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What/who Is Your Airport Named After?  
User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1446 posts, RR: 10
Posted (10 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13894 times:

Hi,

I was wondering about airport names. Any one you can think of. Like why is Milan airport named "Malpensa", or Stockholm "Arlanda".

for example,

Toronto Lester B. Pearson = named after our prime minister

Bucharest Otopeni = (Otopeni is the actual town where the airport is, on the outskirts of Bucharest)

please feel free to add as many as you want.

Thanks


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User currently offlineJeffDCA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13861 times:

Nottingham East Midlands Airport is named because it's in Nottingham...... despite being closer to Derby and having a Derby address.  Nuts

Cheers,

Jeff


User currently offlineMADtoCAE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13853 times:

MAD is named after the town of Barajas wich is right beside

User currently offlineHaveBlue From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2121 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13845 times:

I fly out of Daytona Beach Intl, which is obviously named for the city. But my most frequent destination for flight is Flagler County airport (X47) for lunch at Hijackers Cafe (no joke, and great food). Flagler airport is named for the county it resides in I am sure, but that in turn is named after Henry Flagler, the railroad magnate that pretty much single handedly opened up FL to tourism, created the FL East Coast railroad and developed south Fl into the towns we know them as now.


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User currently offlineLamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13840 times:

CCS Maiquetía Simón Bolívar: The Maiquetia were an Indian tribe who used to live on this coast. Simón Bolívar was the guy who kicked out the Spaniards 200 years ago. Pity we didn't do the same in Viasa.


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User currently offlineDens From Switzerland, joined Sep 2001, 309 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13817 times:

In Switzerland, all airport are named for the city it is located :

Geneva Cointrin airport is situaed in Cointrin
same for Berne Belp, Lugano-Agno.

ZRH unique airport is not situated in a city named Unique... I never understood why the name is "unique". Some years ago, the airport was named Zurich-Kloten.





User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 857 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13807 times:

Arlanda is named after the area location. Hopefully they re-name it Alfred Nobel Airport  Big thumbs up

Micke/SE



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User currently offlineRobsawatsky From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13812 times:

Well, YVR (Vancouver International Airport) is named after the namesake city of course, which is named after Capt. George Vancouver, the British explorer with the Dutch name.

Like many major airports, YVR is not actually located within the city limits of Vancouver, but in the City of Richmond just south of Vancouver across the north arm of the Fraser River on Sea Island.

Interestingly, George Vancouver is buried at St. Peter's Church in Richmond, England.


User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 43
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13803 times:

No surprises that Leeds/Bradford (LBA) is located between the two neighbouring cities, about 5 miles from Bradford and about 7 miles from Leeds. The airport is also sometimes referred to as Yeadon, especially by locals, as this is the town it is actually located in.


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User currently offlineLamedianaranja From Venezuela, joined Nov 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 20
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13802 times:

And AMS Schiphol: Ship's hole. Hole meaning a gap where ships disappear into. That whole area where the airport is nowadays used to be part of a dangerous sea suffering often from bad weather. So you might also say: ship's hell. And it hasn't changed much! Weather conditions at this airport are very often extremely bad.


I wish that all skies were orange and blue!!
User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13795 times:

- Alicante El Altet - the town next to the airport
- Barcelona El Prat - the town next to the airport
- San Sebastian Hondarribia - the town next to the airport
- Valencia Manises - the town next to the airport
(... not vey original up till now, is it?...)
- Malaga Pablo Ruiz Picasso - the artist we all know

- Brussels Zaventem - same story
- Istanbul Atatürk - named after the founder or modern Turkey
- Maastricht Aachen Airport, popularly known as Beek (yep, that´s right, the village next to it)
- Paris Charles de Gaulle - he was famous also
- Zurich Kloten - yes, the town...

and many, many more



User currently offlineMark8762 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13787 times:

I am from San Diego, KSAN, the airport is named after Charles Lindbergh (Lindbergh Field) as the Spirit of St Louis was built there by Ryan Aviation.

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13777 times:

Indianapolis International Airport...named after....well....Indianapolis  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1446 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13771 times:

what are these airports named after?

London Heathrow
London Gatwick
Prague Ruzyne (forgive me if I spelled it wrong. I'm doing this off the top of my head)
Budapest Ferihegy (forgive me if I spelled it wrong. I'm doing this off the top of my head)
Rome Fumicino (forgive me if I spelled it wrong. I'm doing this off the top of my head)




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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13761 times:

The nearest commerical airport to me is ISP, Long Island MacArthur Airport, named after Douglas MacArthur.
It is interesting that while MacArthur was one of America's greatest generals, ISP is one of the very few major public facilities or sites in the country to bear his name.



