With the fuel prices spiraling upwards on a daily basis, the airport industry is not necessarily a booming industry. Despite the high ticket prices, people still travel to different places regularly, either for pleasure or for business matters. Here, we take a look at some of the largest airports in the world. As the title suggests, the list only contains of airports that have the largest areas.
Here are some interesting facts:
Total Area : 77,600 hectares
People in the Middle East truly live life king size. Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd International Airport is an example of their spending power. The airport covers an area stretching 77,600 hectares. In terms of area size, this airport is the largest airport in the world. The terminals alone are 6 stories high. It’s definitely a different world out there.
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Total Area : 14,000 hectares
Denver International Airport holds the honor of being America’s biggest airport by a long mile. The airport continues to place very high on the lists of best run airports. It has 2 main terminals and 3 main field concourses. It holds the honor of being the second biggest airport in the world in terms of area size.
Total Area : 6,963 hectares
Dallas Fort Worth serves as the main hub for American airlines and rightly so. The airport covers an area of 6963 hectares. The airport is known to have 5 terminals with enough room to be extended to 15.
Total Area : 3,300 hectares
Established in Shanghai, the Pudong International Airport covers a total area of 3300 hectares. The 3rd terminal is currently undergoing construction and it is scheduled for completion in 2015. The airport can proudly accommodate around 80 million passengers at a time.
Total Area : 3,200 hectares
Famously known as Roissy Airport, Charles de Gaulle airport is built on an area of 3200 hectares. The airport is also a busy one with figures in 2012 suggesting it to be the 2nd busiest airport in the world. Air France uses the airport as its main hub.
Total Area : 3,050 hectares
The main international airport of Madrid, Spain is humongous and capable of handling an astonishing 70 million passengers at a time. Built on an area of 2050 hectares, Madrid Barajas acts as the main hub for airline, Iberia.
Total Airport : 2,980 hectares
Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi airport is one of the standout airports in Asia. The airport covers an astounding area of 2980 hectares, and is the main hub for Thai Airways International. Here’s a surprising fact for you; the first photos to be uploaded to Instagram were taken here.
Total Area : 2,760 hectares
Chicago O’Hare International Airport is a massive airport covering nearly 2760 hectares. The airport also serves as the main hub of several carriers notably United Airlines. Recently, the airport was also voted as the Best Airport in North America.
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Total Area : 2,550 hectares
Cairo International Airport holds the distinct honor of being the 9th biggest airport in the world. Egypt’s busiest airport covers an area of 2550 hectares. At least 9 cargo airlines and 45 different passenger airlines make their presence in the runways of Cairo International Airport.
Total Area : 2,330 hectares
The international airport of Beijing is the 10th largest airport in the world, covering 2330 hectares of land. According to reports in 2012, around 557,167 aircrafts were reported to have taken off and landed at the airport, making it one of the busiest airports around.