Airports are the gateway to somewhere different; to other cities, foreign countries, interesting places. An exciting place for those who wish to travel and see the world. Many airports today can accommodate thousands of passengers, and offer services from car parking to duty free shops to bars and restaurants. An airport is not only the symbol of traveling, it can also be an icon for a country. Here are some which are particularly noteworthy, the 10 biggest airports in the world for their area size.
1. King Fahd International Airport, Saudi Arabia
Also known as Dammam International Airport, King Fahd International Airport in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, has an area of approximately 776 square kilometers and is the largest airport in the world. The airport has three terminal buildings including the special Royal Terminal which only serves the royal family of Saudi Arabia, official guests, and government officials.
2. Denver International Airport, USA
The Denver International Airport or DIA is located in the Western United States, primarily serving metropolitan Denver, Colorado, as well as the greater Front Range Urban Corridor. With 135.7 sq. km this Airport is the second largest in the world, behind King Fahd International Airport. It opened in 1995 and currently has non-stop services to 215 destinations amongst 23 different airlines throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.
3. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, USA
Also known as DFW Airport, this primary international airport serving the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex area in the U.S. state of Texas was in 2020 the fourth busiest airport by passenger traffic in the world. This Airport is larger than the island of Manhattan at 69.5 sq. km and you can also find beautiful art decorations.
4. Washington Dulles International Airport, USA
Located in Loudoun County and Fairfax County in Virginia, this international airport has four runways and commenced its services in 1962. Dulles International Airport is one of the three major airports in the larger Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area with more than 24 million passengers a year, more visitors some countries have people!
5. Orlando International Airport, USA
Orlando International Airport started its commercial services in 1981 and is the busiest airport in Orlando state and the tenth busiest airport in the United States with both domestic and international flights.
6. Beijing Daxing International Airport, China
Beijing Daxing International Airport is located on the border of Beijing and was opened in 2019. It has become an important airport in China and in 2020 was awarded best airport for hygiene measures in the Asia-Pacific area by the Airports Council International. From a certain height, it is also a beautiful work of art.
7. George Bush Intercontinental Airport, USA
Another large Airport also located in the USA is Georges Bush International Airport, originally named Houston Intercontinental Airport and in 1997 renamed after George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States. George Bush Airport has five terminals and five runways.
8. Shanghai Pudong International Airport, China
Shanghai Pudong International Airport is one of the two international airports in Shanghai and a major aviation hub of East Asia. Pudong Airport hosts 104 airlines serving more than 210 destinations, making it the third-busiest airport in China after Beijing Capital and Hong Kong Airport.
9. Cairo International Airport, Egypt
Cairo International Airport is located in Heliopolis, to the northeast of Cairo around 15 kilometers from the business area of the city. The airport has an area of approximately 37000 square meters and started its activity in 1945. Since then it has become the busiest airport in Egypt.
10. Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Thailand
Suvarnabhumi International Airport is one of two international airports serving Bangkok, Thailand. Suvarnabhumi Airport covers an area of 3240 sq meters, making it one of the biggest international airports in Southeast Asia and a regional hub for aviation. Suvarnabhumi has three main terminals and the airport’s name was chosen by the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, whose name includes Bhūmi, referring to the Buddhist golden kingdom.