Global airports

  • 100+ Downloads
  • This dataset updates: Never


There are no gallery items for this dataset.


This layer contains airports locations. This dataset brings together various public sources such as OpenStreetMap or with WFP logistics information. It is updated regularly with inputs from WFP aviation unit but also from many partners through the Logistics Cluster and the Logistics Capacity Assessment (LCA: The information is compiled at a global level by the Emergency and Preparedness Geospatial Information Unit at the World Food Programme (WFP) Headquarters in Rome, Italy.

This dataset is at a global scale and is updated country by country. The last update date can be retrieved from the data of the country of interest.


Source WFP, Logistics Cluster
Date of Dataset Oct 06, 2015
Expected Update Frequency Never
Methodology Registry
Caveats / Comments

Date: 2015-10-08

Any attributes which are blank or '0' had no data entered at the time of release. Please contribute by giving your inputs at or connect on

Category: Transportation Shape: Point Schema and Attribute Details:


objectid integer NOT NULL: ArcGIS ID nameshort character varying(100): Airport name (short) namelong character varying(150): Airport name (with suffix: airport, airfield, airbase, airstrip) namealt character varying(100): Alternate name city character varying(100): Main city of the airport (Example: Roma for Fiumicino Airport) icao character varying(5): ICAO code iata character varying(5): IATA code

apttype character varying(25): Airport Type Unknown Airport Airfield Airstrip Helipad

aptclass character varying(25): Airport Class Unknown International Domestic

authority character varying(25): Airport Authority Unknown Civil Military Civil/Military Private

status character varying(25): Airport status Unknown Open Closed Planned Restricted

dmg character varying(25): Is the Airport damaged? Unknown Yes No

rwpaved character varying(25): Is the main runway paved? Unknown Yes No

rwlengthm integer: Main runway length (in meters) rwlengthf integer: Main runway length (in feet) elevm integer: Elevation (in meters) elevf integer: Elevation (in feet)

humuse character varying(25): Used by WFP for humaniatarian assistance Unknown Hub Connection Helipad Planned Upon request Closed Stand by Capacity Hub No

humoperatedby character varying(25): Airport used for humanitarian flights operated by... UNHAS, ASF... List of names separated by "," or "-"

locprecision character varying(25): Precision of the location Accurate => GPS coordinates, digitized from an high resolution satellite imagery or a detailed map (accuracy at the street level) Approximate => Precision which is not below the city/town level. It often corresponds to a point equivalent at the point of the city/town/village Bad => Feature with a very low precision. A feature exists in 1 area (province, region...) but we don't know where exactly, the reference (settlement) is impossible to find and the point is put randomly in this area Unknown => No information regarding the precision

latitude numeric(8,5): Latitude of the point (Calculated automatically from the geometry) longitude numeric(8,5): Longitude of the point (Calculated automatically from the geometry)

iso3 character varying(5): ISO3 code of the country where the feature is located. This field is calculated automatically

iso3_op character varying(25): List of ISO3 code (separated with a character '-' or ','). Use to quickly filter the data for the features of interest for 1 operation. 1 feature could be located in 1 country but be an asset for the operation of another country (for example an office delocalized for security reason in the neighbor country or a warehouse used for storage for several countries). Exceptionnally, it happens that the code do not refer to an iso3 code of a country but to the name of an operation (Ebola, Haiyan...)

country character varying(50): Name of the country where the feature is located. This field is calculated automatically

lastcheckdate timestamp without time zone: Date of the last check of all (or a part) of the attributes. The date is put manually.

remarks character varying(1000): Notes/Description/Remarks - The user is free to enter any information that is necessary but cannot be stored in the others fields

url_lca character varying(254): Reference to the LCA page of the feature source character varying(254): Source of the information. It could be the source of the geometry or the source of the main attributes. Several sources can be accepted for the same feature(list of names)

createdate timestamp without time zone: Date when the feature has been created. Calculated automatically at the database level.

updatedate timestamp without time zone: Date of the last update. Calculated automatically at the database level.

geonameid integer: geonameid of the closest village/town from the geonames database

shape geometry: Geometry