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Airports Named After People

Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:26 pm

On the anniversary of JFK's death, I was thinking what other airports are named after people, and who they are (and what they're famous for)

I can think of IAH after George Bush
LPL with John Lennon
CDG after Charles deGaulle

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Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:33 pm

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Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:38 pm

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Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:39 pm

BOS - General Edward Lawrence Logan
PVD - Theodore Francis Green
GRB - Austin Strabel
BUR - Bob Hope
 
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Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:41 pm

Every US Air Force Base...but it'd be a long list.  
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RE: Airports Named After People

Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:41 pm

This thread could go on for ages. There are thousands upon thousands of airports worldwide named after people.

ORD - Edward O'Hare (WWII Navy pilot)

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RE: Airports Named After People

Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:41 pm

MUC Franz Josef Strauss

YYZ Lester B. Pearson

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Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:43 pm

I'm not sure there is enough space on a.net to list all of the airports named after people - a huge number of them are. Going down a list of the 25 busiest in the USA, for example, the following are named after people:

1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Atlanta mayors William Hartsfield and Maynard Jackson)
2. O'Hare International Airport (WWII pilot Edward "Butch" O'Hare)
7. John F. Kennedy International Airport (obvious)
9. Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (Charlotte mayor Ben Douglas, Sr.)
10. McCarran International Airport (Senator Pat McCarran)
12. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (obvious)
19. Boston Logan International Airport (General Edward Logan, a Spanish-American War officer)
20. LaGuardia Airport (mayor Fiorello LaGuardia)
22. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (obvious)
23. Washington Dulles International Airport (John Foster Douglas, former Secretary of State)
25. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (obvious)

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Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:44 pm

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Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:47 pm

This is the page you need: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_eponyms_of_airports

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Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:50 pm

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Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:53 pm

SNA John Wayne Airport
BUR Bob Hope Airport
 
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Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:03 pm

MSP- Though rare to see the name in the title these days, Wold Chamberlain airport is named after for the World War I pilots Ernest Groves Wold and Cyrus Foss Chamberlain!

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RE: Airports Named After People

Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:09 pm

Quoting Btriple7 (Reply 9):

Great list!

Willard Airport isnt on that list ... that's Champaign/Urbana, named for Arthur Willard, former University of Illinois president

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Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:12 pm

John F. Kennedy......
.....not the one in New York


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RE: Airports Named After People

Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:13 pm

Quoting SANflyr (Reply 14):

Surprised you didn't mention SAN Lindbergh Field LOL!!

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Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:14 pm

Belfast City is named George Best

Krakow is named Pope John Paul 2nd

Sydney is named Kingsford Smith
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RE: Airports Named After People

Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:24 pm

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 16):

I guess because I rarely hear SAN being called Lindbergh....It did not occur to me. (I do miss the Lindbergh mural though).
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RE: Airports Named After People

Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:26 pm

Quoting Btriple7 (Reply 9):
This is the page you need: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_eponyms_of_airports

Not every airport is there, obviously, but it's not a bad list. But, here's a different take on the OP: how many people have two airports named after them?

OKC https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Rogers_World_Airport

PWA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiley_Post_Airport

BRW https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiley_...%80%93Will_Rogers_Memorial_Airport

And, if one was so inclined, one can say this pair has three facilities named after them:

W36 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_R..._Wiley_Post_Memorial_Seaplane_Base
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Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:36 pm

DSA and (formerly) the ill-fated CQM were named after fictional people.
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RE: Airports Named After People

Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:47 pm

BUD - music composer Franz (Ferenc in Hungarian) Liszt

FCO - must he be presented ? Leonardo da Vinci

LYS - French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, famous for his novella 'The Little Prince', sometimes quoted by another pilot (since Saint-Exupéry also was) in his chronicles published in the magazine Airways.

SZG - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart



YUL - Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Canada's prime minister 1968-1979, 1980-1984.




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Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:55 pm

MEX - Lic. Benito Juarez
GDL - Don Miguel Hidalgo
MTY - Gen Mariano Escobedo

And many many more!
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Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:01 pm

Canada has quite a few airports named for people. A few that come to mind:

Toronto (YTZ) - Billy Bishop (top Canadian fighter ace in WWI and many later aviation industry activities).
Montreal (YUL) - Pierre Trudeau (former Prime Minister).
Quebec City (YQB) - Jean Lesage (former Premier of Quebec).
Ottawa (Halifax (YHZ) - Robert Stanfield (former Premier of Nova Scotia and leader of federal Conservative party).
Hamilton (YWG) - James Armstrong Richardson (influential Manitoba businessman and commercial aviation pioneer).
Saskatoon (YXE) - John Diefenbaker (former Prime Minister).
Whitehorse (YXY) - Erik Nielsen (former federal member of parliament and cabinet minister from Yukon, also brother of late actor Leslie Nielsen, notable for his roles in spoof movies Airplane! and the Naked Gun series, among others).
Inuvik (YEV) - Mike Zubko (longtime commercial pilot in the Canadian Arctic region).
Timmins (YTS) - Victor Power (former mayor).

