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Field Listing :: Airports
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 Ranking

By Country Listing of the values for the Airports field
Country Airports
Afghanistan
total: 43 (2016)
Akrotiri
total: 1 (2017)
Albania
total: 4 (2016)
Algeria
total: 157 (2016)
American Samoa
total: 3 (2016)
Angola
total: 176 (2013)
Anguilla
total: 2 (2013)
Antarctica
total: 23 (2013)
Antigua and Barbuda
total: 3 (2013)
Argentina
total: 1,138 (2013)
Armenia
total: 11 (2013)
Aruba
total: 1 (2013)
Australia
total: 480 (2013)
Austria
total: 52 (2013)
Azerbaijan
total: 37 (2013)
Bahamas, The
total: 61 (2013)
Bahrain
total: 4 (2013)
Bangladesh
total: 18 (2013)
Barbados
total: 1 (2013)
Belarus
total: 65 (2013)
Belgium
total: 41 (2013)
Belize
total: 47 (2013)
Benin
total: 6 (2013)
Bermuda
total: 1 (2013)
Bhutan
total: 2 (2013)
Bolivia
total: 855 (2013)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
total: 24 (2013)
Botswana
total: 74 (2013)
Brazil
total: 4,093 (2013)
British Indian Ocean Territory
total: 1 (2013)
British Virgin Islands
total: 4 (2013)
Brunei
total: 1 (2013)
Bulgaria
total: 68 (2013)
Burkina Faso
total: 23 (2013)
Burma
total: 64 (2013)
Burundi
total: 7 (2013)
Cabo Verde
total: 9 (2013)
Cambodia
total: 16 (2013)
Cameroon
total: 33 (2013)
Canada
total: 1,467 (2013)
Cayman Islands
total: 3 (2013)
Central African Republic
total: 39 (2013)
Chad
total: 59 (2013)
Chile
total: 481 (2013)
China
total: 507 (2013)
Christmas Island
total: 1 (2013)
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
total: 1 (2013)
Colombia
total: 836 (2013)
Comoros
total: 4 (2013)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
total: 198 (2013)
Congo, Republic of the
total: 27 (2013)
Cook Islands
total: 11 (2013)
Costa Rica
total: 161 (2013)
Cote d'Ivoire
total: 27 (2013)
Croatia
total: 69 (2013)
Cuba
total: 133 (2017)
Curacao
total: 1 (2017)
Cyprus
total: 15 (2013)
Czechia
total: 128 (2013)
Denmark
total: 80 (2013)
Djibouti
total: 13 (2013)
Dominica
total: 2 (2013)
Dominican Republic
total: 36 (2013)
Ecuador
total: 432 (2013)
Egypt
total: 83 (2013)
El Salvador
total: 68 (2013)
Equatorial Guinea
total: 7 (2013)
Eritrea
total: 13 (2013)
Estonia
total: 18 (2013)
Eswatini
total: 14 (2013)
Ethiopia
total: 57 (2013)
European Union
total: 3 (2013)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
total: 7 (2013)
Faroe Islands
total: 1 (2013)
Fiji
total: 28 (2013)
Finland
total: 148 (2013)
France
total: 464 (2013)
French Polynesia
total: 54 (2013)
French Southern and Antarctic Lands
total: 4 (2013)
Gabon
total: 44 (2013)
Gambia, The
total: 1 (2013)
Gaza Strip
total: 1 (2013)
Georgia
total: 22 (2013)
Germany
total: 539 (2013)
Ghana
total: 10 (2013)
Gibraltar
total: 1 (2013)
Greece
total: 77 (2013)
Greenland
total: 15 (2013)
Grenada
total: 3 (2013)
Guam
total: 5 (2013)
Guatemala
total: 291 (2013)
Guernsey
total: 2 (2013)
Guinea
total: 16 (2013)
Guinea-Bissau
total: 8 (2013)
Guyana
total: 117 (2013)
Haiti
total: 14 (2013)
Honduras
total: 103 (2013)
Hong Kong
total: 2 (2013)
Hungary
total: 41 (2013)
Iceland
total: 96 (2013)
India
total: 346 (2013)
Indonesia
total: 673 (2013)
Iran
total: 319 (2013)
Iraq
total: 102 (2013)
Ireland
total: 40 (2013)
Isle of Man
total: 1 (2013)
Israel
total: 47 (2013)
Italy
total: 129 (2013)
Jamaica
total: 28 (2013)
Jan Mayen
total: 1 (2013)
Japan
total: 175 (2013)
Jersey
total: 1 (2013)
Jordan
total: 18 (2013)
Kazakhstan
total: 96 (2013)
Kenya
total: 197 (2013)
Kiribati
total: 19 (2013)
Korea, North
total: 82 (2013)
Korea, South
total: 111 (2013)
Kosovo
total: 6 (2013)
Kuwait
total: 7 (2013)
Kyrgyzstan
total: 28 (2013)
Laos
total: 41 (2013)
Latvia
total: 42 (2013)
Lebanon
total: 8 (2013)
Lesotho
total: 24 (2013)
Liberia
total: 29 (2013)
Libya
total: 146 (2013)
Lithuania
total: 61 (2013)
Luxembourg
total: 2 (2013)
Macau
total: 1 (2013)
Madagascar
total: 83 (2013)
Malawi
total: 32 (2013)
Malaysia
total: 114 (2013)
Maldives
total: 9 (2013)
Mali
total: 25 (2013)
Malta
total: 1 (2013)
Marshall Islands
total: 15 (2013)
Mauritania
total: 30 (2013)
Mauritius
