The World’s Largest Airport

Wednesday, 13th December 2006 by

Continuing this week’s semi-theme of very large things, we present the world’s largest airport near Dammam, Saudi Arabia!

Although it’s nowhere near what I’d expect from such a grand title. Compare its tiny, empty terminal to the bustling Heathrow airport and you’d be forgiven for thinking I was making it all up.

You see, King Fahd International is the world’s largest airport by area, and at 780 km² it is bigger than the nearby country of Bahrain. There’s 698,585 people in Bahrain and they’ve still got three airports!

Wikipedia for King Fahd.