Note: Distance calculated as road distance.
Distance from CBD and Age of the World's Largest Airports
The older an airport is, the more likely it is to be located near the
center of the metropolitan area it serves. This relation is far from
being perfect because of the respective geographical differences
in the urban structure of metropolitan areas. Also, many older, close-in airports
have been replaced by suburban facilities. An extreme example is the
replacement of Stapleton Airport, just 8 kilometers from downtown Denver,
by the new Denver International, located 37 kilometers away.
The worst cases are Narita and Incheon airports, which respectively
service Tokyo and Seoul, but are 66 and 69 kilometers
away. There were simply no other suitable sites closer.