1940 Air Terminal Museum blog

Airport renamed!

Friday, December 7, 2012
Filed under: Blog entry (Home Page) by Blair

It was on this day December 6, 1938 that the City of Houston stopped using Howard Hughes’ name on  their Municipal Airport. According to guidelines for a federally funded airport, it could not be named for a living person. Originally named for Hughes on July 30th,  following his record breaking flight around the world, the name would last for only 4 months. The City of Houston had purchased the privately owned air field in June of 1937.