Miami-Dade County

Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport could change its name

Miami-Dade County’s Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport could get a new name Wednesday, if elected officials agree to re-christen the facility “Miami Executive Airport.”

The new name would improve the airport’s marketing potential and location recognition, which would help it attract more customers, according to airport tenants who voted in May for the change. Its airport code, TMB, would remain the same.

County commissioners will decide Wednesday whether to approve the name. Commissioner Juan C. Zapata, whose West Dade and West Kendall district includes the airport, is sponsoring the resolution.

The airport, which is more than 20 miles southwest of downtown Miami, is one of five general-aviation facilities owned and operated by the county aviation department. The department subsidizes Kendall-Tamiami and three other smaller airports, excluding Miami International.