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Located in Chihuahua, MÃ©xico near the U.S.- MÃ©xico border opposite with el Paso, Texas
In 2007 renamed after author and politician AimÃ© CÃ©saire
Was formerly known as Petrovec Airport and is the largest and busiest international airport in the Republic of Macedonia. Serving the national capital Skopje, it is also the hub of MAT Macedonian Airlines.
Surrounded by mountains up to 14,000 ft high, leading to many accidents.
Largest airport in Sweden with 17.5 million passengers in 2006.
Also known as Pudahuel Airport. Is Chileâ€™s largest aviation facility, and has over 9 million passengers
Named in honor of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder and first President of the modern Turkish republic.
Largely known as Banesa Airport or Bucharest City Airport
Europe's fifth busiest airport and 12th busiest in the world.
Airport was built in the 1930s, and seized by the Germans in June 1940 during Battle of France.
David Ben-Gurion was the first Prime Minister of Israel.
Busiest airport in Latin America
It is also home to the Aviation Museum of Kentucky
Former Burbank-Glendale- Pasadena Airport (1978-2003)
Formerly known as Haile Selassie I International Airport
It is Connecticutâ€™s busiest commercial airport
Also known as Roissy, its construction lasted about ten years.
Opened for commercial operations in 1998, replacing the Kai Tak Airport
It was recently renamed after the 17th century Maratha Emperor, Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhonsle
Simply known as Taoyuan Airport or C.K.S. Airport. One of three intl airports in Taiwan.
Served 9.96 million passengers in 2006. A major hub for easyJet.
Sri Lankaâ€™s only international airport
The main air link for the island of Tobago
Has helicopter service to Monaco.
Is the largest airport in Russia in terms of passenger and cargo traffic
Built on the border of Fairfax County and Loudoun County; it is possible to land in Fairfax and deplane in Loudoun.
Boasts the third-largest landing field in the world.
Major hub for Greece's state-owned airline, Olympic Airlines.
El prat is Catalan for 'the field'.
In 1976, an Air France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris was hijacked and taken to Entebbe.
Airport opened in 1965, it is also known as Algarve Airport
Site of an IED bus attack against Russian Jewish emigrants in the early 1990's.
Is a hub for Lufthansa and Star Alliance partner airlines
Formerly called Okecie Intl Airport, it is Poland's largest airport.
Called Galeao-Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl Airport, it carried approximately 8.75 million passengers in 2006
It is one of the two main airports in Tuscany together with Peretola Airport in Florence
Canadian Forces Base Gander shares the airfield, but it is a separate entity from the airport.
London's 2nd largest airport and second busiest after Heathrow.
The airport is named for Bernardo Oâ€™Higgins the first Chilean head of state
Considered one of the most modern airports in North America, it serves up to 5 million passengers per year.
It is named after United States Army Air Service General Billy Mitchell raised in Milwaukee and is often regarded as the father of the United States Air force
Second-largest airport in Texas after Dallas-Fort Worth Intl
GRR is the largest regional commercial service airport serving the west Michigan community
Is a joint civilian, commercial and military airport near Rome.
The airport is named after Bologna native Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian electrical engineer and Nobel laureate
Formerly known as Seawell Airport
Also known as Puerto Plata Airport
The airport has a constant problem with fog and is commonly closed in the early mornings
Since 2005, the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic, landings, and take-offs.
Although third-busiest by total passenger traffic, Heathrow carries more international traffic than any other.
The airport was named after Martin Hector, who donated the land the airport is situated on
Was the International Airport of Athens for sixty years up until 2001, when it was replaced by the new Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos".
Used as an air base for the Third Reich of Hitler during World War II
Is the larger of the countryâ€™s two airports
Cleveland Hopkins Int'l Airport holds the title of first municipal airport in the US.
Designed to replace Mehrabad International Airport
In a 2005 passenger survey Incheon was voted the best airport in the world.
Formerly known as Palam Airport
Third largest airport in Argentina
Located 9 miles north of the central business district of Dayton a city in Montgomery County, Ohio
It was renamed in 1993, in honor of the former Premier of QuÃ©bec
Is Pakistanâ€™s largest international and domestic airport
Suriname's main international gateway
It serves as an alternate and reliever for nearby Toronto Pearson International
Originally known as Idlewild Airport, it is operated by the Port Authority of New York
Formerly known as Speke Airport, is located adjacent to the estuary of the River Mersey
Second busiest airport in the country after Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport
Named after the first Kenyan president, it is the 7th busiest airport in Africa.
Named after pioneer Peruvian pilot Jorge Chavez Dartnell
Is a hub for Cubana de AviaciÃ³n and Aerocaribben
Commonly known as Brnik Airport
One of the largest air facilities in Mexico and can accommodate jets up to the size of a Boeing 747
It is named after Costa Ricaâ€™s National Hero
Located on an aritficial island in the middle of Osaka Bay
It is the largest airport in Iceland and the country's main hub for international transportation.
Serves Agra, Uttar, Pradesh
It is the busiest airport of Saudi Arabia and is the third largest airport in the kingdom.
