The Real Madrid forward put on a brave face at the ceremony in Funchal, Madeira on Wednesday, though a man who prides himself so much on his winsome complexion cannot be best pleased with this particular artist's impression of him.
Ronaldo's fans and admirers didn't seem to mind too much as they posed for pictures after the official unveiling.
Cristiano Ronaldo is seen as a hero on the islands of Madeira, after moving on from his humble beginnings there to become one of the greatest footballers of modern times. As well as his museum and now his airport, Ronaldo has a hotel named for him as well.
After Portugal won Euro 2016 last summer, with Ronaldo captaining the side to their first-ever tournament triumph, the Madeira regional government mandated the airport's name-change – though critics argued that a more distinguished historical figure would have been more appropriate.
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, president of Portugal, insisted the tribute to Ronaldo was legitimate, as he was "an example of excellence [that] projects Madeira and Portugal across the world far more than anybody else".