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Transport > Airports: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Total number of airports. Runways must be useable, but may be unpaved. May not have facilities for refuelling, maintenance, or air traffic control.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 United States 13,513 2013
2 Brazil 4,093 2013
3 European Union 3,383 2010
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 2,392.43 2013
4 Mexico 1,714 2013
5 Canada 1,467 2013
6 Russia 1,218 2013
7 Argentina 1,138 2013
8 Bolivia 855 2013
9 Colombia 836 2013
10 Paraguay 799 2013
11 Indonesia 673 2013
High income OECD countries average (profile) 628.39 2013
12 South Africa 566 2013
13 Papua New Guinea 561 2013
Emerging markets average (profile) 540.24 2013
14 Germany 539 2013
15 China 507 2013
Cold countries average (profile) 492.83 2013
16 Chile 481 2013
17 Australia 480 2013
18 France 464 2013
19 United Kingdom 460 2013
20 Venezuela 444 2013
21 Ecuador 432 2013
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 420.49 2013
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 397.1 2013
Former British colonies average (profile) 353.69 2013
Catholic countries average (profile) 348.18 2013
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 347.83 2013
22 India 346 2013
Christian countries average (profile) 322.33 2013
23 Iran 319 2013
24 Guatemala 291 2013
Non-religious countries average (profile) 285.77 2013
Religious countries average (profile) 284.79 2013
25 Philippines 247 2013
26 Sweden 231 2013
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 217.38 2013
27 Saudi Arabia 214 2013
28 Democratic Republic of the Congo 198 2013
29 Kenya 197 2013
30 Zimbabwe 196 2013
31 Peru 191 2013
32 Ukraine 187 2013
33 Angola 176 2013
34 Japan 175 2013
35 Tanzania 166 2013
NATO countries average (profile) 164.59 2013
36 Costa Rica 161 2013
37 Algeria 157 2013
OPEC countries average (profile) 151.64 2013
38 Pakistan 151 2013
39 Spain 150 2013
Hot countries average (profile) 148.15 2013
40 Finland 148 2013
41 Nicaragua 147 2013
42 Libya 146 2013
=43 Cuba 133 2013
=43 Uruguay 133 2013
45 Oman 132 2013
46 Italy 129 2013
47 Czech Republic 128 2013
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 126.33 2013
48 Poland 126 2013
49 New Zealand 123 2013
=50 Panama 117 2013
=50 Guyana 117 2013
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 115.71 2013
Europe average (profile) 114.33 2013
52 Malaysia 114 2013
South Asia average (profile) 113.8 2013
European Union average (profile) 113.25 2013
53 Namibia 112 2013
54 South Korea 111 2013
Eastern Europe average (profile) 107 2013
Eurozone average (profile) 103.44 2013
55 Honduras 103 2013
56 Iraq 102 2013
57 Thailand 101 2013
=58 Turkey 98 2013
=58 Mozambique 98 2013
=60 Iceland 96 2013
=60 Kazakhstan 96 2013
62 Norway 95 2013
63 Syria 90 2013
64 Zambia 88 2013
65 South Sudan 85 2013
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 84.28 2013
Landlocked countries average (profile) 83.67 2013
=66 Madagascar 83 2013
=66 Egypt 83 2013
68 North Korea 82 2013
69 Denmark 80 2013
70 Greece 77 2013
failed states average (profile) 74.56 2013
=71 Sudan 74 2013
=71 Botswana 74 2013
Muslim countries average (profile) 69.74 2013
73 Croatia 69 2013
=74 El Salvador 68 2013
=74 Bulgaria 68 2013
South and Central Asia average (profile) 67 2013
76 Belarus 65 2013
=77 Portugal 64 2013
=77 Burma 64 2013
79 Switzerland 63 2013
=80 Lithuania 61 2013
=80 The Bahamas 61 2013
=80 Somalia 61 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 60.4 2013
83 Chad 59 2013
=84 Ethiopia 57 2013
=84 Yemen 57 2013
=86 Morocco 55 2013
=86 Suriname 55 2013
=88 Nigeria 54 2013
=88 French Polynesia 54 2013
90 Uzbekistan 53 2013
=91 Afghanistan 52 2013
=91 Austria 52 2013
=93 Belize 47 2013
=93 Nepal 47 2013
=93 Israel 47 2013
=93 Uganda 47 2013
=97 Vietnam 45 2013
=97 Romania 45 2013
=99 Gabon 44 2013
=99 Mongolia 44 2013
101 United Arab Emirates 43 2013
102 Latvia 42 2013
=103 Hungary 41 2013
=103 Laos 41 2013
=103 Belgium 41 2013
Former French colonies average (profile) 40.36 2013
106 Ireland 40 2013
