|Quoting deltaffindfw (Reply 26):|
MSP used to be Wold-Chamberlain Field. Technically, today it is Minneapolis-St Paul/Wold-Chamberlain Intl Airport but no one seems to use it (except fly.faa.gov).
|Quoting PacNWjet (Reply 1):|
With his death in office, the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was initially renamed Henry M. Jackson International Airport, but political resistance to the change led to this being reversed in favor of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. It wasn't that the public didn't want to honor the late Senator, but rather leaders in both Seattle and Tacoma (Tacoma, in particular), fearing the loss of convention business, demanded that their cities name be included in the name of the airport. The airport lies between the two cities in the municipality of SeaTac.
|Quoting manu (Reply 56):|
YYZ was originally Malton Airport. Malton Airport remained until October 18, 1960 when it changed to Toronto International Airport.
|Quoting PacNWjet (Reply 47):|
Well, not exactly. The subject of the evolution of the name of Kennedy Airport in New York came up in another thread a couple of years ago:
Why Was Idlewild Chosen To Be Renamed After JFK? (by FlySSC Apr 28 2010 in Civil Aviation)
As it turns out, an article in the New York Times in December 1963 right after the airport was re-named for President Kennedy prominently highlighted the fact that the airport at Idlewild was already named after someone, i.e., Major General Alexander E. Anderson. The official name of the airport was New York International Airport-Anderson Field. The article has a sub-heading "Already a Memorial," the first paragraph of which reads "Actually, in changing the title of Idlewild Airport to Kennedy Airport, the city would be erasing a memorial to a little-remembered but once prominent veteran of two world wars, Maj. Gen. Alexander E. Anderson."
The "Idlewild" moniker apparently was unofficial. According to the New York Times, the area where the airport eventually was built once housed the Idlewild Hotel and Park. The name "Idlewild" is thought to have been inspired by the fact that the area originally had been wild (i.e., undeveloped) but was developed as a recreational area for the "idle" rich.
I discovered all this in an article that begins on page 1 of the December 5, 1963 issue of The New York Times which is continued on page 35 of the newspaper.
|Quoting milesrich (Reply 64):|
That is an interesting bit of trivia, but on November 21, 1963, if you asked people the name of the airport out in Queens where all the jet flights landed, they would have told you Idlewild.
|Quoting PacNWjet (Reply 65):|
That was the point of the article. I went back and looked at the actual pages from the New York Times on which the article was printed. The tone of the article was one of "gosh, would you believe...?" It seems that when the mayor of New York proposed changing the name of "Idlewild" Airport, in the course of their research on the history of the airport reporters at no less than the New York Times—the "newspaper of record," the "Grey Lady"—were surprised to find that the word "Idlewild" was nowhere in the official name of the airport. It was kind of surprising to everyone involved that the official name of the airport was actually New York International Airport-Anderson Field because everyone knew it as "Idlewild." That was the whole point of the article.
|Quoting rampart (Reply 31):|
I have to ask, if you are doing a report, don't you have to cite some authoritative references? "Nerds on Airliners.net" may be authoritative
|Quoting Q (Reply 74):|
I wondering. Why ACV code for Eureka, California? There is no AC or V name.
|Quoting milesrich (Reply 46):|
Fiorello La Guardia was dead for six years before New York Municipal Airport was named for him, even though its development was the works of the Mayor. Prior to the airport being built, commercial flights all landed at Newark. Then during his term in office, La Guardia was flying back home and purchased a ticket that read "New York". When the flight landed at EWR, he pointed out his ticket said, New York and demanded to be flown there, the only airport in NYC being Floyd Bennett Field. This event was used by LaGuardia to push for the construction of what is now LGA, so naming the airport after him made good sense, as he got it built.
|Quoting rampart (Reply 38):|
Ellinikon is named for the city in which it's located. Somewhat like Heathrow or Orly. That airport did not actually change its name, it simply decomissioned. Naming the new airport Ellenikon would have been inaccurate, since it was not located in the city of Ellinikon. According to Wikipedia (which admits up front to some lack of verification on that specific entry), the Ellinikon (Hellenikon) airport did have different names dating from WW II and shortly after. I don't translate Greek and not familiar with Greek names, but perhaps some of those earlier names were personal, and later changing to the place name. But no references given to be definitive.
|Quoting bmacleod (Reply 82):|
A few more to mention in Canada.
Montreal Dorval Airport to Pierre E. Trudeau in 2004.
Halifax International Airport to Robert Stanfield Int. (or Halifax Stanfield Int.) 2005
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos