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The other day I read a post (and I republished it in CityLines Facebook page) about the largest airports in the world, it talked about the number of people passing through them each year. When I was reading I thought, well, actually I have not ever read about the size of the largest airports in the world, so I decided to measure them by myself, and I realized that it was pretty interesting.
I just took the Google Earth tool to define the limit of the airports by photo interpretation. Then I used the Esri free application for iPad to measure the airport polygons. I measured the airports that I supposed that were the biggest in every continent. Now, I am going to publish the largest airports in 4 different posts. The order of publication will be related with the continent of the airports:
(lately I have posted a resume about the efficiency of airports’ land use). So here you have the first part of the Airports serial, you can see their photo and size!
(notice that: you can see a video-resume of this info linking to this city-lines post)
Madrid Barajas International Airport (Spain): 3050 Ha
Barcelona El Prat International Airport (Spain): 950 Ha
London Heathrow International Airport (UK): 1215 Ha
Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (France): 3100 Ha
Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport (The Netherlands): 2380 Ha
Thanks to Erik Griswold who told me that I forgot “Polderbaan” airstrip (Runway 36L/18R). Map & size figure are corrected