107 Central African Republic 39 2013
Tourist destinations average (profile) 37.76 2013
=108 Taiwan 37 2013
=108 Azerbaijan 37 2013
=110 Dominican Republic 36 2013
=110 Solomon Islands 36 2013
Densely populated countries average (profile) 35.22 2013
112 Slovakia 35 2013
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 33.62 2013
113 Cameroon 33 2013
114 Malawi 32 2013
115 Vanuatu 31 2013
=116 Mauritania 30 2013
=116 Niger 30 2013
=118 Serbia and Montenegro 29 2010
=118 Liberia 29 2013
=118 Netherlands 29 2013
=118 Puerto Rico 29 2013
=118 Tunisia 29 2013
=123 Fiji 28 2013
=123 Jamaica 28 2013
=123 Kyrgyzstan 28 2013
=126 Congo, Republic of the 27 2013
=126 Cote d'Ivoire 27 2013
=128 Turkmenistan 26 2013
=128 Serbia 26 2013
=130 Mali 25 2013
=130 New Caledonia 25 2013
=132 Bosnia and Herzegovina 24 2013
=132 Tajikistan 24 2013
=132 Lesotho 24 2013
=135 Burkina Faso 23 2013
=135 Antarctica 23 2013
137 Georgia 22 2013
138 Senegal 20 2013
=139 Kiribati 19 2013
=139 Sri Lanka 19 2013
=141 Bangladesh 18 2013
=141 Estonia 18 2013
=141 Jordan 18 2013
=144 Guinea 16 2013
=144 Cambodia 16 2013
=144 Slovenia 16 2013
=147 Greenland 15 2013
=147 Cyprus 15 2013
=147 Marshall Islands 15 2013
=150 Swaziland 14 2013
=150 Haiti 14 2013
=150 Seychelles 14 2013
=153 Eritrea 13 2013
=153 Djibouti 13 2013
=155 French Guiana 11 2006
=155 Cook Islands 11 2013
=155 Armenia 11 2013
=158 Republic of Macedonia 10 2013
=158 Ghana 10 2013
=160 Maldives 9 2013
=160 Guadeloupe 9 2006
=160 Cape Verde 9 2013
=160 Singapore 9 2013
=164 Turks and Caicos Islands 8 2013
=164 Sierra Leone 8 2013
=164 Lebanon 8 2013
=164 Togo 8 2013
=164 Guinea-Bissau 8 2013
=169 Rwanda 7 2013
=169 Moldova 7 2013
=169 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 7 2013
=169 Equatorial Guinea 7 2013
=169 Burundi 7 2013
=169 Kuwait 7 2013
=175 East Timor 6 2013
=175 Kosovo 6 2013
=175 Qatar 6 2013
=175 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6 2013
=175 Benin 6 2013
=175 Federated States of Micronesia 6 2013
=175 Tonga 6 2013
=175 Western Sahara 6 2013
=183 Montenegro 5 2013
=183 Mauritius 5 2013
=183 Netherlands Antilles 5 2007
=183 Guam 5 2013
=183 Northern Mariana Islands 5 2013
=188 Spratly Islands 4 2013
=188 Svalbard 4 2013
=188 Bahrain 4 2013
=188 Trinidad and Tobago 4 2013
=188 Samoa 4 2013
=188 Albania 4 2013
=188 British Virgin Islands 4 2013
=188 French Southern and Antarctic Lands 4 2013
=188 Comoros 4 2013
=197 American Samoa 3 2013
=197 Palau 3 2013
=197 Cayman Islands 3 2013
=197 Midway Islands 3 2012
=197 Grenada 3 2013
=197 Antigua and Barbuda 3 2013
=203 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 2 2013
=203 Dominica 2 2013
=203 Wallis and Futuna 2 2013
=203 Virgin Islands 2 2013
=203 Luxembourg 2 2013
=203 Hong Kong 2 2013
=203 Guernsey 2 2013
=203 Anguilla 2 2013
=203 Martinique 2 2006
=203 Sao Tome and Principe 2 2013
=203 West Bank 2 2013
=203 Saint Lucia 2 2013
=203 Saint Kitts and Nevis 2 2013
=203 Reunion 2 2006
=203 Bhutan 2 2013
=218 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 1 2013
=218 Saint Helena 1 2010
=218 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 1 2013
=218 Christmas Island 1 2013
=218 Jersey 1 2013
=218 Gaza Strip 1 2013
=218 Nauru 1 2013
=218 Wake Island 1 2013
=218 Barbados 1 2013
=218 Isle of Man 1 2013
=218 Saint Martin 1 2013
=218 Gibraltar 1 2013
=218 Tuvalu 1 2013
=218 Norfolk Island 1 2013
=218 The Gambia 1 2013
=218 Aruba 1 2013
=218 Johnston Atoll 1 2012
=218 Saint Barthelemy 1 2013
=218 Glorioso Islands 1 2004
=218 Niue 1 2013
=218 Macau 1 2013
=218 British Indian Ocean Territory 1 2013
=218 Jan Mayen 1 2013
=218 Europa Island 1 2004
=218 Bermuda 1 2013
=218 Tromelin Island 1 2004
=218 Juan de Nova Island 1 2004
=218 Faroe Islands 1 2013
=218 Brunei 1 2013
=218 Malta 1 2013
=218 Palmyra Atoll 1 2012
=218 Paracel Islands 1 2013
=218 Mayotte 1 2010
=218 Montserrat 1 2013
=252 Holy See (Vatican City) 0.0 2004
=252 Liechtenstein 0.0 2004
=252 Andorra 0.0 2004
=252 Pitcairn Islands 0.0 2004
=252 San Marino 0.0 2004
=252 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 0.0 2004

Citation

"Countries Compared by Transport > Airports. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Transport/Airports

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SUBCATEGORIES
With paved runways 32 stats With unpaved runways 32 stats
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COUNTRIES COVERED
Per $ GDP 206
Per capita 233
With paved runways > 1,524 to 2,437 m 189
With paved runways > 1,524 to 2,437 m per million people 187
With paved runways > 1524 to 2437 m 138
With paved runways > 1524 to 2437 m > Per $ GDP 160
With paved runways > 1524 to 2437 m > Per capita 185
With paved runways > 1524 to 2437 m per million 124
With paved runways > 2,438 to 3,047 m 163
With paved runways > 2,438 to 3,047 m per million people 160
With paved runways > 2438 to 3047 m 119
With paved runways > 2438 to 3047 m > Per $ GDP 147
With paved runways > 2438 to 3047 m > Per capita 159
With paved runways > 2438 to 3047 m per million 116
With paved runways > 914 to 1,523 m 154
With paved runways > 914 to 1,523 m per million people 152
With paved runways > 914 to 1523 m 117
With paved runways > 914 to 1523 m > Per $ GDP 142
With paved runways > 914 to 1523 m > Per capita 165
With paved runways > 914 to 1523 m per million 108
With paved runways > Over 3,047 m 160
With paved runways > Over 3,047 m per million people 159
With paved runways > Over 3047 m 119
With paved runways > Over 3047 m > Per $ GDP 145
With paved runways > Over 3047 m > Per capita 158
With paved runways > Over 3047 m per million 111
With paved runways > Total 242
With paved runways > Total > Per $ GDP 195
With paved runways > Total > Per capita 227
With paved runways > Total per million 196
With paved runways > Under 914 m 146
With paved runways > Under 914 m > Per $ GDP 126
With paved runways > Under 914 m > Per capita 138
With paved runways > Under 914 m per million 130
With unpaved runways > 1,524 to 2,437 m 127
With unpaved runways > 1,524 to 2,437 m per million people 124
With unpaved runways > 1524 to 2437 m 99
With unpaved runways > 1524 to 2437 m > Per $ GDP 127
With unpaved runways > 1524 to 2437 m > Per capita 137
With unpaved runways > 1524 to 2437 m per million 94
With unpaved runways > 2,438 to 3,047 m 47
With unpaved runways > 2,438 to 3,047 m per million people 46
With unpaved runways > 2438 to 3047 m 39
With unpaved runways > 2438 to 3047 m > Per $ GDP 54
With unpaved runways > 2438 to 3047 m > Per capita 62
With unpaved runways > 2438 to 3047 m per million 38
With unpaved runways > 914 to 1,523 m 166
With unpaved runways > 914 to 1,523 m per million people 163
With unpaved runways > 914 to 1523 m 137
With unpaved runways > 914 to 1523 m > Per $ GDP 164
With unpaved runways > 914 to 1523 m > Per capita 173
With unpaved runways > 914 to 1523 m per million 128
With unpaved runways > Over 3,047 m 28
With unpaved runways > Over 3,047 m per million people 27
With unpaved runways > Over 3047 m 25
With unpaved runways > Over 3047 m > Per $ GDP 35
With unpaved runways > Over 3047 m > Per capita 42
With unpaved runways > Over 3047 m per million 24
With unpaved runways > Total 212
With unpaved runways > Total > Per $ GDP 179
With unpaved runways > Total > Per capita 197
With unpaved runways > Total per million 183
With unpaved runways > Under 914 m 193
With unpaved runways > Under 914 m > Per $ GDP 172
With unpaved runways > Under 914 m > Per capita 185
With unpaved runways > Under 914 m per million 174

Interesting observations about Transport > Airports

  • United States ranked first for airports globally in 2013.
  • Brazil ranked first for airports amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Indonesia ranked first for airports amongst Muslim countries in 2013.
  • Russia ranked first for airports amongst Europe in 2013.
  • Mexico ranked third for airports amongst Christian countries in 2013.
  • Germany ranked first for airports amongst European Union in 2013.
  • India ranked first for airports amongst Densely populated countries in 2013.
  • South Africa ranked first for airports amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2013.
  • Canada ranked second for airports amongst Former British colonies in 2013.
  • Bolivia ranked first for airports amongst Landlocked countries in 2013.
  • France ranked first for airports amongst Tourist destinations in 2013.
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