Largest airport in the world in terms of area; it is slightly larger than the neighboring country of Bahrain.
It was the largest airport in the world, until King Fahd was completed in 1999.
Sydney Airport is the worldâ€™s oldest continually operated commercial airport and the busiest commercial airport in Australia
Named in 1967 after Col. Emmanuel Kotoka who was shot near the airport during an attempted coup
In 1960 was voted the â€œgreatest airport in the worldâ€ by the worldwide aviation community
Largest airport in the Dominican Republic and among the largest in the Caribbean.
The airport opened in 1974
Also known as Fiumicino Intl Airport, it is completely non-smoking.
Named after the first president of Gabon
Opening in 1928, it was the first major airport in the New York area. It was closed to the public during World War II.
Covers 2400 acres, has six runways, and employs around 16,000 people
Is the second lowest lying international airport in the world, second only Schiphol
The airport receives over 10 million passengers per year making it the busiest airport in the Caribbean
Canadaâ€™s busiest airport by airline passenger traffic
Also known as Simon Bolivar Intl Airport it is the main hub for Aeropostal
Is the main international airport in the Maldives
Italy's top airport for international traffic
Is the main international airport in Kyrgyzstan
Managed by SAVE, a company partially controlled by local government. Traded on the Milan Stock Exchange.
Named after Antonio JosÃ© de Sucre, a hero of Ecuadorian and Latin American Independence
Has more than 1300 slot machines throughout the airport terminals. Largest operation base for Southwest Airlines.
The airport is named for Miguel Hidalgo, who began the war that brought Mexican Independence from Spain
More commonly known as Ezeiza Airport since it is located in the town of Ezeiza in Buenos Aires province.
President Mohamed Boudiaf was an Algerian Political leader and one of the founders of the Revolutionary National Liberation Front
Modeled after Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport
Busiest airport in Japan and 4th busiest in the world
Originally Dum Dum Airport and was renamed in honor of the Bengali Indian Patriot
There are no jet bridges. Passengers walk to and from the aircraft or are occasionally bussed.
Over 130 international flights a week
Built in 1942-43 as a manufacturing plant for Douglas C-54's during World War II
Africaâ€™s busiest airport
Canada's busiest airport and 29th busiest in the world
At risk of serious flooding, it is at an altitude of 5 meters.
Located in the city of Dorval, on the Island of Montreal, 20 km from downtown Montreal.
Has begun work to renovate and add the facilities that were heavily damaged by hurricane Ivan in 2004
During World War II it was a hub for smuggling people in and out of Europe.
A terminal capable of handling more than 9 million passengers per year, it is one of Brazilâ€™s most modern airports
Famous for its short landing strip, only 7,708 ft; barely enough for heavy jets.
3rd busiest in Russia with over 5 million passengers in 2006
Named for the third wife of King Hussein of Jordan. She was killled in an air crash in 1977.
Named after Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, the head of state of Aruba.
Itâ€™s the hub for Lebanonâ€™s national carrier Middle East Airlines
Is one of the two international airports located on the island of Tenerife on the Canary Islands
This was formerly the Royal Air Force Station
Eponymous of the French aviator Roland Garros
It is notable for being the nearest commercial airport to Washington, D.C.
Hub for Czech Airlines, it served 11.6 million passengers in 2006
Named after the French writer and pilot Antoine de Saint-ExupÃ©ry, a native of Lyon
Minneapolis-Saint Paul Intl Airport is the 19th largest airport in the world
Often referred to as "The Gateway to the Caribbean"
It is named after the Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos Dumont (1873-1932).
World's lowest major commercial airport. The base of the control tower is 3m below sea level.
During WWII, it was used by United States Army Air Force Ninth Air Force.
Is one of Ireland's 3 primary airports. Shannon holds an important place in Ireland's aviation history as it was the first transatlantic gateway between Ireland and U.S.A., and the birthplace of duty-free shopping.
Called "Maiquetia" by the locals
The capital Port Louis is located around 25 miles from the airport
It was opened in 1984, and offers large capacity to handle regional and international traffic and has the largest passenger movement in the country
Eighth busiest airport in the United States
Often called "Cengkareng" by Indonesians. Thus its airport code: CKG
It is named after the St. Paul the Apostle, the second most important person in the history of Christianity. The airport is located 9 km from Ohrid.
Often called Subang Airport
Is the home base for China Airlines and EVA Air.
Named after Alaska's long-time U.S. senator, it is a hub for Alaska Airlines
Notable for its hexagonal terminal building around an open square
The Tocumen River was diverted from its original course to construct the new terminal
Its close proximity to a mountain range makes it one of the most dangerous airports in the world.
It is named after the twelfth Sultan of Aceh, Iskandar Muda
In 1985 was named in honor of Sir Vere Cornwall Bird, the first Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda
The second largest airport in Austria.
Is Houstonâ€™s oldest commercial airport
Is the principal commercial airport of the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area
It is owned, and was operated by the Palestinian Authority
Largest airport in Bangladesh
A new international terminal opened in 2007, another terminal will open 2011-2012
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