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Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 6:33 am

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
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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 6:39 am

I believe that Hartsfield is named after a guy...
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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 6:42 am

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!
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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 6:43 am

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...)

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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 6:46 am

Lyon - Saint-Exupéry (after the author/pilot)
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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 6:48 am

WLG - Wellington, New Zealand

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

Tue Sep 12, 2000 6:57 am

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.


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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 7:01 am

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Used to be Bergstrom AFB.
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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 7:07 am

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

Tue Sep 12, 2000 7:24 am

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...

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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 7:41 am

>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?

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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 7:44 am

Grand Rapids, MI - GRR - Gerald R. Ford International
Flint, MI - FNT - Flint Bishop International
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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 8:15 am

Houston Hobby- named after former Governor William P. Hobby
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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 8:19 am

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.

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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 9:27 am

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.
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RE: Redngold

Tue Sep 12, 2000 10:12 am

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.
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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 10:27 am

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.

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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 11:37 am

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).
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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 11:46 am

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).
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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 11:51 am

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!)

RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 12:02 pm

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?
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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 2:12 pm

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.
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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 2:33 pm

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.
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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 2:50 pm

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


RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 2:52 pm

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

RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 3:22 pm

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

Tue Sep 12, 2000 3:27 pm

Duesseldorf is "Rhein/Ruhr",
Mannheim "Rhein/Neckar" (all rivers).
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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 5:08 pm

TWA902fly: PDX is Portland, Oregon not Maine.

How about YYZ, Lester B Pearson Int'l

Or Liverpool Speke Airport (UK)

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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 5:24 pm

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).
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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 6:00 pm

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

Tue Sep 12, 2000 6:27 pm

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.
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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 7:59 pm

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.
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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 9:25 pm

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.
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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 10:56 pm

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)

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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 11:17 pm

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.


RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 11:17 pm

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.
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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 11:32 pm

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
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RE: Airport Names

Tue Sep 12, 2000 11:44 pm

Glasgow (GLA) - Abbotsinch

Edinburgh (EDI) - Turnhouse

Aberdeen (ABZ) - Dyce
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RE: Airport Names

Wed Sep 13, 2000 12:06 am

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)
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RE: Airport Names

Wed Sep 13, 2000 12:20 am

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!

RE: Airport Names

Wed Sep 13, 2000 12:34 am

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.

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RE: Airport Names

Wed Sep 13, 2000 12:39 am

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.
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Wed Sep 13, 2000 12:49 am

Its Hartsfield, Not Heartsfield.  

Lambert-St.Louis Int'l Airport


RE: Airport Names

Wed Sep 13, 2000 12:49 am

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.


RE: Airport Names

Wed Sep 13, 2000 1:30 am

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

Wed Sep 13, 2000 1:38 am

St. Louis MidAmerica
RSW-Southwest Florida International Airport
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Wed Sep 13, 2000 1:50 am

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

I guess Southwest Florida Int'l sounds much better.

RE: Airport Names

Wed Sep 13, 2000 2:28 am

Bangkok Don Muang International Airport, Thailand

RE: Airport Names

Wed Sep 13, 2000 2:30 am

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

Paris Charlles de Gulle, France etc....
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Wed Sep 13, 2000 3:52 am

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.

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