Top 10 Largest Airport in the World
The airport is one of the main gate trips to be able to leave from one country to another. The travel infrastructure was built with a large and luxurious capacity to be able to accommodate tens of thousands of people and provide safe and super comfortable facilities.
The airport includes several types of departure terminals. Starting from domestic departures to international.
Unlike terminals and stations, the airport area can even reach tens of times than the two. That is because airport infrastructure includes flight hubs, runways, and other facilities.
Here are 10 of the best airports in the world throughout 2021:
1. King Fahd International Airport
(DMM) King Fahd International Airport is the world’s largest airport in the world with an area of 776 square kilometers. The airport is also known as Dammam Airport and has been operating since 1999. This airport is the main hub for Saudia Arabian Airlines, Flynas Saudguld Airlines, and Aramco Aviation. Dammam airport has two runways and three terminals, namely six-storey main terminals specifically for international and domestic flights, Aramco terminal, which serves private airlines operated by Saudi Aramco. Furthermore, the Royal Terminal specifically serves the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, official guests, and government officials.
2. Denver International Airport (DEN)
Denver International Airport is the second largest airport in the world and the world’s widest in the United States, with an area of 135.7 square kilometers. The airport has been operating since 1995 and is the main flight hub for United Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and Southwest Airlines (LUV). Denver Airport only has one terminal connected to various types of international and domestic flights. The airport also has six runways.
3. Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport has officially operated since 1974. The airport is the main flight center for American Airlines A1G (AAL) airlines. Dallas Airport has five terminals in it. Terminal A is used for specialized airline American Airlines A1G (AAL) airlines. While Terminal B, C, D, and E are used to serve international and domestic flights. In addition, there are 7 runways owned by this airport. DWF Airport is also the only airport in the world with four paved runways that can be used for more than 4,000 meters.
4. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Washington Dulles International Airport, usually known as Dulles International Airport, has an area of 52.6 square kilometers. The airport has been operating since 1962 and is the first hub of the United Airlines airline. Dulles Airport has four runways and three terminals, namely the main terminal for international flights and the remaining two terminals for domestic.
5. Orlando International Airport (MCO)
Orlando International Airport has an area of 50.9 square kilometers and was established in 1981. Orlando Airport is a major flight hub for JetBlue (JBLU) airlines, Southwest Airlines (LUV), and Spirit Airlines (S64) (Save). Orlando Airport has the main terminal, which is divided into two terminals, A and B. Each is connected to two airside terminals, which operate international and domestic flights. The airport has four runways.
6. Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX)
Daxing Beijing Airport is in 6th on the list of the largest airports in the world, with an area of 47 square kilometers. The airport opened in 2019 and has been the main flight center for three major airlines, namely Air China, China Southern Airlines (ZNH), and China Eastern Airlines (CEA) (CEA). Daxing airport only has one terminal. However, this terminal is the largest single building terminal in the world, has five concourses, and looks like a sea star from the sky. The airport with buildings resembles a “sea star” has four runways.
7. Airport between Benua George Bush (IAH)
The 40.5-kilometer airport was originally named “Airport between Houston” and was opened in 1969. The airport between Benua George Bush currently serves as the second-largest flight hub for United Airlines airlines. George Bush Airport has five terminals. Terminal A, B, C, D, and E serve domestic and international operations. The airport has five runways. 8. Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) Pudong Shanghai International Airport has an area of 39.1 square kilometers and has been operating since 1969. Interlude airport George Bush currently functions as the second-largest flight hub for United Airlines airlines. George Bush Airport has five terminals. Terminal A, B, C, D, and E serve domestic and international operations. The airport has five runways.
8. Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)
Shanghai Pudong International Airport has an area of 39.1 square kilometers and has been operating since 1999. Shanghai Pudong Airport is the main flight center for Shanghai Airlines and China Eastern Airlines (CAI) (CEA) airlines. Pudong Airport has two main passenger terminals. Terminal 1 and terminal 2 operate domestic and international flights. The third terminal has been planned since 2015, in addition to the satellite terminal and two additional runways. Pudong Airport currently has four runways.
9. Cairo International Airport (CAI)
Cairo International Airport has an area of 36.3 square kilometers and began its activities in 1945. The airport located in Heliopolis is the busiest airport in Egypt and the main hub for EGYPT water and Nile Air. Cairo International Airport has four terminals. The three main terminals serve international and domestic flights. In 2011, a new terminal called a seasonal flight terminal (SFT) began operating. The main goal of the SFT terminal is to ease the operating burden at the existing terminal during the Hajj season. The airport has two runways.
10. Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK)
Suvarnabhumi International Airport is known as the largest international airport in the Southeast Asia region. The airport has an area of 32.4 square kilometers. After operating in 2006, the airport is currently the main hub for Thai Airways, Thai Smile, Bangkok Airways, and Thai Vietjet. Suvarnabhumi has three main terminals. Terminal 1 and terminal 2 handle international flights, while terminal 3 only serves domestic operations. The airport has two parallel runways.
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