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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13757 times:

Indianapolis International Airport...named after....well....Indianapolis

Wasn't it originally Weir Cook?



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User currently offlineFinnWings From Finland, joined Oct 2003, 640 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13766 times:

Helsinki-Vantaa (HEL)... Vantaa is name of the city where the airport is located (some 19km from Helsinki downtown).

Best Regards,
FinnWings


User currently offlineCRWDude From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 13737 times:

CRW (Charleston, WV), formerly known as Kanawha Airport, was renamed Yeager Airport in October 1985 in honor of Brigadier General Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager. Yeager is a native of West Virginia and is best known for being the first pilot to fly faster than the speed of sound.

User currently offlineDeltaWings From Switzerland, joined Aug 2004, 1294 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 13731 times:

Dens: I think nowadays ZRH is just called Flughafen Zürich. They removed the Unique titles from the tower.

DeltaWings



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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 13728 times:

PROSA...if so i did not know that  Smile I have lived in Indy for only 3.5 years. It seems as if every major airport whether it is named after the city or not has had some type of name to it.


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User currently offlineFA4B6 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 13708 times:

HPN [Westchester County Airport, White Plains NY] is coded after the 3 towns that the boundries of the airport are actually in ... Harrison Purchase New Castle.

They say its in White Plains, NY because White Plains is the closest city and the county seat and very close to the airport.


User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 13707 times:

what are these airports named after?

London Heathrow


From www.thisislongford.com:

"Heathrow Airport derives its name from a hamlet called Heath Row, which was obliterated during the construction of the airport. The hamlet of Heath Row was on the western part of Hounslow Heath and lay along a road that ran in a southerly direction from near the Magpies Inn on the bath Road at Sipson in the Parish of Harmondsworth."




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User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 13705 times:

Some has-been who had absolutely nothing to do with the city or with aviation. But the locals all call the airport terminals by the part of town they're in: Sahar for the international one and Santa Cruz for domestic.

User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7554 posts, RR: 23
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 13686 times:

Some has-been who had absolutely nothing to do with the city or with aviation.

The full name for BOS is General Lawrence T. Logan International Airport. He wasn't involved in aviation at all.

http://www.massport.com/logan/about_histo.html



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User currently offlineChrisjake From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 875 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 13687 times:

Cleveland Hopkins --> "The airport began operations in July of 1925 as the first municipal airport in the United States. The airport was officially named Cleveland Hopkins Airport after founder William Hopkins turned eighty-two in the early 1950's. Finally, in 1964, Hopkins received its current name of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, reflecting international aspirations and operations to Canada since 1946"


