XNA changes name to Northwest Arkansas National Airport

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Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport is now known as Northwest Arkansas National Airport.

The airport board voted unanimously to approve the name change on Wednesday, according to a message posted to the airport’s Twitter account.

The airport’s three-letter code (XNA) will stay the same.

Officials have been discussing the possibility of changing the name since the airport began offering a variety of nationwide flight services, similar to other nearby airports such as Clinton National Airport in Little Rock and Springfield-Branson National Airport in Missouri.

XNA currently offers direct flights to 18 cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Chicago, Minneapolis and Atlanta. Direct service to Miami is expected to begin later this month.

Officials said the airport must now file paperwork regarding the name change with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and that it could be at least six months before the changes are implemented on signage.

XNA non-stop flight destinations

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