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Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:02 pm

STL is named for Albert Bond Lambert, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Bond_Lambert



Sometimes a terminal is named for somebody, not the entire airport; EVV and DTW comes to mind.

EVV has the William H. Dress Terminal named for a mayor of Evansville and DTW has the McNamara terminal named for the former Wayne County Executive Edward H. McNamara
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RE: Airports Named After People

Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:24 am

Quoting falstaff (Reply 24):

There is also the Humphrey terminal in MSP. Used that one flying back home with FI last June.

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RE: Airports Named After People

Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:04 am

A number of airports in the Philippines are named (or formerly named) after people:

* MNL - named after Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr., a former Senator who was assassinated at the airport in 1983 (and father of the current President)

* DVO - named after Don Francisco Bangoy, the patriarch of a wealthy family that donated the land for the airport

* CRK - formerly named after Diosdado Macapagal, former President of the Philippines (the terminal is now named after him)

* TAC - named after Daniel Z. Romualdez, former Speaker of the House of Representatives (and uncle of Imelda Marcos)

* USU - named after Francisco B. Reyes, the former mayor of Coron, Palawan who donated the land for the airport

* MBT - named after Moises R. Espinosa, Sr., the former Representative of Masbate who was assassinated at the airport in 1989

* EUQ - named after Evelio B. Javier, the former governor of Antique who was assassinated at the airport in the mid-1980s at the end of the Marcos regime

* MXI - formerly named after Imelda Marcos

* BQA - named after Dr. Juan C. Angara, a prominent doctor (and patriarch of the Angara family that dominates local politics)

A number of these airports (in particular BQA) are deliberately named in order to cement the ruling political family's influence over the locality in question. It's an egregious practice that must be stopped, but what can we do when our politicians like to look out only for their own interests?
 
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RE: Airports Named After People

Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:39 am

Might be a shorter list to do those not named after people:

ABQ
DFW
DEN
COS (though it is co-located with Peterson AFB)
MAF
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RE: Airports Named After People

Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:23 am

Now how many of these airports are referred to in general use by the names of who they are named after (ie, JFK is usually referred to as "JFK", LGA is generally referred to as "LaGuardia Airport"), while most others are usually just referred to using the city name.

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RE: Airports Named After People

Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:02 am

Quoting xaapb (Reply 22):

MEX - Lic. Benito Juarez
GDL - Don Miguel Hidalgo
MTY - Gen Mariano Escobedo

And many many more!

TIJ - General Abelardo L. Rodríguez

MXL - General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada

TLC - Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos

PVR - Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz

HMO - General Ignacio Pesqueira García

MID - Manuel Crescencio Rejón

CVJ - General Mariano Matamoros

Just a few more in Mexico
 
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RE: Airports Named After People

Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:26 am

Wouldn't be easier to make a list of airports NOT named after a person? I can think of ABQ, DFW, LAX, SFO, and SEA. I'm sure there are others but I think it will make for a smaller, easier list.
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RE: Airports Named After People

Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:10 am

Quoting Eirules (Thread starter):

Now how many of these airports are referred to in general use by the names of who they are named after (ie, JFK is usually referred to as "JFK", LGA is generally referred to as "LaGuardia Airport"), while most others are usually just referred to using the city name.


SYDNEY is the same, its called Sydney Airport more then after the man it is named after Sir Charles Kingsford Smith some just call it Kingsford Smith , or just Sydney Airport

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Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:44 am

CGK - Soekarno Hatta

MNL - Ninoy Aquino

DEL- Indira Ghandi
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Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:27 am

Chile:

SCL -- Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez (Founded both the Chilean Air Force and Línea Aérea Nacional de Chile)

PUQ -- Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo (Former Chilean President and co-founder of Línea Aérea Nacional de Chile)

IQQ -- Diego Aracena (Famous Chilean Aviator)
 
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Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:21 am

ODE changed name earlier this year to: Hans Christian Andersen Airport.
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Sun Nov 24, 2013 1:52 pm

Quoting qffflyer (Reply 31):
Now how many of these airports are referred to in general use by the names of who they are named after

I've frequently heard Charles de Gaulles for CDG, which in the case of Paris is a way to differentiate it from Orly. Also, at least in the French news, I regularly hear Lyon Saint-Exupéry or Lyon's Saint-Exupéry Airport.
 