we still have international aspirations  Wink/being sarcastic


chris



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25 Post contains links and images Logan22L : BOS is named after General Edward Lawrence Logan, a man who apparently never flew, but was in the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia in November 1897, an
26 BAViscount : what are these airports named after? London Gatwick From www.baa.com: "The name Gatwick can be dated back to 1241, when Richard de Warwick assigned hi
27 Post contains images N1120a : >Nottingham East Midlands Airport is named because it's in Nottingham...... despite being closer to Derby and having a Derby address
28 Jasepl : PHLBOS, Logan seems to have had at least something to do with Boston. In Bombay's case, well, we've got the airport, the main railway station, the mai
29 Logan22L : Sorry, PHLBOS, I was putting together my post while you were posting yours. Jasepl, see my reply #25. Logan
30 N757kw : I will throw in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) named after 2 mayors of Atlanta: William B. Hartsfield Maynard Jackson N757KW
31 Xaphan : I hail from from Louisville International Airport, USA which any idiot knows is coded SDF. SDF??? It translates as Standiford Field, the original name
32 Marambio : Buenos Aires - Aeroparque Jorge Newbery (AEP): Named after Jorge Newbery, an Argentine aviator, who was the first person to cross the Andes on a ballo
33 Dtwclipper : DTW-Detroit Metro. Wayne County Airport McNammera Terminal, Wayne County Exec. Berry Terminal? Davey Terminal, Former Airport GM Smith Terminal? Any h
34 Dtwclipper : ORD-O'hare. Orchard Field, named O"hare after military fighter pilot. WWII
35 LegendDC9 : TLV is Ben Gurion Airport, for David Ben Gurion, Israel's first PM. DAL Love field is named for Lt. Moss Lee Love of the 11th cavelry division who die
36 JeffDCA : N1120a, Looking at an aeronautical chart it's roughly 6 miles from Derby, 11 from Nottingham and 15 from Leicester. Cheers, Jeff
37 Gigneil : Mine, like everything else, is named after Ronald Reagan. N
38 Post contains images B747-437B : In Bombay's case, well, we've got the airport, the main railway station, the main park, a bunch of roads and one of Air India's aircraft named after t
39 Okie : OKC = Will Rogers World Airport Will Rogers = Early Oklahoma Aviator World = A step up on "international" Airport = Another name for wildlife refuge W
40 Msp12r : Here in Minneapolis, we have MSP which is just Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. However, the airfield is named after local World War I avia
41 Access-Air : My airport is: KSQI Sterling/Rock Falls, Whiteside County Airport, Joseph H. Bittorf Field, Illinois... Howz that? Access-Air
42 LimaFoxTango : ANU i.e. VC Bird International Airport is named after Antigua & Barbuda's first Prime Minister.
43 Bogota : Bogota´s EL Dorado after the legend the conquistadors followed. The lake where the indian tribe whose chief bathed covered in gold is just outside th
44 ANCFlyer : ANC - Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The "Anchorage" is self-explanatory. Ted Stevens is the Senior United States Senator for Alaska, an
45 Navairjax : What about PVD, can anyone tell me who Theodore Francis Green is?
46 Aerorobnz : I don't know if it is still called Jean Batten Intl. But the Int. Terminal at AKL used to be named that - think AIAL renamed it now...
47 NIKV69 : JFK (Speaks for itself) LGA (Named for NY Mayor Fiorello La Guardia) ISP (MacArthur, speaks for itself)
48 Minmiester : MEL is named after the suburb it is situated in (Tullamarine). This was required as a distinction from the old international airport at Essendon. SYD
49 Whitehatter : MAN was named after Ringway Farm, the area that the original airport was constructed on. Other British airports broadly follow similar formats, such a
50 Mainland : Navairjax: Theodore Francis Green was state governor 1933-1936 and state senator from 1937-1961. --------- My home airport, BWI, has a pretty self exp
51 UA772IAD : Washington-Dulles Airport is named after John Foster Dulles, a Washingtonian who did a lot political stuff under Eisenhower. Does anybody know where I
52 Cbs5150 : PIT is obviously named after the city of Pittsburgh (which is where I work). My hometown airport is MDT which is named after the town of Middletown, P
53 VC10BOAC : And all this time I thought JFK was named after John F Kerry...
54 LegendDC9 : Seattle Intl, which is actually Sea-Tac is 16 miles from Seattle to the north and 16 miles to Tacoma in the south. Although, there is actualy the city
55 ANCFlyer : UA772IAD: "Washington-Dulles Airport is named after John Foster Dulles, a Washingtonian who did a lot political stuff under Eisenhower. Does anybody k
56 Xaphan : IAD= International Airport Dulles another interesting one is New Orleans, MSY for Moissant, who was Moissant? this thread was a great idea, love the i
57 Ual747 : OKC - Will Rogers World Airport - Named after legendary humorist and actor, Will Rogers. UAL747
58 Jasepl : I don't know about you, but I ALWAYS make it a point to call the airport by its full name - "Mumbai Chhattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Antarashtriya Hawai A
59 FlyingNanook : FAI - Fairbanks Int'l, obviously named after the city, which was named after an Indiana Senator, who later became Vice President under Teddy Roosevelt
