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Airports

Cities (etc.) Served

It would be fair to say that this is not my favourite type of question. When I go on holiday – or even when I used to travel on business – the last thing on my mind is the name of the airport that I'll be flying to.  Some quiz setters, however, seem to think differently ...

And having said that, I have to admit that some of them are quite interesting – particularly the ones that are named after people. If you're setting questions, my advice – make that my plea – is to use this topic with discretion.

The names of many airports include the name of the city they serve, but also include another identifier – often one that on its own would give you a clue to the name of the city. For example: Liverpool John Lennon, or Milan–Malpensa. In such cases I've left out the name of the city (obviously).

Q: Which city (or region, island, etc.) is served by ... airport? A:
Dyce Click to show or hide the answer
Schiphol Click to show or hide the answer
V. C. Bird Click to show or hide the answer
Hartsfield Click to show or hide the answer
Heydar Aliyev Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Grantley Adams Click to show or hide the answer
Aldergrove (renamed Belfast International, 1983) Click to show or hide the answer
Tagel, Templehof, Schönefeld Click to show or hide the answer
Squire's Gate (former name) Click to show or hide the answer
El Dorado Click to show or hide the answer
Gugliemo Marconi Click to show or hide the answer
Sahar, Santa Cruz Click to show or hide the answer
Logan Click to show or hide the answer
Hurn Click to show or hide the answer
Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek (after the 21st president of the country whose capital this is, during whose incumbency the city was built) Click to show or hide the answer
Lulsgate Click to show or hide the answer
Ferenc Liszt International Click to show or hide the answer
Bob Hope Click to show or hide the answer
Simon Bolivar International Click to show or hide the answer
Rhoos Click to show or hide the answer
O'Hare – the world's largest airport Click to show or hide the answer
Konrad Adenauer Airport is the alternative name for Click to show or hide the answer
Bandaranaike International Click to show or hide the answer
Kastrup Click to show or hide the answer
Indira Gandhi (formerly Palam) Click to show or hide the answer
Stapleton Click to show or hide the answer
Turnhouse Click to show or hide the answer
Rhine–Main International Click to show or hide the answer
Cointrin Click to show or hide the answer
Cristoforo Colombo Click to show or hide the answer
Federico García Lorca Click to show or hide the answer
Maurice Bishop International Click to show or hide the answer
José Martí International (named after the 19th–century "Apostle of Independence" for the country of which this is the capital) Click to show or hide the answer
Chek Lap Kok (formerly Kai Tak) Click to show or hide the answer
Benazir Bhutto International (renamed in 2008) Click to show or hide the answer
Ronaldsway Click to show or hide the answer
George Bush Intercontinental (named after George H. W. Bush) Click to show or hide the answer
O. R. Tambo (formerly Jan Smuts – known in between by the name of the city) Click to show or hide the answer
Norman Manley International Click to show or hide the answer
Dum–dum Click to show or hide the answer
Arecife Click to show or hide the answer
J. F. Kennedy Click to show or hide the answer
McCarran Click to show or hide the answer
Shannon Click to show or hide the answer
Humberto Delgado Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Bill and Hillary Clinton National Click to show or hide the answer
John Lennon (known prior to 2001 as Speke) Click to show or hide the answer
Adolfo Suarez – Barajas Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Luqa Click to show or hide the answer
Ninoy Aquino Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Tullamarine Click to show or hide the answer
Benito Juárez International Click to show or hide the answer
Malpensa, Linate Click to show or hide the answer
Dorval, Mirabel Click to show or hide the answer
Sheremetyevo Click to show or hide the answer
Jomo Kenyatta International Click to show or hide the answer
Capodichino Click to show or hide the answer
Gander Click to show or hide the answer
Louis Armstrong International (known until 2001 as Moisant Field) Click to show or hide the answer
La Guardia, Kennedy, Newark Click to show or hide the answer
John Wayne Click to show or hide the answer
Fornebu until 1998, Gardermoen since then Click to show or hide the answer
Macdonald–Cartier Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Orly, Roissy–Charles de Gaulle Click to show or hide the answer
Galileo Galilei (no longer known by this name) Click to show or hide the answer
Václav Havel Click to show or hide the answer
King Khaled Click to show or hide the answer
Leonardo da Vinci Click to show or hide the answer
W. A. Mozart Click to show or hide the answer
Changi (also the name of the city's prison) Click to show or hide the answer
Alexander the Great Click to show or hide the answer
Arlanda (Skavsta is a low–cost alternative) Click to show or hide the answer
Kingsford Smith Click to show or hide the answer
Chang Kai–Shek Click to show or hide the answer
Ben Gurion Click to show or hide the answer
Reina Sofia Click to show or hide the answer
General Abelard L. Rodriguez Click to show or hide the answer
Narita, Hanneda International Click to show or hide the answer
Lester B. Pearson Click to show or hide the answer
Marco Polo Click to show or hide the answer
Frederic Chopin Click to show or hide the answer
Dulles, Ronald Reagan (the latter so named in 1998) Click to show or hide the answer

Other

Manchester's first airport (1929) – renamed City Airport Manchester in 2007 Click to show or hide the answer
Belfast City Airport was renamed in 2006 after (local sporting hero who died in November 2005) Click to show or hide the answer
IATA code DFW Click to show or hide the answer
Airport serving Kampala (Uganda), where Israeli forces rescued hostages from an Air France airbus in 1976 Click to show or hide the answer
The world's busiest international airport (most international flights) Click to show or hide the answer
Former name of John F. Kennedy Airport (renamed on 24 December 1963) Click to show or hide the answer
Asia's busiest airport (number of passengers) Click to show or hide the answer
Chief airport of Israel (where the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine killed 26 people in 1972) Click to show or hide the answer
Former name of Kent International Airport: RAF Click to show or hide the answer
The world's largest airport Click to show or hide the answer
29 miles from Glasgow: scene of Elvis Presley's only visit to Britain (1960), when the US army transport plane that he was in touched down to refuel Click to show or hide the answer
Heathrow Terminal 4: opened by Click to show or hide the answer
Europe's second–busiest airport Click to show or hide the answer
Two words dropped in December 2016 from the name of the airport that opened in 2005 on the site of the former RAF Finningley, serving Doncaster and Sheffield Click to show or hide the answer
The first airport to introduce duty–free shopping (1947) Click to show or hide the answer
Sussex venue of the airshow at which a vintage Hawker Hunter T7 aircraft crashed into vehicles on the A27 trunk road in 2015, resulting in 11 deaths and 16 other casualties Click to show or hide the answer

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