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Topic: Airport Names
Username: Iflycoach
Posted 2000-09-11 23:33:18 and read 4126 times.

Name An Airport With A "Special" Name Or Should I Say More Than Just San Fransico International Airport.

A Few:
Phoenix: Sky Harbor International Airport
Albuquerque: Sunport
Atlanta: Heartsfield

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: Tupolev154B2
Posted 2000-09-11 23:39:43 and read 3995 times.

I believe that Hartsfield is named after a guy...

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: N312RC
Posted 2000-09-11 23:42:42 and read 3987 times.

At DTW, there is:
The M. Berry International Terminal
The L.C. Smith (All other airlines) Terminal
I cant remember what the NW terminal is called!

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: Redngold
Posted 2000-09-11 23:43:38 and read 3978 times.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport -- named after William Hopkins, who was a (county commissioner?) that spurred with the initial expansion.

I doubt the airport will ever be renamed Hizzoner the Mayor Mike White International Airport. (Those of you from or close to Cleveland will understand this...)


Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: Morecy
Posted 2000-09-11 23:46:10 and read 3968 times.

Lyon - Saint-Exupéry (after the author/pilot)

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: Jasewgtn
Posted 2000-09-11 23:48:10 and read 3963 times.

WLG - Wellington, New Zealand

Rongotai (Named after the suburb that it's adjancent to. Rongotai is a Maori word (New Zealands native race))

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: N863DA
Posted 2000-09-11 23:57:50 and read 3957 times.

William B Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, (Called exactly that, in that order, officially) is, surprisingly enough, named after William B Hartsfield himself - the guy who bought the land where the airport now stands from a Mr Candler (of Coca-Cola fame & fortune) in 1928... until Mayor Hartsfield died in 19-whenever (around 1960) it was known as Atlanta Candler Field.


N 8 6 3 D A

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: Sn330
Posted 2000-09-12 00:01:53 and read 3959 times.

Austin Bergstrom.
Used to be Bergstrom AFB.

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: AN727
Posted 2000-09-12 00:07:41 and read 3950 times.

SYD is called Kingsford Smith International Airport named after a famous Australian

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: TWA902fly
Posted 2000-09-12 00:24:51 and read 3948 times.

Presidental names-

WASHINGTON DC- Ronald Reagan National
HOUSTON- Goerge Busch Intercontinental
NEW YORK- John. F. Kennedy

are there more presidental names?
here are more airport names;

OMA Omaha- Eppley Field
STL St. Louis- Lambert
ORD Chicago- Ohare
MDW Chicago-Midway
SAN San Diego- Linghberg
MSP Minneapolis- Linghberg
??? Fargo- Hector International
MCO Orlando- McCoy
SFB Orlando- Sanford
ANC Anchorage- Ted Williams
BOS Boston - General Edward E Logan
IAD Washington-Dulles
BWI Baltimore-Washington
TUL Tulsa- Rogers
OKC Oklahoma City- Rogers
PDX Portland, ME- Jetport
CVG Cincinatti- Northern Kentucky
and so on...

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: Redngold
Posted 2000-09-12 00:41:01 and read 3941 times.

>TWA902fly posted...

> NEW YORK- John. F. Kennedy

Formerly Idlewild Airport

Fiorello LaGuardia Airport (LGA. New York) - named after a New York Mayor, formerly Flushing Airport

> MDW Chicago-Midway
Named after it's original hub carrier, Midway Airlines

> SAN San Diego- Linghberg
That's Charles Lindbergh International Airport, named after... well, you know.

> SFB Orlando- Sanford
That's actually not a "special" name. It's named after an adjacent town, Sanford, FL (which is also the southern terminus for AMTRAK's AutoTrain)

> BWI Baltimore-Washington
Geographical name. The airport is mid way between the two cities.

> TUL Tulsa- Rogers
Nope. That's Tulsa International Airport.

> OKC Oklahoma City- Rogers
That's Will Rogers World Airport.

> CVG Cincinatti- Northern Kentucky
Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport. That's again a geographical name. It's Cincinnati's airport but it's actually located across the Ohio River in Kentucky.

