July 1, 2016 – Today, United Airlines is launching daily non-stop service between Lexington's Blue Grass Airport (LEX) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Service to Newark will provide passengers with access to the Big Apple via a short train or taxi ride.
"We are fortunate to add a hub destination that provides our customers with a gateway to New York City and connecting opportunities to many domestic and international destinations," said Eric Frankl, executive director of Blue Grass Airport. "This flight's excellent timing with international connections offers central Kentucky travelers convenient access to the global marketplace."
Newark Liberty International Airport is located only 14 miles from Manhattan, serving a significant role for passenger travel to the New York/Newark metropolitan area. United Airlines serves approximately 80 daily non-stop flights to more than 70 international destinations from Newark.
Flights from Lexington will operate on a 50-seat regional jet. Lexington travelers now have the choice of traveling to three United hubs, including Chicago O'Hare, Houston and Newark. Tickets can be purchased at united.com.
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