N863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 6 Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2613 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.
TWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3053 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2604 times:
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
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
TUL Tulsa- Rogers
OKC Oklahoma City- Rogers
PDX Portland, ME- Jetport
CVG Cincinatti- Northern Kentucky
and so on...
life wasn't worth the balance, or the crumpled paper it was written on
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 51 Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2597 times:
> 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?
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 40 Reply 13, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2588 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)
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
DeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2576 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.
NWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 13 Reply 16, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2567 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!
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.
CstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2557 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'Hare.com (City of Chicago; Richard M. Daley, Mayor).
AJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2376 posts, RR: 27 Reply 18, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2557 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).
Sydneysider From Germany, joined Jun 2000, 193 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2560 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!)
L1011Ken From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2553 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?
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 369 posts, RR: 2 Reply 21, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2549 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.