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Airport Quiz – 50 Questions & Answers

Welcome to my airport quiz! This quiz about airports will sort the frequent fliers from the plane spotters – how much do YOU know about airport trivia?

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This airport quiz features an airport code quiz round, airport trivia, and some crazy true or falses from airports around the world.

Read on and you’ll find 50 airport quiz questions and answers from all around the world. 

Great if you’re looking for unusual airport quiz questions!

There are five rounds to this world airports quiz, so I hope you know your airport names and where they all are!

So, let’s crack on with the world airport quiz questions shall we?


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Oh, by the way, I have loads of other fun travel quizzes to do, once you’re done with this one. I’ll add the links at the end of the post too.

Good luck!

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Airport Quiz Round 1: General Trivia

How much airport trivia do YOU know? Let’s put it to the test…

1. King Fahd International Airport is the _________ airport in the world.

2. What continent is Novo Air Base, Novolazarevskaya Station located on?

3. The busiest airport in Africa is in what city?

4. Sydney is the busiest airport in the Australian continent with over 40 million annual passengers. What is the second busiest?

5. Which city holds the busiest airport in Germany?

6. Mexico City International Airport is the busiest in Latin America, but what airport is the busiest in South America?

7. What country has the oldest airport in the world?

8. The oldest international airport in Europe is in what country?

9. In the 1980s, American Airlines removed one ______ from each salad served in first class, saving $40,000.

10. Why are pilots and co pilots forced to eat different meals?

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Airport Quiz Round 2: Over / Under

Next up in the airports quiz, are the answers to the following statements over or under?

11. Over/under 200 square miles: size of King Fahd International Airport

12. Over/under 150 gates at Atlanta International Airport

13. Over/under 1920 when the oldest airport was established

14. “I’m going to Disneyworld!” Over/under 30 million people use Orlando International Airport annually

15. Over/under 12,000 feet above sea level for the highest commercial airport in the US at Telluride Regional Airport in Colorado

16. Over/under 1930 is when the world’s oldest airports KLM started

17. Over/under 10 seconds: how often Aircrafts take off at Chicago O’Hare

18. Over/under 10% of your taste buds are numbed while flying.

19. Over/ under 400 feet: The world’s tallest air traffic control tower at Thailand’s New Bangkok International Airport

20. Over/under: Passenger demand at Heathrow Airport was down by 70% in August 2020?

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Airport quiz round 3: Busiest Airports

Put these airports in order of how busy they are.

  • Dubai International Airport
  • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  • Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport
  • Beijing Capital International Airport
  • London Heathrow Airport
  • Tokyo Haneda Airport
  • Los Angeles International Airport
  • Shanghai Pudong International Airport
  • Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
  • Atlanta International Airport
  • Charles de Gaulle Airport

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Airport Quiz Round 4: Fun Airport Codes

All of these airports have fun three letter airport codes. Can you guess them in the airport code quiz?

31. Yuma, Arizona

32. Funafuti, Tuvalu

33. Bodo, Norway

34. Indulkana, Australia

35. Willow, Alaska

36. Oodnadatta, Australia

37. Coquimbo, Chile

38. Eek, Alaska

39. Beijing Capital International Airport

40. Los Angeles Airport

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Airport Quiz Round 5: True or False

More airport trivia, this time though – are the following statements true or false?

41. Two different airports in Spain have over 50 million annual passengers.

42. Luthansa invented business class in 1979.

43. Toronto ranks in the top 10 in annual passengers for North America.

44. You can drink alcohol anywhere you like in Nashville airport?

45. Hamburg Airport in Germany is the oldest airport that still operates today.

46. At 10 tons of caviar per year, KLM is the world’s largest purchaser of caviar.

47. Las Vegas (McCarran) International Airport, filled with its slot machines, is one of the top 20 busiest airports in the world.

48. JFK Airport was originally named Idlewild Airport

49. Los Angeles International Airport is rated the best airport in the world.

50. Airports will often sell lost luggage at auctions?


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Answers to the airport quiz

Read on to find out the real answers to the airport trivia above.

Airport Quiz Round 1: General Trivia

1. King Fahd International Airport is the _________ airport in the world.

Biggest by size.

2. What continent is Novo Air Base, Novolazarevskaya Station located on?

Antarctica

3. The busiest airport in Africa is in what city?

Johannesburg

4. Sydney is the busiest airport in the Australian continent with over 40 million annual passengers.  What is the second busiest?

