World's Largest Airports?

I;m looking for some websites that show the largest airports in the world and in the U.S.

Not a website that shows International airports, (a) website(s) that actually shows the top 10,15, etc. largest airports in the world and U.S., preferably in number order.

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WHAT ARE THE TEN LARGEST AIRPORTS IN THE WORLD?

WHAT ARE THE TEN LARGEST AIRPORTS IN THE USA?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Biggest Airport in the World

    Taken literally as the airport which takes up the most land mass, this is the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It takes up some 81 square miles - an area larger than many cities.

    Trivia: This airport has four terminals, yet only three have ever been used.

    The second biggest airport in the world is Denver International, which takes up 53 square miles.

    By comparison, London Heathrow takes up around 3,000 acres, or just 4.7 square miles.

    The Busiest Airport in the World

    This depends on whether you monitor aircraft movements (the numbers of take-offs and landings), or passenger numbers. An airport such as Washington National may have relatively high aircraft movements, but as the largest aircraft it handles is a Boeing 757, it handles relatively fewer annual passengers than other airports with similar movements.

    Movements and passenger numbers are both acceptable methods of determining the "busiest" airport, although passenger numbers is the generally quoted figure.Most Passenger numbers

    Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson is the busiest airport in the world, handling 76.7 million passengers in 2002. Atlanta overtook Chicago O'Hare in 1998, and is now significantly ahead. Chicago handled 66.6 million passengers in 2002.

    Busiest International Airport

    London Heathrow handles the most international passengers (as opposed to passengers on domestic flights, which make up the majority of traffic at US airports). On an overall scale, Heathrow ranks third behind Atlanta and Chicago.

    Busiest City (all airports)

    When the flights from all airports in a city are combined, London is by far the busiest aviation centre in the world.

    Only London, Tokyo and New York have two airports in the top 30 worldwide.

    Combining New York's JFK (30 Million) and Newark (29 Million) still does not reach the same level as London Heathrow. Despite being the major international gateway for Japan, Tokyo Narita (29 Million) is overshadowed by the mainly domestic Haneda (61 Million). This puts Tokyo on a relatively even keel with Heathrow (63 Million) and Gatwick (30 Million).

    When Stansted (19 Million), Luton (6.5 Million), and London City (1.5 Million) are added on top, London handles a total of almost 120 million passengers annually.

    Source: World airports Council , BAA, Luton Airport, London City Airport

    Source(s): flightmapping.com
  • 4 years ago

    Taken literally as the airport which takes up the most land mass, this is the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It takes up some 81 square miles - an area larger than many cities.

  • 1 decade ago

    Oh, this is an easy one, the largest airport in the world is located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Its called the King Khalid International Airport.

    The largest one in the U.S. is Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson, its also the busiest one in the world.

  • 1 decade ago

    largest airport in the world is in Saudi Arabia, longest runway is the shuttle landing facility, followed by runways at a high altitude (cause planes need more room to land). the largest airport in the US is atlanta hartsfield, followed by chicago ohare. jfk is next i believe, followed by los angeles and san francisco, then orlando.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I hate to reference wilkepedia, as it is not known for its accuracy and scholarly reviews, but they do have a list.. Go to wilkepedia.org/wiki/list_of_longest_runways.

    Denver is the longest active runway in the united states, but is only fifth in the world.. Edwards AFB is the longest and widest in the world, but is really a dry lake and not really a runway as such. Wilkepedia says Nellis AFB in Nevada is closed, before that it was the longest, just barely beating out the one in china.

    that is list_of_longest_runways

  • 3 years ago

    Asian airports now all very large , Beijing Capital , Shanghai etc

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    largest is somewhere in gulf

    king khalid int airport

    but busiest is atlanta followed by heathrow

  • 1 decade ago

    The NASA landing site in Mojave desert., next also would be the landing site near Ormond Beach, FL.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think its Heathrow Airport , in London,UK.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think Denver has the largest

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