Airports Named for People

Can you name the cities that are served by these airports named for people?
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Last updated: October 21, 2016
First submittedNovember 6, 2012
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Person
City
Fiorello La Guardia
New York
Charles de Gaulle
Paris
George Bush
Houston
John Lennon
Liverpool
Marco Polo
Venice
Mustafa Ataturk
Istanbul
David Ben-Gurion
Tel Aviv
Person
City
Edward Logan
Boston
George Best
Belfast
Imam Khomeini
Tehran
Lester Pearson
Toronto
Ninoy Aquino
Manila
Edward O'Hare
Chicago
Indira Gandhi
Delhi
Person
City
Benito Juárez
Mexico City
Ronald Reagan
Washington D.C.
Antônio Carlos Jobim
Rio de Janeiro
Leonardo da Vinci
Rome
John Paul II
Krakow
Louis Armstrong
New Orleans
W. A. Mozart
Salzburg
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Level 17
Nov 15, 2012
Why not JFK?
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Level 79
Jun 25, 2015
Because there's already a New York answer here.
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Level 23
Jun 26, 2015
JFK is in Atlanta.. or am I wrong?
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Level 79
Jun 26, 2015
JFK definitely services New York. The major international airport of Atlanta is named for two former Atlanta mayors, neither of which were named Kennedy.
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Level 79
Feb 23, 2020
I made a sequel that includes JFK and some other suggestions from the comments here, while not including others. Could probably even make a #3 but if I did that I'd take off some of the answers I put on #2 and move them.
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Level 59
Nov 23, 2012
Just flew out of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi this morning...
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Level 79
Jan 12, 2014
I missed several of these but I definitely would have gotten Ninoy Aquino, King Khaled, King Fahd, or King AbdulAziz if any of those had been on the quiz.
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Level ∞
May 8, 2015
Added Ninoy Aquino.
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Level 79
Jun 18, 2015
Was surprised to learn Manila's airport uses his nickname, Ninoy, as its official name, rather than his given name of Benigno.
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Level 79
Jun 25, 2015
thanks. :) I did better this time.
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Level 58
Aug 1, 2015
the best part of a trip to Manila is the departure lounge at NAIA
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Level 81
Oct 5, 2019
A bunch of chairs? Fascinating. I'd opt for other sites, but maybe next time I'll just hang out like Tom Hanks in The Terminal.
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Level 79
Oct 17, 2019
There are much better things about Manila. I guess CMJ didn't have a good time there. My first two trips were kind of disappointing, too. Others were better.
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Level 71
Feb 28, 2013
Perhaps you could allow Cracow, for those of us raised reading maps 50 years ago.
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Level 72
May 7, 2013
Took me awhile to figure out Rome. I only knew Fiumicino from using the airport. Then I remembered the Leonardo Express train that connects to the city. How about adding John Wayne? I was told the airport was named after him, not because of his fame and popularity, but because he owned most of the county!
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Level 37
Jun 7, 2013
Lindbergh field?
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Level 78
Oct 17, 2019
Are you talking about San Diego International Airport?
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Level 60
Oct 17, 2019
Charles Lindbergh is the primary terminal serving Minneapolis-Saint Paul
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Level 74
Jun 23, 2014
I would have thought Louisville would name their airport after Mr Armstrong
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Level 52
Oct 17, 2019
Louisville just changed their airport name to Muhammad Ali international!
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Level 73
Oct 17, 2019
that's a slap in the face!
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Level 55
Nov 19, 2014
Ponta Delgada Airport in the Azores is also named after John Paul II. Got a bit confused, then realised Krakow is the obvouis answer...
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Level 64
Apr 21, 2015
Please accept Cracow for Krakow. I thought that I'd got it wrong. Thanks for a great quiz, happy to see how many I got.
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Level ∞
May 8, 2015
Okay
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Level 70
May 10, 2015
Lol I missed Mexico City
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Level 59
Jun 25, 2015
Might be more accurate to rephrase the intro as "major cities served by these airports". For example, Louis Armstrong Airport, whilst owned by and serving New Orleans, is actually located in Kenner, a suburb of N.O. I'm sure there are other similar cases.
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Level 34
Jun 25, 2015
That's probably true for almost all international airports. None are in the city proper. they are all in the suburbs - something about avoiding tall buildings. Even the hongkong, one which was a bit of a hair-raising experience to land there, was moved further away from the city proper.
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Level 77
Nov 30, 2016
Boston, JFK, LaGuardia, London City and LHR, even Frankfurt is within city limits though separated from it by a forest
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Level 43
Jun 25, 2015
70% of quiz takers connected Mustafa Ataturk with Istanbul. Without cheating. Sure they did.
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Level 79
Jun 25, 2015
The most famous figure in modern Turkish history.. and he's got TURK right in his name... and the largest most famous city in Turkey? Yeah... who could possibly ever make that connection?
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Level 58
Jun 25, 2015
Just because you did not know a fairly easy question doesn't mean anyone cheated. Who the heck needs to go out of their way to cheat on a leisurely quiz anyway? That's more work than its worth. Ataturk is the most recognizable name in Turkish history. I don't know how else to put it.
