|Updated: 7/25/2012 9:01 am
||Published: 7/24/2012 5:32 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- The Bill and Hillary Clinton Airport Commission unveiled the airport's new logo Tuesday morning.
The new icon reinforces the Clinton name, as it creates a interwoven bold initial "C" formed by two jet contrails.
Officials say it represents President and Secretary Clinton's unique partnership.
Leaders also showed off the new high tech signs. They will help travelers find information on local restaurants, hotels, and events.
"We are the front door to the city and state so as people come in they see us for the first time and as they leave, they see us for the last time and we want to make sure they're welcomed and we want to make sure they come back," said Shane Carter, spokesman for the airport.
The signs will also enhance local and regional business advertisements.
Carter also told us planes are sometimes full for the direct flight to Washington, D.C.
Airport leaders say they believe it's because of the lower ticket prices. When the nonstop service first began earlier this year, it cost nearly $800. Now, prices have gone down dramatically, and can be as low as $250 roundtrip.
As a result, Arkansans are taking to the skies.
"I think Arkansans are taking advantage of that. It's certainly helping them not only with decreasing travel time but it's also allowing them to go to the nation's capital, conduct business, and come back within the same day if they choose," said Shane Carter, spokesman for the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.
Carter said the individual airlines decide the flight rates.