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Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:40 pm

Quoting xaapb (Reply 22):
And many many more!

Tijuana Abelardo Rodríguez
 
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Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:56 pm

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 33):
Chile:

Tobalaba is named for Eulogio Sanchez.

ZOS is named for Carlos Hott (or named for a canal that's named for Carlos Hott). I don't know who he is.
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Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:58 pm

Quoting steex (Reply 7):
9. Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (Charlotte mayor Ben Douglas, Sr.)

And the city of Charlotte, NC itself is named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of King George III.

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Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:13 pm

Some Indian airports...

Mumbai / BOM ---------------------- Chhatrapati Shivaji (17th century Maratha emperor - interesting choice I'd say)
Hyderabad / HYD ------------------- Rajiv Gandhi (6th prime minister of India)
Bangalore / BLR -------------------- Kempe Gowda I (founder of Bangalore city - not sure if this is official yet)
Kolkata / CCU ----------------------- Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose (Indian nationalist in independence movement)

MAA's domestic and international terminals are named after former chief ministers of Tamil Nadu, K. Kamaraj and C.N. Annadurai, respectively.
 
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Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:19 am

Quoting SpaceshipDC10 (Reply 35):
Quoting qffflyer (Reply 31):
Now how many of these airports are referred to in general use by the names of who they are named after

I've frequently heard Charles de Gaulle for CDG, which in the case of Paris is a way to differentiate it from Orly.

In France, you rarely hear CDG referred to as Charles-de-Gaulle. Almost always "Roissy", it's original name, for the municipality on which about 20% of the airport property is located.
 
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Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:27 pm

You can have a field day with Brazilian airports... In fact, the only major airport in Brazil to my knowledge not named after some one is Sao Paulo-Congonhas...

Most named after local or national politicians
Salvador SSA - Luis Eduardo Magalhaes
Florianopolis FLN - Hercilio Luz
Belo Horizonte CNF - Tancredo Neves
Brasilia BSB - Juscelino Kubitschek
Porto Alegre POA - Salgado Filho
Natal NAT - Augusto Severo
Sao Paulo GRU - André Franco Montoro
Fortaleza FOR - Pinto Martins
Manaus MAO - Eduardo Gomes

and cultural or aviation related figures

Rio de Janeiro SDU - Santos Dumont
Recife REC - Gilberto Freyre
and my favourite
Rio de Janeiro GIG - Antonio Carlos Jobim
 
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Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:30 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 23):
Canada has quite a few airports named for people

YHY, destination of the famous Buffalo sched is named after Merlyn Carter, a local bush pilot recently killed by a bear.
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Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:52 pm

How many airports have been named after TWO people?

JNB: Jan Smuts Airport, then Johannesburg International, now OR Tambo International

We also have DUR: King Shaka International.
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Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:13 pm

Quoting andz (Reply 43):
How many airports have been named after TWO people?

BFN: JBM Hertzog Airport, then became Bloemfontein International Airport, then became Bram Fischer International Airport.


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Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:23 pm

Quoting SA7700 (Reply 44):
BFN: JBM Hertzog Airport, then became Bloemfontein International Airport, then became Bram Fischer International Airport.

I wasn't aware of that one, the renaming creep in this country can be clandestine.
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Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:41 pm

Quoting LittleFokker (Reply 30):
Wouldn't be easier to make a list of airports NOT named after a person?

But how many of them have a terminal named after a person? That may be an even shorter list.
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Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:47 pm

Quoting andz (Reply 45):
I wasn't aware of that one, the renaming creep in this country can be clandestine.

Agreed. I don't like it at all and prefer "geographical names".  


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Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:35 am

Quoting andz (Reply 43):
How many airports have been named after TWO people?

Winnipeg airport (YWG) was originally named Stevenson Field for a local aviation pioneer and bush pilot. In 1958 the name was dropped and it became Winnipeg International Airport. Then in 2006 it was renamed Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport for a prominent local businessman with major interests in aviation in the early days.

As a sidenote, YWG was Canada's first international airport in 1928 when NW began service from MSP, their first international route.

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Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:28 pm

DF Malan Airport (Cape Town International) named after a former South African president. - See Wikipedia

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