60 Post contains images CL215T : YUL: named after Pierre Elliot Trudeau the very prime minister who tried to close it by building Mirabel (YMX) CL215T
61 FriendlySkies : ORD - Chicago O'Hare International Orginally named Orchard Field, as it was constructed in an orchard, and renamed O'Hare after Butch O'Hare, a WWII f
62 Mikesairways : SJC---Mineta San Jose International Airport, named after Norm Mineta
63 Post contains links Philhyde : This one was already mentioned, but I thought I'd give more background. Houston's largest airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport was originally
64 ERJ170 : EWN in New Bern NC is called Craven County Regional Airport because it is locatedin Craven County. But, it is also called New Bern airport cause it is
65 Xaphan : Edward "Butch" O'Hare was the son of a politician of Chicago who was connected to Al Capone. Perhaps to purge his heritage of the cloud he became a na
66 Post contains images Aa777jr : I go to school around AUS, named after John Bergstrom. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is accompanied December 8th by an attack on the U.S. base a
67 Post contains images Aa777jr : SJC---Mineta San Jose International Airport, named after Norm Mineta Currently, Mr Mineta is serving the Bush administration as acting Transportation
68 Trvyyz : I don't know about you, but I ALWAYS make it a point to call the airport by its full name - "Mumbai Chhattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Antarashtriya Hawai A
69 Dmt52 : GRR - Grand Rapids Michigan used to be Grand Rapids International Airport is now Gerald R. Ford International Airport, named after former president Fo
70 STT757 : "EWR is named Liberty after CO making a post-9/11 marketing move" Hardly, strange enough it was the Governor of NY George Pataki who's co-chaiman of t
71 Post contains images Andrej : Hello Vio, Ruzyne is called after section of Prague city, where the airport is located, Ruzyne. Also BTS is named after the village (Ivanka) it is nex
72 Lindy : UA772IAD BWI's full name is Baltimore-Washington Friendship International Airport. Friendship because airport was built in the area of Friendship Chur
73 Post contains images KEno : Kuala Lumpur Sepang : Sepang is the name of the district where the airport is situated. Most Malaysians refer to the airport as simply K.L.I.A. I'd pr
74 Pilawt : Well, YVR (Vancouver International Airport) is named after the namesake city of course, which is named after Capt. George Vancouver, the British explo
75 Post contains links GulfstreamGuy : LIT (Adams Field) is named after Captain George Geyer Adams. "...a pilot, member of the Little Rock City Council (1927-1937) and chairman of the counc
76 Post contains images Vio : Thanks Andrej, I was always wondering about that. I've been there once, actually when I flew for the very first time on a commercial carrier. CSA flig
77 UA772IAD : Thank You Lindy, I forgot about the Friendship! I figured IAD was Intl' Airport at Dulles... how boring, especially since the airport is in VA (Chanti
78 FraT : UA772IAD, Franz-Josef Strauss was prime minister of the state of Bavaria and died like 15 years ago. When the MUC airport moved in the 90ies the new o
79 JGPH1A : NCE is actually Aeroport de Nice - Cote d'Azur. The Cote d'Azur is the coastal region of France stretching between Marseilles and Menton, but the term
80 KEno : Most domestic airports in Malaysia take the name of the head of each state (each state is ruled by a Sultan, Malaysia as a whole is headed by a King).
81 ODAFZ : Athens "Eleftherios Venizelos" A Greek statesman Corfu "Kapodistria" A hero of Greece independence war Rhodes "Diagoras" named after a famous mathemat
82 Post contains links SmithAir747 : FWA: Fort Wayne International Airport (originally Baer Field--Fort Wayne Municipal Airport), Fort Wayne, Indiana. Website: http://www.fwairport.com FW
83 Dtwclipper : TVC, Traverse City, Cherry Capital Airport.
84 Bogota : Caracas-Venezuela: Simon Bolivar Guayaquil-Ecuador: Simon Bolivar Santa Marta-Colombia: Simon Bolivar
85 LO231 : BRU- Zaventem, a town WAW- Frederic Chopin, you know him
86 Airindia : In India, politicians would put any names to get the votes i do agree that politicians have altered names to suit their vote banks, but it would be di
87 Rafabozzolla : In Brazil: GRU - Aeroporto Internacional de Sao Paulo Franco Montoro/Guarulhos Formerly, and still refferd to only as Guarulhos, the town where the ai
88 UN_B732 : KBP is Kiev/Borispol Airport, because it's located in the village of Borispol. Moscow Vnukovo/Sheremetjevo and Domodedovo are also named after their r
89 Loki394 : KPWA Wiley Post Airport after, you guessed it, the late great Wiley Post!
90 Starlionblue : Rome Fiumicino - is named after the place. Does anybody know where IAD comes from? There was a thread about this. IIRC IAD is "International Airport D
91 ANCFlyer : BRW - Barrow, Alaska - another Wiley Post airport . . . named for Will Rogers and Wiley Post, they crashed just outside BRW in the 1940s (+/-).
92 A319114 : And AMS Schiphol: Ship's hole. Hole meaning a gap where ships disappear into. That whole area where the airport is nowadays used to be part of a dange
93 Post contains images Solnabo : Who was this Dulles/DC? Politician or what? Sorry for my ignorance...... Thx Mike
