LEXINGTON, Ky. — The style, glitz and glamour of Miami, Fla. is now just a non-stop flight away from Central Kentucky. Beginning Nov. 7, 2020, American Airlines will begin seasonal service on Saturdays between Blue Grass Airport (LEX) and Miami International Airport (MIA). Service will be offered weekly through April 3, 2021.
Offered on a 50-seat regional jet, this non-stop service not only provides access to the city of Miami and its picturesque beaches but also serves as an international hub for travel to the Caribbean and Latin America. Vacationers will have connecting service to hot destinations such as the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Costa Rica, Cancun and Cozumel. By the afternoon, travelers can be sitting on these tropical beaches for a one-of-kind vacation experience.
“We know how important access to Miami is, especially during the cold winter months,” said Brian Znotins, American’s vice president of network planning. “Non-stop flights to MIA mean just one stop to the Caribbean and Latin America for beautiful escapes, and we look forward to providing that convenience for our customers in Lexington.”
Tickets for this new service are available for purchase immediately at www.aa.com. Details pertaining to the flight include:
“We are so fortunate to receive this excellent news during a time when air service is challenged globally,” said Eric Frankl, executive director of Blue Grass Airport. “When our passengers are ready, we hope they will take advantage of this opportunity to travel and enjoy the sophistication of Miami and destinations beyond. American Airlines continues to be an excellent partner with our local community and supports both business and leisure travelers with access to their major hubs.”
For those passengers who have not traveled during COVID-19, Blue Grass Airport is taking extra precautions to create a healthy environment for air travel. This includes intensive cleaning and disinfecting of airport facilities, plenty of hand sanitizing stations, plexiglass shields at service counters and shops, mask requirements, social distancing markers and frequent signage reminders with healthy travel tips. Passengers are encouraged to check-in via their mobile apps and should meet friends/family outside the terminal to allow more social distancing space inside for fellow passengers. For more information regarding travel during COVID-19, the airport has a specially designated section on its website with all of the latest announcements: www.bluegrassairport.com/covid19.html.
Through the American Clean Commitment, the airline is protecting passengers’ health during the pandemic with multiple layers of protection, including enhanced cleaning of American’s spaces in airports and its airplanes and enforcement of its face coverings policy. And in the coming months, American will be the first U.S. airline to start deploying SurfaceWise2, a breakthrough EPA-approved antiviral protectant. This antimicrobial surface coating will help protect passengers and crew members against transmission via surfaces particularly on high-touch areas such as seats, armrests, tray tables and overhead bin doors.