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Which Airport Has The Most Runways?  
User currently offlineNitepilot79 From Turkey, joined May 2008, 265 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 21032 times:

Just wondering which airport world-wide has the most runways. Seems DFW or maybe ORD. Perhaps AMS?


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User currently offlineFX772LRF From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 675 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 21038 times:

If you're talking commercial, DFW would have the most, at seven. If you would like to include AFB's (Air Force Bases) then Edward's Air Force Base would have the most. If you look on a sector chart, Edward's only technically has 3 runways, but those are paved runways. If you include the desert/sand runways, there's dozens.

Hope this helps!

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User currently offlineBrouAviation From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 985 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 21017 times:

AMS has six, of which four are usable at the same time, in the best case.


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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5930 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 20986 times:



Quoting FX772LRF (Reply 1):
If you're talking commercial, DFW would have the most, at seven

ORD also has 7....



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User currently offlineFX772LRF From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 675 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 20989 times:



Quoting United1 (Reply 3):
ORD also has 7....

Yes, but it ORD the size of Manhattan Island? Big grin

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User currently offlineCrosswinds21 From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 698 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 20931 times:



Quoting FX772LRF (Reply 4):
Yes, but it ORD the size of Manhattan Island?

Is it, in fact, true that DFW is bigger than Manhattan? I've heard this before. Can someone confirm? What are the square mileages of the two pieces of land?


User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5930 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 20852 times:



Quoting FX772LRF (Reply 4):
Yes, but it ORD the size of Manhattan Island? 

No but despite that ORD has plans, and the room, to add an 8th runway .... Smile

Quoting Crosswinds21 (Reply 5):
Is it, in fact, true that DFW is bigger than Manhattan? I've heard this before. Can someone confirm? What are the square mileages of the two pieces of land?

Its larger.....

DFW is 28.2 square miles and Manhattan is 22.96....



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User currently offlineFloorrunner From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 20852 times:



Quoting Crosswinds21 (Reply 5):
Is it, in fact, true that DFW is bigger than Manhattan? I've heard this before. Can someone confirm? What are the square mileages of the two pieces of land?

Yes it is true. Manhattan is 22.96 square miles or 14,694.4 acres. DFW is 28.24375 square miles or 18076 acres.


User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5930 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 20840 times:



Quoting Floorrunner (Reply 7):
Yes it is true. Manhattan is 22.96 square miles or 14,694.4 acres. DFW is 28.24375 square miles or 18076 acres.

Just to build on that for a moment DFW and Manhattan combined are smaller then DEN... Smile



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User currently offlineOffloaded From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 871 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 20519 times:

I thought maybe Dubai JXB, but that will "only" have 6.


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User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3373 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 20447 times:



Quoting United1 (Reply 8):

Just to build on that for a moment DFW and Manhattan combined are smaller then DEN...

and to be very silly they're all tiddlers compared to DMM which is nearly 300 sq miles and is larger than the neighbouring country of Bahrain.......


Only got two runways though!


User currently offlineADent From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1357 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 20408 times:

DEN layout is designed for up to 12 runways - though only 6 are built.

User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7084 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 20205 times:



Quoting ADent (Reply 11):
DEN layout is designed for up to 12 runways - though only 6 are built.

Would that be for all the secret squirrel stuff that the conspiracy theorists think is hidden beneath the airport. They also think that a 7th runway was built but has been covered over.


User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7551 posts, RR: 32
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 19831 times:



Quoting United1 (Reply 6):
No but despite that ORD has plans, and the room, to add an 8th runway ....

O'Hare's Master plan is for SEVEN runways - five east/west runways (9/27 & 10/28) and two SW/NE runways (4/22)

The current and future airport layouts in PDF format. Beware these are two very detailed sheets and will take a while to load.

http://www.ohare.com/MasterPlan/Appendix%20E%20-%202.pdf

The runways to be eliminated at O'Hare are 14R/32L and 14L/32R. After the reconfiguration is complete - KORD will be able to operate almost all of the seven runways at the same time, something they cannot do today due to the intersections. Three current runways each cross two others. In the revised plan, there will only be two runways crossing one, and that one will cross those two - so usage will be limited but much less than today.

KDFW is in preliminary stages of adding a sixth north/south runway - which will become 18L/36R. The current 18L/36R will become 18C/36C. However, this new runway will cross 13R/31L.

I know KDEN has a lot of room - but I don't see any master plan to expand beyond the current six runways. I can see where another two N/S runways can be added outside the current four and where two more E/W runways can be added outside the current two. So getting to ten is easily possible. I doubt that KDEN will ever support that level of traffic though.


User currently offlineKBMIFlyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 19735 times:



Quoting RFields5421 (Reply 13):
O'Hare's Master plan is for SEVEN runways - five east/west runways (9/27 & 10/28) and two SW/NE runways (4/22)

The master plan has 8 runways. There are six east/west runways (9/27 & 10/28) and two SW/NE runways (4/22). The master plan you referenced shows the 8 runways.


