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Which Airport Is The Largest In The World?  
User currently offlineRogeLuca From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2088 times:

Which airport is the biggest in the world? I heard that DFW and LAX are pretty big.

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User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks ago) and read 2064 times:

The biggest airport (territory wise)
Riyadh International (Saudi Arabia)


The biggest (busiest)
Atlanta (USA)


User currently offlineSaxman66 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2047 times:

In terms of land area:

1. Riyadh International (???)
2. Denver International (DEN)
3. Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)

not sure whats next

In terms of passengers:

1. Atlanta (ATL)
2. Chicago O'hare (ORD)
3. Los Angeles (LAX)
4. London Heathrow (LHR)
5. Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)
6. Tokyo, Haneda (HND)
7. Frankfurt (FRA)
8. Paris (CDG)
9. San Francisco (SFO)
10. Amsterdam (AMS)

these stats are as of year 2000



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User currently offlinePgh234 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 794 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

Anybody have numbers?? I thought I heard somewhere PIT was bigger than DEN in terms of land area. Not sure though. Any links would be appreciated.

pgh234


User currently offlineSaxman66 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2012 times:

No, before DEN was built, DFW was the biggest airport in the US, at 29.3 sqaure miles (18,076 acres). DEN airport is now at 53 square miles. ORD, LAX, and JFK could easily fit into DFW with room to spare.

Thanks, Chris



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User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

DEN is very large. At 53 square miles, you could fit the entire city of San Francisco within it's boudaries with room to spare. The city of San Francisco is only 46.7 square miles with a population of approx 800,000.

Richard Silagi


User currently offlineMark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2000 times:


At the time it was built in the early 70s, YMX was the biggest, in terms of land expropriated.

But can be pretty misleading, just like for instance some not-so-big towns have enormous municipal jurisdictions. Riyadh airport seems to fall into this category.

Impressive numbers given for DEN, just above by Saxman66.

Why the original question, though?


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