What are the biggest airports in the world? Keep reading Insider Monkey’s latest article for the answers. From a luxurious rarity to weapons, from a convenient means of transportation to a necessity, aircraft are now something we take for granted, something that a century ago was taking its first steps; or should I say first flights? The fact is that flying has become a business, and a very big one. Airplanes, airlines and airports are essential to travel, commerce and industry; it is not only the pleasure of flying that aircraft were intended for. Though flying has turned into an aspect of everyday life and is mostly affordable for a big part of the world’s population, it is still rather expensive to get to some places. In fact, a common way of listing these facilities is to take into account passenger traffic and thus determine how busy that airport is. The total passengers are calculated by adding the passengers enplaned, the passengers deplaned and the direct-transit passengers. Though we did not rank airports by this means, we did include the figures for total passengers in the countdown just to illustrate the relationship between area and traffic.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the biggest airports in the world from their list.
The first one is Cairo International Airport, (Cairo, Egypt) its area is 2550 ha. The number of total passengers is 14,711,500. The next airport on our short list should be O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. Its area is 2610 ha. The number of total passengers is 39,995,410. At last, but not least let’s check out the numbers of Don Mueang International Airport, Khet Don Mueang, Bankok, Thailand. Its area is 2980 ha. The number of total passengers is 16,479,227. For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 10 biggest airports in the world.