List of eponyms of airports

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This is a list of eponymously named airports.

It includes the name of the airport, the facility's location, and the person after whom the airport is named.

Current airports[edit]

Airport City Location Eponym
Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma International Airport Dire Dawa  Ethiopia Dejazmach Yilma Makonnen, former Governor of Harar
Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport Malang  Indonesia Abdul Rahman Saleh, National Hero of Indonesia
Abdullahi Yusuf International Airport Galkayo  Somalia Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, former President of Somalia
Abraham González International Airport Ciudad Juárez  Mexico Abraham González
Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport Springfield United States: Illinois Abraham Lincoln
Aden Adde International Airport Mogadishu  Somalia Aden Abdullah Osman Daar, first President of Somalia
Adisucipto International Airport Yogyakarta  Indonesia Agustinus Adisucipto, Indonesian independence hero
Adnan Menderes Airport İzmir  Turkey Adnan Menderes
Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport Madrid  Spain Adolfo Suárez González, first prime minister of Spain after the restoration of democracy and key participant in the transition to democracy after the Franco dictatorship
Ahmad Yani International Airport Semarang  Indonesia Ahmad Yani, Indonesian Army chief
Aeroporto Internazionale Falcone e Borsellino Palermo  Italy Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, two judges who fought the Mafia
Ajaccio Napoleon Bonaparte Airport Ajaccio  France Napoleon Bonaparte
Alexander the Great Airport Kavala  Greece Alexander the Great
Alula Aba Nega Airport Mekelle  Ethiopia Ras Alula, Ethiopian General
Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Buenos Aires  Argentina Jorge Newbery
Afonso Pena International Airport Curitiba  Brazil Afonso Pena
Senadora Eunice Michiles Airport São Paulo de Olivença  Brazil Eunice Michiles
Franjo Tuđman Airport Zagreb  Croatia Franjo Tuđman
Airport St. Paul the Apostle Ohrid  North Macedonia Paul the Apostle
Alexei Leonov Kemerovo International Airport Kemerovo  Russia Alexei Leonov
Alfonso López Pumarejo Airport Valledupar  Colombia Alfonso López Pumarejo
Alexander Kartveli Batumi International Airport Batumi  Georgia Alexander Kartveli
Alicante–Elche Miguel Hernández Airport Alicante  Spain Miguel Hernández
Rodríguez Ballón International Airport Arequipa  Peru Alfredo Rodríguez Ballón
Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore  Pakistan Allama Iqbal (Muhammad Iqbal)
Amado Nervo National Airport Tepic  Mexico Amado Nervo
Amerigo Vespucci Airport Florence  Italy Amerigo Vespucci
Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport Kano  Nigeria Aminu Kano
Margaret Ekpo International Airport Calabar  Nigeria Margaret Ekpo
Amílcar Cabral International Airport Espargos  Cape Verde Amílcar Cabral
Anna International Airport Chennai  India Arignar Anna
Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport Hagåtña  Guam Antonio Borja Won Pat
Antonio Nariño Airport Pasto  Colombia Antonio Nariño
Aristotelis Airport Kastoria  Greece Aristotle
Arnold Palmer Regional Airport Latrobe United States: Pennsylvania Arnold Palmer
Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson International Airport Tobago  Trinidad and Tobago Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson
Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport Santiago  Chile Arturo Merino Benítez
Ashgabat International Airport Ashgabat  Turkmenistan Saparmyrat Niyazov
Astor Piazzolla International Airport Mar del Plata  Argentina Ástor Piazzolla, a composer and musician who was born in Mar del Plata
Atatürk International Airport Istanbul  Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Athens International Airport, "Eleftherios Venizelos" Athens  Greece Eleftherios Venizelos
Athens Ben Epps Airport Athens United States: Georgia Ben T. Epps, aviator
