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 Airport Square Mileage
 KBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3Posted Wed Aug 4 2004 23:10:34 UTC (10 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2630 times:

 Ok so here is an interesting topic. What is the square mileage of some of the larger airports. I'm amazed at the size of some of them, butit would be neat to know the exact numbers. One thing I know is that LGA can fit within the midfield area of JFK, which is pretty cool, so JFK must be pretty big.
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 USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51 Reply 1, posted Wed Aug 4 2004 23:23:35 UTC (10 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

 DEN is something along the lines of 50+ sq. miles... Greg
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 DIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 25 Reply 2, posted Wed Aug 4 2004 23:27:32 UTC (10 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2583 times:

 DIA is 53 square miles, or 34,000 acres to be precise. It is the largest airport, in terms of area, in the world. No, Dubai does not beat it, nor any other large ones.
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 Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31 Reply 3, posted Wed Aug 4 2004 23:31:13 UTC (10 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

 We usually measure either in terms of acreage, or square miles, so some calculating is required. BTW, 640 acres = 1 square mile. With that in mind, some of the numbers that I am somewhat familiar with: DIA has 53 square miles, or 33,920 acres. DFW has 26.6 square miles, or 17,000 acres. I may be confusing DFW with MCO, I'll have to do some digging. CLK's island is about 4.82 square miles. By comparison, my little old airport has about 2 1/3 square miles, or 1,500 acres. I vaguely recall that LGA has something like 800-900 acres. Tom at MSY (edited to add MCO note)[Edited 2004-08-04 23:32:49]
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 Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31 Reply 4, posted Wed Aug 4 2004 23:49:06 UTC (10 years 11 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2553 times:

 OK, direct from DFW's page:http://www.dfwairport.com: "The Airport covers more than 29.8 square miles; real property consists of 18,076 acres (7,318 hectares)." And from MCO's page http://www.orlandoairports.net:/goaa/fact_sheet.pdf: MCO has a total of 14,672 acres, or roughly 22.9 square miles. Tom at MSY
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 BOSSAN From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 255 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted Thu Aug 5 2004 08:06:32 UTC (10 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2495 times:

 I couldn't find a list of airport acreages compared anywhere, so I random-walked the web for a while compiling areas. Some of these are from the airports themselves; others are from history, travel or city development sources and may be imprecise or incorrect. I used a quick and dirty 2.6 acres per hectare conversion factor, and was not careful about significant figures. The selection of airports is based more on what I could find and what I thought to look for than the relative importance of any given city, so please add to this thread if I skipped your favorite airport. Airport Code Acres DEN 34000 YMX 18200 DFW 17500 MCO 15000 IAD 11000 IAH 10000 MCI 10000 CDG 8320 ORD 7700 SLC 7500 ELP 6800 DTW 6700 AMS 6240 FRA 4940 JFK 4930 ATL 4670 YYZ 4430 ORY 3900 MUC 3900 Future Berlin 3820 YUL 3445 LAX 3425 MSP 3400 TPA 3300 MIA 3230 BWI 3200 LHR 3120 NRT 2770 SAT 2600 BHM 2500 OAK 2500 STL 2500 BOS 2400 DSM 2300 SFO 2300 EWR 2027 LGW 1755 SFB 1644 SXF 1640 BUF 1500 KIX 1326 DAL 1300 Former DEN 1300 HOU 1240 TXL 1210 THF 1092 SJC 918 DCA 733 GYY 700 LGA 680 MDW 640 SNA 501 SAN 474 DET 300
 Dasa From East Timor, joined Aug 2001, 760 posts, RR: 6 Reply 6, posted Thu Aug 5 2004 08:43:26 UTC (10 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2444 times:

 DIA is 53 square miles, or 34,000 acres to be precise. It is the largest airport, in terms of area, in the world. No, Dubai does not beat it, nor any other large ones. Incorrect. The official area of the land upon which the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh is 225 square kilometres, or 55,040 acres.
 Chrisrad From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1080 posts, RR: 8 Reply 7, posted Thu Aug 5 2004 08:44:52 UTC (10 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2442 times:

 Kuala Lumpur International Airport is on 25000 acres, as well as world's tallest air-traffic control tower, the biggest columnless hangar, the longest baggage conveyor belt system, biggest passenger lounge.
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