Test Your Knowledge: Airports Quiz

By: Nathan Chandler

Test Your Knowledge: Airports Quiz
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About This Quiz

Airports are the weird in-between places where humans wander during their journeys. How much do you know about the world's airports?
Which American airport has the most travelers per year?
Los Angeles International
Chicago O'Hare International
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
The airport code for Atlanta is ATL.

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Which airport has a nine-hole golf course?
Phoenix
Hong Kong
The course is even approved by the United States Golf Association.
Heathrow

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Which airport uses the PEK code?
Singapore Changi
Beijing Capital International
You can fly to around 120 destinations from this airport.
Tokyo Haneda

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In which country is the Suvarnabhumi Airport?
Thailand
By total area, this is the largest airport on Earth.
India
Bangladesh

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Which city has the fourth busiest airport in the world?
Atlanta
Chicago
Chicago O'Hare has eight active runways.
Los Angeles

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IAH is the airport code for which facility?
Seoul Incheon International
Indira Gandhi International
George Bush Intercontinental
This one is located in Houston.

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In terms of total passengers, where does Dallas/Fort Worth International rank?
fifth
eighth
tenth
More than 64 million travelers pass through the gates at DFW each year.

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Which airport has a receptacle for unused marijuana?
Colorado Springs
Other airports have also installed boxes that give travelers "amnesty" instead of risking flights with weed.
Amsterdam
Seattle-Tacoma International

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What is the busiest airport in the world?
London Heathrow
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
Atlanta came in just ahead of Beijing.
Beijing Capital International

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How many passengers traveled through Atlanta's airport in 2015?
10 million
50 million
100 million
That number represents a more than 5% increase over 2014.

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At peak times, how many flights per hour can the Hong Kong airport handle?
about 70
That's more than one plane per minute.
about 120
about 220

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In which country is the airport that was originally named Yesilkoy Airport?
Syria
Greece
Turkey
It's now known as Ataturk, the site of a major terrorist attack in June 2016.

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Which airport has a coat check facility in the event that you are heading to a warm location?
New York JFK
A related app captures a picture of you and your coat so that it is ready on your return.
Munich Airport
London Gatwick

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How many gates are there at Pittsburgh International Airport?
70
50
The airport has about 150 flights per day.
90

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Which country has an airport built on an artificial island?
Taiwan
Japan
Kansai International is so large (2.5 by 1.6 miles) that you could see it from space.
Indonesia

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How long is the runway at Juancho E Yrausquin Airport?
1,300 feet
It is one of the shortest commercial runways in the world.
1.3 miles
13 miles

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Which airport has a runway intersecting with a major highway?
Gibraltar
Planes alternate with cars; limited land space is the reason for this configuration.
Barcelona El-Prat
Narita International

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In which country is the Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport?
Chile
Brazil
Nearly 40 million people pass through this airport every year.
Japan

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In what year was London Heathrow first opened as an airfield?
1919
1929
It was greatly expanded for military purposes but World War II ended before its completion.
1939

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Which country is the only one with an airport featuring a beach runway with regularly scheduled traffic?
Scotland
And yes, the runway is affected by the incoming tides.
Bahamas
Jamaica

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Which airport handled the most international traffic in 2015?
Chicago O'Hare
Dubai
Dubai's international traffic is ahead of even London Heathrow.
London Heathrow

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In what year did the number of passengers at McCarran International (Las Vegas) plummet?
1971
2008
The Great Recession led to two years of major declines at the airport.
1999

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How many terminals are there at Charles de Gaulle airport?
three
A light rail system connects all three.
four
five

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Where will you find the world's tallest air-traffic control tower?
Hong Kong International
New York La Guardia
Suvarnabhumi Airport
It is more than 40 stories high.

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Why were all flights at London Heathrow suspended for nearly a week in April 2010?
political protests
volcanic eruption
Volcanic ash from Iceland disrupted flights all over Europe.
terrorist threat

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What's the world's biggest air cargo hub?
Philadelphia
Los Angeles
Hong Kong
The second largest is in the United States, in Memphis.

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In which city is the busiest Canadian airport?
Vancouver
Toronto
About 40 million people fly to and from this location in Mississauga, Ontario.
Winnipeg

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To how many countries can you fly from the Munich Airport?
66
Behind Frankfurt, it is the second-busiest airport in Germany.
98
110

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Which airport has more international destinations than any other?
Los Angeles
Frankfurt
Pass through Frankfurt and you can fly to any of 113 countries.
London Heathrow

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What's in the middle of the airstrip at Courchevel International?
a hill
The hill has a grade of nearly 19%, making it a tricky landing even for experienced pilots.
a curve
a speed bump

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You Got:
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