Augusto C. Sandino International Airport Managua  Nicaragua Augusto César Sandino
Aurel Vlaicu International Airport Bucharest  Romania Aurel Vlaicu
George Enescu International Airport Bacău  Romania George Enescu
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Austin United States: Texas Captain John August Earl Bergstrom
Austin Straubel International Airport Ashwaubenon United States: Wisconsin Lt. Col. Austin Straubel
Bacha Khan International Airport Peshawar Peshawar, Pakistan Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
Queen Tamar Airport Mestia Georgia Tamar of Georgia
Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport Bari Italy Pope John Paul II
Baltimore–Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Anne Arundel County United States: Maryland Thurgood Marshall
Bandaranaike International Airport Colombo  Sri Lanka S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike
Bartolomeu Lysandro Airport Campos dos Goytacazes  Brazil Bartholomeu Lysandro de Albernaz, Congressman and local plantation owner
Bauerfield International Airport Port Vila  Vanuatu Harold W. Bauer, fighter pilot
Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport Beirut  Lebanon Rafik Hariri
Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport Belgrade  Serbia Nikola Tesla
Ben Gurion International Airport Tel Aviv  Israel David Ben-Gurion
U Michaeli Airport Haifa Haifa  Israel Uri Michaeli
Benazir Bhutto International Airport Rawalpindi  Pakistan Benazir Bhutto
Benito Juárez International Airport Mexico City  Mexico Benito Juárez
Bert Mooney Airport Butte United States: Montana Bert Mooney, aviator
Biju Patnaik Airport Bhubaneswar  India Biju Patnaik
Birsa Munda Airport Ranchi  India Birsa Munda
Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport Little Rock United States: Arkansas Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton
Billings Logan International Airport Billings United States: Montana Dick Logan, airport manager
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (Toronto island) Toronto Canada: Ontario Billy Bishop
Bob Hope Airport Burbank United States: California Bob Hope
Bob Sikes Airport Crestview United States: Florida Robert L. F. Sikes
Boeing Field Seattle United States: Washington William Edward Boeing
Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport Bologna  Italy Guglielmo Marconi
Bowman Field Louisville United States: Kentucky Abram H. Bowman, airport founder
Bradley International Airport Windsor Locks United States: Connecticut Lt. Eugene M. Bradley
Brockville Regional Tackaberry Airport Brockville Canada: Ontario George Tackaberry, owner of the company that re-surfaced and extended the runway
Bremen Airport Bremen  Germany Hans Koschnick
Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport Budapest  Hungary Franz Liszt
Bydgoszcz Ignacy Jan Paderewski Airport Bydgoszcz  Poland Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Camilo Daza International Airport Cúcuta  Colombia Camilo Daza
Captain Rogelio Castillo National Airport Celaya  Mexico Captain Rogelio Castillo
Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport Punta Arenas  Chile Carlos Ibáñez del Campo
Cesar Lim Rodriguez Airport Taytay  Philippines Cesar Lim Rodriguez, former judge
César Manrique Lanzarote Airport Lanzarote  Spain César Manrique, local artist, sculptor, architect and activist
Chan Gurney Municipal Airport Yankton United States: South Dakota John Chandler Gurney
Chania International Airport - "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" Chania, Crete  Greece Ioannis Daskalogiannis, Cretan rebel against Ottoman rule
Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport Kansas City United States: Missouri Charles Wheeler
Charles de Gaulle Airport Paris  France Charles de Gaulle
Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport Sonoma County United States: California Charles M. Schulz
Charlotte/Douglas International Airport Charlotte United States: North Carolina Ben Elbert Douglas, Sr.
