Hungary's main airport, Ferihegy, will be renamed as Liszt Ferenc airport

Thursday, December 23, 2010


According to government sources, the main Hungarian airport, Ferihegy will be renamed as Liszt Ferenc airport in October 2011, at the latest, commemorating to the 200th birthday of one of the greatest Hungarian composers.

The goal is to bestow the new name upon the airport at the first half of 2011, during the rotating Hungarian presidency, said Géza Szőcs, the Secretary of Cultural Affairs.

“The idea popped out of my head in Warsaw a couple of years ago, when I saw that the Warsaw airport is called Chopin airport. Soon after, I raised the issue of renaming Ferihegy to several people,” said Géza Szőcs; then he added: it is quite common that big airports, around the world, have been wearing the names of famous artists or politicians.

(magyarhirlap.hu – hungarianambiance.com)

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