WHAT'S IN A NAME : THE NAMES GIVEN TO AIRPORTS CAN SAY A LOT ABOUT THE HISTORY AND POLITICS OF THE COUNTRY THEY SERVE

This article lists the cutting edge in the new naming of airports, from politics to public relations. In 2001, Liverpool Airport became the UKs first airport to take the name of a famous person, John Lennon. The article lists many examples of new names coming into vogue in the UK. It also looks at airport names in the U.S., mentioning Louis Armstrong Airport in New Orleans, John Wayne Airport in Orange County, and Will Rogers in Oklahoma City. Airports are taking the names of fallen political heroes in Manila and aviation history in West Virginia. The last name change focuses on Baghdad International Airport, which was renamed from its former title, Saddam Hussein Airport.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Key Publishing, Limited

    P.O. Box 100
    Stamford,   United Kingdom  PE9 1XQ
  • Authors:
    • McCormick, C
  • Publication Date: 2005-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 40-41
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Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Airports; History
  • Subject Areas: Aviation; History; Terminals and Facilities;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00988294
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 1 2005 12:00AM