Louisville Airport Receives $6.6 Million

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 […]

Midwest Airlines Back In Louisville

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 […]

Layoffs Forthcoming At Airport Authority

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 […]

Compass Airlines Celebrates Maintenance Hub Opening

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 […]

Passenger Traffic Down At Louisville International Airport

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 […]