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Largest Int'l Airport In The World?

Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:55 pm

Which airport is the largest (technically speaking of land size)?

O'Hare?

A military air base?
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RE: Largest Int'l Airport In The World?

Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:21 pm

Largest in terms of land area is DMM
 
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RE: Largest Int'l Airport In The World?

Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:21 pm

I think its an airport in Saudi Arabia, Don't remember the name though.
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RE: Largest Int'l Airport In The World?

Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:35 pm

DMM

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It's a new airport (build in 1990), it appears

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RE: Largest Int'l Airport In The World?

Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:36 pm

Here is a thread from 2005 on the same topic. I believe the biggest in terms of land area was RUH at 225 sq km. DMM was also discussed to be 776 sq km, but according to Reply #22 it only occupies 43 sq km of the 776 sq km. Even when you specify largest in terms of land area, one can still argue over definitions and criteria such as land that the airport owns or land that it actually uses...

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/2973754/

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RE: Largest Int'l Airport In The World?

Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:41 pm

Eglin AFB is 720+ square miles and also includes 11 auxiliary fields.
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