After the death of Adolfo Suarez, which occurred last Sunday, the Ministry of Development, at the proposal of the Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, has approved a ministerial order to change the official name of the Madrid-Barajas airport, which will be renamed Adolfo Suárez airport, Madrid-Barajas.
According to the government statement, the objective of this name change is honor the memory of the deceased president at 81 years of age for the role he has played in the history of Spain:
President Adolfo Suárez has played a fundamental role in the history of Spain. His moral stature and sense of State have been key in the success of the Spanish Transition and Democracy. His work was essential to complete one of the greatest achievements achieved by Spain as a country: the Spanish Constitution of 1978.
The first president of democracy
In addition, in the statement, Fomento highlights that "to honor his memory, expressions of recognition and respect for the greatness, the effort and the historical role of the first president of our democracy ».
Airports dedicated to people
It will be the second Spanish airport that contains its own name in its name, since the Granada-Jaén airport has been called since 2006 Federico García Lorca. Furthermore, although the name is not official, there are two other people who are associated with the name of two airports: Pablo Ruiz Picasso, with the Malaga airport; and Reina Sofía, with the one from Tenerife Sur.
Outside of Spain there are many airports dedicated to politicians important, such as the John Fitzgerald Kennedy airport in New York, the Charles de Gaulle in Paris, the Indira Gandhi in New Delhi, the Ataturk in Istanbul or the Benito Juárez in Mexico D.F.
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