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Which Airport Is The Largest In The World?

Mon Aug 06, 2001 1:22 pm

Which airport is the biggest in the world? I heard that DFW and LAX are pretty big.
 
kevin
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RE: Which Airport Is The Largest In The World?

Mon Aug 06, 2001 1:24 pm

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


The biggest (busiest)
Atlanta (USA)
 
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RE: Which Airport Is The Largest In The World?

Mon Aug 06, 2001 1:42 pm

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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RE: Which Airport Is The Largest In The World?

Mon Aug 06, 2001 2:06 pm

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.

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RE: Which Airport Is The Largest In The World?

Mon Aug 06, 2001 2:39 pm

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.

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RE: Which Airport Is The Largest In The World?

Mon Aug 06, 2001 2:57 pm

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.

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RE: Which Airport Is The Largest In The World?

Mon Aug 06, 2001 3:03 pm


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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