OK, time for a little travel fun. Please read through before giving your answer. I'm going to start a list by naming an airport I've been through that begins with the letter A. The next person will either give an airport name with the next alphabet letter or you can stay on the same letter. Please only give one answer each time, so we get many people involved. Airport name please: For example Chicago O'Hare would come under "O" for O'Hare not "C" for Chicago If you want to give a reason why the airport is named and its 3 letter designation that would also be interesting. A - Aberdeen Regional Airport - Aberdeen, South Dakota - ABR next
Aberdeen (Dyce) Airport, Scotland. Located in Dyce rather than Aberdeen. ABZ
Barcelona, Spain - BCN.
My wife and I ticked the Barcelona Airport (BCN) off our list just a few months ago arriving from Milan and departing to Gatwick.
Abu Dhabi International
Alicante, Spain (Costa Blanca) - ALC
Almeria, Spain - LEI
Glad to see people I haven't seen before in posts I've been involved in. Looks like we have lots of A's so far.
AEY - Akureyri Airport, Iceland.
Bern (Switzerland) BRN
Brisbane Airport, Queensland Australia BNE
how long before we get to WLG? is it a long time?
Yes. Dublin Airport, Ireland. DUB
Catania Fontanarossa, Sicily, Italy - CTA - the red fountain of Mount Etna
Oops...cross-posting. Dublin Airport. DUB
Dunedin Airport, New Zealand, DUD
yep - it is a long time
Doing my best... Exeter International Airport, Devon, UK EXT
Dubai International DXB
Exeter International Airport, Devon, UK EXT
Friedrichshafen Airport -FDH
Foss Field in Sioux Falls, South Dakota - FSD Here is a little history behind the name. His statue is at the entrance on the main floor going up to security. Joe Foss enlisted in the South Dakota National Guard in October 1939. Already a skilled pilot upon entering the United States Marine Corps Pilot Training Program after college graduation in 1940, he was considered an “old man” by military standards. Joe had to fight for the opportunity to serve his nation as a fighter pilot. He taught flying through most of 1941, finally reaching the Pacific Theater in September 1942 flying the F4F “Wildcat” (wiki) for the USMC. Captain Foss began making military aviation history when, flying from Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, he claimed his first enemy aircraft kill on October 13, 1942. Joe became an “Ace” in his first week of combat, downing five “Zeroes” in 1 day on October 25, 1942. Suffering from malaria, he recuperated in an Australian hospital until January, 1943, when he returned to flying duty and downed three more “Zeroes” on January 15. Joe was credited with 26 enemy aircraft kills, equaling the WWI record of Eddie Rickenbacker. Captain Joseph J. Foss was acclaimed as America’s “Ace of Aces” with President Franklin D. Roosevelt presenting the Medal of Honor to Joe in a White House ceremony on May 18, 1943.
Faro Airport - FAO
Glasgow International Airport, Scotland. GLA Formerly Glasgow Abbotsinch Airport, because it was sited near Abbotsinch.
which australian hospital?
i have googled like mad and i can't find it it was a hospital somewhere in australia or a hospital run by australians somewhere else - n'importe
Hector International Airport in Fargo, North Dakota
HEL Helsinki (although I have often thought that HEL would be appropriate for Heathrow).
Hamburg Airport, Germany - HAM