Lisbon Airport has changed name to Humberto Delgado Airport

Lisbon airport changes name to honour Portuguese “freedom fighter”

As of this past weekend Lisbon’s Portela airport – Portugal’s biggest and busiest airport – is now formally to be known as Humberto Delgado Airport.

the portuguese news logoThe name change aims to honour a notable figure of national political history of the twentieth century, and a figure of Portuguese civil aviation, recognising the unique role of General Humberto Delgado not only in the fight for freedom and democracy during the New State era, but also in the creation of modern commercial aviation in Portugal, ANA sais in a statement.

Read the whole story on The Portugal News

Click the picture to get Wikipedia: Humberto Delgado

Click the picture to get Wikipedia: Humberto Delgado

If you don’t the story about Humberto Delgado check out the Humberto Delgado and the freedom of the skies exhibition before you leave the airport

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