>Nottingham East Midlands Airport is named because it's in Nottingham...... despite being closer to Derby and having a Derby address<
Yep, it is in Darby, but isn't it closest to Leicester?
I remember, they said on the Beeb that the reason they named it after Nottingham was because it is the name people would recognize, likely looking for the Sheriff
is named Los Angeles International Airport, for the City of the Angels where it is.
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is named after the famous jazz musician, while its code MSY
stands for Moissant Stock Yards, which was what was on the site before the airport was built. Those Stock Yards were named for John Moissant, who was an aviation pioneer who crashed and died on the site during the dawn of aviation. Kind of the airport's guardian angel now.
is named Logan after General Edward Logan.
is named after LaGuardia, who was the mayor of NY who built the airport
is named after...JFK
is named Liberty after CO
making a post-9/11 marketing move
is named after Bush the Former
after William Hobby
Liverpool after John Lennon
after the neighborhood the airport displaced
is named after the town of Luton
is named for John Wayne, the movie star
was named Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena after the 3 cities that own the airport, but now is named for Bob Hope (should have been George Burns, who actually flew WN
out of there to LAS
all the time :-()
is named Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, because it is actually in Hollywood, FL
is now just called Orlando International, but the code stands for McCoy Air Force Base, which was there before.
is Southern California Logistics Airport, as they know their role as a logistic place to store aircraft and are trying to attract cargo traffic with their 15,000 foot runway (used to be SC
International Airport and before that George AFB)
Why is LGW
called Gatwick? Shouldn't it be London-Crawley, London-East Grinstead or even Brighton International