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LouisvilleKY Airport Authority Receives $24.4 Million from Federal Aviation Administration

LOUISVILLE, KY  – The Louisville Regional Airport Authority has received $24.4 million in airport infrastructure grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The FAA awarded $586 million in airport infrastructure grants, as part of the total $3.18 billion in AIP funding for airports across the United States. Louisville International Airport (SDF) received $23,305,246 in grants and Bowman Field (LOU) received $1,172,498 in grants. The grants will be used for various improvements at both airports. “Louisville is the third busiest cargo airport in the United States and operating a safe and efficient airport is vital…


Southwest Airlines announces new nonstop service from LouisvilleKY to Dallas

LouisvilleKY., – Southwest Airlines has announced new daily nonstop service between Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Dallas Love Field (DAL) beginning January 7, 2019. The airline will operate the flight using 143-seat Boeing 737 aircraft. “We are excited to see Southwest supporting the demand for new service in Louisville by adding two new routes in a matter of months,” said Dan Mann, Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. “The morning departure and evening return schedule of this flight make it convenient for those travelers who have business in the Dallas-area, as well as a variety of options for…


Frontier Celebrates LouisvilleKY Return with Nonstop Service to Denver

LOUISVILLE, KY (May 7, 2018) – Today Frontier Airlines celebrated its return to Louisville International Airport (SDF) with the beginning of new, nonstop service to Denver International Airport (DEN). With this service, additional connections are available to select cities across the Frontier network. Nonstop flights to Denver will be offered four times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, using a 180 or 186-seat Airbus A320. “We’re excited to welcome Frontier Airlines back to the Louisville International Airport, showing the continued growth in our market,” said Dan Mann, executive director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. “This is a great…


LouisvilleKY has a new Airline

LOUISVILLE, KY. May 19, 2017 — ALLEGIANT has officially launched service from Louisville. TO CELEBRATE, THE COMPANY, KNOWN FOR ITS EXCEPTIONAL TRAVEL DEALS, IS OFFERING ONE-WAY FARES ON THE NEW ROUTES FOR AS LOW AS $53.* “We’re thrilled to begin service in Louisville today, a brand new city on the Allegiant route map,” said Lukas Johnson, Allegiant senior vice president of commercial. “We’re excited to kick off the summer travel season with affordable, nonstop flights to sunny Fort Lauderdale.” Service beginning from Louisville International Airport (SDF) includes: * FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA VIA FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (FLL) – year-round service begins May…


Allegiant to start flying out of LouisvilleKY this year

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Jan. 10, 2017 — Allegiant(NASDAQ: ALGT) today rings in the new year by announcing service to a new city – Louisville, Kentucky. To celebrate, the company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering one-way fares on the new routes for as low as $44.* “We’re thrilled to announce our arrival in a brand new city to begin the new year,” said Jude Bricker, Allegiant chief operating officer. “We’re sure that Louisville travelers will take advantage of our nonstop, ultra-low fare service to the six sunny vacation destinations we’re announcing today.” Routes added to Louisville International Airport (SDF)…


GLI’s Regional Air Coalition Secures Two More Nonstop Destinations for LouisvilleKY

  (Louisville) – Kansas City and Raleigh-Durham are the latest cities added to a growing list of nonstop destinations offered in and out of Louisville International Airport (SDF). Greater Louisville Inc.’s Regional Air Coalition (RAC), in conjunction with the Louisville Regional Airport Authority (LRAA) announced the new OneJet flights this morning inside Louisville International Airport just as OneJet’s first nonstop flight from Pittsburgh touched down.  Daily flights to Kansas City and Raleigh-Durham are scheduled to begin in October.   “Our business partners asked and we got the job done,” GLI President and CEO Kent Oyler said. “Those three new nonstop…

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HMSHost Wins Restaurant Contract at Louisville International Airport

  LOUISVILLE, KY— Louisville is known for many things, from the Kentucky Derby, to where the majority of the world’s bourbon is made. Now it will also be known for a remarkable airport dining experience as global restaurateur HMSHost and its subtenant partner Tinsley Family Concessions was awarded an 8-year contract to expand restaurant services in Louisville International Airport. This new contract is valued at nearly $110 million and will coincide with the airport’s Terminal Enhancement Project. HMSHost and Tinsley will operate a combined 11 dining venues, welcoming travelers with a mix of new locally inspired restaurants and national favorites….

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Come on down!

Slowly but surely, Louisville is getting away from it’s “fly-over country” status. Two of these smoke-in-the-cockpit emergency landings in a week makes us quite the meet, greet and extinguish hub! Ya’ll come back now, hear?   Glad everything went smoothly and no one was hurt. And yes, I still call it Standiford Field.