TOMASKEMPNER
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What Airport Has More Runways?

Tue May 15, 2001 12:50 pm

I want to know what airport has the most number of runways and what airport is the largest in the world.

I think that Heathrow is the largest airport,

Could someone tell me this facts.
 
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RE: What Airport Has More Runways?

Tue May 15, 2001 1:10 pm

The largest in the world is King Khalid airport in Saudi Arabia, followed closely by Jeddah (that's by land area). The largest one in US is Denver International, it has 6 runways and looks like a big swastika from above. Atlanta is the busiest one.
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flyf15
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RE: What Airport Has More Runways?

Tue May 15, 2001 1:29 pm

Currently the biggest major airport, as far as amount of runways go, is Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) with 7. Chicago O'Hare shut down 18/36 and thus has 6. Plans have been drawn for up to 11 runways at Denver, although that will never happen.
 
GunFighter 6
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RE: What Airport Has More Runways?

Tue May 15, 2001 9:38 pm

11 Runways ???? my god what do you want to do with so many runways.

study has made it clear that building additional runways isn't always the best option for icreasing capacity.

Taxiways etc. have proven to be more important for icreasing capacity.
 
windshear
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RE: What Airport Has More Runways?

Tue May 15, 2001 9:52 pm

I think that Dallas is the winner:O)
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doug
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RE: What Airport Has More Runways?

Wed May 16, 2001 1:43 am

DFW has the most with an eighth runway in the works
 
GOT
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RE: What Airport Has More Runways?

Wed May 16, 2001 2:30 am

How many pax does ATL have per year? And what about ORD?

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BostonBeau
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RE: What Airport Has More Runways?

Wed May 16, 2001 4:35 am

You really have to clarify what you mean by "largest" airport. Largest in land area? Largest in the total number of passengers handled? Largest is the total number of aircraft takeoffs/landings?
 
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RE: What Airport Has More Runways?

Wed May 16, 2001 7:03 am

Atlanta is #1 in pax and movements, with thanks to Delta having the largest hub operation in the world at ATL and AirTran having its hub at ATL.

Jeff