9 (2013)
Sint Maarten 1 (2013)
Slovakia 35 (2013)
Slovenia 16 (2013)
Solomon Islands 36 (2013)
Somalia 61 (2013)
South Africa 566 (2013)
South Sudan 85 (2013)
Spain 150 (2013)
Spratly Islands 4 (2013)
Sri Lanka 19 (2013)
Sudan 74 (2013)
Suriname 55 (2013)
Svalbard 4 (2013)
Swaziland 14 (2013)
Sweden 231 (2013)
Switzerland 63 (2013)
Syria 90 (2013)
Taiwan 37 (2013)
Tajikistan 24 (2013)
Tanzania 166 (2013)
Thailand 101 (2013)
Timor-Leste 6 (2013)
Togo 8 (2013)
Tonga 6 (2013)
Trinidad and Tobago 4 (2013)
Tunisia 29 (2013)
Turkey 98 (2013)
Turkmenistan 26 (2013)
Turks and Caicos Islands 8 (2013)
Tuvalu 1 (2013)
Uganda 47 (2013)
Ukraine 187 (2013)
United Arab Emirates 43 (2013)
United Kingdom 460 (2013)
United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges Baker Island: one abandoned World War II runway of 1,665 m covered with vegetation and unusable
Howland Island: airstrip constructed in 1937 for scheduled refueling stop on the round-the-world flight of Amelia EARHART and Fred NOONAN; the aviators left Lae, New Guinea, for Howland Island but were never seen again; the airstrip is no longer serviceable
Johnston Atoll: one closed and not maintained
Kingman Reef: lagoon was used as a halfway station between Hawaii and American Samoa by Pan American Airways for flying boats in 1937 and 1938
Midway Islands: 3 - one operational (2,377 m paved); no fuel for sale except emergencies
Palmyra Atoll: 1 - 1,846 m unpaved runway; privately owned (2013)
United States 13,513 (2013)
Uruguay 133 (2013)
Uzbekistan 53 (2013)
Vanuatu 31 (2013)
Venezuela 444 (2013)
Vietnam 45 (2013)
Virgin Islands 2 (2013)
Wake Island 1 (2013)
Wallis and Futuna 2 (2013)
West Bank 2 (2013)
Western Sahara 6 (2013)
World total airports - 41,821 (2013)
top ten by passengers: Atlanta (ATL) - 95,672,104; Beijing (PEK) - 81,908,740; London (LHR) - 70,051,902; Tokyo (HND) - 67,824,747; Chicago (ORD) - 67,124,607; Los Angeles (LAX) - 63,849,335; Paris (CDG) - 61,478,475; Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) - 58,887,570; Dubai (DXB) - 58,392,171; Jakarta (CGK) - 57,839,056 (2013)
top ten by cargo (metric tons): Hong Kong (HKG) - 4,120,348; Memphis (MEM) - 4,053,865; Shanghai (PVG) - 2,969,554; Anchorage (ANC) - 2,470,147; Incheon (ICN) - 2,461,229; Dubai (DXB) - 2,294,614; Louisville (SDF) - 2,186,937; Frankfurt (FRA) - 2,067,698; Tokyo (NRT) - 2,014,500; Paris (CDG) - 1,940,850 (2013)
Yemen 57 (2013)
Zambia 88 (2013)
Zimbabwe 196 (2013)
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