10 Biggest Airports in the World, Is There Indonesia?


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Airports are an important part of the development of all sectors, including tourism in a country. Here is a list of the largest airports in the world.

Various concepts are presented by countries in the world to beautify the appearance of their airports. Of course, because the airport will be the entry gate for foreign tourists and the hope is that the airport will provide an overview of the situation in that country.

Well, besides being magnificent, the airport is also an attraction for the world, especially tourists. Here, the list of the largest airports in the world that you need to know. But unfortunately, there is no Indonesia in the top 10 list.

1. King Fahd International Airport (DMM) – Dammam, Saudi Arabia

King Fahd International Airport is the largest airport in the world. It covers nearly 300 square miles. This airport was once a former US air base.

As reported by the World Population Review, the airport has mosque facilities that can accommodate up to two thousand worshipers as well as a greenhouse to supply green plants there.

Despite its large size, the airport only accommodates around 9.7 million passengers annually. King Fahd International Airport is also the third busiest airport in Saudi Arabia. The busiest airport is King Abdulaziz International Airport which accommodates 41 million passengers mostly to Mecca for pilgrimage.

2. Denver International Airport (DEN) – Denver, Colorado, USA

Denver International Airport Photo: Getty Images/ivanastar

Denver was first opened in 1995 and occupies the area of ​​Colorado, USA. The airport footprint reaches 135.7 sq km. This places the airport as the largest airport in North America. As reported by The Daily Star, Denver is in the ranks of the 20 busiest airports in the world every year since 2000.

3. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) – Dallas, Texas, USA

DFW Airport began operating in 1973. Its size is ‘only’ half of Denver Airport, which is 69.63 sq km. However, this airport is considered a super busy airport.

Reporting from the Airports Council International page, DFW Airport occupies the second place as the busiest airport in the world with 62.5 million passengers in 2021.

4. Orlando International Airport (MCO) – Orlando, Florida, USA

Orlando International Airport is the main airport in Florida, USA. The airport opened in 1981 on an area of ​​69.63 sq km. Before using its current name, the airport used to be McCoy Air Force Base.

In 2021, the airport will be the seventh busiest airport in the world and will serve about 40.3 million passengers.

5. Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) – Washington DC, USA

The airport is named after the 52nd US secretary of state John Foster Dulles. He worked under President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The airport is located on the north side of Virginia, Washington DC, USA.

Built on a 52.6 sq km site, the airport opened in 1962.

6. Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) – Beijing, China

The airport in Beijing is like a spaceship.  This is how it looks like.The airport in Beijing is like a spaceship. This is how it looks like. Photo: Courtesy/xinhuanet.

Beijing Airport occupies the border of the Chinese capital and Langfang, Hebei Province. This airport has the nickname ‘The Starfish’. When viewed from above, the shape of the airport landscape does resemble a starfish.

The airport was designed by the late architect Zaha Hadid. Built for five years, the airport has a footprint of 47 sq km. Although it has only been operating for about three years, this airport is the largest in Asia. In 2020, Beijing Daxing International Airport won the title as the airport with the best cleanliness level in Asia Pacific.

Next there is the George Bush Intercontinental airport.




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