Passengers at the Louisville International Airport may be the first to pass through new security scanners that were activated over the weekend. Both Louisville and Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport are the latest to receive the new body scanners, which around 140 airports already have in place. When passengers pass through the scanners, they’ll be able… Continue reading New Security Scanners Active in Louisville International Airport
The Transportation Security Administration is installing new security scanners at several airports around the country in the upcoming weeks including the Louisville and Lexington airports. Nearly 140 airports have already made the switch to one of two scanner types in the last few years. Both devices scan the entire body but only one displays a… Continue reading Louisville, Lexington Airports Install New Security Scanners Soon
The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky and Indianapolis airports are joining the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) new PreCheck program. Eligible fliers on American and Delta and certain members of Customs and Border Protection’s Trusted Traveler programs will have the chance to move more quickly through security screening by registering ahead of time with the TSA and its member airlines,… Continue reading Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky and Indianapolis Airports Join TSA Quick-Screen Program
Louisville is slated to receive new airport passenger scanning equipment. The Transportation Security Administration will send 300 of the $150,000 Advanced Imaging Technology machines to 16 cities. The devices are full body scanners, but are different from the controversial backscatter machines that project an image of passengers’ bodies onto a screen for TSA officials to… Continue reading New Scanners Coming to Louisville Airport
The storm moving across the country is causing cancellations at many airports in the midwest, and flights in and out of Louisville have been delayed due to problems in other cities.
Louisville is not an air hub, and airport spokesperson Trish Burke says that greatly reduces any local difficulties.
Authority members noted Abramson’s work on the $800 million airport expansion in the 1980s. Board chair Phil Lynch said the project could have cost Abramson his career.
“We’d like to see the planes run at 75%, which is about 25 people-per flight,” says sales manager Clay Meek. “And we’ve been coming close to those numbers, depending on the days. But as we go forward, it looks to be a very successful launch so far.”
Vision Airlines has flown charter planes out of Louisville and other cities for years, but will begin offering commercial flights in two months. Director of sales Clay Meek says the first flights will be on 32-passenger planes, but that could change.
More than half of the grant will go toward Louisville International Airport’s continuous relocation program for residents affected by noise following the airport’s expansion. The rest of the money will go toward upgrades at the airport, among them, a taxiway that will accommodate larger cargo and passenger aircraft. Airport authority chairman Phil Lynch says the grant will also be used to replace aging snow removal equipment.
2009 was a tough year for many businesses and families, and it was no different for the Louisville Regional Airport Authority, which runs Louisville International Airport and Bowman Field. Executive Director Skip Miller says the economy has forced everyone to tweak budgets. “We deferred and reduced our capital major maintenance budgets for 2010 by over… Continue reading Airport Authority Says 2009 Was a Tough Year