Despite a petition, despite several requests, despite growing pressure on the Memphis Airport Authoroties, the 'Elvis Presley Airport' name switch is not likely to happen. Marty Lacker just got a very clear letter from Larry Cox the Director of the Memphis airport regarding the new campaign.
The letter, published on the EER Website, states: "There are many people, Elvis Presley, Martin Luther King Jr., Danny Thomas, Fred Smith, E. W. “Ned” Cook and others, that have had major impacts on Memphis who are worthy to be considered if it is ever determined that the airport should be named for a person. The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority Board of Commissioners have determined that the airport’s name should remain Memphis International Airport. Elvis Presley and the other distinguished individuals are recognized in other ways by the airport and the community."