Airports are usually named after politicians or political leaders, but here are some airports that are named after musicians
Chopin Airport Warsaw, Poland
Musician: Frederic Chopin was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist who is regarded as one of the greatest romantic piano composers.
Airport: Warsaw Chopin Airport is Poland’s busiest handling about 50% of that countries air traffic, handling about 300 scheduled flights per day. It was named after the composer in 2001.
John Lennon Airport, Liverpool, England
Musician: Rhythm guitarist, vocalist and songwriter with the world’s most successful band The Beatles John Lennon also had a stellar solo career and was one of rock’s most outspoken and controversial figures, Lennon was murdered outside his New York apartment in 1980.
Airport: The tenth busiest airport in the United Kingdom it was named after one of Liverpool’s four most famous inhabitants. The airport features words from Lennon’s songs and references to other Beatles songs and was named after John Lennon in 2002.
Aeroporo Giuseppe Verdi, Parma, Italy
Musician: An Italian romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi is best known for his 30 operas which included some of the most popular of all time such as Aida, Rigoletto, La Traviata, Nabucco and Il Trovatore.
Airport: Parma Airport is a regional airport located between Milan and Bologna which opened in 1991. It is an airport with limited services that is mainly used by budget airlines.
Louis Armstrong, New Orleans, Louisiana
Musician: Born in 1901 in New Orleans and nicknamed `Satchmo’ Armstrong’s brilliant trumpet and cornet playing and his distinctive voice not only popularised jazz music but made Armstrong one of the world’s most popular entertainers.
Airport: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is a Class B International Airport, and one of the world’s lowest lying airports being just above sea level. It is one of the most efficient airports in the USA with low levels of flight delays.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg, Austria
Musician: Born in Salzburg in 1756 Mozart was a musical genius as a child who became one of the most acclaimed composers of all time. He composed over 600 works in all styles which included symphonies, operas, concertos, chamber music and choral music. Some of his best known operas are The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni and The Marriage of Figaro.
Airport: Salzburg W.A. Mozart is one of Australia’s busiest airports as it primarily services that country’s vast network of popular ski resorts as well as the city of Salzburg, which is one of Austria’s top tourist destinations. Over 35 airlines use the airport servicing many parts of Europe.
Astor Piazzolla, Mar del Plata, Argentina
Musician: Born in 1921, Astor Piazzolla was a composer who revolutionised Argentine tango music. Creating a new style called `New Tango’ which incorporated many jazz influences. Piazzolla was also an acclaimed player of the Bandoneon, a type of concertina, which is also used heavily in tango.
Airport: Astor Piazzolla International Airport services Mar del Plata in Buenos Aries Province, Argentina it provides domestic services for three domestic airlines.
Leos Janacek Airport , Ostrava, Czekia
Musician: Born in Hulkvady in 1854, Janacek was a Czech composer, musical theorist, folklorist, publicist and teacher. He was inspired by Moravian and other Slavic folk music to create an original, modern musical style.
Airport: Leos Janacel Ostrava Airport is the airport of the city of Ostrava in the Czech Republic, a major economic and industrial centre. It is located 20 km to the southwest of the city and also acts as a point of entry to northern Moravia and Czech Silesia. The NATO Days in Ostrava, a military air show, takes place at the airport annually.