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Old June 16th, 2011, 03:52 PM   #1
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Airports furthest from the place they take their name from?

Plenty of airports these days, especially those served by low-cost operators, are named after cities that they're actually a great distance from. London Southend Airport, for example, is about 65 km from the centre of London. London Manston Airport, before it changed its name to Kent International, was about 100 km away. The owners of Weeze Airport were blocked from calling it Düsseldorf Weeze Airport, given that it's 70 km from the city, although Ryanair still call it that, in the same way that they call Girona Airport "Barcelona".

Which airports are furthest from the place whose name they claim?
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Old June 16th, 2011, 07:31 PM   #2
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There were plans from "Magdeburg-Cochstedt Airport" to rename the airport in "Airport Magdeburg-Berlin International". The renaming was stopped, because the regional court of Berlin prohibited it. The reason of prohibition was, that this would be misleading in size, importance and location, because the airport is 150 km away from Berlin.

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Old June 16th, 2011, 08:00 PM   #3
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There were plans from "Magdeburg-Cochstedt Airport" to rename the airport in "Airport Magdeburg-Berlin International". The renaming was stopped, because the regional court of Berlin prohibited it. The reason of prohibition was, that this would be misleading in size, importance and location, because the airport is 150 km away from Berlin.


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Old June 16th, 2011, 09:10 PM   #4
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Narita International Airport, formerly known as New Tokyo International Airport and commonly referred to as Tokyo Narita is located 57,5 km from Tokyo Station. And it's not even a LCC airport but the main international airport for Tokyo.


In Europe you also got the Euregio airports like EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg that is 5 km from Basel but 50km from Freiburg.

But Frankfurt-Hahn Airport could be the current winner, it's about 100 km away from Frankfurt. Main user, you guessed it, Ryanair.
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Old June 19th, 2011, 12:52 PM   #5
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There's only two airports down here that qualify: Lanseria, which is Johannesburg's secondary airport (used for charter, business and by two of our LCCs) and is a good 50 km away from the city centre - but is convenient for those in Johannesburg's western and northern suburbs. The other candidate is Durban's King Shaka International Airport, which is around 35 km north of the city centre - and it's the only airport for Durban (there is Virginia which is 10 km north, but that's a general aviation field). The rest of the South African airports are relatively close to their respective city centres.

Also worth mentioning is Windhoek's Hosea Kutako International Airport, which is 45 km away from the city centre. As in Narita's case, it's their main international airport.
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Old June 19th, 2011, 11:15 PM   #6
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From Wikipedia:

Châlons Vatry Airport (IATA: XCR, ICAO: LFOK) is an airport serving Châlons-en-Champagne (formerly Châlons-sur-Marne) in northeastern France. The airport is located 22 km (14 mi) southeast of Châlons-en-Champagne, near Vatry, in the Marne department of France.[1] It is also known as Vatry International Airport or Paris Vatry Airport. It is also operated as Vatry (Disney) by Ryanair, the airport being located approx. 105 km (65 miles) from the famous theme park.
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Old June 25th, 2011, 08:02 AM   #7
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São Paulo has the Viracopos Airport located in the city of Campinas. Usually, airlines call it São Paulo/Campinas Airport and it's 95 km away from São Paulo's center.

The airport is the main hub of Azul Airlines and has flights to many domestic destinations, it also does to Lisbon and Montevideo (TAP and Pluna).

VCP is the third airport for São Paulo city in order of importance to the passengers.
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Old June 25th, 2011, 12:23 PM   #8
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KUL is about 70km from the city of Kuala Lumpur. It is in fact geographically located in the state next to the state where Kuala Lumpur is located
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Old June 25th, 2011, 03:51 PM   #9
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KUL is about 70km from the city of Kuala Lumpur. It is in fact geographically located in the state next to the state where Kuala Lumpur is located
I measured the distance on google maps and it was "only" 45 km..
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Old June 25th, 2011, 06:56 PM   #10
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Linear distance yes. But mileage on the highway the distance is about 70km
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Old June 25th, 2011, 08:34 PM   #11
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Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN) is located 125km west of Frankfurt

Stockholm-Skavsta (NYO) is located 105km southwest of Stockholm
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Old June 25th, 2011, 09:00 PM   #12
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Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) Airport -

16.9 km from Baltimore

53.6 km from Washington
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Old June 25th, 2011, 09:17 PM   #13
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It takes at least 45 minutes to drive from the city to the airport, 28 minutes if you take the airport express
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Old June 25th, 2011, 11:50 PM   #14
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Old June 26th, 2011, 12:02 AM   #15
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Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN) is located 125km west of Frankfurt

Stockholm-Skavsta (NYO) is located 105km southwest of Stockholm
Skavsta is almost entirely owned by Ryanair, and they got a habit of naming airports to cities that are far away. Brussels-Charlerois for example. Or Bratislava-Vienna....
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Old June 26th, 2011, 07:35 PM   #16
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Skavsta is almost entirely owned by Ryanair, and they got a habit of naming airports to cities that are far away. Brussels-Charlerois for example. Or Bratislava-Vienna....
Or Paris - Beauvais is another example used mostly by Ryanair.
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Old June 26th, 2011, 08:23 PM   #17
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Hamburg-Lübeck is also a good example. 70km away by car.
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Old June 27th, 2011, 02:20 PM   #18
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Old June 28th, 2011, 12:29 AM   #19
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Or Paris - Beauvais is another example used mostly by Ryanair.
Or Barcelona-Girona...
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