January 27, 2016 – A record number of passengers traveled through Lexington's Blue Grass Airport in 2015. As the primary air transportation provider for central Kentucky, Blue Grass Airport saw 1,245,251 passengers. This is a 3% increase over last year and is the second consecutive year the airport has seen a record number of travelers.
"We are pleased that Blue Grass Airport continues to serve as an economic catalyst for our region," said Eric Frankl, executive director of Blue Grass Airport. "We are fortunate for the strong relationships we have with our airline partners, who serve our region well. Allegiant, American, Delta and United have invested in our community and continue to maintain and grow their flight offerings. We are grateful for their commitment and the support of our local business and leisure travelers."
Blue Grass Airport attributes the growth to multiple factors. In 2015, the airport served as the gateway to visitors (and horses) from around the world as Keeneland Race Course hosted the Breeders' Cup World Championships. In addition to this event, the airport has seen the airlines upgrade the size of several of its airplanes to accommodate more passengers and provide First-Class service. Plus, the addition of flights to Myrtle Beach on Allegiant and Philadelphia flights on American Airlines have provided travelers with more options than ever before.
The year 2016 is off to an encouraging start with the mid-January announcement of new seasonal flights to Savannah/Hilton Head and Baltimore/Washington on Allegiant. Air service at Blue Grass Airport is at an all-time high with 17 non-stop destinations on its route map, more than the airport has ever experienced in its 69-year history.
Blue Grass Airport, located in Lexington, Kentucky, is served by four major airlines providing convenient non-stop service to 17 cities and connecting service to hundreds of destinations worldwide. Receive the latest airport news by liking us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bluegrassairport or following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bgairport.