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 Saturday, September 16, 2006

Airport quiz: What is this modern obsession with naming airports after people rather than places? Nobody wants to fly to a dead person's airport, they want to fly to a readily identifiable city or region. But no, civic officials insist on naming airports after local statesmen and celebrities, even if nobody else then has a clue where these airports are. Maybe it's a way to confuse passengers, reduce air traffic and thereby cut carbon emissions. Or maybe it's just self-obsessed madness. Anyway, can you identify which major towns and cities are served by the following re-designated airports? There's a choice of three each time.
Answers are in the comments box, but have a go before you peek.

  1) Charles de Gaulle International Airport
  2) John F. Kennedy International Airport
  3) John Lennon Airport
  4) Robin Hood Airport
  5) George Best City Airport
  6) George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  7) Ronald Reagan National Airport
  8) Dulles International Airport
  9) Ben Gurion International Airport
10) Indira Gandhi International Airport
11) Marco Polo International Airport
12) Amerigo Vespucci Airport
13) Franz Josef Strauss International Airport
14) Frédéric Chopin Airport
15) W. A. Mozart Airport

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