Here's some more.

SWF -- Stewart International Airport, Newburgh, NY. Named for decommissioned air force base which became the airport, Stewart AFB.

PVD -- Theodore Francis Green State Airport, Warwick, RI. Named after a former Rhode Island governor(?)

BDL -- Bradley International Airport, Hartford, CT/Springfield, MA (Windsor Locks, CT) Named after General Omar Bradley?


Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: N312RC
Posted 2000-09-12 00:44:11 and read 3939 times.

Grand Rapids, MI - GRR - Gerald R. Ford International
Flint, MI - FNT - Flint Bishop International

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: AAtripleseven
Posted 2000-09-12 01:15:42 and read 3934 times.

Houston Hobby- named after former Governor William P. Hobby

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: Tom in NO
Posted 2000-09-12 01:19:10 and read 3932 times.

New Orleans International is named after John Bevins Moisant, who crashed his airplane near the present day airport around 1910. As a matter of fact, the code MSY actually is derived from the name of the airport area before it became an airport: Moisant Stock Yards, or MSY.

Tom in NO (at MSY)

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: DeltaRNOmd-80
Posted 2000-09-12 02:27:48 and read 3920 times.

Reno used to be Cannon International, but now the airport is named Reno/Tahoe International and the terminal is named Cannon International Terminal, named after Nevada senator Howard Cannon. Las Vegas is named McCarran International (McCarran must be pretty popular, there is a boulevard in Reno named McCarran). Fresno International is named Yosemite. Orange County is named after John Wayne. Boise is named Boise Air Terminal/ Gowen Field.

Topic: RE: Redngold
Username: TWFirst
Posted 2000-09-12 03:12:10 and read 3915 times.

Sorry Redngold, but Midway airport at Chicago is named after the island in the Pacific. Famous for the Battle of Midway.

MSP also has the Hubert H. Humphrey terminal, in addition to the Lindbergh terminal.

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: NWA Man
Posted 2000-09-12 03:27:20 and read 3911 times.

N312RC wrote:
At DTW, there is:
The M. Berry International Terminal
The L.C. Smith (All other airlines) Terminal
I cant remember what the NW terminal is called!

I believe you're looking for the J.M. Davey terminal.

Another famous airport building with a special name is the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at LAX.


Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: CstarU
Posted 2000-09-12 04:37:10 and read 3901 times.

A Brief History Of Chicago O'Hare International Airport

During World War II, what is known today as the military side of O'Hare Field was actually the site of the busy factory that produced the Douglass C-54, the four-engined troop and cargo carriers that were among the largest U.S. planes used in the war. The 1,300-acre tract of government land included the plant, which was reputed to be the largest wooden-roofed building in the world, and a network of runways comprising most of the military airport facility known as Orchard Place.
After the war, the City Council in 1946 authorized the acquisition of 1,080 acres of this property from the War Assets Administration in order to build a second major airport facility in Chicago. Chicago Municipal Airport, later called Midway Airport, was then the busiest airport of the world. However, commercial aviation was growing so rapidly at the time that another airport would clearly be needed in the near future. A general obligation bond of some $46 million was also authorized by the City Council for the purchase of land adjacent to the government property. In all, approximately 7,000 acres of land were acquired for the site of the new facility.

In 1949, $2.4 million in bonds were authorized for further land acquisition and construction, and in June of that year, Orchard Place was officially renamed in honor of a young Chicagoan killed during the war. Before his untimely death in 1943 at the age of 29, Lieut. Comdr. Edward H. "Butch" O'Hare had been one of the naval heros of the U.S. war effort, earning a Congressional Medal of honor in 1942 for having shot down five enemy bombers and crippling a sixth. A reminder of the airport's original name, however, still remains in the ORD abbreviation which is used on all airline baggage tags.

Although the airport was officially opened to domestic commercial traffic in October 1955, O'Hare had already handled some 900,000 operations and two million passengers during that eight year period. Agreements were reached with seventeen carriers, three of which were later merged with other airlines, to operate out of the new facility. However, there was stiff competition with Midway in the beginning. In its busiest year, 1959, Midway handled over ten million passengers, while O'Hare reported slightly more than two million passengers for the same year.

