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CVG adds destinations, employs diverse strategy to utilize assets and position for the future

By Mark  Hansel NKyTribune managing editor With the launch of United Airlines’ nonstop service to San Francisco Thursday, it may seem that Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is adding another route every few days. That’s because airlines are increasingly finding CVG an attractive option when looking to add destinations. The United Airlines launch follows the entry of Southwest...

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...

Delta Air Lines to add year-round, non-stop service to Minneapolis at Bluegrass Airport

Blue Grass Airport (LEX) and Delta Air Lines announced Tuesday that Lexington will soon have non-stop, year-round service to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), beginning on Oct. 29, 2016. Currently offered seasonally from June through October, the Twin Cities has been a strong destination for the Lexington community and serves as a connection point to international destinations. The...

And she’s off! Cassie Rickerson hits the road as Children’s Miracle Network ambassador

  Eight-year-old Cassie Rickerson of Lexington has kicked off the first leg of her Champions Ambassador Tour for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.   Cassie Rickerson (Photo from UKNow) Cassie, a Kentucky Children’s Hospital patient, traveled to Atlanta with 52 other “champion” children who have personally benefited from donations to the charity and exemplify how vital community...