What is the largest airport in terms of:

  1. Size of developed area?
  2. Size of all terminal area?
  3. Total number of gates?
  4. Total number of gates + remote stands?

2 Answers 2

  1. According to InsiderMonkey DFW (Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport) is the largest at 4360 hectares.
  2. According to Wikipedia DXB (Dubai International Airport) has the largest terminal in terms of floorspace at 1,713,000 m2 (18,440,000 sq ft) with a volume of approximately 10.0 million m³ (360 million cu ft)
  3. According to this forum ATL (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport) has 206 gates
  4. Can't find this one
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    $\begingroup$ Depending on how you define "developed area", Edwards Air Force Base could surpass DFW. It's got a lot of runways, and some of them are rather large (eg. 17/35 is about 400 hectares for the runway surface alone). $\endgroup$
    – Mark
    Commented Apr 11, 2015 at 23:56
  • $\begingroup$ In addition to its massive number of gates, ATL is also the world's largest by passenger throughput and by flight operations. $\endgroup$
    – reirab
    Commented Apr 14, 2015 at 4:05
  • $\begingroup$ @Mark - "developed area" of Edwards typically does not include the dry lakebeds and their runways (which are marked more for convenience than anything; Edwards is the primary government test-flight facility in part because the lakebed is flat enough to land practically anywhere). Being fair to commercial installations, areas of the base that don't have a counterpart on commercial installations, such as barracks/base housing, should be excluded as well. That dramatically reduces Edwards' "developed size". $\endgroup$
    – KeithS
    Commented Jul 10, 2015 at 18:59

I nominate Davis Monthan Air Force Base as the winner in category 4. Not for the number of gates, it is the number of remote stands that does it.

  • $\begingroup$ In English for us Americanian types. $\endgroup$
    – FreeMan
    Commented Apr 11, 2015 at 18:02
  • $\begingroup$ most of those planes looks half demoed $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 11, 2015 at 20:07
  • $\begingroup$ @ratchetfreak they are... $\endgroup$
    – DeltaLima
    Commented Apr 11, 2015 at 22:52
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    $\begingroup$ the boneyard counts as a bunch of remote stands? that's like saying a cemetery counts as housing. $\endgroup$
    – Erich
    Commented Apr 12, 2015 at 11:10

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