What is the best airport name you have come across

I actually thought it was Sir Kingsford Smith, I googled “SYD” and the first result was Kingsford Smith airport so went with that…… hopefully not too many were actually offended
Kingsford Smith (no hyphen) does appear to be his surname (with Kingsford from mother and Smith father). Apparently he was registered as Smith but brother added the Kingsford and he followed suit
 
Not an airport and I am not sure if it true but the story is about Dallas airport and the taxiway layout.
The taxiways with the identifer Y or better know as Yankee is the most northly taxiway and it was called that as the Yankee's always come from the north.
 
Many airport "names" are really just required to differentiate them from other airports serving the same city or area, and are typically taken from the area name they are situated in, e.g. Tokyo Narita vs Tokyo Haneda, or Seoul Incheon vs Seoul Gimpo. Two big exceptions that come to mind are New York (Newark, La Guardia and John F Kennedy) and Bangkok (Don Meuang and Suvarnabhumi).


Kuala Lumpur too has twin airports: KLIA and Subang (now Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport)
 
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I haven’t been there yet but will be in around 6 weeks, the name just sounds cool ‘Chinggis Khaan International Airport’, depending on the booking site you go to the airport code can either be UBN or ULN.
 
I see what you did there. In any case, the full name for WSI is Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, and Nancy-Bird as a first name is quite cute.
I'd be curious to see how WSI and SYD will be differentiated, e.g.
  • Referring to each airport in common speech
  • Name of destination as appearing on search engines, boarding passes, FIDs
  • Upon landing, the lead FA announcement will be, "Welcome to.... / we have landed at....."
Yeah, I don't expect Badgery's Creek to come up at all in any of those.

Could we have Sydney-CKS and Sydney-NBW? Being facetious here....
 
This is in contrast to some countries, e.g. Philippines, where many airports are named after people and they are not afraid at all to name them fully as such in common speech. In fact, MNL or Ninoy Aquino International Airport is so commonplace that if you hopped into a taxi, you probably would be more conversant if you said, "I need to go to NAIA (pronounced 'nah-ee-ah')" rather than "Manila airport". Same goes in Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi) and Argentina (Buenos Aires).
Ninoy Aquino was, famously, murdered at the airport... he was invited back to the country by the Marcos military dictatorship, and gunned down as he left the plane. Is this the only airport named after someone killed there??
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My fave would be Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. There is a lovely bronze statue of him in the terminal
 
Ninoy Aquino was, famously, murdered at the airport... he was invited back to the country by the Marcos military dictatorship, and gunned down as he left the plane. Is this the only airport named after someone killed there??
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My fave would be Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. There is a lovely bronze statue of him in the terminal
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KAI TAK

I will never forget landing there the first time all those decades ago.
A memorable name and a memorable airport. It's now a cruise terminal for Hong Kong.

What made Kai Tak Airport truly legendary was its iconic single runway (Runway 13/31). This runway required pilots to navigate a series of sharp turns and descents while avoiding tall buildings and mountainous terrain. Pilots usually had to make a 47-degree turn – known as the “Checkerboard Turn” – to land safely.
 
CCU was formally named Dum Dum airport before 1995 after the ammunition factory next door (from which the soft point expanding bullets got their name)
 
I'd be curious to see how WSI and SYD will be differentiated, e.g.
Yeah, I don't expect Badgery's Creek to come up at all in any of those.
How would 'Sydney' and 'Western Sydney' work? At least in the local context, they'd be easy to understand. Or, perhaps SYD could be renamed to 'Sydney City' to provide a clearer differentiation.
 
Driving through Sydney at the weekend, I noticed that the road signs say Airport only. Presumably would need to differentiate when there are two
 

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