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Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport sets record, serves nearly 1.5 million passengers during 2019

A record number of passengers traveled through Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport in 2019. As the primary air transportation provider for Central Kentucky, Blue Grass Airport saw 1,465,049 total passengers — enplanements of 735,564 and deplanements of 729,485. This is a 7.6 percent total passenger increase over 2018 and is the eighth consecutive year the airport has seen a record number of travelers. The...

Allegiant grows again at CVG, announces two new destinations coming — to L.A. and Raleigh-Durham

Allegiant has announced new, nonstop flights connecting Cincinnati to Los Angeles and the Raleigh/Durham area of North Carolina. “We are proud to be growing again in Cincinnati. These new routes from CVG show that local travelers have continued to embrace Allegiant’s unique brand of ultra-low-cost fares and nonstop service to destinations around the country,” said Lukas Johnson, Allegiant senior...

Non-stop flights from Lexington to Savannah/Hilton Head on Allegiant resume Thursday

Allegiant’s non-stop flights from Blue Grass Airport (LEX) to Savannah/Hilton Head (SAV) resume April 13. The Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is located near both destinations Frequently named as one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Savannah offers scenic views of emerald tree canopies, quaint cobblestone streets and magnificent architecture. And, the perfect way to end...

Allegiant announces low fares on new non-stop flight from CVG to Denver starting in June

Allegiant announced new nonstop service to Denver International Airport (DEN) from Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). To celebrate, the company, known for its ultra-low fares, is offering one-way fares on the route for as low as $28.   “We know that Cincinnati travelers are smarter than the average bear when it comes to finding a good deal,” said Lukas Johnson, Allegiant...

Blue Grass Airport sets new passenger record in 2016, exceeding 1.3 million customers

A record number of passengers traveled through Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport in 2016. As the primary air transportation provider for central Kentucky, Blue Grass Airport saw 1,309,765 passengers. This is a 5.5 percent increase over last year and is the third consecutive year the airport has seen a record number of travelers. “As we celebrate 70 years of commercial air service at Blue...

Allegiant rewards one millionth passenger to fly out of CVG with free fights, parking for a year

Allegiant thanked its one-millionth passenger to fly out of the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) Wednesday with free flights on Allegiant and parking provided by CVG for a year. The lucky winner was on board a 1:45 p.m. flight to Orlando. Each of the remaining passengers also received a huge surprise – two free round-trip ticket vouchers. “Allegiant began flying out of...

Allegiant begins season nonstop flights from Lexington to Baltimore, Savannah this week

Allegiant launched new, nonstop service from Lexington, Kentucky to Baltimore / Washington D.C. and Savannah / Hilton Head this week. To mark the new service, the company, known for its travel deals, is offering one-way fares on the new routes for as low as $39. “Allegiant is excited to provide Lexington area travelers with an ultra-low-cost option to visit these renowned destinations,” said Jude...

With more than $1.2 million passengers in 2014, Blue Grass Airport sets new record

Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport set a new annual passenger record in 2014, with a total of 1,209,327 passengers. That’s the highest passenger count Lexington has seen in the airport’s 68-year history.   The last record for Blue Grass Airport was set in 2004 with a total of 1,168,397 passengers.   The year 2014 saw an increase of 9.5 percent total passengers from 2013. Airport officials...

Allegiant announces it will add twice-weekly service to New Orleans starting in February

Allegiant Travel Company announced the addition of new service from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to New Orleans (MSY) with passengers able to book travel for as low as $85 one-way.   “As Allegiant’s fastest growing market in their 15 year history, we are thrilled Allegiant is continuing to expand at CVG,” said Candace McGraw, chief executive officer, Cincinnati/Northern...