Châteauroux-Déols "Marcel Dassault" Airport Châteauroux  France Marcel Dassault
Cheddi Jagan International Airport Georgetown  Guyana Cheddi Jagan
Chennault International Airport Lake Charles United States: Louisiana Maj. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Mumbai  India Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosle
Chinggis Khaan International Airport Ulan Bator  Mongolia Chinggis Khaan
Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport Rome  Italy Giovan Battista Pastine
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Cleveland United States: Ohio William R. Hopkins
Corfu International Airport, "Ioannis Kapodistrias" Corfu  Greece Ioannis Kapodistrias
Coronel Felipe Varela International Airport Catamarca  Argentina Coronel Felipe Varela
Cristiano Ronaldo Airport Madeira  Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo
Cut Nyak Dhien Airport Suka Makmue  Indonesia Cut Nyak Dhien
Dakar-Yoff-Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport Dakar  Senegal Léopold Sédar Senghor
Dallas Love Field Dallas United States: Texas First Lieutenant Moss Lee Love[1]
Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Honolulu United States: Hawaii Daniel Inouye
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport Liberia  Costa Rica Daniel Oduber Quirós
Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport Tacloban  Philippines Daniel Z. Romualdez
David the Builder Kutaisi International Airport Kutaisi  Georgia David IV of Georgia
Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport Indore  India Ahilyabai Holkar
Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport Dickinson United States: South Dakota Theodore Roosevelt
Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport Guadalajara  Mexico Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport Donetsk  Ukraine Sergey Prokofiev
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport Nagpur  India Dr. Babasaheb R. Ambedkar
Eatonia (Elvie Smith) Municipal Airport Eatonia Canada: Saskatchewan Elvie Smith, former chairman and CEO of Pratt & Whitney Canada
Eduardo Gomes International Airport Manaus  Brazil Eduardo Gomes
El Salvador International Airport Saint Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez San Salvador  El Salvador Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez
El Tari Airport Kupang  Indonesia El Tari, 2nd governor of East Nusa Tenggara
Eppley Airfield Omaha United States: Nebraska Eugene C. Eppley
Eugenio María de Hostos Airport Mayagüez  Puerto Rico Eugenio María de Hostos
F.D. Roosevelt Airport Sint Eustatius  Caribbean Netherlands Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Fatmawati Soekarno Airport Bengkulu  Indonesia Fatmawati Soekarno
Federico Fellini Airport Rimini  Italy Federico Fellini
Ferit Melen Airport Van  Turkey Ferit Melen
Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport San Juan  Puerto Rico Major Fernando L. Ribas-Dominicci
Kozani National Airport "Filippos" Kozani  Greece Philip II of Macedon
Forbes Field Topeka United States: Kansas Daniel Forbes
Francis S. Gabreski Airport Westhampton Beach United States: New York Francis S. Gabreski (Gabby)
Francisco B. Reyes Airport Coron  Philippines Francisco B. Reyes, former mayor of Coron (1936–1939)
Francisco Bangoy International Airport Davao City  Philippines Francisco Bangoy
Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport Porto  Portugal Francisco de Sá Carneiro
Frank País Airport Holguín  Cuba Frank País
Franz Josef Strauss International Airport Munich  Germany Franz Josef Strauss
Galeão - Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport Rio de Janeiro  Brazil Antonio Carlos Jobim
Galileo Galilei Airport Pisa  Italy Galileo Galilei
Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport Gdańsk  Poland Lech Wałęsa
General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport Tijuana  Mexico Abelardo L. Rodríguez
General Bernardo O'Higgins Airport Chillán  Chile Bernardo O'Higgins
General Francisco Javier Mina International Airport Tampico, Tamaulipas  Mexico Francisco Javier Mina
General Guadalupe Victoria International Airport Durango  Mexico Guadalupe Victoria
General Heriberto Jara International Airport Veracruz  Mexico Heriberto Jara Corona
General José María Yáñez International Airport Guaymas  Mexico José María Yáñez
General Juan N. Álvarez International Airport Acapulco  Mexico Juan Álvarez
General Lucio Blanco International Airport Reynosa, Tamaulipas  Mexico Lucio Blanco
General Mariano Escobedo International Airport Apodaca  Mexico Mariano Escobedo
General Mariano Matamoros Airport Cuernavaca  Mexico Mariano Matamoros
General Mitchell International Airport Milwaukee United States: Wisconsin Billy Mitchell
General Justo José de Urquiza Airport Paraná  Argentina Justo José de Urquiza
General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airport Mexicali  Mexico General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada
Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda Airbase Caracas  Venezuela Francisco de Miranda
Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport Genoa  Italy Christopher Columbus
George Best Belfast City Airport Belfast  United Kingdom George Best
George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston United States: Texas George H. W. Bush
Gerald R. Ford International Airport Grand Rapids United States: Michigan Gerald R. Ford