As the City's Commissioner of Aviation, William E. Downes, Jr., recalled, "Mr. Daley was Mayor of Chicago by that time, and it was his idea that the taxpayers of the community should not be obligated for a single penny guaranteeing any capital expenditure needed to create these facilities. The financial group we put together - including the big banking fraternity, or lawyers and the airlines' lawyers - came up with the selling of some $155 million in revenue bonds was envisioned as the capital needed to create the facilities at this new airport out in the country."

By mid-1962, all scheduled operations at Midway had been transferred to O'Hare, enabling the latter to become known as the busiest airport in the world. One year later, the new airport facility was officially dedicated. One of the guests at the dedication ceremony on March 23, 1963 was President John F. Kennedy, who enthusiastically remarked. "This is an extraordinary airport, extraordinary city and an extraordinary country, and it (O'Hare) could be classed as one of the wonders of the modern world".

source: About O'Hare: The City of Chicago Airport System. O' (City of Chicago; Richard M. Daley, Mayor).

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: AJ
Posted 2000-09-12 04:46:08 and read 3901 times.

As AN727 has correctly pointed out Sydney KSA is named after our famous aviator, you'll also hear it called Mascot after the suburb it is in.
Other Aussie airports include Melbourne Tullamarine and Canberra Fairbairn (name of the colocated RAAF base).

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: Sydneysider
Posted 2000-09-12 04:51:25 and read 3904 times.

Here are some names in Germany:
FRA:Rhein-Main International(two big rivers in the area of FRA)
MUC:Franz-Josef Strauss(a famous Bavarian minister)
Cologne:Konrad-Adenauer(1st German chancellor)

I think, all other German airports are named after the suburbs(If not, please correct me!)

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: L1011Ken
Posted 2000-09-12 05:02:05 and read 3897 times.

Well CstarU beat me to the inevitable ORD history--though his was a lot more in depth than mine would've been--but did you know that Ed O'Hare's dad worked for Capone? He was either his lawyer or his accountant, I can't recall which. He turned on Capone and his gang and I believe was subsequently "whacked" for his efforts.

And TWFirst, to clairify, wasn't MDW named for the Battle of Midway?

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: Airmale
Posted 2000-09-12 07:12:31 and read 3893 times.

Quaid-e-Azam International Airport Karachi, Pakistan.
Incorrectly named using the title given to the founder of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah.The title itself translates to "Great Leader" surprisingly its not being changed.

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: Ben88
Posted 2000-09-12 07:33:40 and read 3892 times.

Tom Bradley international terminal at LAX is named after LONG time Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley. They have replaced his picture in the disembarkment hall with that of Bill Clinton.

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: Banfield
Posted 2000-09-12 07:50:35 and read 3879 times.

Linz (LNZ) in Austria: Blue Danube Airport
Salzburg (SZG): W.A. Mozart Airport (Mozart the famous composer)
Klagenfurt (KLU): Alpe Adria Airport


Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: AussieERJ145
Posted 2000-09-12 07:52:23 and read 3876 times.

Amsterdam Schipol Airport
Zurich Kloten Airport
Rome Leonardo Da Vinci Airport
Singapore Changi Airport

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: Jepper
Posted 2000-09-12 08:22:56 and read 3874 times.

CGK Jakarta - Soekarno Hatta. Former president.
JNB Johannesburg - Jan Smut. Who's that?

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: Airsicknessbag
Posted 2000-09-12 08:27:44 and read 3873 times.

Duesseldorf is "Rhein/Ruhr",
Mannheim "Rhein/Neckar" (all rivers).

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: Dash8tech
Posted 2000-09-12 10:08:26 and read 3871 times.

TWA902fly: PDX is Portland, Oregon not Maine.

How about YYZ, Lester B Pearson Int'l

Or Liverpool Speke Airport (UK)


Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: Eg777er
Posted 2000-09-12 10:24:09 and read 3865 times.

