Top 10 Largest Airport in the World

The world’s busiest airports are count by the busiest in terms of passenger traffic. The top five most trafficked airports are in Asia, with Beijing Capital International Airport leading the pack with an estimated 75 million passengers every year. Other airports in the top 10 include Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Seoul’s Incheon International Airport, and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.

 

Top 10 Largest Airport in the World:

 

1. Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX)

The Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) is the largest airport in the world, with over three million square meters of space. It is also one of China’s busiest airports, serving over 100 million passengers per year. PKX offers international flights to more than 60 destinations around the world, including Europe, Asia and North America. The airport has four runways and over 120 parking spots for planes.

 

2. King Fahd International Airport (DMM)

Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd International Airport (DMM) is currently the 2nd largest airport in terms of land size, coming in at 5,811.4 hectares. The first airport to be built specifically for commercial flights, it has since become the busiest passenger airport in the world. It was designed to handle up to 75 million passengers per year and can serve as many as 80 takeoffs and landings per hour.

 

3. Denver International Airport (DEN)

Denver International Airport (DEN) is the world’s 10th largest airport. The airport has a single runway and two terminals. Anyone who arrives in Denver International Airport will be greeted by what some might call a strange sight, the “Blucifer,” a blue-eyed, red-skinned, metal-beaked demon which stands at the gates of the airport. The “Blucifer” is an artwork that was commissioned to welcome visitors into Denver.

 

4. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

A story by the Washington Post on February 27, 2016 ranked the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport as the fourth largest airport in the world. With a total of 11,700 acres and a 2.8 million square foot terminal, DFW is among one of the busiest airports in the United States. In 2014, DFW served 63 million passengers and has expected to reach an 80 million passenger milestone before 2020.

 

5. Orlando International Airport (MCO)

The Orlando International Airport is the sixth busiest airport in the world, and one of the busiest in North America. It is located about 15 minutes south of downtown Orlando and close to such attractions as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Sea World. It was originally built as a replacement for the McCoy Air Force Base which was closed in 1975. The airport has four passenger terminals: Terminal A, Terminal B, Terminal C and Terminal D.

 

6. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Giant, gleaming terminals with efficient moving walkways are what you’ll see at Washington Dulles International Airport. It has ranked the eighth busiest airport in the world by passenger volume. The airport has recognized as the busiest international air passenger gateway to North America, welcoming over 15 million travelers annually. There are three terminals at Dulles that provide around-the-clock service, with one terminal exclusively for United Airlines customers. Other carriers offer service to other destinations.

 

7. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

Houston, Texas is one of the most populous cities in America and it is no surprise that it has the largest airport in the US. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) has situated about 25 miles from downtown Houston and it handles approximately 40 million passengers annually. The airport also hosts the headquarters for United Airlines and serves as a hub for Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and American Airlines.

 

8. Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)

Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) is one of the busiest airports in the world. PVG has a total of 4 runways and handles over 60 million passengers annually. The airport opened on October 30, 1999. Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) is one of the busiest airports in the world. 2) PVG has a total of 4 runways and handles over 60 million passengers annually.

 

9. Cairo International Airport (CAI)

The table of the top 10 largest airport in the world has made up of two sections: international and domestic. The total area covered by these airports, including runways and terminals, is over 18 million square meters (about 45 million square feet). They can handle 74 million passengers a year on average.

 

 

10. Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

The tenth largest airport in the world is Suvarnabhumi Airport, which is located in Bangkok, Thailand. At first there has a lot of debate on whether to build an airport or not because of the costs, but it has finally decided to go through with construction. The airport has opened its doors to passengers on October 2006 after being officially opened by the king of Thailand.

 

The world’s 10 largest airports are studied to judge how they rank according to the number of passengers, aircraft movements and passenger volume. The busiest airport in the world is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. It handles nearly 100 million passengers per year.

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