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Top 10 largest Airports in the World

09-OCT-2018 16:42
Top 10 largest Airports in the World

An airport is a landing area of aeroplane, which comprises an aerially accessible open space including at least one operationally active surface such as a runway for a plane to take off or a helipad, and often includes adjacent utility buildings such as control towers, hangars and terminals. It is also termed as aerodrome, airfield, and airstrip. It has facilities to store and maintain aircraft, and a control tower.

Top 10 largest Airports in the World

The list of top 10 largest Airports in the World is drafted on the basis of report given by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) are given below:

10. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport

City: Paris 

Country: France  

Size of the Airport (in hectares): 3,237

It is the largest international airport in France and the second largest in Europe. It is named after Charles de Gaulle who was the  leader of the Free French Forces during the Second World War, founder of the French Fifth Republic and President of France.

9. Suvarnabhumi Airport

City: Bangkok     

Country: Thailand        

Size of the Airport (in hectares): 3,240

It is one of the biggest international airports in Southeast Asia and a regional hub for aviation. It has the one of the world's tallest free-standing control tower (132.2 metres or 434 feet) and the world's fourth largest single-building airport terminal (563,000 square metres or 6,060,000 square feet).

8. Cairo International Airport

City: Cairo 

Country: Egypt   

Size of the Airport (in hectares): 3,625

It is busiest airport in Egypt and the second busiest airport in Africa after OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

7. Shanghai Pudong International Airport

City: Shanghai    

Country: China   

Size of the Airport (in hectares): 3,988

It is one of two international airports of Shanghai and a major aviation hub of China.  It is the world's third-busiest airport by cargo traffic. It has 70 boarding bridges along with 218 parking positions.

6. George Bush Intercontinental Airport

City: Houston     

Country: United States of America  

Size of the Airport (in hectares): 4,451

It is the second largest passenger hub for United Airlines, only behind O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois. It has five terminals and 130 gates encompassing 250 acres (1.0 Square km) with a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) distance from Terminal A to Terminal D.

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5. Washington Dulles International Airport

City: Washington, D.C

Country: United States of America

Size of the Airport (in hectares): 4,856

It is an international airport in the eastern United States, located in Loudoun and Fairfax counties in Virginia, 26 miles (42 km) west of downtown Washington, D.C. It has 123 gates and 16 hardstand locations from which passengers can board or disembark using the airport's plane mate vehicles.

4. Orlando International Airport

City: Orlando

Country: United States of America

Size of the Airport (in hectares): 5,383

It is one of the busiest airports in the state of Florida and the eleventh-busiest as well as one of the largest commercial airports in the United States of America.

3. Dallas/Fort worth International Airport

City: Dallas

Country: United States of America

Size of the Airport (in hectares): 6,963

It is the fourth busiest airport in the world by aircraft movements and the twelfth busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic.

2. Denver International Airport

City: Denver

Country: United States of America

Size of the Airport (in hectares): 13,571

It is the largest airport in the United States of America by total land area. It is the longest commercial precision-instrument runway in North America (and the seventh longest in the world) with a length of 16,000 feet (4,877 m).

1. King Fahd International Airport

City: Dammam

Country: Saudi Arabia

Size of the Airport (in hectares): 77,600

It is named for Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia. It was the first among Saudi Arabia's international airports to adopt duty-free stores.

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Top 10 largest Airports in the World

Name of Airport (Rank)

Size of the Airport (in hectares)

1. King Fahd International Airport (Dammam, Saudi Arabia)

77,600

2. Denver International Airport (Denver, United States of America)

13,571

3. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (Dallas, United States of America)

6,963

4. Orlando International Airport (Orlando, United States of America)

5,383

5. Washington Dulles International Airport (Washington, D.C., United States of America)

4,856

6. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston, United States of America)

4,451

7. Shanghai Pudong International Airport (Shanghai, China)

3,988

8. Cairo International Airport (Cairo, Egypt)

3,625

9. Suvarnabhumi Airport (Bangkok, Thailand)

3,240

10. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (Paris, France)

3,237

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