I am amazed that no one has mentioned:

London Heathrow Airport
London Gatwick Airport
London Stansted Airport
London Luton Airport
London City Airport
London Northolt-VIP Aerodrome.

Paris - Charles de Gualle (famous french general)
Euroairport Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg (in France, Switz. and Germany).

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: Harvey
Posted 2000-09-12 11:00:16 and read 3858 times.

Hong Kong is called Chek Lap Kok named after the island it was built on about 3 years ago

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: Sydneysider
Posted 2000-09-12 11:27:19 and read 3853 times.

Hi Airsicknessbag,
thanks, is there still outgoing traffic at Mannheim with planes or just the LH-Airportbus to FRA? If so, which destinations+airlines(aircraft)? Thanks.

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: SIA fan
Posted 2000-09-12 12:59:11 and read 3840 times.

CGK Jakarta Sukarno-Hatta is actually two people's names, hence the hypen in the middle. It is named after the first president and vice president of the country.
Most airports in Indonesia are also named after famous people.

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: ContinentalEWR
Posted 2000-09-12 14:25:06 and read 3826 times.

Believe it or not, there had been loose talk about renaming Heathrow Princess Diana International Airport, which would have been ridiculous and utterly in-
appropriate, but I guess the idea was blown over once the hysteria settled

Lyon Airport in France is called Satolas, isn't it? Or has it been renamed?

Personally, I think the best names for airports are Leonardo Da Vinci-
Fiumicino for Rome, Aeroport Cointrin in Geneva, Intercontinental Airport
in Houston was fine (seems silly to call it George Bush Airport).

Strange that Milan's airport is called Malpensa. It means bad thoughts in
Italian and the airport is actually near Varese, about 50-60 km from Milan.

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: OH-LGA
Posted 2000-09-12 15:56:00 and read 3821 times.

Helsinki-Vantaa (HEL): The airport is located in the suburb of Vantaa.
Helsinki-Malmi (HLM): General aviation airport close to Helsinki.
Tampere (TMP): Tampere-Pirkkala
John Wayne - Orange County Airport (SNA)


Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: AirCanadaSFO
Posted 2000-09-12 16:17:05 and read 3810 times.

Ben88 wrote:
"Tom Bradley international terminal at LAX is named after LONG time Los Angeles mayor Tom Bradley. They have replaced his picture in the disembarkment hall with that of Bill Clinton."

AirCanadaSFO shakes his head, thinking, "what has our country come to?"

On the other hand, it's LA. What do I expect?

Here's one a lot of you forgot:
DCA- Ronald Reagan National Airport

There was talk not long ago of renaming SFO. It would be Alioto International Airport, after one of our greatest mayors, Joe Alioto. I'll have to find out whatever became of that.


Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: TWAneedsNOhelp
Posted 2000-09-12 16:17:37 and read 3809 times.

Don't forget the Swissair hub: Zurich Kloten.

The airport at Madrid is: Barajas.

The airport at Tel Aviv, Israel is: Davd Ben-Gurion, the country's first president

The airport at San Juan, PR is: Louis Munoz Marin.

Anyone know the origin of the names "Gatwick" and "Heathrow"

Or Tokyo's Haneda or Narita. Anyone?

Paris Orly is named for a suburd of the great capital if I'm not mistaken.

Indeed, Milan's new airport Malpensa means exactly that: "Bad thought." Don't know how the hell that was ever concieved, anyone know?

Milan's other airport is Linate.

Orlando technically is McCoy, hence MCO, but its rarely ever reffered to that anymore, simply Orlando International Airport.

The new Seoul airport is Inchon, a geographic name.

Any takers on Moscow Sheremetevo? I think its the town actually.

Stockholm Arlanda is the capital's suburd, I believe.

Jose Marti, a revolutionary who fought the Spanish, honors the airport in Havana, Cuba.

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: YP6370
Posted 2000-09-12 16:32:17 and read 3803 times.

