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Who’s who of Airports

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Who's who of Airports

Every trip technically starts the moment you step in the airport, or precisely the hotels for airplanes as you would call in hospitality. With that start the long security check ups, sitting in waiting area or relaxing in airline lounge, checking surprisingly cheap items in duty free shops, or stuffing your stomach in those airport restros. But still it remains the only spot where we spend least of our times during trips, (if your itinerary doesn’t has a long layover) inspite of the large significance it has. Here we are with few facts, which will make you look these airports in altogether different way.

World’s Busiest Airport –It is the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport with 95.5 million passengers and 930,000 take offs and landings every year.

World’s emptiest International Airport – It is the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Sri Lanka. Inside the 12000 meter square terminal building you are bound to feel little lonely.

World’s Largest Airport – It is the King Fahd International Airport in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. It covers a whooping 192,000 acres of land, larger than country of Bahrain itself.

World’s Smallest Airport – It is the Rwanda Droneport. This is the Airport with flying drones. It is not meant for travelling passengers, but to create a network of medical supplies to remotest Africa.

Airport with Shortest Runway – It is the Juancho E. Yrausquin airport on Saba Island in the Caribbean. The runway is just 400 meters long, and ends from both ends into a cliff that meets sea.

Airport with Longest paved runway – It is the QamdoBamda Airport in China. It has runway of length closing to 3.4 miles.

World’s Lowest Positioned Airport – It is the Bar Yehuda Airfield which is close proximity to Dead Sea, located 1240 feet below sea level.

World’s Highest Airport – It is the DaochengYading Airport in China. At a height of14,472 feet, it is built to accommodate 280,000 passengers.

Airport with Largest Parking Lot – It is the Sea-Tac Airport in Seattle, United States. It can hold capacity of 13,000 vehicles.

World’s largest Airport Terminals – It is the Dubai International Airport. The terminals of this airport cover collective area close to 2 Million Square Feet.

World’s Most Beautiful Airport – It is the Incheon International Airport, Incheon, South Korea. It has got full 5 stars in ranking from Skytrax, and has Golf Course, spa, casino, indoor gardens.

World’s Cleanest Airport – It is the Haneda International Airport, Tokyo, Japan. It has held this reputation for many successive years.

Airport with Best Security – It is the Narita International Airport, Tokyo, Japan. It is the place where you can have complete peace of mind.

World’s Best Airport for Baggage Delivery – We all get nightmares of lost luggage in airports. But Kansai International Airport, Japan is the living legend of good baggage delivery.

Airport with Best Dining Experience – With one of the best in class dining scenes in outlets, Hong Kong International Airport reserves the top spot.

Airport with Best Shopping Scene – Once you step down at London’s Heathrow Airport, you don’t need to put on the shoes for shopping. It comes by default.

Airport with tallest Air Traffic Control Tower – It is the Suvarnabhumi International Airport at Bangkok, Thailand. The tower stands at 434 feet, and is a 40 storey skyscraper.

There is always a place called Airport!

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