‘Amy Johnson’ Leeds Bradford Airport campaign launched

Amy Johnson

Online cheap flights specialist Netflights has launched a petition in the hopes of persuading Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA/EGNM) to rename the airport after Aviatrix Amy Johnson.

According to Netflights, the timing is right for the change as the airport has revealed updated plans for a brand new terminal to complete by 2023, a year that will mark the 120th anniversary year of Amy’s birth.

They also point out that she also has a local connection being born and raised in Hull, although Humberside (HUY/EGNJ) might have a stronger claim on that one!

Netflights says this is part of a wider campaign to get more women in aviation recognised and to get “more airports around the world adopt female eponyms”

It adds that “Leeds Bradford Airport has a unique opportunity to spearhead a UK-wide and then global initiative to close the gender airport eponym gap” and has called on the public to get behind its campaign.

The petition can be found here.

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