The Indianapolis Airport Authority voted Friday morning to pursue changing the name of Mount Comfort Airport to Indianapolis Regional Airport.
A name change needs final approval from the Federal Aviation Administration and could take as long as two years to become final.
The authority thinks a new moniker for the Hancock County airport will signal to out-of-town pilots that Mount Comfort is convenient to the city and offers the level of service that private-jet travelers expect.
“Obviously, when we have so many folks who come into the city in 2012 for the Super Bowl, I think Mount Comfort will play a role in some of the airport traffic, and we would want the name to reflect the city,” authority spokeswoman Susan Sullivan said.
If the FAA approves the name change, the airport’s moniker would be similar to Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport in Fishers, another IAA reliever airport, and Indianapolis Executive Airport near Zionsville, which belongs to Hamilton County.