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Last updated 7:30PM ET
March 6, 2021
Birmingham Airport Gets New Name
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - The Birmingham Airport Authority has voted to change the name of the Birmingham International Airport to the Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport.

The name change was approved early Wednesday.

Mayor Larry Langford had been pushing to rename the airport in honor of prominent civil rights activist, the Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth. Langford said its an ``appropriate honor'' for Shuttlesworth.

The mayor also said he would like to continue to work with the authority to try to make the airport into a true ``international'' airport with flights to and from other countries.

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