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User currently offlineLUC From Belgium, joined Dec 2004, 20 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 82839 times:

Does anyone have an idea what the largest airports are ?
This year I flew into DEN and ICN, and both looked enormous.
Looking at a map, I estimate DEN about 100 square kms (40 square miles)
ICN, also very recently built, must be in the same range.

thanks,

Luc

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User currently offlineC680 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 588 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 82817 times:

I assume you mean: largest in terms of square miles owned by the airport authority?


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User currently offlineLUC From Belgium, joined Dec 2004, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 82804 times:

Yes, that's what I meant

User currently offlineMFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 82800 times:

Or do you mean in terms of passengers per year?


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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 82789 times:

RUH is the world's largest airport in terms of square miles.

Patrick


User currently offlineLUC From Belgium, joined Dec 2004, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 82789 times:

not in terms of passengers, then I would have asked "busiest"

User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5173 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 82736 times:

I thought it was something like Riyadh, DEN, DFW, MCO, IAH--of course this is all out of my arse though.


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User currently offlineKaniksu From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 82722 times:

DFW is large enough to have both its own post office, and its own zip code. It is the largest airport in Texas, the second largest in the United States, and third largest in the world.

[Edited 2005-08-22 21:36:03]

User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 82653 times:

Quoting Kaniksu (Reply 7):
DFW is large enough to have both its own post office, and its own zip code.

To have the own post office and ZIP code the airport needs not to be as large as IAH. Even Zurich (ZRH) which is much smaller does have the own post office and ZIP code (8058 Zürich-Flughafen).


User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2349 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 82609 times:

Quoting Kaniksu (Reply 7):
DFW is large enough to have both its own post office, and its own zip code. It is the largest airport in Texas, the second largest in the United States, and third largest in the world.

That is extremely hard to believe...  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineLUC From Belgium, joined Dec 2004, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 82612 times:

I just found this on the website of RUH

Characteristics of some International Airports

KFIA, Eastern Region
760 sq km

KKIA, Riyadh
220 sq km

KAIA, Jeddah
105 sq km

Mirabel, Montreal
356 sq km

Dallas / Fort Worth
71 sq km

Charles De Gaulle, Paris
31 sq km

Dorval, Montreal*
14.16 sq km

J.F. Kennedy / New York
20 sq km

Frankfurt
12 sq km

Heathrow London*
11.4 sq km

San Francisco*
21 sq km

Copenhagen*
11 sq km

Schipol, Amsterdam*
8 sq km

I don't know how reliable this info is, and it's certainly not a top 10.
This list was made apparently to highlight the size of the saudi airports.

LUC


User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11557 posts, RR: 61
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 82479 times:

Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 9):
That is extremely hard to believe...

Believe it.

Have you been to DFW, FRAspotter?

DFW Airport is larger, in land area, than the island of Manhattan in New York City.

We have a saying ... "everything's bigger in Texas" ...


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26444 posts, RR: 75
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 82462 times:

Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 9):
That is extremely hard to believe...

It shouldn't be. They have 7 runways, and they are spaced way apart.



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User currently offlineAirStatDFW From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 82426 times:

Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 9):
That is extremely hard to believe...

How is that hard to believe. It is almost 30 square miles, it has 7 runways and non of them intersect. We can use all 7 of our runways in North flow at one time. In south flow requires a little separation for 13L and 17L.

AirStatDFW


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 82402 times:

As I recall, DEN, DFW, and MCO are the three biggest in the US.

Quoting Kaniksu (Reply 7):
DFW is large enough to have both its own post office, and its own zip code

Not uncommon. We have our own PO and zip code here at MSY.

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineHenpol747 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 82340 times:

Isn´t CDG among the biggest 10?

Henpol747



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