KBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 4 Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 15891 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.
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 54 Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 15820 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...
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SprxflySWA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 15287 times:
At least Pena Blvd. isn't a toll road anymore.
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.
757KSLC From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 233 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 15153 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)
"That wasn't flying! That was falling with style!" Woody, Toy Story.
Jsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1856 posts, RR: 17 Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 15068 times:
In terms of land acreage, I think the US airports rank:
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.