Steeler83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4065 times:
Just for the hell of it... PIT has 4 runways, with one of them being one of the longest in the country at roughly 2.25 miles in length... The overall size of land that the airport sits on is considerably larger than that of downtown's central business district... I am sure that PIT is put to certain shame by other fields out there like DFW, DEN, ATL, ORD, JFK, IAH, LAX, BOS, and IAD...
Wow -- crazy. But if you look at commerical travel only, that drops to only 206 flights per acre. Over 60% of those movements are general aviation. (to be fair, all the other figures are total also, but SNA clearly has a much higher general aviation percentage)
FantasticFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3494 times:
Quoting Dartland (Thread starter): HUGE discrepancy between the 3 airports. JFK handles the most passengers, but the fewest flights, but sits on almost 2.5x the acreage of EWR, which sits on 3x the acreage of LGA!!!
Theres a particular aviation mag I read (name slips me right now) and in one of the issues it had statistics on busiest Airports...and LGA was right up there. I leave out of LGA ALL the time...and to really think about it, they receive/depart a tremendous amount of flights daily for it to be such a "small" airport !
HKG is indeed the world's largest terminal building. However, if the question is about a whole terminal complex (i.e. LHR's T1+T2+T3+T4+T5 or MAD's T1+T2+T3+T4) then there are airports which are way bigger than HKG in terms of terminal square footage.