Ten airports in various world records.
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1. Busiest airport by aircraft traffic and passenger traffic: Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Georgia, USA.
Been busiest airport on the planet since 1998 due to being hub for Delta Airline and its partner and subsidiaries, which mainly serving domestic market. USA as a nation lack of high-speed railway and most populous high-income nation is a main factor of high airborne traffic.
by Peter Kaminski, https://goo.gl/eFRsLt
2. Largest airport terminal and highest international passenger traffic: Dubai International Airport, UAE
Located between Europe and Asia, it become tourists and bussines people choices as transit hub thru Emirates airline that makes this airport as its major hub. Dubai airport also took seriously when handling their high traffic passenger by making a largest airport terminal in the world that commisioned in 2008.
by Abhinav Gautam, https://goo.gl/ylDQXn
3. Busiest airport by cargo traffic: Hong Kong International Airport, HK SAR
Hong Kong lost to Singapore and China as busiest maritime port a long time ago. However, they’re still the busiest in air cargo—about 4,422,227 tonnes handled in 2015. Besides, this airport completes with Incheon and Changi as annual world best airport by Skytrax.
4. Largest airport by area: King Fahd International Airport, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Believe it or not, although the developed airport area is about 9,080 acres; the whole property as big as 192,000 acres, which is more than nine times of Manhattan. Talking about insanity.
by Tomey_Alqatri, https://goo.gl/5z83EA
5. Highest altitude airport: Daocheng Yading Airport, Tibet, China
Commissioned in September 2013 and immediately replacing Qamdo Bamda as new highest elevated airport in the world at 4,411 meter (14,472 feet). Its terminal looks like flying saucer by the way.
6. Lowest altitude airport: Bar Yehuda Airfield, Israel
Located next to dead sea means it is the lowest elevated airport on earth albeit it is more like an airstrip than fully facilitated airport.
by Yan Kamintzky, https://goo.gl/3jodAF
7. Tallest air traffic control (ATC) tower: Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok, Thailand
Start operating in 2005, Suvarnabumi replacing an aging Don Mueang as Thailand’s capital airport. Besides its modern design, the ATC tower height beaten its southern neighbor Kuala Lumpur International Airport ATC by only 2.2 meter (8 feet) at 132.2 meter (434 feet).
by Karl Baron, https://goo.gl/LIHouG
by Kojach, https://goo.gl/wq97xx
by Kurtis Garbutt, https://goo.gl/RxiYZz
8. Longest runway: Qamdo Bamda Airport, Tibet, China
Located at more than 14,000 feet above sea level, the thin atmosphere requires aircraft to have higher takeoff speed for sufficient lift force. That’s why the 5,500 meter (18,045 ft) long runaway is necessary, which is the longest runaway in the world by the way.
9. Shortest runway: Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport, Saba Island,
Located in volcanic carribean island, flat terrain is very limited. Hence an extreme 400 meter (1,312 ft) runaway with sea at both end of track. Doesn’t really matter though because STOL class airplanes and helicopters would be suffice for serving remote island for tourism industry.
by Pat Hawks, https://goo.gl/olJ5UB
by Masahiro TAKAGI, https://goo.gl/icjZxj
10. Oldest continuous operating airport: College Park Airport, Maryland, USA
Operated in August 1909 and recognized as the longest and oldest continuing operated airport in the world. Heck, earliest historic aviation happens here. It also function as aviation museum.
by vtavgjoe, https://goo.gl/s18FAI
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