Arkansas airport to be renamed for Bill and Hillary Clinton

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“Bill and Hillary Clinton not only devoted years of service to Arkansas, but have served the nation as a two-term President, and as First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State — that’s a legacy of which all Arkansans can be proud,” Jim Dailey, chairman of the airport commission, said in a statement. “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.”

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.”