Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Henry County Airport (KHMP) name change approved

Atlanta Speedway Airport will be the new name of the Hampton airport facility adjacent to Atlanta Motor Speedway, after the Henry County Board of Commissioners approved the change April 18. The three-letter local identifier will be ASA if approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Georgia Department of Transportation.

In 2013 the county changed the facility’s name from Atlanta South Regional Airport to Henry County Airport. The current commissioners said the latest change will better serve the airport’s location within the Atlanta market, as it is the closest airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

AMS officials have indicated that they will allow the county to use the new name which identifies the airport more closely with the race track facility, and it will also help increase visibility around the United States for economic development purposes.

Original article can be found here: http://www.ajc.com

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