I have some european airport names for you:
Lahr/Germany - Schwarzwaldflughafen
Friedrichshafen/Germany - Löwental
Köln/Bonn/Germany - Konrad Adenauer
Hamburg/Germany - Fuhlsbüttel
Strasbourg/France - Entzheim
Saarbrücken/Germany - Ensheim
Luxembourg - Findel
Bergamo - Milano Orio or Orio al Serio
Venice/Italy - Marco Polo
Istanbul/Turkey - Atatürk

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: G-BEAK
Posted 2000-09-12 16:44:35 and read 3797 times.

Glasgow (GLA) - Abbotsinch

Edinburgh (EDI) - Turnhouse

Aberdeen (ABZ) - Dyce

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: ScottB
Posted 2000-09-12 17:06:15 and read 3801 times.

The "official" name of IAH is "George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston" - it has two terminals with names attached to them - the Mickey Leland International Airlines Building (Terminal D, formerly Terminal IAB) and The Lewis (Louis?) Cutrer Terminal C.

T.F. Green was a Rhode Island governor and U.S. Senator, and he was rumored to be gay (one of his Senate colleagues said, "He's the best dinner companion you could want your wife to have.") PVD is T.F. Green State Airport because the state of Rhode Island owns it. The other state-owned airports in RI are also _____ State Airport.

Bradley Int'l Airport between Hartford and Springfield (in Windsor Locks, CT) was named after Lt. Eugene M. Bradley, who was the first fatality at the Windsor Locks Air Base, which became BDL.

I believe the Logan in Boston Logan Int'l was General William Edward Logan.

Columbus, OH is "Port Columbus International Airport."

Charlotte, NC is Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.

Fans of Southwest Airlines would of course say Dallas Love Field.

Kansas City International was originally "Mid-Continent International," I believe (that's why it's MCI).

DFW replaced, in part, Greater Southwest International Airport (built by Forth Worth to compete with Love Field). Fort Worth also has Alliance airport.

Baltimore-Washington International was originally Friendship International Airport. And don't forget Washington Dulles International Airport.

Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGU) is "Aeropuerto Toncontín" And La Ceiba, Honduras (LCE) is Aeropuerto Golosón." Curaçao, Neth. Antilles is Aeropuerto Hato (from the neighborhood it's in).

The terminal building at Guam (GUM) is the "Antonio B. Won Pat Guam International Air Terminal."

The CVG code for Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Int'l stands for Covington, KY.

For Tom in NO - my mom still calls New Orleans International "Moisant."

The former Denver airport was Denver Stapleton International Airport, and the former Hong Kong airport was named Kai Tak. The former Munich airport was München-Riem. The former Austin airport was Robert Mueller Municipal Airport.

There's also:
Tokyo Narita (NRT)
Tokyo Haneda (HND)
Osaka - Kansai International Airport (KIX)
Paris Orly (ORY?)
Chicago-Meigs Field (MGS)
Galveston, TX - Scholes Field (GLS)
Bedford, MA - Hanscom Field (BED)
Montreal - Dorval and Mirabel
Harlingen, TX - Rio Grande Valley International (HRL)
Allentown, PA - Lehigh Valley International (ABE)

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: Samurai 777
Posted 2000-09-12 17:20:36 and read 3795 times.

Canadian aiports:

Montreal Dorval (YUL) - I think it's the name of one of the suburbs in Metro Montreal.

Montreal Mirabel (YMX) - I'm not sure where the Mirabel name came from.

Lester B. Pearson Int'l, Toronto (YYZ) - named after a Prime Minister who took office in the 1960s.

Macdonald-Cartier International, Ottawa (YOW) - named after Sir John A Macdonald, Canada's first Prime Minister and Sir George-Etienne Cartier, who, along with the first Prime Minister, helped to make Canadian Confederation possible. Not very many Canadians even know that this is the official name for this airport, and it is much more commonly referred to as Ottawa International.

John G. Diefenbaker International, Saskatoon, SK (YXD) - No, this wasn't named after the wolf in the TV show "Due South"! John Diefenbaker was a Canadian Prime Minister originally from Saskatchewan.

Other airports:

Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (SYD) - named after Charles Edward Kingsford Smith, who was the first man to fly around the world.