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Level 67
Dec 16, 2019
It is actually one of the easiest ones on the quiz, along with polo, davinci, gandhi, mozart and lennon.. Those I pretty much knew for certain. In other cases it was more a matter of guessing the nationality (and for the us, naming big cities)
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Level 70
Jun 25, 2015
Chopin Airport -Warsaw Lech Wałęsa -Gdańsk
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Level 77
Jun 25, 2015
Was surprised that NYC didn't work as it usually works on other JetPunk quizzes.
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Level 23
Jun 25, 2015
Add JFK in Atlanta.. It's my favourite airport ever...
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Level 80
Oct 17, 2015
JFK -> New York; Hartsfield-Jackson -> Atlanta
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Level 73
Jun 25, 2015
Please accept Salsburg for Salzburg.
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Level 78
Jun 25, 2015
Albert Bond Lambert for St. Louis?
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Level 88
Jun 25, 2015
If you want a difficult one, do James Richardson for Winnipeg
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Level 83
Sep 15, 2015
Surprisingly easy to guess the cities. Even the people I didn't know from what language the names were and what bigger cities with airports I knew from countries using the language. Fun though.
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Level 27
Jul 9, 2016
Definitely got John Lennon airport as Liverpool since it is only a few miles away from me! And as the motto is "Above us only sky"
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Level 71
Aug 16, 2016
Definitely should add Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, simply because it's such a fun name.
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Level 77
Nov 30, 2016
NYC didn't work
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Level 58
May 25, 2017
Great quiz! Not too difficult, and it was for the first time in several days that I got 5/5 on my first try. Check and try my recent quiz of "Best airports in the world 2016", based on Lonely Planet's survey. Not too many of the biggest airports on that list...
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Level 62
Dec 24, 2017
Leave it to the Polacks to name their airport after a pope!
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Level 81
Oct 5, 2019
Jackson, Sidney or Kevin?
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Level 43
Feb 19, 2020
He was Polish and Archbishop of Krakow, so fairly obvious choice.
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Level 48
Feb 22, 2018
The Ponta Delgada's airport in Azores Islands, Portugal, is also name after John Paul II.
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Level 71
Feb 28, 2018
You could also add Cristiano Ronaldo, the airport of his hometown Funchal (Madeira/Portugal) is named after him.
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Level 78
Oct 3, 2018
I was expecting Pierre Trudeau. :(
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Level 43
Jan 9, 2019
Gerald R. Ford-Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Level 51
May 8, 2019
vaclav habel,prague
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Level 57
Oct 25, 2019
Vaclav Havel :-) But yes, was thinking that would be a good one too.
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Level 82
Jul 21, 2019
just as a side note, BARI (IT) airport too is named after John Paul II even if they used his secular name of Karol Woitila, i don't know if this qualifies Bari as a valid answer for this quiz.
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Level 38
Sep 13, 2019
Excellent quiz idea. Thank you.
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Level 67
Oct 8, 2019
Salzburg, Armstrong and Polo are much lower than expected to me.
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Level 74
Oct 11, 2019
Franz Joseph Strauss in Munich
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Level 48
Oct 17, 2019
Quick heads up, it’s Kraków, not Krakow.
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Level 52
Oct 17, 2019
Another good one would be Ted Stevens in Anchorage AK
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Level 37
Oct 17, 2019
not bad. Got them all right but with 4 absolute blind guesses!
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Level 48
Oct 17, 2019
Six US airports in this quizz... Not just like if there were plenty of airports across the world named for people... As usual american centred.
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Level 46
Oct 17, 2019
Bari should also be accepted for John Paul II!
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Level 66
Oct 17, 2019
I find it a bit strange that the answer gotten by the fewest people was Toronto, one of the busiest airports in North America.
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Level 79
Oct 17, 2019
That was the last answer that I got and only got it randomly guessing many Anglophone cities around the world. I started in the UK and went to Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia before zeroing in on Canada. I used to work for a company called Pearson, but apparently it wasn't named after the same guy.
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Level 67
Nov 26, 2019
I got it because I live close to Toronto and fly out of there all the time. But I guess the name Lester B. Pearson isn't as strongly associated with Canada as someone like Mustafa Ataturk is with Turkey.
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Level 55
Oct 17, 2019
Add Mother Teresa Airport from Tirana, Albania
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Level 45
Oct 17, 2019
Honestly too lazy
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Level 55
Oct 17, 2019
Me 364 days a year: "It's spelled Manila" Me today when I'm taking a quiz: "It's spelled Manela"
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Level 35
Oct 17, 2019
got all bar one great quiz though
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Level 65
Oct 19, 2019
Being from Genoa, Italy, I think it would be fitting to include its airport - Cristoforo Colombo (Christopher Columbus).
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Level 43
Nov 3, 2019
Charles Kingsford Smith would be only the second one named after an aviator, after O'Hare, rather than the overwhelming majority here named after politicians.
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Level 43
Feb 19, 2020
For a possibly fictional character you could have Robin Hood airport . Doncaster
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Level 60
Jul 15, 2020
Amazing how two of the worst presidents of all time get airports named after them.