German Titov Airport of Barnaul Barnaul  Russia German Titov
Giuseppe Verdi Airport Parma  Italy Giuseppe Verdi
Glafcos Clerides Larnaca  Cyprus Glafcos Clerides
Godofredo P. Ramos Airport Malay  Philippines Godofredo P. Ramos, author of the bill which created the province of Aklan
Gov. João Durval Carneiro Airport Feira de Santana  Brazil João Durval Carneiro
Grantley Adams International Airport Bridgetown  Barbados Grantley Herbert Adams
Gregorio Luperón International Airport Puerto Plata  Dominican Republic Gregorio Luperón
Guillermo León Valencia Airport Popayán  Colombia Guillermo León Valencia
Gustaf III Airport Saint Barthélemy  France Gustav III
Gustavo Rojas Pinilla International Airport San Andrés  Colombia Gustavo Rojas Pinilla
Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport Jakarta  Indonesia Halim Perdanakusuma, national hero of Indonesia
Halifax Stanfield International Airport Halifax Canada: Nova Scotia Robert Stanfield, Premier of Nova Scotia
Hamad International Airport Doha  Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, former Emir of Qatar
Hamburg Airport Helmut Schmidt Hamburg  Germany Helmut Schmidt
Hans Christian Andersen Airport Odense  Denmark Hans Christian Andersen
Harold W. Brown Memorial Airfield (Pittsburgh Monroeville Airport) Monroeville United States: Pennsylvania Harold W. Brown
Harry Reid International Airport Paradise United States: Nevada Harry Reid
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport Atlanta United States: Georgia William B. Hartsfield and Maynard Jackson
Hearst (René Fontaine) Municipal Airport Hearst Canada: Ontario René Fontaine
Hector International Airport Fargo United States: North Dakota Martin Hector, landowner
Henri Coandă International Airport Bucharest  Romania Henri Coandă
Heraklion International Airport, "Nikos Kazantzakis" Heraklion  Greece Nikos Kazantzakis
Heydar Aliyev International Airport Baku  Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev
Horace Williams Airport Chapel Hill United States: North Carolina Prof. Horace Williams, former Chair of Mental and Moral Science (Philosophy) at the University of North Carolina
Houari Boumedienne Airport Algiers  Algeria Houari Boumédienne
Ian Fleming International Airport Boscobel  Jamaica Ian Fleming
Ibn Batouta International Airport (Tangier-Boukhalef Airport) Tangier  Morocco Ibn Battuta
Il Caravaggio International Airport Bergamo  Italy Caravaggio
Indiana County-Jimmy Stewart Airport Indiana United States: Pennsylvania James Stewart
Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi  India Indira Gandhi
Inuvik (Mike Zubko) Airport Inuvik Canada: Northwest Territories Mike Zubko, co-founder of the Northern Air Transport Association
Islam Karimov Tashkent International Airport Tashkent  Uzbekistan Islam Karimov
Jack Edwards Airport Gulf Shores United States: Alabama Jack Edwards
Jackson-Evers International Airport Jackson United States: Mississippi Medgar Evers
Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport Thermal United States: California Jacqueline Cochran
James M. Cox Dayton International Airport Dayton United States: Ohio James M. Cox
Jan Mayensfield Olonkinbyen  Norway Jan Jacobszoon May van Schellinkhout
João Paulo II Airport Ponta Delgada  Portugal Pope John Paul II
Jesse Viertel Memorial Airport Boonville United States: Missouri Jesse P. Viertel
Jijel Ferhat Abbas Airport Jijel  Algeria Ferhat Abbas
Jinnah International Airport Karachi  Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport Paramaribo  Suriname Johan Adolf Pengel
John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport Hamilton Canada: Ontario John Munro
John F. Kennedy International Airport New York City United States: New York John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport Ashland United States: Wisconsin John F. Kennedy
John Glenn Columbus International Airport Columbus United States: Ohio John Glenn
John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport Johnstown United States: Pennsylvania John Murtha
John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice Kraków  Poland Pope John Paul II
John Wayne Airport Santa Ana United States: California John Wayne
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi  Kenya Jomo Kenyatta
Jorge Chávez International Airport Lima  Peru Jorge Chávez
Jorge Wilstermann International Airport Cochabamba  Bolivia Jorge Wilstermann
José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport Guayaquil  Ecuador José Joaquín de Olmedo
José María Córdova International Airport Medellín  Colombia José María Córdova
José Martí International Airport Havana  Cuba José Martí
Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport Barcelona  Spain Josep Tarradellas
Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport Roatán  Honduras Juan Manuel Gálvez
Juan Santamaría International Airport San José  Costa Rica Juan Santamaría
Juana Azurduy de Padilla International Airport Sucre  Bolivia Juana Azurduy de Padilla
Juanda International Airport Surabaya  Indonesia Djuanda Kartawidjaja, Prime Minister of Indonesia and initiator of the airport
Julius Nyerere International Airport Dar es Salaam  Tanzania Julius Nyerere
Karl Stefan Memorial Airport Norfolk United States: Nebraska Karl Stefan
Kay Larkin Field Palatka United States: Florida Jasper Kennedy "Kay" Larkin
Kempegowda International Airport Bangalore  India Kempegowda