Tokyo Narita (NRT) - Narita is a city sitting about 60 km north of Tokyo, and NRT sits near it.

Tokyo Haneda (HND) - Probably a district in Tokyo

Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) - Named after a French president and general from the 1950s.

New York John F. Kennedy International (JFK) - One of the greatest presidents of the United State of America in the 20th Century. I'm a little surprised nobody mentioned this earlier!

London Gatwick (LGW) - Gatwick is a suburb of Greater London, I think.

London Heathrow (LHR) - Named for an ancient archaeological site known as "Heathrewe". It dates back to 2000 BC. These days, this site actually sits very close to Runway 27R!

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: Capt.Picard
Posted 2000-09-12 17:34:09 and read 3795 times.

A few I've heard and flown into:

Buenos Aires "Ezeiza" (suburb of Ezieza); pronounced=essay-SA

Lagos: Murtala Mohammed (no idea)

Nairobi: Jomo Kenyatta Int'l (Kenya's first President)

Mombasa: Moi Int'l (Kenya's present+corrupt President)

Colombo: Bandaranike Int'l (Pres. of Sri Lanka)

Manila:Ninoy Aquino Int'l (no idea)

Montivideo:Carrasco (no idea)

Madrid: Barajas Int'l (suburb)

Luanda: 9 de fevreiro (9 February) My favourite airport  (Angola is Portuguese)

Riyadh: King Khaled Int'l (Old Saudi King)

Others I can't remeber eg.San Jose (Costa Rica), Managua, Sao Paulo/Rio etc.

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: Slawko
Posted 2000-09-12 17:39:20 and read 3790 times.

Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport (CYYZ)
Named after the former Canadian prime Minister, and one of the founders of the United Nations Peace Keeping force.

Topic: Iflycoach
Username: SKYTEAM
Posted 2000-09-12 17:49:43 and read 3792 times.

Its Hartsfield, Not Heartsfield.  

Lambert-St.Louis Int'l Airport


Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: AirCanadaSFO
Posted 2000-09-12 17:49:51 and read 3787 times.

Here's one of my favorites:

Saddam Hussein Int'l in Baghdad, Iraq.

Seriously, don't forget MEX. Benito Juarez Int'l in Mexico City. Named after Benito Juarez, who is one of Mexico's greatest revolutionary heroes.

Or Boeing Field/King County Int'l (BFI). I don't need to say anything more.

And there's Paine Field/Snohomish County Airport (PAE). Don't know who Paine was.

McNary Field in Salem, Oregon (SLE). Named after one of Oregon's greatest governors.

Mahlon Sweet Airport in Eugene, Oregon (EUG). Don't ask, because I have no idea.


Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: CstarU
Posted 2000-09-12 18:30:33 and read 3778 times.

My favorites: GYY - Gary/Chicago Airport and IGQ - Lansing Muni.

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: N312RC
Posted 2000-09-12 18:38:49 and read 3774 times.

St. Louis MidAmerica
RSW-Southwest Florida International Airport

Topic: RE: RSW
Username: CstarU
Posted 2000-09-12 18:50:02 and read 3776 times.

...used to be Regional Southwest, hence, RSW.

I guess Southwest Florida Int'l sounds much better.

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: GiantJets
Posted 2000-09-12 19:28:38 and read 3768 times.

Bangkok Don Muang International Airport, Thailand

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: GiantJets
Posted 2000-09-12 19:30:38 and read 3767 times.

Chengi Int'l Airport, Singapore. Chek Lap Kok, Hongkong.

Paris Charlles de Gulle, France etc....

Topic: Mannheim
Username: Airsicknessbag
Posted 2000-09-12 20:52:25 and read 3758 times.

There still is the Bus MHG-FRA;
there always have been two daily flights to Berlin-Tempelhof, by Arcus Air. Then Arcus Air was bought by Duscholux Air Service and renamed Cosmos Air. Cosmos Air was bought by Cirrus Airlines last year. Cirrus Air joined Team Lufthansa, and since this summer schedule we´ve had four daily flights to Berlin + two daily to Hamburg.
When there were two flights, all were done by Do328, today, this Do328 does three of the Berlin flights, and the rest, one Berlin, two Hamburg is operated by Dash8-100.
I´ll try out the Berlin flight in three weeks.

