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The 10 largest airports in the world

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With the number of passengers steadily increasing each year, airports are booming. Here are the 10 largest airports in the world.

With increasingly attractive prices, the plane is a means of transport that is democratizing and becoming more affordable. Making travel easier while saving passengers considerable time, airports have also followed the trend. Besides, some are even real cities… in the city. Luxury and duty free shops, shopping centers, restaurants, hotels… All of them offer more and more advanced services where the traveler can find what he wants, and when he wants.

But what are the biggest airports in the world? The answer here with this ranking of the 10 largest airports in the world!

Atlanta H.-Jackson International Airport in Georgia ( United States )

jackson international airport
jackson international airport

Some people mistakenly think that JFK International Airport in New York is the largest in the United States. It is certainly the most emblematic and the best known internationally, but it is indeed the Atlanta H.-Jackson Airport that holds the American and even world record. It is the largest airport in the world, which absorbs more than 100 million passengers each year from and to the United States.

It is not, however, the largest airport in the world in terms of surface area. This title goes to King Fahd International Airport and Saudi Arabia. The latter, with 78,000 hectares in area, is the largest on the whole planet.

Beijing Capital International Airport ( China )

Beijing Capital International Airport
Beijing Capital International Airport

The second largest airport in the world in terms of attendance is none other than Beijing Capital in China. Every year, it receives nearly 96 million passengers from and to China.

However in terms of size, it is dethroned by Denver International Airport in the United States which, with an area of ​​almost 14,000 hectares, is the second largest in terms of size.

Dubai International Airport ( United Arab Emirates )

Dubai Airport
Dubai Airport

Third in this ranking of the 10 largest airports in the world, that of Dubai absorbs a trifle of nearly 89 million passengers each year.

Again, it is only the third largest airport in terms of passenger traffic. In terms of area, it takes thousands of kilometers to find Dallas / Forth Worth International Airport in the United States, which with 7,800 hectares is the third largest in the world.

Tokyo-Haneda International Airport ( Japan )

Haneda International Airport
Haneda International Airport

Tokyo is home to the fourth airport on the planet in terms of passenger flow. This is due to the fact that every year no less than 86 million travelers pass through it.

However, it is the international airport of Shanghai – Pudong in China which holds the palm of the fourth largest airport with an insolent area of ​​3,350 hectares, that is to say almost the size of a village


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Los Angeles International Airport ( United States )

Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles International Airport

Los Angeles International Airport is the second largest airport in the United States with an absorption rate of nearly 85 million passengers per year.

However, it ranks far behind when it comes to comparing the size of the infrastructure, since in fifth place is the Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle international airport which has an area of ​​3,200 hectares.

Chicago O’Hare International Airport ( United States )

Chicago OHare international Airport
Chicago OHare international Airport

Chicago is home to the sixth largest airport in the world in terms of passenger flow with more than 80 million annual travelers.

However, it is dethroned from its sixth place when it comes to comparing the area of ​​the building. The Adolfo-Suárez Madrid-Barajas International Airport in Spain takes sixth place with an area of ​​3,050 hectares.

London Heathrow International Airport ( Great Britain )

London Heathrow airport
London Heathrow airport

Great Britain is a land of immigration and tourism. So it makes perfect sense that Her Majesty’s Kingdom is home to the seventh most important airport in the world. That of London-Heathrow. It receives an average of 79 million passengers each year.

However, in terms of size it is the Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Thailand which with 2,800 hectares ranks seventh among the largest airports in the world.

Hong Kong International Airport ( China )

Hong Kong International airport
Hong Kong International airport

With a flow of almost 73 million passengers each year, Hong Kong International Airport in China is the eighth largest in the world.

However, in terms of size, in eighth place is indeed the Chicago O’Hare International Airport in the United States.

Shanghai – Pudong International Airport ( China )

shanghai international airport
shanghai international airport

Shanghai – Pudong Airport captures an influx of nearly 73 million humans every year. Which makes it the ninth largest airport in the world.

However, it does not retain its title when it comes to making an area comparison on the ground. Cairo airport in Egypt dethrones it with 2,550 hectares in area in ninth place among the largest airports in the world.

Paris-Charles de Gaulle International Airport ( France )

Charles de Gaulle international airport
Charles de Gaulle international airport

Despite being the fifth largest airport in the world in terms of area with 3,200 hectares, Paris-Charles de Gaulle International Airport is only tenth when it comes to comparing passenger flows. It receives only 70 million travelers each year.

It is still the largest airport in France and even in Europe. Its runner-up is none other than the Spanish airport of Adolfo-Suárez de Madrid-Barajas .

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