352 airports are named after high flying individuals. Only 16 woman are included. Who are they?
According to analysis compiled by flight comparability web site Neflights, there 352 airports globally recognized as having adopted eponyms – i.e. named after individuals.
For instance, Pisa’s Galileo Airport, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport. These all have one thing in frequent – they’re all named after males.
Only 15 are named solely after girls – that’s a measly 4.3 per cent. Even Hillary Clinton shares the honour together with her husband, Bill Clinton.
Turns out that the US has three airports named after girls, greater than another nation. Do observe, that solely two of those are solely named after girls (the third being the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport).
So what makes a woman eligible for this accolade?
Being a queen will increase your possibilities of getting an airport named after you – six out of the 16 girls to have airports named after them are from royalty (38%).
Having a political profession is a bonus. On each main continent, besides Australasia, politicians have probably the most airports named after them. Along with aviation, it’s the second hottest subject for girls – three out of the 16 girls who’ve had airports named after them have had a profession in politics.
European airports like artists. The Arts is the second hottest subject in Europe for airport naming conventions – 20 per cent of eponymous airports on the continent is named after painters, poets, musicians and the like (nevertheless, no European airports are named after girls).
Andrew Shelton, Managing Director at Netflights, stated:
As properly as being a supply of civic satisfaction and examples of engineering marvels, airports are additionally symbolic of human achievement. Rightly so, airport house owners have chosen to call their services after individuals of observe to rejoice their lives – from musicians to politicians.
“But we expect the truth that so few of them recognise the achievements of girls – particularly those that have contributed to the sector of aviation – must be rectified. Airports needs to be ‘fairports’ – one thing that belongs to everybody, and the place everybody feels equal.
Which girls have airports named after them?