People often say that an airport is the most important part of a city's or country's first impression. And the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka, which was built around 40 years ago and is often in the news for being poorly run, does not do justice to the capital city of Bangladesh in the 21st century.
But Terminal 3, which is still being built, will give HSIA a much-needed facelift. It will have 115 check-in counters, 64 departure, as many arrival immigration desks, 12 boarding bridges, a 5.42 lakh square meter apron for 37 aircraft, and more.
The 10 Largest Airports in the World in Terms of Land Area
10. Suvarnabhumi Airport
Bangkok Airport is another name for Suvarnabhumi Airport. It is one of Southeast Asia's biggest international airports and a region's air travel hub. It is a very important airport in Thailand. It opened in 2006 and is about 32 square kilometers in size.
9. Cairo International Airport
Cairo International Airport is Egypt's main airport and the country's busiest airport. It has been open since 1963 and is Africa's second-busiest airport. It takes up an area of about 37 square km.
8. Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Pudong is one of Shanghai, China's two international airports. It opened in 1999 and is 40 square km in size. Pudong Airport is a hub for both people and goods that is growing quickly. The airport has the third most cargo traffic in the world.
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7. George Bush Intercontinental Airport
It used to be called Houston Intercontinental Airport, but in 1997, it was renamed after the 41st President of the United States, George HW Bush. It opened in 1969 and is 23 miles north of the center of Houston, Texas, USA. The airport is 44.5 square kilometers in size.
6. Beijing Daxing International Airport
The Beijing Daxing International Airport is on the border between the Chinese capital and Langfang, which is in the province of Hebei. It is also known as “The Starfish.”
It has been running since 2019 and covers an area of 47 square km. It is the biggest airport in Asia right now. It won the award for being the cleanest airport in the Asia-Pacific area in 2020.
5. Washington Dulles International Airport
Washington Dulles International Airport, or just Dulles International Airport, is on the northern Virginia side of Washington, DC, in the United States.
The airport takes up an area of 52,6 square km. The airport opened for business in 1962. It is named after the 52nd US Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles.
4. Orlando International Airport
Orlando International Airport is a big public airport in the US state of Florida. It has been open since 1981 and covers an area of 69.63 square km.
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It had 50,613,072 passengers in 2019, which made it the busiest airport in the state and the 10th busiest airport in the U.S. It was called McCoy Air Force Base in the past.
3. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, also called DFW Airport, is the main international airport in the US state of Texas that serves the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
It covers 69.63 square kilometers. It began doing business in 1973. In 2020, it was the third-busiest airport in the world in terms of the number of flights and the fourth-busiest in terms of the number of passengers.
2. Denver International Airport
Locals call Denver International Airport “DIA.” It opened in 1995. It is in the US state of Colorado. It covers about 135.7 square kilometers, making it the largest airport in North America and the second largest airport worldwide. Since 2000, DIA has always been one of the top 20 busiest airports in the world.
1. King Fahd International Airport
King Fahd International Airport, also called Dammam International Airport, is the world's biggest airport in terms of land area. The airport in Saudi Arabia covers 776 square kilometers. It is one of the three main international airports in the Kingdom.
It serves the whole Eastern Province. It is named for King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, who was in charge when it was built and opened. In 1999, it opened.