Naz asked in TravelAir Travel · 6 years ago

how long does it take to build an airport?

on average, how long do you think (or maybe know) it takes to build an airport? a good one, with a few terminals.

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  • OC1999
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    6 years ago
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    The actual construction of an airport could take 2-5+ years depending on the size. Where many airports build in stages, and may have the first terminal or two opened in 2-3 years.

    However, there could be 10-20 years of "red tape" before you even start construction.

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  • 6 years ago

    Australia just announced the construction of a second airport for Sydney and expect it to be operational in 2020 so 6 years.

    Of course it all depends on the situation. It is possible to build a runway capable of handing smaller jets quickly (the military often does it this way) and temporary buildings.

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