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List of eponyms of airports

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This is a list of eponyms of airports. It includes the name of the airport, the facility's location, and the person after whom the airport is named.

Former names and names of closed airports

Astor Piazzolla International Airport, Mar del Plata, Argentina
formerly Brigadier General Bartolomé de la Colina International Airport, changed in August, 2008
Baghdad International Airport, Baghdad, Iraq 
formerly Saddam International Airport, named for Saddam Hussein
Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 
formerly Haile Selassie I International Airport, named for Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia
Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town, South Africa 
formerly D.F. Malan Airport, named for Daniel François Malan
Clark International Airport, Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines 
formerly Diosdado Macapagal International Airport, named for Diosdado Macapagal
Durban International Airport, Durban, South Africa 
formerly Louis Botha Airport, named for Louis Botha; renamed in 1995 and closed in 2010
Edmonton City Centre (Blatchford Field) Airport, Edmonton, Canada
closed, named for Kenneth Alexander Blatchford
El Alto International Airport, La Paz, Bolivia
formerly John F. Kennedy International Airport
John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City, United States 
dedicated as New York International Airport in 1948, more known as Idlewild Airport (IDL), renamed (JFK)
in memory of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, on December 24, 1963
José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport, Guayaquil, Ecuador 
formerly Simón Bolívar International Airport, named for Simón Bolívar
Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China 
closed, named after two plutocrats Kai Ho and Au Tak
Kimberley Airport, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa 
formerly B. J. Vorster Airport, named for B. J. Vorster
Meigs Field, Chicago, Illinois, United States 
closed, named for Merrill C. Meigs
Mati Airport, Mati City, Philippines
formerly Imelda R. Marcos Airport
OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa 
formerly Jan Smuts International Airport, named for Jan Smuts
Senai International Airport, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
formerly Sultan Ismail International Airport
Stapleton International Airport, Denver, Colorado, United States 
closed, named for Denver mayor Benjamin F. Stapleton
Sydney Airport, Sydney, Australia 
formerly Kingsford Smith International Airport, named for Charles Kingsford Smith
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taipei, Taiwan 
formerly Chiang Kai-shek International Airport, named for Chiang Kai-shek

References

List of eponyms of airports Wikipedia


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