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Record number of passengers at Blue Grass Airport in 2015

More than 1.2 million passengers used airport

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 27, 2016) — For the second consecutive year Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport had a record number of passengers. Last year 1,245,251 passengers passed through the airport, a 3 percent increase over 2014.

airport“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.

Airport board adds members

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Airport Board added Russ Hensley and Don Mosier as new members. Hensley and Mosier will serve four-year terms, replacing outgoing board members Roszalyn Akins and Nancy Wiser.

Hensley is a council member with Lexington’s Urban County Council and is CEO of Shatterbox, a multidisciplinary design firm based in Lexington and Louisville.

Mosier is chief operating officer and executive vice president of East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc.