Top 10 Countries With the Highest Number of Airports


Every country in the world has airports for communication with other countries or for internal communications. But the higher number of airports indicates how developed a country is in its internal and external communications. In this selection the 10 countries with the largest number of airports are highlighted.

10. MEXICO

In 2004, the airport group as a whole served approximately 14 million passengers, with 72% of total traffic passing through Cancun Airport. Passenger traffic grew 14% with an additional 1.7 million passengers traveling through ASUR airports. Now they have 1,834 airports in total, and 97% of airports serve the passengers traveling. As it is one of the most visited countries in the world, tourists arrive every month through the airplanes.

9. FRANCE

France is the largest country in Western Europe. And it is also the richest country in Western Europe, and fifth largest in territory and second largest economy in Europe by nominal GDP. With the expansion of their industries, they have a large number of airports by which they carry out exports, the people of France and tourists travel there and here. And they have 20 large commercial airports and 100 to 200 other airports for internal communications using private aircraft.

8. U.K.

Air travel integrates the major communication systems in the UK. The air transport system in this country is the commercial transportation of passengers, cargo, both within the UK, and between this country and the rest of the world. Over the past 25 years, with industry growth and demand for air travel, it is set to rise from the current level of 236 million passengers to 465 million by 2030. Almost half of the people in the UK take the shortest journey by air travel. London Heathrow Airport is among the 10 busiest airports in the world .

7. AUSTRALIA

As the sixth largest country by total area , air travel is one of the most leisurely journeys for Australians. As the price is low, people of all classes enjoy the trip through airplanes, helicopters, among others. In 2004, the total number of airport is 448 which was not enough for them at that time. The government realized the importance of airports for expanding industries, as well as the system of communication with the present world.

6. GERMANY

The air traffic situation at German airports is characterized by heavy capacity utilization at major airports and little use at many other airports. As Germany is a well-developed country in Europe, the main transport system for communication with the world is air. After many years of strong growth, demand for air transport services is stagnating in some markets. Traffic at Germany’s 18 international airports reached a peak volume of 142 million passengers in the year 2000, dropping to 135 million in 2002.

5. CHINA

With the rapid expansion of the civil aviation industry, in 2008 China had 147 civil airports of all types and sizes in operation, including 45 airports for military-civilian use. Investment in the country’s aviation industry is likely to reach 230 billion over the next five years. China’s investment has increased since the turn of the century. From 2005 to 2010, 33 new airports were built, bringing the total number of airports to 175 in 2010.

4. CANADA

Canada has total 1,332 airports. But in Canada, low-class family air travel is like a dream. Due to high taxes and fees, people lose interest in air travel.

3. RUSSIA

The main regions of Russia benefit from good air coverage and the country has a total of 1260 airports. Of these, 70 are considered international airports offering a broad spectrum of airlines and flight tickets than others, smaller than Russian airports. Among all airports in Russia, Domodedevo International is the largest in the country in terms of passenger and cargo traffic, with Russia ranking third in this selection.

2. BRAZIL

Brazil has more than 4000 airports by which people from the country and tourists travel through different regions and also through several countries. Among them, São Paulo – Guarulhos International Airport is the busiest and largest airport.

1. U.S.

This country has the largest number of airports, more than 15,000 airports, being the leading position in this selection. Among them, the busiest and second largest in the country is the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. However, all airports in the New York metropolitan area, combined, create the largest airport system in the country, the second in the world in passenger traffic and the first in the world in total flight operations.