total: 5 (2013)
Mexico
total: 1,714 (2013)
Micronesia, Federated States of
total: 6 (2013)
Moldova
total: 7 (2013)
Mongolia
total: 44 (2013)
Montenegro
total: 5 (2013)
Montserrat
total: 1 (2013)
Morocco
total: 55 (2013)
Mozambique
total: 98 (2013)
Namibia
total: 112 (2013)
Nauru
total: 1 (2013)
Nepal
total: 47 (2013)
Netherlands
total: 29 (2013)
New Caledonia
total: 25 (2013)
New Zealand
total: 123 (2013)
Nicaragua
total: 147 (2013)
Niger
total: 30 (2013)
Nigeria
total: 54 (2013)
Niue
total: 1 (2013)
Norfolk Island
total: 1 (2013)
North Macedonia
total: 10 (2013)
Northern Mariana Islands
total: 5 (2013)
Norway
total: 95 (2013)
Oman
total: 132 (2013)
Pakistan
total: 151 (2013)
Palau
total: 3 (2013)
Panama
total: 117 (2013)
Papua New Guinea
total: 561 (2013)
Paracel Islands
total: 1 (2013)
Paraguay
total: 799 (2013)
Peru
total: 191 (2013)
Philippines
total: 247 (2013)
Poland
total: 126 (2013)
Portugal
total: 64 (2013)
Puerto Rico
total: 29 (2013)
Qatar
total: 6 (2013)
Romania
total: 45 (2013)
Russia
total: 1,218 (2013)
Rwanda
total: 7 (2013)
Saint Barthelemy
total: 1 (2013)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha
total: 2 (2015)
Saint Kitts and Nevis
total: 2 (2013)
Saint Lucia
total: 2 (2013)
Saint Martin
total: 1 (2013)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
total: 2 (2013)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
total: 6 (2013)
Samoa
total: 4 (2013)
Sao Tome and Principe
total: 2 (2013)
Saudi Arabia
total: 214 (2013)
Senegal
total: 20 (2013)
Serbia
total: 26 (2013)
Seychelles
total: 14 (2013)
Sierra Leone
total: 8 (2013)
Singapore
total: 9 (2013)
Sint Maarten
total: 1 (2013)
Slovakia
total: 35 (2013)
Slovenia
total: 16 (2013)
Solomon Islands
total: 36 (2013)
Somalia
total: 61 (2013)
South Africa
total: 566 (2013)
South Sudan
total: 85 (2013)
Spain
total: 150 (2013)
Spratly Islands
total: 4 (2013)
Sri Lanka
total: 19 (2013)
Sudan
total: 74 (2013)
Suriname
total: 55 (2013)
Svalbard
total: 4 (2013)
Sweden
total: 231 (2013)
Switzerland
total: 63 (2013)
Syria
total: 90 (2013)
Taiwan
total: 37 (2013)
Tajikistan
total: 24 (2013)
Tanzania
total: 166 (2013)
Thailand
total: 101 (2013)
Timor-Leste
total: 6 (2013)
Togo
total: 8 (2013)
Tonga
total: 6 (2013)
Trinidad and Tobago
total: 4 (2013)
Tunisia
total: 29 (2013)
Turkey
total: 98 (2013)
Turkmenistan
total: 26 (2013)
Turks and Caicos Islands
total: 8 (2013)
Tuvalu
total: 1 (2013)
Uganda
total: 47 (2013)
Ukraine
total: 187 (2013)
United Arab Emirates
total: 43 (2013)
United Kingdom
total: 460 (2013)
United States
total: 13,513 (2013)
United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges
Baker Island: one abandoned World War II runway of 1,665 m covered with vegetation and unusable (2013)
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 (2013)
Johnston Atoll: one closed and not maintained (2013)
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 (2013)
Midway Islands: 3 - one operational (2,377 m paved); no fuel for sale except emergencies (2013)
Palmyra Atoll: 1 - 1,846 m unpaved runway; privately owned (2013)
Uruguay
total: 133 (2013)
Uzbekistan
total: 53 (2013)
Vanuatu
total: 31 (2013)
Venezuela
total: 444 (2013)
Vietnam
total: 45 (2013)
Virgin Islands
total: 2 (2013)
Wake Island
total: 1 (2018)
Wallis and Futuna
total: 2 (2013)
West Bank
total: 2 (2013)
Western Sahara
total: 6 (2013)
World
total: 41,820 (2016)

top ten by passengers: Atlanta (ATL) - 104,171,935; Beijing (PEK) - 94,393,454; Dubai (DXB) - 83,654,250; Los Angeles (LAX) - 80,921,527; Tokyo (HND) - 79,699,762; Chicago (ORD) - 77,960,588; London (LHR) - 75,715,474; Hong Kong (HKG) 70,305,857; Shanghai (PVG) 66, 002,414; Paris (CDG) - 65,933,145 (2016)

top ten by cargo (metric tons): Hong Kong (HKG) - 4,615,241; Memphis, TN (MEM) - 4,322,071; Shanghai (PVG) - 3,440,280; Incheon (ICN) - 2,714,341; Dubai (DXB) - 2,592,454; Anchorage, AK (ANC) - 2,542,526; Louisville, KY (SDF) - 2,437,010; Tokyo (NRT) - 2,165427; Paris (CDG) - 2,135,172; Frankfurt (FRA) - 2,113,594 (2016)

Yemen
total: 57 (2013)
Zambia
total: 88 (2013)
Zimbabwe
total: 196 (2013)