Field Listing
Airports


Country
Airports
Afghanistan 46 (2005)
Albania 11 (2005)
Algeria 137 (2005)
American Samoa 3 (2005)
Andorra none (2005)
Angola 243 (2005)
Anguilla 3 (2005)
Antarctica 28
note: there are no developed public access airports or landing facilities; 28 stations or remote field locations, operated by 11 National Antarctic Programs from nations party to the Antarctic Treaty, have restricted aircraft landing facilities comprising a total of 11 runways and 22 skiways for fixed-wing aircraft; some stations have both runways and skiways; commercial enterprises operate two aircraft landing facilities at one station; helicopter pads are available at all 37 year-round and 15 seasonal stations operated by National Antarctic Programs; the 11 runways are suitable for wheeled, fixed-wing aircraft: three are gravel, four blue-ice, two sea-ice and two compacted snow; of these, five are 3 km in length, two are between 2 km and 3 km in length, three are between 1 km and 2 km in length and one is less than 1 km in length; the 22 snow surface skiways are limited to use by ski-equipped, fixed-wing aircraft; of these, three are equal to or greater than 3 km in length, one is between 2 km and 3 km in length, nine are between 1 km and 2 km in length, five are less than 1 km in length, and four are of unknown or variable length; snow surface skiways are generally prepared and maintained during specific periods only and during summer; all aircraft landing facilities subject to severe restrictions and limitations resulting from extreme seasonal and geographic conditions; aircraft landing facilities do not meet ICAO standards; advance approval from the respective governmental or nongovernmental operating organization required for using their facilities; landed aircraft are subject to inspection in accordance with Article 7, Antarctic Treaty; guidelines for the operation of aircraft near concentrations of birds in Antarctica were adopted in 2004; relevant legal instruments and authorization procedures adopted by states party to the Antarctic Treaty regulating access to the Antarctic Treaty area, that is to all areas between 60 and 90 degrees of latitude South, have to be complied with (see information under "Legal System"); an Antarctic Flight Information Manual (AFIM) providing up-to-date details of Antarctic air facilities and procedures is maintained and published by the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (2006)
Antigua and Barbuda 3 (2005)
Argentina 1,333 (2005)
Armenia 16 (2005)
Aruba 1 (2005)
Australia 450 (2005)
Austria 55 (2005)
Azerbaijan 45 (2005)
Bahamas, The 64 (2005)
Bahrain 3 (2005)
Baker Island one abandoned World War II runway of 1,665 m covered with vegetation and unusable (2005)
Bangladesh 16 (2005)
Barbados 1 (2005)
Belarus 101 (2005)
Belgium 43 (2005)
Belize 43 (2005)
Benin 5 (2005)
Bermuda 1 (2005)
Bhutan 2 (2005)
Bolivia 1,067 (2005)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 27 (2005)
Botswana 85 (2005)
Brazil 4,223 (2005)
British Indian Ocean Territory 1 (2005)
British Virgin Islands 3 (2005)
Brunei 2 (2005)
Bulgaria 213 (2005)
Burkina Faso 33 (2005)
Burma 84 (2005)
Burundi 8 (2005)
Cambodia 20 (2005)
Cameroon 47 (2005)
Canada 1,331 (2005)
Cape Verde 7
note: 3 airports are reported to be nonoperational (2005)
Cayman Islands 3 (2005)
Central African Republic 50 (2005)
Chad 51 (2005)
Chile 363 (2005)
China 489 (2005)
Christmas Island 1 (2005)
Cocos (Keeling) Islands 1 (2005)
Colombia 981 (2005)
Comoros 4 (2005)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 232 (2005)
Congo, Republic of the 32 (2005)
Cook Islands 9 (2005)
Costa Rica 156 (2005)
Cote d'Ivoire 35 (2005)
Croatia 68 (2005)
Cuba 170 (2005)
Cyprus 16 (2005)
Czech Republic 121 (2005)
Denmark 97 (2005)
Djibouti 13 (2005)
Dominica 2 (2005)
Dominican Republic 32 (2005)
East Timor 8 (2005)
Ecuador 285 (2005)
Egypt 87 (2005)
El Salvador 76 (2005)
Equatorial Guinea 4 (2005)
Eritrea 17 (2005)
Estonia 26 (2005)
Ethiopia 82 (2005)
Europa Island 1 (2005)
European Union 3,130 (2005)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 5 (2005)
Faroe Islands 1 (2005)
Fiji 28 (2005)
Finland 148 (2005)
France 479 (2005)
French Guiana 11 (2005)
French Polynesia 50 (2005)
French Southern and Antarctic Lands none (2005)
Gabon 56 (2005)
Gambia, The 1 (2005)
Gaza Strip 2 (2001)
note: includes Gaza International Airport (GIA), inaugurated on 24 November 1998 as part of agreements stipulated in the September 1995 Oslo II Accord and the 23 October 1998 Wye River Memorandum; GIA has been largely closed since October 2000 by Israeli orders and its runway was destroyed by the Israeli Defense Forces in December 2001 (2005)
