10 Biggest Airports In The United State

Himanshi singh       May 19, 2020

#Denver International Airport (DEN), Colorado - 135.7 Sq. Km

       Denver is by far the largest airport in the US, sprawling across 33,917 acres of land, which is over twice the size of the runner-up. DEN is the second-biggest airport in the world, although 6-times smaller than the world's largest, King Fahd Airport in Saudia Arabia 

#Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Texas - 69.63 Sq. Km

       DFW is the central hub for American Airlines, connecting to 260 destinations, including over 35 different countries around the globe. It is under half the size of the largest airport in the US but the fourth-busiest. With an average traffic of 70 million passengers a year, DFW ranks the 12th busiest worldwide.  

#Orlando International Airport (MCO), Orlando, FL - 54 Sq. Km

    The former Strategic Air Command installation known as McCoy Air Force Base from 1942 is the third largest airport in the US, designated MCO. The airbase closed after the Vietnam War in 1975 and was converted for civil use the following year, making the airport in its 40s today. 

#Dulles International Airport (IAD), Near Washington, DC - 52.6 Sq. Km

    "Dulles" is the fourth-largest airport in the States, only marginally smaller than MCO's. The airport was named to honor the 52nd US Secretary of State during Eisenhower's presidency, John Foster Dulles 

#George Bush Intercontinental (IAH), Houston, TX - 40.5 Sq. Km

    IAH, formerly known as Houston Intercontinental Airport, was renamed in 1997 to honor US President George H. W. Bush. The 10,000-acre airport is smaller than Dulles but with over-double traffic. It handles an average of 45 million  

#Salt Lake City International (SLC), Salt Lake City, Utah - 31.1 Sq. Km

   Salt Lake City International Airport is renowned for time management and punctuality. It ranked first in 2017 for on-time departures and arrivals, as well as the fewest flight cancellations. The sixth largest US airport ferries around 24 million people a year.   

#O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Chicago, IL - 30.9 Sq. Km

   ORD is the first major airport planned post World War II and is the United Airlines and American Airlines' major hub. It has an average traffic of 80 million passengers annually and was "the busiest" in the US from 1963 to 1998.  .   

#San Francisco International Airport (SFO), California - 21.07 Sq. Km

   California's principal airport, SFO, is the largest of the four airports serving the Bay Area, chiefly connecting passengers to Europe, Asia, and Australia. The busy airport in San Mateo County, some 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco, handles heavy foot traffic of about 55 million passengers annually.   

#John F Kennedy Airport (JFK), New York - 21 Sq. Km

   The 9th biggest US airport is New York City's famed "JFK." It spreads for 21 square kilometers with eight terminals in a high-traffic Jamaica neighborhood of Queens. The busy airport, with un-proportionate traffic of 60 million travelers on average each year, plans to upgrade and expand soon. 

#Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), Michigan - 19.6 Sq. Km

Originally constructed in 1929 on a 2.6 sq. km piece of land, DTW expanded to complete the list at 19.6 sq. km in breadth. The 10th largest US airport is set just outside of Detroit with six runways and two terminals. It trafficked over 34 million passengers in 2017 

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