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Quiz on airports

Joy Bhattacharjya | Updated on March 22, 2019 Published on March 22, 2019

On March 23, 2008, the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport was inaugurated in Hyderabad. This quiz is all about airports from India and around the world.

Fly in, fly out

1. This airport was originally known as Amausi before being named after a former Indian Prime Minister. Name the airport and the city it serves.

2. If you were flying from Lizst International airport to Chopin airport, between which two European capitals would you be travelling?

3. This airport was originally operated by the RAF and named RAF Speke. It is on the banks of the estuary of the Mersey river, about 12 km away from the city centre. What is the name of the airport and which city does it serve?

4. Which Indian airport is named after a literary figure who was born nearby but passed away in a neighbouring country in 1976?

5. Which Indian territory has all of six airports, but only one that actually caters to civilians and is named after a political prisoner who was incarcerated nearby?

6. What international airport staple was first started by Brendan O'Regan at Shannon International airport in Ireland after noticing the behaviour of transatlantic passengers when their planes refuelled in Dublin?

7. The film Terminal is a 2004 drama directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones. It's based on the real-life story of Mehran Karimi Nasseri, who spent 18 years inside an airport. Name the airport.

8. From 1993 to 2009, this American airport had the largest cargo operations of any airport worldwide, thanks primarily to the patronage of a single company. Identify the airport, which is still the second busiest cargo hub in the world after Hong Kong.

9. Often, airport codes reflect the previous names of cities. Dhaka airport, for example, still has the code DAC, as the city was originally known as Dacca. Which international airport has the code name PEK?

10. The airport serving Little Rock in Arkansas is named after which two alumni of Yale Law School?

Answers

1. Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport, which serves Lucknow

2. From Budapest to Warsaw, the only two European capital airports to be named after musicians

3. Liverpool John Lennon airport, serving Liverpool

4. Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport, located at Andal, West Bengal, and serving the cities of Asansol and Durgapur

5. Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Veer Savarkar International Airport is the only civilian airport; the Car Nicobar, Campbell Bay, Diglipur, NDA Gliderdrome and Port Blair INS Utkrosh are all being used by the Indian armed forces

6. The first ever duty-free shop. It is still in operation

7. Charles De Gaulle Airport, Paris. He was there from 1988 to 2006

8. Memphis International Airport. Memphis is the global hub of Federal Express

9. Beijing International Airport, originally known as Peking Airport

10. Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport. Bill Clinton was the governor of Arkansas before being elected the US President.

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Published on March 22, 2019
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