Georgia 25 (2005)
Germany 552 (2005)
Ghana 12 (2005)
Gibraltar 1 (2005)
Glorioso Islands 1 (2005)
Greece 82 (2005)
Greenland 14 (2005)
Grenada 3 (2005)
Guadeloupe 9 (2005)
Guam 5 (2005)
Guatemala 449 (2005)
Guernsey 2 (2005)
Guinea 16 (2005)
Guinea-Bissau 28 (2005)
Guyana 69 (2005)
Haiti 12 (2005)
Holy See (Vatican City) none (2005)
Honduras 116 (2005)
Hong Kong 3 (2005)
Howland Island one airstrip constructed in 1937 for scheduled refueling stop on the round-the-world flight of Amelia EARHART and Fred NOONAN - they left Lae, New Guinea, for Howland Island, but were never seen again; the airstrip is no longer serviceable (2005)
Hungary 44 (2005)
Iceland 97 (2005)
India 334 (2005)
Indonesia 668 (2005)
Iran 310 (2005)
Iraq 111 (2005)
Ireland 36 (2005)
Isle of Man 1 (2005)
Israel 51 (2005)
Italy 135 (2005)
Jamaica 35 (2005)
Jan Mayen 1 (2005)
Japan 173 (2005)
Jersey 1 (2005)
Johnston Atoll 1
note: non-operational (2005)
Jordan 17 (2005)
Juan de Nova Island 1 (2005)
Kazakhstan 160 (2005)
Kenya 224 (2005)
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 (2005)
Kiribati 19 (2005)
Korea, North 79 (2005)
Korea, South 108 (2005)
Kuwait 7 (2005)
Kyrgyzstan 37 (2005)
Laos 44 (2005)
Latvia 47 (2005)
Lebanon 7 (2005)
Lesotho 28 (2005)
Liberia 53 (2005)
Libya 139 (2005)
Liechtenstein none (2005)
Lithuania 95 (2005)
Luxembourg 2 (2005)
Macau 1 (2005)
Macedonia 17 (2005)
Madagascar 116 (2005)
Malawi 42 (2005)
Malaysia 117 (2005)
Maldives 5 (2005)
Mali 28 (2005)
Malta 1 (2005)
Marshall Islands 15 (2005)
Martinique 2 (2005)
Mauritania 24 (2005)
Mauritius 6 (2005)
Mayotte 1 (2005)
Mexico 1,832 (2005)
Micronesia, Federated States of 6 (2005)
Midway Islands 3; note - only one operational (2005)
Moldova 15 (2005)
Monaco none; note - linked to the airport at Nice, France by helicopter service (2005)
Mongolia 48 (2005)
Montenegro 5 (2006)
Montserrat 1 (2005)
Morocco 60 (2005)
Mozambique 158 (2005)
Namibia 136 (2005)
Nauru 1 (2005)
Nepal 48 (2005)
Netherlands 27 (2005)
Netherlands Antilles 5 (2005)
New Caledonia 25 (2005)
New Zealand 117 (2005)
Nicaragua 176 (2005)
Niger 27 (2005)
Nigeria 70 (2005)
Niue 1 (2005)
Norfolk Island 1 (2005)
Northern Mariana Islands 5 (2005)
Norway 100 (2005)
Oman 137 (2005)
Pakistan 134 (2005)
Palau 3 (2005)
Palmyra Atoll 1 (2005)
Panama 109 (2005)
Papua New Guinea 572 (2005)
Paracel Islands 1 (2005)
Paraguay 880 (2005)
Peru 246 (2005)
Philippines 256 (2005)
Pitcairn Islands none (2005)
Poland 123 (2005)
Portugal 66 (2005)
Puerto Rico 30 (2005)
Qatar 5 (2005)
Reunion 2 (2005)
Romania 61 (2005)
Russia 1,730 (2005)
Rwanda 9 (2005)
Saint Helena 1
note: Wideawake Field on Ascension Island (2005)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 2 (2005)
Saint Lucia 2 (2005)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 2 (2005)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6 (2005)
Samoa 4 (2005)
San Marino none (2005)
Sao Tome and Principe 2 (2005)
Saudi Arabia 202 (2005)
Senegal 20 (2005)
Seychelles 15 (2005)
Sierra Leone 10 (2005)
Singapore 9 (2005)
Slovakia 34 (2005)
Slovenia 14 (2005)
Solomon Islands 34 (2005)
Somalia 64 (2005)
South Africa 728 (2005)
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands none (2005)
Spain 157 (2005)
Spratly Islands 3 (2005)
Sri Lanka 16 (2005)
Sudan 86 (2005)
Suriname 47 (2005)
Svalbard 4 (2005)
Swaziland 18 (2005)
Sweden 255 (2005)
Switzerland 65 (2005)
Syria 92 (2005)
Taiwan 42 (2005)
Tajikistan 45 (2005)
Tanzania 123 (2005)
Thailand 108 (2005)
Togo 9 (2005)
Tokelau none; lagoon landings are possible by amphibious aircraft (2005)
Tonga 6 (2005)
Trinidad and Tobago 6 (2005)
Tromelin Island 1 (2005)
Tunisia 30 (2005)
Turkey 120 (2005)
Turkmenistan 39 (2005)
Turks and Caicos Islands 8 (2005)
Tuvalu 1 (2005)
Uganda 28 (2005)
Ukraine 537 (2005)
United Arab Emirates 35 (2005)
United Kingdom 471 (2005)
United States 14,893 (2005)
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: 1 - 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 (2,409 m paved); no fuel for sale except emergencies
Palmyra Atoll: 1 - 1,846 m unpaved runway; privately owned (2005)
Uruguay 64 (2005)
Uzbekistan 79 (2005)
Vanuatu 31 (2005)
Venezuela 370 (2005)
Vietnam 28 (2005)
Virgin Islands 2 (2005)
Wake Island 1 (2005)
Wallis and Futuna 2 (2005)
West Bank 3 (2005)
Western Sahara 11 (2005)
World 49,973 (2005)
Yemen 45 (2005)
Zambia 109 (2005)
Zimbabwe 404 (2005)

This page was last updated on 20 July, 2006


Source: CIA Factbook