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Thursday, February 6th, 2014

5 Airports Named After Famous People

5 Airports Named After Famous People

Major American airports are often named after individuals who have played an important role in American culture and history.  Join us as we take a look at these major airports, as well as some private jet airport counterparts. 

McCarren International Airport in Last Vegas, Nevada

Patrick McCarran was a Nevadan U.S. senator from 1933-1954.  As an aviation supporter, he sponsored the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938 and the Federal Airport Act of 1945.  He was also a steadfast anti-Communist and stood behind anti-immigration laws.  This airport was named after him in 1948.  Talon Air provides clients with a safe and convenient way to arrive and depart from the Last Vegas area with the use of McCarren International Airport. 

Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, Louisiana

Though this airport was originally named ‘Moisant’ after a famous aviator, it became Louis Armstrong International in 2001 honoring one of the city’s most well-known natives.  Louis Armstrong was a talented trumpet player who helped jazz rise in popularity through his distinct musicianship and spirit of all things New Orleans.  Talon Air presents clients with safe and enjoyable passage to Southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi gulf coast through the use of Landmark Aviation’s hub at Lakefront Airport, just minutes away from the New Orleans metropolitan area and the city’s famed French Quarter. 

William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas

This airport was named for former Texas Governor William P. Hobby in 1967.  It is the city’s oldest airport, and acts as a secondary counterpart to the nearby George H.W. Bush International Airport.  Talon’s private jet airport hub at Signature Flight Support in Houston provides clients with quick access to business districts and suburban communities in the greater Houston area, as well as surrounding cities such as Austin, San Antonio and Dallas. 

Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts

Lieutenant General Edward Lawrence Logan was not only a veteran of the Spanish-American War and World War I; he was also a judge, state representative, Massachusetts State Senator, President of the National Guard Association and head of the state for the American Legion.  Boston’s airport was named after Logan in 1943.  Located in the heart of Boston, Talon Air’s Logan Airport hub offers the ideal means for accessing any point in the city. 

LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York

Fiorello LaGuardia is widely considered to be the finest mayor in New York’s history, overseeing the city in the trying times of 1943-1945.  It was named New York Municipal Airport-LaGuardia Field in 1939, and re-named LaGuardia Airport in 1952.  Just six miles from Manhattan, Talon Air’s hub at Sheltair Aviation Services offers first-class facilities for those flying into New York City.  

Concierge services, international WiFi, an exclusive catering menu – and a bit of history to go with it;  Talon Air’s clientele are provided with access to both major and private jet airports all over the world, some of which have been named after historically significant individuals.  To book your private jet, please call (888) TALON-AIR or click Get A Quote today.