DID747
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The Biggest World Airport

Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:43 pm

the first airport in terms of trafic is Atlanta.
But wich one is the first one of the world in terms of surface? some books said Riyhad in saudi Arabia or Montréal-Mirabel in Canada.

But which one?

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RE: The Biggest World Airport

Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:47 pm

Before your thread is moved or deleted, I believe in terms of acreage, Riyadh is the biggest. If Mirabel is also considered biggest, then it also qualifies as the biggest flop in terms of a new(er) airport.
 
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RE: The Biggest World Airport

Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:45 pm

In terms of land mass (at least in the US) MCI is one of the biggest. The airport has 10,000 acres and roughly 4,000 is developed.

Quoting ETStar (Reply 1):
Before your thread is moved or deleted,

Any reason this would be deleted???
 
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RE: The Biggest World Airport

Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:02 pm

Quoting EmSeeEye (Reply 2):
Any reason this would be deleted???

Well, I wouldn't suggest deletion as the topic is interesting (although may have been discussed several times before)....but the thread heading is strange...

Would be interesting to know which is the worlds largest airport in terms of developed area .... guess that would include all terminals, runways/taxiways, maintenance areas, etc....
 
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RE: The Biggest World Airport

Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:06 pm

Mirabel had the biggest land but never develop as it was suppose to... So Ryad must win hans down!
 
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RE: The Biggest World Airport

Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:21 pm

Quoting EmSeeEye (Reply 2):
In terms of land mass (at least in the US) MCI is one of the biggest. The airport has 10,000 acres and roughly 4,000 is developed.

At 53 sq. miles, DEN is the largest airport by area in the United States.

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RE: The Biggest World Airport

Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:22 pm

Isn't King Fahd in Dammam, Saudi Arabia the largest at 301 square miles?
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RE: The Biggest World Airport

Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:38 pm

This will soon be the largest...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubai_World_Central_International_Airport

Quoting Petmbro (Reply 6):
Isn't King Fahd in Dammam, Saudi Arabia the largest at 301 square miles?

301???? You sure 'bout that figure?
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RE: The Biggest World Airport

Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:47 pm

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 7):

301???? You sure 'bout that figure?

According to wikipedia:

King Fahd International Airport is located near Dammam, Saudi Arabia. It is the largest airport in the world in terms of area, covering 780 km² (301 mi²), surpassing Montréal-Mirabel International Airport (including Mirabel's reserved but unused 356 km² (137 mi²)). It is slightly larger than the neighboring country of Bahrain.
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RE: The Biggest World Airport

Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:03 am

Quoting American777 (Reply 5):
At 53 sq. miles, DEN is the largest airport by area in the United States

that's what i was going to say, DEN is the biggest and it's expandable you should see the huge area surronding the airport.
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RE: The Biggest World Airport

Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:16 am

PIT sits on 10,000 acres of land, or 15.63 sq miles. No where near DEN but still up there.
 
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RE: The Biggest World Airport

Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:35 am

Quoting American777 (Reply 5):
At 53 sq. miles, DEN is the largest airport by area in the United States.

HA! At least I said "one of" the biggest!  biggrin 
 
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RE: The Biggest World Airport

Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:56 am

Quoting Petmbro (Reply 8):
King Fahd International Airport is located near Dammam, Saudi Arabia. It is the largest airport in the world in terms of area, covering 780 km� (301 mi�), surpassing Montr�al-Mirabel International Airport (including Mirabel's reserved but unused 356 km� (137 mi�)). It is slightly larger than the neighboring country of Bahrain.

This is correct. In terms of area comparisons, King Fahd International is indeed bigger than Bahrain, and Mirabel is actually bigger than all five boroughs of New York put together. Wikipedia also has a good diagram of what the airport would have looked like in plan if all five terminals and additional runways had been built:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Mirabelintlarptdiagram.png

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RE: The Biggest World Airport

Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:28 am

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 7):
This will soon be the largest...

That assumes the price of oil will not collapse any time soon. A big part of Dubai's boom is the inflow of money from other parts of the Middle East rich in oil.
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RE: The Biggest World Airport

Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:54 am

I have heard that the airport in Sapporo, Japan is kinda big, but I don't know how big it is.
 
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RE: The Biggest World Airport

Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:58 am

Riyadh has the largest airport so far.. if mirabel was completed it would have been larger.. but.. we know how big a flop that airport was.. but according to an article i read a while ago (ill try to find).. dubais new airport is to be the largest when completed.
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RE: The Biggest World Airport

Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:08 am

I'd say destinations worldwide, it would be London Heathrow, Chicago O'Hare, and New York JFK.

Most countries in the world...

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