A great honour for any author (sure, he was also President of the country - but still). I hope there will be a bookstore in this section of the airport, with many books by many Czech authors [hint]. And also a nice international array [hint again].
Of course, it would have also been great to name the airport after Franz Kafka. He was, after all, the first person to ever describe an air show in a newspaper.
To that end, if you have never seen this following spoof of a couple years ago - fly away.
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Havel's name up at Prague Airport's terminal 3
The renaming will officially take place on 5 October. (ČTK)
Prague, Sept 17 (CTK) -
A new name of the Prague international airport, the Vaclav Havel Airport, will for the first time appear at the third terminal, used for private flights, this afternoon, airport spokeswoman Eva Krejci told CTK yesterday.
The remaining two terminals should bear the signs with the name of the late Czech president Havel at the end of the week, Krejci said.
The first letters should be visible on Thursday and Friday.
All construction works should be completed by the end of September, Krejci added.
The name of the Prague airport should be officially changed on October 5, the anniversary day of Havel's birth in 1936.
Apart from the panel with the name, the airport's official printed material must change, too, along with the names of public transport stops and audio information on buses to the airport.