The BBC has reported today that tiny little Oxford Airport, 60 miles from London, has changed its name to London Oxford Airport in the hope that the rebranding would "raise its international profile". The airport is in Kidlington, a large village which is just about big enough to feature on Wikipedia but whose entire population would fit into Wembley Stadium more than six times over.
Claire Prosser, policy executive of the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce is reported as saying that this was a "good idea" which could benefit the whole region:
"Oxford and Oxfordshire is a place in its own right but you're linking tourism and business and it's an excellent business opportunity. We appreciate most orbital London airports are never that close, this shouldn't be that different".Left: Kidlington offers special facilities for planes too small to land at Heathrow