Paying for vital upgrades, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., announced that the Louisville International Airport is receiving $6.6 million from the Federal Aviation Administration for a new construction project. The federal funds will go toward completing work on the Taxiway Alpha project, which is designed to ensure the terminal can handle the largest and newest… Continue reading Louisville Airport Receives $6.6 Million
The projects include relocating part of Crittenden Drive to make way for a wider taxiway on the west runway.
In its latest statement, the National Weather Service predicts patches of light freezing rain or freezing drizzle will continue through the late morning and into the afternoon hours. This follows more significant ice accumulations overnight.
Trish Burke at Louisville International Airport says holiday fliers can make their trip less complicated by planning ahead.
Kentucky’s three major airports are in no danger of going out of business, but their operators would like to see more passengers coming through the doors. They say economic incentives may be one way to make that happen.
Midwest Airlines has returned to Louisville International Airport after a nearly one-year absence. Midwest pulled out of Louisville after 17 years last September as part of a larger reduction in service triggered by higher fuel prices and the struggling national economy, but this week the company resumed non-stop service to Milwaukee. Company Vice-President Greg… Continue reading Midwest Airlines Back In Louisville
The head of Louisville’s Regional Airport Authority says sagging revenues will force the authority to make some deep cuts in its budget for the next fiscal year, including some layoffs. Executive Director Skip Miller says the aviation industry has been reeling over the past year from unstable fuel prices and the national recession. “All of… Continue reading Layoffs Forthcoming At Airport Authority
Compass Airlines celebrated the opening of its maintenance hub today at Louisville International Airport. The airline is a carrier of Delta Connection, and selected Louisville in 2007 as the site of its maintenance facility. Compass Airlines President Tim Campbell says the airline industry is getting increasingly competitive, and Compass took that into consideration when choosing… Continue reading Compass Airlines Celebrates Maintenance Hub Opening
The executive director of Louisville’s Regional Airport Authority says passenger traffic in 2008 at Louisville International Airport was down about 3.5%. But Skip Miller says that number is relatively low, given the year’s economic volatility, and the airport was coming off a strong performance the previous year. “Keep in mind that 2007 was the third… Continue reading Passenger Traffic Down At Louisville International Airport