The Czech Republic’s main international airport has been renamed to Vaclav Havel Airport Prague to honor the late Czech president, playwright and dissident who died last December.

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The international airport is located 30 minutes outside the city center. Photo by Lyn Gately.

The renaming ceremony was scheduled for this Friday to coincide with the anniversary of Mr. Havel’s birth on Oct. 5th, 1936.