In a bid to increase tourism into the village, Harold Tourist Board (HTA) have applied to BAA to have a major airport renamed. With the tradition of airports being named after a place they are nowhere near, the HTA are looking to change a well-known airport to Harold Heathrow.
“We have been looking at ways to increase the amount of foreign visitors coming to the village on holiday” the HTA said in a statement. “Someone suggested building an airport and calling it London Harold, but that would have been far too expensive.
“So instead we have opted for having our name attached to Heathrow. And let’s be honest, London has enough airports for one city; London city airport, London; London Gatwick Airport, West Sussex; London Luton, Bedfordshire; London Stansted, Essex and even London Oxford Airport. All we want is one.”
The battles for airport names has become more obscure with Doncaster re-writing history just to claim to be the home Robin Hood. The odd naming practices have been blamed on Budget airlines wanting to pretend a £10 return ticket can take you somewhere as popular as Barcelona, by flying you to Barcelona Southend Airport.
The chances of getting the name Harold Heathrow are slim, however alternatives have been suggested, as a spokesman for the HTB told us.
“We are looking to get our name on Edinburgh, Belfast or Cardiff airports as alternatives, but have drawn the line at a more local option. We may be able to convince people we are near Northern Ireland, but nobody would believe we’d volunteer to be associated with Luton.”