Melbourne with over 37 million passengers.

5. Which city holds the busiest airport in Germany?

Frankfurt with over 69 million annual passengers.

6. Mexico City International Airport is the busiest in Latin America, but what airport is the busiest in South America?

Sao Paulo International Airport

7. What country has the oldest airport in the world?

USA with College Park Airport

8. The oldest international airport in Europe is in what country?

France. 1909 had Louis Bleriot carry out flights.

9. In the 1980s, American Airlines removed one ______ from each salad served in first class, saving $40,000.

Olive

10. Why are pilots and co pilots forced to eat different meals?

Food poisoning

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Airport Quiz Round 2: Over / Under

11. Over/under 200 square miles: size of King Fahd International Airport

Over: 301 square miles

12. Over/under 150 gates at Atlanta International Airport

Over: 192 gates

13. Over/under 1920 when the oldest airport was established

Under: 1909

14. “I’m going to Disneyworld!” Over/under 30 million people use Orlando International Airport annually

Over: 50 million people in 2019

15. Over/under 12,000 feet above sea level for the highest commercial airport in the US at Telluride Regional Airport in Colorado

Under: 9,070 feet

16. Over/under 1930 is when the world’s oldest airports KLM started

Under: 1919

17. Over/under 10 seconds: how often Aircrafts take off at Chicago O’Hare

Over: 37 seconds

18. Over/under 10% of your taste buds are numbed while flying.

Over: 33%

19. Over/ under 400 feet: The world’s tallest air traffic control tower at Thailand’s New Bangkok International Airport

Over: at 434 feet, and about as high as a 40-storey building

20. Over/under: Passenger demand at Heathrow Airport was down by 70% in August 2020?

Over, it was down 81.5% thanks to COVID-19

Round 3: 12 Busiest Airports in the World

Put these in order of how busy they are.

Most Passengers: 110 million in 2019

21. Atlanta International Airport

2nd Most Passengers: 100 million in 2019

22. Beijing Capital International Airport

3rd Most Passengers: 88 million in 2019

23. Los Angeles International Airport

4th Most Passengers: 86 million in 2019

24. Dubai International Airport

5th Most Passengers: 86 million in 2019

25. Tokyo Haneda Airport

6th Most Passengers: 84 million in 2019

26. O’Hare International Airport (Chicago)

7th Most Passengers: 80 million in 2019

27. London Heathrow Airport

8th Most Passengers: 76 million in 2019

28. Shanghai Pudong International Airport

9th Most Passengers: 76 million in 2019

29. Charles de Gaulle Airport

10th Most Passengers: 75 million in 2019

30. Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport

11th Most Passengers: 73 million in 2019

31. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

12th Most Passengers: 72 million in 2019

Airport Quiz Round 4: Fun Airport Codes

All of these airports have fun three letter airport codes. Can you guess them in the airport code quiz?

Questions 42-49

31. Yuma, Arizona

Answer: YUM

32. Funafuti, Tuvalu

Answer: FUN

33. Bodo, Norway

Answer: BOO

34. Indulkana, Australia

Answer: IDK

35. Willow, Alaska

Answer: WOW

36. Oodnadatta, Australia

Answer: ODD

37. Coquimbo, Chile

Answer: COW

38. Eek, Alaska

Answer: EEK

39. Beijing Capital International Airport

Answer: PEK

40. Los Angeles Airport

Answer: LAX

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Airport Quiz Round 5: True or False

41. Two different airports in Spain have over 50 million annual passengers.

True, Madrid and Barcelona

42. Luthansa invented business class in 1979.

False, it was Qantas.

43. Toronto ranks in the top 10 in annual passengers for North America.

True, 10th

44. You can drink alcohol anywhere you like in Nashville airport?

True

45. Hamburg Airport in Germany is the oldest airport that still operates today.

True.

46. At 10 tons of caviar per year, KLM is the world’s largest purchaser of caviar.

False. It is Lufthansa.

47. Las Vegas (McCarran) International Airport, filled with its slot machines, is one of the top 20 busiest airports in the world.

False, it is 30th. 

48. JFK Airport was originally named Idlewild Airport

True

49. Los Angeles International Airport is rated the best airport in the world.

False, it’s Singapore Changi Airport.

50. Airports will often sell lost luggage at auctions?

True!


And that’s the end of the airport quiz – how did you do?

Let me know in the comments below.

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