City Of Louisville To Rename Airport After Muhammed Ali
The city of Louisville has remained its airport after legendary boxer, Muhammad Ali.
The airport, will now be known as Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport.
Mayor of the City, Greg Fischer said.
“Muhammad Ali belonged to the world, but he only had one hometown, and fortunately, that is our great city of Louisville.
“Muhammad became one of the most well-known people to ever walk the Earth and has left a legacy of humanitarianism and athleticism that has inspired billions of people.
“It is important that we, as a city, further champion The Champ’s legacy,” Fischer continued. “And the airport renaming is a wonderful next step.”
Despite the name change and FAA approval, the SDF code for the airport will not change.
Lonnie Ali, Muhammad Ali’s widow said:
“I am happy that visitors from far and wide who travel to Louisville will have another touch point to Muhammad and be reminded of his open and inclusive nature, which is reflective of our city,” she said in a news release. “Muhammad was a global citizen, but he never forgot the city that gave him his start. It is a fitting testament to his legacy.”
The boxer, formerly known as Cassius Clay’s statue will not be erected at the airport due to his Muslim faith.