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Airport Square Mileage

Thu Aug 05, 2004 6:10 am

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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RE: Airport Square Mileage

Thu Aug 05, 2004 6:23 am

DEN is something along the lines of 50+ sq. miles...

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RE: Airport Square Mileage

Thu Aug 05, 2004 6:27 am

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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RE: Airport Square Mileage

Thu Aug 05, 2004 6:31 am

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.
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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.


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(edited to add MCO note)

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RE: Airport Square Mileage

Thu Aug 05, 2004 6:49 am

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.

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RE: Airport Square Mileage

Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:06 pm

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
 
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RE: Airport Square Mileage

Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:43 pm

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.
 
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RE: Airport Square Mileage

Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:44 pm

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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