Former Cardiff councillor wants Cardiff Airport renamed

Cardiff Airport Terminal (Image: Cardiff Airport)

Former Cardiff councillor and UKIP candidate Mohammed Sarul Islam has called on the Welsh Government to rename Cardiff Airport to “Princess Diana International Airport”.

Mr Sarul Islam has started a Welsh Assembly petition calling for the change. The Assembly petitions committee requires 10 signatures to be considered in the Assembly, So far 16 people have signed it, including 1 from the United States.

He is currently the president of the Commonwealth Business and Investment Council for Wales and claims “rebranding the airport with such a well-known name would attract international customers”.

Previous calls to rename the airport have included “Dylan Thomas International” and “Sir Tom Jones International”.

A spokesperson for Cardiff Airport said “We have no plans to change our name”.

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