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User currently offlineEuroBonus From Denmark, joined Nov 2004, 96 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3222 times:

Just wondering how many international airports got female names after famous female pioneers, royals, etc. I don't think there's many. I just can think of two so far:

Tenerife - Reina Sofía
Istanbul - Sabiha Gökçen

Any ideas?

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User currently offlineConcorde001 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1230 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3206 times:

Amman - Queen Alia International Airport
Delhi - Indira Gandhi International Airport

When Diana, Princess of Wales died some were thinking of renaming Heathrow as Princess Diana International, or something along those lines.


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3184 times:

SXM- Princess Juliana
AUA- Queen something or other, i cant remember now.



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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6843 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3174 times:

Queen Beatrix Airport, Aruba
Princess Juliana, St Maarten



Some smaller airports..

There's an Amelia Earhart Airport in Atchison Kansas.

Nancy Bird Walton has a terminal named after her at Bourke airport NSW, Australia. QF's first A380 will carry her name as well.

http://www.bourke.local-e.nsw.gov.au/about/1000/1007.html

http://www.qantas.com.au/regions/dyn.../details?ArticleID=2005/oct05/3336

[Edited 2006-01-05 16:43:29]


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User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3130 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3151 times:

Indira Gandhi International Airport - New Delhi, India

User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3137 times:

Medellín City Airport is called Olaya Herrera.
Maracaibo Airport is known as "La Chinita" = Little Chinawoman, but I've told that name has nothing to do with a chinawoman.
Rio Hato Aerodrome in Panamá - site of a former US Military base - is named Cap. Scarlett Martínez.



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User currently offlineBOAC707 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 278 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

Chicago's OmyHair.... silly 


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User currently offlineSumma767 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2569 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3049 times:

Quoting 2travel2know (Reply 5):
Medellín City Airport is called Olaya Herrera.

But in this case Olaya is a surname. The name of the airport is Enrique Olaya Herrera (Hence EOH as its code)
Enrique Olaya H was a president of Colombia.


User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3003 times:

Quoting Summa767 (Reply 7):
But in this case Olaya is a surname. The name of the airport is Enrique Olaya Herrera (Hence EOH as its code)
Enrique Olaya H was a president of Colombia.

This is news for me and a lot of other people, Olaya Herrera was actually a man!?



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User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7303 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2961 times:

Atlanta - what a b!tch of an airport to get through international.  Smile


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User currently offlineMucflieger From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2935 times:

TFS Reina Sofia


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User currently offlineBrink777 From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2004, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2871 times:

stockholm arlanda ARN if that was a name of somone not sure

User currently offlineShamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6373 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

Quoting Concorde001 (Reply 1):
When Diana, Princess of Wales died some were thinking of renaming Heathrow as Princess Diana International, or something along those lines.

They should have named a terminal after her and not the whole airport. It is a nice idea.


User currently offlineCoronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1612 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2849 times:

TIRANA-Rinas International Mother Theresa (TIA/LATI)

LGB-Shannon Daugherty Field   

[Edited 2006-01-05 20:47:35]


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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2838 times:

Who could forget San Diego's "Linda Bergh" field?
Las Vegas and Mc Karen?

[Edited 2006-01-05 20:31:58]


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User currently offline2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2748 times:

How about ORY - Paris Orly? Orly is sometimes a female name.
Before MGA name was changed to Sandino International it was known as "Las Mercedes".
I think there's an airport on Puerto Rico called "Mercedita" - it's Ponce?

Quoting Brink777 (Reply 11):
stockholm arlanda ARN if that was a name of somone not sure

Arlanda is an skandinavian name of some kind. Can't say if it's female or male. For an spanish speaker sounds like a female name, doubt if there are girls named Arlanda in Latinamerica.



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8625 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2737 times:
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a few years ago there was a proposal to rename Auckland International Airport after Jean Batten , the female aviation pioneer ( and the first person to fly from the UK to New Zealand ), sadly they wimped out and made a messy compromise by just renaming the international terminal .


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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3875 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2728 times:

CLT


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User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2726 times:

Quoting Brink777 (Reply 11):
stockholm arlanda ARN if that was a name of somone not sure

Nope, Arlanda is not named after someone.


User currently offlineN276AASTT From US Virgin Islands, joined Jan 2004, 620 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2724 times:

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 9):
Atlanta - what a b!tch

Love it, good one!



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User currently offlineLFutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3356 posts, RR: 31
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2720 times:
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Indore, India - Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Civil Airport

Leo



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User currently offlineMGA From Nicaragua, joined Mar 2005, 726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2566 times:

Guatemala´s "La Aurora" (GUA)

MGA



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User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2550 times:

Calabar (CBQ), Nigeria:

Margaret Ekpo International Airport.

She was a noticeable politican from Cross River State.



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User currently offlineXpat From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 17):
CLT

 rotfl  only if you say it fast enough.



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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2502 times:

Dhaka - Zia International Airport (Bangladesh)


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25 Civilav : Let me put the record straight here. La Chinita refers to the Catholic patron of Maracaibo city, the Virgin of Our Lady of Chiquinquira. Her facial f
26 Zizou : Colombo's airport is named after the 1st female prime minister in the world; Bandarnaike
27 Planemanofnz : The international terminal at Auckland Airport is named after the famous kiwi pilot - Jean Batten
28 2travel2know : I'm not that well informed of Singalese history, Was Mrs Bandarnaike primeminister before or after Golda Meir of Israel? Mrs Meir has not gotten an a
29 Civilav : Mrs. Golda Meir was PM of Israel from 1968 till the mid 70's when she resigned over differences with her cabinet. Mirs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike was sev
30 Swissgabe : Isn't the airport in Colombo named after the father of Bandaranaike? She got a new name as she married anyway.
31 Post contains images ZKSUJ : I thought that was just the food court inside the terminal ?
32 Planemanofnz : Yes and no. When you walk from the carpark past those little paying machines and then you walk into this area where there is elevators and vending ma
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