emrecan
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Riyadh Airport (RUH) Is The Biggest In The World?

Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:17 am

Hi everyone..


I want to ask if Riyadh Airport (RUH) is the biggest airport in the world?

I know it is not the busiest but I heard it has the biggest area... Is it true?
 
Avianca
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RE: Riyadh Airport (RUH) Is The Biggest In The World?

Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:19 am

I think yes very very big area,
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Sabena332
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RE: Riyadh Airport (RUH) Is The Biggest In The World?

Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:21 am

I remember that I read the same somewhere but it is already several years ago, it can be that it changed in the meantime and another (newer) airport is now the biggest.

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thomacf
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RE: Riyadh Airport (RUH) Is The Biggest In The World?

Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:25 am

Yes, I have seen it in the Guiness Book of World Records as covering 89 square miles. Doesn't this property also include military (Air Force Base) infrastructure as well?
 
behramjee
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RE: Riyadh Airport (RUH) Is The Biggest In The World?

Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:34 am

isnt HKGs new CLK Airport the worlds biggest?
 
keno
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RE: Riyadh Airport (RUH) Is The Biggest In The World?

Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:46 am

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 4):
isnt HKGs new CLK Airport the worlds biggest?

I highly doubt it. How can a very expensive artificial island compete with cheap barren desert land?
 
BOSPMV
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RE: Riyadh Airport (RUH) Is The Biggest In The World?

Thu Jun 30, 2005 10:44 am

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 4):
isnt HKGs new CLK Airport the worlds biggest?

I believe they have the biggest passenger terminal in the world.
 
changyou
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RE: Riyadh Airport (RUH) Is The Biggest In The World?

Thu Jun 30, 2005 12:08 pm

I read it somewhere that KUL has the biggest airport after the 2nd satelite building is build. Now it's just an empty piece of field rite next to the satelite terminal. But still the biggest in terms of square miles I think. How about the new BKK airport?
 
UpperDeck79
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RE: Riyadh Airport (RUH) Is The Biggest In The World?

Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:31 pm

RUH doesn't look huge in the satellite image, though:

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=24.90...14&spn=0.233202,0.267775&t=k&hl=en

But then again, it's hard to compare to anything.
Note that there is another aiport very close to it in the south side.
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HAWK21M
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RE: Riyadh Airport (RUH) Is The Biggest In The World?

Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:08 pm

Lots of free land out there I guess.Something BOM would love to have around Our Airport.  Smile
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