Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Biggest Airport In The World?  
User currently offlineConcordeLoss From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 388 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 18852 times:

What is the biggest airport in the world?


"You're not as stupid as you look, or sound, or our best test indicates" Burns to Homer
42 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 18778 times:

In terms of land area, it is Riyadh King Khalid Int'l followed by Denver Int'l.

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16885 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 18733 times:

In terms of what..

Passengers,

Aircraft movements

acreage?..



Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 18681 times:

"In terms of land area, it is Riyadh King Khalid Int'l followed by Denver Int'l."

I thought DFW had DEN beat?



Dave Mark - Intrinsic Algorithm - Reducing the world to mathematical equations!
User currently offlineConcordeLoss From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 388 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 18675 times:

This has been asked many times. Use the search button. What a concept.

I did use the search button.

I meant in terms of acreage.



"You're not as stupid as you look, or sound, or our best test indicates" Burns to Homer
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 18638 times:

InnocuousFox,

No, DFW is right after DEN in the USA.

Someone posted the exact square miles of each a while ago. I'll try to search for it in the archives.

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 18576 times:

Okay I did some research.

Riyadh King Khalid Int'l is 87 square miles, Denver Int'l is 53 square miles and Dallas/Ft. Worth is somewhere around 30 square miles.

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 18557 times:

Hey... anything that requires 3 towers to see the bloody airport is OK by me! (DFW) Also, there's something surreal about running 4 arrival streams at once! 3 of them parallel!


Dave Mark - Intrinsic Algorithm - Reducing the world to mathematical equations!
User currently offlineF9Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 698 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 18486 times:

DEN can handle four simultaneous cat III ILS landings. Not only that, no taxiway crosses a runway.

F9Fan


User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 18460 times:

"DEN can handle four simultaneous cat III ILS landings. Not only that, no taxiway crosses a runway."

I agree that DEN is laid out in such a fashion as to make the traffic flow better. They also had room to burn out there east of the city.



Dave Mark - Intrinsic Algorithm - Reducing the world to mathematical equations!
User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 18431 times:

In the USA- DEN is biggest, followed by DFW and then I believe MCO.

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 18412 times:

DEN can handle four simultaneous cat III ILS landings. Not only that, no taxiway crosses a runway.

DEN is a miracle of modern aviation planning.

It was also the first US airport certified for triple simultaneous approached.

N


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21730 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 18397 times:

If only that roof didn't look so wierd....


7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineKBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 18372 times:

Wow. Denver is larger than the cities of Buffalo and Boston proper. 43 and 42 square miles respectively. So imagine gutting Boston and putting in a super airport. Incredible when you really think about it.


The tower? Rapunzel!!!!!!
User currently offlineLonghaulheavy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 402 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 18427 times:

So imagine gutting Boston and putting in a super airport. Incredible when you really think about it.

Quite entertaining, as well.  Smile


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 18301 times:

I believe DEN's eventual expansion plans call for up to 12 (Twelve) runways in the long term...quite amazing really...DEN is a pain in the butt to drive to...the access road from I-70 to the terminals (solely built for that purpose, there is nothing else along it except airport hotels, rental car agencies, and a gas station), is something like 8 miles long...

Greg



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
User currently offlineInnocuousFox From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2805 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 18063 times:

"I believe DEN's eventual expansion plans call for up to 12 (Twelve) runways in the long term "

That's just sick and wrong!



Dave Mark - Intrinsic Algorithm - Reducing the world to mathematical equations!
User currently offlineNeo From Brazil, joined Jan 2001, 672 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 17979 times:

What about in terms of building area?? You know, terminals, concourses, parking, ???

Rgs,

Neo


User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3632 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 17915 times:

I know this probably isn't true, but Brussels airport terminal is ridiculously huge. I literally walked over a mile around that place. It was really nice and modern though.

User currently offlineSprxflySWA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 17768 times:

At least Pena Blvd. isn't a toll road anymore.  Smile
DEN or DIA, as some like, will eventually have 8 N/S runways, 4 W of term, 4 E, and 4 E/W parallel to current two.
When they were building it,I got the plans and layout for the runways, and at the time, it seemed way too much and really odd. But now, not that big of deal, as they slowly build up to that.


User currently offlineSlamclick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 17752 times:

The number two answer:

EDW including Muroc Dry Lake

The number one answer:

The Pacific Ocean, even though it does not get much traffic since PanAm retired the Boeing 314.



