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Top 10 largest airports in US

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Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Michigan

Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) covers 19.6km², featuring six runways and two terminals. It was originally constructed in 1929 on 2.6km² of land bought by Michigan’s Wayne County, which still owns the airport.

John F Kennedy International Airport,  New York

The airport has six terminals with 128 operational gates, four runways and four helipads. It handled 59 million passengers and saw 446,459 aircraft movements in 2017, which makes it the 27th busiest airport in the world.

San Francisco International Airport, California

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) covering 21.07km². The airport handled more than 55 million passengers in 2017, making it the 24th busiest in the world.

O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois

O’Hare International Airport (ORD) spans 30.86km² in the north-west metropolitan area of Chicago. It is the busiest airport on this list and sixth busiest in the world, handling 79 million passengers and experiencing 867,049 aircraft movements in 2017.

Salt Lake City International Airport, Utah

Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) covers 31.16km², featuring three terminals, four runways and three helipads. The International Terminal offers US customs facilities for schedul

George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) serves as the second largest hub for United Airlines in the country after Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.  IAH served more than 40 million passengers in 2017, with 450,383 aircraft movements.

Washington Dulles International Airport, Washington DC

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) covers 52.6km², 26 miles west of Washington DC. Despite being one of the largest airports in the world, the facility handled approximately 22 million passengers in 2017, making it the 29th busiest in North America.

Orlando International Airport, Florida

Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the third largest in North America, spanning 53.83km², which includes four runways and a main terminal building with four airside concourses.

Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport, Texas

Covering 69.63km² between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth in Texas, US, Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has five terminal buildings with 165 gates in total. The airport is the 12th busiest in the world, serving 67 million passengers in 2017.

Denver International Airport, Colorado

Denver International Airport (DIA) is the largest airport in the US, spanning 135.69km². Despite its size, it handled 61.4 million passengers, making it the fifth busiest in the continent. The airport has six runways that are spaced 4,200ft apart, and the 16,000ft 16R/34L runway is the longest in the US available for public use.

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