The airport, which is undergoing a $67 million renovation with the goal of becoming an international hub, will be called the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.
Bill Clinton served as the governor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981, and then again from 1983 to 1992, before launching a successful bid for the White House. Hillary Clinton was a prominent lawyer in the state.
“We are grateful for this honor and for all that the people of Arkansas have done for us,” Bill Clinton said in a statement. “We look forward to many happy landings at the airport in the years ahead.”