Airports and their misleading names ...

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Airports and their misleading names ...

Postby Belgian Pie » 29 Apr 2012, 16:09

In Europe you can fly cheap with 'low-cost' airlines, but when you include the travel expense to get to the city center of your destination you probably end up more expensive than taking the 'regular' airline that services the city ... :ponder: :loco: and if you take short 'city' weekend trips it will cost you dear in travel time lost ...

Most misleading airport names

1. Paris-Vatry (Disney) - 150km from the city centre
2. Munich West (Memmingen) - 112km from the city centre
3. Oslo (Torp) - 110km from the city centre
4. Frankfurt (Hahn) - 110km from the city centre
5. London (Oxford) - 97km van from the city centre
6. Stockholm (Skavsta) - 95km from the city centre
7. Barcelona (Girona) - 94km from the city centre
8. Barcelona (Reus) - 94km from the city centre
9. Paris (Beauvais ) - 88km from the city centre
10. Dusseldorf (Weeze) - 80 km from the city centre
11. London (Stansted) - 64km from the city centre
12. London (Southend) - 64km from the city centre
13. Tokyo (Narita) - 60km from the city centre
14. Verona (Brescia) - 53km from the city centre
15. Glasgow (Prestwick) - 51km from the city centre

Next are the airports that really honour their name ...

Airports that honour their name

1. Taipei Sungshan (Songshan) Airport - 5km from the city centre
2. Salt Lake City Airport - 5km from the city centre
3. San Diego Airport - 5km from from the city centre
4. Tallinn Airport - 5km from the city centre
5. Belfast (George Best) - 5km from the city centre
6. Wellington Airport - 7km from the city centre
7. Honolulu Airport - 7km from the city centre
8. Lisbon Airport - 7km from the city centre
9. Bucharest Otopeni Airport - 7km from the city centre
10. Mexico City Juarez International - 7km from the city centre
11. Cagliari Airport - 9kmfrom the city centre
12. London City Airport - 10km from the city centre
13. Warsaw Airport - 10km from the city centre
14. Vancouver Airport - 13km from the city centre
15. Edinburgh Airport- 13km from the city centre
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Postby engerim » 29 Apr 2012, 22:17

many airlines (all?) still use "Taipei" when landing in Taoyuan Intl.
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Re: Airports and their misleading names ...

Postby Confuzius » 29 Apr 2012, 23:35

I think the best is the Louisville International Airport in Louisville, KY.

Not a single international flight....
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Re: Airports and their misleading names ...

Postby bob_honest » 03 May 2012, 16:59

Yes, good overview! Frankfurt-Hahn has NO relation to Frankfurt whatsoever, it should only be called "Hahn" in the middle of nowhere.
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Re: Airports and their misleading names ...

Postby ceevee369 » 03 May 2012, 17:13

To add in the first section :

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Re: Airports and their misleading names ...

Postby superking » 03 May 2012, 17:17

Well I flew into George Best airport and the bastard wasn't there to greet me!

I don't recall any of the New York airports being particularly central.

Kansai Airport is a good 40 miles from the city centre (Osaka).
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Re: Airports and their misleading names ...

Postby greenmark » 03 May 2012, 18:02

superking wrote: George Best Airport


I didn't realise that was his last name.

It must make him related to JFK and Charles de Gaulle
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Re: Airports and their misleading names ...

Postby Super Hans » 04 May 2012, 01:02

London (Stansted) - 64km from the city centre
London (Southend) - 64km from the city centre


Yeah, but as always, these airports are clearly labelled London Stanstead or London Southend, and that's because they are in Stanstead and Southend - the airports aren't trying to deceive the passenger. That's why when you fly into London City, you are actually landing in London City.
It's the same with most other European airports.
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Re: Airports and their misleading names ...

Postby tommy525 » 04 May 2012, 01:05

And in that vein we have Taipei Taoyuan International Airport and Taipei Songshan international airport.
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