Naming an airport is an important business. These grand labels are supposed to conjure up images of both prestige and regional identity so that they impress those arriving and departing from them. Sometimes such names are, ahem, open to interpretation…
Alexander the Great Airport – Skopje, Macedonia
Not only is Alexander an airport, but he’s a great airport.
Rock Sound Airport – Bahamas
This is where musicians come to relax and find inspiration for that difficult second album.
Batman Airport – Batman, Turkey
Although the dark knight is pretty secretive about the whereabouts of the bat cave, he’s not that fussed about his airport – he lets three different airlines use it.
Yoff Airport* – Dakar, Senegal
“Yeah, on my way off now.”
“Ok, I’ll drive you to the airport, see y’off if you like.”
(* Now known as Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport)
(Featured image: www.facebook.com/SkopjeAirport)