Quiz about International Airport Names
Quiz about International Airport Names

International Airport Names Trivia Quiz

Many international airports are named after individuals. Can you match these international airports with the cities they service?

A matching quiz by zambesi. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
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Quiz #
Dec 03 21
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1. Kingsford Smith   
Venice, Italy
2. Franz Josef Strauss   
Madrid, Spain
3. Lester B. Pearson   
Sydney, Australia
4. General Juan N. Álvarez   
Budapest, Hungary
5. Hartsfield-Jackson   
Salzburg, Austria
6. O.R.Tambo   
Atlanta, USA
7. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   
Johannesburg, South Africa
8. Adolfo Suárez   
Toronto, Canada
9. Marco Polo   
Munich, Germany
10. Ferenc Liszt   
Acapulco, Mexico

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Kingsford Smith

Answer: Sydney, Australia

"Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport" is not only the busiest airport in Australia but is also the world's oldest continually-operated commercial and international airport. In 1936 the Sydney Airport was renamed in honour of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith (1897-1935) who was a pioneering Australian aviator.

In 1928 he became the person to achieve the trans-Pacific flight east and west between the USA and Australia. During his career he also set records for flying from Australia to England.
2. Franz Josef Strauss

Answer: Munich, Germany

From 1939-1992 the international airport serving Munich was the Munich-Riem Airport. The present Munich International Airport commenced operating on May 17, 1992. The airport was named after Franz Josef Strauss (1915-1988) who was a German politician and a former President of the state of Bavaria. The full name of the airport is "Flughafen München Franz Josef Strauss".
3. Lester B. Pearson

Answer: Toronto, Canada

The correct name of the largest and busiest airport in Canada is the "Lester B. Pearson International Airport". It is more commonly known as Toronto Pearson International Airport. The airport in the main hub of Air Canada and the cargo airline FedEx Express. Lester B. Pearson (1897-1972) was Toronto-born and was a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1957) and was the 14th Canadian Prime Minister (1963-1968).

The airport was named in his honour in 1984.
4. General Juan N. Álvarez

Answer: Acapulco, Mexico

The official name of the Acapulco international airport is "General Juan N. Álvarez International Airport". Juan N. Álvarez (1790-1867) was a military man who fought in all the wars of his generation including the War of Independence (1810.1821), Mexican-American War (1846-1848) to the War of the Reform (1860s). He was also an interim President of Mexico in 1855.
5. Hartsfield-Jackson

Answer: Atlanta, USA

This airport in the busiest airport in the world with regard to passenger traffic. The correct name of the airport is "Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport". Between 2005-2013 it was also the busiest airport in the world with regard to the number of landings and take-offs.

The airport is named after two Atlanta mayors and politicians Maynard Jackson (1938-2003) and William Hartsfield (1890-1971). The was changed in 2003 from "Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport to the current name.
6. O.R.Tambo

Answer: Johannesburg, South Africa

The airport was originally named in 1952 as "Jan Smuts International Airport" after a former Prime Minister. Then in 1994 renamed "Johannesburg International Airport" and in 2006 renamed "O. R. Tambo International Airport"
after Oliver Tambo, a former President of the African National Congress (ANC). Oliver Reginald Tambo (1917-1993) was an anti-apartheid politician and revolutionary and was President of the ANC from 1967-1991.
7. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Answer: Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg Airport is the second largest international airport in Austria and is the gateway to numerous ski-resorts in the Alps. It is named after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) who was born in Salzburg and was an influential composer of the Classical period.

He composed more that 600 works and he had a huge influence on Western art music. He composed symphonies, concertos and operas.
8. Adolfo Suárez

Answer: Madrid, Spain

Commonly known as "Madrid-Barajas Airport" it was renamed "Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport". The name Barajas is the district of Madrid in which the airport is located. The renaming of the airport came after the death of Adolfo Suárez (1932-2014) who was the first democratically elected Prime Minister (1976-1981) after the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. Suárez played a key role in the transition of the country from dictatorship to democracy.
9. Marco Polo

Answer: Venice, Italy

The Venice international airport is known as "Venice Marco Polo Airport". It is the fourth busiest airport in Italy and is named after Marco Polo (1254-1324) was a Venetian merchant and traveller and was the first European to reach China. From his many travels he left detailed experiences of his experiences and it is said that his chronicles inspired Christopher Columbus.
10. Ferenc Liszt

Answer: Budapest, Hungary

The original "Budapest Ferihegy International Airport" was renamed in 2011 as "Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport". Franz Liszt (1811-1886) known in Hungarian as Liszt Ferenc, was Hungary's most famous composer. The airport was named in his honour of the 200th anniversary of his birth. He was a composer, pianist, conductor, music teacher, organist, arranger and author.
Source: Author zambesi

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