UPSfueler From United States of America, joined May 2003, 430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 10017 times:
One funny airport name in my opinion is by my house. Its RFD(rockford illinois) and its some 80 miles from ORD. Trasnmeridian started flying out of here last month and all of a sudden it goes from Greater Rockford Airport, to Northwest Chicagoland Regional Airport. I guess there trying to lure customers into thinking its close to Chicago.LOL.
Kilavoud From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9669 times:
Chennai/Madras - Meenambakam Airport (MAA)
Departure halls, areas, loundges of the international airport have recently completely changed. A miracle ! It is now spacious, comfortable, very clean, many shops, bars..... It's cool now and much easier than before to check in and so on.
PROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 9556 times:
I live near ISP, Long Island MacArthur Airport. It's one of the few major public facilities anywhere in the United States named after Douglas MacArthur. That's rather odd, as he was one of the country's leading generals.
"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
Ant72LBA From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 418 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9496 times:
Some in the UK;
Liverpool John Lennon International Airport; formerly just Liverpool Airport and before that I think it was called Speke (the area it's in, I think?).
Manchester is still known to some as Ringway - no idea why.
Teeside is a former RAF base; RAF Middleton St. George.
I think Leeds Bradford served as an RAF base during the war but had been established beforehand; shame someone didn't have the foresight to put it in a better position.
A number of other UK airports are former RAF bases (if not the vast majority?); I'd be pretty sure Humberside, Edinburgh, Prestwick, Norwich and Kent (RAF Manston) are, perhaps some locals could come up with the former names.
Overall I'd say we're pretty conservative about naming our Airports in the UK, here's a few suggestions:
Leeds-Bradford: Geoffery Boycott International (most famous living Yorkshireman, ex-English cricketer).
Norwich: Delia Smith International (TV cook and now probably rich enough to have a plane based there).
Newcastle: Jack Milburn International (it's either that or Sting.........).
Rafabozzolla From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 1385 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9489 times:
I like Rio's GIG "Rio de Janeiro Internacional - Antonio Carlos Jobim", for those who might not know it, Tom Jobim, the guy who composed "Girl from Ipanema". Also on my list is SDU, "Santos Dumont" the guy who indisputably made the first SELF SUPORTED FLIGHT in the world (Paris 1906).
Don't ask me why but I also have a soft spot for Madrid-Barajas, just sounds good!!!
Egpx From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2002, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 9489 times:
Surprised no one has mentioned Liverpool - John Lennon International. I guess it came down to him dying before the other Beatles. George Harrison must be kicking himself, assuming he has reincarnated himself as something with legs
My local airport is Prestwick, optimisticly calling itself Glasgow Prestwick. Prior to this it was Prestwick (Scotland) Airport which wasn't a bad idea as at least people would know what country Prestwick is in There was a proposal to call it Robbie Burns International but, thankfully, they knocked that idea on the head, sorry, hied