Khan Jahan Ali Airport Bagerhat  Bangladesh Khan Jahan Ali
King Abdulaziz International Airport Jeddah  Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia
King Fahd International Airport Dammam  Saudi Arabia Fahd of Saudi Arabia
King Khalid International Airport Riyadh  Saudi Arabia Khalid of Saudi Arabia
King Shaka International Airport Durban  South Africa Shaka
King Phalo Airport East London, Eastern Cape  South Africa Phalo kaTshiwo
Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport Gqeberha (fka: Port Elizabeth)  South Africa David Stuurman
Kingston/Norman Rogers Airport Kingston Canada: Ontario Norman McLeod Rogers
Igor Sikorsky Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany) Kyiv  Ukraine Igor Sikorsky
Konrad Adenauer Airport Cologne/Bonn  Germany Konrad Adenauer
Kos International Airport, "Hippocrates" Kos  Greece Hippocrates
Kotoka International Airport Accra  Ghana Col. Emmanuel Kwasi Kotoka
La Chinita International Airport Maracaibo  Venezuela Saint Mary (Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá)
LaGuardia Airport New York City United States: New York Fiorello H. La Guardia
Lalibela Airport Lalibela  Ethiopia Gebre Mesqel Lalibela, King of the Zagwe Dynasty
Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport Milwaukee United States: Wisconsin Lawrence J. Timmerman, county supervisor
Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport Tallinn  Estonia Lennart Georg Meri, President of Estonia
Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport Rome  Italy Leonardo da Vinci
Leoš Janáček Airport Ostrava Ostrava  Czech Republic Leoš Janáček
Libreville Leon Mba International Airport Libreville  Gabon Léon M'ba
Lic. Adolfo López Mateos International Airport Toluca  Mexico Adolfo López Mateos
Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco  Mexico Gustavo Díaz Ordaz
Lic. Miguel de la Madrid Airport Colima  Mexico Miguel de la Madrid
Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport Lisbon  Portugal Humberto Delgado
Liverpool John Lennon Airport Liverpool  United Kingdom John Lennon
Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport Ljubljana  Slovenia Jože Pučnik
Łódź Władysław Reymont Airport Łódź  Poland Władysław Reymont
Logan International Airport Boston United States: Massachusetts Edward Lawrence Logan
Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport Guwahati  India Gopinath Bordoloi
Long Island MacArthur Airport Islip United States: New York Douglas MacArthur
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport New Orleans United States: Louisiana Louis Armstrong
Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport Louisville United States: Kentucky Muhammad Ali
Lt. Col W.G. (Billy) Barker VC Airport Dauphin Canada: Manitoba William George Barker
Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport Lubbock United States: Texas Preston E. Smith
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport San Juan  Puerto Rico Luis Muñoz Marín
Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport Lviv  Ukraine Danylo Halytskyi
Lynden Pindling International Airport Nassau  Bahamas Lynden Pindling
M'Vengue El Hadj Omar Bongo Ondimba International Airport Franceville  Gabon Omar Bongo
Manas International Airport Bishkek  Kyrgyzstan Manas, a Kyrgyz epic hero
María Montez International Airport Barahona  Dominican Republic Maria Montez
Mariscal Sucre International Airport Quito  Ecuador Antonio José de Sucre
Martin State Airport Essex United States: Maryland Glenn Luther Martin
Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport Martinique France Aimé Césaire
Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport Hambantota  Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa
McClellan-Palomar Airport Carlsbad United States: California Gerald McClellan, aviator
McGhee Tyson Airport Knoxville United States: Tennessee McGhee Tyson, aviator
Merrill Field Anchorage United States: Alaska Russel Merrill
Milan Rastislav Štefánik Airport Bratislava  Slovakia Milan Rastislav Štefánik
Ministro Pistarini International Airport Buenos Aires  Argentina Juan Pistarini
Mihail Kogălniceanu International Airport Constanţa  Romania Mihail Kogălniceanu
Modibo Keita International Airport Bamako  Mali Modibo Keita
Mohamed Boudiaf International Airport Constantine  Algeria Muhammad Boudiaf
Mohammed V International Airport Casablanca  Morocco Mohammed V of Morocco
Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport Monastir  Tunisia Habib Bourguiba
Montgomery Field San Diego United States: California John Joseph Montgomery
Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport Montreal Canada: Quebec Pierre Trudeau
Moose Jaw/Air Vice Marshal C.M. McEwen Airport Moose Jaw Canada: Saskatchewan Air Vice-Marshal C.M. McEwen, commander of No. 6 Group RCAF
Moscow Domodedovo Airport Moscow  Russia Russia Mikhail Lomonosov
Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos  Nigeria Murtala Mohammed
Naples–Capodichino Airport Ugo Niutta Naples  Italy Ugo Niutta
Nelson Mandela International Airport Praia  Cape Verde Nelson Mandela
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport Kolkata  India Subhas Chandra Bose
Ngurah Rai International Airport Denpasar  Indonesia I Gusti Ngurah Rai, national hero of Indonesia from Bali
Ninoy Aquino International Airport Manila  Philippines Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr.
