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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 attribute a portion of this growth to new flights added in 2014. For example, American Airlines began three daily nonstop flights between Lexington and Philadelphia, and Allegiant added seasonal Myrtle Beach service.

“This is certainly great news for our community and we definitely want to thank all of our airline partners—American/US Airways, Delta, United and Allegiant,” said Eric Frankl, executive director at Blue Grass Airport. “This would not have been possible without the commitment from the Airport Board to oversee the airport in an efficient, business-like manner or without the members of the business community and universities that continue to utilize Blue Grass Airport. Finally, I believe this record passenger activity is also a reflection of the overall economic vibrancy of the Bluegrass region.”

From Blue Grass Airport

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