This article will bring you to the list of the biggest airports in the world. Insider Monkey has recently published an arresting article about it. Their list is basically populated by the busiest international airports in the world. When it comes to airports, the more traffic it gets determines how important it is and how big of an impact it has rather than the land it covers. It has hardly been a little more than a century since the Wright brothers first took to the air, and air travel has become cheaper, safer and even faster than ever before. Many people travel around the world, some for business and some for pleasure, meaning airports have become an integral part of our modern lifestyle.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the biggest airports in the world from their list.
The first one is Denver International Airport. Denver International Airport served over 58 million people last year. However, Denver International Airport is not the busiest airport in the United States nor the last U.S. airport to be featured on the list either. However, it is the largest airport by land area in the U.S. Denver International Airport covers over 33,531 acres (52.4 sq mi) of land and cost almost $5 billion dollars to build. It was originally commissioned for much less money and there are many conspiracy theories surrounding the unique airport. The second airport on our list now should be John F. Kennedy International Airport. John F. Kennedy International Airport the primary civil aviation airport serving New York City. To be honest, one would imagine that JFK airport would rank much higher on the list given that it serves one of the biggest cities in the world. Regardless, the airport welcomes flights from all corners of the world, every day. The data indicates that JFK airport served just a little bit under 59 million people last year. At last, but not least we are mentioning Istanbul Atatürk Airport. When an airport serves over 60 million people in a single year, then that is saying something. The Istanbul Atatürk Airport is the main international airport serving Istanbul and it is also the biggest airport in Turkey by the number of passengers – no wonder it made it into our list of biggest airports in the world.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 21 biggest airports in the world.