Niš Constantine the Great Airport Niš  Serbia Constantine I
Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja  Nigeria Nnamdi Azikiwe
Norman Manley International Airport Kingston  Jamaica Norman Washington Manley
Nuremberg Airport Nuremberg  Germany Albrecht Dürer
Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport Nur-Sultan  Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev
Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport San Jose United States: California Norman Y. Mineta
North Bay/Jack Garland Airport North Bay Canada: Ontario Jack Garland
O'Hare International Airport Chicago United States: Illinois Edward O'Hare
Olaya Herrera Airport Medellín  Colombia Enrique Olaya Herrera
OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg  South Africa Oliver Tambo
Osmani International Airport Sylhet  Bangladesh General M A G Osmani
Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport Ottawa Canada: Ontario John A. Macdonald and George-Étienne Cartier
Owen Sound/Billy Bishop Regional Airport Owen Sound Canada: Ontario Billy Bishop
Pangborn Memorial Airport Wenatchee United States: Washington Clyde Edward Pangborn
Pattimura Airport Ambon  Indonesia Pattimura, national hero of Indonesia
Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport Belize City  Belize Phillip Goldson
Portsmouth International Airport at Pease Portsmouth United States: New Hampshire Harl Pease, Jr.
Poznań-Ławica Henryk Wieniawski Airport Poznań  Poland Henryk Wieniawski
Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport Brasília  Brazil Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira
Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport Dili  Timor Leste Nicolau Lobato
Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz International Airport Medina  Saudi Arabia
Princess Juliana International Airport Sint Maarten  Sint Maarten Juliana of the Netherlands
Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport Quebec City Canada: Quebec Jean Lesage
Queen Alia International Airport Amman  Jordan Alia al-Hussein
Queen Beatrix International Airport Oranjestad  Aruba Beatrix of the Netherlands
Rafael Hernández Airport Aguadilla  Puerto Rico Rafael Hernández Marín
Rafael Núñez International Airport Cartagena  Colombia Rafael Núñez
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Hyderabad, Telangana  India Rajiv Gandhi
Ramon Airport Eilat  Israel Ilan Ramon and Assaf Ramon
Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport San Pedro Sula  Honduras Ramón Villeda Morales
Reina Sofía Airport (Tenerife South) Tenerife  Spain Queen Sofía of Spain
Rhodes International Airport, "Diagoras" Rhodes  Greece Diagoras of Rhodes
Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport Amarillo United States: Texas Rick Husband
Richard Pearse Airport Timaru  New Zealand Richard Pearse
Robert J. Miller Air Park Woodbine United States: New Jersey Robert J. Miller
Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport Harare Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe
Roland Garros Airport Saint-Denis France Roland Garros, aviator
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Arlington United States: Virginia Ronald Reagan
Rosecrans Memorial Airport Saint Joseph United States: Missouri Sgt. Guy Wallace Rosecrans
Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport Lyon  France Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Sabiha Gökçen International Airport Istanbul  Turkey Sabiha Gökçen
W. A. Mozart Airport Salzburg  Austria Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sam Ratulangi International Airport Manado  Indonesia Sam Ratulangi, first Governor of Sulawesi, Indonesian national hero
San Egidio Airport Perugia  Italy Saint Giles
Sangster International Airport Montego Bay  Jamaica Donald Sangster
Santiago–Rosalía de Castro Airport Santiago de Compostela  Spain Rosalía de Castro