User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7551 posts, RR: 32
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 19693 times:

Sorry - brain dead this morning

User currently offlineOkees From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 424 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 18029 times:

Mirabel was supposed to be the second largest at 400 sq km... but, we all know what happened. It was supposed to have 6 runways too..


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User currently offline_AA_777_MAN From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 17204 times:

And it's ORD by a runway!  checkeredflag 

User currently offlineSkedguy From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 135 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 17063 times:
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Quoting KBMIFlyer (Reply 14):
KDFW is in preliminary stages of adding a sixth north/south runway - which will become 18L/36R. The current 18L/36R will become 18C/36C. However, this new runway will cross 13R/31L.

I thought this was put on hold several years ago, especially after AA depeaked its hub. Is 18L/36R now moving forward? I know it's in the master plan, but I haven't heard anything locally about it. Aren't the remaining perimeter taxiways likely to be completed first?


User currently offlineRFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7551 posts, RR: 32
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 16974 times:



Quoting Skedguy (Reply 18):
Aren't the remaining perimeter taxiways likely to be completed first?

That is my understanding. The third west side N/S runway is still planned according some friends who work in the DFW airport offices.


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4863 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 16974 times:



Quoting United1 (Reply 6):
DFW is 28.2 square miles and Manhattan is 22.96....

Tiny compared to DMM.

Quoting Offloaded (Reply 9):
I thought maybe Dubai JXB, but that will "only" have 6.

Eventually the plan is to hit 10!


YOWza



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User currently offlineRyDawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 858 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 15633 times:



Quoting _AA_777_MAN (Reply 17):
And it's ORD by a runway!   

Although, currently each have 7  Smile



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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4670 posts, RR: 50
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 15312 times:



Quoting BrouAviation (Reply 2):
AMS has six, of which four are usable at the same time, in the best case.

I guess you could technically have 5 operating at the same time:

04 Landing
06 Landing
09 T/O
18C T/O
18L T/O

Needless to say however, it isn't really practical.



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User currently offline753lvr From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 15164 times:

DTW has 6 with #7 on the way...maybe

User currently offlineDartland From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 643 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 14876 times:
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Can't you have 7 simultaneous movements at DFW?

Not only is it tied for the most runways at any airport, but if I remember right, you can use all 7 at once for either take-offs or landings making it the highest capacity airport in the world.

Can anyone confirm / deny??


25 OzarkD9S : Considering it's size, I'm rather impressed that MDW has 5 runways. Granted they are not all air carrier certified but still...for a one mile square,
26 Timz : You mean seven simultaneous landings or seven simultaneous takeoffs? That would be easy enough on a calm day-- one departs to the NW, two to the N, t
27 RFields5421 : I've seen this operational pattern often at KDFW Landing 18R, 17C, 17L, 13R Takeoff 18L, 17R, 13L. There is a crossing for 17L landing aircraft going
28 Post contains images Stburke : This picture shows the original master plan, including all 12 runways. The talk amongst the controllers was getting 26R/8L underway sometime soon so
29 Brilondon : They only have 5 usable runways right now, the sixth is in need of some serious repair and up grading.
30 KC135TopBoom : Correct, but when they were building DEN, in the 1990s, the DEN staff would often come to DFW and talk to me and others, about what DFW did right, an
31 _AA_777_MAN : I thought that the title for this thread was "Which airport has the most runways?" Not Which airport has the most usable runways at one time. Right?
32 Steeler83 : Wow! Do you guys think DEN will ever need all 12 runways?
33 BA : Not in the near future, although they already have begun planning the 7th runway. It'll be an east-west runway that will be built by 2015.[Edited 200
34 Steeler83 : I guess when DEN needs all those runways is when UA, and F9 equally become as large as DL at ATL!! Heh?? What will its allignment be? Will it be loca
35 Post contains links BA : This is what they are currently studying. http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_12152243 The original plan called for the next east-west runway t
36 USAirways787 : All this talk about DFW makes me feel proud knowing I live just 20 minutes away I won't lie by saying it literally took me 15 minutes to taxi after la
37 N104UA : Any Word if it will be south of Pena Blvd or on the north side of the field? And if it is south of the field would it be south of the Cargo ramp or w
38 Post contains links BA : http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_12152243 The original plan called for the next east-west runway to be built south of Peña Blvd parallel to
39 Post contains links and images Dalb777 : Such as this image from Wikipedia:
40 RyDawg82 : Sure looks like DFW with 1 intersecting runway and the additional proposed west runway. Glad to see the time they spent studying DFW was put to good
41 Timz : Before WWII MDW had nine runways-- got to be the record for any civil airport?
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