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Top 10 Biggest Airports in the World as of 2024 (February 12)

IATA (International Air Transport Authority) has recently forecasted a staggering 8.2 billion air travelers in 2037 even if the industry is the biggest Airports facing difficulties with huge set back due to the novel coronavirus pandemic situation. There are many biggest airports in the world that will definitely surprise you with their postal codes like hotels, restaurants spas, and mail. Nowadays airports around the world are a lot more than just catch flights. 

If you are a frequent traveler then you may notice such never-ending escalators and also about the hallways at airports and also to reach the gate bin at such airports that are seeming like a herculean task. 

Here is the list of the Top 10 Biggest Airports in the World: 

Biggest Airports in the World

10. Suvarnabhunmi Airport (BKK) 

Area: 32.4 km2 (12.51 mi2) 

This airport is additionally recognized as the Bangkok airport and is also one of the largest airports in Southeast Asia, covering an area of 8,000 acres. With an average of 63 million passengers served annually, the airport was inaugurated in 2006. The construction of the airport took approximately $5 billion, encompassing two runways capable of accommodating 64 flights per hour.

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9. Cairo International Airport(CAI) 

Area: 36.3 km2 (14 mi2) 

This airport is the world’s ninth-largest and also the only African airport. It is situated in Heliopolis, Egypt, and has the capacity to handle 15 million passengers each year in 2017. It is spread across 37 square kilometers in Heliopolis. Now it served as the base of the US Air Force until 18963.

shanghai pudong airport at night Top 10 Biggest Airports in the World as of 2024 (February 12)

8. Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG

Area: 39.9 km2 (15.4 mi2) 

This is mainly the world’s eighth-largest airport and also the second-biggest in China. It has an area of 10,000 acres and also has been served 74 million passengers in 2018. In China, it has such largest mainland. This airport is 15.4 sq miles. 

7. George Bush International Air[port (IAH) 

Area: 44.5 km2 (17.19 mi2) 

This airport is mainly located in Houston, Texas that has been spread areas 10,000 acres. This airport is smaller in size in comparison with Washington Dulles International Airport. It can handle 45 million passengers that are just double the passenger traffic. This airport is 17.19 sq miles. 

6. Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) 

Area: 46.6 km2 (18 mi2) 

This world’s largest airport. The construction takes $11 billion, Beijing Daxing International Airport for the terminus building spread across a mind-boggling 7.5  million sq. ft. Totally, the airport land area is approximately 18 square miles. There are also several solar panels with water management systems, and also has been wasting heat recovery systems have been installed in the airport. It is estimated that by 2040 this airport become one of the busiest airports with more than 100 million passengers. 

Washington Dulles International Airport at Dusk Top 10 Biggest Airports in the World as of 2024 (February 12)

5. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) 

Area: 48.6 km2 (18.75 mi2) 

This airport is mainly the sixth biggest and one of the largest airports in the US. It has been built in Fairfax and Loudoun Countries in Virginia. It spread across 13,000 acres.  The name of the airport has been fixed after John Foster Dulles, 52nd US Secretary of State. It can serve around 24 million travelers a year. This airport is 18.75 sq miles 

4. Orlando International Airport 

Area: 53.8 km2 (20.78 mi2) 

This airport is situated in Orlando which is mainly the home of Disney World got a footfall of around 58 million visitors every year also many of these visitors come by flight. The airport is 20.78 sq miles. 

It seems that the airport has been planned for 40 years ago by covering  60 square kilometers. This airport approximately has been served over 50 million passengers in 2019. 

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3. Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport(DFW) 

Area: 69.6 km2 (26.88 mi2) 

This airport ranks fourth on our list with its own Zip code. This airport is spread around 26.88 square miles. It also has served more than 260 destinations. 

2. Denver International Airport(DEN) 

Area: 135.7 km2 (53.09 mi2) 

This is the world’s third-biggest as well as the biggest airport in the US. It has been spread along 53.09  square miles. It is also one of the largest employers in Colorado with more than 52,000 staff. 

This airport has mainly 23 airline companies with such flights over more than 215 destinations. In  2019, this airport serves more than 69 million travelers. 

King Fahd Top 10 Biggest Airports in the World as of 2024 (February 12)

1. King Fahd International Airport(DMM) 

Area: 776 km2 (299.61 mi2) 

It is mainly the world’s second-largest airport located in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. It seems that the terminal area has been made up of over 3.5 million sq. ft with a total area of 776 sq. kilometers.  It also can handle m approximately  12 million travelers each year. 

There is a Mosque that can accommodate over 2000 worshippers at the time. There are also other luxurious amenities available containing a Hilton Hotel inside the grounds. 

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  1. World’s Biggest Airport?

    King Fahd International Airport(DMM) 

  2. Where can I find more information about the top biggest airports in the world?

    More information about the top biggest airports in the world can be found through aviation industry publications, airport websites, travel websites, and reports from organizations such as Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).


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