Airport – How to name it?
When the Civil Aviation minister recently confirmed the opening date of new Airport, he also said that:
… Karnataka government has suggested the new airport be known as Bangalore International Airport … as … general policy, the name of the city is retained for naming … since … visitors in general, and foreign tourists in particular, find it easier to identify the airport when it is named after the city it services
Ah! How boring. And Mr Minister, the airport would serve a region, not just one city. Anyhow, why not Kempe Gowda Airport, Rajkumar Airport, or more historic Krishna Deva Raya Airport. Or call it Hoysala or Belur airport to create and sustain tourist interest?
Actually, I was a bit surprised to hear that state govt is happy calling it Bangalore Airport. I half expected them to push for Deve Gowda Airport or something. Okay, that was a bad dig, but hey, at least Bengalooru there and not the English Bangalore.
So how would you name it? I half expect the naming issue to surface as we get closer to launch.