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15 mega-airport projects in the world

Last updated on: August 7, 2012 08:39 IST

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Some countries spend billions of dollars on constructing mega airports.

Let's take a look at some of these projects.

Source: Wikipedia

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Image: A Swiss airline plane takes-off from Zurich airport.
Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

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Kansai International Airport

Location: Japan

Cost: $20 billion

Global rank: 1

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Image: A view of Kansai International Airport in Osaka.
Photographs: Kimimasa Mayama/Reuters

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Hong Kong International Airport

Location: Hong Kong

Cost: $20 billion

Global rank: 2

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Image: A traveller at Hong Kong International Airport.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters
Tags: Hong Kong

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Al Maktoum International Airport

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Cost: $10 billion

Global rank: 3

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Image: A welcome ceremony for a cargo plane at Dubai World Central-Al Maktoum International Airport.
Photographs: Handout/Reuters

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King Abdulaziz International Airport

Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Cost: $7.2 billion

Global rank: 4

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Image: A view of King Abdullah City near Jeddah.
Photographs: Susan Baaghil/Reuters

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Abu Dhabi International Airport

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Cost: $6.8 billion

Global rank: 5

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Image: A view of Abu Dhabi skyline.
Photographs: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

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Denver International Airport

Location: Denver, United States

Cost: $4.8 billion

Global rank: 6

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Image: Passengers wait in security lines at the Denver International Airport.
Photographs: Nathan Armes/Reuters

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New Lisbon Airport

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Cost: $4.5 billion (estimated)

Global rank: 7

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Image: A passenger walks at the airport terminal in Lisbon.
Photographs: Hugo Correia/Reuters

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Barcelona International Airport

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Cost: $4 billion (estimated)

Global rank: 8

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Image: Tourists line up to board the city tour bus at Plaza Catalunya in central Barcelona.
Photographs: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

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Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport

Location: Berlin, Germany

Cost: $4 billion (estimated)

Global rank: 9

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Image: Workers at the terminal building of the Berlin-Brandenburg Airport outside Berlin.
Photographs: Thomas Peter/Reuters

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Suvarnabhumi Airport

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Cost: $3.8 billion (estimated)

Global rank: 10

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Image: A view of Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport.
Photographs: Darren Whiteside/Reuters
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Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Cost: $3.5 billion (estimated)

Global rank: 11

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Image: Lawrence Jones, four, plays cards with his mother Susan Hourihan and brother Harvey as they wait for their flight to London, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters

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Athens International Airport

Location: Athens, Greece

Cost: $3 billion

Global rank: 12

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Image: Passengers at Athens' International Airport.
Photographs: Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters

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Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

Location: Guangzhou, China

Cost: $3 billion

Global rank: 13

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Image: A man walks past a reflection of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport's passenger terminal.
Photographs: Kin Cheung/Reuters

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Incheon International Airport

Location: Incheon, South Korea

Cost: $2.6 billion

Global rank: 14

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Image: Korean Air's airplanes are seen at Incheon International airport.
Photographs: Choi Bu-Seok/Reuters

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King Shaka International Airport

Location: Durban, South Africa

Cost: $1 billion

Global rank: 15


Image: A knee boarder catches a wave on Durban's beach front.
Photographs: Rogan Ward/Reuters

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