Little Rock airport name to change in honor of former US President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton

By on Mar 21, 2012 in International, Politics, Travel, United States Comments

The Little Rock airport in Arkansas is to be renamed after former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton, who is now the US Secretary of State, after being voted unanimously by the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission.

Former US President Bill Clinton (Right) and
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Image Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images

According to a press release by Little Rock National Airport on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, the name of the airport is to be changed to Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, to honor their contribution to the state.

As noted in the report, the commission cited the many contributions of former President Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton to Arkansas for more than three decades of service to the state and country as the reason for changing the airport’s name.

“The Clintons continue to have a major impact on our state and our local economy, and we believe renaming our airport in their honor is a fitting way to recognize their service and their position in Arkansas and our nation’s history.” Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission chairman Jim Dailey was quoted at

“We are grateful for this honor and for all that the people of Arkansas have done for us. And we look forward to many happy landings at the airport in the years ahead.” Former President Bill Clinton was quoted in a released statement, with the name change still to be approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

However, the commission noted that Adams Field, which is the name for the airport’s aeronautical operations named in honor of Captain George Geyer Adams, 154th Observation Squadron, Arkansas National Guard will not be changed.

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