Santos Dumont Airport Rio de Janeiro  Brazil Alberto Santos-Dumont
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport Ahmedabad  India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport Sarnia Canada: Ontario Chris Hadfield
Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport Saskatoon Canada: Saskatchewan John Diefenbaker
Sawyer International Airport Marquette United States: Michigan Kenneth Ingalls Sawyer, road commissioner
Serafettin Elçi Airport Şırnak  Turkey Şerafettin Elçi
Shahjalal International Airport Dhaka  Bangladesh Shah Jalal
Shah Amanat International Airport Chittagong  Bangladesh Shah Amanat
Shah Makhdum Airport Rajshahi  Bangladesh Shah Makhdum Rupos
Sheremetyevo International Airport Moscow  Russia Alexander Pushkin
Sihanouk International Airport Sihanoukville  Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
Sikorsky Memorial Airport Stratford United States: Connecticut Igor Sikorsky
Silvio Pettirossi International Airport Asunción  Paraguay Silvio Pettirossi
Simón Bolívar Airport Santa Marta  Colombia Simón Bolívar
Simón Bolívar International Airport Maiquetía  Venezuela Simón Bolívar
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport Port Louis  Mauritius Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
Sir Seretse Khama International Airport Gaborone  Botswana Seretse Khama
Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport Sitka United States: Alaska Rocky Gutierrez, former mayor
Nuri Demirağ Airport Sivas  Turkey Nuri Demirağ
Soekarno–Hatta International Airport Jakarta  Indonesia Sukarno and Mohammad Hatta, founding fathers of
Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport Amritsar  India Guru Ram Das, fourth Sikh guru and founder of the city of Amritsar
Stewart International Airport Newburgh United States: New York Lachlan Stewart, ancestor of land donor
St. Louis Lambert International Airport St. Louis United States: Missouri Albert Bond Lambert
Stuttgart Airport Stuttgart  Germany Manfred Rommel
Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport Subang  Malaysia Salahuddin Abdul Aziz, Sultan of Selangor
Sultan Abdul Halim Airport Alor Star  Malaysia Sultan Abdul Halim of Kedah
Sultan Azlan Shah Airport Ipoh  Malaysia Sultan Azlan Shah of Perak
Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport Kuantan  Malaysia Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang
Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport Makassar  Indonesia Sultan Hasanuddin, Indonesian national hero
Sultan Iskandarmuda Airport Banda Aceh  Indonesia Iskandar Muda, Indonesian national hero
Sultan Ismail Petra Airport Kota Bharu  Malaysia Ismail Petra, Sultan of Kelantan
Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport Palembang  Indonesia Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II, Indonesian national hero
Sultan Mahmud Airport Kuala Terengganu  Malaysia Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah, Sultan of Terengganu
Sultan Syarif Kasim II Airport Pekanbaru  Indonesia Sultan Syarif Kasim II, former Sultan of Siak, Indonesian national hero
Sultan Thaha Airport Jambi  Indonesia Sultan Thaha, Indonesian national hero from Jambi
Süleyman Demirel Airport Isparta  Turkey Süleyman Demirel
Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport Sydney AustraliaAustralia Charles Kingsford Smith
Syracuse Hancock International Airport Syracuse United States: New York Clarence E. Hancock
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Anchorage United States: Alaska Ted Stevens
Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport Tehran  Iran Ruhollah Khomeini
Teniente Rodolfo Marsh Martin Airport Villa Las Estrellas Chilean Antarctic Territory Rodolfo Marsh Martin
Tenzing-Hillary Airport Lukla  Nepal Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary
Terre Haute International Airport - Hulman Field Terre Haute United States: Indiana Anton "Tony" Hulman, Jr.