Topic: RE: Redngold
Username: Redngold
Posted 2000-09-12 21:19:15 and read 3752 times.

I stand corrected. Thanks.


Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: Avilitigator
Posted 2000-09-12 22:53:49 and read 3744 times.


Ninoy Aquino Int'l Airport (MNL) is named after the exiled Philippines senator and husband of Corazon Aquino (the first female president of the Philippines). Mr. Aquino was returning to the Philippines from the United States and he was assasinated in the early 1980s as he was deplaning from his China Airlines (?) flight. It is widely believed that then President Ferdinand Marcos ordered the assasination to prevent Aquino from challenging him in the presidential election. Ironically, Mrs. Aquino became the next president after Marcos fled the country in a U.S. government plane.

Lilongwe International Airport (LLW), Malawi, in Central Africa, is named after the village/district where the capital city is located. It used to be called Kamuzu International Airport, named after Malawi's first president, Hastings Kamuzu Banda. Banda's official title was "His Excellency the Life President, Hastings Kamuzu Banda." He was born in Malawi around the turn of the century, earned a medical degree, practiced in the U.K. and U.S., and returned to Malawi in the 1960s to become president. Unofficially, he was called "Ngwazi" or "conqueror" in the local language of Chichewa. After a U.N. monitored election in 1994, Ngwazi was democratically voted out of office after about 30 years of ruling Malawi.

I think that airports named after Presidents or other leaders have fascinating histories about them, so let's keep this thread going!


Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: Corey777
Posted 2000-09-13 00:19:33 and read 3733 times.

ScottB: Chicago-Meigs Field's airport code is CGX, not MGS

FSD--Joe Foss Regional Airport in Sioux Falls, SD. Named for Joe Foss, former SD governor and WWII flying ace.


Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: BDLsk8ter
Posted 2000-09-13 00:27:04 and read 3731 times.

The full name of BDL is Bradley Field Int'l Airport. Coincidentally, Hartford's local NBC affiliate has had a weatherman named Brad Field for the last ten years or so.

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: Tom in NO
Posted 2000-09-13 01:36:59 and read 3728 times.

I was going to comment on the wisdom (or lack thereof) on the part of LA World Airports switching out the picture of Tom Bradley in the TBIT terminal to one of Bill Clinton, but alas, AirCanadaSFO beat me to it.............ah what the heck: isn't that like going from bad to worse!!! Nobody in LA was happy with them naming the new int'l terminal after LA's not-yet-dead-or-even-former mayor (I know because I was living there at the time) when it was opened back in the early 80's.

My question is this, when Bill bails out, who are they going to throw up on the wall next?

Back to the subject of airport names, here are a couple out of the way ones:

Baton Rouge Metro: Ryan Field
Billings, Montana: Logan Field
Milwaukee: General Mitchell Int'l
Chattanooga: Lovell Field
Eugene, Oregon: Mahlon Sweet
Boise: Gowen Field

My favorite though is an easy one: Phoenix's "Sky Harbor" has a nice ring to it.

Tom in NO (at John Bevins Moisant or MSY, where, when we call MSY ATC on the radio, some of us still say, "Moisant Tower, ..........)

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: Ellinopedo
Posted 2000-09-13 01:39:32 and read 3724 times.

Thessaloniki Greece: Megas Alexandros (Alexander the Great)

Topic: RE: Airport Names
Username: COexERJ
Posted 2000-09-13 01:51:54 and read 3717 times.

HOU was originally named Howard Hughes Field. The name was later changed to Houston Municipal City Airport, and is now known as William P. Hobby.

IAH was and is (depending on who you talk to) Houston Intercontinental, Now George Bush Intercontinental

EFD Ellington field was formerly Ellington Air Force base, and was home to a squad of women fighter pilots in WW2. It's now used by NASA and the Johnson Space Center.

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