94 Post contains links and images CLT18R : Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (CLT) here in North Carolina is named for former mayor Ben Douglas who was mayor of Charlotte in the 1940's an
95 BoeingPride800 : My hometown airport which used to be SYR in Syracuse, NY was named after some guy named Hancock. Syracuse Hancock International Airport. And my curren
96 StudentFlyer : Jakarta Int'l Airport has a 3 letter code of CGK. It stands for Cengkareng, which is the 'area' it is in. But it's real name is Soekarno-Hatta Interna
97 BuyantUkhaa : ULN is named Buyant Ukhaa intl. after the village just outside Ulan Batar.
98 FlyMeToTheMoon : DCA - Ronald Reagan - self explanatory, named after former President Reagan. IAD - Dulles - named after John Foster Dulles, secretary of state 1953 -
99 Flyinround731 : HOU has had four names, Houston Municipal Airport, Howard Hughes Airport in 1938 (changed back to former name when City Council learned that an airpor
100 HAWK21M : Why dont they name Airports after people who have done something in Aviation or related to Aviation in some way Rather than some Politician/Ruler. Why
101 Vio : Does anybody know after what "Tampere" airport is named after? Tampere-Pirkkala (excuse the spelling) (is Pirkkala also a town around Tampere? I've be
102 Anair : Albacete Los Llanos LEAB ABC Albacete is the capital of the province, the airport is at about 4km south of the airport. Los Llanos is something like "
103 Post contains images NWADC9 : Pittsburgh International Airport: The city, and the fact that it's an international airport Latrobe Arnold Palmer Regional Airport: Arnold Palmer, DUH
104 AirMale : DENS: Zurich Airport is not called: UNIQUE, but Zurich-Kloten. Unique is the company that operates Zurich-Kloten Airport. For a short time the name "U
105 PhotoLPPT : LIS - Portela is the neighbourhood where the airport is built. At first an independent twon, it as long been engulfed by the city of Lisbon. OPO - Fra
106 Erikwilliam : GRU is the name of the City, Guarulhos, Cumbica is indian for lowcloud. GIG now changed to Tom Jobim, the famous Musician. SDU after Santos Dumont, th
107 Icarus75 : Orly (ORY) : named after the town where the airport is, on the outskirsts of Paris Roissy - Charles de Gaulle (CDG) : Name after the town where the ai
108 SXFAN : ODAFZ you are wrong about Kapodistrias and Diagoras whose names are given to Corfu and Rhodes airports. Kapodistrias was not a hero of the greek war f
109 TW741 : In Austria airports (and airfields) have names from nearby villages or city areas: VIE - Vienna-Schwechat Airport (Schwechat is the village next to th
110 Pelican : Berlin TXL - Flughafen Berlin Tegel "Otto Lilienthal": Tegel is an old village now part of Berlin nearby TXL and Otto Lilienthal should be well known.
111 Radarcontact : What about Zurich "Kloten"? This one brings a smile on the face of every Dutch speaking person. What would you think of an airport which is named Zuri
112 ZKSUJ : AKL is named after the city. It is called 'Auckland International Airport'
113 CTFLTOPTS : Well if anyone manages to get through all these postings and read this one my local airport is Bradley International Airport (BDL), named after a youn
114 Lamedianaranja : And AMS Schiphol: Ship's hole. Hole meaning a gap where ships disappear into. That whole area where the airport is nowadays used to be part of a dange
115 Post contains images SJUboeingGirl : SJU Luis Muñoz Marin Int Airport is named after a very important governor of the 50's Monica
116 Ts-ior : Monastir Skanes / Habib BOURGUIBA : Skanes is a suburb of Monastir just next to the runway end, and Habib BOURGUIBA is a great militant origing from
117 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Roborough Airport, Plymouth as its better known, was named in the 1920's after the nearest village; Roborough, where I live . I believe the local land
118 Lan_Fanatic : SCL Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez (looong name). He was the founder of the Chilean Air Force and LanChile. SCL is also popularly known as "Pudahuel"
119 Ariis : Hi there, WAW - as said above, is named after Frederic Chopin (for around 5 years now), but its former name is Okecie Airport, which is derived after
120 QR332 : DOH - Doha International Airport. Pretty obvious. AMM - Queen Alia International Airport. Not only is the airport named after the late King Hussein's
121 Pilottj : KSTS Santa Rosa airport has been named Charles M. Schultz Airport, after the Snoopy/Penuts comic strip creator. CHeers TJ
122 SlamClick : It has been answered at least once, but asked several times: John Foster Dulles was Secretary of State under Eisenhower and was famous for flying all
123 Post contains images JetBlast : Our airport has had two names- the older being Friendship and the newer being Baltimore-Washington. The new name was created because BWI serves both B
124 Post contains links and images Bcbhokie : ROA - Roanoke, Virginia; was historically known as "Woodrum Field" after a congressman, Clifton Woodrum, who pushed for and received funding to build
125 Vatveng : ORF: Norfolk International Airport (don't think they actually have any int'l flights, though) PHF: Originally named for Fort Patrick Henry, which prev
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