T. F. Green Airport Warwick United States: Rhode Island Theodore F. Green
Thomas Sankara International Airport Ouagadougou Ouagadougou  Burkina Faso Thomas Sankara
Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza Tirana  Albania Mother Teresa
Toronto Pearson International Airport Toronto Canada: Ontario Lester B. Pearson
Touat Cheikh Sidi Mohamed Belkebir Airport Adrar  Algeria Touat Cheikh (Sheikh) Sidi Mohamed Belkebir
Toussaint Louverture International Airport Port-au-Prince  Haiti Toussaint Louverture
Traian Vuia International Airport Timișoara  Romania Traian Vuia
Vincenzo Florio Airport Trapani  Italy Vincenzo Florio Sr.
Trent Lott International Airport Pascagoula United States: Mississippi Trent Lott
Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu  Nepal King Tribhuvan of Nepal, Bir Bikram Shah Dev
Tweed New Haven Regional Airport New Haven United States: Connecticut John H. Tweed
University of Illinois Willard Airport Tolono Township United States: Illinois Arthur Cutts Willard
Václav Havel Airport Prague Prague  Czech Republic Václav Havel
VC Bird International Airport Antigua  Antigua and Barbuda Vere Bird
Venice Marco Polo Airport Venice  Italy Marco Polo
Venustiano Carranza International Airport Monclova  Mexico Venustiano Carranza
Vincenzo Magliocco Airport Comiso  Italy Vincenzo Magliocco
Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport Warsaw  Poland Frédéric Chopin
Washington Dulles International Airport Chantilly United States: Virginia John Foster Dulles
Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport Sydney AustraliaAustralia Nancy Bird Walton
Whitford's Airport Weedsport United States: New York John Whitford
Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport Wichita United States: Kansas Dwight D. Eisenhower
Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport Utqiagvik United States: Alaska Wiley Post and Will Rogers
Will Rogers World Airport Oklahoma City United States: Oklahoma Will Rogers
William P. Hobby Airport Houston United States: Texas William P. Hobby
William R. Fairchild International Airport Port Angeles United States: Washington William R. Fairchild, airport supervisor
William T. Piper Memorial Airport Lock Haven United States: Pennsylvania William T. Piper
Witham Field Stuart United States: Florida Homer Witham
Wittman Regional Airport Oshkosh United States: Wisconsin Steve Wittman
Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport Windhoek  Namibia Chief Hosea Kutako, led the struggle for Namibian independence
Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport Winnipeg Canada: Manitoba James Armstrong Richardson
W. K. Kellogg Airport Battle Creek United States: Michigan Will Keith Kellogg
Yeager Airport Charleston United States: West Virginia Chuck Yeager
Yuri Gagarin Orenburg Tsentralny Airport Orenburg  Russia Yuri Gagarin
Willy Brandt Airport Berlin Berlin  Germany Willy Brandt
Federico García Lorca Airport Granada  Spain Federico García Lorca
Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport Mataram  Indonesia Muhammad Zainuddin Abdul Madjid

Former names and names of closed airports[edit]

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
Buyant-Ukhaa International Airport, Ulan Bator, Mongolia
formerly Chinggis Khaan International Airport, which is given to a new airport
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
Doncaster Sheffield Airport
formerly Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield
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, Alberta, Canada
closed, named for Kenneth Alexander Blatchford
El Alto International Airport, La Paz, Bolivia
formerly John F. Kennedy International Airport
José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport, Guayaquil, Ecuador
formerly Simón Bolívar International Airport, named for Simón Bolívar
Haluoleo Airport, Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia
formerly Wolter Monginsidi Airport, named for Robert Wolter Mongisidi
Harry Reid International Airport, Paradise, Nevada, United States
formerly McCarran International Airport, named for Pat McCarran ; changed in 2021
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
Reno–Tahoe International Airport
formerly Cannon International Airport named for senator Howard W. Cannon
Senai International Airport, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
formerly Sultan Ismail International Airport
Skopje International Airport, Skopje, North Macedonia
formerly Skopje Alexander the Great Airport, named for Alexander the Great
Stapleton International Airport, Denver, Colorado, United States
closed, named for Denver mayor Benjamin F. Stapleton
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taoyuan, Taiwan
formerly Chiang Kai-shek International Airport, named for Chiang Kai-shek
Velana International Airport, Maldives
formerly Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, named for Ibrahim Nasir and renamed in 2017, after the family house name of Ibrahim Nasir

See also[edit]


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