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offline757KSLC From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 17634 times:

-King Khalin International Airport, servicing Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is the largest in terms of acreage (55,040 sq. acres).
-Chicago O'Hare (ORD) is largest in terms of number of aircraft. (909,535 takeoffs and landings in 2001)
-Atlanta's Hartsfield (ATL) is number one in most passengers being served. (No official number)

Guinness 2004
Pg. 97

757KSLC



"That wasn't flying! That was falling with style!" Woody, Toy Story.
User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2041 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 17549 times:

In terms of land acreage, I think the US airports rank:

1.) DEN
2.) DFW
3.) PIT
4.) MCO
5.) IAD
6.) MCI

Overseas I have no idea really... Riyadh is the largest in the world, and CDG and AMS certainly take up quite a bit of room as well. MUC, OSL and ATH are all new airports, although I don't know how they rank in terms of acreage.


User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 17353 times:

If only that roof didn't look so wierd....

Mir, that roof does not look weird. Living here in Denver, I think it was a great idea to put that roof in since the mountains is what Colorado is mostly known for.



2013 Airports: EWR, JFK, LGA, LIS, AGP, DEN, GIG, RGN, BKK, LHR, FRA, LAX, SYD, PER, MEL, MCO, MIA, PEK, IAH
User currently offlineNeo From Brazil, joined Jan 2001, 672 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 17346 times:

So does anyone knows wich airport is the biggest one in terms of builiding area??

I guess would be either JFK or ORD, LHR has planty of terminals and concourses as well. I think now after the Terminal 5 is built it will be the biggest one.

Rgs,

Neo


25 Yanksn4 : I thought the airport with the biggest terminal area was HKG since I read it in the guieness of world records?
26 InnocuousFox : "In terms of land acreage, I think the US airports rank: 1.) DEN 2.) DFW 3.) PIT 4.) MCO 5.) IAD 6.) MCI" The funny thing is, look how much they diffe
27 Mozart : Just GUESSING on the European ones (I wish I knew a source for the facts), here would be my European top 3 list: 1) Amsterdam (thanks to the Polderbaa
28 Post contains images Spotterboy : When all new Terminals and runways are built at MAD Barajas I would put them even in front of CDG..... will be very large...
29 ConcordeLoss : How busy is Riyadh's airport, why would they need all that space?
30 USAFHummer : Correct me if Im wrong but I think Riyadh is mostly empty space...but the actual property is 87 square miles... Greg
31 KLM11 : Im not sure about all ther others, but LHR is HUGE, and ORD has the most passenger flights per year (2002). --KLM11
32 Flyf15 : Just to answer a question above, the master plan for DEN as far as terminals and buildings goes is 5 concourses of 100 gates each, doubling the size o
33 Post contains images Akumas : Looking at pictures of DEN - It is rather big
34 Scottb : Actually, I'm pretty sure that IAH is also one of the largest U.S. airports in terms of acreage.
35 TexAussie : Aside from the land acreage... DFW operates 7 runways. Does any other airport have as many? Also, I think DFW must be up there in terms of gates. I th
36 Post contains links Zonks : Surely, HKG must be up there somewhere? I did a search because I remember hearing that the roof at HKG's terminal building was the world's largest and
37 InnocuousFox : "DFW operates 7 runways. Does any other airport have as many?" Some may (ORD has 6) but they can't use them all at the same time like DFW can. On the
38 Spyglass : If we're talkin' developed space (not vast open prairie like DEN or endless sand dunes like RUH) then DFW takes the cake. It is the largest expanse of
39 Bmacleod : Is DFW busier than DEN or the opposite? Usually the airport with more traffic should be larger, but often this is not the case.
40 Scottb : DFW is busier than DEN for traffic movements, cargo, and passenger numbers. ORD and ATL both beat out DEN and DFW in all those measures in spite of ha
41 KGAI : Hong Kong has the largest single terminal. Also, I think Kansai's terminal is the longest building in the world.
42 N1120a : Well, ORD will have 8 runways in the future (a confirmed plan from a few years ago). The funny thing is that, although DFW and DEN are massive and hav
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Is Frankfurt The Biggest Airport In The World? posted Thu Dec 6 2001 03:48:00 by Apollo13
Biggest Plane In The World At RDU-now? posted Fri Oct 27 2006 23:41:05 by Fbm3rd
I Work At The Worst Airport In The World posted Sun May 28 2006 03:10:50 by MSYtristar
Dubai To Become Busiest Airport In The World posted Wed Nov 23 2005 08:07:01 by Glareskin
YYZ Most Expensive Airport In The World posted Tue Nov 15 2005 15:01:34 by Fubar37
Why Isn't CDG The Busiest Airport In The World? posted Wed Jul 27 2005 16:57:41 by Juventus
2nd Largest Airport In The World posted Thu Jul 14 2005 11:55:49 by C172
Q:Which Is The Safest Airport In The World? A:KEF! posted Tue Apr 12 2005 21:16:47 by SK A340
Most Impressive Airport In The World posted Sun Apr 11 2004 06:13:20 by Yegbey01
What Is The Best Viewing Airport In The World? posted Sat Feb 21 2004 17:27:25 by Chris78cpr